Byblos - Downtown

4.7
2400 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Mediterranean
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2400 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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DanishS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic!! the lamb shoulder and branzino were brilliant!

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AmandaC
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favourite restaurant in the city. Beautiful ambiance, incredibly flavourful food. What a treat for the senses! Cocktails are fantastic too!

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Benoit
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience from start to finish. Our server was brilliant and the food and beverages delightful.

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vipblue2002
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The m’taabal and the short rib kebab are to die for!

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Jbrown
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing experience - we will be back .

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viploviad
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was friendly . The food and drinks were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was extremely accommodating in re-arranging seating due to weather concerns. Also very accommodating in terms of checking on allergies and surprised us a very sweet birthday treat. Love the quiet and relaxing ambiance. Great spot for a date as you can actually hear your partner speak. Will definitely be back soon!!!

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vipDaveJ
Edmonton
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Excellent food, impressive wine list & delicious cocktails. The service, however, was rather mediocre.

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Celine
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food never disappoints and the service is exceptional.

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Dilpreet
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was good specially chicken wine was good as well but i was expecting the sitting place nice but it was ok

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EricB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails and pide were outstanding. I'd definitely come back again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I had a wonderful dinner!

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MichelleL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my anniversary dinner, and the food was nothing short of amazing!

We had the hummus royale (loved that it came with wafts beef), the fig salad (absolutely delicious), braised lamb shoulder (loved the assembly of it) with a side of cauliflower (simple and yummy). We shared all the plates making it more family style. The portions were really good, and you leave the place feeling satisfied.

I would most definitely come here again and recommend it to other people :)

JG
JGrigston
Raleigh
116 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious, and the service was excellent!

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NeilF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Flavour galore. Great plates, presentation. Diverse and exotic selection. Great cocktails and the staff was terrific.

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Kano
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was seated upstairs where we were a reasonable distance from other patrons in cozy banquette! Our waitress was very accommodating explaining menu and food choices. Shared 4 items between 2 of us-perfect! Everything was delicious-get the ribs! Bonus- you register your car at a local lot before dinner with them and parking is taken care of. Will be back for sure!

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vipChloegirl
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic! The service is attentive, the ambiance is wonderful, but the food is just outstanding! We had a number of small plates to share as wanted to experience as many dishes as possible being our first time at the restaurant. We had Turkish dumplings, hummus with meat, sweet jewel rice, branzino and Brussels spouts! All amazing! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fantastic! Everything we ordered was on point and hit the spot.

KM
KMTO
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Through no fault of their own ambiance was given a lower rating because of their limited patio space assigned to them and it's a busy street.
Indoors is lovely, looking forward to one day being able to enjoy that again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing! Food, service and drinks were great.

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AimeeZ
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ll be back. Excellent middle eastern dishes!!!!

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SnehaS
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! Compliments to the chef! Service was great! Very friendly staff and very welcoming :) we’re already planning to come back with friends and family :)

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Tamar
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as always--we loved the food and the service was wonderful. Thanks!!!

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Lucie
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food and drink at Byblos meet all expectations. Everything is beautifully presented and tastes absolutely delicious. The patio feels a bit cramped and is not the most beautiful outdoor venue in the city but as I said the food and drink compensate for that.

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vipParadiso95
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food as always and impeccable service.
Delighted to dine at one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Toronto.The drinks menu is always on par as well.

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sandrat
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We have previously been to Byblos downtown and enjoyed the food. We booked a special anniversary dinner (noted in was an anniversary) and patio seating. We were seated on a very narrow and uncomfortable patio with a loud spin class across the street (yelling and singing to “Mr. Vain”. A far cry from the romantic corner table with nice ambiance we hoped for. They were unable to move us inside and when my husband asked the female server (the one with blonde hair) if she could check on indoor seating she rudely and sharply stated “I said I would. I will!” Sheesh. We left and walked to pink sky and were given champagne, a lovely corner booth and a delicious meal.

It’s a shame because we liked Byblos.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Absolutely divine! Loved the food.

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Sahil
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

Food and drinks was good. Patio seats are very narrow especially the 2 person table.
In addition found 2 hair in our dumplings but there was not much concern shown. Also some items were super delayed. I saw same item delivered to people who came after :)
Otherwise we really enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was absolutely divine, great flavours and quality. It was my fiancé’s birthday and we had really good time. It was our first time dining at Byblos and we are definitely coming back here! The service could have been better, there was only one server at 5pm serving a few tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio visit recently great menu choices good value attentive to detail wasn’t able to redeem Amex platinum offer unfortunately therefore platinum members be aware of this please

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AhmadS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Food is overpriced, tiny quantities, lamb was sour

Service was great and prompt

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience2

Very overpriced, food wasn’t great. Hummus was the equivalent of what you can get at walmart, drinks were too watered down.

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Zimie
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really great time from start to finish. They are thoughtful, gracious and the food is delicious. Highly recommend.

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TazA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience and the food was just amazing . It was worth it to spend every $

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

Boring patio…no lights or music…and not the dynamic service we use to have for the pasts years…will not go back for a long time…

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Faraz
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was perfect, from the meal to the overall service. always is. :)

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Sunhat
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Good food and setting

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Ronandos
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The ambiance is not fault of Byblos - it's just not the same energy with reduced capacity as per COVID compliance.

Tyler was a great bartender and took great care of us.

Thanks for the hospitality!

RP
ReynaldP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

It was just so good! We had the red beets with labneh, the cucumber-tomato salad, the ribs kebab and the cauliflower and everything was full of flavour! A memorable meal! Service was friendly and efficient! Really a great exoerience!

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PaulS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our second time at Byblos and although we missed eating next to the kitchen area downstairs due to pandemic restrictions, it was still an amazing experience. The combination of spices and ingredients is fantastic and every time we come in to Toronto from Montreal it’s a must to eat here. I highly recommend going to this restaurant!

FAQs

Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2400 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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