Delicious Lebanese food. We
Delicious Lebanese food. We make a point of eating here when we come to the area.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and the wait staff are very friendly. I arrived for a 6:30 dinner, but as the restaurant filled up, the service became slow and there did not appear to be enough wait staff to handle the crowd. Regardless, the waitress maintained her cool and was courteous, though rushed. It was my second time visiting and I enjoyed both meals. The Hommous is very good. The Mousaka was tasty though the vegetables were a little overcooked for my liking. The Bakalava is superb!
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just like Mama makes
Authentic as you can get. Don't mess around / waste time. Hit Layla's for some of the best Middle-Eastern food you'll find. This is coming from King Tut himself
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had never had Lebanese before, but my roommates had been raving about it so we finally made a trip. It was fairly quiet when we got in with only one party there, but we got seated in the back away from them which was nice. Now I'm not versed in the nuances of the cuisine like my friends are, but I must say that I was fairly impressed. Our waitress was really friendly and helpful in helping us choose dishes.
7/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I continue to frequent this family run establishment. Always greeted warmly. The food is always fresh and well prepared. They will gladly substitute fries for a salad for no extra charge. Will return again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly and familiar
Although is was my first time there, our experience at Layla's could have been a repeat occurrence. We are Lebanese and the food was well prepared and delicious. The service was outstanding and the waitress was attentive and friendly. Highly recommend it!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Layla's is the BEST!
I enjoy dining at Layla's everytime I am in Alexandria. It has a very romantic atmosphere and of course Great Food. It is family owned restaurant with great service. Layla's was my first experience in Lebanese Cuisine. I was told about this restaurant by a friend. I was looking for a Good Lebanese Restaurant to take my girlfriend , who is from Richmond and is of Lebanese Decent. She knows her stuff when it comes to Lebanese Food. My girlfriend thinks Layla's is the BEST. We had our first kiss here a year and a half ago. We love Layla's.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
As an Arab from the Levant, I recommend this place HIGHLY. I'd say it would be competitive with even the best Lebanese restaurants in the Middle East, and by far exceeds any Lebanese restaurant I've eaten at in the DC metro area - including Lebanese Taverna. The kibbe niyyeh, fattoush and falafel were delectable. I'd go back just to feast on these three plates. The service was excellent, the music was perfect (classic Lebanese hits) and the place definitely has a family vibe to it, which only adds to its Lebanese authenticity. Home-cooked meals are the most coveted ones and going to Layla's felt just like going home.
I can't wait to take my American friends to eat at Layla's - it's the next best thing to making the trip overseas.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thumbs up for the baked kibbeh
Thumbs up for the baked kibbeh and chicken shawarma platter. The hummus with meat was disappointing. It lacked lemon and tahini. This is our 2nd trip here. We dined here a year ago when we visited Washington DC and as with our first visit we enjoyed a very good meal.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Lebanese food!
Everything we had was excellent... from the appetizer sampler to the mixed grill. The garlic spread complements the food well and the baklava is amazing. I can't wait to go back!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small, family-run with great
Small, family-run with great service and terrific food.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM