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Layla's Lebanese Restaurant

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Old Town
Lebanese
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907 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3018 (Alfred and Patrick)
703-684-3288
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Lebanese!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2014
Taylor C
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Forest Hills, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Forest Hills, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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266 reviews 266 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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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419 reviews 419 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 907 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3018
    (Alfred and Patrick)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-684-3288

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Lebanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?