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Layla at MacArthur Place, Sonoma, CA

Layla at MacArthur Place

4.6
4.6
966 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Situated in a historic and iconic barn within the verdant 6-acre grounds of MacArthur Place in downtown Sonoma, Layla is a comfortable, sophisticated, “Mediterranean kitchen” dining experience. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature healthy, organic options as well as heartier fare, fresh and locally-sourced ingredients -- all served in a bright, airy space with a convivial vibe.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Continental, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2929

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Hoffman

  • Catering

    Layla offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact the restaurant for booking inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for details at lfraize@macarthurplace.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Cross street

    Hwy 12/Broadway

  • Parking details

    Private, and street parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 966 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. E

    Ephl

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Food was poorly executed. Grilled chicken inedible. Aside from the setting and ambiance, virtually every other restaurant in downtown Sonoma is better. We are locals and tried them all. This is a strong pass.
  2. RV

    RosaV

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful and quiet outdoor seating. The food was fantastic.
  3. C

    Carol

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot Great food Great staff
  4. A

    Afsh

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance are extraordinary but our experience outdoors was not the best. Other customers brought a large, Pitbull with them to lunch and the dog was barking. It was also hot outside which made the experience uncomfortable. It’s not pleasant for customers to hear barking while eating in an otherwise calming outdoor area. Please rethink your policy of allowing dogs in the restaurant.
  5. FM

    FawnM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing and the food was to die for. Had a wonderful time. The service was outstanding.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was probably one of the best meals I’ve had. Everything was so delicious. I
  7. C

    Carol

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and great staff!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This place is in a hotel and in my opinion, nothing special. Given that they charged $25 to hold the reservation and food prices I was expecting top notch service and food and that just wasn’t the case. You’re better off going to st Helena, oxbow or even oakville for a nice lunch. Plenty of options for dinner in st Helena and at oxbow too. Don’t waste your time here and have an average meal with so many other options close by that would far exceed!
  9. AT

    AndreaT

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We enjoyed a laid back lunch on the patio. I miss the lobster roll and hope they bring it back (fingers crossed!). As an alternate, I ordered a very tasty cobb salad with added shrimp that was perfectly cooked.
  10. m

    marg

    Miami

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance at Layla and we had a fantastic server last night. Sitting outdoors on a lovely Sonoma evening and benefitting from amazing service is always a treat! However, they have a new menu and we missed quite a few of the old favorites. The new menu just tries too hard to be 'unique'..and the food wasn't as good as we remember and the prices have certainly skyrocketed. May have to think twice before returning which is a disappointment for us. Maybe just stopping at the bar will have to suffice.
  11. SS

    SuzanneS

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Staff was exceptional. The menu is limited but everything on it is prepared perfectly.
  12. SS

    SueS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. We felt so well cared for. She was gracious, knowledgeable, and had impeccable timing. Your menu has evolved beautifully. Everything we’ve had, over several meals with you, has been spot on. The Grand Crudités is one of the best things anywhere. Now, if you’ll just return the lamb sliders to the bar menu, and the shrimp ceviche 🤞, all will be right in the world. So happy to have you in our neighborhood and to see you shine even brighter as time goes on.
  13. 1

    15822lpr

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great farm to table menu. We had the halibut and it was super good. The pork belly appetizers were delicious
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    First day of opening after ownership change. Was called a soft opening. Our servers went above and beyond. A few hiccups in food but our service and ambience more than made up for it. Loved the evening! Just a wonderful dining experience.
  15. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely atmosphere, and the food was terrific.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Unfortunately the quality band taste of the food was not like beforeZ. They have a new chef it seems and frankly the food was just ok. Previously we had been there and the food was just excellent.
  17. TI

    TryIt

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wait staff is excellent. Clean bathrooms.
  18. M

    Missionista

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We waited for over ten minutes and no service. We literally sat at our table and no one offered to take our order. The staff seems to be overwhelmed if there are more than three tables. I would love to see this place get it together as its a great addition to Sonoma.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi experiencia en Layla fue absolutamente espectacular El lugar es hermoso, todas las personas son muy a al mes, cuidaron cada detalle desde la llegada hasta la salida, la comida deliciosa La mejor experiencia que he tenido en un restaurante en California
  20. K

    Kellyp

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is outstanding and the food was phenomenal. My fiancé and I had lunch here and at the same time we were here to checkout the property for our wedding. We love this place so much that we definitely want to have our wedding at the property. the service was top notch and very attentive and handle with care.
  21. KM

    KimM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful setting, amazing food. Non alcoholic drinks can be elevated like juice and coffee. Service is oddly slow and I’ve been coming here for years.
  22. S

    Sonomatastes

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue for a wonderful dining experience! The food was as incredible as the beautiful setting. The bar area is quite loud but there are plenty of other areas to dine with less noise, inside or out in the garden.
  23. m

    misstinnyk

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, atmosphere and food are outstanding. We had the most amazing experience and love the seasonal menu
  24. LL

    LuisL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    One of our entre was very untasted, We ordered the milanesa because it say in the menu it was gluten free. My wife is allergic to wheat. We double check when we got it on the table and it wasn’t, they made a mistake on the menu. My wife tried to eat the gnocchi but was very untaste. Very garlicky lack of salt. Chewy as mochi. Very unpleasant. She got the cesar salad after that. They still charge us for everything. Good job from the managing department.
  25. KT

    KTWI

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I waited close to 1 hour for my entree to arrive. The restaurant was not crowded- and yet the waitstaff did not inform me that the kitchen was running behind until after the 3rd time I asked about my dinner. The food was barely warm when it was served, but I didn’t dare send it back for fear of having to wait another hour. The chocolate mousse dessert was a complete miss - the churros served with it were doughy and undercooked. The Manager made her way to most tables, or thanked people on their way out. She never came to my table and on my way out she stood at the Host stand chatting with two waitstaff, but did not say goodnight nor thank you for coming. Disappointing experience for such a lovely location.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service, mediocre overpriced food.
  27. JB

    JackieB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Outside is the place to be, simple but relaxing and elegant. Newly remodeled.
  28. AU

    AlexandraU

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious fresh food. Good veggie offerings. Waitress Mingma was so lovely. Restaurant a little out of central Sonoma (just a few minutes' drive tho) but has nice vibe.
  29. DB

    DarrenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful farm to table menu with exceptional service!!!
  30. M

    Mdan

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful ambience, nice service, food was unimpressive and not worth the price.
  31. MS

    MikeSue

    San Francisco

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We dined at Layla for only the second time-this time inside. Oswaldo was a fabulous, attentive server and warm and engaging. Food was delicious and served on time. The chef came to our table to inquire how the food tasted and chatted with us for a few minutes-nice touch. We’ll be back - soon!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible experience from start to finish. Staff is truly amazing and our waiter, Oswald (Oz), was absolutely fantastic. He gave great suggestions and was very helpful but never hovered. Food quality was 5 star, food was very fresh and flavorful. I can’t say enough good things. We sat outside and the patio is great. Very cool, chill vibe. Must visit if you are in Sonoma! Cheers
  33. EO

    EatOut

    Seattle

    309 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    309 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layla has become our favorite restaurant when we’re in the Napa/Sonoma area. We went here three times in 4-5 days! This time we had salad, salmon, and tried the flatbread which we both loved. We ended with the pudding cake which is amazing. It’s so relaxing in the beautiful garden and everyone in the restaurant is so very nice.
  34. VR

    VictorR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to eat and relax. The service was top notch. Food was excellent. Smoked carrots were outstanding.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful presentation, fresh fabulous food, and pleasant service. Gorgeous restaurant and surroundings.
  36. EO

    EatOut

    Seattle

    309 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    309 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love the lovely and relaxing atmosphere and can’t say enough about the great staff. Morgan, the hostess, is so sweet and our servers Os and Mingma were great both times we went. The chefs make the absolute best offerings and the salmon dish is better than any we’ve ever had anywhere and we eat it a lot on the northwest. The gigande bean salad and the falafel burger are also delicious. For dessert we loved the dark chocolate pudding cake which is also gluten free somehow! Just go, you’ll love it!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was so wonderful & the food was delicious!!!
  38. KN

    KNHonolua

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    By all means, please add Sunday brunch at Layla for your Sonoma to do list.
  39. JF

    JenniferF

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The ambiance was really nice, sat outside and enjoyed the fountain and music in the background. The brunch was ok, nothing spectacular and the server was off in her own little world. There are other places more deserving of our patronage.
  40. MH

    MaryH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Saturday brunch with friends. The back patio with the fountain was a wonderful place to sit and visit. Our food was delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Layla at MacArthur Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 938-2929.

Layla at MacArthur Place is rated 4.6 stars by 966 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 31 times today
Google Map for Layla at MacArthur Place

29 E Macarthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 12/Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Continental, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private, and street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Hoffman

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2929

  • Catering

    Layla offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact the restaurant for booking inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for details at lfraize@macarthurplace.com.

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