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Lebanese Restaurant Leila’s Reservations Books Are Officially Open in Detroit

One of Detroit’s most anticipated restaurants of the year has finally arrived in Capitol Park

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

One of the most anticipated new restaurants of the year, Leila, is now taking reservations in downtown Detroit. The Lebanese restaurant is located at the base of the renovated Farwell Building.

Father and son restaurateurs Sameer and Samy Eid are behind the newest addition to Capitol Park. The pair operate two of Birmingham’s most celebrated restaurants, Phoenicia and Forest. Leila, named after Samy’s mother, is expected to serve as a slightly more casual sibling Phoenicia, with a focus on family-style dining and Lebanese mezze. Diners can also look forward to fresh pita bread, Phoenicia’s beloved dry-rubbed ribs on the menu, and Lebanese grilled meat dishes known collectively as mashawi. The restaurant is expected to seat around 130 patrons with a basement-level private dining room and lounge seating 20. Eventually, Leila’s team will add a patio.

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The restaurant confirmed reservation books were open in posts to social media on Monday through Resy with seatings for dinner-only. Most nights appear to have seatings available, with the exception of Saturday, November 2. Grab them while you can.

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