Leyla is a Turkish spot in the bottom of a townhouse on 74th Street, and it very much feels like the kind of nice neighborhood place where people stay out later than they normally do on the Upper West Side. Up front there’s a small bar that works if you want to stop by for a drink or a solo dinner (the cocktails are pretty good) and then a narrow dining room that goes back inexplicably far. The menu is split up in pide (Turkish flatbreads), mezze and hot appetizers, and main courses that all fall within the $25 range. Whichever main you go with, try a pide as well - each come with a ton of cheese in a little boat shape.
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