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A la Maison Bistro

1506 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 1506 People Are Saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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foodchic (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

The bouillabaisse at $32.00 seems to be inconsistent. I had a poor batch with little seafood and no flavor which was later supplemented with a small portion that tasted how it should have been. I was told it was from the same pot but how?? It was a special occasion and ruined it for me. I wish the waitress had insisted on taking it back to the kitchen

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Particularly love the charcuterie platter. Never disappoints!

VirginiaR (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

I took my mother and two friends to celebrate a birthday. I had eaten lunch at this establishment before, and on that occasion the dining room was fairly busy; however, on this day, we were the only ones there. It took us a while to figure out what we wanted to order, and the waitress took her cue from us, giving us space until we were ready. We each received exactly what we had ordered. It did take quite a while for our food to come, which was a little surprising since we were the only ones there. Some of the things we ordered were tomato soup, mussels in an unusual broth ( I don't recall the ingredients but blue cheese was one), crab crepes and crab quiche. We enjoyed absolutely everything. The quality of the food was definitely worthy of a special occasion and made us feel like we were really celebrating. When dessert was brought out, there was a little candle in my mother's profiterole and she was wished a happy birthday. This was a special touch, especially in light of the fact that we had not mentioned the birthday to the waitress. Overall, the experience lasted about two hours. We had a wonderful time, and we all felt we wanted to return soon.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day prix fixe meal was delicious just over priced compared to others. Music with dinner was great!!

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were connecting with friends and Valentine's day was the only day that fit. We were not aware it was a 'package' on that day. Initially worried by the limited menu package the seafood medley and beef wellington we ordered were excellent. Flavorful, well-sized, and delicious. Live music was an added surprise. Brewed a fresh pot of coffee for us - excellent! We will keep going back!

vipGail (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special Valentine’s Day dinner - $95 fixed price. Nice ambience with live music and food was excellent but service was horrible. Clearly they were understaffed and for that price should have delivered top rate service. Very lacking and will not return

richardC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Exquisitely prepared food . Too many tables for a small place . I would certainly come again !

vipnorm (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our waitress, Rachel, was great.. but she did not have a lot of help. We love A La Maison, but will never go back for Valentine's Day, or to any fixed price restaurant on that day. Loved the music aspect. Bread was fabulous. Maison salad was decent, not great. Had two tiny walnut pieces. We brought a bottle of wine, but were never offered other wine or champagne(which were included in the price). The scallops in the appetizer and the entree were very mediocre. To be fair, 95% of the scallops we get at any restaurant are no better, and a lot are worse. The only time I will get scallops at a restaurant is in the summer at the beach. Nobody seems to know anything about "dry" scallops, which is the only scallops I will try. Creme brûlée was good; chocolate pot de creme was excellent. Had wanted to have the glace(s) for dessert, but Rachel talked us out of it... something about not having a lot of it. Don't know what that was all about. We love this restaurant and will definitely be back.. my kids gave me a gift certificate for my birthday..but we will NEVER return on Valentine's day. The $95 per person was not worth it.

XMasParty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wow what an awesome Valentines Celebration. The perfect romantic experience! The food, service and entertainment were perfect. Been here four times now and have never been disappointed. Glad we choose this place for our special evening.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We dine at A la Maison frequently and the food is consistently excellent. We also love the fact that it is BYOB, so we can bring our favorite wines at a reasonable price. About six months ago they started to have live entertainment which we very much enjoy. It’s well worth the $10 per person cover charge, since the food is so reasonably priced, and they make no profit on the wine. The owner is often they’re eating dinner to make sure that everything goes smoothly. This is a gem.

vipBKSS (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service was very good. We were surprised when we arrived to see a note on the table that there was a. $10 charge per person to cover the music. This should have been told to us before we arrived for dinner.

vipFlyguy (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Saturday night is not the time to have a band and charge $40 per table as a cover without telling people in advance. I will not return. To bad we like the place.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Would dine here more often but when there is live music the owner charges $10/ person extra. Not worth it. Big mistake.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was way to expensive for the quality.

vipkofppa (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

All the items we ordered were excellent- a great variety of pates, the moules frites- a wonderfule onion soup, profiteroles- and the service for our table was outstanding . A most enjoyable evening was had by the 4 of us.