Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.32mi
  3. Distance: 0.56mi
  4. Distance: 0.98mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.32mi
  3. Distance: 0.56mi
  4. Distance: 0.98mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.32mi
  3. Distance: 0.56mi
  4. Distance: 0.98mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.32mi
  3. Distance: 0.56mi
  4. Distance: 0.98mi

About Yayla Bistro

Yayla Bistro offers the most delicious Mediterranean food that you will ever taste. All of our dishes are prepared in-house by our team of Turkish chefs. "Yayla" stands for everything that is natural, pure and fresh, and at Yayla Bistro we use only fresh, top-quality ingredients to make traditional and healthy Mediterranean specialties. You are going to love our food! Metered parking available on N.Westmoreland St

2201 N. Westmoreland St.
Arlington, VA 22213
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek

Hours of Operation:
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Friday and Saturday
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday

Cross Street:
Lee Highway (Rt. 29)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 533-5600

Website:
http://yaylabistro.com/

Entertainment:
Belly Dancer Performance at 7:30 pm on most Thursdays. Check our Facebook page for details. www.facebook.com/yaylabistro

Catering:
We cater for parties of any size in the greater Washington DC area. Let us do all the work so you are free to be the perfect host. Email to contact@yaylabistro.com to receive the catering menu via email.

Parking Details:
There is metered parking on N.Westmoreland Street. Free after 6 pm. You can also park in the Crescent Building (2 hours FREE) which is the building next door to Yayla. Turn down the little alley next to Yayla and it will lead to the parking garage.

Public Transit:
Located within walking distance of West Falls Church metro station on the Orange line.

Executive Chef:
Imam, Telli, and Abuzer Gozubuyuk

Private Party Facilities:
Yayla Bistro is delighted to offer delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine to our local neighbors in Northern Virginia.Our floor plan is ideal for private events and parties. Bar area is separate than dining room. Dining room could accommodate up to 50 people.

Private Party Contact:
Zaza Pasori: (703) 533-5600

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Yayla Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (23)
Good for a Date (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
See All
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Healthy (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Casual (10)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Fun (6)
Romantic (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Tapas (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Spicy (1)
Sort by
S
393 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

We are regulars at Yayla. We like the ambiance and the Turkish-inspired cuisine, which is often creatively prepared and presented. Service has always been good and generally better than good. One of our favorite dishes is the dessert made of apricots. As we went on Valentine's Day this time, we had their fixed price, three-course menu -- appetizer, entree, and dessert -- all for $34. We thought it was a great, well thought-out menu, and the food was as tasty as always. We also enjoyed in particular a robust Turkish red wine with a name something like Dulovo Klasico.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Super luncheon recently. Food was great; rice pudding a standout. Quiet. Hurry on over!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Lovely spot for grandsons 15th birthday. The food was excellent-- all except donor kebab a bit dry. Desserts were especially tasty and unique. Waiter was lovely, friendly, accommodating. It was really fun for all 6 of us

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Yayla Bistro has never disappointed me. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful place for a quiet dinner.
We overstayed our welcome and the restaurant was so kind and patient.
Great service and food was wonderful.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First visit on a Saturday; made a reservation; site was helpful in directing towards the alley parking garage (where we got the last retail space!). The decor is understated and really pretty inside. It's loud and the tables are close; I'm fine with that, but mention it for others. Seated right away; server appeared (Ada I think) and was energetic, friendly, warm and helpful. Recommended a wine that was great (hadn't had Turkish wine before). Trio of spreads was a good way to try out the appetizers; enjoyed every last morsel. Two entrees -- spinach pie (large portion with a salad; nice combination) and the Saturday night special Donnor Kabob. The meat was a little bit dry (and our neighbor seatmates said that their meat selection was as well). Maybe more tomato or yogurt sauce may have helped -- with that said, the taste was great. That's what stopped me from rating a full on 5, but 4.5 is really how I feel about it. I've already mentioned to friends and planned for a second visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The food was fantastic. Very tasty and unique. The wine was great too. I just wish they had a Turkish background music as well. We will certainly go back.

Tags: Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

They went above and beyond for my milk and soy allergy--very nice!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of the most friendly and personal ethnic restaurants in the area. Parking is easy in the next door parking garage. Traffic is easy on the Arlington-Falls Church line, along lower Lee Hwy. The management and servers remember you from one dining occasion to the next. And the food is amazingly fresh, imaginative, and ethnically very special.
The lamb is very special, the Turkish coffee excellent, the brunch omelettes a Mediterranean delight, and don't forget the ethnic desserts.
A treat in a new, vibrant neighborhood. Visit the independent bookstore across the street!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2018

I have been here several times, and this visit was no different. Service was excellent and food well seasoned and prepared. Try the mezze platter to sample many different appetizers. The filo dough cigars are wonderful. The adana is also excellent.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Yayla is a neighborhood gem! The owners treat you like family! The food is delicious, winter, spring, summer or fall!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Fun, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Vegan, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food and excellent service. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food is always great. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent food. Cozy, quiet welcoming off the mean path. service is also efficient

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Healthy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very nice - fresh tasting flavors and great bread. Service was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Romantic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Bread is excellent. As is olive tapanade. Had soups, grilled calamari, trio of spreads and mezza assortment . All very very good. Baklava and apricot dessert are excellent. Quick and friendly service. Will return!!

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Casual atmosphere; fresh and delicious food at a good price; really tasty Turkish wine; friendly service; what else do you want? Will be going back!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 14, 2017

It was a very nice experience. Good food, generous portions, helpful staff. Definitely recommend it.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is a fabulous local gem with excellent food and service and a lovely atmosphere. The food is outside the ordinary fare and everything was just great. Parking is a bit dicey but we've always found a spot.
We have taken friends on several occasions and all have agreed that this is the spot for a fine meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Consistently great food and service. A real gem! I highly recommend Yayla Bistro. It's one of my favorite restaurants in Falls Church.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very pleasant and attentive service. Great food. Lovely setting. On past visits, restaurant has been quiet enough for easy conversation. This time, there was a large noisy table in the middle of the room which made conversation more difficult. Still glad we went.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

All in all, great food and very good service. Friday and Saturday night they have Ishkandar Kabab! Very tasty! If you ask, the desert Kunefe is excellent - but it’s not on the menu. We’ve been looking for a place for good Ishkandar Kebab since Temel’s in Fairfax closed. This is our go-to place now!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Two in our party of three selected that Thanksgiving menu. We were sorry to hear that they had run out of dolmas by 4 pm. My meal was vegetarian and good. My brohter had the fish which was excellent. My husband ordered ala carte and was pleased with the menot with the kabob.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food, especially a special of lamb and beef dumplings, was disappointing. Ambiance was pleasant and our server was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service4
value2

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is good, as is service but wine is a bit expensive

Tags: Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful food and service

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

delicious food, clean, good service and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful food and always wonderful service. Attentive waiters and the management also comes by to make sure you are satisfied. Cozy seating and a great restaurant to have in the neighborhood. Never feel rushed. Portions are appropriately sized and always very fresh. Love the trio of dips as a starter. Never disappointed here.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Staff were great...nice and attentive. Food was tasty. Never had Turkish food before so it was all new to me. A cozy place, so it gets loud easily with many guests but makes it great for conversation without others overhearing. Only complaint is parking (which is no fault of the restaurant). Only street parking, so it took us a while to find parking on a busy night.

Tags: Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Yayla is a gem in the Arlington/Falls Church/Mclean area. The Mediterranean menu is delicious, the ambiance is charming, the location is convenient, the staff are welcoming, and the prices are fair! I have introduced at least 10 friends to this restaurant and they have all loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Third time we have dined here and every dish has been a pleasure. Many excellent vegetarian options as well as plenty for the meat eaters. Last night's sword fish special was the best swordfish I've had to date.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

A wonderful time for my wife and I, along with our son and his wife, whose family cooks authentic Greek food at home! We all were really impressed with the menu choices and the quality of the Middle Eastern food. Recommend highly.

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Local Ingredients
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My friend and I celebrated her birthday over lunch at Yayla. Everything was first rate -- food, service, ambiance. They allowed us to linger talking for an hour after we finished dining, without rushing us out. My favorite dish is the Branzino, which is grilled to perfection and melts in your mouth. The baklava is a fabulous ending to a delicious meal.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious, fresh Turkish cuisine with great service and convenient free garage parking next door. This is a great location for a date night or small gathering of friends.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food is consistently good and the cocktails yummy too! I like the ambience and have been for dinner and happy hours. Good place for a date.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food. Great service. We went for my husband's birthday as he loves Mediterranean food and we both thought it was excellent. There is also outdoor seating which is a plus

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant -- very authentic Turkish food, with an excellent variety of dishes for all kinds of palates. You could just dine on the mezze alone and have a wonderful meal, but then you'd miss all the great entrees. If you want to enjoy the food but want a little less "energy" (that is, a quieter experience), eat in the bar area. Same menu.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was wonderful and the setting beautiful. Our server was perfect! We thoroughly enjoyed t out meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good variety of well prepared food. Seafood and rice dishes were very good.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.