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Layla's Lebanese Restaurant

907 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3018 (Old Town)
703-684-3288
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Ranked #83 of 648 restaurants in Alexandria
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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English first
Forest Hills, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My family of 5 were easily and efficiently accommodated here. The food exceeded my rather high bar of what I expect for Mediterranean food. The waitresses were delightful as well. It was a superior dinner we talked about for the remainder of our stay! We look forward to going back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The waitress was extremely rude and the food portions were small for the large price. I expressed my concerns to the owner and he couldn't care less. We left very disappointed with this restaurant. There are better Middle Eastern restaurants in the city.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped for lunch with my husband. Small, intimate, an closely served. It's a nice change of pace considering all the chains these days. Loved the tabbouleh, baba ghannouj, and falafel!! I don't eat meat but my husband assured me his chicken shawarma was fantastic. It's now a must stop each visit to DC/ Old Town

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San Antonio, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Try, try, try the babaganoush--it is amazing, not too smoky, smooth and creamy, served with hot, fresh pita. We enjoyed their falafel, fatoush salad and chicken shawarma sandwich wraps also.

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Livonia, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ran across this place looking for dinner after a hectic day touring D.C. This place is small but oh do they do middle eastern food well. Living near one of the largest middle eastern communities we thought we had had good food. This place is like being invited into a Lebanese home with Mom cooking. Everything was fresh and homemade... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

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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SC
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263 reviews 263 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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403 reviews 403 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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