Byblos - Downtown

4.7
2500 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

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

New Year's Menu TBD. Pricing will be $125/person. Last seating will begin at 9pm through 10:45pm

What 2500 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Foodforthought
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The citrus spice G&T had no flavor, which was very disappointing. Everything else was good and consistent, but didn’t stand out.

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Matthew
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cool atmosphere, amazing food, great service.

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KimP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food (as always), and service was great :)

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EricB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Byblos is a wonderful restaurant, especially for a special occasion. It was my wife' and my 50th wedding anniversary. I would recommend people who want to go there to ask to be seated upstairs. We were intially placed on the lower level and it is more like a cafeteria than a high end restaurant.

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LeonardR
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a favourite restaurant for special occasions. This was for my wife’s birthday. Byblos never disappoints
Great food, exceptional service

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SachaC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was awesome ! A lot of great flavours that really makes you travel !
We felt a bit rushed by the service even.
Loved the music and ambiance.

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LilyS
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was great. However, very limited vegan/vegetarian options.

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ItsSaj
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family dinner with delicious food

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ShariB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The poached pear salad was delicious. Also really enjoyed the lamb shoulder and the jeweled rice.

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SWood
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was good but disappointing for price. Ambiance incredible

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Kristyn
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was incredible! Drinks were creative and very well made. Service was perfect. Really cool vibe in the decor.

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LAURENS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highlights from our choices
- Whole branzino (crown jewel!)
- Hummus appetizer, fantastic
- Rose Gulab (cocktail menu)
- Mousse dessert

Note worthy mentions
- Jewelled rice
- Lamb Pide
- Turkish coffee

Fantastic - go - go! GO!!!

Then go again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Took my family here and had a great time. The food was very delicious, especially the dumplings. The only issue we had was with the cocktails. They were too weak for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved if will be returning soon

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vipBJamesB
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service with a great atmosphere. Nice wine list and menu.

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Hmza
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great good but a little pricy. Atmosphere was great, can be noisy due to some loud patrons. Service was amazing.

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Coutins
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience and food is outstanding. We will definitely return.

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AltafV
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We were there last night and also ordered the same takeout. I found the takeout portions were much smaller and were charged the same as in-dinning.

Altaf

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was amazing but the service started out great and then got worse, the waitress brought out the wrong order and then forgot to get the fries until we reminded her and claimed they were “over cooked”. Other than that the food was tasty and the vibes were great!

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waseemI
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, service and ambiance.
it was my first time and will definitely visit again 🤗

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StClair53
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent meal and service Very friendly
Server Will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They made our anniversary very special.
The lamb shank was so so good and the jeweled rice was extraordinary!!
Very happy that I chose this place for our special evening

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful service. Thank you.

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Andre
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very tasty food. Especially deserts were amazing as well as pides

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Hemanshi
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Byblos several times and it never disappoints. It’s my go to restaurant! Anytime I have friends/ family visiting from somewhere, I always bring them to Byblos for the amazing food, cocktails and service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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82om
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Portions were a bit small, left feeling hungry... but the beef shirt ribs were amazing. Ambiance was great and the wife loved it, so definitely top marks for date/birthday/anniversary (guys may want to pre-eat)

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DinaB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food. Service was great. service outstanding.

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AndriaE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food and server were outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!

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anex225
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. Good ambience, comfortable seats.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was great. Duncan is cool. Bit dim and noisy at times though.

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Kaitlin
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fabulous experience! We went for a small work team dinner and asked our server to curate a meal for us and he NAILED IT. Everything was amazing, we especially loved the: branzino, brussel sprouts, tomato & cucumber salad, tartar....well, we loved it ALL!

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vipVictoria
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, the service is always amazing - the staff seems to work so well together! The food is consistent and delicious every time, you can tell they make a lot of the food in house.

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MadeleineG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thank you my sister have hearing problem and we got a seat first ,floor in the back so the dinner was more enjoyable

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vipWBranham
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Martin was fabulous, the food very tasty and the ambience delightful.

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JohnY
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing flavors in everything we tried.
Will return asap.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We arrived and first thing I noticed was how quiet the restaurant was, there was a bit of music but very low. There was a large group seated near the front and a smattering of tables with people eating, but a very quiet ambience. We were seated right at the very back where the ceiling is lower than the rest of the restaurant, and unfortunately there are no lights nearby. The lighting was so low I needed to use my cell phone to light up the menu. Could barely see the food, which was very good mind you, but it would have added to the experience to be able to better see it. As mentioned I found it to be strangely quiet given how many people were there, maybe the music was a little too low? Not sure what could have made the ambience more appealing, perhaps it was just the spot I was sitting. Thankfully the quality and flavour of the food made up for it. We had a salad, the black cod with frites on the side and the truffle rice. All very delicious. Would go back for the food alone but would ask for a table more in the middle of the restaurant where the lighting is better and more lively.

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DanielA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food service and ambience. Not cheap but certainly not over priced. Well worth the money.

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I ever had in Toronto. An amazing dining experience I will be sharing with more friends and family.

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JackieG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent. Everything was really tasty! Service was good. Our server was a little less attentive than I would like especially since we were ordering glasses of wine with each course. So waiting for wine was not good. Lastly when food was delivered to the table, the people who delivered didn’t know necessarily what was on the plate. We asked a question with respect to something they mentioned on the plate. They stammered, repeated what they said and said enjoy. Lol. Everyone should know what is on the plate. But overall a good place with a great vibe and great food.

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Pimpvache
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great meal and great time. Service was excellent. Food was very good - fries were just plain, nothing special, but stick to what they recommend and it is all excellent! Good suggestions on wine pairings too and the cocktails were great. A little noisy which makes it one of those “raise your voice to just below yelling” to have a conversation and of course the poor servers with their masks on sometimes makes it hard to hear them but that is not their fault.

A great night out - lamb shoulder, branzino and short rib were top notch. Everything else was very good!

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Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2500 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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