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Leila's bistro

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700 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046-2710
215 589-0736
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is extremely overpriced for what it is. The owner duo are also nothing to write home about. Save your money and go elsewhere.

Thank Annie M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had a difficult time getting a reservation because the restaurant is so small. We were pleased with the atmosphere but disappointed in the price and portion size (high price, small portions). On the positive side, the wait staff were pleasant and the food was well prepared. With so many other exceptional options in Jenkintown, we will not be returning.

Thank Ellen K
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Leila's is really great French Bistro food. The veal chop I had was wonderful, and gigantic. This is not nouvelle cuisine with two peas and a dollop of sauce bechamel on the plate. Very comfortable, eclectic decor.

Thank RickBunker
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

Had a birthday celebration there on a Sunday evening. The staff was very attentive, but not overbearing. It is a "cozy" spot. Similar to any bistro you would see in Europe. I read reviews of Leila's indicating that portions were "small." I did not see that at all! On the contrary, the steak was huge and delicious! In fact, my... More 

Thank 105joel
Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

I have eaten here many times and previously reviewed This restaurant. The owners Jose and Jen own 2 other restaurants in Jenkintown and had also been involved in a joint venture for the previous few months. I am so happy they have returned. The dining room is romantic and the food is excellent. Special praise for the octopus and the... More 

Thank Mary Ellen L
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Miron R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Queenmumd
Trenton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

4 Thank PatGal705
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank artymom
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank CSS-PA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, American, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046-2710
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Jenkintown
  • Phone Number: 215 589-0736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?