Byblos - Downtown
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
dukkah + buttermilk sauce + date molasses + red chili zhug
Roasted Lamb Shoulder for 2
slow braised lamb + sumac + pickles + pita
Middle Eastern Fried Chicken
tahini + za'atar + red zhug
I had requested to sit upstairs when I made the reservation, and upon arrival, they never acknowledged that and sat us downstairs. When I asked before being seater, they said it would still be a wait for upstairs. Fine with it, and upon sitting down I noticed a table got sat right away upstairs. Byblos has always been my favourite restaurant... I was very disappointed by this treatment, although the food and service was still excellent as always.
Delightful evening. Great food, great atmosphere. I will be back.
Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We didn’t feel rushed and the ambience was lovely. It was a little chilly on the main level though but otherwise a great evening.
Amazing!!! My mans favourite restaurant and he was absolutely surprised with their service and drink request prior to arriving!
Excellent service from general manager Matt! Thank you for everything!
The turkish manti dumplings and black truffle pide were incredible! Worth going just for these two dishes. The spanish octopus was a bit overcooked and could have used more sauce. The short rib kebab and fried chicken were okay but nothing special and for the prices at Byblos, I expect outstanding.
It took a looooong time in between the starters and the main dishes but since we weren't in a rush, it didn't really matter.
Had interesting and delicious cocktails to start (Geographer and Marrakesh Garden) that were beautifully garnished. Octopus and dumplings to start, Short rib kebab and fried chicken as mains. All excellent. Fairly small but well-curated wine list.
Exceptional, loved my meal! Enjoyed the fact that a lot of the entres were to share.
Unbelievable food, service and ambiance.
Would have licked the plate!!
Delicious food. Serving sizes don’t look big but the food is very filling
Fabulous!!!! Would highly recommend. Girls weekend away and was a success.
Great extraordinary food, nice location and amazing service
Delicious food, great service, lovely environment - overall an amazing experience. 12/10
My husband and I were meeting with the Jamaican Consul General to Canada for dinner. Toronto offers a unique opportunity for international diplomats to experience other cultures through their food. He was thoroughly impressed as were my husband and I! This is the third time we were eating here but the hostess was able to tell me that she seated us 1 yr ago when we were last there! Beautiful dishes with incredible taste combinations! I had the dog salad before. It’s one of my favourite salads ever and I’m a carnivore! The BBQ beef was so flavourful and the Branzino was excellent! The flavoured rice tied all the flavours in on the plate! I look forward to the next time and I’m certain our guest will be bringing more future patrons as well!
Tres bon et belle ambiance!
I took my partner out to dinner here for our anniversary. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, the music was groovy. I have essentially zero complaints about this place!
Good quality food. Would recommend more shareable mains vs apps
Service was great and drinks are good but it’s very expensive and the portion sizes are small.
Nice food, lovely ambience, great service! Went there for a birthday dinner. Price is on the upper side but quite worth it! The restaurant offers complimentary guest parking too in a nearby parking building. We had the eggplant kibbeh (8/10), roasted lamb shoulder - serves 2 (7/10 a bit on the salty side for our liking otherwise we'd give it an 8/10), sweet jeweled rice (9/10), roasted brussel sprouts (7/10) with haloumi, and crispy qatayef for dessert (9/10). Would come back again for another visit!
The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great. They distancing was good.
I'll go back again.
It was the perfect place for a cute romantic setting and the taste levels of the food was simply exquisite.
Most amazing dinner I’ve been to in a while, food was perfect, service was perfect, ambience was nice and cozy with a romantic vibe. Would highly highly recommend.
The dimly-lit atmosphere and interior design were cozy and warm. The urban low-fi, and deep house music definitely helped set the tone as well. But the food!? Amazging: full of exotic flavors, and divinely aromatic! Our server was very attentive but not over-bearing, which I appreciated. I went with a friend, and between the two of us - because they do tapas/communal style servings - we ordered the turkish manti dumplings to start, along with the black truffle pide, the fried chicken, and the sweet jeweld rice. All of it was great... and more than enough! We were stuffed and took the rest to-go. I will also say that I am a pescatarian/vegetarian, and was content that there were a good amount of options for me to chose from. My friend stuck with wine, and I only had one "Rose's Shadow" cocktail, but based on how good it was I'll definitely be back to try more cocktails! I had very detailed instructions in my OpenTable notes regarding our birthday celebration and the bill. I was delighted that I did not have to be interrupted once to clarify. Everything was followed to a T! Great service. I highly recommend it.
Quality of food and service is top notch as usual. Everything from cocktails to food was delicious!
Fantastic food and even better service! Would recommend! It’s a must try!
beautiful decor great food horrible service
Second time here and it did not disappoint. It was the perfect ambiance to celebrate our anniversary and everything I’ve had here is so good, the flavours are on point.
Byblos never disappoints with the amazing food, I've been to Byblos many a time and they are always fantastic with service and quality yummy food. You will like everything on the menu (so long as you don't have any dietary restrictions). My only gripe is that it wasn't as lively and busy as I remember pre-COVID. It's not their (Byblos') fault as many people are still unsure about dining indoors (and they do not have a patio available). All that to say, I hope business returns to normal for Byblos, their busy environment was one of the reasons I would frequently visit, seeing empty tables was unusual and sad. Great food, you will not be disappointed!
Great restaurant all around ; impressive wine list, fantastic food (small portions so think of sharing multiples dishes), nice architecture and design inside, the “Geographer” cocktail is simply delicious. Only drawback would have to do with the attending crowd... Since the restaurant has a very instagramable vibe, some customers are obviously there for the pictures rather than the food, but you can simply ignore them (as we, always, must do nowadays). Highly recommended !
J’adore ce restaurant. Excellent service !
Have been many times! Always a delight!!! Food is amazing, great selection and service is always phenomenal!
Byblos (downtown) is my favorite restaurant in the GTA. The uniqueness of their menu makes it worth the drive to the traffic madness that is DT Toronto every single time..simply unparalleled food and service =)
This is one of my favourite places to eat. Food service and everything is worth going.
absolutely no ambience. Big mistake coming here for a night out expecting a fun energetic lively night. the food was good but did not justify the price. if you are 35 and under looking for a good vibe and good food this is not the place for you.
Byblos hits it out of the park every single time. Took my partner here for the first time and every dish we got was unbelievable. He was sad that he has lived in Toronto for so long and hadn't visited yet. Big shout out to the short rib and the labneh. Safe to say we'll be back!
Fantastic as always. Outstanding food and service.
Great Wagyu Beef! Would definitely come back and recommend to a friend.
Staff was very polite and helpful. The food was outstanding, would highly recommend this place for couples or small get togethers.
Food was delicious, presentation was beautiful, service was excellent!! Not much variety on the menu.
Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 2313 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.