A la Maison Bistro
A la Maison Bistro

A la Maison Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.alamaisonbistro.com/
  • Phone: 4844128009x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Provencal, Comfort Food, French
  • Executive Chef: Owen McCaffrey
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please contact management for more information on off-site catering for your holiday parties or events.
  • Private Party Facilities: A la Maison can accommodate 94 guests in their dining room, with an additional 40 outside in season.
    A la Maison also has a chef's table that can accommodate 10-14 guests.
    Please contact management for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Management 484-412-8009x
  • Entertainment: Wednesday Evening Jazz Trio and Thursday Evening String Quartet

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ardmore Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: The Ardmore Business District offers street parking as well as a metered lot located directly behind the restaurant. All parking is free after 6 pm - including permit parking. There is a rear entrance to the restaurant from the parking lot.
A word from A la Maison Bistro
A la Maison Bistro is an elegant French inspired BYOB located in the heart of Ardmore at 53 W. Lancaster Avenue.

A la Maison's talented chef and staff serve rustic French fare that is classically inspired, yet distinctively creative. The charming atmosphere is sure to suit any guests needs.

A la Maison's traditional menu features an Onion Soup, Moules Frites, Steak Frites, St. Laurent Salmon, Bouillabaisse, and much more. The restaurant also offers a full service coffee/espresso bar.
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A la Maison Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
83 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (47)special occasion (32)romantic (30)good for groups (24)great for lunch (17)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (7)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Disappointing
    TomSWatVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was friendly and efficient, and the receptionist was very helpful when we had difficulty finding the place. but, alas, the food was poor for the most part, and very expensive for what it was. My wife's snails were overcooked hard little lumps. Our "braised" duck legs were stewed rather than braised and the red wine jus was non-existent, while the mushroom risotto had all of five shreds of mushrooms in it. The blueberry crepe for dessert was cold and hard and just rolled around raw blueberries. At $32 each for the duck, the check was far too high for the nature of the place and the standard of the cooking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AkendrVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food prep, somewhat overpriced. Very accommodating service. The main dining room is one big open room that has the feel of a catering hall. Sit in the smaller bar area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful French Food
    HP61
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great food. Friendly, attentive service. Escargot delicious, moule frites equally terrific. Filet done perfectly with tasty Bernaise sauce. Cheese board a special treat as we'll. Bring your favorite bottle of Champagne or wine. Fun night out on the main drag in Ardmore.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Doctor
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Consistently excellent food and service with reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatest Croque Monsieur ever!
    Gabby19
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Enjoyed a fabulous Croque Madame (in fact, one of the best sandwiches I've ever had anywhere) at brunch here last Saturday--every bite of the very generously-sized sandwich was delectable. Wonderful mix of lean but flavorful ham, perfectly melted Gruyere and a fried egg on a delicious Brioche. Nice French Provincial atmosphere without being overbearing or pretentious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alyays very good
    couldbebetterVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It is hard to find a restaurant that is consistently way above average. A la Maison is one. You can't say enough about the consistent very good food and high caliber service. The menu is consistent and always good. The specials are always very good and something to look forward to. The attention to quality and detail is very refreshing considering todays restaurant scene of get them in, get them out and sloppy service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was slow but there seemed to be only one waitress. And it didn't matter for us...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious dinner
    BreifneVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Nicely decorated, courteous service, thoughtful menu and specials, delicious food. But two hours for four to dine -- quite long on a relatively slow night. Overall a good experience at a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful dinner!
    SatNiteDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was terrific and the service was top notch. When my husband filet came out and was not quite right, they immediately made it right, were very sincere in their apologies and the replacement was out of this world. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and wine of loire valley
    BOBBY
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    great food and wine dinner. Second time at this restaurant both times were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jn22VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    always a winner. Nice to be there on a "slower" nite when the noise level was lower than usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food but
    MPhillips
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    would like it even more if they took American Express
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing!
    AndrewF
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Heard this place was great, guess we hit it on a very OFF night. Owner was less than excited to see us when we were greeted. Ordered an arugula salad and was served chicory NOT arugula which was extremely bitter. The Bouillabaisse broth was very bland and the mussels were definitely NOT fresh, extremely small and shriveled. My wife ordered the lamb chops which were cooked the correct temperature but extremely tough. We left most of our food on the plate because it was inedible and the staff did not notice or make a comment.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicely done.
    LesVaudois
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wonderful French bistro BYO on the mainline, decor is reminiscent of Paris. Hearty bistro selections, causal atmosphere, attentive (but not overly) service. One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was event w/ Georges Perrier
    clemenceVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This was a special event. Owner Ted Miller organizes many of these special events, they are prix fixe and have always been outstanding. While the 5 course dinner prix fixe was not inexpensive, i was clearly worth it! They served up fabulous Grand Cru & Premier Cru wines with the dishes they presented. Delicious wine/food pairing. Fun. Restaurants in the burbs get so stale! Unchanging menus/formats. It's refreshing that they mix up their offerings at A La Maison.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • terrific
    gordon
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    great restaurant I loved the salad and the salmon dish with lentels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside dining
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Given the nice weather we decided to sit outside, other than noisy traffic, we were happy with the choice. Mussels were disappointing, the usual Maison sauce lacked taste, don't think I'll order it again, was once a favorite. My husband enjoyed his steak & frites...the frites there are always great! Another favorite dish there is the trout, next time I'll try that again. Service was very nice, enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    museumbubbeVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Interesting menu specials, fresh ingredients. An all-around good experience. Our server, Roseann, was delightful. Will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our waiter was very attentive, but the dinner was a little disappointing. I had brunch here once and it was vey good so maybe I was expecting too much.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day brunch
    afrequentdiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We took my father to A la Maison Bistro - what a find! We all enjoyed the items on the brunch table, as well as the food that we ordered to accompany the brunch choices. The food was extremely well-prepared and delicious. The service was extremely attentive. The atmosphere was quaint. Parking in the back lot was very convenient. This will become one of our regular restaurant choices!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef's tasting menu was great
    Outwithfriends
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We've been here a couple of times, and it's rapidly becoming our favorite multi-course, multi-hour dining experience in Philadelphia. All four of us were completely stuffed at the end, but all of the food was well-prepared. Special mention to the pea soup, but the steak course was melt-in-your-mouth good also. Every course was very good. The location is convenient -- would be great if they had an outdoor space, but with Lancaster Ave at the front and a big parking lot in back, it's tough to imagine how they could make that happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 23rd Anniversary
    suzduell
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I had a marvelous dinner at A La Maison. Everything we had was just amazing - the cheese plate, the steak frites and the halibut special and the desserts...yum.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Country French in Ardmore
    Steve
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Wonderful BYO in downtown Ardmore featuring varied menu selections with authentic country French flavor. Service very attentive but not overbearing. Overall ambience and atmosphere very relaxing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Not only very good food and great service, but some good music too. What a surprise on a rainy Thurs. night! My friends and I enjoyed our dinners especially the mussels which were so good. We will return to this attractive local spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific!
    Annie
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We RARELY return to the same restaurant' but will return to this one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • a place i previously liked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I enjoyed the food, but everything else was not good, slow service, over booked, no apologies for slow food, service and water
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT MAIN LINE RESTAURANT
    PhillyFoodie
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A La Maison is a wonderful French restaurant like you would find in a neighborhood in Paris. Not at all pretentious - just very good food ranging from seafood, which is a specialty, to delicious pates, nice cheeses, fantastic desserts and divine coffee (La Colombe). Best of all, it is a BYOB, so you can bring your favorite wine!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful experience
    conestoga11
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    everything in its place. food is spectacular. prices reasonable. service very good. this is a perfect place to spend the evening with friends, or alone with a volume of baudelaire, a bottle of bordeaux, and a pot of mussels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • touch of France!
    Robin
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A newly discovered gem (for us) of a French Restaurant in Ardmore. Elegant ambience with fine Frenh food make for a great place for couples, groups or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great mothers day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    although not usually open on sundays, a la maison was open for sunday brunch on mother's day and did a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A la Maison Bistro
    Joyce
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wonderful meal as always. We are never diappointed when we dine there. Service and food outstanding. It is a real treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of my favorites
    Cindy
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    feels like being transported to France, delicious, fresh and great ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food and service
    ALJRVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Wonderful food- and our waitress Roseanne was awesome. Always a great experience here.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Service
    KentuckyVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Thursday night at A La Maison; Good friends, Moules Frites, Endive salad and good wine plus fabulous service from Christina. Five stars!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ariannaVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Very nice, good food as usual, but please introduce a few new dishes keeping them as good as the old ones.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wonderful food, outstanding service and great ambience.....special live French music.....as good as any French food I've had in New York (including Les Halles)....a little on the expensive side, but certainly more than worth it.....if you love good French food and a full menu, you'll love this place
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special night
    Patkf62
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went to a special night with music and a Prix Fix menu. It was wonderful. The musicians were so talented and the food was delicious. We always have a great meal here and this time was no exception. My favorite special place.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 928 reviews are from the A la Maison Bistro reviews archive.
  • Another lovely evening
    Alice
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We arrived and they had set us up right in front of the Jazz group (fine for me). We sipped our wine waiting for the other two couples. When our friends arrived, they wanted a different table where we could talk more and they accommodated our change graciously. Our Canadian friends enjoyed the food as much as we did and we ended up talking and sharing until we closed the restaurant. All in all, we had a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK, but needs some work.
    BruceHBi
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The ambience of the restaurant was nice. Mellow lighting and warm colors. The food was disappointing. The French Onion soup was served with the cheese burned. The Chicken was about a minute and a half over-cooked, though still tasty. The profiteroles were very good. The service throughout was spotty. I had the feeling our waitress had too many tables to serve.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem
    Quinn
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Have been several times. As always, food and service is excellent. Charcuterie is a must.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.