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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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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SM08
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute ambiance. Went there for my husbands birthday- and the service was great. Food was amazing- lots of different flavours. We will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu!

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Johnm
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambience were fantastic! A wonderful restaurant for a special occasion.

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LindaT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The flavours were well rounded but not overpowering. Enjoyed all we tried.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

An excellent experience!

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RuthS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Friendly bartenders, helpful, informed and efficient staff made the night very enjoyable. It is especially nice that complimentary parking was available just around the corner on Adelaide, although that fab benefit wasn't obvious on the website. Once we learned of it, parking worked like a dream. Complimentary coat-check was offered as soon as we arrived with no wait when we left. Great food and good friends to share it with.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful place, near theatres - outstanding food, great ambience!

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GregoryM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife & I have been twice to Byblos over the past few months, and we’re both delighted each time. The fare is sumptuous! The service proved friendly & welcoming, accommodating and helpful in our queries. Given its location, it’s a hidden gem in the Theatre District!

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BuketO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Delicious food disappointing service! We were there for my boyfriend’s birthday we ordered sujuk pide, roasted lamb shoulder, truffle rice, loukmades and Turkish coffee. Love the pide, lamb and rice it was outstanding! Didn’t like loukmades that’s not the right way cook them didn’t finish them and they didn’t ask if we want sugar in our coffee so they just made the Turkish coffee with sugar couldn’t drink that either. It was very crowded for a Wednesday night but there weren’t enough waiters we waited sooo long to order and for our food as well! I was looking for a waitress to ask something and wasn’t seeing anyone.

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NickF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally the best experience in Toronto. Incredible suggestions on red-wine, creative cocktails, the food is spot on + delicious -> awesome table sharing style of just trusting their skilled wait-staff.

Look forward to my next visit.

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vipjamesw
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and server

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Byblos is one of my fav restaurants in the entertainment district. Food is delicious and service is always good. Sometimes the vibe is different depending on when you go since sometimes its very Bay Street and others its very theater.

The reason I gave a slightly lower rating than usual is because the bathrooms were DISGUSTING. It looked like someone went in both the Men's and Woman's bathrooms, had a frat party, and then left. It was bad. We let the hostess know, and so did a few other people but it was never cleaned during our dinner.

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vipLilikoi
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ansolutely wonderful atmosphere, incredibly tasty food and excellent service!
We chose this restaurant for our get together as we had a mix of meat eaters and vegetarians in the group and the menu selection looked like it would accommodate same. We were not disappointed.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Noah
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really fantastic! Thanks for everything guys, our whole family genuinely enjoyed our time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

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Diner100
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great time, the food was delicious but considering that all plate at to share some of the portions are smaller than I would have liked. We had ordered an appetizer and a vegetable side dish that both should have been bigger if they were meant for two people. We also had the lamb for two and that dish was sufficiently portioned and delicious. Overall the food was delicious and the ambience was great, I would just be more careful when ordering next time.

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MichelleG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Food was okay, nothing spectacular. The eggplant kibbeh and fried chicken were great. Beets, dumplings were so-so

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WendyG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was perfect! If only I’d known there was an upstairs when I booked - it’s even nicer than the downstairs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic in every way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an incredible evening. The ambiance was lovely, our server was spot on and even the cocktails were extraordinary. We all loved the family style and the flavors and presentation of each dish was memorable. Will definitely come again for a special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious Food and Wine. Assistance from server was great!

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LarryW
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere, in a neighborhood full of restaurants. I would certainly recommend this place to others.

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Sarah
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was sensational and felt we got a lot for what we paid - we asked the waiter to set up a tasting menu for us instead of trying to figure out what to order, it was great and so much easier. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING! The dumplings, lamb shoulder and fried chicken are a must

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KimL
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great night out. Atmosphere, food and service were all great.

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AiliseB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The food quality has decreased here. Portions have gotten smaller and less tasty. Will not come back.

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Hanan
London
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent place. Highly recommended. Exotic flavors that make regular dishes into completely new ones.

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal, absolutely UNREAL. The black truffle kibe haunts my dreams.

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RafalW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Inventive menu,
Excellent service without being over the top.
Somewhat noisy.

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Nathaniel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I've been here before and loved it. That said, this second visit was even better than the first. Our server was spectacular, friendly and talkative (but not overtalkative). The menu is full of high quality ingredients, many of which we had to ask questions about, but all of the individuals who helped us throughout were friendly and had all of the answers. Great ambiance. Stellar house old fashioned.

My girlfriend and my jobs don't give us a lot of time to eat out, but we'll definately be back soon.

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Marisa
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family enjoyed a fantastic shared meal . The cocktails were great, the food beautifully presented and equally delicious. Our server was friendly and very attentive.

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SaifeeG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great cuisine and excellent service. Will definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Anniversaire de mariage! Et puis nous sommes encore emballés de cette seconde visite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing, server was super nice, just a little
Expensive but it’s worth it for the experience. Parking might be a problem because they don’t pick up phone calls so you can’t register, I had to pay 10$ for parking.

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JohnH
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a great meal at Byblos. Not only is the food great, they are sensitive to the needs of celiac customers, understanding that gluten free means avoid cross contamination. One of my favourite Toronto restaurants