Byblos - Downtown

4.7
2537 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.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2022

    CA$95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Valentine's Day menu $95/person. Wine Pairings Available. A La Carte Dinner not offered this evening.

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 2537 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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AlanC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Mediterranean food in Toronto (and probably Canada!!!)...

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SpencerM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The plates are pretty small, so you need to order a few. My fiance and I ordered 4 small plates for the two of us and found it to be enough. The good thing is that it forces you to try more of the menu and everything we tried was amazing!

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LynD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best food I've ever had! So tasty. The wine was flowing very easy and our server was amazing. Very knowledgeable and a good sense of humour!

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience2

Slow service, waited to be seated for 20 mins even though a table was booked for a specific time.
A waiter forgot about the cocktail.
Was cold in a restaurant.
Food is great!

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Char
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious and unique food. Gorgeous ambiance. Our server looked like she hated us was the only downfall. Very impressive restaurant with 4 floors downtown Toronto which is unheard of but completely understand why it’s raved about after going. Already have recommended to others and will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Cold. Literally freezing cold. Slow service and unremarkable food

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AnaE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The restaurant was overbooked and understaffed. It took long time to be seated, get our food and drinks. The food wasn’t tasty and it wasn't worth the price we paid

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SeanF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Year's Eve dinner with my family was spectacular! This is the first time we went out as a family for dinner on New Year's Eve and the staff made us feel right at home. Thanks for a fantastic meal and evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was stunning, we had an amazing experience. We only had to wait more than what we expected between meals.

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Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Byblos has the most AMAZING food! Everything we tried was so delicious, even things I usually wouldn’t choose to eat. The NYE menu was a bit pricey but you get 5 courses and they were all spectacular. Our service was also excellent which made the whole experience even better. Definitely recommend! This is one of my new favourite spots in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Extremely overpriced for the variety and quality of food.
Slow service of food, most food was cold, fries were old vs fresh, meat did not have flavour (was bland) and had nothing to do with kabab. Cocktails look better than they taste. Rice was good, fried chicken was ok. The waitress was friendly. Fair ambiance and second floor looks nice.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding! Some of the best we’ve ever had.

The service was also great!

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MizhganA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

I took my husband there for his birthday. The food was ok the fried chicken was too dry and hard to chew. My husband was very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

The pita was amazing! I would’ve ordered 2 more of the wagyu pitas if i knew how delicious they were. The chicken to share was good aswell, paired really well with the various sauces that it came with. The service could’ve been better, I felt as though she was a little standoffish and cold. Other than that it was a great experience!

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Mahsa
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was hard to find the restaurant and the portions of foods were so small but we loved the taste and their design.
Staff were friendly and nice.

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JayA
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

had a dinner for my girlfriend’s birthday. Food and service were excellent. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect and the food was delicious, an excellent service we enjoyed the food and the place.

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BarMonkey
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food. Tried the less popular fried eggplant for starters and absolutely loved it. The flavours, in general, are extremely well balanced. Doubt you can go wrong with anything on the menu :)

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Ranya
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, delicious food and great ambience. Overall a wondeful exeperience.

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MarioL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Mediterranean food in Toronto. Excellent service and ambient. Good selection of music's on the background. Some may think volume was a bit louder than expected from sit down restaurants (you need to speak a bit louder for people on your table to hear you). In the other hand, it's hard to listen to other table conversations, and I like that as well.
Bar has a great selection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal

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SheryP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

Food came too late almost we got our drink , main and starter at the same time, too noisy, it seemed like they were short in staff

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Iren
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Still a decent dinner, but not as good as used to be. Recent menu changes left us disappointed.

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WilfredC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The grilled Branzino and the Cornish Hen were excellent as were the sides baked Cauliflower and Pearl Rice with Saffron. Service was good and our waiter was attentive. Our table was too small to be comfortable and was a bit too close to other diners taking social dustancing into account. Finding the restaurant for a first time visitor was not as easy as one would expect as the sign is miniscule and almost impossible to see in the dark on an overcast night.

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Agent47
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and drinks are to die for.....amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is spectacular! Gorgeous location and quiet enough to chat. Highly recommend!

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Elizabeth
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

So disappointed! Service was horrendous. Waitress was in no way professional, friendly or efficient. We had to keep asking another waiter for help (whom happen to be lovely) and when we did get our waitresses attention she seemed annoyed. We also ordered another bottle of wine and had to cancel it because our meal was done. I understand it’s a busy time of year and with Covid restrictions it can be difficult esp in the service industry but when your going out for an evening without kids and spending good money you would hope your overall experience is at least moderate…. This was below average.

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MellyV
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a beautiful evening and the food was incredible and so was the service.

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RajS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, terrific presentation, delicious. Try the branzino, jewelled rice, and the friend chicken!

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BitaK
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was great but portions small. Did not enjoy the service. We were sitting for 15 min and no one even bothered to come to our table. Finally I had to ask one of the waiters if he can take our orders.

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Elle
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a great way to spend the evening - our table allergy was accommodated and even though we were told the time limit at the beginning of the reservation we were allowed to stay until the restaurant closed.

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SofiaI
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Table of twos are not set up well. It was easier to hear the conversations of the guests next to us than my husband across our table. Not intimate enough, half way through the dinner we sat side by side to avoid the guests at the next table hearing our conversation.

Food was very tasty however I immediately felt ill from the rich sauces used. Overpriced for what it is.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is always absolutely amazing. The service staff takes there time to make sure you are making good choices for your group and are very knowledgeable about their menu.

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RamziH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food is outstanding
The service ruined the exquisite experience

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vipFamilyof5
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat upstairs which is much more elegant feeling than the main floor.
The server was outstanding! Present, relaxed and fun and not overbearing but there when we needed him! The food was delicious as always. Great night!

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GiannaD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Too crowded for indoor dining… too noisy.
I felt that there were tables that were too crowded 6 or more people who were not related to each other.

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Paula
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this restaurant!!! Everything was delicious. You can't miss the truffle bread, short ribs and fried chicken. Absolutely amazing

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Foodforthought
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
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 on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cool atmosphere, amazing food, great service.

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KimP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2537 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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