Byblos - Toronto

4.7
1502 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients, using time-honored classic cooking techniques and modern methods. Our chef has created dishes that showcase the regionally-specific spices and flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard to craft a menu that will be a true coastal and cultural mosaic, served family style in a convivial atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(647) 660-0909
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Stuart Cameron
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Cross Street
King and University
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Parking Details
We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary parking located at the ImPark lot at 211 Adelaide Street. To register, please email or call in with your full name and plate number to receive more details; (647) 660 0909 or reservations@byblostoronto.com
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 9:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1502 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic all around. Menu is set up to be shared, plan on doing this for the best experience.

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B
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere at service. The food started off incredibly with the dumplings, pide, and fries, but the rice - the most expensive at $19 - was very disappointing. Tasted like the crispy burnt rice that gets scraped from the bottom of the pot. Relatively small portions are given so it’s recommended to order 2-3 dishes per person. The bill for two came up to $120 with a glass of wine each. It’s great place for a fancy date night but please avoid the rice

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SM
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

The food was good but not worth the price. The lamb rack that cost $42 only served 3 lamb chops which was quite surprising. The fried chicken the habanero sauce was amazing. The duck kibbeh was quite dry and boring as was the rolled couscous. There were some yummy dishes and some not so much. The two tables next to us were very loud and obnoxious- sadly this made our night worse. I would go back and give it another shot though.

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l
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent and the food scrumptious...no really it was delicious! Wonderful twists on Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food.

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NY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

From reviews I was expecting a great dinner. Instead, disappointment reigned. While drinks and some meze were very good, the same can't be said for the mains. For instance, the Cornish game hen was dry and curiously tasteless, despite a severely over-spiced sauce. We had a problem with the food coming to our table, but it must be said that first a manager and then our waitperson apologized and, as it should be, the long-delayed game hen was comped. I would also add that, unlike many Middle Eastern restaurants I've been to, all the dishes here are very heavily spiced. That's either good or bad, depending on your palate.

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D
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent. Really enjoyed our meal here. Definitely will be going back.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance, great for dates. Food tasted okay and even though the menu said to share some of the items were too tiny in portion to be shared.

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PS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Jewelled rice, fried chicken and eggplant kibbeh were all amazing. Service was excellent & would definitely come back again

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VB
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff was friendly and helpful, the menu had interesting food choices, the food was great. A great place for groups as sharing the different food items allowed us to try various dishes. I would definitely recommend it to others and go again.

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just fantastic family style plates. Unique dishes in taste and presentation. Definitely coming back.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We had a really good time. We paid about $500 between four of us for our meal however we did not take kindly to being asked to leave after a 2.5 hour window. I will have to pause before I recommend this place to my clients and friends in the future. To note my one star rating for service does NOT reflect our server (who was mortified when we informed her that the maître d’ had asked us to leave).

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KP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great tasting food and incredible service, but a bit overpriced for small portions.

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

“Perfect in every measurable way...” - Mary Poppins
A place you have to experience! Be prepared for a unique experience. Every aspect, food, ambiance/decor, service, ... was on point!

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DL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Byblos is a favourite place for me and my wife.
It has great food, amazing service and the atmosphere is very inviting. Every dish has great complexity that stimulates the senses. Although we are not regular drinkers, we indulged in cocktails that were truly delectable. The specific names escape me, but we had something close to duck confit rice, the brazano fish and a side of cauliflower. The stuffed baklava dessert was a fantastic end to the meal.

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AS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved it and excellent service! Highly recommend the oxtail dumpling appetizer.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Scrumptious Dinner. Fabulous service in chic atmosphere. Loved it and highly recommend it

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DI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Music a little loud for dinner but otherwise an exceptional experience.

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e
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Every course was unique. Many flavors that we never experienced before. The service was excellent. The décor was interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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AL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my husbands 30th birthday and it was amazing. The staff was great and did a wonderful job explaining and recommending dishes as it was our first time there. The food wasn’t just absolutely delicious, must try!!

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MT
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Cocktails were just so so and the fish was good. This place is very good for dating and anniversary

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food and drink were absolutely amazing! Am definitely coming back. The only drawback was it seemed like the dining room was under-staffed, so we frequently found it difficult to get the attention of our server. Perhaps more people than expected came to Byblos for dinner on Thanksgiving? My review is really a 4.5, presuming the issue is temporary. Everything else was A1!!

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TO
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food is always good here. Server tonight seemed a bit spread thin or otherwise inattentive. Ambiance and atmosphere was good

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A
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love this restaurant - I have dined here multiple times, the food, atmosphere, and service are all wonderful!

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ES
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service! Perfect for a date night

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MF
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ! Very nice waiter and professional service. All the dishes weee tasty, well presented and very tasty !
We will be back !

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JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

The food was great, we ordered two drinks which were both amazing, but the Rose was our favourite. In terms of food we had the Mediterranean chicken, dumplings and lamb shoulder. The chicken was our favourite, the dumplings were a bit heavy and the lamb was good, but the chicken was still our top choice. We never do dessert, but since it was highly recommended, we had the stuffed baklava and chocolate mousse - they were both okay, nothing over the top. The presentation of all the food was probably the highlight of the meal. I would say for the price of the restaurant, it didn't quite meet our expectations. If you're looking to try something different, I would recommend the restaurant, but be prepared to spend the money.

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Haven't been out for a while and thought to try something new. This is definitely a must try, however the bill adds up. A MUST is the teapot service. The aviator was amazing, strongly recommend it!

Definitely will be back!

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CK
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good food, fantastic service, very helpful in suggesting how they can alter many dishes to accommodate a food allergy. A bit pricey but a good choice for a special occasion.

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Second time at Byblos, wasn’t as impressed as the first time. Flavours are unique, but excluding the truffle rice, not dishes I’d reorder.

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o
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant. I always have a great experience when I go there which is at least once a month. Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere.

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a
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great authentic turkish food - a little pricey but definitely worth it.

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MC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Toronto. Period. Just make a reservation and enjoy!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!!!! Everything was amazing!!

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HS
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, great service. The fried chicken was amazing and the lamb special was also outstanding.

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s
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the finest restaurants I’ve been. Highly recommended

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DT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Looking forward to returning soon.

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DM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing flavours, wonderful interpretation of middle eastern cuisine. Sababa!!!!

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SL
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best dessert ever! The pistachio ice cream here is amazing, as is all of the food!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing !!! Amazing Food ! Amazing service . Such a wonderful experience .

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