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.
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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