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30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Noted as the only gourmet burger and shawarma restaurant in the city, Layla in Saint Louis, MO is a unique, fun and inspired spot to enjoy a meal. Noted as being eclectic in its décor and delicious in its dishes, it features locally sourced ingredients and a dizzying array of menu options.

Just consider that the drink menu at Layla includes craft cocktails, adult milkshakes and a great array of beer and wine. Each of these can pair nicely with the appetizers like hummus, wings, nachos, fries or falafel fries. Burgers and sandwiches include the beef and lamb combinations, vegetarian options and gourmet blends of meat, vegetables and other toppings. The shawarma is authentic and served with plenty of sides while the desserts at Layla are not to be missed and include shakes and even gourmet baklava.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Burgers, Vegetarian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(314) 553-9252
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Stephan Ledbetter
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Private party facilities
For a small rental fee, we close off our dining room for you and your friends to have a special private experience. we sit up to 30 guests in this small intimate setting.
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Private party contact
Tony Saputo: (314) 359-2293
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Cross street
Tower Grove
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Parking details
Feel free to park in our adjacent lot! Also plenty of ample parking is located on Manchester or Tower Grove!
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Public transit
Bus 14 Tower Grove @ Manchester Bus 95 Kinshighway @Manchester Bus 8 Tower Grove @ Russel
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Spaceballs, the Party Every Thursday with Shaun Morrissey and Ryan Snowden playing the best in garage rock, soul, rock n roll, with a touch of punk starts at 9 PM. Featured Dj every Saturday at 9 PM Live Music every Saturday At 8 PM!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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vipjavamama3 (St. Louis)
Dined on May 10, 2015

If the service was a bit faster, this would be a knock out. Friendly staff. Great drinks, gourmet milkshakes, good burgers/fries. I got a skillet with their potatoes, house made garlic chili sauce, shawarma chicken and two over easy eggs - delicious!! Be prepared for laid back & don't be in a rush & you'll have a great meal.

OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
Dined on May 9, 2015

We really liked the food. It is very hard to find a place that my two vegtarens can find something they whant to eat ware it's just saldit or berad . where I like to eat. there was food that we all liked.

vipLisha (St. Louis)
Dined on May 8, 2015

My friends and I loved Layla. The food and drinks were all excellent and we especially love that they carry so much local meat and tasty craft beer!

vipJoeGoldberg1 (St. Louis)
Dined on April 23, 2015

Layla is a great go to place for a casual creative meal. The quality and variety of the food is outstanding.

vipTexanworkinggal (Houston)
Dined on March 26, 2015

Fantastic cocktails and the schawarma was amazing. Great spot in an eclectic neighborhood

vipFoodJunkie (St. Louis)
Dined on March 22, 2015

They might have the yummiest burgers in STL. Can't wait to go back and try their shakes!

hope (St. Louis)
Dined on February 13, 2015

i have come to Layla 4 times in the past couple months & EVERY SINGLE TIME my experience is phenomenal. to keep it short & sweet: amazing menu, fun & attentive staff (even when my family is a loud annoying bunch), great beer selection, & overall keeps me coming back. it probably is my fav place to eat & chill in STL. thank you staff!!!

vipGrezner (Chicago)
Dined on February 7, 2015

I was a bit hesitant to choose a place that specialized in burgers and shawarma, but decided to take the plunge. We were not disappointed. There were four of us and two had burgers and two had shawarma and all were excellent. The shakes are great too. We had an appetizer platter and the hummus was amazing, and the wings were good. The baba ganoush was a disappointment as it was a bit bland; but that was the only disappointment on the night. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next day for brunch!

Disappointing (St. Louis)
Dined on December 29, 2014

Great burgers and the vegetarian burger was delicious. They are pricey and I thought we were getting a free birthday dessert since we didn't order it but it was added to our bill.

karen (St. Louis)
Dined on August 16, 2013

The night we went to Layla's they had a fabulous belly dancer. She engaged the diners and even invited some to learn some of the dance movements. The music was exotic, the food was tastey. My only issue was that during the meal before the entertainment the music in the restaurant was overly loud. They were very gracious to turn down the volume when we asked. A few minutes later we asked if they could lower it more and they accommodated us nicely. We would certainly go back again.