Byblos - Toronto

4.7
1380 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • 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. Executive Chef Stuart Cameron (Weslodge and Patria), 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

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Daily 9:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1380 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 18 hours ago

Not my first time at Byblos - love their food. But yesterday we booked a table to celebrate our friends birthday and got a cake with us. I reserved the table more than a week in advance and asked for a nice table as it was a celebration and we got one in the corner by the bar that was far from what I had requested. For a special occasion, you’d think that they’d give us a decent table... Other than that one slip everything was great. Cocktails, wine and food was all delicious!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server Rebecca took exceptional care of us. We were impressed with everything.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

The food was outstanding! Wines we choose local Malivoire Pinot Gris and Lean Post red wine which went well with food - artichoke, confit duck rice the “roast lamb” and several other dishes.
But ....... your room was extremely noisy - too too too loud! You describe noise level as “energetic” but when fellow has my disability, it is terrible.
When I dream roast lamb .... maybe I return or maybe not!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Loved the food and the and the great ambience. It surely lived up to its rating

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good but portions were very small for the price. The place is quite noisy and the air conditioning is horrible. But the service is very good and friendly.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Delicious menu items and wonderful ambiance. Lovely decor and comfortable seating

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious - fig salad and tasty lamb shoulder for two. Wines are a bit pricey but overall a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A few different friends recommended, was not disappointed. Would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was delicious and compliments to the server, who was great--he was personable, skilled, patiently explained the best ordering process (first time at Byblos) and suggested the right number of dishes for four.
The only negative was on arrival. I had made reservation several days ahead and called in to request a table upstairs. We were the second table to arrive, early deliberately, so we would have lots of time before 8pm curtain. Hostess led us upstairs to the table directly in front of the doors used for serving and clearing dishes. I was not impressed being given the worst table in the room when it was empty and asked for another table.
Despite the less than perfect start to the evening we all loved the food experience, and will go again.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Been wanting to try Byblos for a long time! It was a relatively quiet night and we were seated at a corner booth for 2 which was wonderful and rarely happens with busy restaurant. Overall food was good but I feel like nothing was OUTSTANDING for me to rave about although I literally had every recommended dish. It was also on the bland side. The server wasn’t around enough to check up on things although we didn’t mind as we were too busy talking anyway. The ambiance was great and we had an amazing time, staying for more than 3 hours. Overall would come back for the ambiance but definitely not for the food alone.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Amazing food, service and ambience. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Outstanding g

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Sadly the area we were in was extremely hot. Food although good came out very late almost 30 minutes late. Server was wonderful but could not enjoy it as much as we normally have.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Amazing meal and great service. The lamb was the most amazing dish. Interesting menu. We will be back!!!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Top scores for everything! Service, food, ambience were all amazing. Recommendations on menu items were honest and accurate. Will definitely eat here again. Maybe I’ll try it for Lunch!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Another great meal at Byblos - I have nothing bad to say. The food was excellent and our server, Rebecca, was outstanding. Looking forward to the next time already.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Went to Byblos before a show. The food was incredible. The server provided helpful guidance on what to order. Delicious! The server also made sure we were served efficiently in order to make the show. Cool atmosphere and comfortable table. Highly recommend the lamb shoulder, the sea bream (fish of the day), green beans, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

The service was exceptional and helpful as we were unfamiliar with portion sizes and pairings. We started with the eggplant appetizer and had the beef kebab, incredible cauliflower and Persian rice. So satisfying and flavourful in pleasing ways. I would recommend a beer list as my husband enjoys beer and favours perusing a list. I enjoyed the featured Malbec.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

5 stars treatment. 5 stars food

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

This was our second visit following up an amazing meal almost a year prior (both on vacation from the US) and it did not disappoint. We sat in the large room upstairs on this visit and enjoyed the decor and ambiance. On both occasions our servers were extremely informative and helpful in guiding our choices. We had the Crispy Baby Artichoke, Eggplant Kibbeh, Middle Eastern Fried Chicken, Short Rib Kebab, and Thrice-Cooked Fries. Everything was delicious.

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2.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Over spiced, over priced, not nice!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere and innovative food. A great evening.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

La comida estuvo excelente y el servicio muy bueno también.
La persona que nos atendió supo orientarnos sobre qué platos pedir y las cantidades para que fuese suficiente.
Mis platos favoritos fueron el pulpo, un pan que viene relleno de espinacas, el cordero y el arroz con pato.
Los postres exquisitos.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Interesting food options and nice ambiance. A little overpriced for the portions that you get. Should update their payment machinery-- couldn't use my debit or credit card;malfunction (worked earlier in the day elsewhere).

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Food was very good but not as outstanding as reviews reflect. Excellent service. I would recommend.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a lovely birthday dinner with our children. Starters and dessert were spectacular!

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Has many positives, but the food was simply not good enough to account for the price to portion ratio.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Too expensive relative to the portions served! The turkish manti wasn’t that great as well, I tried the real turkish manti in Turkey and it’s way much tastier. The cheese and spinach pide is great in taste but small in size. The slow braised lamb shoulder dish tastes good but not worth $55 at all size wise!

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Great food, service and ambiance. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

This is the second time we've visited and I continue to ADORE this restaurant and the lip-smacking food. We had the braised lamb, a fish tartar and the black truffle rice- simple everything was outstanding and I wish we had this restaurant in NYC!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

The food was amazing! So was our waiter! He was amazing and made the experience even better .

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Great for sharing plates. Everything we tried was phenomenal and portioned out so you could try several things without being overwhelmed with too much food. Quality and flavors were perfect.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

great service, great food!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Excellent, very good service and food.
I would recommand this place to anyone

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

The food and ambiance were great! Unexpected fusion of flavours! The portions were a bit small, but overall, a great experience!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The food here is amazing! The portions aren't huge but I was super full after an appetizer and main dish somehow despite that. I think becuase the flavours are so amazing that you feel satisfied after the meal. I will definitely be coming back. I'm craving their labneh and short rib kebab already!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Absolutely delicious! Great atmosphere and excellent service!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Yummy! Everything was so delicious! We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was fresh and had unique Falls our pairings. The wine list was great and came with recommendations from knowledgeable staff. It was very warm inside the restaurant, as it is on the smaller side and there were many candles burning.

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