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Layla at MacArthur Place, Sonoma, CA

Layla at MacArthur Place

4.6
4.6
949 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Situated in a historic and iconic barn within the verdant 6-acre grounds of MacArthur Place in downtown Sonoma, Layla is a comfortable, sophisticated, “Mediterranean kitchen” dining experience. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner menus feature healthy, organic options as well as heartier fare, fresh and locally-sourced ingredients -- all served in a bright, airy space with a convivial vibe.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Continental, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2929

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Hoffman

  • Catering

    Layla offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact the restaurant for booking inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for details at lfraize@macarthurplace.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Cross street

    Hwy 12/Broadway

  • Parking details

    Private, and street parking available.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 949 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wine Country

    Great for Brunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Unfortunately the quality band taste of the food was not like beforeZ. They have a new chef it seems and frankly the food was just ok. Previously we had been there and the food was just excellent.
  2. TI

    TryIt

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wait staff is excellent. Clean bathrooms.
  3. M

    Missionista

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We waited for over ten minutes and no service. We literally sat at our table and no one offered to take our order. The staff seems to be overwhelmed if there are more than three tables. I would love to see this place get it together as its a great addition to Sonoma.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mi experiencia en Layla fue absolutamente espectacular El lugar es hermoso, todas las personas son muy a al mes, cuidaron cada detalle desde la llegada hasta la salida, la comida deliciosa La mejor experiencia que he tenido en un restaurante en California
  5. K

    Kellyp

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is outstanding and the food was phenomenal. My fiancé and I had lunch here and at the same time we were here to checkout the property for our wedding. We love this place so much that we definitely want to have our wedding at the property. the service was top notch and very attentive and handle with care.
  6. KM

    KimM

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Beautiful setting, amazing food. Non alcoholic drinks can be elevated like juice and coffee. Service is oddly slow and I’ve been coming here for years.
  7. S

    Sonomatastes

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent venue for a wonderful dining experience! The food was as incredible as the beautiful setting. The bar area is quite loud but there are plenty of other areas to dine with less noise, inside or out in the garden.
  8. m

    misstinnyk

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, atmosphere and food are outstanding. We had the most amazing experience and love the seasonal menu
  9. LL

    LuisL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    One of our entre was very untasted, We ordered the milanesa because it say in the menu it was gluten free. My wife is allergic to wheat. We double check when we got it on the table and it wasn’t, they made a mistake on the menu. My wife tried to eat the gnocchi but was very untaste. Very garlicky lack of salt. Chewy as mochi. Very unpleasant. She got the cesar salad after that. They still charge us for everything. Good job from the managing department.
  10. KT

    KTWI

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    I waited close to 1 hour for my entree to arrive. The restaurant was not crowded- and yet the waitstaff did not inform me that the kitchen was running behind until after the 3rd time I asked about my dinner. The food was barely warm when it was served, but I didn’t dare send it back for fear of having to wait another hour. The chocolate mousse dessert was a complete miss - the churros served with it were doughy and undercooked. The Manager made her way to most tables, or thanked people on their way out. She never came to my table and on my way out she stood at the Host stand chatting with two waitstaff, but did not say goodnight nor thank you for coming. Disappointing experience for such a lovely location.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great service, mediocre overpriced food.
  12. JB

    JackieB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Outside is the place to be, simple but relaxing and elegant. Newly remodeled.
  13. AU

    AlexandraU

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Delicious fresh food. Good veggie offerings. Waitress Mingma was so lovely. Restaurant a little out of central Sonoma (just a few minutes' drive tho) but has nice vibe.
  14. DB

    DarrenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful farm to table menu with exceptional service!!!
  15. M

    Mdan

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Beautiful ambience, nice service, food was unimpressive and not worth the price.
  16. MS

    MikeSue

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We dined at Layla for only the second time-this time inside. Oswaldo was a fabulous, attentive server and warm and engaging. Food was delicious and served on time. The chef came to our table to inquire how the food tasted and chatted with us for a few minutes-nice touch. We’ll be back - soon!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An incredible experience from start to finish. Staff is truly amazing and our waiter, Oswald (Oz), was absolutely fantastic. He gave great suggestions and was very helpful but never hovered. Food quality was 5 star, food was very fresh and flavorful. I can’t say enough good things. We sat outside and the patio is great. Very cool, chill vibe. Must visit if you are in Sonoma! Cheers
  18. EO

    EatOut

    Seattle

    309 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    309 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layla has become our favorite restaurant when we’re in the Napa/Sonoma area. We went here three times in 4-5 days! This time we had salad, salmon, and tried the flatbread which we both loved. We ended with the pudding cake which is amazing. It’s so relaxing in the beautiful garden and everyone in the restaurant is so very nice.
  19. VR

    VictorR

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place to eat and relax. The service was top notch. Food was excellent. Smoked carrots were outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful presentation, fresh fabulous food, and pleasant service. Gorgeous restaurant and surroundings.
  21. EO

    EatOut

    Seattle

    309 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    309 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just love the lovely and relaxing atmosphere and can’t say enough about the great staff. Morgan, the hostess, is so sweet and our servers Os and Mingma were great both times we went. The chefs make the absolute best offerings and the salmon dish is better than any we’ve ever had anywhere and we eat it a lot on the northwest. The gigande bean salad and the falafel burger are also delicious. For dessert we loved the dark chocolate pudding cake which is also gluten free somehow! Just go, you’ll love it!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was so wonderful & the food was delicious!!!
  23. KN

    KNHonolua

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    By all means, please add Sunday brunch at Layla for your Sonoma to do list.
  24. JF

    JenniferF

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    The ambiance was really nice, sat outside and enjoyed the fountain and music in the background. The brunch was ok, nothing spectacular and the server was off in her own little world. There are other places more deserving of our patronage.
  25. MH

    MaryH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful Saturday brunch with friends. The back patio with the fountain was a wonderful place to sit and visit. Our food was delicious.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were blown away by the atmosphere (we sat on the patio), food and presentation of the dishes, drinks (they made me a delicious Last Word cocktail that was not on the menu), and service. The whole experience was memorable and just absolutely lovely. We went back for brunch two days later and it was equally phenomenal. I cannot recommend Layla enough!!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing waitress, Jazmine, who took amazing care of us! the halibut was fantastic - 10/10 would recommend and go back.
  28. j

    jhefray

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    forgot it was a birthday celebration despite advance notice server forgot us after she had more tables/customers special was over cooked
  29. G

    Gretig

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of those restaurants where you’re planning when you can eat there next, before you’ve finished your first meal! Rest layers of flavor in each dish- The carrots were sublime, the branzino delicious, and we enjoyed the tartare and kale salad. Great wine recommendations, too. Plan ahead for reservations as they are popular, and shoot for a table on the patio.
  30. RN

    RenataN

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  31. VG

    VanGirl

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious dinner receiving excellent service and recommendations from James. The ambience and setting was fantastic! Definitely will be back on next trip to Sonoma. Is a must!
  32. HS

    HelenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday!!
  33. CL

    CourtneyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to visit in Sonoma! The food was amazing and so was the service. Great vibe!
  34. AL

    AradL

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The waitress took a very long time to take our order. Forgot to ask me how the steak should be cooked and it came out undercooked (rare). They took the steak off the bill but overall the food was not great. Not a great ambiance either.
  35. LS

    LSSS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    It took a very long time for a waiter to come to us. We had a 7:45 reservation and didn't get our meals till 9.
  36. GG

    GaryG

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional dining experience at Layla. We sat on the patio and it was lovely! I think it's the most lovely outdoor dining venue in the city of Sonoma. The food was delicious. I highly recommend the charcuterie to share as a starter - wonderful veggies and dip and stunning presentation. Lamb chops were the best I've had in ages!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious good, the outdoor space was gorgeous, amazing service!
  38. C

    Cher

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience3
    Layla offers a lovely setting and was at one time our favorite local place. The valet service at the front door is welcome since parking can be an issue. But this time (some of) our food was simply put ... no good. Examples: spaghetti that was undercooked and covered in a too salty to eat sauce, gnocchi that was pasty and undercooked (sent back), double lamb chop that was very tough and strong tasting. An asparagus soup with lavender was different and a spaghetti special was good, though the serving was small (less than a cup).
  39. s

    set11224

    San Francisco

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best restaurants in Sonoma County. The food is wonderful, the service excellent and if you eat outside it is peaceful and lovely. It is excellent for special occasions, for a friends’ get together, or a business meeting. I have been there a couple of times and definitely will be returning.
  40. VW

    VickiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the quiet, elegant atmosphere. Great salads, friendly staff. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Layla at MacArthur Place offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 938-2929.

Layla at MacArthur Place is rated 4.6 stars by 949 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Layla at MacArthur Place

29 E Macarthur St, Sonoma, CA 95476

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hwy 12/Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Sonoma

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Continental, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private, and street parking available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Hoffman

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment is available for large party bookings. Check out Facebook page for upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 938-2929

  • Catering

    Layla offers semi-private restaurant buy-outs as well as multiple private dining options through the restaurant or catering. View our space at on our website and contact the restaurant for booking inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for details at lfraize@macarthurplace.com.

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