Byblos Uptown

4.6
583 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 583 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Mandat
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambience and great service! I will definitely go back.

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SallyJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Not sure if this was an ‘off’ night for them but we didn’t have a great experience. Service was non-existent. We literally waited 20 mins before we flagged someone down to order drinks, and then we were told they didn’t know who was supposed to be serving us. Our main courses didn’t arrive for over 2 hours. Waited 30 mins between courses. Taste of certain things was amazing, other things, terrible. Cocktails were delicious but very overpriced. Wanted to love it. Overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friends and I really loved this restaurant! The food was amazing (recommend the fried eggplant and short rib kebab), along with the service and ambiance! Def want to go back.

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RossiJ
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cocktails and food were exquisite! Service was excellent!

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Chippiebear
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first get together for a meal since February 2020 and it was a lovely experience.

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SantiagoF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall a very positive experience, given the outstanding quality of the food! We ordered roasted beets, hamachi, black truffle & cheese side and the short rib kebab. They were all delicious! Good service and relatively quiet (we went on a Sunday evening and there were plenty of empty tables. I wonder what the noise level is when at full capacity?)

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CindieJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food as amazing as always.

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vipMauerc
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The meal was very good. It’s a fun environment ideal for sharing food. All the dishes were excellent - interesting, inventive and delicious. The Restaurant was quite busy and yet the service did not suffer. I would suggest they invest in a coat check. One was not offered so we had to sling our coats over a chair.

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amyb
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is fantastic
Staff attentive
My favourite place to dine!!!!

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LauraP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and atmosphere amazing

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Toronto456
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

I eat out 3 to 4 times a week. Worst restaurant experience I have had in years. The staff hardly attended our table, the food was over or under cooked and was an hour and a half between appetizers and main course. At no point was there an apology or explanation by the restaurant. Only at the end of the meal when we expressed our dissapointment did the manager come by. Not the same Byblos experience as downtown and would have enjoyed a meal at McDonald's more.

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Sk8er
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent! The food is great and loved the ambience. Service is fantastic as always :)

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Toronto! The food was fresh & delicious!

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vipMarilynB
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I loved my tomato and cucumber salad. The lamb shoulder was just OK. I had hoped there would be vegetables with it. The flavors and spices used here are wonderful but the variety of things on the menu that are for me is small. Our semifreddo desert was also just OK. As well then noise level was very high and so I would not pick this restaurant if I was going out with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food , Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Turkish dumplings, beet salad, cauliflower, truffle pide and short rib were very good. Marrakesh garden cocktail is very refreshing

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Neil
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best experiences I’ve had for the first time attending, service was great and the waiters service was outstanding.

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Sophia
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So delicious !! Rather loud but has a very swanky vibe that feels lively and fun.

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vipJosephine
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Byblos is delicious elevated middle eastern food. Dishes are extremely tasty and the two floor restaurant is gorgeous: we look forward to going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WAITRESS WAS PERFECT FOOD ARRIVED QUICKLY AND IM COMING BACK NEXT WEEK. SO HAPPY WITH MY EXPERIENCE.

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Aline
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great vibe and the food was very tasty! Good place to go with friends or on a date!

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m1992
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Byblos uptown is my favourite location. I love the ambience and find the food qaulity is better as well

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Paulris
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic very impressive. I don’t usually treat friends for nice dinners I’m 21 but you guys do a great job. :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Not a lot of options for food! However, the plates are tasty. Ambience is very relaxing!

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Helga
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Over priced restaurant where wait staff look like they walked off the street and grabbed a dish and delivered it to tables and most of the time were confused as to which table to take it to.
WILL not return.

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TeenaA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my hubby's birthday. Really enjoyed our meal and the ambience was great.

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Shana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Food temp = Lukewarm
Food quality = Lacked flavour. Different experience from other Byblos locations.
Server = Didn't seem to like his job. Little to no conversation. Asked for hot sauce, didn't bring it out.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Shana, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. It saddens me to read that your experience from food to service was poor and I apologize on behalf of Byblos Uptown for any service pitfalls and shortcomings you experienced. It is comments and reviews like yours that allow us to critically review our operations and identify service pitfalls. We take these comments very seriously and I will be personally be bringing it to light to ensure that none of our valued guests will have an experience comparable to yours. We believe in perpetual growth and your comments will help us move forward. Once again, I sincerely apologize for your experience. I will be reaching out personally via OpenTable to rectify any wrongdoings. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipOpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff and great food. One of the best in Toronto. Highly recommend the Fig salad, Branzino, and sweet rice.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Warm greetings from Byblos Uptown. Thank you so much for your kind words and I have informed Chef Chewy and her team about your compliments. I hope we can welcome you back again in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipalex
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the cocktails, unique flavours and great balance of sweet and sour. Excellent service and delicious food. We will be back.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Alex, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that you loved the cocktails. I have passed along your compliments to our bar team, and they are more than humbled by your kind words. Our bar team takes pride in what they do and it is comments like yours which helps us to continue forward. Once again, thank you so much and we hope to see you soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service food was fabulous

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your compliments and I have personally passed them along to our team. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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SanN
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food quality has gone down since we last had dinner there before the pandemic and the prices have increased materially!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear SanN, Warm greetings from Byblos Uptown. Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am saddened to read that you found that food quality has dropped since pre-pandemic. We take this feedback very seriously and I will be personally bringing it up with our team. It is comments like yours that help us identify service pitfalls and shortcomings, and I thank you for that. We believe in perpetual growth, and your comments will assist in that. Going forward, we are currently in the midst of revamping our food menu and I do hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back again to experience the hard work we put in. I will be personally sending you a message via OpenTable to help rectify the problem. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and a unique selection of dishes . Our second visit and we plan to return !

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear LoriW, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy to read that you experience excellent service and food. We hope to see you again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Alannafoxy
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One word: Delish. Enough said. Heaven to be back in a restaurant.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Alannafoxy, Thank you so much for your compliments and welcome back! We hope to be seeing you more often. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The food was cold and not great especially for the price… cocktails were great !

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I sincerely apologize on behalf of Byblos Uptown for your experience. It saddens me to read that your food was cold and subpar. We will be taking steps to ensure that your experience will not be replicated again. I am however, very happy to read that you loved the cocktails! Best regards, Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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DhushyM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing, made the entire experience wonderful. Will be coming back!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear DhushyM, Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you and your guests again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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KyleF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Second time here, food wasn’t as good as the first time. Not worth the money.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear KyleF, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I sincerely apologize for your experience and any shortcomings you experienced. We will be revamping the menu very soon and I do hope you would be willing to give us another chance. Best regards, Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Service was slow. Food is outstanding!
Would recommend :)

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Jenn, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that you and your guests found the food to be outstanding! However, it saddens me to read that service was slow. I will be personally bringing your comments up and look for solutions to ensure that your experience will not be replicated. We hope to see you again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Mryan
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food here is fantastic. They don't miss a beat. EVERYTHING we got, we loved!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Mryan, Thank you so much for your compliments. We are ecstatic to read that you loved everything! We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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MoDe
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great vibe, interesting dishes and decent portions. Lamb ribs were fantastic!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear MoDe, Thank you so much for your kind words. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed everything, especially the Lamb Ribs. They are truly fantastic. Best regards, Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Ginji
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Impeccable food and ambiance. Did not feel other patrons were on top of us in this cosy and spacious atmosphere. Food is flavourful and delicious; my only complaint is that price of the cod for what you actually get is overpriced (very small fillet).

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 28, 2021

Dear Ginji, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write a thorough review about your experience. I am happy to read that you found the food flavourful and delicious. I do apologize that you did not find value in the Fogo Island Cod. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Byblos Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 583 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.