Bar Sybanne

4.7
202 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Bar Sybanne is a fresh and exciting Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean/Moroccan inspired restaurant, nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Ossington Village. Sybanne combines modern design, a passion for food and a love of hospitality to create an experience that is warm, lively and memorable. Serving sharable plates, handcrafted cocktails, Bar Sybanne is a perfect place to host, celebrate, relax and enjoy!

Brunch AKA Sunday Service, is DJ'ed brunch party. The DJ begins at 12pm. Drinks and food are served from 11 until 4pm. You are encouraged to dance the day away.

We require credit cards in order to hold tables. Inconsiderate actions could result in a $40 per person empty-seat fee/no show fee.

Allergy: We use a variety of nuts and seeds in our dishes. Guests with severe nut & sesame seed allergies be advised that we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination.

Thank you, we look forward to hosting you!
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Conveniently located perfect for small group. Menu items are very tasty but portions may be small for groups. Service was very good and servers very attentive.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We got there knowing that there was an opening at the bar on the open table app so we asked for a bar seat and the host said “everything is booked” and it will be an hour and a half wait..but we looked around and saw so many open seats. We then stepped outside and booked two seats at the bar on OpenTable app and then showed him. He then told us that he’s booked up again but thought about how this looks and then told us that he will “squeeze us in”. It was so weird.
Anyways- the food was great- we loved the chicken tagine, the friend brussels and the ottoman salad. The mushrooms were a bit salty and just okay in comparison. Overall great experience minus the host treating us sort of strange.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great experience. The food was delicious and although we wish the portion sizes were a bit bigger, we had a lovely time at Bar Sybanne!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My sister was visiting from Portland, OR and we wanted to give her an excellent Toronto restaurant experience. This was it! The food was excellent, as always. My partner and I are vegan, and they had plenty of vegan options. Every member of the staff is so welcoming and friendly. The ambience is warm, and the lighting is perfect. What made took it over the top was the music they were playing. It was what you would hear from the best international DJs. The entire evening at Bar Sybanne was perfection!

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AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Generously portioned small plates. Unique selection of beers. Have to save room for dessert next time

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OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service very good but not happy we were forced to sit right next to the kitchen when many other tables were empty.

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H
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always an amazing time at Bar Sybanne. The best steak tartar, delish brussel leaves, and such tasty eggplant dip. Service is always friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is cozy/lively. The chef has clearly put his soul into the menu, and it was really nice to meet him at the end of our meal. Would stop by here over any of the other options next door.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service and vibe! Can’t wait to return to try the rest of the menu

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible and the drinks were excellent. The deep fried Brussel leaves were to die for!

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JP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superlative service ambiance and delicacies .. the mushrooms are luscious and paired beautifully with the Israeli herb salad ... our party of three sampled 7 dishes and all were amazing ...Howard the chef/owner was charming and delightful as was Sam at the bar ... highly recommend the Bar Sybanne experience

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B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bar Sybanne. Our server that evening was extremely attentive and aware of when our dishes were coming out and ensured that everything was to our liking. Great options for vegetarians and meatlovers alike!

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OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had another wonderful experience at Bar Sybanne. The food and service continues to be outstanding. A reliable choice for a perfect night out.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and great, inventive food. Definitely not a typical middle-eastern restaurant; more “middle-east inspired”.

My favorite combination is the saffron rice + chicken tagine. Also great are the fried brussel leaves. And we kept ordering more of the Turkish flatbread, even after the hummus and eggplant dips were long gone... (BTW, the roasted eggplant is sweet and delicious — NOT baba ganoush, but its own great recipe.)

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BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time there, food was really good, cocktails were really interesting staff are professional and have good suggestions

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Dark and quiet

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently serving amazing food! Thanks to the team at B.S! :)

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T
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a really wonderful NYE celebration!! Love the share menu and the cocktails were amazing! Looking forward to eating more this 2019.

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LS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed the New Years Eve prefix menu, the wine, the service and the ambience. The food was fantastic!

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SD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

First time at the restaurant, decided to let the waiter make all the selections.

He made very tasty choices however we had way too much food. We probably should have let the waiter know we did not want to totally stuff ourselves, we left 3 dishes unfinished. We needed to walk around the block to help our digestion.

Highlights - everything was delicious, though the tartar stood out. The Brussels Sprouts were also fantastic.

Service was very attentive.

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Better every time I go. The staff is thoughtful and accommodating.

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s
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Having just visited Morocco we 4 were anxious for a follow up Moroccan meal. The lead in hummus/tahini was quite tasteless. The food was served as it was ready, so a dish of brocollini sat alone on the table for a few minutes until it was joined by another dish, then everything else came out. The basmati rice tasted quite awful, as if it had been boiled with plastic. That said, the fried Brussel leaves with figs and almonds were delightful! When we asked for another serving spoon (we had 8 dishes on the table) the response was "what, 4 spoons aren't enough?". If this is typical Ossington, we won't bother returning to the area, there are enough new great restaurants east of Yonge!!

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S
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a small birthday dinner here recently. Excellent service, delicious food. The staff was so warm and accommodating, can't thank them enough for ensuring we had a great night. Definitely recommend!

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JF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Riley recommended amazing cocktails and food. Marissa came up to us later to chat and ask how everything was. Super friendly and all around amazing dinner

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Friend’ b-day

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ET
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the most amazing meal here. Great atmosphere and service and the food was outstanding.
Highlights: beef short ribs, brussel sprouts, fried chicken, saffron rice
Highly recommended

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Food was nothing special and way overpriced. Super slow, no atmosphere. On the plus side, the service was great!

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k
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit and the food was outstanding! Excellent choices to be shared by our group (4) and the service was excellent.

Will be back for sure!!!

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HW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there to celebrate a couple of birthdays. It was a new experience for all of us. Service and food were terrific. We'll be back!

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DW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was excellent. I highly recommend it. I was hesitant after seeing some of the reviews but would believe the five out of fives. Jamie, our server, was tremendous. I highly recommend this place and will go back.

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LC
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service (including sommelier who is excellent), delicious Mediterranean sharing plates, really good cocktails. Can be noisy but second time there and will go back. Just good food and service. They make you feel welcome and don’t take their customers for granted. I really appreciated being remembered even though we had only been there once before. Have the fried Brussel sprout leaves.

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w
Montreal
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great quality food, solid price point and good to share. I would go back for certain.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very tasty but for the price, portions could’ve been a little bigger. While it says you have times for tables, in the future I’d come on a less busy night...not great being asked to leave on a Sat night, while table beside us was there before us and still hadn’t gotten their bill.

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TG
Toronto
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

An under the radar gem - food was superb - everyone in my group was very happy!
I definitely recommend. Also great that corkage is an option.

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JM
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My third visit and the food was delicious and very consistent with past visits. Nice to see new items on the menu and that the fried Brussels Spouts are still a go to item. Israeli salad is lovely and the tahini dressing balances the hints of sweetness. The lamb skewers are a favourite of mine.

Great cocktail menu with interesting flavours and not just sweet concoctions with interesting names.

Service was gracious and professional even though we were a high maintenance table, arrived late and took forever to order.

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QZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food was ok. We ordered half of what was on the menu and only really enjoyed 2 or 3 things. There were a lot of dishes that were too sweet, without enough of anything else to balance it out. It took over 2 hours to get the last of our order out. By then we weren’t even hungry anymore.

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KM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We liked the simplicity of the menu and the house cocktails were original and very yummy Thank youHD

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AC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My daughter and I loved the food. Each dish was quite generous and so we probably over-ordered. We had the saffron rice, braised ribs, fried Brussel leaves, chicken nuggets with orange blossom honey and the labneh and we would recommend all of it. We are planning on returning.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Food was below par and it was very pricy. Would not recommend

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K
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing!!! Delicious food, excellent service

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

Great Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant on Ossington! Food is exceptionally tasty and well presented. Staff are attentive and make genuine conversation while dining. Cocktails are refreshing and original. Reserve in advance or expect a wait as it's a small space

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