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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 63 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 3,826 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mediterranean

  • Old Toronto

    Most Booked

3,826 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and amazing taste of food. It’s by far my favorite Mediterranean restaurant in the area.

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  2. Mike

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great. When asked to move to a similar size table on the flip side i was told all tables are reserved at 9pm. They made no arrangements for the special occasion for a birthday. It was still a good enough experience but the little extra would have gone along way. Hopefully next time these little issues could be streamlined for a more pleasant experience. Thanks.

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  3. NicV

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible night! Every dish was delicious and unique. Our server was amazing. Thank you!!

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  4. Wally

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meal with a group of 11, the fixed price menu was outstanding and very good value. They accomodated us increasing our reservation from 7 to 11 with one day notice on a weekend night.

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  5. ChrisJ

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    )ne of our go-to places. Always awesome! Highly recommended!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Byblos was amazing. The food was authentic and flavorful, the cocktails were awesome, and the vibe was very nice. Overall 10/10 would recommend

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  7. RichardW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The sure do pack a lot of flavour in that basement. We had the dumplings, the fried chicken, the jewelled rice and the cheese and truffle pide. All were amazing. I wanted to order more food but I was too full. Highly reccomend.

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  8. FoodiefromKingW

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty. Drink and food portions were small plates. Server was pleasant and professional. Other staff were friendly to everyone except us. We were the only people of colour in the room, hmmm. We were sat at the back of the room.

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  9. Dentgirl

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I really have a hard time between giving a 2/5 or 3/5. It was my husband’s and my wedding anniversary and I had made a note on the reservation. I had also made a note that I am pregnant and can’t have alcohol. We were seated and initially served by one waiter but it switched to another waitress who basically sidled up and didn’t really introduce herself. She took our order. We waited over 40 minutes and it became obvious she didn’t put our order in. She came back to apologize and said our order of “dumplings and hummus” was put in. We didn’t order dumplings, we ordered octopus. So she said she would give dumplings on the house. We ordered kebabs and sautéed greens and she put in cauliflower instead of greens. The table next to us got in a big argument over her lack of service, asked if she was “on drugs”, and were asked to leave even though really it was her fault. She also dropped plates in the kitchen and they shattered. She then offered to pack up our leftovers but dropped a fork on the floor and put it back in the same plate with the food so we just left our food there and didn’t bother. The food itself? Amazing! But the service was just one of the worst I’ve seen. She was nice enough and comp’d the dumplings and my husband’s wine but we do feel she had some sort of issue. No acknowledgment either that it was a special occasion and she kept asking if I wanted an alcoholic drink but I had made it clear I’m pregnant in my reservation. Which also made waiting for food so long more difficult. We sadly won’t go back here, more than anything the night was awkward but made for a good story.

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  10. HGnotes

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Small restaurant, noise level very high, food good, service excellent.

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FAQs

Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 3826 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 63 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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