Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore Arlington

Layalina - Arlington

TerriS | | Jan 13, 2005 04:33 PM

After seeing mentions of Layalina (Wilson Blvd between Ballston and Seven Corners) here and then in the Washingtonian, decided to give it a try.
The atmosphere was lovely and the service was pleasant. I like the feeling of a small family run establishment. We stuck with mezza including hummus with fava beans, lebneh, falafel, lamb sausage, meat pies, that sort of thing.
While overall everything was good, the service was on the slow side (although perhaps they were dealing with increased traffic due to the mention in Washingtonian) and the bread was not interesting at all - seemed like store bought pita bread, was practically cold. We might go back since it's in the neighborhood, but so is the Westover Lebanese Taverna, which I think I like better.
I did like the diverse mezza menu. I did not get to try all the things I would have liked to - but they have several different kinds of hummus with different toppings, for example.

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