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Leila Restaurant
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Ranked #63 of 676 Restaurants in West Palm Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $32
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Datura
Reviewed March 8, 2014

My hubby and I went there a few weeks ago for a "later" Valentines' Day dinner. It was a treat! Everyone there was just wonderful. The service was terrific and they were VERY busy! The manager actually was our server and she was fantastic. She kept everything running pretty much on time. But because we had to wait a bit longer than usual, they "comped" my 2nd glass of wine! Yes, 2nd!! That was very good too. It is situated in downtown WPB. Near City Place, etc. There was a belly dancer...really good food and we are going back for certain. One suggestion. Their "chopped salad" is not what we are used to at all. Peppers, cucumbers and one other veggie coursely chopped. Frankly, not great. But they made up for it with dinner. Again, if you can, it is definitely worth a visit. You'll really like it.

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Thank pennionetoo
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

Leila is one of our two favorite restaurants in the Palm Beaches. As a couple who love gourmet food, good wine and travel, we have settled in the past several years on Leila as the place for delicious Middle Eastern cuisine in an elegant but relaxed setting. We often take our out-of-state guests there, including those of Mediterranean descent, who appreciate the menu and fine food. We particularly enjoy the gracious welcome we receive each time we visit from the owner and the good service from a very experienced, professional staff.

The food is wonderful. I am stuck on the lamb kefta and couscous, which comes with fresh grilled vegetables with a delicious homemade aoli sauce. Recently, a friend ordered a lamb shank special entrée and raved about it. Also, you can make a whole meal off an assortment of their mezzas. We almost always order the baba ghanouj as our appetizer when we go – it’s the best I’ve had anywhere. Plus, hot pita and fresh olives are always brought quickly to the table.

We frequently go before heading to Palm Beach Dramaworks, which Leila has supported for years, or simply for a quiet but elegant evening out when we want to be spoiled with good wine and good food. Enjoy!!

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Thank Fred C
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Leila is one of our two favorite restaurants in the Palm Beaches. As a couple who love gourmet food, good wine and travel, we have settled in the past several years on Leila as the place for delicious Middle Eastern cuisine in an elegant but relaxed setting. We often take our out-of-state guests there, including those of Mediterranean descent, who appreciate the menu and fine food. We particularly enjoy the gracious welcome we receive each time we visit from the owner and the good service from a very experienced, professional staff.

The food is wonderful. I am stuck on the lamb kefta and couscous, which comes with fresh grilled vegetables with a delicious homemade aoli sauce. Recently, a friend ordered a lamb shank special entrée and raved about it. Also, you can make a whole meal off an assortment of their mezzas. We almost always order the baba ghanouj as our appetizer when we go – it’s the best I’ve had anywhere. Plus, hot pita and fresh olives are always brought quickly to the table.

We frequently go before heading to Palm Beach Dramaworks, which Leila has supported for years, or simply for a quiet but elegant evening out when we want to be spoiled with good wine and good food. Enjoy!!

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1  Thank Elizabeth O
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

and Great taste. OK I am not talking about coupons, which are out there, I am talking about the amount of food they give you. Half the entrée was almost to much to eat. BUT it tasted so good that you had to eat it. Upscale Greek restaurant with upscale prices. Great service helped make the meal. You'll want to go back for more once you finished the take home Which then makes the place reasonably priced. They'll even pay for your parking in the lot next door.

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Thank UnklLes
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Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

Since Taverna Opa closed I have been looking for a good replacement. This is not it. Service is terrible. Not just long waits, but poorly executed.

Hummus is tasty and pita is warm and freshly grilled (but not worth $8) Large Greek Salad was fresh but did not merit $12 price tag. Mostly lettuce with limited veggies, cheese and tomatoes and few olives. No onions.

Falafel crispy and tasty. Not worth $12.50.

I don't mind paying for a quality meal. This was an expensive average lunch for two at $40.00. I won't be back.

Thank Justin W
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