Leila

4.8
672 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
At the corner of Datura and South Dixie in downtown West Palm Beach is Leila, a cosmopolitan Middle Eastern grille. Offering guests a casual, contemporary atmosphere in which to enjoy delicious regional dishes, along with a wide selection of familiar mezze items, like hummus, falafel, and tabouleh salad, Leila is a celebration of the healthful and nutritional benefits of authentic Mediterranean cuisine. Whether a business or casual lunch, a quiet dinner, or festive weekend late-night, her mouth watering fare and knowledgeable friendly staff, will ensure you'll want to come again and again.
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Karen
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, impeccable service and a variety of items to choose from.
A delightful experience.

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vipRickR
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with our daughter and her boyfriend of Lebanese descent. Everything was great as usual. Although some things were “not exactly like his mom would make it”, he found it legitimate and delicious.
Great service, wonderful night for outdoor dining.

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GSSFTL
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Leila in their tented outside dining area, where there was a nice cross breeze, and tables were well-spaced. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. The food was fresh and delicious, but be warned: portions are very large. My small felafel salad would have sufficed for lunch, but I ordered the lamb kufte, which came with pita, baba ghanouj and couscous, another lunch. We were not hurried through our meal. It was a delightful experience, well worth repeating.

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vipAnotherFoodie
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! We had lamb kebabs, ground lamb on skewers, cauliflower appetizer and fava beans. Everything was excellent! You must get the Knaffe for dessert! Very unusual and delicious! Belly dancer was starting when we left at seven. Lovely outside deck with greenery on 3 sides which is perfect for eating outside in CoVid times. Friendly service too.

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vipDEDE
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance (outdoors patio is really cute). Friendly service! Will definitely go back!

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viplikesgoodfood
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - excellent. The patio has a refurbished floor and brand new chairs. For the first time, we ordered the im'saaa hot eggplant appetizer rather than the baba ghanouj cold eggplant appetizer - loved it! Will definitely order it again. Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere on the patio!

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viplocal
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing exceptional here. The shrimp on the Land and Sea dinner were well cooked and tasty. The chicken was also very moist and delicious. The let downs were the mahi, which was very dry, and the falafel which was crumbly and bland. I was hoping for more spices. The haloumi was also cold and bland instead of warm and creamy. Won’t be back.

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vipSubzero
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. Never a disappointment and have been going for years. Brought some friends that have never been and they loved it as well. Great service too!! A definite must try.

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vipalano
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food very friendly manager and staff

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JudithS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely outdoor setting which was festive with lights. Delightful evening

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vipFinediner
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A great restaurant, very authentic and is run by a family that believes in hospitality.

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vipheartdoctor
Miami
116 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Have been coming here for years. The chicken kabobs are outstanding. New, large outdoor area for dining.

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vipTkap
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people are nice, food good and service prompt. I couldn’t ask for more.

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vipBetsyS
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Middle Eastern fare served by an attentive family staff in a lively covered patio.

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vipJleibo
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and ambiance. we ate outside and loved everything we had.

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vipAceon18
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipSamC
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

WE AREIVED AT 6:30 FOR OUR RESERTRVATION. WE LEFT AT 9:45. We e LOVED the food but the service was not as good as the times we've been there before. Lucky for them, a lot of takeout was being done. That being said, the food is absolutely fabulous. We had appetizers Labneh and falafel. Both couples had the Leila's special platter ($49 for 2 people) which had shis-k-bob skewers of each beef, lamb, chicken and shrimp. lthen a dessert assorted platter. Hot tea & coffee. THe meal ran about $100.00 with tip, but it was a special occasion and we really enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place terrific service friendly staff an excellent food

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vipFinediner
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must experience this restaurant, you will be back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat outside on the patio

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MIPalmBeach
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating area. Food is pretty basic middle eastern fare and prepare well.
Surprisingly good wine selection. Service was not bad but could be more attentive (e.g., had to ask for water refills).

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vipHIHec
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great and delicious time at Leila's. I love the food and the service. This family enterprise is such a pleasure to watch. Dad & Mom are amazing hosts, all recipes are created by the mother and the children work as waiters. Constantine, their son, delivers amazing service all the time and I enjoy visiting again and again.

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CarenF
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leila has been consistently a delicious place to dine
We were welcomed by staff and owners and had a delightfully dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are great. We always have the Hummus and tabouli for appetizers. The Kebabs are always outstanding.

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MIHIR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Its not authentic Lebanese food. Their hummus tastes like its from publix.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve had in a long time! Wonderful service as well. I hardly ever leave reviews but this will be my new go to restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t walk. Run here! This is the perfect hidden gem in WPB. Service excellent. Food was amazing. I am a vegetarian and had endless delicious options. My husband loved the lamb. Outdoor dining with tables spaced far apart. I am so happy I finally came here. I will be back often.

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RobA
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was great
Best falafel and babaganoush
The lamb ka bob was fantastic!

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Wendy
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable in every way. Authentic Mediterranean food in a lovely atmosphere. Lots of outdoor seating

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vipBetsyS
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A win all around! Excellent food, attentive service and a lovely outdoor patio. We felt totally safe and content.

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JoanneC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and so was the service. There was a lady doing belly dance and we really enjoyed the time there.

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vipJayE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leila’s is a simply superb dining experience. Everything about the restaurant is terrific, including the outdoor seating. Please do support this small, independent business.

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vipBenjaminS
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this restaurant. Brought our 2 (adult) daughters, who live in VA in areas with lots of dining options, and they agreed it was special. Such nice people and wonderful menu. We had a selection of mezze including, among others, tabouleh, baba ghanoush (sp?), falafel, hummus with pine nuts and beef tips. All excellent.

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vipSunshine
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second review for this restaurant. And it still continues to be consistently great food, great service and an excellent value. Instead of going with entrées this time, we tried six or seven different hot plates and cold plates. All were excellent. The ability to Be socially distant while dining out is important, and they have a good set up to support that. The outside area is covered, but the tables are laid out well. Inside they’re currently using alternating tables to create space. All in all a terrific experience

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vipeatout
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. The lamb shank was delicious.

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vipBertmatt
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in beautiful outdoor garden setting with social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was very fresh and authentic. We definitely will be back.

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vipBobC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, clean, excellent tasting food and presentation. Returned a few weeks later and had another great dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food and service is superior !

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vipHIHec
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Leila is a great restaurant in the heart of West Palm Beach. Great menu and very warm and genuine home-style service. Mom is the mastermind behind the recipes, Dad is the "cruise director" that welcomes you and ensures you're happy and well taken care of. Their son Constantine is the one you will fall in love with and will continue returning to the restaurant. He is genuine, humble and a fabulous ambassador of their family who will ensure you have a great time. Will definitely return!

FAQs

Leila does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Leila also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 659-7373.

Leila is rated 4.8 stars by 672 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.