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About 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.

53 West Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Comfort Food, Provencal

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
Ardmore Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(484) 412-8009

Website:
http://www.alamaisonbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Wednesday Evening Jazz Trio and Thursday Evening String Quartet

Catering:
Please contact management for more information on off-site catering for your holiday parties or events.

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.

Executive Chef:
Owen McCaffrey

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) 412-8009

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

A la Maison Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2011

Delicious food, portions just right.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2011

Reserved the table we requested. Wait staff was helpful and patient with special food requests. Only knock was waitress's cleared one dinner plate before all were finished, a service faux paux.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 25, 2011

Food is terrific and the BYOB makes it very reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2011

Did not have to wait for our table; was seated promptly. Very nice, fun server. Food was good; I felt the lamb was a little underdone for my taste. Mussels were okay, onion soup was good. My husband was pleased that he was able to substitute other vegetables with his salmon dish

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2011

My favorite French restaurant in the burbs

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2011

Nice BYO in the burbs- definitely one of the better restaurants in the area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2011

Excellent french bistro, what more to say.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 13, 2011

We went for Sunday brunch on the second Sunday it was being offered. There had not yet been much publicity, which accounts for the 'QUIET" rating; this tends to be noisy room when full. We were happy to find a new,friendly, eager-to-please owner, and please he did. The food was fabulous and beautifully presented, and the service was perfect. We are looking forward to going back for dinner. Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2011

The food was average compared to other French cafes like Parc in center city. The service was pretty good up until our entree which took 30 min to come out after appetizers. There were a lot of large tables of groups. The setup is very Euro & cafeteria style but quite noisy. The food is very overpriced relative to what you get

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 12, 2011

We enjoyed our dinner at La Maison. Everything was perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 9, 2011

Overall good. Not quite as good as I remember.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2011

This is a very mixed review . Our appetizers, mussels, salad, escargot, were terrific. The desserts were also terrific. The entrees, however, were lacking. My crab gallertte (crabcake) was good but somewhat tasteless. The veal dish was inedible and had to be sent back. The second one was still tough and tasted way too much of garlic. The short ribs were good. I usually complain that restaurants salt too heavily- this food was actually too bland. They did take one of the entrees off of the bill but the food is still quite expensive for a byob. Entrees are well into the high twenties and mid thirties. If you go- stick with a variety of appetizers and desserts- avoid the main courses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 5, 2011

We had a lovely Saturday night out at this lively French restaurant. Our waitress was superb, our dinner delicious and dessert decadent. We love that it's a byob. Definitely will return and recommend. Gigi

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 3, 2011

Absolutely wonderful experience! My wife had the salmon and I had the lamb...both were cooked to perfection. Medium rare was actually medium rare...how rare is that!:) Appetizers were terrific and reasonably priced. The almond bread pudding was to die for. The atmosphere is tasteful and comfortable. We ate at George's the previous night and A la Maison Bistro was far superior. French cuisine at its best! I also like the BYOB. I much prefer bringing my favorite wine to a restaurant over paying triple the liquour store price (or more) for a wine that I end up not enjoying. Also, the waitress was very friendly and attentive. Great place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Boise)·Dined on February 28, 2011

They've made nice changes to the menu since we were there last adding some of their popular specials as regular items. The menu is wide ranging and everything we've had was well done. Portions are large enough to share!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2011

Food/service was great as usual. One of our favorites on the main line.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2011

While the food, as always, was terrific, and the service was attentive, I was very displeased with the prices. I ordered the scallop special, which was $28 and came with only 3, that's right, 3 scallops. Very meager sides. I'll admit that they were delicious, but $28 for basically an appetizer-sized serving. The overall check came to $165 with tax but not the tip for 4 people. Considering it's BYOB, and one person had an appetizer (the mussels) for her entree, $165 seems very steep. Love the food, but the prices and/or portions need to be adjusted.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2011

This was our second visit to A La Maison Bistro, the food was excellent. As before, the service and ambiance were also first rate. In spite of the large number of lunchtime patrons, I still rated the noise as quiet, as the noise of contented diners is never a distraction for me!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2011

This is my 3rd time at A la Maison and I have never been disappointed. The food is delicately prepared. For me it is a bit pricey and I only go on special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 16, 2011

Very over-rated. Mediocore steak frites.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2011

The pate was exceptional. The entrees were very tasty, but poorly presented.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2011

Fantastic food and helpful staff. The owner was there and very friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2011

This was my first visit in a while and I found the food very good and the service vastly improved. It seemed like everyone was enjoying their food and having a great time. I will definitely be coming back often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2011

Have been there many times and always enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2011

It was Valentine's and they had a fixed menu. We didn't know. Waiter was sub par. We had a side of potato and that arrived when we had all but finished the main course. He also seemed to pay more attention to larger groups...
Otherwise a great restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2011

The Valentine's Day special menu was superb, from appetizers through dessert. The Cote de Boeuf and Roquefort Potatoes au gratin were especially good. Service a tiny bit slower than usual, particularly between the appetizers and main course, but understandable given the night and we didn't really mind.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2011

Maison Moules Frites were great!

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Wonderful food, with a wide selection and skillfully prepared. I look forward to returning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2011

I had been here be fore and I lovedcit. But this time, it was less than average. In was ver disappointed with th food. They have added dishes, but they have lost tremendoline in other fun things.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Very good dinner. Forgot my wine, so the waitress offered us a complimentary glass from the kitchen because French food deserves wine. Would recommend highly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2011

Service, atmosphere and food were terrific

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2011

A la Maison Bistro provides well-prepared French bistro fare. Monday night's calves liver was well prepared with richly browned onions and bacon. Seafood and salmon entrees were yummy. Salads were fresh with excellent ingredients and dressing. Service is friendly and helpful and on a Monday night allowed diners to linger for coffee and conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 5, 2011

Food is poor. Only the charcuterie plate was above the norm. What was supposed to be Boeuf Bourguignon was a piece of tasteless (not to mention Burgandy-less),fatty short rib. Trout almondine had no almonds. Profiterole puffs were stale. Service was poor. We had to repeatedly ask for glasses. When we asked for cordial or small wine glasses for dessert wine, we were brought water glasses. Our server was clueless about the food and just shrugged a lot. Any resemblance between this place and a French bistro ends at the door.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2011

First time. Really enjoyed it. Will be back much more frequently.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2011

Came here 4 weeks ago had a great experience but this time the food wasn't hot enough and for the second consecutive visit they had run out of duck which we were looking forawrd to. They had also ruon out of the beef bourguignon and trout almondine - not too good for a Saturday night!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2011

Delicious French inspired food. The Lamb Sirloin special was wonderful as was the entrecote. Service was a bit slow but it was very busy.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2011

The food was amazing again, as usual. For this reason I will keep coming back. On this visit, which was a Tuesday, our service was unusually poor. This isn't the norn for this restaurant so I would certainly give them another chance. I have to say it was very busy for a Tuesday so maybe that had something to do with it. The shrimp bisque special was wonderful - not heavy like most bisque soups. The seafood vol a vent was to die for as well. You could really taste the saffron threads. I tasted my friends' dishes and the duck, the salmon and the crab cake were all executed to perfection. The food here easily beats Georges down the road if you're looking for excellent French cuisine.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 22, 2011

Enjoyed feeling like I took a mini-trip to Europe!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2011

This is our third time at A la Maison Bistro, and it has gone downhill. Our first experience 2 years ago was the best; the second time wasn't great but we found out that the head chef was on vacation. So we gave it another try for the 3rd time. Now, the food is rather bland, compared to authentic French cuisine. I had the bouillabase, which could have been more flavorful - far from the best bouillabase I have had. My husband's fish was also bland and felt a little dry. The duck pate was nice through - that was the best part, and the bread too. The service was good and I have no complaints about that. But I don't think we'll be going back there again because of the food - not worth the price.

Tags: Hot Spot
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2011

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in the past and have enjoyed the good bistro food. However we had a later dinner reservation(only9pm) than normal this time and when it came time to order most of the specials were not available. I am not sure that I will return if I can not order what I would like to eat. The entrees are pricey though their mussels special was quite delicious

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