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Ayla, Montréal, QC
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Ayla

4.6
4.6
378 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Griffintown, Ayla offers an eclectic menu inspired by Mediterranean conviviality. 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 447-2954

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Griffintown/St-Henri

  • Cross street

    Notre-Dame and Richmond

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • La Saint-Valentin | Valentine's Day

    CA$100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate Valentine's Day at Ayla with an unforgettable Mediterranean culinary experience. Tasting Menu $100 per person (payment due at restaurant). Your table will be reserved for 2 hours. Cancellation fee: $50 applicable after 12PM February 14, 2023. . Célébrez la Saint-Valentin à Ayla avec une expérience culinaire méditerranéenne inoubliable. Menu dégustation $100 par personne (paiement dû au restaurant). Votre table sera réservée pour 2 heures. Frais d'annulation : 50$ applicables après 12h le 14 Février 2023.

What 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Montreal / Quebec

    Great for fine wines

  • Montreal

    Great for fine wines

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  1. SG

    SilvioG

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  2. ES

    EvangelineS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. JW

    JasonW

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  4. MF

    MarkFilipV

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Way overpriced, and very small portions. 23$ for a glass of wine. 32$ for a small mezze plate. Cocktails at 17-18$.
  5. ZK

    ZohaK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    The food was excellent as usual. Ayla serves the most amazing Middle Eastern food in town . The service was very good . Servants and managers were doing their best. But it was not a good New Year’s Eve experience. First we had to wait forever to get seated despite a reservation. The noise level was too high we couldn’t enjoy our conversation . They started distributing party blowers very late and the bubbly that was part of the deal was half a glass Prosecco. And most importantly if it wasn’t for the people next to us who started shouting the countdown to 2023 we would have missed the most important tradition of the New Year’s Eve. The restaurant should have initiated the countdown. Ayla opened during the pandemic and This is their first NYE event so hopefully they will improve in organizing these kinds of evenings!
  6. RK

    RachelK

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    NYE- food was amazing, service was just ok but understandable for a crazy night
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the ambience was amazing!!!! And don’t forget the cocktails
  8. JH

    JerryH

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb Mediterranean Cuisine. Open, friendly setting, with abundant staff- all who know how to serve and are very energetic. Have the Eggplant as it is delicious upon delicious. It’s suggested that the portions are ‘tapas style’ - don’t believe it. All the plates are large portions even to share. Enjoyed the hell out of this wonderful Montréal restaurant.
  9. AL

    AriellaL

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious! Wine was excellent! Service lovely! Higher end of cost.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner, overall amazing vibe, service was incredible.
  11. w

    wines123

    Montreal

    338 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    338 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food. Nice place for sharing. Will go back!!
  12. G

    Gisou

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Le repas était excellent, produits frais, bien présentés et délicieux. Le service impeccable, professionnel, bonnes suggestions de vins avec les plats choisis. Seul bémol: musique trop bruyante.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was exquisite as usual. Options for main courses are too limited. Noise level was more on the higher side. Impeccable service, great wine selection.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great meal, outstanding food but very noisy.
  15. c

    catherined

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dip platter; great, smoky eggplant; great, short ribs and polenta; great, lamb chops; great, asparagus; overpriced and just normal. Too many waiters serving the same table, causes a bit of confusion. If you have food allergies repeat your needs several times and ask before eating as once the place gets busy, messages got lost in the shuffle. Appropriate level of noise at 7, became more raucous as the evening progressed, hard to hear each other by 9. On a Wednesday night. Overall a lovely evening, I would go back. Dinner for 3 including dip platter, eggplant, asparagus, two main courses and 5 cocktails was $350. Add the tip (with sole options at 18, 20 and 22 percent!!) and the total was $411. A bit pricey, but there was enough food for 4 people, we took some home.
  16. L

    Loulou

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and the food is always delicious! Great wine list too
  17. G

    Gege

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Très bon mais trop cher et trop bruyant. Parfait pour les Botoxé.e.s riches de 30 ans qui veulent voir et être vus tout en mangeant bien. Very good but too expensive and way too noisy. Perfect for rich Botoxed lips of 30 years oldwho want to see and be seen.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience at Ayla. Food was delicious as always! One of my favorite in Montreal
  19. PG

    PascaleG

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Expensive for the originality of the food. The food was of quality and fresh but the flavors not so original. There are other more creative middle eastern restaurants.
  20. T

    Thierry

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing evening! The food was delicious, the staff was very nice and the ambiance was very lovely. We will definitely come back again!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ayla has become one of our favourite restaurants in the city. We have come many times with various groups of friends and have never been disappointed. Latifa is the best and her wonderful staff go above and beyond to make sure their guests have a wonderful experience and are well taken care of. Saturday night we had almost everything on the menu and every dish was perfection! Can’t wait to come back! Save me a date pudding!!!
  22. a

    audrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food was cooked to perfection and very flavourful. I highly recommend the kebab. Our waitress was fine but our experience was ruined by the manager's attitude. She was very condescending and talked to us like we were stupid borderline insulting !!
  23. MA

    MissA

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. From the start (free valet parking) to the end (late evening sipping on delicious marocain tea), everything was just perfect: warm welcome, cozy seating by the kitchen (at the bar), our hostess/waitress was discreet and “attentionnée”, helping choose gluten free meal (and making some needed accommodations, thank you!), tasty and delicious food (don’t miss out on the lamb kebab). I will go back. I will definitely also recommend to my friends to go!
  24. ML

    MyriamL

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Food was good, small portions, very slow service! Waited almost an hour for the food, and no one bothered to approach nor apologize for the delay.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dîner, original, délicieux, frais et bien présenté. Le service est top et l ambiance aussi. Très bonne adresse, attention prix élevés, mais ça les vaut! Merci Sophie
  26. S

    Sheri

    Montreal

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous mediterranean food and wonderful staff. One of my favorite places to dine in Montreal. Now that I live here (from NYC) this is a neighborhood go to for a special night out. My only criticism is the level of noise. I love the music selection, but combined with the amount of folks that fill the large space, it becomes challenging to converse. Nevertheless the food and the graciousness and warmth of the staff makes up for that concern. My personal recommendations although you can't go wrong with anything you order; The chopped salad with tahini vinaigrette is an amazing salad. Also the giant lamb kebab is perfection.
  27. NM

    NatalieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dinner was great. Food and service was very good. Definitely would recommend.
  28. M

    Marc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, vibe. Great experience overall. Looking forward to going back
  29. o

    olivier

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Ayla was fantastic. The service was amazing, super friendly staff, we weren't sure what to order, based off what we like they helped us choose some amazing plates. The service was quick, the drinks were fantastic and the food was top notch. I absolutely loved my first time experience at Ayla and I can't wait to go back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfection. The food, the service and the ambiance. We were 6 so we ordered a large variety of items from both the appetizer and mains menu. Each dish was delicious and perfect in flavour and presentation. For dessert don ’t miss the steamed date pudding!!! Our guests loved Ayla. It’s not our first time and now our friends can’t wait to go back! Latifa and Alli took fantastic care of us! Easily one if the best restaurants in Montreal.
  31. J

    Jenn

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was sooo delicious, and prepared perfectly. The service was excellent and attentive. I thought it was expense but so are all restaurants. Will definitely go there again.
  32. AW

    AudreyW

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding, had the mezzo platter and the dips were delicious, the cauliflower is a must order and had the whole branzino, with superb crisp skin and delicious flaky meat. Great experience. Staff was attentive and knowledgeable. Lovely evening
  33. MR

    MalyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Beautiful ambiance and great service 10/10
  34. SL

    SophieL

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure dining at Ayla, super experience!
  35. CS

    ChantalS

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurant in town. Service is good and friendly, food is tasty, fresh, lots of flavours and textures....it makes me travel. Ambiance is top notch! Plus valet parking.. very close to perfection to me.
  36. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time : outstanding friendly service. Delicious food, perfect presentation. I can’t wait to return.
  37. NK

    NinoK

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Super cool sound atmosphere and good mediterranean food.
  38. TI

    TINAB

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and amazing service !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Table was great . They forgot us and I took forever to get our food. Always lying about how long. The chopped salad was delicious and Cornish hen one of the best. Prices were very high and no service.
  40. L

    Loulou

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice terrasse, amazing service, well located. 10/10

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 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 447-2954.

Ayla is rated 4.6 stars by 378 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.
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

    Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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