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Lila

4.8
4.8
895 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Lila (pronounced lee-lah) means creative play. Lila is a spontaneous, playful, organic, healthy, mostly vegetable restaurant which does serve sustainable meats.

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 296-1042

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Menu

Breakfast

  • Buckwheat, Oat & Flaxseed Waffle Breakfast$12.00

    Vegan butter, fruit, maple syrup.

    • 2 Eggs & Toast Breakfast$9.00

      Two eggs your way, toast with housemade butter, mixed lettuces.

      Lunch Vegetable Plates (Cold & Cool)

      • Macro Bowl Lunch Plate$14.95

        Chickpeas, sweet potatoes, avocado, seaweed, rice, tahini vinaigrette.

        • Broccoli 'Caesar' Lunch Plate$14.00

          Grilled romaine lettuce, no oil dressing, baguette croutons.

          Lunch Vegetable Plates (Warm & Hot)

          • Stir-Fry Lunch Plate$19.00

            Asian vegetables, rice, red curry sauce.

            • Bean Tostadas Lunch Plate$14.00

              Yucatan style red cabbage slaw, salsa, avocado, cilantro.

              Dinner Sharing Plates (Vegetables)

              Vegetables.

              • Kale & Apple Salad Dinner Plate$13.00

                Ricotta salata, candied walnuts, lemon vinaigrette, togarashi.

                • Local Farm Lettuces Dinner Plate$12.00

                  Lemon vinaigrette, vegan croissant croutons, turtle creek goat cheese.

                  Dinner Sharing Plates (Meats & Seafood)

                  • Grilled Lamb Sausage Dinner Plate$14.75

                    Harissa yogurt, pickled onions, cucumber, feta, cilantro.

                    • Grilled Spanish Octopus Dinner Plate$22.00

                      Lemon, olive oil, sea salt.

                      Last updated: February 2, 2022

                      What 895 people are saying

                      Overall ratings and reviews

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                      4.8
                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                      • 4.8Food
                      • 4.8Service
                      • 4.6Ambience
                      • 4.5Value

                      NoiseModerate

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                      • Tampa / Central Florida West

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                        Best Service

                      • Tampa / Central Florida West

                        Healthy

                      • Tampa / Central Florida West

                        Contemporary American

                      • Sarasota / Bradenton

                        Best Overall

                      • Sarasota / Bradenton

                        Best Service

                      • Sarasota / Bradenton

                        Healthy

                      • Sarasota / Bradenton

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                      1. b

                        brad

                        Tampa

                        1 review

                        2.0

                        1 review

                        Dined 4 days ago

                        overall2food1service2ambience5

                        udon noodles recommended by waitress were tasteless no curry flavor

                      2. SS

                        SitaS

                        Tampa

                        10 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        10 reviews

                        Dined 5 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Kennedy was an amazing server...and the food...f r e s h and tasty!

                      3. BG

                        BarneyG

                        Naples

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined 6 days ago

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The only thing better than the food is the service! Speaking of food ... healthy options that actually taste delicious! Many creative vegetarian dishes, but also options for non-vegetarians. Last night I had the grass-fed filet mignon ... NY or Chicago steakhouse quality! The Roasted Yam Wedges are a must order as a starter, as is the Kale Guacamole dip ... I'm not a Kale fan but this combination is amazing. Another amazing item is the Volcano Roll ... they replace tuna with tomato! Incredible! I love tuna rolls and this blew me away! Don't miss the dairy free blueberry cheesecake! May sound like it would be tasteless ... I don't know how they did it but this guiltless dessert is a staple whenever we go there! Last but not least, the Manager Marianna is outstanding. always attentive and friendly - makes you feel welcome and appreciated!

                      4. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Tampa

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I’m not vegan and this place was amazing! Ambiance, food quality, service and location - they nailed it!!

                      5. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Incredible food and service.

                      6. f

                        foodwizard

                        Western NC

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Cool place. Best vegan restaurant in Sarasota, as nearly the entire main menu is vegan with optional proteins for the non vegetarian people. Everything is excellent, good portion sizes (we couldn't finish our plates), and a focus on clean and organic food/drinks. Can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu.

                      7. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Tampa

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Parents 60th wedding anniversary.

                      8. CS

                        CarolS

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on April 29, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        One of the best restaurants in Sarasota County - numerous healthful vegetarian dishes, but also options for non-veggies. Nice wine list as well.

                      9. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Atlanta

                        6 reviews

                        5.0

                        6 reviews

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food was really good and everything that we hoped for but what caught our attention as my wife and I sat together facing the center of the restaurant was the hostess. We saw several people make unique requests and she was more than happy to make it work for them. One family of 4 asked for a table outside which was reserved. The hostess said “let me call the people who have the reservation to see if they will sit inside so you can have that table. I saw her make the call and after she hung up the phone she seated the family outside. As our waiter was busy she must have noticed that we needed attention. She came over and asked if we needed anything and promptly took our cappuccino order without hesitation. Overall it was a great experience.

                      10. PM

                        PaulM

                        Dallas

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great spot! My wife is vegan and I'm not and there were great options for both of us.

                      11. LK

                        LoraK

                        Naples

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 22, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        The food was healthy and delicious. The bread served with the salad was amazing. Some of the veggies needed a little salt, but besides that a perfect lunch.

                      12. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Charleston

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        Excellent meal, great service!

                      13. KA

                        KarenA

                        Detroit

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        This restaurant was outstanding, it’s such a pleasure to have more than one vegan option on a menu. Everything was fantastic, so nice to to eat vegan food that’s not a vegan version of junk food.

                      14. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Chicago

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 11, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Delicious food and amazing customer service! Will be back again!

                      15. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Columbus

                        1 review

                        vip
                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Amazing vegan options. This was hands down the best plant based restaurant we have ever visited.

                      16. MM

                        MelissaM

                        Orlando

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on April 7, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We were in town for a girl’s trip for a birthday. Everything at Lila was fantastic. We had a bunch of different items that we split and everything was amazing. Most of us were not vegan/vegetarian and still loved everything we ate. The mushroom murder was fantastic along with the Brussels sprouts that had coconut bacon. Definitely a great place to dine vegan or not!

                      17. V

                        Veloguy1

                        Las Vegas

                        4 reviews

                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on April 2, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Great food and service! Highly recommend.

                      18. JW

                        JamesW

                        Tampa

                        12 reviews

                        5.0

                        12 reviews

                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great service with enthusiasm for the craft of delicious food. Will definitely return!

                      19. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on April 1, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        We had two rolls, including the amazing nightly special Captain’s Roll, and Brussels sprouts which never disappoint! The gnocchetti sardi pasta was savory and delicious. Service and ambiance always perfect.

                      20. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Orange County

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Our absolute fav in Sarasota!! Went 3 nights out of 4!!

                      21. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Tampa

                        3 reviews

                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 31, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Wonderful food. Beautiful atmosphere. Excellent staff. Highly recommend this restaurant!

                      22. R

                        Rebecca

                        San Diego

                        28 reviews

                        5.0

                        28 reviews

                        Dined on March 29, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lila is such a gem in downtown Sarasota. The food is always fantastic and the ambiance & service never disappoint. So happy to have a delish, plant-based place to eat.

                      23. c

                        curlygirlnash

                        Nashville

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on March 28, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        I love their menu- it is interesting and always tasty and well presented.

                      24. R

                        Reflections321

                        Tampa

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        My first time. Great food, friendly staff. Will definitely revisit.

                      25. T

                        Tanya

                        New England

                        3 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        3 reviews

                        Dined on March 23, 2022

                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                        The vegan sushi rolls and the roasted yam wedges were amazing!!!

                      26. SG

                        SusanG

                        Tampa

                        7 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on March 21, 2022

                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                        The wedge salad was over dressed. The added chicken breast was too tough to chew. However, the broccoli soup was absolutely delicious!

                      27. SA

                        SandyA

                        Philadelphia

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on March 19, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Great experience. The food was yummy. There were nice options for those who wanted meat or fish. Excellent service and server!

                      28. h

                        healthyeater

                        Chicago

                        8 reviews

                        5.0

                        8 reviews

                        Dined on March 18, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Wonderful meal, love the Vegan-forward menu but with options for adding meat, poultry, and fish. The waitress was super knowledgeable and attentive.

                      29. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        New York Area

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 15, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Ready and seated on time

                      30. r

                        roscales

                        Chicago

                        33 reviews

                        vip
                        4.0

                        33 reviews

                        Dined on March 15, 2022

                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                        Very nice lunch. Service was good. Recommended for vegan and has meat options also.

                      31. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Raleigh

                        23 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        23 reviews

                        Dined on March 14, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        The food and service was excellent.

                      32. TD

                        ThomasD

                        Dallas

                        1 review

                        4.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                        Udon and Burmese noodles were the stars of the show. Service was excellent and the atmosphere fun. Definitely going back! Good place for sharing plates and of course, great for vegetarians.

                      33. GM

                        GaryM

                        New York Area

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on March 12, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Always a great meal.. great choice for vegan eaters or meat lovers. Quality restaurant with great craft beers and excellent wines and cocktails. Healthy food options with great taste. Never disappoints.

                      34. JW

                        JenniferW

                        London

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        As always wonderful food with great service and a great ambience. Try the rice tots and the veggie sushi is amazing. And the mushroom burger is also always a great choice!

                      35. CP

                        ChrisP

                        New England

                        2 reviews

                        5.0

                        2 reviews

                        Dined on March 10, 2022

                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                        Love that the food is so veggie-forward but not strictly vegetarian. Our server Megan was terrific, and the ambiance was lovely as well.

                      36. A

                        Adri

                        Birmingham

                        45 reviews

                        vip
                        5.0

                        45 reviews

                        Dined on March 9, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                        Clean healthful food Selection to please everyone from vegan , vegetarian or meat lovers. Tasty , beautifully presented dishes We are very happy to have Lila in our neighborhood. Would be nice if they would have liquor license and serve craft cocktails as well.

                      37. JG

                        JimG

                        Charleston

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                        Our server was outstanding! We had a great experience at Lila’s.

                      38. JB

                        JonB

                        Tampa

                        1 review

                        5.0

                        1 review

                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Took my family here for my fathers birthday and it was a great experience. Both vegan and non-vegans loved their meals, drinks and dessert's. This will be a must stop whenever in Sarasota.

                      39. E

                        Ellie

                        St. Louis

                        7 reviews

                        5.0

                        7 reviews

                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                        Lila exceeded my expectations. I heard about Lila on the Tampa Vegan Facebook page and knew I needed to try this one. The menu is very Vegan friendly but also offers several options for anyone who must have meat. As a Vegan, I was blown away by the selection. I started with the Dragon Roll sushi and a Gingered Margarita. Just the right amount of spice and flavor. Next, I chose the Gnochetti which was my favorite. The saltiness of the kalamata olives coupled with the earthiness of the tomatoes, spinach, and capers was divine. I could not pass up dessert so selected the Blueberry Cashew Cheesecake along with an Oatmilk Latte. Blown away. If you’re anywhere near Sarasota, you must try Lila. Megan provided impeccable service. Cannot wait to return to this downtown Sarasota gem.

                      40. OT

                        OpenTable Diner

                        Washington DC

                        4 reviews

                        vip
                        3.0

                        4 reviews

                        Dined on February 25, 2022

                        overall3food2service4ambience3

                        Waitress tried hard but chef surprised her and made the dish I ordered tasteless. She described it to me as spicy. Also, at $22 it was lacking in ingredients other than the noodles.

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                      Lila is rated 4.8 stars by 895 OpenTable diners.

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                      Booked 8 times today
                      Google Map for Lila

                      1576 Main St Sarasota, FL 34236-5803

                      Additional information

                      • Neighborhood

                        Sarasota

                      • Hours of operation

                        Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                      • Cuisines

                        Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan

                      • Dining style

                        Casual Dining

                      • Dress code

                        Business Casual

                      • Parking details

                        Street Parking

                      • Payment options

                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                      • Additional

                        Beer, Cocktails, Wine

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