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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
Arlington, VA 22213
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
Lee Highway (Rt. 29)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Belly Dancer Performance at 7:30 pm on most Thursdays. Check our Facebook page for details. www.facebook.com/yaylabistro
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 email@example.com to receive the catering menu via email.
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.
Located within walking distance of West Falls Church metro station on the Orange line.
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
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Yayla Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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