LeBus East Falls

4.4
150 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in Philadelphia's East Falls community at the corner of Ridge & Midvale Ave, LeBus Bistro is a family-friendly restaurant serving simple, American home-style food and hand-crafted cocktails. Walk-in guests are highly encouraged and reservations are limited. If you would like to book a date/time not listed on OpenTable, please contact us at 484-255-2100.
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Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome! Love the location! Food was amazing-we had a hard time narrowing down our choices. Lots of options for non-meat eaters.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was mediocre at best. Our waitress visited our table only when absolutely necessary, never stopped to ask whether food came out alright, and we had to wait to get her attention repeatedly for water, refills on water, ketchup for fries, etc. Fairly frustrating with a couple of hungry and thirsty kids, who, like most other kids, drink only water and require ketchup on most of the food they consume.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food but service was a bit under par. They need more help on Saturday nights.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Mount Airy burger is the best!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Went for brunch with the family - I ordered the eggs Benedict with brisket, and it was the saltiest food I have ever been given in a restaurant. Unfortunately, the waiter never came to check on the food after it was served. I was kind of surprised since we’ve been there before and it’s been great.

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Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Two words, Mostly Excellent. Good variety on the menu, fair pricing for the portion size, excellent pricing when you consider how delicious the meal. Their breads, smokey bloody Mary's and cookies (don't miss the cookies) will keep us coming back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than the smoke alarm going off (thus the lower star for noise level!) and being near the door when it was open to clear out the smoke (it was real cold)... the service was great and the food does not disappoint!

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Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fresh and Tasty.. good option for a casual dining experience.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for early dinner before a Sunday evening show at The Met Philly. My friend & I both ordered the Seared Salmon Salade Niçoise and it was delicious. And of course THE BREAD! 😋 And the price was right. Was very uncrowded at 5:30pm, so service was great. Found parking easily on Midvale Ave. All-around super positive experience. I love LeBus East Falls!

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NA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was my third and final time to LeBus East Falls. After 2 prior visits that left me dissatisfied, I wanted to give it a final shot since I live so close (sometimes, third time is a charm, right?). The over-priced food that was brought to my table was over-cooked AND cold (!!). Granted, we may have had high expectations given our reservation was on Valentine's Day. However, when I asked the hostess to speak to a manager on our way out of the restaurant, she told me that the manager was too busy to speak to customers that night and encouraged me to call back the next day. Completely unacceptable.

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MJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is always excellent! The servers so far have lacked the extra quality to be impressed but not bad to complain. Just wish they went the extra mile. Otherwise, we always love love the food. Reception at the front was nice. Definitely a keeper

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ML
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our server was a little bit negligent - but fortunately there was another young woman who took excellent care of us!

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. I had an omelet with spinach, goat cheese, and sausage. Only complaint is that the sausage was pretty scarce. Otherwise, it was good.

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CC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was adequate. The sauces for the cauliflower wings was good, the dressing on the roasted beet salad was tasty, although the lettuce greens could have been fresher; and the mussel had good flavor, but some of them were not fresh.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wide selection of comfort food in a very comfortable setting.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The complimentary bread basket was dream-worthy - the bread was clearly fresh out of the oven, and with a little butter took me over the edge. Note: They sell bread and other baked goods at the front, and the prices are excellent.
I ordered the Mexican Frittata but there was a mix-up and I got the Veggie one. However, I accepted it bc I was hungry and... it was DELICIOUS. The eggs were perfectly cooked - so fluffy and not at all overdone - and the veggies and goat cheese were in perfect proportions. However, it was way too much for me to eat - they must have used at least 6 eggs.
My bf ordered the french toast and a sausage patty. Both were cold. The french toast was tasty, and the sausage had fantastic flavor but was quite dry.
We split a side of corn pudding - delicious.
Overall a good experience and I would go back.

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ML
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have some weird diet requirements and I'm happy to say the Le Bus EF managed them all to perfection. It was a quiet evening on the early side. The place began to fill up as we were getting ready to leave.

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HF
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Both our lunches were very tasty. The breads were amazing, especially the raisin bread! The menu has a great selection for lunch. our server was knowledgable, but could have been more attentive. The restaurant looks very nice, comfortable with lots of light. There's plenty of street parking with a limit of 2 hours.

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MG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I love the new Le Bus in East Falls! I’ve had breakfast, lunch and dinner there and have not been disappointed. (Their frittatas are delicious!) It’s a great neighborhood spot.

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Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there and loved it.
Beautiful and warm setting and I really liked all the plants. Excellent service and we all loved our meals. Will be back!

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ML
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch - a cozy table for two.... seated next to a friendly group with 3 adorable and well behaved children. I have weird dietary requirements right now & was apprehensive that this would cause a problem.. Not so. Precisely done to suit my requirements, delicious and reasonably priced. Also - miracle of miracles - we found parking right at the door!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and excellent service. Will definitely return!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, fresh food and wonderful service. Always an enjoyable experience and fantastic menu options.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food is fresh and always consistent.
If you liked what you had you'll like it again the next time. We love all the soups on the menu and knowing how good they are it's no doubt that the daily special soup is going to be good too. We always get the Mediterranean Salad which is a mix of roasted vegetables, feta cheese, hummus and olives. It's more than enough for 2 people to share. The hardest thing is deciding what entree to order because everything we've had is so good. I've never had a meal that I didn't like

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LeBus provides consistently good food with friendly staff.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasty meal served in a very friendly atmosphere of wonderful flowering plants!

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JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there and was very happy with the whole experience. Great food and coffee, and very friendly staff. I have already started recommending LeBus East Falls and look forward to returning.

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Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Absolutely one of the best burgers I ever had. Huge portions , prices were worth the lofty prices for great quality food.
the wine list was really not very affordable and the pour was skimpy
I would definitely go back for the food but not the wine
It may be that my wine was a very high end bottle, I just don't think that is necessary with a burger
The proprietor seems very concerned that everything is done properly and that is certainly reassuring
I would suggest he reevaluate the wine list

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MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent baked goods and ample and tasty salads, soups, and sandwiches. Highly recommended

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m
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit to LeBus East Falls. We were promptly seated and greeted by our server. We had enough time to look at the wine list and menu. I thought the wines by the glass were slightly over-priced (around 12.00/glass) for a neighborhood restaurant, but the the selection was good. The cauliflower "wings" were different, slightly spicy, but tasty. I loved the risotto with mushroom and my companion's salmon w/pesto cream was cooked to perfection. Portions were generous, so we decided to pass on dessert this time. I will add LeBus East Falls on our restaurant rotation list.

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j
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Casual dining with outstanding customer service. The best breads anywhere, are a must, even for dieters. Menu items include vegetarian, vegan, dairy free versions, so something for everyone. This was not my first time eating here, so I was sadly surprised at the abundant salt in my food this time.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great selection of vegetarian and vegan options. There is something for everyone to enjoy on the menu.

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CP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Food Disappointing but okay for comfortable night out. Convenient location. Impossible to park.

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m
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is lovely..food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen but was well worth the wait. Ample portions that were delicious. Server was excellent. We will definitely be back on a regular basis

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k
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great addition to local NW Philadelphia restaurants. Staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Food is pretty high fat but delicious. Soups are particularly spectacular. Our wait staff person was very slow with taking our order and bringing our check, but otherwise it was a great experience.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had an 11 am reservation so it was still quiet. We got the burger, duck blt and the shrimp po boy. Except for a quick mix up in which mayo was put on the blt, though requested to be omitted, all food came out as ordered. They were quick to remake the blt with only a small delay. The shrimp po boy was delicious and filling . Half of it I took home and ate cold the next day. It was just as good, if not even better, as it was less messy the next day.

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BA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, down to earth service, homemade bread basket, family friendly.

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LC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and the ambiance is very nice. This visit the service was also good, although I have been there in the past when it was a bit slow.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow service even when the restraunt was only half full. The food kept coming out sporadically for everyone at the table. Won’t go back again

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SD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was taken to LeBus in June of this year for my birthday and it was excellent then and then I returned on Sunday after a movie and me and my daughter loved it... I will definitely spread the word.

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