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Lila, Sarasota, FL

Lila

4.7
4.7
1158 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (941) 296-1042
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 1,158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Healthy

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Healthy

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Contemporary American

1,158 Reviews
  1. ChoosyDiner

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I am rarely disappointed at Lila and that is saying a lot. Our party of 3 had the salmon, grilled chicken, beet salads and the blueberry cheesecake. All were excellent, especially the cheesecake. Best dessert I've had in Sarasota.

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  2. Eric

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were outstanding. Every dish that arrived surprised us how it looked amd tasted. The portions are great too.

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  3. SRQLady

    Fayetteville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m not vegan. In fact, I occasionally eat red meat. So I was a little skeptical when a friend suggested Lila. It was amazing! I had the Med Bowl and chose not to add a protein. Beautiful presentation and wonderful melding of flavors. The service was friendly, efficient, not rushed. The ambiance is upscale casual. I’ll be back!

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  4. MarkR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lila never disappoints! Last night's meal may have been best one yet. All four of us loved it. And Kennedy is a fantastic host/server. So kind and helpful.

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  5. Rick

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for dinner before the symphony. We had a great meal with attentive service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    So unique! Potato gnocchi, heavenly made. Homemade bread not gluten just graced the table. Their mission is to show healthy food that can be enjoyable. Congratulations well done. Excellent Balance and spice control. 

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, plenty of gluten free options. Good ambience!

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  8. Xyip

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is wonderful! Great, creative food and very kind and thoughtful service.

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  9. SamanthaC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was only downgraded by the terrible service from our waiter. Which is disappointing because the menu and atmosphere is superior. The service was not even adequate for causal dining.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was delicious, inventive and good portions. Starters were excellent. Some of the mains were not as flavourful without all the sauce. Service was very good. Sushi was exceptionally tasty. Would dine again and have all the sushi!

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  11. SueH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a Sarasota gem. If you enjoy well-prepared and tasty food, this is the place for you. Vegan options are plentiful and carefully and thoughtfully prepared.

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  12. Spacityreview

    New York City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife is Vegan, I’m an Omnivore. I didn’t miss animal protein at all. Creative and delicious dishes. I would 100% go back again. Wish we lived in Sarasota as we would go often.

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  13. KimG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinner was wonderful, thanks to the excellent food and attentive staff. Great selection of dishes made from quality natural ingredients, matched with a good choice of wines and other beverages. Relaxed and informal atmosphere makes for a memorable dining experience.

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  14. DeeH

    Naples

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lila exceeded my expectations! Have had it on my list of restaurants to try and I loved it! Food, service, atmosphere were all excellent! I will be back again and again!

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  15. AmyS

    Detroit

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great experience here. Even though they were quite busy, we did not have to wait for any part of the service. Our server was very attentive and cordial. The food was absolutely delicious. We got the beet salad, the big salad, brussels sprout appetizer, hummus appetizer, penne, pasta, and a noodle bowl. Everything was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in the downtown area for clean eating. 

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  16. MichaelD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very impressed  with Lila. The staff was very friendly and provided excellent service. The interior is simple, but the ambience is excellent. The tables are nicely appointed and well spaced and overall the food was very good. My only complaint would’ve been the salad dressing on the salad. I would like to see the dressing have a little bit more zing! The gnocchi was superb, and the grilled chicken was moist and tasty. I’ll definitely be going back.

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  17. mike

    New York City

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kennedy & Mina are the Greatest. The food is always good. Great service. This is how a restaurant should be. We love the place.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is place is macrobiotic heaven - food is delicious, service impeccable and the value excellent! Don’t skip the Vegan Sushi - even if you’re not a Vegan - it’s amazing!

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  19. Chet

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Picked the restaurant since friend is both vegan and gluten free. Options for everyone! Food was very good. Would go back

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the most amazing experience! I was visiting the city for my birthday and am vegan with celiac disease. Our server was so Knowledgeable about celiac disease and was able to make sure everything was prepared safely. The food was delicious and I was completely fine after! i cannot wait to return! highly recommend the GF bread and kale salad with chocolate tarte.

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  21. JamesW

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative dishes with many delicious GF and Vegan options. Never knew vegan sushi could be so delicious!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was fantastic. She was very informational very joyous friendly very quaint the food was excellent

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mina was outstanding yet again. She’s a keeper!! Food and service is always on point.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best restaurant experiences I’ve been to in Sarasota the food is delicious. The service is great. People are so personable and nice and attentive and it’s high-quality food.

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  25. charmingdiner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Lots of awesome vedge choices. Mushroom burger fantastic! Going back soon!

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  26. KimP

    Montana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and always fabulous food that is perfectly prepared!

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  27. MarcusS

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent food, and a patient explanation of the menu.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Valentines dinner service was little loud and chicken was rubbery but a great service made up. Always coming back for special occasions!

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  29. patriciac

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice options for both vegan and non vegan. Everything was delicious. Just a minor complaint…one dish arrived cold and had to be sent back. So we were not all able to eat dinner together. But all in all the food was wonderful. Everyone loved it.

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  30. Chip77

    Tampa

    155 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the cozy, upscale ambiance! Great place for lunch with friends who are vegan. They really liked the food! Would highly recommend for those who are vegan. (I tried a vegan item, and for me, who is not vegan, it was just OK.)

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  31. SusanL

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First of all, our server (Jorge?)was fantastic, engaged and on the ball, friendly. Two starters, rice tots and “roasted” beets. Former great, latter not so much. Not roasted, cold and meh. Mains, crispy “crab”, asparagus roll and Korean rice bowl….first too fried, asparagus roll bland (couldn’t tell there was asparagus in there much less tempura)but rice bowl was good, interesting and varying textures. My cocktail was delicious (ginger “margarita”) so I had two. Slightly disappointed in the food. Sorry.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    every dish was outstanding including dessert. My non-vegan sister loved it and I have a new ‘go-to’ Vegan restaurant. Maple roasted brussel sprouts were incredible. Tostadas superb. And sweet potato grain bowl was my favorite. Service was fast and attentive without being intrusive. The white table cloths were classy.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lila is My favorite restaurant in Sarasota! Food is always phenomenal. Service is excellent as well. Our server Kennedy is always super great!

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  34. BarbaraG

    New York City

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly prompt service diverse menu and tasty healthy food!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A restaurant with majority vegan options, while still being inclusive to non-vegans? So exciting! I loved the easy going elegance of Lila, and the vegan sushi rolls were absolutely incredible. I was also a huge fan of the mushroom burger, penne pasta and blueberry cheesecake. High recommend if you’re plant based or simply curious

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  36. GlenI

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lila offers a wide and delicious selection of unique vegan creations with some gluten-free options. The service is excellent, and the music is pleasantly soft and not interfering with enjoyment of the meal. We highly recommend.

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  37. JuliaB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing - accommodated our whole bachelorette party with 3 celiacs and had a ton of safe gluten free options! Food and service was amazing - some of the best sushi we’ve ever had!

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  38. Aramis

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience! Will definitely come back.

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  39. AmyS

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was beautifully presented and very flavorful. Great, attentive service and a delightful experience.

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  40. liatty

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent in this sleek and busy restaurant. Although the menu had wonderful choices, I was happy to see several non vegetarian choices. I would recommend this to anyone, not just vegan or vegetarians

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Lila is rated 4.7 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Lila

1576 Main St, Sarasota, FL 34236-5803

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sarasota
  • Hours of operation
    Sat 10:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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