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Layla at MacArthur Place, Sonoma, CA

Layla at MacArthur Place

4.6
4.6
915 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 19 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 915 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Great for Brunch

  • Wine Country

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. AL

    AradL

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The waitress took a very long time to take our order. Forgot to ask me how the steak should be cooked and it came out undercooked (rare). They took the steak off the bill but overall the food was not great. Not a great ambiance either.
  2. LS

    LSSS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It took a very long time for a waiter to come to us. We had a 7:45 reservation and didn't get our meals till 9.
  3. GG

    GaryG

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional dining experience at Layla. We sat on the patio and it was lovely! I think it's the most lovely outdoor dining venue in the city of Sonoma. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the charcuterie to share as a starter - wonderful veggies and dip and stunning presentation. Lamb chops were the best I've had in ages!
  4. C

    Cher

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Layla offers a lovely setting and was at one time our favorite local place. The valet service at the front door is welcome since parking can be an issue. But this time (some of) our food was simply put ... no good. Examples: spaghetti that was undercooked and covered in a too salty to eat sauce, gnocchi that was pasty and undercooked (sent back), double lamb chop that was very tough and strong tasting. An asparagus soup with lavender was different and a spaghetti special was good, though the serving was small (less than a cup).
  5. s

    set11224

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Sonoma County. The food is wonderful, the service excellent and if you eat outside it is peaceful and lovely. It is excellent for special occasions, for a friends’ get together, or a business meeting. I have been there a couple of times and definitely will be returning.
  6. VW

    VickiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the quiet, elegant atmosphere. Great salads, friendly staff. Thank you!
  7. PR

    PatriceR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Food was delicious and the outdoor setting was lovely. Staff was pleasant but not friendly. Also I had to ask 5 times for honey for my tea.
  8. m

    mfcufc

    Houston

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great experience all round. Good cocktails to start, interesting appetizers (the smoked carrots were really good) the gnocchi was ok but I’ve had better. Service was good on a perfect evening for eating outside.
  9. KB

    KerenB

    Miami

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Super expensive and small portions
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    Our waiter was pretentious and non-engaging with our table of 5 women. He expressed wonder that I ordered a bottle of wine for myself. The sea bass and mahi were thin overcooked filets. The ragu was the best entree by far. The ambiance is fun and beautiful - wishing our experience with good and service could have matched the lovely surroundings.
  11. CL

    CourtneyL

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food. Attention to detail was above and beyond. What a beautiful outdoor patio. It was quiet and relaxing. I highly recommend this place.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    I will try to keep this to this to the point. We asked to be seated at a certain table and were told that specific table was reserved for a party arriving at 6. (It was 5:30 at that time). The waiter said he would check with the host. The “host” came out and said it was indeed reserved and that the party was arriving shortly. That we understood, what was not clear was why he was so rude and condescending. We finished our meal a little after 7, not only was that table still empty, there were only four other tables with people dining at them. His behavior was not acceptable in any way. He should not be in the service industry. Definitely not suited for it. On the other hand the young man who assisted the waiter was wonderful. He had a smile at all times and went out of his was to make sure we had a good experience. Our waiter was also good. The food was quite good. I just don’t know if it was good enough to make up for the Host’s rudeness. Unfortunate!
  13. C

    Carol

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always the best experience- lovely spot, food , staff amazing!
  14. T

    Test

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Underwhelmed. Dined for brunch on Father's Day - no special menu. Ordered hanger steak and eggs. Did not taste like the freshest steak. Hollandaise sauce had a weird herb that neither went well with the steak nor the potatoes. Was not given a steak knife. Was not offered shade until late into the meal. BUT were given a free dessert. Would probably stop by for drinks, but not to dine. Beautiful space!
  15. h

    hanaya

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The venue is clean and beautiful
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance and service were excellent. “Layla Benedict” was uninspired, did the tomato instead of ham make it special?
  17. RD

    RDBJVS

    San Francisco

    126 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Turkey sandwich lacked flavor. Turkey breast had extended refrigeration taste. Flat bread was tasty. Service was excellent. Comfortable seating amid pleasant surroundings.
  18. d

    dine1

    San Francisco

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sitting on the patio and enjoying a delicious Sonoma Cobb salad was a great dining experience.....no loud people and great service.
  19. RW

    RebeccaW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING. Very accommodating service, everyone was friendly and welcoming. The food is TO. DIE. FOR. We had the crispy spring potatoes, roasted mushroom & mouse, buccatini pasta, and carpaccio. By far, one of the best experiences I've had at a restaurant in YEARS. Best daquiri I've EVER had, too. The outdoor setting is gorgeous, calming, and peaceful. The indoor setting is stunning, inviting and welcoming. Amazing, we will be back many, many times.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance with good food
  21. F

    Flash

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We were there for Sunday Brunch. There is the main dining room and then there is a beautiful patio off the main dining room. On Sunday there was no one in the main room and the patio was filled. After we were shown our table and received our menu, it took 15-20 minutes for the waiter to come and greet us and ask if we wanted coffee. After the initial wait, the waiter and busser were very attentive to what we needed. The food was very poor. I had the Eggs Benedict but it came without the Canadian bacon. They offered hash browns or salad and I choose salad but got overdone burnt hash browns. My wife got the eggs and bacon and the bacon was so overdone that it was almost burnt. Very dry and very crispy. The bread came dry and we had to ask for some butter. The bearnaise sauce on the benedict had no flavor. Would be come back? Not really.
  22. L

    Larouex

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went top shelf with an excellent wine selection. Service was top notch and food was executed at a high level.
  23. HS

    HSILVA

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Layla was a lovely environment with attentive wait service and good food. However, the service could have been a bit warmer in nature and the food felt a bit over priced for some items - an order of focaccia was $9 for a small plate with three pieces barley to share. The highlights were the tuna tartar, roasted carrots, and the desserts. Everyone left satisfied and the gluten free options were a great detail.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way! Highly recommend.
  25. w

    wcfoodie

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the greeting at the front, to the bar, to the restaurant, to the patio, there was nothing to be desired. The staff was young, energetic and capable. The food was creative and delicious. Everything was a highlight! We talked about the sauce on the grilled trumpet mushroom appetizer all the way home. A plus!
  26. JM

    JudyM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I was-disappointed with the service We had to ask more than once for things like cream with the coffee, or feta cheese that was missing on a salad. Also the Cobb salads were quite disappointing. Mostly lettuce.
  27. MC

    MalcolmC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layla has a beautiful outdoor patio with tinkling fountain. The new menu is excellent with lots of choices. And thankfully the shrieking bridesmaids were in a distant room.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb!!! Ambiance definitely the best part but Layla checked off all the boxes
  29. S

    Susie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe. Good food. Amazing service. Beautiful atmosphere. Make sure to check out the patio.
  30. BO

    BeccaO

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The space - both inside and out - is beautiful. The staff is lovely and knowledgeable. The foo and wine were wonderful. It’s a really great experience!
  31. s

    set11224

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first, but definitely not last time, at Layla. Everything was outstanding, food, ambiance (outside) and service.
  32. R

    Rm94118

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  33. G

    Gazebolover

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    It was my first time for lunch at Layla and I must say I was disappointed. The setting is absolutely lovely but the food was uninspired. I had the Cobb salad with chicken added. The chicken was tasty and well cooked but the rest of the salad had little flavor. The traditional bleu cheese was not used in favor of feta and I think that was a mistake as it is not very flavorful when combined with a dressing that was not exciting. They need to add something. A stronger dressing ( more of a vinaigrette) with maybe something sweet in the salad as a counterpoint. The Chef needs to taste it and tweak it a bit. And btw. Plain black iced tea can be very tasty and refreshing. Yours isn't. Maybe a better quality tea or perhaps an orange slice instead of lemon? or both?
  34. AC

    AngelicaC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a very nice breakfast date with myself at Layla. The place was nice, clean and a very pleasant environment. I ate outdoors. Staff were very friendly, polite & kind. I I ordered the omelette, but asked if they can do it using egg white instead, The waitress replied with a “yes” and offered the mixed lettuce salad to compliment the omelet. When I took my first bite of the omelette, I knew then that the person who cooked this definitely knows how to cook eggs. It was light, fluffy and perfectly done with creamy Boursin cheese and fresh herbs. I had a nice cold fresh iced tea to drink with it. It was a beautiful morning! Perfect outdoor temperature!
  35. FM

    FormerManhattanite

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was stellar, the ambiance pleasant & the service attentive. Thanks.
  36. KC

    KClarkM

    Dallas

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We visited Layla for my husband’s birthday. The hostess recognized him immediately with a birthday greeting. However, our server never mentioned it;-( The restaurant is lovely and we really enjoyed the spacious outdoor patio. The food was very good. We enjoy pesto pasta and roasted chicken. The carrot appetizer was very nice. This is a beautiful spot. Recommend when looking for nice dining options in Sonoma. We also stopped by the bar. Excellent vibe and service.
  37. M

    Mamatall

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and menu by the new chef was absolutely fabulous. We can hardly wait to go back!
  38. K

    Kevnn4

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A hidden treasure! Layla was amazing! Atmosphere was perfect, service was top notch and the food was NEXT LEVEL! We will be back for sure.
  39. AM

    AMKo

    New York Area

    261 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    261 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So beautifully laid out, you expect imaginative cuisine, and that is what you get. Breakfast does have the basics, but so much more such as a Boursin omelet, toasted bread or bagel with avocado and delicious smoked salmon, short rib “hash” and eggs. Lunch is similarly exciting. I can’t say about dinner, because they are closed Monday (you can eat in the lovely. Ar, but we didn’t).
  40. a

    abby

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    rethink your music choices. much to loud and hard rock for an lovely outdoor luncheon venue otherwise lovely!

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 915 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 19 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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