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Layla's Lebanese Restaurant

907 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3018 (Old Town)
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Ranked #63 of 627 restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Old Town
Cross street: Alfred and Patrick
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85% Recommend
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The food is good, although the menu is fairly limited. Don't go thinking you'll get many good vegetarian options.

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Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

I highly recommend this place for those who want to experience the true middle Eastern Cuisine... I tried dishes that are unique to that region, they all were executed perfectly; kibbe nieh (beef tartar), Arayes (flat bread with meat), and Bahmea (ukra) with lamb shank... Service very good Prices are decent If you are originally from the Middle East and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

great food and great staff/service -- i eat there at least once a week when I am in Alexandria - i highly recomment it for lunch or dinner -- or for take-out

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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349 reviews 349 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We tried their appetizer, vegetarian and lentils... It was fresh and delicious!!! Not big portions but taste was wonderful... Great ambiance with Lebanese music... Courteous and professional service... Very affordable...

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Springfield, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

While having dinner at Layla's for the first time was a result of me being out-voted, it was a pleasant surprise. The service was very attentive-I was never left with an empty glass. For appetizers, we tried the baba ganoush and the spinach pies. Both were good, but not spectacular. I had the mixed grill, which came with lamb, chicken... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I've eaten here several times and find myself regularly craving the lentil soup. It's pretty close to perfect, particularly because of the light citrus infusion in the soup. I usually get an order of the rice pilaf with it, and eat the two together - or sometimes I just want to eat the rice by itself because it is also... More

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Syracuse, NY
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

During our recent 9-day stay in Alexandria, VA, we visited Laylas Lebanese Restaurant for a late lunch, early light dinner. We were greated warmly and seated promptly upon entering. There were few other patrons at the time of our visit. We shared Laylas Special Appetizer Platter $18 which included Hommos, Baba Ghannouj, Grape Leaves, Spinach Pies, Tabouleh and Falafel. It... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We ate here the other night after deciding to go out in Old Town last-minute and not being able to get a reservation anywhere we tried. Excellent and very friendly service, they were great with our many requests and wonderful to our toddler. Food was spectacular. Great. For sharing plates.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We stopped for a late lunch because we love Lebanese cuisine, but something made the place seem uncomfortable. The electricity was flicking on and off and hot water had been disabled in the rest room, hinting at trouble (we hoped that this was not the only rest room for staff). Service was slow enough to make us impatient--apparently the waitress'... More

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Stopped here for lunch and had a great experience. This is a little family owned restaurant that serves Lebanese cuisine. There is a bar and small intimate dinning area. The appetizers are exactly as described and a huge portion with plenty of pita bread. The lunch specials are more than enough food and very flavorful. We had a salad that... More

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