Giveaway: Win a $100 gift certificate to Ardmore’s A la Maison bistro!

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Old world country French flair is part of the appeal of the popular Main Line BYO, A la Maison bistro.  A la Maison returns to Spring 2011 Main Line Restaurant Week with a 3 course dinner for $30.

Old world country French flair is part of the appeal of the popular Main Line BYO, A la Maison bistro. A la Maison returns to Spring 2011 Main Line Restaurant Week with a 3 course dinner for $30.

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, we thought we would celebrate one of the Main Line’s most romantic dining spots—Ardmore’s A la Maison bistro. One very lucky AML fan will win a $100 gift certificate to the bistro by commenting below between now and 9pm Thursday, February 10th, 2011.

A fabulous French Bistro and BYO located in the heart of the Main Line, the winner will experience classic French comfort food in a relaxed setting accented by old world country French flair and great service. A la Maison returns to Spring 2011 Main Line Restaurant Week with a 3 course, prix-fixe dinner for $30.

For those looking for a fantastic dining experience for Valentine’s Day, Executive chef Sean McMonagle put together a special prix-fixe ‘aphrodisac’ menu complete with caviar, clams, lobster bouillabaisse and more.

Happy Valentine’s Day and good luck Main Line foodies and friends!

A La Maison’s ‘Aphrodisiac’ Valentine’s Day Menu
Monday, February 14, 2011
Prix fixe $52/per person
Twitter: AlaMaisonBistro

Drunken Kiss Oysters
Champagne-pomegranate caviar
Kobe Beef Carpaccio
Seared watermelon, arugula, cherve
Crab Gallette
Cherry-balsamic jam, celery heart salad

Petite basque
Apple, honey, chile pepper

Lobster Bouillabaisse For Two
Clams oreganato , conch, sea cucumber, roasted tomato
Dry aged cote de boeuf For Two
Roasted salsify, carrots, potato-roquefort gratin
Poulet de Bresse for Two
Tarragon roasted baby vegetables, roasted pearl onions

Chocolate covered “stuff” For Two
Strawberries, raspberries, cherries, popcorn, pretzels, etc

A la Maison serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.

A la Maison is located at 53 West Lancaster Avenue in Ardmore, PA. You can make reservations for Valentine’s Day via OpenTable by clicking here or call: 484- 412-8009.

1. PROMOTION PERIOD. Promotion begins on announced time EST (“Promotion Period”). All entries must be received by the announced time (EST) to be eligible for that day’s drawing.
2. ELIGIBILITY. This giveaway is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia who are at least 18 years old as of the date of entry, except officers, directors, members, and employees of the Sponsor, the judging organization (if applicable), or any other party associated with the development or administration of this Promotion, and the immediate family (i.e., parents, children, siblings, spouse), and persons residing in the same household, as such individuals. This Promotion is void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, and where prohibited.
3. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. The sole winner will be drawn from all entries received during the announced Promotional Period using a randomized computer numerical system,
4. TAXES. All federal, state and/or local income and other taxes, if any, are the winner’s sole responsibility.
5. ODDS OF WINNING. The odds of winning this Promotion depend on the number of eligible entries received.
6. Winner will be announced on, Facebook ( and Twitter (

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106 Comments For This Post

  1. Jennifer D. Says:

    Hi! I just have to say that I’ve heard how delicious a la maison is and I want to try it sometime soon! Thanks for all the great info about what’s going on on the main line!

  2. Denise Rambo Says:

    Count me in!

  3. ChrisP Says:

    My wife and I had a fantastic lunch date at A La Maison! Food is definitely superb!

  4. Megan W. Says:

    Wow! This place looks SO yummy!

  5. Chris Says:

    I would love to try this place! It looks lovely.

  6. Sarah Says:

    Could go to A la Maison for a romantic date sometime soon!

  7. Amy Says:

    I could walk to a la maison, but have never been. Would love to win this!

  8. sadie clifford Says:

    Been twice and loved it both times!
    Hope I win!!

  9. Lauren Says:

    holy cow- that calentine’s menu sounds lovely!! would love to try this restaurant!

  10. Lauren Says:

    Would love to try!!! The vday menu looks ridiculous!

  11. Megan Venuti Says:

    I would love to try this place out. Looks adorable and delicious!

  12. Eliza Says:

    This would be perfect for valentines day!

  13. Joanne Says:

    Looking forward to dining there :)

  14. Jennifer Says:

    I’ve always wanted to eat here! Would love a gift certificate to try it! Thanks.

  15. Gail Says:

    Never been to A la Maison but always wanted to try it!

  16. Keara Says:

    Looking forward to trying this neat little BYO!

  17. Pam Crisanti Says:

    Looking forward to a nice dinner here with my husband very soon! I know when we visit we will be trying the Fourme D’Ambert, Coqua Vin, and whatever wonderful dessert you are offering that evening! The fact that you are BYO is awesome as well!

    Can’t wait!

  18. julia Says:

    One of my favorite lunch spots

  19. Colleen Mook Says:

    I want to eat there & pretend that I am in Paris with not a care in the world. Looks delicious and I’ve heard great things so far.

  20. Kelly Says:

    Oh, my sister raves about A la Maison, and every time I walk by to go to MilkBoy or Trader Joe’s the smell about knocks me over. Count me in for the drawing!

  21. Heather Says:

    Yummy. I’ll need to head to La Masion workout facility on the mainline after eating here. PERFECT combo, me thinks!!

  22. Jamie Says:

    Would love to win this and try A la Maison; we love BYO’s and would be thrilled to try this one!

  23. Laurie Says:

    We would love to give this place a try!

  24. Annika Says:

    I really want to try this place!!

  25. Lauren Says:

    Looks AMAZING! I need to go there!

  26. Ivanna Says:

    I LOVE this restaurant! Always great food.

  27. Amanda P Says:

    This place looks amazing. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  28. LJS Says:

    I have been looking forward to trying this restaurant … have heard wonderful things.

  29. Julia A Says:

    Would love to try this place out have heard great things!!

  30. Kathy Says:

    Can’t wait to try this one! Foods looks amazing!

  31. Heather O Says:

    Yum! Love the foods described above. Looks like a great place to try.

  32. Elise Says:

    This is a wonderful restaurant! I would love to win the gift card!

  33. Nicole Says:

    We would love to win! Menu looks amazing

  34. SWMcCullough Says:

    Yum! Love A La Maison!

  35. PMK Says:

    Love the restaurant….would love to come back with a gift certificate

  36. susanmeep Says:

    I would love to try this place with my husband
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  37. Shelley Says:

    i would love to win the $100!!

  38. Reluctant Gourmet Says:

    What a menu Chef Darlene Boline-Moseng has put together. I love the sound of the “aphrodisac menu” and would love to experience a romantic night at a la Maison. – RG

  39. Emily Says:

    I LOVE A La Maison! Fabulous Brunch, Lunch, AND Dinner. Its rare to find a restaurant that can master all three. I also really enjoy the fact that its a BYOB. Makes everything THAT much better! Keeping my fingers crossed…

  40. Efp Says:

    Vday dinner plans solved! ;-0

  41. Sandi Says:

    Had a great meal there a couple of months ago and would LOVE to go back.

  42. sarah przychowicz Says:

    Heard a lot of great reviews! Hope to have an adult night out!

  43. Kara Says:

    We love A La Maison! We most recently enjoyed it with a big group of friends on New Year’s Eve and it was perfect. I’d love to go back with just my husband for a romantic night out. Thanks!

  44. Gloria Says:

    ooh la la, great giveaway!

  45. Mary Miller Says:

    Sounds like an AWESOME place for a romantic night out!!!!

  46. Stephanie Says:

    Wow! The menu looks yummy. Looking forward to trying it out.

  47. Rich Says:

    Looks like a great place for date night….love BYOB’s
    Hope I win!!!!!

  48. Mike Says:

    The food here is awesome. Can’t wait to go again.

  49. Kellie Bondurant Says:

    This menu looks fabulous! I really want to try A la Maison.

  50. Rachel A Says:

    My parents just ate there and said it was fab. Would love to try it myself!

  51. estera Says:

    Sounds delish!

  52. Linda Beavers Says:

    would love to send my daughter and her husband to this romantic restaurant which is near where they live; she is expecting and has a two year old and could use a night out at a wonderful restaurant and I get to babysit my grandson; thanks so much for offering this!!

  53. Nancy Says:

    I had an exquisite lunch at A la Maison. Am looking forward to tasting the amazing sounding evening fare at some point!

  54. Nancy Clark Says:

    Had an exquisite lunch at A la Maison! Looking forward to sampling your amazing sounding evening fare soon.

  55. Nancy Saam Says:

    My friends and I often go to lunch and always have a great experience. One of my friends will even ask the Chef to make something special for him and they always oblige! Great atmosphere and food.

  56. Kelly Says:

    I love this place! The best part – its walking distance to my house!

  57. eileen Says:

    so excited to try this!

  58. Meredith Says:

    A la Maison is wonderful! Definitely a romantic spot for Valentines Day.

  59. Sherry Says:

    A La Maison is a favorite restaurant, we love the delicious food & great atmosphere. It is great to have this choice right in my neighborhood

  60. Regina Mack Says:

    WOW! This would be an absolutely fabulous treat for my husband and myself! We could use this more than anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Rachel Says:

    Hope to be able to try it soon! :)

  62. Jessica Says:

    I work right near A la Maison, and it’s a favorite for lunch!

  63. oz Says:

    I would LOVE to win this!!

  64. jeanne Says:

    This is a great contest!

  65. robert Says:


  66. Frances Engelbert Says:

    One of my favorite BYOB bistros. Very continental atmosphere, excellent food and friendly servers.

  67. Christine Says:

    I’ve never had the pleasure of dining at A la Maison bistro, but i would love to change that very soon! kudos to the owners of the restaurant for having this giveaway!

  68. Kevin Packer Says:

    I could use a night out on the town!

  69. Nikki Says:

    I’d love to eat here & experience this restaurant!

  70. Linda Says:

    So excited to have this close by! I just got married and would love to take my new hubby to this super cute French Bisto!

  71. Stacey Says:

    La Maison Bistro is one of the best restaurants on the main line! My first time there, I went with my dinner group, and I loved it so much that I took my boyfriend 2 days later. Great food, great prices, great ambiance.

  72. jenn Says:

    i’ve been wanting to try A La Maison since i moved in to the neighborhood.

  73. Barbara Says:

    What a treat this would be!

  74. Marcy Says:

    Great little place. I’ve only eaten at the bar.

  75. Kristin Says:

    My husband and I would love to try A La Maison!

  76. Kim Says:

    The A la Maison menu looks delish!

  77. Emily Says:

    Love A La Maison! Great food and un-stuffy, French country-like warm and friendly atmosphere…kudos to the staff!

  78. Mark Says:

    Can’t wait to try it!

  79. Maria Valetta Says:

    As a Philly girl, but true Francophile, I would love an excuse to leave the city’s red brinks behind for a night in the burbs indulging in fine French cuisine at A La Maison. That would truly be Magnifique!

  80. Sarah Says:

    Can’t wait to try this adorable restaurant right in the neighborhood!

  81. Alyssa Says:

    We would love to try it!

  82. Stacy Says:

    Going there is like taking a mini-vacation to Paris. And the mussels are the best I’ve ever had!!! Love their seasonal menus.

  83. Mindy Says:

    It is always fun to dine at new restaurants!

  84. Jen Hollywood-Showell Says:

    My hub and I are sorely overdue for an evening out. This would be the perfect excuse to find a babysitter. :)

  85. amy Says:

    I have heard about the delicious food at your restaurant and we have been meaning to get a babysitter to get a chance to go!! I know people who travel from an hour away to go out to dinner at your restaurant so that is intriguing!

  86. Allie W Says:

    Yum! My boyfriend and I would love to try the delicious cuisine at A la Maison.
    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win :)

  87. Lisanne Says:

    This menu looks wonderful! I hope I win:)

  88. Allison Says:

    Have been dying to try this place!

  89. Kimy Says:

    We Need a night out! Pick me!

  90. Amy Wong Says:

    I would love to try this place out!

  91. Paul D Says:

    Heard it’s terrific and…ummm…let’s be honest: FREE trumps all the other BS nice-nice reasons we’re all giving!

  92. Joan Says:

    My whole family loves this place -from my 75 father to my 16 year old son. The mussels are terrific. A great place for dinner or a special celebration.

  93. Jack Says:

    My wife and I would love to try this place!

  94. Kirsten Says:

    Would absolutely love to try this place!!!

  95. Juliana Says:

    That Vday menu sounds amazing!

  96. Kara Says:

    PICK ME ! Would love to go there with my mom

  97. terry Says:

    i live so close but have never been—would love to try it!

  98. Melissa Says:

    I love BYO’s and have heard great things about this place.

  99. John Says:

    Would love to go the A La Maison!

  100. JD Says:

    We’ve been and had a wonderful dinner and great service! We def plan to return!!

  101. Kent Says:

    We’d love to check this place out!

  102. Kelly Says:

    I would absolutely love to try this place! Count me in!

  103. chef sean mick Says:

    Thanks all you for wonderful comments>> good luck to you all and cant wait to hear what you think of the valentines day menu

  104. Chuck Bonfig Says:

    I love a good BYO!

  105. Adriana Says:

    My friend Matt is always talking about this place! Would love to try it!!!

  106. Danielle Says:

    My husband and I would love to visit!!!!

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