Byblos - Toronto

4.7
1485 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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

1,000-Point Tables

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Daily 9:30PM - 11:30PM

What 1485 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
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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AL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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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WQ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

All the food we ordered were really tasty, so if you're a foodie I would definitely recommend trying this place out! Make sure to make reservations though because you can't get a seat otherwise. My favourite dishes were the seared cauliflower, the duck appetizer, and the manti dumplings. While the food tasted great, the portions are very small and pricy. I went with a party of 4 and we spent about $75 per person.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Good, but enjoyed my time in the upstairs part of the restaurant more than downstairs this time! Also felt the food was better the first time I went (about 1.5 years before).

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is full of taste and visually aesthetic. Service is excellent.

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JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Outside of the women next to us talking loudly, it was fantastic!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing! We sampled many dishes and shared amongst the whole table. The lamb shank and rice dishes were stand outs.

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DN
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything from the service to the food was exceptional. We are already looking forward to coming back to celebrate our next wedding anniversary!

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TD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favourite restaurant!! We have been to Byblos six times over the last three years and have never had a bad experience. Good had always been great. Service exceptional. Cocktails are so creative and refreshing. Great job!!

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JJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 1

I had a great experience at Byblos 2 years ago and was eager to return. The food was pretty good - some things a hit others not so much, the service was okay - not great and the place is showing a lot of wear. There were several lightbulbs missing overhead of tables and the chairs were quite soiled . Our server wiped our table with a pretty nasty looking dishcloth. It just looks tired and warn out. Disappointing and not an inexpensive meal. I was treating a friend and was a little embarrassed actually.

Having said this our fish special was the highlight but I do not think I will be returning anytime soon

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AA
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Creative menu with finger licking taste of everything, we tried ribs, shoulders, labna with beets and fatoush and was amazing. But didn't get how a Lebanese origin menu missing the Humus and kafta...

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E
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, exceptional service. Will definitely be back

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S
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Such an interesting restaurant. The flavours were so different. Our waitress was very informed when she explained the menu to us. Everything was delicious but the fattouch salad could be double in size for sharing. The bread, the eggplant stuffed zucchini flowers were delicious along with our main courses of branzino, rice and Cornish hen. A nice touch was the complimentary parking around the corner.

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MH
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and very creative Twitter st to Mediterranean cuisine.

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KF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place for small group allowing you to share several plates of amazing food. Save some space for dessert. It’s excellent

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food as always! Staff are amazing! Definitely a great date place!

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C
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Been here a number of times now and never been disappointed. Consistently good, imaginative and tasty menu items and excellent service.

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

I dined at this location in Toronto, as I dined at the location in Miami, South Beach. The South Beach location has a more aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, better tasting food, and better food portions. Considering the dishes are designed to be shared (family style) the sizes in Toronto are small and the presentation is quite lacklustre and dull. The four rice dishes we ordered came in plastic bowls that looked like they were from IKEA. In comparison, all mains and rice dishes that we ordered in South Beach, came on cast-iron platters. Overall, our expectations and experience in Toronto were not met based on the experience we had in South Beach. If Byblos is seeking consistency amongst their locations, they definitely have all the boxes ticked in their South Beach location and they should take a page out of their operations there.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and staff.

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