Who we are
Located on charming tree-lined west 74th Street, in the heart of the Upper West Side, Leyla is Manhattan’s newest Mediterranean brasserie that combines key elements of Turkish rustic-haute cuisine with a worldly takes of the finest mediterranean recipes. The menu showcases some of the most celebrated products in Turkey, brought from Mediterranean coast or Maramara region in Istanbul, with Eggplant Caviar, Branzino Crudo, and famous Lahmacun.
Tradition and expertise
Tastes of the Mediterranean, and especially Turkey, are to be served at this Upper West Side newcomer from Huseyin Ozer, who owns Bodrum NYC farther uptown, and Berna Erbilgin Gundogdu. They bill it as being brasserie-style. It has a bar, a dining room and a garden, all enlivened with Turkish touches like ikat textiles. The chef, Met Kaba, makes use of a ceramic oven for flatbreads, including lahmajun topped with minced meat. Other dishes, in portions meant for sharing, include sun-dried eggplant stuffed with pilaf, quinoa hummus salad, zucchini fritters, eriste pasta with lamb in a brown butter-yogurt sauce, and a freekeh risotto with vegetables.
(Wednesday, March 6, 2019) – The New York Times
Hours & Reservations
Brunch: 11 am to 2:45 pm
Lunch: Sun – Thu 5 pm to 10:00 pm / Fri – Sat 5 pm to 10:45 pm
Dinner: Sun – Thu 5 pm to 10:00 pm / Fri – Sat 5 pm to 10:45 pm
Reservations are available 30 days in advance. A portion of our bar and dining room is held nightly for Walk-in diners. If you are running late, please call us. We hold the table for a grace period of 15minutes before offering the reservation to our waitlist.
Leyla’s shareable eats and inviting atmosphere are the perfect recipe for a lovely evening. Whether you join us with your family, loved one, or friends, your time at Leyla will be a memorable one.