Layla

4.5
70 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
A refreshingly inviting, communal and upbeat restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace, set on the serene Collins Canal. Features seasonally simple veg-forward modern middle-eastern cuisine with influences from Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. A casually elegant vibe inspired by the love story of Layla and Majnun—the Middle Eastern Romeo and Juliet. Located in the brand new KAYAK Miami Beach hotel.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 70 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience1

Not a good experience the lamb was dry and overcooked. The seating outdoors is very uncomfortable and inside the dining room the temperature was really high. Really uncomfortable dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The atmosphere at Layla is really awesome, but the service was terrible and slow. I sat outside and had dinner. There are no fans outside so it was really HOT. The service was the worst part. There is long wait times for food and drinks and our meals did not come out at the same time. One of our entrees never came out after being told twice that it was on it’s way out, so we had to get it removed from the bill. I don’t think I will come back anytime soon. It is a cute place, the food and drinks were good, but it is pricey and not worth the wait time and bad service.

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Julie
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place and service - the food were good (some plates were great but others were not that good). We loved the mezze & small plates, but we did not like the large plates. I would only come back to try out the brunch maybe as the outdoor seating is great!

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MayraH
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Beautiful Ambience! A hidden gem! Service was really good!

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vipafshawall
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE food, great vibe, & fantastic service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Warm bottled water no AC inside nothing to eat for a child, no wi fi, food was okay

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Marette
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Layla was wonderful in every way! I will definitely return and take friends. The menu was interesting and made you want to try something different. We ordered several small plates and everything was delicious. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and assisted with some recommendations. Dining outside was pleasant. Lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solo Vacation trip and staying at the hotel. Perfect

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ReginaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server was very nice, however the service was slow. Their white wine was also back ordered and only had 2 options available, and of those two, one was turned. The food was fine, it very expensive for what it was. They also ran out of a key element in a cocktail I ordered. We ended up asking for the check shortly after. I really wanted to love Layla, but it fell short.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was kind enough to sit us outside after first sitting us inside and it made all the difference for us. In addition to her, our waiter was top notch and offered great suggestions and service.

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vipAPCB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Layla!
Our server was very kind and the service on point, food was great! Mezze, mushrooms, carrots, braised lamb and branzino were all excellent!
The view on the canal is very enjoyable as well. Very nice addition to the South Beach food scene! We will definitely go back!

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KristinaH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it here. Fresh and new spot and the service was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, quiet in the middle of a hustling bustling neighborhood
Great food & service.

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KatelynnB
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience of this restaurant was amazing. The food was delicious, authentic, and was super fresh. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing. The wait staff was cordial, timely, and knowledgeable when we asked questions about the food. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a to enjoy time out on a date or catching up with friends over drinks.

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vipDaxD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible Middle Eastern food with attentive and knowledgeable staff. The flaming cheese, dips and cocktails were a highlight. The restaurant itself is just beautiful—perfect for an intimate gathering. Highly recommended.

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ConnieS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mediterranean food , everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!! The food was outstanding and everyone in our group had an amazing time. Definitely recommend you check this place out!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful time! The food was insanely flavorful and Chef Iatrellis came to visit our table and provided a wonderfully detailed story that inspired each dish. The servers we so lovely - especially Valentina and Eilish (I apologize if I messed up the spelling of your names!). It was so great to see Chef John after almost a decade of friendship! We will be back so soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous space amazing ambience. Loved it

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GraceB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner at Layla. Everything was great; the service, food, ambiance, drinks & the bday shots! great time. Will definitely be going back.

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Neca1
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sarah was great too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Nice quality of food, service take too long between plates, junior staff.

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vipSamantha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mezzes with the za’atar manoushe and the cocktails were delicious! We also ordered the grilled cauliflower and the chicken shawarma and all of that was yummy but so much food! Come hungry!

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CuriousCoco
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner and drinks with friends. Incredible atmosphere and delicious food!

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vipNathalieA
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was very bad. The first time I went, the food and service were top. This time around, we were all disappointed!

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vipAndreaM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe and hidden gem on south beach. Glad to see spots like these are popping up to help rejuvenate south beach once again.

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vipilanad
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100000/10 recommend. Incredible food, great ambience, trendy fun but elevated vibe. An absolute must when in Miami!

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MarleneA
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the ambiance. It is a beautiful place. Disappointed at the fact that we could not order the dessert we were looking for. Food was good and very close to authentic. A good experience overall. We were seated at the main dining area but walked out to the patio at the end. I have to say it was amazingly beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. We were welcomed by nearly every staff member walking in and out. We never waited for drinks or food. Water was always full. Food was great, and design of the space is beautiful.

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Deaadoit
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my engagement with my girlfriends here and we had the best time! Everyone was so welcoming and treated our table to celebratory champagne! The food was delicious, flavorful, and plentiful. The ambiance is romantic, chic, and can transcend you to an exotic country with every detail of their decoration.

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vipdinelover
Miami
90 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience. We enjoy every bite , from the mezes, the babbaganoush had a hint of smokiness very unique and delicious, the spring salad is a must, the lamb outstanding, delicious cocktails and most importantly, great staff, impeccable attention!
We didn’t expect that behind the doors of the Kayak hotel we would fine such a beautiful restaurant, a tropical/contemporary decor, and a very inviting terrace. We will come back.

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MinneapolisBrian
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our honeymoon at the Kayak hotel and had apps at the bar the previous night. They tasted delicious so we knew we were in for a treat for dinner. Again, the apps were outstanding, the main course tasted great, and the attentive staff always seemed to show up at just the right time. We even received complimentary champagne to celebrate our big event. FIVE STARS! Will return to eat on the fantastic patio again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

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vipPMiami
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and ambiance are really great. And justify another visit. But the service needs some adjustment... miscommunication among the waiters, too much pressure,... but it is clear that they are on top of it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Service slow and inattentive

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Everything before sitting at the table and eating was a disaster. I cannot explain how incredibly rude the hostess was - both to guests of my party and me as the party host. There was unexpected rain that evening, so the restaurant moved everyone inside but I was not contacted about the change as I had initially requested an outdoor setting. I had to call the restaurant myself and be told by the hostess that our reserved table was in use by another party and she had no clue when it would be ready for us. I had to call an additional time and negotiate in person to finally get service. Food was good but does not make up for the inconvenience of the experience. I will mention the owner of restaurant was kind and tried his best to accommodate us despite the rough start - offering complimentary round of drinks and desserts. Would not recommend the desserts though, they were inedible and strange. Overall a weird and chaotic experience. Seems like the staff needs more training, or at least a new hostess that is sympathetic to the concerns of its patrons.

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marial
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really remarkable! And the staff was so kind. I’ll 100% go back :)

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The entire restaurant staff were amazing and welcoming!

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VanessaF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant checked off all the boxes. The service the appetizers, main courses we tried the steak and the chicken (forgot the exact names). The drinks are a little pricey but the wine selection is nice. Will definitely go back soon.

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Layla is rated 4.5 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.