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Layla, Miami Beach, FL

Layla

4.6
4.6
278 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern

A refreshingly inviting, communal and upbeat restaurant set on the serene Collins Canal. Features seasonally simple veg-forward modern Middle-Eastern cuisine with influences from Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. A casually elegant vibe inspired by the love story of Layla and Majnun—the Middle Eastern Romeo and Juliet. Located in the brand new KAYAK Miami Beach hotel.

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Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (305) 563-4764

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Iatrellis

  • Private party facilities

    For large reservations please email events@laylamiami.com

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Cross street

    23rd & Park Ave

  • Parking details

    Public metered parking is also available on the street.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Meet Me on the Rooftop - Tasting Menu

    $54.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Meet me under the stars, up the stairway, atop of roofs that contain our love. Enjoy a tasting menu created by Chef John Iatrellis, meant to be shared family style. MEZZE Hummus Babaganoush Muhammara Kale Salad Squash, Parmigiano Reggiano, Sumac Yogurt Dressing Grilled Octopus Lemon, Herb, Pimentón, Crispy Chickpeas Wood Roasted Carrots Applewood, Herb Labneh, Pistachio Dukkah Grilled Whole Branzino Zhug, Caramelized Fennel, Roasted Tomatoes DESSERT Date Bread Pudding *Vegetarian options are available for substitution **Please note due to inclement weather you may be accommodated in our main dining room

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 278 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Miami Beach

    Healthy

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  1. j

    joannamarie

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Meh. Did the tasting menu and felt like an afterthought. Waited a decent amount of time before drinks got ordered/ served . No one checked in re food preferences / allergies. Wouldn’t recommend. Too many other good places nearby to waste time / money here . Food was mediocre .

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and ambience are amazing! Max was our server and he made great recommendations on food and drinks. He was attentive but gave us time to chat and enjoy our food. He was truly fantastic!

  3. s

    susana

    Miami

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    I did not liked the food at all very spice, the plates small, was really average. i love this food and i was really disappointed

  4. G

    julioG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance. Will definitely visit again. Staff was very friendly and professional.

  5. EB

    EzbeidyB

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for brunch with my mom and had an amazing times the decor is lovely, the food was amazing and the ambience was lovely

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience! Between the thoughtfully designed space, the delicious and unique food, and the friendly and attentive staff, it was a perfect evening. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a vibey and delicious night!

  7. C

    Cindy

    Miami

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Good food but terribly overpriced. $38 for a piece of chicken with no sides. $30 fee to hold a birthday cake. Uncomfortably hot inside and no fans to alleviate the heat. Very beautiful and the food was tasty but no way one single octopus tentacle is $30. Servers were very helpful and nice.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Max was awesome and the front desk staff was VERY accommodating to our large group. Awesome!

  9. AT

    AnaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place and ambiance. Delicious food and cocktails.

  10. G

    Gingi

    Miami

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4

    Very good food however the waiter was more interested in bringing the check than food maybe because he knows he doesn't need to work good because service is already included. He Forgot part of the order did not accept to bring desert because the kicken was already closed.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent cuisine ! We had the messe and the eggplant one was out of this world ! Then we ordered the cauliflower and the lamb. The lamb was delicious, perfectly cooked and tender, and very nice sweet sauce. For dessert we had the blonde, very strong almond taste I loved it ! The ambiance is nice ! Nice music and beautiful terrace with plants. We couldn’t sit outside unfortunately but if you can make a reservation for the terrasse I highly recommend it ! We paid 95 dollars for 2 people, with 20% tip comprised.

  12. SS

    SophieS

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super cute ambiance- right on the canal. Decorated with a middle eastern tropical vibe. Food was superb. The mezze platter was super good. Falafel was super crispy on the outside and light on the inside. Everything was very flavorful. Cured salmon was amazing. To top it off service was perfect.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came a couple times, and the outdoor area is super cool! It's along the canal, shaded, and really cozy and intimate. Plus the food was SO good. Everyone was really friendly too. It's a gem in South beach.

  14. T

    Timo

    Tulsa

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice setting, patio and rooftop are on the smaller side but very neatly done. Good was excellent! Great service, staff was very friendly and didn’t insist we waited to be seated until all Lefebure of our party showed up like other SoBe restaurants do. Great little place to take a date or just to enjoy a nice change to the SoBe scene

  15. G

    Gabrielle

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, drinks, service and ambiance!

  16. M

    Mack

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Nice spot for small Plates and drinks. Rooftop looked nice as well. Not traditional middle eastern food so beware if you’re expecting that.

  17. JS

    JosephS

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unique outdoor setting overlooking a jungle-like garden area in the middle of Miami Beach. Food was excellent and many choices available. Max, our server, was super helpful, always on hand and friendly too. Overall a great experience and a “new find” to take out of town guests. Layla is part of a Kayak hotel, but it doesn’t seem like a hotel restaurant at all.

  18. p

    phyllisk

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Great setting, excellent food. Only complaint is that they in the 2 times I’ve been there been out of several wines.

  19. DH

    DoloresH

    Miami

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Noise level is based on outside dining which was extremely pleasant. All of the food with the exception of the eggplant was spectacular. Eggplant was undercooked and so wasn’t as soft as it should be. All dishes - mezze, chicken, branzino and salmon were very well prepared and tasty. Will definitely return

  20. AP

    AngelineP

    Cancun

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Beautiful spot for a date ! Enjoyed it and will be back !

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner at Layla was absolutely perfect. The ambience was incredible, the food was even better, but our server Preston made the experience! He was so knowledgeable about the menu and made awesome recommendations. We can’t wait to come back!

  22. IW

    IslandW

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food was all delicious and well prepared, especially the Branzino. Eating in the back garden/courtyard area was perfect as there was low humidity and a nice breeze. The service was very attentive until the end of the meal when the restaurant was very busy so the service was considerably slower. I have eaten here about 4 or 5 times and it’s consistently good.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I hope I die in this place. The beautiful sounds , the brown river, the outstanding food❤️ I will come back every time I am near the state of Florida. The waiter was kind hearted and I could tell because I am an empath. He must have been an Aquarius. There will never be another restaurant like this. Santal 33 haunts me

  24. SC

    SorayaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, fantastic atmosphere, server was attentive and helpful. The back patio was like stepping into a little oasis. Very enjoyable.

  25. J

    Juanfe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, ambiance, and service. Maximiliano was welcoming and friendly! If you’re in Miami, check this place out.

  26. DC

    DelC

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tucked away in the Collins Park neighborhood this hidden gem in Miami Beach is an absolute must try. The service and food are top notch. Request a table outside on the Collins Canal

  27. b

    beachgirl11

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the last night of our vacation and I was hoping for something special. Layla delivered. We had an excellent meal. We started with the mezze platter, that I thoroughly recommend. By far the best babaganoush I’ve ever had. We also enjoyed the roasted carrots, kale salad, and cauliflower. Finally, the halva blondie for desert. The flavor combinations were thoughtful and well executed. Our server, Daniel, was excellent and attentive as well.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, nice ambience. If we lived local we would go often.

  29. SD

    SundeepD

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Food ok. Didn't get past our starters. Waitress forgot that kitchen closes at 10 and didn't inform them of our order. We had starters and desserts were complimentary after their mistake. We were a party of 8. Not great. Hopefully just a one off incident.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was pleasantly surprised at how cool the ambiance is here. The pics don’t do it justice. The food was all phenomenal too.

  31. JC

    JosephC

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place! Hidden gem. Amazing food as always and great service this time from Max.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3

    Food was ok. Service was very poor. Waitress was arguing with us.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This spot was beautiful, great views and cozy books in the back outside. Fun ambiance but still chic. Furniture, decor looked and felt new. Service was so warm and knowledgeable, able to make quick suggestions of combinations, wine suggestions, drink descriptions so we knew what to order. The food was so good - melt in your mouth. I’ve had a lot of bad food at this price point, but this was arguably the best meal of our trip. Also we brought our 5 month old daughter and everyone was chill about breastfeeding.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was absolutely delicious • The food comes out tapas style which is kinda annoying but once it arrived it was amazing. The service was on point and pretty quick. We sat outside on the patio. Once the sunsets get your bug spray. The mosquitoes will be on ya. One of the best Middle Eastern restaurant by far. Loved it and will definitely be back!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was spectacular

  36. BB

    BrownBagger

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb experience from start to finish. Jose was great and attentive. Knew his menu and his wines well. Layla’s haloumi salad showed a reverence for the cheese and was one of the best executions of haloumi I’ve ever had! Braised lamb shank with feta and Jerusalem artichokes was tasty, brown and authentic, but it could have used a bit more creativity to bring it to another level. I can’t wait to go back for a flaming saganaki!

  37. D

    Dani

    Baltimore

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I would like to say that this is a hidden jewel in Miami Beach, but alas it has been opened for a year and only now we had the good fortune to enjoy it! And man, did we enjoy it. It all starts with the amazingly architecturally spectacular location - 1920s at its best. The small and chic hotel, it’s lobby bar and ambiance are movie-level! Then Layla is off the lobby and one enters another wonderful space. You can sit inside or outside by the waterway - we sat half&half and it was perfect. The drinks were excellent, the service superior and the food - well the food is the star of the event. We had a Lebanese friend with us and so the opinions on middle eastern cuisine are well founded and he gave an enthusiastic thumps up. We enjoy a phenomenal mezze, a lamb burger, a pastrami sauerkraut sandwich (it was at a NYC deli-level sandwich!) and a couple great salads. Overall, amazing meal and we cannot wait to go back. This is what Miami Beach is!

  38. ER

    EugeneR

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is amazing! Branzino is ahhh

  39. BA

    BekaA

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great time. Delicious food

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Layla using the Order Online button.

Layla is rated 4.6 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 17 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Layla

2216 Park Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    23rd & Park Ave

  • Neighborhood

    South Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:00 am–3:00 pm Tue–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:15 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public metered parking is also available on the street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Iatrellis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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