Byblos - Toronto

4.7
1578 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

HELLO 2019. Ring in the New Year with good friends and Mediterranean fare, with a prix fixe menu and wine pairing options.

Monday, December 31, 2018

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 9:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1578 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great overall. Had my baby with me and no change table in the bathrooms, very difficult for any new mom. Amazing food, been there several times.

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MP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fantastic, but the service was some of the best I have ever had. Attentive, but not overbearing, and recommended food (we ordered almost exclusively on our server’s recommendations) with such ease it was clear she had a thorough knowledge of the menu. Cannot wait to return!

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BR
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food with great knowledgeable service, well worth the price.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and food tonight! Always a pleasure to dine at Byblos!

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KB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our favorite Toronto restaurant! Every bite is delicious.

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DW
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have celebrated my birthday at Byblos for the last three years but couldn't wait until next July, so we went again last weekend. The whole menu is amazing and everything works together - so delicious! I can't recommend the lamb shoulder or the orange blossom mousse enough (they are two of my favorite dishes in the word)!

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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

It is my favourite restaurant and I brought a friend who had never been there, but unfortunately this time we overstayed our welcome and it was made clear during the evening that we sat too long. We were asked during our after dinner drinks to move and we did. Then we were asked to move again. It would have been good to let us know when we made reservations that there was a time limit.

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n
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and experience- we will be back!

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GG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

My experience at Byblos was fairly great. However, this waitress named Nancy, that served us, didn’t do a great job. I went with a date for my birthday and the waitress seemed like she was rushing a lot and seemed annoyed with us (not sure if it’s because we were younger than the crowd). We were asking a question to the waitress and she was trying to also multitask and assist another couple with their jackets when she didn’t finish answering our question. We also had a drink menu on the table and she took it away without asking if we wanted a drink. We asked for the dessert menu and she flew by us after quickly putting the menu on the table while my date wanted to know where the bathrooms were. I went to many high end restaurants and even restaurent such as Boston pizza and received better service (they at least make eye contact or say “here you go” when giving us a menu). Since it was my birthday, my date payed for our dinner and still gave the waitress a 7$ tip (even though we feel like she didn’t deserve it and we would give more if she gave us a normal service). Issue is, she saw that tip and walked off without even saying goodnight or thank you. I have NEVER EVER seen that before and felt disrespected. Please note the caps.

I’m sorry, but your service was bad and we still gave a tip.

Later on, when leaving, another waiter brought our jackets back and they brought the wrong jacket for me. So i asked our waitress if she could bring my jacket, she seemed like she was so annoyed for trying to help us.

Byblos, please train your staff well because my date was furious and I was too, and I didn’t want to say anything to the manager based on reasonable doubt that she might’ve just had a bad day. I’m planning to come there again since the food was AMAZING; however, if I do see the same quality of service, I will make sure that I’ll be vocal about it and I will escalate the issue.

Thank you,


Gerald G.

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PT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Will always return again and again for the atmosphere, service but most of all for the incredible combinations of flavours in every single bite. Nothing about this restaurant ever disappoints.

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KI
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional meal, great ambience and overall wonderful restaurant. Brought a friend from out of town and she absolutely loved it. Will be back.

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ES
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic. Cocktails were amazing, as well as the food. We will be back!

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AL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great place to dine!! The best is the gem salad, the lamb ribs, the rice with lentils and fried shallots and charred cornish hen is amazing!! Finish it off with the orange blood rose.

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H
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went to Byblos to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had a fantastic time with excellent service. The fried chicken was outstanding!
Will go back.

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VG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The most amazing food I have ever had! I brought my parents to Byblos when they were visiting and they were blown away! Each dish is a masterpiece! The flavors are incredible. You MUST share multiple dishes to really get the full experience. This restaurant is truly a gem. The staff is amazing and so attentive. I can't wait to go back! You must try the beets, lamb for two, black truffle rice, cauliflower, fig salad, gem salad, duck kibbeh, and everything else. Best meal you will ever eat!

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience! We will return

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GM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Awesome food drinks and atmosphere! We loved every meal we ordered and would definitely love to visit again!

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Y
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was unbelievable!! I was enjoying all the many flavors!! Amazing flavor combinations!! We will be back!

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OT
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We love all the service and almost all the food and ambiance.

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T
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of Toronto’s best restaurants.
The menu choices we selected were excellent.

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W
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food is innovative and tasty, but pricey.

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SG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite places to dine.... wasn’t the first and won’t be the last. If you haven’t tried the dumplings- they are a must!

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S
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We enjoyed the food but the drinks were not good.

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KF
Toronto
42 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food and good service.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as always. The food, decor and ambience is incredible. I recommend sitting upstairs. They have great booths.

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DT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic creative food and excellent service. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. It was a birthday celebration for my friend and I. We enjoyed the evening so much ! Delicious food and great service and a warm atmosphere.

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BE
London
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Wonderful experience as per our previous reservation. However, we found our group seated upstairs and found the room incredibly drafty and eventually had to be relocated after numerous comments to the server who was kind of enough to find us seating on the first levele

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CK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter was great. Food was awesome. Very flavourful!

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PS
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food and great service. It does get noisy. Also table a bit low. But love the menu and consistency each visit.

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MK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We need a separate fryer for GF persons in our group.
Overall—great experience and fabulous server.

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A
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was great, classy venue and great service!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Byblos is AMAZING. The food is so fresh and delicious. Service is great. Pretty expensive, but worth it.

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NF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went here for a pre-theatre meal and the food was beyond my expectations. The pide is a must is a must try as well as any lamb based dished. Great variety of cocktails as well!

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JC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Was expecting more. If you order tapas put thought into it, ie main course, salad and veg vs random. Asked for recommendations and were given them but meal didn't real work together.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing night thanks to the staff and great food

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l
London
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant, food was incredible and had a great atmosphere.

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PT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We've enjoyed your restaurant on a regular basis....for special events as well as a lovely night out! Thank you for that. MT

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N
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Byblos redeemed itself from my last visit a year ago. Good food and even better service.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious. Very disappointed in the size of the Branzino, more like the size of a sardine, and that’s for 4 people to share. Tea was served in a regular glass, how is one to hold a hot cup? When we complained, the very condescending manager removed the hot glasses and merely poured the tea into a cup. Did not even pour fresh hot water or replace the tea bag. We were too upset at this point to complain about the lukewarm tea. Not a pleasant way to end a delicious dinner.

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