Layla at MacArthur Place
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Mediterranean Cobb Salad
avocado, feta, bacon, red wine vinaigrette
whipped garlic aioli, smoked paprika, tomato jam
Fried Chicken Sandwich
olive tapenade, kale, saffron aioli
We had an absolutely delicious meal last night. Started with an excellent Chardonnay, a grilled lettuce salad, cioppino, porchetta and roasted carrots. Everything was wonderful. We had a very aware server which we appreciated.
Layla has one of the loveliest outdoor spaces in Sonoma.
Although Layla got off to a rocky start when it opened originally, it has now become a favorite!
Amazing ambiance and service. Thanks again for a great Mother’s Day
Happy (belated) Mother's Day! And, thank you for spending with us at Layla. We appreciate the kind words, and are delighted that you enjoyed your experience. Cheers, Liddy
Beautiful place - nice cocktails - service was a little slow. Most of our group loved their food - only the lobster roll didn’t quite measure up but it also was priced pretty fairly- overall very nice
My boyfriend and I ate here for our 1 year anniversary. We sat in the outdoor area, and it was a perfect ambiance: noise level, temperature, and beautiful. They surprised us with complimentary bubbles, which was very sweet. The food was flavorful and delicious.
Greetings, Happy anniversary, and thanks for choosing to celebrate it at Layla! I'm glad to hear you had a lovely experience, and were taken great care of by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future, hopefully before your next anniversary! Best, Liddy
Loved it. Great new outdoor experience. Been there several times snd always enjoy it.
I haven't been here in years,Love the place, Food was good , Good service,The sorbet was great... Highly recommend it.. Looking Forward to my Next Visit....
Beautiful out side patio with great options of food and beverage. We loved our dinner
Love cocktail and food. We are at outside table very spacey. Inside feel roomy too! Will come back again!
Hi Viola. What a sweet review! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the cocktails from our brand-new drinks menus introduced last week. We hope to welcome you back in the not-too-distant future. Best, Liddy
Excellent atmosphere and food. Everyone was nice but service was very slow
Hello, Thanks for your feedback on the service. We have been quite busy this spring as locals and visitors alike are excited to resume dining in restaurants! That being said, we pride ourselves on timely and seamless service, so we'll address your feedback with our team during trainings. Best, Liddy
The back patio is beautiful and very relaxing. The service was excellent. My husband and I both enjoyed the breakfast we ordered. We will definitely go back.
Dear Lauran, A warm and heartfelt thanks for the lovely review! We're delighted that you had such a relaxing breakfast on the patio. It's a pretty magical spot at this time of year with the fragrant flowers, lush foliage and sunny Sonoma skies. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Cheers, Liddy
The food was superb, and the cocktails were outstanding. The only thing that would have made our experience better is if the server was more attentive. My boyfriend arranged a surprise dessert for me while I wasn't expecting it and the server forgot to add the candle onto it and it took a while to receive it so it was a little awkward.
Dear Radeesh, Many thanks for dining at Layla on what must have been a special occasion, and for the kind words on your overall experience! I'm sorry to hear that your server forgot the candle for your surprise dessert! We'll share your feedback with the team as a training tool for our servers. Thanks again, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Liddy
I had a unique request for what we wanted to eat, which involved a different way to serve me something that was not on the menu as a stand alone. They happily met my request and I am so happy because I greatly enjoyed the food.
Dear Rebecca, Thanks for the lovely feedback! We're so glad our team was able to accommodate your special order. We will always do our very best to accommodate special requests if the kitchen isn't buried. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not-too-distant future. Best, Liddy
Service and ambiance at Layla is very relaxing and chic. The food used great fresh ingredients but could use some more thought and improvement in terms of flavors. I do recommend the olive oil pancakes!
Dear SKay, Thanks for taking a moment to share this feedback on your recent meal at Layla! We recently introduced all-new menus in March when we re-opened, so if you have any specifics you'd like to share on how we could have improved certain dishes, we're all ears. Feel from to DM me with your thoughts. All the best, Liddy
Had made a reservation for an outside table, which the restaurant confirmed. Upon arrival, they informed us that we had to sit inside, which we did. After nearly 45 mins of not being helped or spoken to or even noticed and flagging waiters down, we finally stood up and walked out the outdoor dining area. I explained we’d been seated and no one helped us. I then asked to sit at one of several empty tables outside. They let us.
Service was meh at best and the food was cold and honestly not up to par. Our table was pitch black and we never received the candle we asked for. I got our main dishes to go as we had been there for nearly 3 hours and we were just done with the experience. It was a bummer bc it’s a wonderful hotel and has a lot of potential. This was my second time at Layla. Both times were disappointing.
Greetings. I'm terribly sorry to hear that your experience was sub-par from your arrival experience through the end of your meal. The service you experienced is not at all reflective of our standards. I will flag your review to our restaurant managers to see what happened, and how we can address the situation immediately so this does not happen again. Thank you for your support of Layla thus far, and I hope you'll give us another opportunity to deliver stellar experience. Best, Liddy
Stunning and sophisticated decor inside and outdoors.
Beautiful food presentation and lots of options for all tastes! Thoughtful portions with lots of flavor.
I have to add that although our waiter was new and still learning, he was so pleasant and working really hard. I appreciate their efforts despite this wild year affecting their industry. Every employee was attentive and welcoming.
Would highly recommend!
Dear Laura, A million thanks for the kind and thoughtful review! We're delighted that you enjoyed the ambiance, food quality and presentation and were well taken care of by our staff. On that note, we appreciate your patience and understanding with our new server, who is eager to learn and improve. We hope to host you at Layla again in the near future. All the best, Liddy
The evening was great, and the food was very well done.
Thanks, Heyjim! We appreciate the great review, and are delighted to hear that you had a great overall experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to Layla! Cheers, Liddy
Best breakfast experience in Sonoma! Delicious food, very pleasant atmosphere, excellent service!
Hi YanaR, We are positively delighted to hear that, in your esteem, Layla has the best breakfast experience in Sonoma! Thank you for the lovely feedback, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Best, Liddy
We could not eat our meal. Had to send it back to absolutely no flavor. The manager was passive aggressive and obnoxious and should definitely not be in the service industry. On a high note our server Wilson was very kind and apologetic.
Greetings, I'm truly sorry to hear that your recent experience at Layla was subpar at best - that is not at all reflective of our food and service standards. If you have a moment to DM me with further details on the dishes you ordered, and how we could have handled the recovery situation better, it will help us address matters with our staff to ensure this does not happen again. Again, please accept our sincere apologies. We hope you'll give us another chance in the future. Best, Liddy
Food was very good. We dined outside. It was a little cold, but bearable. Is definitely upscale prices. Wine list was somewhat reasonable...prices vary from expensive to very expensive. I would dine there again for a special occasion.
Dear Maggie, Many thanks for dining at Layla, and for the kind words on the food! We look forward to welcoming you back for a special occasion meal. All the best, Liddy
You guys handled the 8 of us so beautifully! Separate checks for all, delicious food, and a grand setting for our first restaurant outing since COVID! Merci Beaucoup!
Dear Baci! We are honored that you chose Layla as the setting for your very first restaurant outing since Covid! And boy oh boy are we glad that we delivered a stellar experience for this monumental and hopefully memorable moment. Thank you, again, and we hope to welcome you back soon, and often. Cheers, Liddy
It was a very nice surprise in Sonoma! Fantastic food and wonderful service!
Dear PMiami, Thank you for dining at Layla, and for taking a moment to share this stellar review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed a lovely experience including both food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, Liddy
I read quite a few bad reviews on Layla and I was thinking of canceling our reservation but I am so happy we didn’t!! Other than a slowish service everything was amazing!! We sat outside with our 2 doodles and it was really wonderful on the back patio. It felt very European as we sat on their low sofas for dinner. We had the Hamachi and a tapas style Patatas Bravas for our appetizers. I also started with an excellent margarita! My husband had the whole roasted Sea Bass and I had the Petaluma Chicken. Everything was so fresh and delicious!! Then the piece de resistance was the Basque Cheesecake!! Just an amazing meal and compared to other restaurants in Sonoma not that much more expensive for the quality. Give it a try! You will not be disappointed.
Dear krimsty1, What a wonderful review, thank you! We're so glad you chose to dine with us, and that you had a lovely experience on the Layla patio. The setting is truly gorgeous at this time of year, with so many lush trees and fragrant flowers. You ordered some of our favorite signature dishes so you had a nice representation of our offering. Thanks again for the kind words, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Cheers, Liddy
We ordered a lamb chop dish it was $55 it arrived there were three small chops which one was overcooked. We should’ve known better because nobody asked us how we preferred our meat cooked. I ordered clams with pasta I know what al dente means and prefer my pasta that way this was undercooked. Frankly I’m shocked at myself that I did not send both meals back but I was just not ready for any upset. The staff were friendly and the place was quiet so there was no excuse for poorly prepared and cooked food
Greetings, Thank you for choosing to dine at Layla, and for taking a moment to share your feedback. I'm so sorry to hear that both dishes were not prepared to your liking. We are always more than happy to re-make a dish, or swap it out, if a guest is not satisfied with the preparation. Next time (we hope you'll give us another opportunity!), please don's hesitate to ask. In the meantime, we'll address your feedback on both items with our culinary team so we can course correct. Best, Liddy
Amazing Brunch, drinks and ambience.
Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to hosting you again in the not-too-distant future. Cheers, Liddy
It was great. Loved the place, the service and the food was excellent
Dear TTNTI, Many thanks for the stellar review, and kind words! We're delighted to hear that your experience at Layla was excellent and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Cheers, Liddy
Another enjoyable lunch experience at Layla. This has become one of our favorite breakfast and lunch locations in Sonoma. A jewel in the neighborhood.
Dear Ruben, Wow! Thank you for another truly lovely review, and for your repeat support of Layla. We are delighted that we've become one of your go-to breakfast and lunch locales in town. We look forward to your next visit. Best, Liddy
Layla was a really fun, relaxing experience. The ambiance was exactly what we needed after a long work week. The staff was incredible and attentive, making sure we had everything we needed and spacing out our courses perfectly. The food was delicious - we ordered small plates to share along with perfectly crafted cocktails. Can’t wait to plan my next trip.
Greetings, A huge and heartfelt thank-you from our team for sharing these kind words! We're so glad that you enjoyed such a lovely experience at Layla. It sounds like you ordered perfectly, and were able to sample many of the goodies across the food & drink menus. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Sonoma. Cheers, Liddy
Great atmosphere. Cute patio. Well lit and well heated. Food needed to be salted. Everything needed salt. Bland.
Greetings, Many thanks for sharing this feedback on your recent experience! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the patio and the atmosphere, and appreciate your notes on the salt quotient (or lack thereof) in the food. We recently launched an all-new menu, and welcome helpful feedback such as yours that helps us hone our offering. Thank you again, Liddy
We ate at Layla several times during our stay at MacArthur place. The food was delicious and we enjoyed everything we had for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The servers were helpful and knowledgeable and the ambiance is perfect. I highly recommend dining here and look forward to doing so again!
Dear Colette, Many thanks for sharing such a lovely review! We're delighted you enjoyed your experience at Layla, and we can't wait to host you again the near future. Cheers, Liddy
Nice to have LAyla back from the lockdown
Dear sonomalisa, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review. We appreciate our loyal locals, and are thrilled to be welcoming you back to Layla after such a long hiatus. Best, Liddy
This place is utterly beautiful and the service is spot on so glad we were able to visit and look forward to coming back
Wow! We are positively beaming. Thanks for sharing such a warm and enthusiastic note about your recent experience. We're delighted that you enjoyed your experience from soup to nuts, as they say. We hope to welcome you back to Layla soon. Cheers, Liddy
We went to Layla for Easter lunch and were immediately struck by the beauty of the restaurant and outdoor dining area. The food, service, and overall experience was terrific: staff were friendly and professional; the food was delicious and thoughtfully prepared; and the ambience was perfect for an outdoor Easter lunch!
Dear WineLover (me too!), A huge and heartfelt thank-you for sharing such a positive and enthusiastic review. We're so glad you had such a great Easter lunch and hope to host you again in the near future. Best, Liddy
Very disappointed with the food served at Layla. We had the flatbread and the burger and it was really tasteless, moreover the steak was not not cooled as I asked...
Dear ElodieB, Thank you for taking the time to share this review of your recent meal at Layla. I'm sorry to hear that the food was anything but stellar, as this is not reflective of our standards. We are always more than happy to re-cook or swap out (gratis) a dish that isn't prepared to a guest's liking, so please don't hesitate to ask. We hope you'll give us another opportunity to wow you in the future. Thanks again for the helpful feedback. Best, Liddy