Leila by the Bay

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272 reviews
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Leila by the Bay restaurant serves fresh California Cuisine with a Mediterranean style with almost everything is made from scratch.
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1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went because a co-worker of mine referred it, and it was wonderful. The view and the food were amazing. I will refer my friends.

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l
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good I would tell my friends and family to eat there

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally recommend this place to other people, took my friends for the 1st time & they loved it ! The owner knows me very well & he’s very friendly . :) I’ll give this place a 10/10 !

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat here about once a week and are never disappointed.

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I
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, Good menu, Taste was superb. Staff was above nice, Good restaurant, Its now on my favorite lists.

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MI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We sat outside with a nice view of the bay. The food and drinks were good; a nice surprise spot! Our only complaint was we had to flag down a waiter for water, cocktails and silverware. (maybe it was because we were sitting outside) However, We will definitely return!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was fabulous and the bottomless mimosas are truly bottomless! Our waitress kept our glasses full and we had a great time catching up. We never felt rushed and were truly able to enjoy our Sunday meal. We will definitely be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday breakfast with mother was really delicious

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MM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had family fro kit of town and wanted to take them to a great local place for breakfast. They were not disappointed

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DI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous view of the Bay with the nostalgic sound of trains passing by lends to a lovely evening out. Great food, fun staff, a little secret hideaway perfect for a family night out or a fun date!

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LC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I enjoyed our dinner and although we stayed until past closing, we were never made to feel rushed. Thank you.

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E
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the BEST!
The view is spectacular, the food is delicious and the service is the best!

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Adelaide / SA
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Beautiful view but disappointed in the food and drinks :(

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n
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We had Fathers Day Brunch. Food was excellent. Service was very slow. We will go back!!

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LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a great time. The atmosphere was beautiful, the restaurant was beautiful. We walked in and it was a few minute wait but the plus side to the wait is everyone to the bartender, waiter and waitress they did not ignore us they all recognized us standing there waiting WOW! Now about the food and drinks I say 10 star all the way across the board! We had breakfast there our drink was the mocktails ( Cucumber and lime and the Pineapple, no jito) DELICIOUS! My husband had Cornbeefhash and I hah Leila Combo ( 2 bacon, 2 eggs, potatoes and a pankcake). Let me just say that Black Bear Diner has nothing on Leila pancakes and that's a FACT. We will be back! No doubt.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Leila's. Loved the place, the view and the food. Plan to visit again soon.!

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gorgeous view, good food, good service and the best part was the flamenco show. I will definitely be telling people about this great experience.

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IA
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved everything!! Great customer service by Joseph

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DP
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my Mom's 85th Birthday with a surprise dinner party at Leila by the Bay and had a wonderful time. Mo was able to accommodate our additional guests and everyone had a blast. Service was fun and on point, drinks were great, and the food was scrumptious. We started with the Burata appetizer and House Salad along with drinks to get the party started. I had the Braised Lamb Shank which was so tender and well seasoned. Mom had the day's special Eggplant Parmigiana which was divine. Our friends also ordered the Chicken Marsala, Seafood Linguini, Tamarind Short Ribs, and Blackened Salmon...all delicious! Then they brought Mom vanilla ice cream complete with birthday candle and sang Happy Birthday (along with everyone in the restaurant). Then they drew the window shades up to open up this spectacular sunset view over the bay. Mom was in seventh heaven! Thanks to everyone at Leila by the Bay for a magical evening!!!

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MS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! I had the salmon omelet and it was fantastic!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday brunch my crew and I had a blast !!
Thank you Rachel for taking care of us xoxoxo

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L
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

It's a lovely spot! Good ambiance, a view of the water. But the food is definitely meh. Overdressed caesar salad, ingredients pretty blah, too many croutons that did not seem to be home made.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

It was good but we wanted to sit outside and they were understaffed so the patio was closed

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here. Good view of the Bay. I like brunch and lunch here. Comfortable seating. Nice, friendly, efficient staff. Have eaten here multiple times. Never a complaint. ❤️

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Nice place for being somewhat out of the way in a residential neighborhood by the bay. Very noisy inside. Big screen TV and Bar in view of all tables. Would recommend their outside seating if weather permits. View of the bay from some tables. Good food, especially the sea food dishes. Very good staff, attentive but not overly. Some interesting specialty drinks. Nice wine selections but very few beer choices. Great place for a birthday or other celebration.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What great gem of a place. The service was amazing and the food was delicious!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought out of town visitors. It was a rainy day and even so, the view was still lovely. Nice location, ample parking, nice ambiance. We came on a Saturday and there was no wait (we had a reservation for 4p). The place filled up pretty quickly. We started off with the Happy Hour menu - ordered calamari and buffalo wings for starters to share - very tasty. A couple of us ordered the short ribs/mashed potatoes and the third ordered chicken marsala. Very delicious and the servings were huge - we all were stuffed at the end and got a to-go box, absolutely no room for dessert! There were moments when conversations got a little loud and we couldn’t hear each other well; but that just means you talk a little louder and be prepared to repeat yourself a few times, lol. A great first time visit! I’ve always wanted to go there and I will definitely be back again! My guests loved it!

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KV
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole dining experience was lovely! We chose to eat outside as all the window seats were taken. Our waiter turned on the heater for us! The food was incredibly delicious(risotto and asparagus). It is my new favorite restaurant!

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E
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best place to go with girlfriends! Mo and the staff do an excellent job of making everyone feel welcome at Leila’s. My girlfriends call them my “family”. They are!

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TO
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good as usual. Reservations were easy to make. Your location is good as we live in the area.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Great food! Chicken Marsala was delicious!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Open Table messed up the reservation. Confirmation for a time when the restaurant wad closed. After all the dust settled, experience was okay.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day celebration

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T
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great service and even better food! The service here is always outstanding and accommodating!

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DA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Breakfast was yummy but the only issue was the food for our table (6 of us) was not delivered together.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived just before the kitchen closed so felt a bit rushed. Some confusion with Open Table over when the lady seating was. Service was good but again felt rushed to leave the table so they could close. I’d go again.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. I recommend to anyone who is looking for awesome service and yummy food.

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E
San Francisco
70 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a delicious gazpacho and my friend had the seafood linguini. Both were delicious. The food and service were exemplary. It’s always special to be greeted by Mo and Nancy and all the staff. Their smiles, the view, the excellent food, and good wine make this the best place in the Bay Area.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Not what we expected from the online photos. The food was good and the service attentive. Atmosphere is very casual.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go here often, mostly when friends come into town. Perfect setting to show off where we live and how wonderful the bay area is. Add in great service and wonderful service, makes Leila's a no brainier.

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