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700 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
215 589-0736
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Our son's B-day, delayed.

Late December of 2014, my wife and I invited our son for a dinner at a restaurant of his choice and he asked for a delay because he knew about an upcoming opening of a new dining spot in Jenkintown, PA, the Leila’s Bistro. He has known the chef Sam from before, eating at a couple of other dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Miron R
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Late December of 2014, my wife and I invited our son for a dinner at a restaurant of his choice and he asked for a delay because he knew about an upcoming opening of a new dining spot in Jenkintown, PA, the Leila’s Bistro. He has known the chef Sam from before, eating at a couple of other dining places... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

As you approach the entrance you will feel as though you've been transported to a lil bistro hidden in the French countryside. It's the perfect BYOB when you need to "get away" for an evening. The menu changes seasonally and is always interesting making it a welcome change from other restaurants. Enjoy, I'm sure you will.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My fiancé took me for Valentine's Day, and Leila's has a pre-fixe menu. The food is out-of-this world fantastic, the restaurant is very small yet comfy, and our waitress, owner's daughter, was very personable. We braved the snow and drove about 40 minutes to get there because it's worth it! We have been somewhat regular customers since they were located... More 

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Philadelphia
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25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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 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
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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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