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Layla at MacArthur Place, Sonoma, CA

Layla at MacArthur Place

4.4
4.4
1012 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Situated in a historic and iconic barn within the verdant 6-acre grounds of MacArthur Place in downtown Sonoma, Layla is a comfortable, sophisticated, “Mediterranean kitchen” dining experience. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature healthy, organic options as well as heartier fare, fresh and locally-sourced ingredients -- all served in a bright, airy space with a convivial vibe.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Continental, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2929

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Hoffman

  • Private party facilities

    Layla offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact for sjohal@macarthurplace.com for booking inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Cross street

    Hwy 12/Broadway

  • Parking details

    Private, and street parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Christmas Eve Brunch

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Celebrate the Holiday with Christmas Eve Brunch at Layla. Offered from 7:30am - 2:30pm, $65 for adults and $35 for children.
  • Christmas Eve Dinner

    $110.00 per person

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Celebrate the Holiday with a four-course Christmas Eve dinner menu in Layla. Offered from 5pm - 8pm, $110 for adults, & $45 for children.
  • Christmas Day Brunch

    $65.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2022 only
    Celebrate the Holiday with a festive Christmas Day Brunch at Layla. Offered from 7:30am - 2:30pm, $65 per adult and $35 per child.

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What 1,012 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Great for brunch

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  1. S

    Sparkly

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Tried again for fourth time since Layla opened, this time under new chef. Again disappointed, I realize its the space I don't care for and the atmosphere, food is very good. So if you are looking for good food this is worth trying, bar service is as bad as always takes forever to be served. Lots of staff but in no hurry. Such a shame as I really wanted this to be our it place. Alas its not, but it might be yours. be prepared $21 for a glass of chardonnay in the bar.
  2. BR

    BarbaraR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    This was my first visit to Layla. The dining room was light filled and pleasant. Diners were seated at tables far apart from each other, which is wonderful. Although it was not busy. The food was fine but nothing to write home about. I had the halibut sandwich which was crispy, but a bit dry. The side salad was a bit soggy from the dressing. Service was very slow even though there were only 3 tables occupied during lunch while I was there. The servers, while very nice and meaning well, all seemed very inexperienced and couldn't answer questions about the menu. The food was overpriced in my opinion. Bottom line: pleasant place to meet, average food, high prices.
  3. TD

    TommyD

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very disappointing dinner. We were seated promptly but it took 10minutes for our waiter to greet us and take a drink order. The drinks took another 15 minutes. Appetizers came quickly then we waited 1 full hour after finishing appetizers for entry, They forgot the side order which was then delivered after our entrees were finished so we sent it back. The entrees were not very good. I would not recommend the fusilli or spaghetti dishes. The waitress was apologetic but the floor manager said nothing. We each had a cocktail and a glass of wine and the bill was in excess of $200.
  4. RF

    RobertF

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Nice setting but the food was mediocre and the wait staff never checked in with us after our food was delivered. I won’t return.
  5. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    All is good but they can improve and better. Perhaps it’s too new, the ratings reflect more improvement is needed as staff and operation becomes more seasoned.
  6. MT

    MaryT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Service was slow but I'm sure the special Thanksgiving menu had something to do with it. There seemed to be confusion with service people. The food was just OK, turkey was great as well as dessert. The acorn squash side dish was a failure, no flavor. Beef tenderloin was well prepared. I loved the ambience and will return to give the standard menu a try.
  7. NS

    NSXDriver

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It was a fixed Thanksgiving dinner menu with a couple of choices for first and second courses and desert. The food was average all around with the exception of the squash which was simply terrible: dry as cork and completely tasteless, My friend and I ordered the beef which was very good but completely raw in the middle. I don't mind steak tartar but it should be announced on the menu. It wasn't a steak but a round chunk of meat and one did not get a choice as to what level of cooking it should have. I'm not going back and I would not recommend this restaurant. Perhaps it is unfair to judge a restaurant based on one fixed menu for Thanksgiving but there are too many good restaurants in this area that are a much better value.
  8. S

    Susan

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Layla has a delightful patio and a bright and airy dining room, where we had the lobster spaghetti (very yummy!) and the smokey eggplant pasta (feh.) Our server was on point. Only downside is that it is more expensive than a lot of restaurants in the area. Their best value can be had in what I think is one of the coolest bars in Sonoma. More food and mood for sure.
  9. H

    Huntersf

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Untrained wait staff. Stacking plates on our table before removing them when there was a side board right next to our table. Waitress never checked back to see how we were doing. Auctioning off food instead of numbering the seats.reaching across the table to pickup plates. Empty water glasses. Staff in serious need of training. Food was great. Came out timely and hot.
  10. NP

    NatP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience1
    It took an hour and a half to get our food. When it finally came it was terrible. The halibut was so overcooked and underseasoned it was like eating paste (and cost $45!). Seriously this was the hands down driest fish I'd ever eaten. I can't express enough how bad it was - I imagine an old boot would be less tough and better seasoned. Beyond the atrocious food, all the other guests were completely trashed. Given the quality of food and wait time I can't blame them but it certainly didn't make for an enjoyable evening. The servers were nice and did their best but this is clearly a sinking (or sunk?) ship, we're looking forward to never coming back.
  11. w

    weluv2dine

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    The main area of the restaurant was frigidly cold. We had to move to the bar for warmth. Menu in the bar is different than main dining area. We were able to transfer to bar area and keep our menu intact. Lobster spaghetti was excellent. Calamari was also delicious.
  12. Y

    Yoyo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food Good service. Definitely recommend
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came Layla for a joint birthday celebration brunch and it was stunning. We had an outdoor reservation but it was colder than we expected, so the ladies at the front offered to seat us inside. We were given our own private room where we had amazing meal (I personally had the roasted turkey club) and a couple bottles of champagne for our mimosas. Truly made our weekend away from the bay area special.
  14. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was impeccable service and the food was outstanding. 10/10. Will definitely go back.
  15. DC

    DCNapa

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service staff friendly and attentive. Food was amazing.
  16. JC

    JeffC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional, very relaxed atmosphere.
  17. FB

    FoodieBri

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It has been four years since I went to Layla for the first time and this was a vast improvement. The food and the service were excellent, we sat outside, where there were heaters, and it was quiet, the only drawback was that it was a little bit on the pricier side, ( as with most upscale restaurants these days with the economic situation) But well worth it for a special occasion out.
  18. JM

    JM18

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a lovely brunch here while in Sonoma. The atmosphere was beautiful and very calming. Food was tasty, the omelette was by-far the best thing we had!
  19. LB

    LeahB

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had breakfast at Layla. The service was friendly and attentive. My husband requested gluten-free bread so our waitress remembered his dietary request. She brought over a gluten-free muffin and a candle since we were celebrating his birthday. That was a nice personal touch.
  20. JR

    JoshuaR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Private room, great service, great food and super cool atmosphere.
  21. GK

    GunterK

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Server Mingma is a jewel. But the menu is very limited and the food is only mediocre. Layla hasn’t caught up yet with he pre-epidemic quality.
  22. JB

    JanaBanana

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We appreciate that we were seated by a window and a quiet place which we requested. We love the Layla Benedict and those amazing square potatoes! Service was friendly and always available but not obtrusive. Layla is great!
  23. U

    Underwhelmed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Chicken dish wildly oversalted. Duck was super chewy. Smoker carrots were undercooked. Cocktails were great! Seemed like the kitchen was having an off night. Hard to swallow given the cost.
  24. MD

    MikeD

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service could have been better that would be the only complaint we had.
  25. RJ

    RaeJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The facility was/is beautiful, the only issue I and my party had was the order, we ordered the MacArthur Burger, well done, it was medium to rare, no tomatoes, had tomatoes, but it was delicious none the less, fries were great. The wine was ok, we tried 2 different Souv. Blanc and they were more tart or acidy than I prefer, settled on a Chard that was served ice cold, prefer it chilled not ice cold, after it sat for a bit it was much better. The Servers were very accommodating and professional, it was my first time here, I told a friend of mine who has been at your location before and she felt the same, it was like the cook staff didn't listen or read the order, I know some Chef's will not prepare meat well and that is why I ordered it well, it came out medium to med-rare, was ok, but I don't like my meat to bleed in my plate. I would recommend, but would be clear to make sure they were very specific and to review the wine list before ordering
  26. GG

    GaryG

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We got off to a rocky start - the reception people seemed very inexperienced and though we reserved and were waiting for our patio table, they didn’t know how to respond when we said we would like to wait outside. But once we got to our table - the rest of our experience was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was flawless. And Layla has the most beautiful, comfortable and spacious patio dining in Sonoma - with efficient heaters above most tables. It is a little on the expensive side - so for us, a special occasion restaurant- but worth it!
  27. M

    Mario

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    A quiet respite from Sonoma downtown, and seemingly in a world of its own. The service was prompt, cheerful and worth the reservation. The bar gets a lil trite and the service passable.
  28. CW

    CathyW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service by James, music was a bit loud at first. Make sure to grab drinks in the bar before dinner. We had the Branzino, roasted carrots and chopped salad- all wonderful!!
  29. CL

    CherrieL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    This place has potential but it depends on leadership. Lots of inexperienced staff, food looks good but mediocre. My kids burger was dry, they forgot a lot of little things with our order, the server didn’t know his menu very well. Cobb salad was actually pretty good. We also ordered the omelette, even though the sauce was good, it was just egg and sauce which I feel most omelette have at least vegetables, it needed something to balance out the saltiness. Kids noodles were just okay. Ambiance is beautiful, property is gorgeous. Train their staff better and pay attention to details with the food and this place could be something but 3/5 stars for us.
  30. g

    grapegirl

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprise to have much better service. Sorry, but this had been lacking. The food was very good too. Keep it going! We wish you well. We are locals and want to support.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Menu was limited. Almost no options for GF, Pescatarian. Food was bland. Waiter got it wrong. Will never recommend.
  32. RR

    RRRBBM

    San Francisco

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table on the patio was absolutely lovely. Staff did a fantastic job of handling some of us who were too warm, and others that were too cold. Service was fantastic. The food is always wonderful, and the brunch menu is great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience!
  34. CK

    ChrisK

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Food was not good and overpriced. Nice atmosphere
  35. UB

    UpasanaB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Was very excited to try this spot and it started off pleasantly but then found a piece of plastic halfway through eating my pasta. Service was also very slow. There are better options around the area.
  36. L

    Lavender

    San Francisco

    91 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Love Layla. Your amvience_ food, and service make it a special treat tovdine with you.
  37. n

    noran

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    On vacation from NYC
  38. CD

    CarmelD

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service - thank you for the thoughtful birthday card and our entire team was wonderfully attentive and kind. Food was also delicious and amazing wine recommendation!
  39. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday brunch to celebrate my father's birthday! Definitely recommend.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food and phenomena were good. However, we sit by the window, and there were few flies on the window. The flies flew around our faces and our food, and we had to wave our hounds all the time. Quite annoying! My friend mentioned that to the waitress, but she just smiled and left, didn’t even apologize.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Layla at MacArthur Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 938-2929.

Layla at MacArthur Place is rated 4.4 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.

Layla at MacArthur Place does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 24 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Layla at MacArthur Place

29 E Macarthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 12/Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Continental, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private, and street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Hoffman

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2929

  • Private party facilities

    Layla offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact for sjohal@macarthurplace.com for booking inquiries.

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