Bar Sybanne

4.6
180 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
Dinner Tuesday-Sunday; Brunch Sunday 1-4pm; Snacks from 4-6pm; dinner from 6pm onwards

Sybanne is very tiny. We require credit cards in order to hold tables. Inconsiderate actions will result in a $40 per person 'empty-seat fee'

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

Parties larger than 6 may only be accommodated before 6:15 and after 9:15pm

We do not have high-chairs, booster seats or change tables on site. Our washrooms are located down a set of stairs.

Thank you, we look forward to hosting you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday 5pm - 10:30pm
Wednesday 5pm - 10:30pm
Thursday 5pm - 11:00pm
Friday 5pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5pm-10:30pm
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Phone number
(647) 350-9229
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Howard Dubrovsky
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Cross Street
Dundas St. West
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Parking Details
There is often parking available on Ossington (paid parking available M-F 6pm -12am; Sat-Sun all day). There is also an outdoor Green P located on the South side of Dundas just East of Ossington.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

NYE is for friends! Bring yours to Sybanne. We are offering a sharing menu priced at $50 per person. Spicy vibes, tasty food, endless wine + cocktails. What more could you ask for?? Groups are welcome. Dial the digits to book. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance to avoid a fee!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 180 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Friend’ b-day

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ET
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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 6, 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
26 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 24, 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
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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
10 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 11, 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
42 reviews
Dined on November 11, 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
4 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 10, 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 10, 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
2 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
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing!!! Delicious food, excellent service

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E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 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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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious Middle Eastern Fare, good portions and wonderful flavours!!

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WC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bar Sybanne was suggested by one of the people I was taking to dinner, I had not been before. We had a terrific time, the food was excellent, and the staff could not have been nicer. Thank you!

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s
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Each time we come, we are not disappointed. Food is EXCEPTIONAL. Servers are helpful and friendly. Favourites are the chicken bites and the brussel leaves.

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MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

A few of the dishes were great (Fried Chicken Bites, Cauliflower) but too many were average at best (lamb, beets, halloumi). Also, why charge extra for a few pieces of pita? Small charge but more annoying than anything, especially when you're going to be spending close to $100/person.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Staff was super helpful with menu selections. Each dish was delicious. We had a great night and would highly recommend Bar Sybanne.... Can't wait to go back!

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AA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The steak tartare and grilled fish were fantastic. A bit expensive considering the small portions. Very loud and noisey as well. However, the food was great, I would recommend.

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f
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, prompt service. Whole fish was cooked to perdection and the meatballs were delicious.

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C
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Atmosphere, service and cocktails were great. The food left something to be desired. We tried 7 dishes and didn’t enjoy and of them. Customer service isn’t their specialty either. Great for a cocktail.

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

Very personalised experience. It was their first birthday so the noise level was higher than normal. We took a very fussy eater from the Middle East and they loved the food. Could not ask for more

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LC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious Mediterranean style sharing plates and great cocktails. Service is cheerful, knowledgeable about wines and all around excellent. Two issues - noisy birthday party in the rear so we had to almost shout to talk to each other and no A/C so very warm. We would have stayed for an after dinner drink but it was too warm. But we will go again for food, service and wine list.

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow! What a lovely shared meal with family! Flavours are unbelievable. The food is high quality, fresh and beautifully prepared. Customer service was extraordinary - including wonderful conversation with the GM who sat and had a glass of wine with us. Will definitely return to this little gem.
Phil and Julie

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SL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great first time experience. Sitting at the bar was a super decision (mine 😇). Bartender / server was a treat, engaging and very helpful.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

This was my second time at the restaurant and service hasn’t improved. It took forever to get a waiter take our order for drinks. The girl who took our order for food said she wasn’t our waiter and could not take an order for drinks. Some of the food got there before the drinks. The food is, however, excellent. I hope that the service will improve because the food will definitely bring me back.

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EA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this food, ambiance and service.. will definitely be back

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The aesthetic was impeccable and while the food tasted great, it was unreasonably overpriced, which took away from the experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food! Service was great! Would recommend! The grilled fish was delicious!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had my birthday dinner at Bar Sybanne with my family and it was delicious. Great service and atmosphere. Thank you Bar Sybanne!

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about the dining experience was fantastic. This is Middle Eastern food kicked up a notch and it is absolutely delicious. The tapas style menu makes for easy sharing and lots of variety. The chef is incredibly talented! This is the third of his restaurants that I have dined at and I have never been disappointed. Bar Sybanne is a gem on the Ossington strip! Try it - you will not regret it - and don't forget to order the Fried Brussel Leaves with Date and almonds and, Chocolate Budino for dessert! Enjoy!

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LD
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Highly recommend! Everything was delicious! The brussel sprout leaves are a must! The dips were amazing. Really cozy, unique space.

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VB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had such a great experience with my brother. Would definitely recommend to anybody visiting Toronto like us.
The staff was so nice and gave us a great service.
The food was superb! Loved how you share plates and get to taste a lot of different dishes.

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, friendly service. Would definitely come back.

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SP
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

This was our second time visiting this restaurant. The food was great but we were seated at the back of restaurant and it got very very hot that it was unbearable. Definitely need air conditioning. Would recommend but not in the summer and don’t sit at the back.

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