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Byblos - Downtown, Toronto, ON
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Byblos - Downtown

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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 67 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Ted Corrado

With its family-style menu and century-old building backdrop, media favourite Byblos is equally well-suited for special occasions and delicious, everyday dining. Eastern Mediterranean flavours are executed in modern ways featuring luscious ingredients like saffron liqueur and date molasses.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 660-0909
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Byblos - Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. All special event inquiries can be sent to reservations@byblosdowntown.com
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator : (647) 660-0909
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    King and University
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 3,773 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mediterranean

  • Old Toronto

    Most Booked

3,773 Reviews
  1. Amanda

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal! Loved the shared plates, especially the fried chicken. Had a great lemon oil cake for dessert. Staff were lovely, will definitely come again.

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  2. DanielaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Like the food a lot, service very polite, knowledgeable, very professional, and friendly,

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  3. RachelN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good and the food was delicious. Nice ambiance-highly recommend

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  4. Tuna

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and vibe! Probably the best lamb ribs in the city!

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  5. MariaA

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food as always!!! Service was not good. Our server did not introduce himself and to be honest we would have been better not having that server. He barely made any effort to go over the menu or to lets us know the portion of food may not be enough for two. Zero personality! He wasn’t rude but he wasn’t helpful at all. We had to ask people who brought us our food for our request. I usually have good sever at this restaurant but last night was a disappointing and we were celebrating my husband birthday and he never been to Byblos and that was his first experience. He did enjoy the food though!

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  6. Star

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was spectacular and service was just as great

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  7. SusanP

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We opted for trying several starters to share so that we could have more variety... Loved everything. The atmosphere was also great!

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  8. MikeyAir

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb shoulder is absolutely amazing, highly recommend. Everything was great.

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  9. VickyG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant!!! Innovative and creative spin on Mediterranean food!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious. We shared several plates ( lamb rib starter and the dumplings were highlights) and we were creatively guided by a very knowledgeable and attentive server. A little more lighting at the tables would improve the ambiance…. A minor detail. Highly recommend !

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  11. jerryman

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was wonderful. The food was hreat and our server Leah was fantastic - warm, friendly, helpful and attentive

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  12. PaulH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic and the food incredible. We asked the waiter to “surprise us” with our dinner and he did a wonderful job.

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  13. MaeveS

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fave restaurant in the city. Excellent food, service & good value.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our pre-theater meal was outstanding. From the drinks, to the food, to the service. We felt our waiter paced our meal beautiful and really enjoyed his recommendations. The labneh and halloumi were 5 stars... Byblos had been on my list for a number of years now, I can't wait to go again!

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  15. Boomer

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing experience at Byblos before heading off to the show. The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic!!! A great experience to start our night out!!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazingly tasty, one of the best oriental mediterranean restaurant I ever tried. A great experience!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great time, great service, great meal. A bit too loud

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We left the ordering to our waiter and were not disappointed . An amazing meal!

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  19. NatalieW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for dinner on a Saturday night. It wasnt too busy. Our server was friendly and attentive. We had the chicken, halibut, beets and cauliflower. All I can say is amazing!! Byblos has become my new favourite restaurant. The dishes were so flavourful and very fresh. We enjoyed the fresh herbs and the care that went into each dish. There was also a DJ playing some good beats. It was a very enjoyable experience. We will be back!

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  20. AliA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    While the ambience in this restaurant is great, it doesn’t compare in value the pricing on the meals.

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  21. Steph

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff are so lovely here and the food is definitely delicious. A little bit overpriced for what it is, but I will be back. The octopus was delicious, but halibut a bit overcooked and the steak tartare was a little too heavy handed with acidity imo. Those dishes were still very good regardless. However, the short rib is phenomenal. One of the most delicious bites I’ve ever had! Definitely recommend it as a stand out dish. Cocktails are also strong and creative. Tons of gluten free options :)

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  22. Karma

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great , the customer service was amazing, everything was reasonably priced and delicious. Ambience/ aesthetic was great for pictures as well. Would definitely recommend and come back

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  23. Sandy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Of 3 starters and 2 "to share" mains, most were disappointing. In particular the recommended turkish manti dumplings were overbaked, dry and bland. The middle eastern fried chicken was dried out. The fried eggplant was tasty and very interesting. The wagyu beef kofta was just okay. The turkish coffee was excellent. The wine list is ridiculously overpriced. The service was excellent. Overall, I wouldn't recommend or go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is way too pricy for the tiny portion sizes and not even tasting good. The prime rib tasted like processed lunch meat.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. BR2go

    Connecticut

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I shared all our plates. Fantastic preparation and presentation. Everything fantastic!

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  26. Adam

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Fantastic food and wine recommendation. We loved it. Thanks so much. We’ll definitely be back!

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  27. MegW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    So loud, I couldn't hear my date across the table. But food and service was excellent

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our second time … disappointing. We had to downsize to 2 and were placed in a very uncomfortable booth in the passageway where we were somewhat forgotten. The noise volume was also very high…thankfully the olives were still fabulous!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The four of us had a great dinner at Byblos. The flavours are forward and tasty. I would recommend the place to all my friends. With that said, the only suggestion I have is the serving, be larger than they were.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great ambiance, super friendly and helpful staff. The small plate sharing is a really fun way to try many different delicious dishes. A bit pricey, but a very nice treat.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is a little tough to find but definitely worth the trip. The service was exceptional, our water was always full, we were periodically checked up on but never felt rushed. Everything was cooked to perfection, the labneh, fried eggplant, and lamb pide were amongst our favorites but there are no bad choices when ordering. Perfect for sharing and mixing dishes with any dinner guests getting a taste of everything. Would readily return!

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  32. TOisHOME

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for my husband’s birthday. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Our server was attentive, and made a point to be aware of our dietary needs and when we ordered desert brought out a candle and wrote happy birthday on the plate. It was a truly enjoyable evening!

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  33. Sommelier

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    1st there & we loved all the dishes. Our waiter suggested to do shared plates & he was right. Love upstairs vs downstairs. Looking forward going there again.

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  34. catchupatRavine

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully prepared and wonderful flavors. Service is excellent. Nice ambience. Will definitely go back.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is actually horrible. Do not go. Trust me. Just dont. We had almost everything on the menu and everything was horrible except the pides which were just okay.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! Food was amazing and service was outstanding.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some dishes like the lamb, shrimp and cheesecake are outstanding and the rest such as the halibut, both chickens, sorbets and cauliflower were mediocre. The Waitress was excellent.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time prior to a show. Wonderful experience. Will be back

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  39. Audriana

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a fantastic restaurant to share dishes, every part of our meal was delicious- from recommendations made by our welcoming server, from their unique cocktails, appetizers (the fried eggplant was a favourite) and main (signature lamb dish) were delicious. We were a group of 4, and enjoyed the lively ambiance and lovely decor of Byblos. We plan to go again!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, atmosphere was a blast. Service was exceptional as always and we were all satisfied.

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FAQs

Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 3773 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 67 times today
Google Map for Byblos - Downtown

11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    King and University
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 660-0909
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Byblos - Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. All special event inquiries can be sent to reservations@byblosdowntown.com
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Coordinator : (647) 660-0909
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