Leila by the Bay

4.3
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322 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Leila by the Bay restaurant serves fresh California Cuisine with a Mediterranean style with almost everything is made from scratch.
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBenz
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JosieT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice people and ambience
Beautiful location
Always like to go back and bring friends and family

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NancyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views, very good food, and really nice staff. I always enjoy eating here.

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vipStaceyK
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMickT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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.

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Fabulous
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Boston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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StephanieF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food.

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BardenF
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is quite good but it takes a long time to come out.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience there !

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Rachel, Mo and the whole team!!!

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ADORIAC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great views, great staff and great atmosphere!

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JPinVallejo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

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.

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Bikerrrrchik
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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. 😉

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JacquelineU
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food was great and the atmosphere great also, I would most definitely recommend my family members and friends to try Leila

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RosalindW
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood special was amazing and the short ribs melt in your mouth .

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vipVincentP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent foods and services!

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WcDiner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Been here several times. Tonight was just so, so. I hope that next time it will be better.

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vipAKim
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Shug
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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..

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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audry41510
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views and delicious food with very attentive waitress.

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Foodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waited an hour after seating before food arrived. Had to ask for bread twice. Needs more staff for outside seating.

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JuanR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars at Leila by the Bay and always enjoy the food and our time there.
Highly recommend!

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PushpendraK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Peaceful location.. Good for private and corporate dinings...service is bit slow... So take a buffer of 30 minutes.

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Htar
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OliviaL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is superb. Truly an enjoyable experience

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KimmB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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kory
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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 .

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Mamacat
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Apparently their process is to not split checks.

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TrinaG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We actually love this place. Always friendly staff and nice environment. Food is good and prices are reasonable. Theres a few new cooks so things were a little different (slower), but overall good. Worth the wait. I'll be back.

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Leila by the Bay does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 322 OpenTable diners.

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