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ABOUT US Layla is St. Louis' only Gourmet Burger & Shawarma Joint. Located in the heart of The Grove, we focus on serving fresh & flavorful fare in an eclectic atmosphere. We offer fresh ground burgers, fun twists on traditional shawarma sandwiches, hand dipped milkshakes, craft cocktails, & local brews. All of our beef, pork, bread, ice cream, drafts, & seasonal produce are sourced from local growers and purveyors. Whether you are enjoying our homemade hummus & falafel fries with a local beer at happy hour, one of our gourmet burgers & a craft cocktail at dinner, or taking in a free concert with friends during our late night lounge you are sure to have an amazing experience.
$8 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, International, Mediterranean, Pub, Middle Eastern
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Seated promptly. Had to park 2 blocks away. 4 of us with diverse appetites. Burger was tasty. Humus was good and Shawarma adequate. Wine servings were small. Service was good for such a small crowded place. Menu prices may be out of date since place...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Michael M
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This review is for their new location, recently opened in Webster Groves. Our party of 3 are all Shawarma lovers, so couldn't wait to try this place. Results were good, but not exceptional. We had the stuffed falafal appetizer, which was good falafal, but the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Paul D
Reviewed December 29, 2018

Most people despise Monday’s but I love them. They offer a chance to explore a new area while everyone else is at work. On this particular day, Layla’s was on the list as I sought out the best hamburgers in St. Louis. Nestled in a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hitheroadwithlila
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Great burgers in The Grove! Simple fare done wonderfully. "Wilford Brimley" burger was fantastic, fries out of this world, and bartender (Amy) made me feel like a regular in spite of the fact that this was my first visit. I'll be back!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

After we saw the menu we were pretty excited and couldn’t make up our minds, but we were a bit disappointed once we got the food. The burger special (chimichurri) sounded so delicious but tasted just like one big blob of chimichurri. The lamb shawarma...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ellielgstl
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

I got the special. It was a chimichurri burger and a side of street corn hummus. Honestly I could not really tell if all the toppings on the burger were good because my burger was burnt. The side of street corn hummus was awesome. I’ll...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 999karig
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Several of us had burgers, and they were all really good. The toppings make the burger. "The Standard" was topped with sumac onions and chartreuse pickle. I had no idea what that might mean, but it gave the burger the perfect balance. My husband had...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank baclovetotravel
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Visiting St Louis for Easter. Great food. Good drinks. OK service. If you’re not in a hurry, this is a nice relaxing stop. They clearly cater to the local regulars. I understand too. Very fresh food. Spiced wonderfully.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Darel S
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a local hang out with the most wonderful burgers ever! Nice selection of local beer and a full bar. Fantastic brunch Sat and Sun. A must eat place while in St Louis located in the Grove.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 921clinth
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

The service was great, the fries deliciously seasoned and the up and smoke burger so good. Really great variety of menu items.

Date of visit: February 2018
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