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Leila's bistro

700 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
215 589-0736
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Ranked #8 of 51 Restaurants in Jenkintown
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Philadelphia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband took me to Leila's Bistro for my birthday. We've looked in the window a few times but had not entered till last night. For a bitter cold Thursday night ,the place was full. It is a small restaurant, cozy and comfy. We had a yummy meal. We shared linguini with wild mushrooms and an arugula salad. For entree's... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was good. $14.00 for 3 very small scallops was disappointing. We were told the apple pie was homemade but everyone at the table thought it tasted exactly like a warehouse club. We didn't see the value here, but others may.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

First time there,very charming and cozy. Food very good,but that's where it ends. Don't go there hungry,portions are appetizer size. My husband and I ordered the scallops as an appetizer to split, we got 1 sea scallop each at a cost of $7.00, that's $14.00 for two scallops, really!!! My husband ordered the duck which was very good but not... More 

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Leilas is such a nice change from all the other places in the area and always delivers great food and a relaxing evening. I always enjoy trying dishes we do not usually do at home and Leilas does an exceptional job with the duck breast and their French dishes it has taken over our need to go downtown for fine... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Leila's Bistro has been a dining destination in Jenkintown for almost three years now. The cozy 28 seat BYOB Bistro serves French inspired American fare. Their menu changes seasonally, which has lead to me dining here many times. The current standout dishes on their menu include the pan roasted scallops with sweet corn puree, corn salad and chorizo; the braised... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Food here was very good, but portions are very very small. Had escargot and short ribs. Not a huge eater but still left hungry. BYOB. Very small space so tends to be a tad noisy.

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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was our first visit. The Roasted Tomato Soup was excellent. We both ordered the duck breast, which was specified to be medium rare, but came out rather medium, and the reduction could have been thicker. However, the black risotto and all vegetables were all very good. Some might say the place is a little expensive for the suburbs, but... More 

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

"Good things come in small packages", as the saying goes, and it certainly does apply here. The owner-chef's special attention is apparent in both the food and the ambiance. The "out of the shell" escargot were seasoned just right, as was the Corvina we ordered. Service was prompt, but not rushed, and you can b.y.o.b. We were fortunate enough to... More 

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Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have family members who really love this place but it really didn't wow me at all. The "French onion soup" was particularly unloved by me. It was apparently pureed and that made the texture unappealing - perhaps because it was so unfamiliar. But I was disappointed. I also had an appetizer portion of the pasta with tiny langoustines and... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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121 reviews 121 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

I visited this place with a group of coworkers for a business dinner. I was quite impressed! I did not order the fish,Corvina, they had as a special but I smelled it and wow did it smell good. After my friend was done she gave me her leftovers and I will tell you I loved it and I do not... More 

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Address: 700 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone Number: 215 589-0736
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Jenkintown
Cuisine: French

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