New American, Vegetarian
Price Scale

Lila could make you a vegetarian, but that’s not the intent of chef/owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes. The veteran restaurateurs (they also own Pomona) conjure vegetable dishes fanciful and layered with lush flavors. Get familiar with goji berries, farro, beetroot, or even bee-pollen basil kombucha. The kohlrabi slaw is a big hit, as is the quinoa-sweet potato burger. And the ice-cube-size portion of pork belly is rich and seductive beyond telling. Good duck confit, too. The airy room has a rustic vibe offset by a crystal chandelier and a stylish tile bar. Lila is fun, smart and surprising. Nobody says eat your vegetables; you just want to.

Meal Times
Dinner, Lunch
Good to Know
Good For
Conversation, Date Night


1576 Main St., Sarasota, FL, 34236
Downtown Sarasota  •  (941) 296-1042
Monday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: 5-10 p.m.