Byblos Uptown

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CAN$51 and over
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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.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.0
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AL
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Upscale brunch. Different. Middle eastern / Georgian. Very delish. Healthy. Attentive but not intrusive service. Friendly. Relaxing open airy environment. Excellent ambiance. Unrushed. Very soft cushions.

EH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was wonderful! She knew all the food on the menu and helped us plan our fabulous meal.

E
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Was really impressed. Food was amazing, loved the ambiance and vibe. So cute for a date

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Son’s birthday

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our First time at Byblos, we enjoyed it very much. Service was exceptional. We would highly recommend it.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall we had a good time and enjoyed our meal. We all agreed though that portion sizes were small considering they are sharing plates. For example there were six of us and we ordered cauliflower as a side dish and it only had 3-4 little florets. The tomato and cucumber salad was really a serving for one or two. So we had to keep ordering more which jacks up the bill.
I will definitely eat there again but not as a group, maybe just date night.
Ps the Turkish coffee was horrible! My husband must have received the bottom of the pot. It was like sludge!

KF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So, so yummy. I will forever dream of the labneh and it's such a pretty space.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the flavourful food combined with attentive service. My favourite restaurant at Yonge and Eglinton.

F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was a nice venue with good food. However, my only criticism was: I was there to celebrate 2 birthdays. I specifically wrote on the open table app to "include a candle when the dessert was brought out", sadly that never happened. I was a little disappointed.

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for fusion middle eastern food, the quality and taste of the food is great. Great gluten free options as well such as the eggplant kibbeh, the lamb skewer and the grilled Cornish hen.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date spot

AC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Very enjoyable. Nice ambience.

SH
Toronto
47 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

All items ordered were delicious, 80% were plant based options. The cod was also wonderful. Our server was very pleasant and helped with recommendations. The wine list is extensive but there are large gaps. For example the ‘house’ Chardonnay by glass or bottle ($65.) is terrible. Our server brought a tasting glass and warned us as well. The next option is $125 which is too steep for an average bottle of wine, particularly if you order more than one for a table.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Would recommend to anybody looking for a place to take their special someone!

l
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great evening

LS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was just okay, apps were pretty good but my mains felt bland. I expected more from what I had heard from the place.

K
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The server was amazing, apart from the lamb shoulder everything else was mediocre. We had 6 people bill of $500 without alcohol. So we ordered a variety.

You'd Imagin they'll let you bring your own birthday cake especially if the reservation was for a birthday party booked well in advance or at least tell you at the time of booking no outside cake allowed. Even Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse allows outside cake for birthday parties.

This review is so that management can make better decisions in taking care of their patrons.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved every detail of this night . Thank you to the upper lounge for the extraordinary service drinks and food! Special Thank you to our server Britney who made our evening extra special with the beautiful dessert tray.

p
Toronto
89 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrating my birthday at Byblos. Never disappointed! We say upstairs which is quieter than the ground floor. Food selection was so flavourful. Shoutout to Brian and Roberto for being amazing hosts. Love this place and will return.

TD
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Nice modern dining space with unique delicious food.

P
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

We have eaten at the downtown location more than once. Here at the uptown location we found the food uninspired and it's lack of inventiveness was masked by using too much Middle Eastern spices. All nuance was lost.

DB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Portions too small prices too high.
Food good but way overpriced
Desserts tiny and pistachio ice cream flavourless

F
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

First time at the Uptown location (have been to the original restaurant many times) and it did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service was responsive, recommendations were spot on. Favourites: cocktail - nightingale sour, starter - sabzi qatayef, sides - roasted brussels sprouts. We had a few other dishes but no room for dessert. Paired with a bottle of Argiolas Is Solinas - excellent! We sat upstairs so some of us on chairs, others on the couch. Highly recommend.

J
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Tables are too close together on the main floor. Will return

RH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best dinning experiences we have had in the city. Each bite of food was delicious and the service was warm and thorough without interrupting our conversation. It was our first visit, but we felt like regulars! We shared several staters and and a few mains that our server recommended and each bite was more delicious than the last. The dumplings and eggplant kibbeh are must try dishes

D
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food but too much came out at once and it got cold. Very attentive and excellent staff

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

It's a lovely restaurant, the ambiance is great. The food was a bit strong in some plates. A bit salty. Most of it was excellent though.

LS
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Girls night out and we all loved it. Food was yummy. Or server was great and knowledgeable and suggested the right amount of dishes to order. Will go back again!

JA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All I have to say is amazing ! Loved it so much . Fish was so great . Our waiter was so knowledgeable and gave us excellent recommendations .

H
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Compares to the downtown location. Still really great food, service was very good and still a very expensive night out. Definitely worth it for a special night out. If you prefer a quieter environment, ask to be seated upstairs. Quite loud downstairs. Two cocktails each plus dinner $220 with the tip.

DK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Patricia was hands-down the best waitress we've ever had. Was spot-on with her ordering suggestions, was there every time we needed something without us having to look for her. Dinner was expensive but worth the splurge.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience1

Smoke and smell from the kitchen was so bad it was stinging our eyes. The waitress was not personable.

SQ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Special birthday dinner
The evening was very enjoyable
The service was excellent
Food and wine delicious will

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice ambiance and service, & tasty interesting food.

l
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent at every level. Wonderful tasting menu. I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.

DW
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to the Uptown location 3 times in the last month for a staff function, family dinner, and a night out. Great experience every time! Very professional, looking forward to returning next month.

MC
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love Byblos! Atmosphere is very comfy with nice decor. Our server was attentive from the start with a warm friendly smile. All the dishes we ordered tasted delicious, especially the beets, the truffle rice, short rib and hen. The pavlova was fun to crack open with sorbet and tart inside. Overall a pleasant experience and we'll return!

KG
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Last time I was there was about two weeks after you had opened. It was good not great. This time it was fabulous, I will definitely be back. Comfortable room, great service and food and easy to chat!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience5

The service was horrible. The waiter was rude and obnoxious. We will never go back.

DE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really beautiful place. Good for larger groups of six or more.