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A la Maison Bistro

1505 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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French, Comfort Food, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(484) 412-8009
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Owen McCaffrey
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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.
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Private party contact
Management: (484) 412-8009
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Please contact management for more information on off-site catering for your holiday parties or events.
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Cross street
Ardmore Avenue
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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.
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Wednesday Evening Jazz Trio and Thursday Evening String Quartet
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 1505 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Had not been to A La Maison for a couple of years.I had SC Quail which was excellent. Very good waiter.

vipReneeLiss (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

First time there. Food and service was outstanding. I cant wait to go back!

vipcbs17r (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We have been frequent diners at A la Maison. Our past experiences have been good with quality food & attentive service most of the time. Unfortunately, this time both were sub par. The maitre D is always unpleasant but we just ignore his unwelcoming disposition. The server initially appeared attentive when explaining the menu additions & taking our order but when my entree came out with the wrong vegetables, I sent it back so they could correct the mistake. By the time they brought back the correct platter, the food was cold. I had to return it once again to be reheated. They returned with my entree 10-15 mins later & the food was still cold. At this point my husband was completely done eating his entree. I did not send my entree back a third time. I ate it cold. The flavors were good but nonetheless eating cold scallops was not enjoyable. My waiter didn’t show up until I was done my entree to ask how everything tasted. I explained that my entree was cold despite returning it to the kitchen twice. Although apologetic, it was of no consolation for him to check in with us at the end of our meal. In the end, they charged me $36 for cold scallops. It will be a while until I return to this establishment.

PierreLeGuide (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Always a good meal, with lots of interesting options. Restaurant was crowded on a Friday evening, and maitre d' was rather unfriendly, but server was wonderful. A very nice place, and one of our regular places to eat out.

Rosie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent as always! WONDERFUL service, thank you!

vipBGGPA (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Have been to this restaurant many times, this visit was a bit disappointing. The main course(s) were underseasoned and tepid.

vipFlyguy (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Best bistro in the area. Pates and mussels/frites top notch

AttorneyJJM (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Well, there was one waitress for the entire lunch crowd. She also seated everyone when they arrived. After an inordinately long wait, we opened our own wine bottle, (she opened our second), I got wine glasses when we switched to red, no bread with meal, (although she had the kitchen bake another loaf, it came rather late for my meal.
My wife called to assure that pate was available. When she ordered it, was told no pate available with lunch. After a small discussion about the call, we got pate.
Waitress did work hard, I tipped her well, but I will not be back.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent in every respect, an absolute favorite. The food is a treat to the palate the staff gracious, our server Roseanne was most attentive , the ambiance lovely.

vipDale (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Have been here for lunch several times and always enjoy the food, with the salmon crepe being one of my favorites - it is outstanding. However it worries me that so few people are in here at lunch time - sure hope they do much better at dinner.

Roland79 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Exquisitely prepared quail and the entire menu. Would have liked more than four fried oisters,
Flimsy dish.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

A wonderful place that gives The the opportunity to eat great food and have conversation. No horrid TVs. A calm eatery with authentic French food.

Kathryn (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We have been eating a A la Maison since it opened. We've celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, and usually I would have nothing negative to say--but, in the interest of the restaurant--the service was unusually slow (we waited an hour for the entree after the first plate was taken); one of the dishes so hot my husband burned quite badly his tongue, and the plate presentation was slightly... disheveled. We hate to see this usually great restaurant slide even a bit because we love the menu, the atmosphere, and in general the food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a winner! Warm, cozy, friendly and always delicious! BYOB makes it even better! Always go here before and after shows at Ardmore Music Hall! Love it!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent neighborhood gem!! This place wowed our foodie friend !! The food is delicious and bountiful and the prices reasonable. BYOB too!!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

My mum was visiting from the UK

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Hands down the best Steak Frites I’ve ever had. I’m picky about my steak and it was prepared perfectly. The specials looked great, portions are generous, but not onerous. The seared scallops special appetizer and French onion soup were fantastic, and the various pate and charcuterie trays looked amazing. Great, laid-back atmosphere, with excellent, attentive, friendly service. A friend and I stopped in on a whim, and now we are definitely coming back, and bringing friends!

kamprs (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Always enjoyable. Great variety on the menu is complimented by more options -specials. Deserts are in the same vein - excellent variety. Service was good but could be a bit faster and more attentive - but the place was filled to the walls and I suppose they did the best they could with the available staff.

soandso (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Very good food and service. There were four of us: halibut, 2 beef burgundy, shrimp, soup, salads.

vipAlex (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

A La Maison is exactly the restaurant that you can go to as often as you wish and never get tired of the great food, the variety of food and the ambiance!