About Neyla Mediterranean Bistro

Shopping, commerce, and history abound in The Reston Town Center, and NEYLA is in the heart of the district around fountain court!

Come in and surround yourself in classy, uplifting and casual environment with an expansive dining room, a bar that has a mixture of rich dark tones of blue tapestry wall coverings and whitewash strie millwork. When the weather is nice you can enjoy our large outdoor patio featuring dark wicker furniture, creating a Mediterranean tavern ambiance.

Acclaimed Chef Erich von Gehren has designed a menu with the flavors and textures from Eastern Mediterranean. NEYLA also offers you a large assortment of small plates (mezze) ideal for tasting and sharing. Also we will enjoy their creative cocktails featuring an Arabesque of Vodka and house made lemonade.

11898 Market Street
Reston, VA 20190
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Bar Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: Bar stays late
Friday-Saturday: Bar stays late

Cross Street:
Mercury Fountain

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 318-8920

Website:
http://www.neyla.com/

Catering:
Call for details

Parking Details:
Free public lot

Public Transit:
Fairfax connector

Executive Chef:
Abdel-Rehman Matar

Private Party Facilities:
Newly remodeled party room with room for up to 60 people.

Private Party Contact:
Souheil Moussadik: (703) 318-8920

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Neyla Mediterranean Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

3.9

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (6)
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Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Business Meals (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Scenic View (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Authentic (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Very good food. Very friendly waiter. Had an extra beverage on my receipt which I had removed upon request but the total stayed the same after taking it out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Delicious food, fast service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We had a party of two and ask for a booth.
The host so only four could set at a booth. After we were seated a party of two was seated at the booth next to us.

My friends food was served and my dinner had not been served after waiting 10 minutes, I approached the host. He apologized and said they were short staffed.
They did try to compensate with a complementary glass of house wine.

However, when the food finally arrived it was delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Delicious and authentic food in a great atmosphere!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was delicious, service was mostly good... a few confusions with our orders but everything worked out :) I would definitely go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Long wait for drinks, gave up on ordering meal after 30 minutes of no attention. No one in restaurant. Manager apologized for lack of staff but we saw people working on something.....just not us.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

The lamb shank was amazing!!
Great service ...fun night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Love that RTC now has Neyla! Love the food and experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The desert was amazing!!! And the food was great. Only negative was a private party was ending and they left a door open and when they exited from the private room it became very cold.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Mediterranean can be good or great, Neyla was great. Service made us feel like guests, not patrons. Wine was outstanding, simple but significant. We'll be back.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 3, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, enjoyed Neyla's. We recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Food was very good. Staff was friendly but after a wait brought the wrong appetizers and also brought the wrong dessert. Maybe new and working out kinks? Would give it another chance

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Went for restaurant week. Great value. Four-course meal for $35. Octopus as appetizer was great. Falafel also. Kebabs were very tasty, maybe a bit overlooked. I think they were pre-cooked and then warmed through, though. I saw them in the kitchen..

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Went for DC Restaurant week lunch-special with friends. Surprisingly un-crowded. Had a great three course meal with prompt, friendly service. Appetizers were the standout of the meal, all three that we ordered (and shared) were unanimously agreed to be excellent. Deserts were very nice too. The main courses were middling, but I suspect their full menu has better options...

I must admit that I came into Neyla's with low expectations. In my experience the big restaurants at RTC tend to be oversold, overpriced, and under-inspired. But Neyla's surprised me with more than just the filling three courses and tolerable bill I expect from restaurant week. I had a nice meal: perhaps not the absolute peak of my gastronomic experience, but fun, unpretentious, and satisfying. Given that I live within walking distance I may be adding it to my regular restaurant rotation.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Good food, a bit noisy, particularly the first with a game on in the bar. Service was leisurely, which mostly worked for us. Good menu, Lebanese wine and Baklava were both excellent. Not my first choice for Mediterranean cuisine, but certainly an enjoyable experience overall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Food was good. Our waiter not so much but he tried to compensate his poor service later by paying more attention and bringing free treats. At least he tried and that's what was appreciated.
Overall service is poor.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We love mediterranean food, there are not too many choices close to our home. This place is right around the corner. The food is AWESOME! Everything hit the spot perfectly and tasted great.

The restaurant is clean, fresh, and everything looks new. The staff and manager were very friendly. The service was fair, we believe that this was caused by the appearance of being short staffed. If they had more wait staff on hand I think everything would have been perfect.

We will definitely be eating at Neyla again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The food was delicious but the service was slow. The water would disappear, the food was practically thrown on the table, and they forgot to give us the take out order, so we had to remind them after 15/20 minutes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Overpriced for average quality food. Needs to raise their game to keep up with the other options on Reston TC

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Neyla is a good restaurant with quality ingredients, plenty of menu options and very good service. (The mezze platter was very good.)

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We were there for 2 hours just to eat an appetizer and entree. Service was extremely slow and everyone was stuck in a back room, something was wrong with the heat? Which also should meant excellent service because everyone in the restauarant was in one room.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 2017

I really enjoy Mediterranean food so I was excited to try this place. The food was very tasty. The dip sampler was outstanding and my favorite of the whole meal. The pita is made fresh and comes to the table warm. The unique cocktails were also very good.
My only complaint is that I tried to use my new WorkPerks card and the waiter apparently didn't have the updated new year information. He insisted that it was a free desert, even after I mentioned that my form told me it was 10% off. When I got back home and checked the sheet I was given, it should have been 10% off the whole check. I would have preferred the 10% off because we were really too full for dessert, and Baklava is not my favorite thing.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

No experience. The restaurant was CLOSED! Not serving lunch because of special New Years Eve hours. Bad communication with Open Table. I have eaten here before and Neyla is excellent. But this should not have happened.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 28, 2016

Food and service were great. We had a large group, and they were able to satisfy the meat eaters, gluten free, and vegan diners equally well in our party. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Vegan, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Way too over priced for the quality and quantity of the food that was provided.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The grilled salmon wasn't especially large, but it was cooked perfectly. I wish I could say that for the chicken.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2016

I would highly recommend Neyla to my vegetarian friends; some of which who recommended that we go there instead of McCormick and Schmick's. Everyone else really enjoyed their meals. My salmon was undercooked; so I didn't finish it. But the manager was kind enough to offer to make it over; so I will eat it today for dinner. I think that was a very nice gesture, even though it's was not really anyone's fault. Also, the dessert was very delicious. I think that I would go there again, but after work for drinks and appetizers. Oh, and dessert of course .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Really enjoyed our evening at Neyla. Great food and exceptional service. Highlight of the evening was our server Orlando, top notch! We will be back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Lost it. Neyla used to one of the top new restaurants in Fairfax. It appears they may have new owners. No sign of original staff. Service was awful. We were told that several of the wines on the small wine list were not in stock and they didn't know when of if they would restock wines. Server recommended red sangia, which was extremely sweet. Not something you could have with a meal. Food (salmon skewers) were horribly overcooked and dry. Shrimp dish was tasteless. None of the usual seasoning.
We had visited Neyla at least 6 times before, This was completely different - and disappointing, to say the least. We won't be going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2016

The food was really good, and they have options for vegetarians, vegans, and meat eaters. The place was nearly empty, so no problem getting a table. The waiter was attentive and pleasant. I would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 15, 2016

Neyla is modern and cosmopolitan. Spoke French with our server the entire night, who enjoyed our company and felt good about the service he provided. An excellent experience!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2016

Service finally seems to be on an upswing at Neyla...for a while they had been very thinly staffed. Our server was great. Food is always very good. Restaurant needs a makeover, however...looks worn.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Located conveniently right across the street from our hotel, Neyla is a great mix of new age take on Med styled foods in snazzy digs with lots of bling and glitz. The food was actually very good and presentation was second to very few, but service was a bit on the languid side; not bad, mind you, but anything but attentive. The skating rink outside, the 'city' feel of the location and the overall experience blurred that one VERY slightly off tune note and overall we had a great pre-flight dinner.

We'll do this pre-flight overnight and Neyla dine out again for sure!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2016

We had a business lunch on a rainy day, and it was quiet inside the restaurant. Great service and the food was fresh, tasty, and spicy. We'll be back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

We chose this restaurant before seeing a movie in Reston Town Center. The food is middle eastern. The salads we ordered were overdressed and quite plain: lettuce/tomato/cucumber with flat bread. We ordered the middle eastern spreads with felafel to start. The spreads were quite tasty, the felafel were overdone and hard. The flat bread pizza was tasty but a little oily. Our biggest complaint was the service, or should I say the lack of service. The restaurant was more than half empty on a Sat. night in a busy shopping area and that should have been a clue, but during our entire meal, the waiter never returned. The only time we saw him was to take our order and to (finally) bring our check after we looked in vain for anyone to walk by our table to ask for the bill. What was happening was a large group of young men( waiters) all congregating together and talking to each other instead of paying attention to the customers. We will not return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Every dish was outstanding. Tremendous taste, delightful combinations,good size dishes. Definitely returning!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Great food especially the Mezze options. We were a group of 6 adults and ordered a range of mezze and dips to share, which was plenty of food. The only negatives were the noise level (probably due to the cavernous high ceilings) and it was quite dark which made it hard to read the menu.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Great food, great atmosphere, and the service was superb!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

The staff is friendly, gracious and helpful. The mezze are great! Our friends got the lamb chops and savored every morsel.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Love this place! Great food and service. Am going back again this week!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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