Leila by the Bay
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The owner is so nice telling us about participating in the community about giving food to people free of charge because they cant’ afford it due to this coronavirus. We are fully impressed and bless his heart!
Nice people and ambience
Always like to go back and bring friends and family
Beautiful views, very good food, and really nice staff. I always enjoy eating here.
The blackened salmon was delicious, highly recommended. The service was excellent and the staff was extremely accommodating. I will definitely return in the near future.
I was pleased to see Lelia by the Bay has been added to OpenTaple because the wait time were extensive. This is an excellent spot for Sunday brunch, I often dine here after morning service and never been disappointed.
My cousin was in town and Leila is one of the only places in Hercules that takes reservations. We made a reservation for 10 and the table was ready when we got there. Before we even sat down I ordered a side salad for my father because he has Alzheimer’s and needs to be kept busy, and they brought that right away. Everyone seemed to be very pleased with their meals but the best part was when the waiter chased us down outside to let us know that we had double tipped… The tip was included and we didn’t notice so he just wanted to bring that to our attention. Not many people would’ve done that. Showed great integrity and it was much appreciated. We really like coming here: the view is beautiful, the restaurant is great and generally it’s not too loud. We will definitely come back
Had an enjoyable and delicious meal on Valentine's Day. The menu was simplified a bit, but there were still plenty of choices available. Even on this busy night the service was excellent. The green salad was unique and very tasty, with strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans, and goat cheese. Seafood linguine was also a hit. We were glad that they didn't have live music, as the moderate noise level in the room allowed for comfortable conversation.
Server read back order correctly but somehow entered ticket wrong to cook. Had to send steaks back twice because they were undercooked both times on two orders. Drank sat emtpy for at least an hour before I requested a refill. Will never go there again. Sad that it was recommended and they didnt live up to the standards.
Went once about 3 years ago and recently went for Valentine’s Day and was so excited for the food hoping it’d still be as good and I was not disappointed! Food is always good here! I appreciate the service! Amazing!
Terrible service. Food came out different than ordered. Took 20 minutes to get water to the table. Took three versions of the bill to get it right. There was a problem with every aspect of the experience.
Food is quite good but it takes a long time to come out.
Always a great experience there !
Our family loves Leila by the Bay! The staff is kind and accommodating. We celebrated my moms birthday here and while we waited for the last few guests to arrive they made sure the kids were entertained and had their orders put in first. We will definitely be coming back again.
Love Rachel, Mo and the whole team!!!
great food, great views, great staff and great atmosphere!
The place was quaint, the view was lovely, and the food was yummy! Being there for Thanksgiving, we had certain expectations of the menu. It was great, my only disappointment was no veggies with the Thanksgiving meal.
But overall, we really enjoyed ourselves, the service was great and we had a nice evening!
And for sure we'll be going back, especially on a nice day to enjoy the view on their patio!
I dined at Leila's for Thanksgiving day with my family. The service was great and our waitress very friendly. But...the turkey was very dry and the potatoes cold. For the $30 per plate, we received a small dry portion of turkey, cold potatoes and dressing. That was it. No bread, salad or vegetable. The portions were child size.
We love Leila’s. It’s a local gem that offers consistently good food in a more upscale setting overlooking the bay, which makes for some great sunset dinners. I love their chicken Marsala and mussel dishes. They have a unique lamb burger, and their pasta is always al dente. My only complaint is I’d love to see the menu updated to bring more delicious choices for regulars like us. 😉
Outstanding food was great and the atmosphere great also, I would most definitely recommend my family members and friends to try Leila
I love this place, the people there are friendly and wonderful. Our servers are the best. I really hope they get their payment system together though. We had three couples in our party and they could not accommodate splitting evenly between three credit cards (3). They could only accommodate 2 cards, so one couple had to through cash down. No problem, we had it but they really need to upgrade on their payment system to accommodate larger parties. Otherwise, the place was wonderful, the food was excellent as always and the people treated us like royalty. I will definitely recommend!
Seafood special was amazing and the short ribs melt in your mouth .
Excellent foods and services!
Been here several times. Tonight was just so, so. I hope that next time it will be better.
We frequent this place as much as we can! My husband and I really like Leila by the Bay. This time we brought some friends who were not too pleased with Leila on their previous visit and were maybe a little hesitant to return. I think they were able to experience it the way we do this time and they enjoyed their food, drinks and the place in general. We'll be back and I think they will too!
The location itself was great.
I enjoy locations that are tucked away in a cove -like surrounding and properly maintained inside and out. The food items were fresh and cooked the way I like it. Staff was friendly and appropriate.
Host was very helpful. Showed up with an extra person than the four on the reservation but the table for four was ready. We just had to wait for the next available larger table and not have to sign in again and wait behind others without reservations..
Great food, great service.
Beautiful views and delicious food with very attentive waitress.
Waited an hour after seating before food arrived. Had to ask for bread twice. Needs more staff for outside seating.
We are regulars at Leila by the Bay and always enjoy the food and our time there.
Peaceful location.. Good for private and corporate dinings...service is bit slow... So take a buffer of 30 minutes.
Great spot! Great service... love the drinks!
There was a slight misunderstanding on the order, and the staff quickly and graciously made the correction. It was our joint birthday dinner, and we felt very well treated. The view is lovely, and although it was a windy evening, it was quite pleasant on the enclosed patio.
This place is a hidden gem. We were there for dinner and it was too cool to sit outside but plan on going back during good weather to enjoy the beautiful patio deck with the water views. The service was a little slow due to a hostess that didn’t show for work but the waitress was very attentive once we got seated. Food was a little slow coming out again likely due to staffing issues but given that this was a ladies night out we had plenty to chat about. Food quality was actually good and good portions.
Will definitely be back for brunch!
Food and service is superb. Truly an enjoyable experience
We had an intimate bday dinner on the patio and our server was great. She was super busy with multiple tables but she never missed a beat.
Overall it was ok could have been better I would expect it for being a small area service and food would be Brest but it was ok didn’t wow me and for it being a bit pricey I expected a better service .
We arrived a little before our reservation time and asked to be seated outside. Host said no, there was no open table. After we sat down, we saw two open table outside so we inquired about it and was told they don’t have enough waiter to manage the tables. After sitting down for 20mins, no one has come by to say hi or bring water so we left. The waiter was rude when we left.
Apparently their process is to not split checks.
You can order delivery directly from Leila by the Bay using the Order Online button. Leila by the Bay also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 741-5580.
Leila by the Bay is rated 4.3 stars by 324 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.