Turkish and Mediterranean comfort foods get the star treatment at Leyla which is reopening for indoor dining on the Upper West Side. The restaurant is implementing several safety protocols aimed at keeping diner's safe, including UV lighting, glass partitions and MERV 13 filters.
Visitors will find signature dishes like Pides, a type of Turkish pizza, with toppings such as slow-cooked short rib, lamb sausage or Halloumi cheese. Turkish dumplings are stuffed with eggplant puree in a garlic yogurt sauce, while oven-roasted chicken is served over a bed of chickpeas, hazelnuts and a pastirma stew. Desserts include Pistachio Mud Heaven with dried kataifi, roasted pistachios and sherbet, served warm with mastic ice cream and a drizzle of honey.
Turkish wines are also availabe along with select cocktails, including the Perfect Istanbul, a mix of rye whiskey, cocchi Americano, antica and sour cherry. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm.
Leyla is located at 108 West 74th Street, New York, NY (347) 334-7939
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