Leyla Fine Lebanese Cuisine
restaurant serving authentic Lebanese dishes in an elegant modern setting and a sophisticated atmosphere. Leyla's extensive menu is a treat to everyone. Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, meat lover or gluten free, you are invited to savor its renowned mezzas, tasty salads and flavorful grilled meat, fish and chicken. The freshly prepared meals using the best ingredients, subtle spices and herbs are a true delight for the senses.
Leyla's wine list consists of the best Lebanese brands, such as Chateau Ksara and Chateau Musar. Beside the fact that some labels have won gold medals at international wine festivals, Lebanese wine constitute the perfect pairing to the menu.
At Leyla, the fine dining experience is enhanced by the owners' hospitality and the friendliness of the staff.
I have eaten at Leyla numerous times and have never been disappointed. It is always my "go to" restaurant to take guests and out-of-towners. I believe the high quality is due to the owners being consistently present to monitor the quality of the food and service. Even if you're not familiar with Lebanese food, give it a try, the staff can guide you to something you will love.
Very friendly staff and terrific food, if you crave Mediterranean.
My girlfriend is in town for college and I’m from Ohio we were looking for something different. The staff was great! We’ll be back before the summer is over.
We love this Restaurant and we truly appreciate the owners. They r always warm and welcoming and the food is consistently delicious! Thank you again
Owner was a bit rude and complained about the fact that I changed my reservation a few times (we are in a tourist location and were doing a historical walk). She also made a fuss about how splitting two credit cards costs her more money which was very strange.
From the moment we walked in the door the staff was attentive to our needs. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. As someone who knows Lebanese food I would 100% come back and highly recommend anyone in the Charleston area to check them out.
The food was terrible there's nothing that I ordered or that my wife ordered that was enjoyable. On top of that, the prices were outrageous.
Leyla's Lebanese restaurant was pretty busy on Friday night, March 16, 2019. We were happy to have had a reservation, however, the food could have been much better for the prices they charged.
I ordered the hummus with pomegranates and it was delicious. Also, the mudjadarra was really tasty and well done. The other dishes were not spot on, and I have had better Lebanese food in other places. The service was very good and the ambiance is nicely done.
I would give it another try, but I would be very selective with the dishes I ordered.
Everything was amazing, the food and service was excellent and the owner was so nice and helpful.
The food was delicious. The hummus, in particular, was outstanding! We'll definitely be going back.
Great quality food. Great quality service and a very good ambience. Not too crowded. Small intimate space but comfortable. Just great overall.
Expensive but tasty. We got one of the samplers.
Family run restaurant with superb, authentic Lebanese food. We loved the mezza of cold and hot appetizers including Kibbeh Naya which was perfect. Outstanding experience and we will be back.
This was my second time at Leyla’s. First time for lunch and 2nd for dinner. We were celebrating a couple of birthdays and had such an amazing meal and experience all the way around! The staff were so personable and made it so enjoyable! Will recommend to friends & family! Will definitely be back!
Had friends from out of town and always professional staff explained the menu so well. Answered questions and offered suggestions based on our preferences. Food is always really fresh and perfectly seasoned.
Outstanding! Arguably the best restaurant in Charleston with authentic food, family like service, and attention to detail. Cheers...
My husband and I went on a date night to Leyla and it was one of the best meals we have ever had. We ordered the Royal Feast so we could try a little bit of everything and it was so much food, all of it incredible. Every bite was amazing, so order as many mezze as you can and make sure you get the tenderloin kabob as well. The servers were friendly and attentive and answered all of our questions about the food. The restaurant was comfortable and was perfect for a date night or a dinner out with a group of friends. Can’t wait to go back!
I would and I did, and heard so thanks from our conference speakers who loved the food and praised the meal as the best they had in Charleston. Thanks so much.
Leyla’s is one of the best restaurants in Charleston. Great menu, food and service.
I felt like family within minutes! Great concern for ensuring customers a positive experience with a positive attitude...
Outstanding food and service!
We loved it! Wonderful food, ambience and superb service, thank you, Leyla!
We were really looking forward to this place based on the reviews but we were all pretty disappointed. The food was bland for the price and none of us were overly impressed with our plates. The part that got me the most was the lack of any sort of bread or pitas as something for everyone to snack on while everyone waited for their food. Service was ok but again didn’t match the caliber of the restaurant. Would probably not go again.
The food was good and we tried a sampler with vegetarian and meat items. It was all good, but perhaps a little overpriced at $35 per person. The people were all very friendly and attentive. I won't hesitate to go again and perhaps try the kabobs next.
Great service, warm family atmosphere, always amazing food !
Amazing food! Everything was top notch!
We had a wonderful time. The food is great and very nice service.
Great dining on Valentines Evening! Love dining there.
Such nice people and fantastic food. We enjoyed out evening so much.
Lovely people and amazing food!
Owners are always accommodating. We wanted to watch the Super Bowl on our iPad at the bar, and they were all for it. They watched some, and we kept other patrons up on the score. Always great food and great company. Best hummus around.
I’ll make sure to order shawarma every time I’m there
A perfect meal. I took a visiting friend to Leyla's, and it couldn't have been better. I really recommend the "Byblos Zak" cocktail---a refreshing blend of bourbon, some other alcohol I can't remember, lime juice, and mint. The labneh appetizer was perfectly prepared. The beef and chicken shewarma were both just right---lean meat, perfectly spiced. Definitely above-average baklava with a fantastic dessert discovery I hadn't known about before---baklava ice cream. Service was quick, with plenty of time to get on to the symphony concert.
The food was spectacular. The owners of the restaurant and the staff were so kind and welcoming. We just loved it. We will absolutely return. Highly recommend.
Great food! A little on the pricey side for a family dinner out. Every little things was upcharged.
Leylas never disappoints. Food is divine, Staff is super.
Really good fresh food and ingredients but a little pricey.
The lamb kebabs were extraordinary and they treat everyone like family
Wonderful food and great service! I will definitely recommend to friends. One of my favorite local places to eat!
It was amazing as usual! All my other 3 friends were there first time and they absolutely loved it. Every dish we ordered was delicious. The service was super friendly! I even ordered a dinner to-go and made my husband’s day by bringing him Leyla’s food! Fantastic! Will definitely go back again and again! Thank you!