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Ayla, Montréal, QC

Ayla

4.5
4.5
278 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean
Located in the heart of Griffintown, Ayla offers an eclectic menu inspired by Eastern Mediterranean conviviality. We offer a selection of easily sharable dishes that embrace the region’s traditional spices and coastal flavors, while showcasing our contemporary culinary vision.

Due to COVID-19 reduced capacity laws in Quebec, please note that reservations during 1st service (6pm-7:15pm) have a 2 hour maximum allotted time limit.

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2 people

11:30 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (514) 447-2954

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Griffintown/St-Henri

  • Cross Street

    Notre-Dame and Richmond

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food service and environment was great!
  2. C

    Chris

    Montreal

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    A little overpriced for the quality and quantity. Not impressed but waiter was really nice!
  3. VP

    VeraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is incredible. The food was fabulous; the staff incredibly kind and friendly. The helped me stay within a budget per head needed for my company guidelines and they really stepped up. They made me and my guests feel truly special. What a wonderful find in Montreal. A unique and fun experience.
  4. M

    Megan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & food !! More on the expensive side but definitely worth it
  5. YP

    YaelP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best hummus I’ve had in Canada to date. Love the Turkish bread. The carrots. The eggplant. Delicious food and great service!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    There food is good but their service is below average…have been to Damas couple of times their attention to service is amazing and you don’t feel neglected…we were sitting for 15 mins and no one came to us as if they forgot bout us or completely ignored us..
  7. MF

    MontrealFoodies

    Montreal

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful decor and very good food. Some very Interesting combinations and exquisite food.
  8. m

    mammarocks

    Naples

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Not our first time. Prices have become ridiculous. One small eggplant 23$. Jumped 5$??? Food was not as good either albeit hummus was excellent. Brought friends who are foodies and not wowed. Seafood risotto just ok. Short ribs same. Moving on
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was excellent except although the waiter was attentive and trying to be professional, we found him a bit annoying. We were 2 women out for a light bite. We wanted to have a few appetizers and a salad. He talked way too much and we almost felt like he was trying to “sell “ the food by recommending (more than once) that we order one of the entrées. We ordered the chopped salad. When we asked what was in it, he wasn’t accurate- specifically said there were no tomatoes (when there were). He needs to tone it down a bit. Otherwise a very delicious meal and pleasant evening. We will be back!
  10. EK

    ElissaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Usually a lot of vegetarian options, the gnocchi werent available but they made sure we had other options and were very sorry for not having them! Music is very good i was dancing the entire time while eating :) love this place
  11. G

    Gold

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was outstanding !! I would say one of the best restaurant I’ve eaten at ..food was beyond delicious !! I would highly recommend it . Pricy wine list …
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Service très lent et on ne se comprenait pas du tout. On est arrivés à 10h et on a mangé a 11;30. Il y avait la moitié du menu qui manquait. Très ordinaire comme expérience
  13. JS

    JSD123

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good but service was lacking. They forgot two dishes and barely apologized. Disappointing as the potential is there.
  14. HO

    HumphreyOB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was awful! After waiting four hours to receive our entire meal, we never received two of our ordered dishes. The evening started off with the supervisor taking our order, and then led to multiple server changes. They were disorganized and lacked professional insight. The food is very good so hats off to the chef. Unfortunately, the chef’s obvious lack of professional support may lead to this restaurants downfall.
  15. G

    Greg

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Took more than one hour to get a hummus dip and almost three hours to get our main dish. There was an obvious major issue with service. Delicious hummus. But overall, experience was not enjoyable.
  16. TP

    TamaraP

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outdoor patio . Really enjoyed the family sharing options .
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I would give the food 5 stars because it is excellent. However, they were out of most dishes we wanted to order. That was frustrating but whatever we ate was delicious. Service has greatly improved from the last time we were there. Overall a very enjoyable evening!
  18. KD

    KassirathD

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We absolutely have not had a good experience there. We were only 2 and we ordered everything all together and have been served our entrees and waited around an hour for the second service. The waiters explained to us that this a second service and that we have not understood the policy about the space on the table to receive the rest of the food in a reasonable time manner. If they have such a specific policy, why aren’t they communicating with the customer accordingly? We waited so long that we were not even hungry to eat the main plate we ordered. Furthermore, when we expressed our concern to the manager, instead of apologizing for the misunderstanding, we were told that this is our fault if we were not hungry anymore, that we shouldn’t have ordered more bread that we were kindly offered while waiting for the rest of the food. We noticed all people around us have been served 3 different services by the time we were there and before we expressed our concern to the manager. I think it’s important to specify that we were two Black women sit at our table and treated differently and the people around us were all Caucasians. The treatment was clearly different as we were blamed for the “misunderstanding” and told that if we don’t want the food they won’t bring it. So now it’s about us not wanting the food ? If we didn’t want the food we would have not ordered it in the first place. It’s about the communication, the service and the treatment we received. I find this treatment beyond unacceptable and honestly very disappointing. We had high expectations for Ayla and are left completely disappointed for the experience!
  19. L

    Loriv

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat out on the terrace. Food, ambiance and service was amazing.
  20. HE

    HoussamE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Hummus in town Best calamari in town In general AAA
  21. KM

    KevinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, waitress made several fantastic recommendations, and the food was delicious. Great experience all around.
  22. JE

    JayEm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine selection, amazing spicy margaritas, food all around is delicious. Perfect for family-style dinner.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous Ottolenghi style middle eastern food. Delicious attention to vegetables , but small portions for $$$
  24. DJ

    DragaJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Appetizers were very good One entree was excellent the second… not very good Service was great Ambiance was good
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Excellente nourriture. Le service est courtois par contre, les nombreux serveurs devraient prendre note de la langue parlée par les clients. Nous sommes 2 francophones et on nous a parlé en anglais a plusieurs occasions au cours de la soirée. Dans le contexte actuel. Au Qc, ce genre d’incident devrait être évité et une attention particulière devrait être portée à cet effet durant la formation de tous les employés.
  26. YB

    YannB

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and location! Great staff!
  27. LM

    LuisaM

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious food. Great for sharing. Nice for special occasions
  28. ML

    MarthL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was excellent. Could have shared the main meal as it was very generous.
  29. SL

    SophieL

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toujours un plaisir d’y manger, tout est impeccable, bonne nourriture, belle ambiance et un personnel tellement agréable, gentil et professionnel!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Belle ambiance et excellent menu
  31. MG

    MGToronto

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate outside on the patio. Lovely evening. Staff attentive, food very good. Gnocchi could have used some salt. Short rib with polenta- delicious. Overall a very good meal in a nice setting. Only 2 beers available- should have a better selection!
  32. ED

    EmilieD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nourriture excellente, cocktails originaux - j’y retournerais à tout coup! Nous avons aussi eu un excellent service, le seul point négatif est que le restaurant est très bruyant et il peut être difficile de s’entendre parler lorsque c’est occupé
  33. R

    Robert

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Good food, attentive (possibly over attentive) and kind staff but feels as though you are eating inside a hotel real estate ad targeting rich millennials. Good meat, good seafood, fine veggies but way overpriced and a hellish ambiance.
  34. VM

    VoulaM

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like lamb you will love this restaurant as there are many lamb dishes Loved the food and the service! You must try the date cake with the cardamom ice cream!!
  35. CJ

    ChristinaJade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Will definitely be back again this summer.
  36. s

    stephaniec

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Malik is an INCREDIBLE waiter!
  37. R

    Restofan

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We loved the food, and would like to go there again to try some of the others items on the menu, but we found the sound coming from the speakers disturbing. It was a loud beat probably meant to be energetic, but for us it was repetitive, uninteresting, and after a while very tiring.
  38. T

    Tanya

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always! Would 100% recommend to a friend
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and cocktails! Great vibes, would 10/10 recommend!
  40. HD

    HDidi

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience and the suggestion by the staff was great! Food was very tasty

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ayla using the Order Online button. Ayla also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (514) 447-2954.

Ayla is rated 4.5 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Ayla

386 Richmond St, Montréal, QC H3J 0B9

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Notre-Dame and Richmond

  • Neighbourhood

    Griffintown/St-Henri

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue, Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Valet

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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