Byblos - Downtown

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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.

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with good friends and Mediterranean fare at Byblos. Seatings until 7pm - $90 set menu with complimentary bubbles. After 7pm - $125 set menu with complimentary bubbles

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2126 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant and it is the one place that will entice my husband to make the drive downtown! We always come back!

s
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had drinks at Byblos and it was great! Very exciting and upscale vibe, it put us in a cheerful mood and ended the night on a very uplifting note!

A
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Service attitude was sub par but food was incredible.

n
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

One of our apps was very good, the other was not. Octopus was tough and over done. Main course of a whole fish was quite good, but cauliflower side was bland. Blood orange sorbet had an extra flavor, maybe rose or other water. Not really a treat.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and overall good service. Will come back.

Y
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best food, atmosphere, drinks in Toronto!! We come here from Michigan for the outstanding dishes you serve!!

JC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday dinner at Byblos November 27...fantastic service, and yummy food. I like that much of the menu is set up for sharing.We ordered 4 dishes and I particularly enjoyed the MIddle Eastern Fried Chicken and the delicate-and-tasty spicing of the Mejadra rice. We were too full to order dessert, but I'll be back to try more items and save room this time for dessert

KF
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is elegantly casual with very comfortable couches at most of the tables.
The roasted Cornish hen and the eggplant kibbeh ( zucchini flower and baharat in chickpea batter with a flavoured yogurt dressing) were amazing !

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was delicious! The lamb shoulder is to die for. Great atmosphere for a birthday party. Our server was very knowledgeable, quick and kind.

PJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patrick was such a great server!! Thank you for making my friends bday special!!

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food tastes very, very good! Good combination of flavors and the setting is beautiful. The restaurant is little hard to find when it's dark outside though, and food portions tend to be a little smaller. But I'd still recommend :)

ED
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fabulous flavours but very small portions. Extremely expensive sides, $19 for rice, $14 for carrots. They were delicious, but too pricey.

AI
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For sure love thisss place very coozy except the big group was making crazy noise

TS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing friend chicken and just rightly cooked salmon. Fries were absolutely bomb! As a first time customer, I think the experience was phenomenal!

R
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We chose Byblos for our eight anniversary on the recommendation of a few different friends. We weren’t disappointed!

The food was unexpectedly flavourful (eggplant kibbeh!), the ambience was cool - we sat downstairs - and the service was very helpful. Our waiter spent the time to explain most of the menu to us and guided us to order one less dish so we weren’t over-ordering.

We would definitely order everything we had last night again. The wagyu steak sauce was so flavourful that we used the serving fork to just eat it all once we were done th meat! And honestly, that eggplant kibbeh was amazing - so flavourful and again, the sauce was just fantastic. Same with the dumplings - the sauce was full of flavour.

Definitely going back!

JL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

A great atmosphere & very good food. But, another restaurant where the pressure to turn tables is overbearing & ruins what should be the overall exceptional experience.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

First time eating here for a pre-show dinner for 2. 5:30 reservation, finished meal at 7, a relaxed dinner, very attentive service. Ordered 3 starters and a shared main: roasted beet was the best of the meal, with refreshing beets, flovarful yogurt source, warm babari bread, totally loving it. Turkey dumpling was quite sweet, almost like a chesse desert, not savory at all; Spanish octopus was tender and flavorful, but the potion was very small at $22...Roasted lamb shoulder for 2 was a little disappointing as the lamb was very lean, and kind of dry.... we were expecting something hot, juicy, and sizzling...using wrap was fun as I grew up eating roasted Peking Duck and enjoyed the ritual of making my personal taco...had to share the chocolate mousse cake as we were stuffed...overall great service and good experience...will come back for some other items on the menu, and the roasted red beet.

IG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service.

SW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came to celebrate a birthday and we had a fantastic time. Great food, great service, and a great atmosphere. Thank you!

CE
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Fantastic meal, ambience, restaurant, location & menu. I will definitely be back.

OT
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant food and excellent service

DS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious!
Service and ambiance is great!
The only thing was the chairs are too high for the tables especially if you are tall. The couches/booth were comfy tho. They should take away the chairs.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Absolutely love the food! It’s a must every time I come to Toronto!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great selection of food and drinks! The kebab, hummus royale and sweet potato mash were standout items for us!

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere and really appreciated the birthday dessery

CW
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Fabulous eastern mediterranean cuisine with a spectacular ambience. Enjoyed the family style sharing of plates!

A
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've had this restaurant on my list for awhile. Was happy to finally visit. It was good. I'll definitely come again.

AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine pairings. Very flavourful and delicious. Great atmosphere and decor. This was my second time there and will return!

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was amazing, and the restaurant was beautiful. Portion sizes were good too. Our server was great for the most part, except at the end when it came to dessert. I wrote in the notes when I made the reservation & also stated at the beginning of the meal that my boyfriend is allergic to nuts. We asked our server for a dessert recommendation that didn’t have nuts and he said the Pavlova didn’t, as long as the cake part was omitted. They brought the dessert and I started eating it, and my boyfriend scooped a spoonful and realized after looking at it that the cake was still there. Luckily he didn’t eat it, but if he did, his throat would have closed up due to allergic reaction. At a high-end restaurant, when I stated the nut allergy multiple times, I would expect them to listen and double check. He gave us the dessert for free but only after I asked. Personally I feel that we should have gotten more of the meal comped, especially since it was our anniversary.

SD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience4

Food was good, not exceptional. Server was rude once he didn't order any expensive dishes and split others. Ambiance was conducive to relaxed conversation.

MQ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and a wonderful evening! The tasting menu provided delicious variety.

TK
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Nancy was outstanding. I will recommend her to anyone going to Byblos. Amazing customer service!

J
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding, some of the best I have ever experienced. The food not not as good.
It was disappointing in that way.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the food. Portions arent large, but we were fully satisfied after sharing one main course, 2 apps and the side of jewelled rice. Our favourites were the dumplings and the rice. Received a free dessert for birthday!

PC
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional. 5 star. Food was incredible. As was the wine and ambiance. Will definitely return.

LG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

The Uptown location is far better. The food gave me stomach problems. Should have drove 30 additional minutes for the Uptown location.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always! Service was excellent.

OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and nice ambiance. Food is delicious. Portion size is decent. Hummus with the wagyu beef and the beef short rib were our favourites! Duck Kibbeh was just okay, did not taste like the description.

m
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our fist time visiting this restaurant and it was outstanding. The service, atmosphere and food were just first rate. The flavours of the food were fantastic and so unique. We will definitely be back again.

SS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious and different food.

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