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Ayla, Montréal, QC

Ayla

4.8
4.8
414 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Griffintown, Ayla offers an eclectic menu inspired by Mediterranean hospitality. We offer a selection of easily sharable dishes that embrace the region’s traditional spices and coastal flavors, while showcasing our contemporary culinary vision.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (514) 447-2954
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Nick Vorias
  • Private party facilities
    Ayla est un restaurant méditerranéen convivial avec une ambiance chaleureuse et un décor moderne. Notre menu est fait pour partager et créer des souvenirs durables. Notre salle offre un espace intime pour les groupes (jusqu'à 25 invités) et peut accueillir jusqu'à 80 invités pour les privatisations.
  • Neighborhood
    Griffintown/St-Henri
  • Cross street
    Notre-Dame and Richmond
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 414 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Good for special occasions

  • Montreal

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Montreal

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Montreal

    Good for special occasions

414 Reviews
  1. robertw

    Montreal

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love it there. Food is so fresh and well prepared. Chopped Salad and Branzino are amazing

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  2. chanelle

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, amazing food, great service. Definitely a new go-to!

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  3. IsabellePeterDiMeglio

    Montreal

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely experience! We went for our 10th anniversary and we had very good service, food was excellent, we were amazed by the platter Mezze and the shrimps were full of flavors. The lobster tagliatelle is nice but I wouldn’t say it worth the price cost. It took a long time to get drinks. But our server was really great at making our experience memorable. We will be back for sure and with friends! I recommend this place for any occasion!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cozy place with grrat service and tasty menu. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants. The cocktails are also amazing.

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  5. CharlesA

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular ambiance, lively yet intimate, the service is amongst the best in Montreal and the food is fabulous. Bravo Ayla!

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  6. CharlesA

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    IN my view, Ayla has become one of the best restaurants in Griffentown. The service is exceptional, the food original and the ambiance warm, inviting. Congrats to their wole team!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food Service was stellar! Was quite expensive, but top quality and tasty food. Wine we wanted wasn’t available, sommelier recommended another but wasn’t great

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friends were very happy. I celebrated my girlfriends birthday. The food and service was excellent.

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  9. DPro

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, à bit pricy, had the calamari as an entree (very good), main plate was the kebab (found that it was very bland)
    AylaResponded on November 28, 2023
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the excellent service and found the calamari to your liking. We appreciate your honest input about the kebab, and we're sorry to hear that it didn't meet your expectations in terms of flavour. We value your insights, and we take your comments very seriously. Know that we are looking to improve the kebab dish and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you with an even more enjoyable dining experience. Greetings from the Ayla Restaurant Team

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    C’était excellent, le staff est très aimable et la nourriture était très bonne . A recommander

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the food!! Excellent quality Music was too loud!!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and the Seasoning 20/10 Amazing service and such a great staff. Drinks 10/10 I enjoyed my Solo date there & I will definitely going back again.

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  13. Julianna

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service & staff was super friendly! Totally going back :)

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  14. GlenG

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The music should not be played loudly at 6:30 pm. You cannot have a normal conversation at your table and as a result it ruins the entire experience. Food and service are great.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food with unique taste but portions are small relative to the cost. Desert was heavenly specially the pistachio ice cream and tahini ice cream.. cocktail was very nice — had pistachio sour.. Waitresses are courteous and friendly but it took time to get drinks from the bar and food from the kitchen.ً Different people came to the table out of nowhere, offered wine consult and the other acted as the dessert menu.. there was no actual dessert menu. Over all it was a good experience but if we didn’t have the appetizer, drink and the dessert I would have gone home hungry.

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  16. Marli22

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal. We have eaten a lot of hummus at a lot of different restaurants and we both agreed this was the best we had. The cocktails were also delicious. The cretan salad was good but very rich/salty so even while sharing it, we opted to take the leftover to go as it was too much to eat at once. Good service as well.

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  17. summerhill

    Montreal

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a pleasant evening with good food. They accommodated us as far as possible from the speakers so that we could talk to each other.

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  18. Chuck

    New York City

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was an anniversary dinner, and a friend had paid for 2 glasses of champagne as a surprise. We never got them. Also, my wife's dinner arrived almost 10 minutes after mine. They think someone else got her dinner by accident. The food was delicious, and the service otherwise was great

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  19. wines123

    Toronto

    355 reviews

    4.0

    355 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our App were amazing - Cauliflower, eggplant and salmon. The beef was a little bland it needed seasoning, otherwise it was a five starts. Plus the wine the sommelier selected was delicious!!

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  20. BonApetit

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time at Ayla. The food was very tasty, the lamb chops were excellent, Branzino very good. For appetizers we had a nice chopped salad, the grilled Octopus ( over priced, small portion and average) and the pita with dips which was good. We sat on terrace nice vibe with the music. Service was a bit slow but our server was very nice. Only thumbs down was the drink pour which was very weak. The top restaurants I eat at always give a nice generous hand pour which was not the case at Ayla. I can’t stand when a restaurant of this caliber gives u a 1.5 ounce drink which is gone in a few sips. This on its own is a reason not to return.

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  21. Jojo

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is small and cozy, terrasse is definitely a must, overlooking the condo pool. Initial service was great, attentive waiters but less as the evening wet on. Food quality is great, but portions are very very small, don’t go there hungry! Its a tasting menu! Highly priced

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time coming to this resto. First time was phenomenal, this second time was not so much. Service was great in the beginning, but then wavered as the evening went on and ‘important’ people arrived, it seemed we were left to the wayside (had to ask for water?), and quite frankly, ignored. Food was delicious!

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  23. SuzanneA

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar loved our bartender server Amanda she was the absolute best The food was bland, over processed somewhat exaggerated Won’t be going back Mezza salad and octopus was very good But not enough to go back

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  24. ABob

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for dinner Food was great, staff was helpful and service was quick

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Souper sur la terrasse avec chauffe terrasse très efficace !!! Nourriture excellente ! Serveur a été de bon conseils pour le choix d’entrée à partager, mets principal etc Sommelier a répondu à nos goûts et attente!!!

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  26. AnnaMaria

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Plat bien présenté et savoureux, mais dispendieux.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad service, flies around the dining room, good food.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always Food is incredible ans service is perfect. Reynald is so astute to his clientele. A truly amazing experience A must!

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  29. PeterH

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and the service was great.Unfortunately we ordered a bottle of wind they were out of it.The wine they recommended was excellent but there was a fruit fly in my glass of wine.The sommelier offered to take the fly out with a spoon.No offer to replace the wine.I had to request a new clean glass and more wine from our bottle.No offer to replace the bottle.Not withstanding my gf and myself had a great evening.

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  30. Rosi

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but everything ended up with the same charred taste. Service was controlled and they pushed too much food on us. At the end of the day it was about making sure the table made enough money for them not our enjoyment. For this I would not go back. Restaurants seem to forget we can cook very well at home and we go out for the enjoyment. When this is missing there is no reason to attend.

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  31. Jimsworld

    Montreal

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome tasting food and great surroundings.

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  32. DerekF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a Very forgettable experience. Overpriced for quality

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  33. Katsi7

    Montreal

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this place!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing…food is impeccable great service.

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  35. Mimi

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great. For the rest…not impressed!

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  36. Rickster

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food b

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  37. SilvioG

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s our second visit to Ayla and we love it. The food is excellent and the service very professional. We can’t wait to go back!

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  38. EvangelineS

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great discovery not far from the Arsenal. New resto that opened during the pandemic. Beautifully cooked food and beautifully presented. Quality stemware and plates. Nice lighting, cool chairs and tables. Obvious care taken with the design and space. Good and friendly service. A little pricey but worth it for the overall experience. Very nice meal. The kitchen knows what it is doing. Will go back.

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  39. JasonW

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent - we enjoyed all courses. Great balance of flavours and nicely executed. Cocktails were also very good. The kitchen was a bit slow but the service and communication from our waiter was very good. We will definitely return.

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  40. MarkFilipV

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Way overpriced, and very small portions. 23$ for a glass of wine. 32$ for a small mezze plate. Cocktails at 17-18$.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ayla is rated 4.8 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Ayla

386 Richmond St, Montréal, QC H3J 0B9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Notre-Dame and Richmond
  • Neighborhood
    Griffintown/St-Henri
  • Hours of operation
    Tue, Wed 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Nick Vorias
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (514) 447-2954
  • Private party facilities
    Ayla est un restaurant méditerranéen convivial avec une ambiance chaleureuse et un décor moderne. Notre menu est fait pour partager et créer des souvenirs durables. Notre salle offre un espace intime pour les groupes (jusqu'à 25 invités) et peut accueillir jusqu'à 80 invités pour les privatisations.
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