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About Byblos - Toronto

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

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close; Sunday: Closed

Cross Street:
King and University

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 660-0909

Website:
http://www.byblostoronto.com/

Parking Details:
Storys building offers valet parking for a $20 fee

Executive Chef:
Stuart Cameron

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Daily 9:30PM - 11:30PM

Byblos - Toronto Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.6

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (92)
Fit for Foodies (88)
Good for a Date (84)
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Special Occasion (72)
Tapas (63)
Authentic (56)
Good for Anniversaries (49)
Romance (48)
Pre/post-theatre (46)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Cozy (38)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
Group Bookings (33)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
Fun (32)
Worth the Drive (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Business Meals (27)
Tasting Menu (23)
Neighbourhood Gem (19)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Casual (12)
People Watching (11)
Spicy (11)
Gluten-Free Options (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Late-Night Find (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Vegan (7)
Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Child-Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 3 days ago

Looking forward to coming back!! Wait staff perfect, Bar keep awesome, food delightful.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful night with excellent flavours. The duck was our favorite

Tags: Tapas
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined 3 days ago

It was my first time at this restaurant and I was very surprised by the location. The upstairs dining room was nicer and held more ambiance than downstairs (definitely my preference for a date). The food was delicious and I would definitely recommend that anyone should give it a try. Fried chicken and thrice-frites were fantastic!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

This restaurant exceeded my expectations. With its beautiful decor, knowledgeable and impeccable service, the food was outstanding, both authentic and fusion (the duck kibbeh, middle eastern fried chicken were perfect!) and the drinks, by far the best cocktails I've ever had! A foodie paradise and Toronto gem!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

We were a group of 6 and the round tables are perfect to sit exactly 6. We ordered 10 different plates to share. It was a great evening. Also, the wine was serve at the right temperature. I would gladly eat there again next time I visit Toronto.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I were extremely impressed by the intricacy of the food - the depth of flavours, the colours and the great ingredients! Very authentic. Wonderful ambience. Experienced professional staff who were very attentive, pleasant and informative. They obviously love working there. A bit pricey but worth every penny considering how much work evidently went in to making each creation!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been two times. Both were exceptional service and excellent food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, Cozy, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 11, 2018

It was my boyfriend’s early birthday dinner before the raps vs. cavs game and when I told the server the game was at 8pm, they rushed the food. Amazing service and speed of food preparation. Definitely one of the most authentic dining I’ve had. Their lamb shoulder is to die for!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Fabulous experience from the moment we entered the front door through to leaving after a delicious dinner. Amazing sharing menus and wine offerings!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
·Dined on January 9, 2018

Over priced for the quantity of food, and taste wasn't that great.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

Dinner at Byblos is always perfect. Let the server shine and bring a selection of dishes to suit your table - as everything the kitchen puts out is phenomenal - so you don't have to worry about making selections.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on January 8, 2018

Great ambiance, wait staff was friendly and attentive. Food was incredible, albeit portions were small.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Overall great food. Main course came out cold. When we alerted the server, the meal was replaced with another one with no hassle. However, the second time was not much warmer...

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was excellent!! Atmosphere... food.. service all excellent. Will definitely returne when back in Toronto. Loved it!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
Food1
Ambience1
Service3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was way too salty. And we had to wait for quite a while to be served, on top of everything, it was freezing cold in a restaurant. Overall not pleasant at all, wouldn't recommend

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a fantastic time as a party of three. Lovely flavours and textures - all the dishes we ordered were delicious, albeit a bit pricey for the portions. Service was wonderful; I was impressed with how they kept track of who had sparkling vs tap water. Overall a wonderful experience!

Tags: Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything was absolutely incredible. Our server had great knowledge of the food and made great suggestions. Will definitely return to try the rest of the menu.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

First time at Byblos! Made the decision based on the reviews at Open Table and the wonderful menu!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Amazing food. Brought my family here as a goodbye dinner, and everything was great. Couldn’t pick a single favourite dish. My brother tried to order one kebab for himself because he’s greedy but I told him if he does that he can’t share any of the other 8 dishes with us. He made the right choice. I’m rambling.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Overall Great experience. Food is incredible

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing food, great service. Will be back soon.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Had dinner the other night and it was excellent. The only problem was that there is a bit of a draft so if you are going during the winter, bring a scarf or sweater! Food and service were wonderful - one of our party has an allergy and they were very conscious of helping us order the right dishes!
Fantastic - i would highly recommend it!

Tags: People Watching, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Went for family dinner. Everything about this place is great - food is delicious, lots of vegetarian options and well presented, service excellent, ambiance comfortable and cozy. All around great experience

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Fantastic set menu for New Year's Eve celebration. Service was top notch. The appetizers kept my daughter really amazed. She could not stop complementing the mixed flavours pouring out from each bite. "Even better than the Michelin one star in London!". The entries in comparison were good but not as surprising as the appetizers. Love the desserts.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 30, 2017

Came here to celebrate a birthday, and really enjoyed it. The service was wonderful, and the ambiance was perfect. Loved the booth seating. The food was delicious, highly recommend the 12-hour braised lamb - it's so tender and just melts in your mouth. Will definitely be back again

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a great time at Byblos on Dec 29...great food, great service, beautiful restaurant...everything to make our night out with friends special. The menu and food is "Tapas Style" but our server talked us through and recommended the perfect amount of food to order. Each plate was delicious but the table favourite was the Roasted Lamb. We will definitely be back and recommend highly to anyone looking for a terrific place to eat in Downtown Toronto

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fantastic food and service tonight! The city needs more places like this!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 29, 2017

AmaIng waiter and food!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was delicious. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Great ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing all around.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Byblos is a favorite of mine. I dine here two or three times a year and it never disappoints. Fantastic food, excellent service, eclectic wine list and great ambiance. It never fails. Long live Byblos!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Nice atmosphere, lighting soft, good music, not too loud. Great food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food is so unique and well prepared. It's such an amazing dining experience to try all sorts of different spices creatively crafted in a meal! Service is really good too. They forgot one of the items we ordered but it's okay, we made it up in the dessert! Definitely would dine here again.

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was disappointing - not one of the eight dishes the table ordered was a home run

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our group of 4 sampled about 8 dishes. We started with the truffle flatbread which was incredibly delicious. The fish special was Sea Bream and it was excellent. The gem salad, lamb ribs, kale rice and seared cauliflower were extremely tasty. No room for dessert this time but we'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good food and service. Wine was good but overpriced.

Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was amazing! For the price we paid the service could of been better.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Went here for dinner before the symphony across the street. Had the salmon, short rib kebab, Brussel sprouts, streak tartare and wood fire truffle dish, plus the Turkish for dessert. All recommended by the server and all amazing! Love the ambience and that it wasn’t too loud yet entertaining. This was my second time and definitely not the last. Thanks Byblos!

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We love going to Byblos. It had been a while and it was nice to see a menu with new items as well as some old favourites. While we couldn't get the wine we selected, we were given a great recommendation for an incredible price. It was so good we had two bottles! My husband and I love fun vibe at Byblos and knowing that we'll have a fabulous experience trying new dishes that fuse east and west.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 22, 2017

I have no words other than AMAZING!!! The food is creative and tasty, the service is excellent, our favourite place.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date

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