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Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs

A la Maison Bistro

Map53 W. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA
(484) 412-8009
  • Food and Drink


From 2009: Packed with sweet, caramelized onions slow-cooked in a rich chicken- and beef-based stock, this new BYO's onion soup gratinee makes a stunning entrance in an antique-ish crock capped with a baguette hunk and lightly bronzed layer of Gruy.

From 2010: Even on the hottest day of the summer, we’d be happy as clams with this quaint BYO’s short-rib boeuf bourguignon and flavorful onion soup gratinée. In this comfortable and unpretentious space, you can enjoy a meal that’s as formal—or informal—as you’d like. And there’s no corkage fee.

From 2013: At this spirited place, you'll discover a pitch-perfect menu of French classics, each presented with sheer refinement and enticing rustic touches. Keep it traditional with your bottle of choice, and enjoy country-style pork pâté with champagne mustard, escargots in sweet butter, Boeuf Bourguignon, and chocolate pot de crème.

From 2014: Classic French cooking makes this neighborhood favorite one of the best bistros in the region, with impeccable steak frites, boeuf bourguignon, coq au vin and bouillabaisse. The fact that it’s a BYOB sweetens the deal.

From 2015: Enjoy a textbook example of the classic Provençal seafood stew at this charming BYOB. Seared scallops, mussels, poached salmon, clams and prawns commune in a flawless paprika rouille that lends itself to dipping. So be sure to order the toasted baguette slices.

Best French Cuisine 2016: This casual French bistro delights guests with traditional fare like boeuf bourguignon, bouillabaisse, ratatouille and moules frites. Don’t miss creative nightly specials like roasted quail with apricot demi-glace or butter-poached soft-shell crabs with ginger-carrot pilaf.

Best Main Line BYOB, Readers' 2016

Best of the Main Line

Best French Bistro (Critics, 2010)

 Best French Cuisine (Critics, 2012)

 Best BYOB (Critics, 2013)

Best BYOB (Critics, 2014)

Best Bouillabaisse (Critics', 2015)

Best French Cuisine (Critics, 2016)

Best Main Line BYOB (Readers', 2016)

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From the Main Line Today Archive: http://www.mainlinetoday.com/Main-Line-Today/Best-Of
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