Byblos Uptown

4.6
465 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Middle Eastern
Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients. Using time-honoured classic techniques and modern methods, our dishes showcase the regionally specific spices and flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard. The menu is a true coastal and cultural mosaic, served family style in a convivial atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 465 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

great food and ambiance

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ElizabethH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It was so good to return to Byblos after a long absence. The Fogo Island cod was perfectly cooked on a light fragrant curry sauce which didn’t overpower the fresh taste of the fish. The short rib kebabs were outstanding. Melted in your mouth. Byblos is one of the best restaurants in the city for Mediterranean food. The dishes are always cooked to perfection. Great to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My husband and and I loved every dish we ordered, and plan to dine at Byblos again soon. It was a lovely experience.

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vipLord
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience1

Basically the foods for white people who are used to bland food. If you have tried authentic middle eastern / south Asian and you come here you’ll be disappointed. Go To Amal it’s much better ambient and food is way better

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billm
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic,The food was delicious, the service was top notch, and we had a lot of fun sitting at the newly constructed patio watching the world go by.
Can’t wait to go back.

AS
vipArSt
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great patio. Great food. Great service. Will definitely be back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner on the Yonge st patio. Which you’d expect to be noisy but was wonderful.

AK
AngelaK
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

This restaurant is expensive and high end. I would say it is more ideal for date night rather than a meet up with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

They really need to improve the patio shade situation. Tiny umbrellas, which can’t be tilted on the side of Yonge Street with evening sun aren’t good enough. We enjoyed our meal, food and service was excellent but we were exhausted by the heat.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the service, food and cocktails. Great restaurant and management.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic evening. Very well developed flavours. Highly recommend!

LT
LesleyT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was outstanding, as always, such amazing mixture of flavours!

KT
KayT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

For $150+ we felt this was not worth it at all.
We were looking for a decent meal out and were shocked at the lack of value this restaurant was delivering. Wilted lettuce in the appetizer. Burnt meat hidden in the sauce. A sad attempt at a Mediterranean fish. A much fresher, lighter meal can be had down the street at Grazie or Stock. Won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Really nice spot, service was bare minimum and menu was good but pricy for the portion sizes

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

- Food was mediocre: black truffle rices was great, short ribs were dry and lacked flavour, cauliflower were plain, dumplings were decent. Portions are pretty small overall. When considering price of the food, this was definitely not worth it.

- Patio was decent and spacious but there’s little to no shade

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about our visit from beginning to end was exceptional. The only thing I would change is switching the lamb ribs for the short ribs, the lamb ribs were pretty fatty. Still delicious though! Amazing service, food and drinks, ambience, everything. Thrilled to be back “in” a restaurant.

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foodie
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food service vibe… all excellent !!

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Flash
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First patio dinner in nearly 16 months. Made a last minute reservation and was happy we could go out. Makeshift patio set up on Yonge Street. Food was great as always as was the service. I respectfully request they put back the home made bread they used to serve with the roasted beets and Labneh instead of the pita. My review took off a star for ambience but note that we dined on Yonge Street and not inside - that would have been 5. Next time

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Food! Great Service!

LB
vipLuigiBrown
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner with my wife

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Simplelife
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is excellent. Delicate flavours. Unique.
Would like slightly bigger cauliflower and cod portion with some side veggies.
Fish done perfectly. Fresh. Complicated sauce crafted well.
Truffle rice very special.

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stfnsmrn
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was amazing, the food was great and so was the service. The food is better to be shared to try a little of everything which was delicious.

MM
MagdielM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

They need a new carpet and some on the sitting areas are in very bad shape and some of the buds furniture are very dirty need some maintenance

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EllDee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant meal we've had in a very long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful interior, amazing food- halal options which is always lovely.

MG
MetinG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were excellent. A bit on the pricey side but overall it was a great experience.

KB
KanBhan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant( respect of covid rules) excellent food

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Kristy
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

We have been to Byblos a few times however it was our first time at the uptown location. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. Byblos is one of our favourite restaurants and we were shocked at how flavourless the food was. Out of the 6 dishes we ordered we only really felt like one lived up to our expectations based on prior visits to the downtown location. In fact one of our rice dishes tasted like dish soap. I would not recommend this location. I expect that if diners are paying hundreds of dollars for a dining experience, the food should pack a punch. Overall disappointing and I will not be returning to this location

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vipDogPal
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Off the charts in every respect. We loved the upstairs romantic corner table and our server and sommelier were knowledgeable, friendly and true professionals, with a great sense of humour too. We will be back again soon!

KD
KathD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb. Such nice people running such a terrific restaurant. Food is sensational.

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ThanushaR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Took a friend out for her birthday, she absolutely loved it, the ambience and food was on point and definitely gave her the excellent birthday she deserved! Definitely will go back! I just wish they’d put pictures of their menu item so that it’s easy to see what we’re ordering, if you haven’t been before it’s a little difficult to know what it is you’re getting! But nonetheless food was good!

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BillR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food here is excellent. Prices might be a little high. 5 dined for $350

MK
MikaylaK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, service and the food was amazing!

MD
MattD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Good value

Really good food

Very nice atmosphere

JB
JoshB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing, service was fantastic, ambiance was perfect. Slightly pricey for the portion size but a nice experience none the less

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Ashtad
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Ambience, excellent, timely and courteous service. Food was outstanding. I usually frequent the downtown location but decided to change it up this time around and I wasn't disappointed.

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Jsmal
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Mediterranean food is tricky to get “just right” and Byblos missed the mark. Some dishes had too much spice and others had too little resulting in my overall food rating of 3 stars.

Beets/labneh - you can’t go wrong. The bread with roasted sesame seeds done in their wood burning oven were delish.

Eggplant kibbeh was also amazing if you love cinnamon.

Octopus was too lemony and the Menti dumplings had no flavour.

Wagyu pide was delicious - again done in their wood burning oven. Yum.


Lamb shoulder - I found it on the spicy side but I love spicy. The meat was tender. The lavash should have been served to keep it warm (like taco wheels) as it got crunchy.

Branzino was mild and cooked nicely.

Cauliflower was a bit too charred resulting in a burnt flavour. Brussel sprouts and fries were a huge hit.

Skip the desserts.

I’ve been downtown and it was a much better experience. They need to iron out the flavours because overall it’s a beautiful space and great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So tasty and the service was excellent!

KM
KristaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing dinner. It is top of my list of restaurants to go to.

MB
vipMatthewB
Vancouver
61 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food is exceptional. The short ribs outstanding. Never disappoints.

FAQs

Byblos Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 487-4897.

Byblos Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 465 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.