Byblos Uptown

4.5
619 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 619 People Are Saying
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Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MarianaO
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with delicious food and cocktails. Every dish was incredibly flavourful and balanced. The service was top-notch, our server was professional, friendly, helpful and attentive.

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JosephineB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and the service was great! I'll definitely be coming back.

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Hecc
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and decor, quick service, good flavours. Portions are small but worthwhile, with everything well made.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent New Years Eve meal. Service was great also!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Mediterranean, and in particular Turkish and Greek, are my favorite cuisine, and I try them everywhere I go.

Byblos is a great place to spend time at and the food quality was good. Appies were tasty, but very limited offerings, even for a reduced menu. Main dish comes in individual portions but are labeled as “to share” and priced so too, which I found misleading.
Food quality was good, but I found nothing Mediterranean about them, which was a downside. There were 4 or 5 Mediterranean wines, which is also a surprisingly small list compared to any real Mediterranean place.

Overall feeling was positive, although the Food was considerably overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Second time to this location and it just get better each time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Our service was awful the food was almost inedible. Overall one of the most terrible restaurant experiences I have had in Toronto

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, seated in area with some privacy which was great. Server was knowledgeable and helpful. Food is meant for sharing which worked well for us. Short ribs and the chicken were hits. Salmon not so much. A bit pricey overall

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Passed the vibe check, good drinks, good food, a little small on the portions but overall great

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NiceGuy
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

The service & manager:
We ordered a starter and two main foods and two glasses of wine. Two minutes before we get the food the waiter told us they do not have the starter. And they never brought the drinks we ordered. When we objected on the bill that we never got the drinks, the manager came over and barely apologized and said next time mention what happened and we will get you something.

The food:
It was 5 star tasty as you would expect from a wood fired pide. But the portion was so small that even my wife, who eats less than average, did not feel full. I suggest get a rice or something on the side.

The ONLY worse experience I had in my life was the restaurant that did not bring 8 out of 11 entries and was insisting that we ate the food. Maybe the downtown branch has better management.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, beautiful place and delicious food

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ImruJ
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was my first time at this location. Food was really good but some of the servings were smaller than the downtown location. What shocked me was when I asked for more water and my server basically took an unfinished bottle from the table that just left and wanted to serve us.

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TeeSquared
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was lovely and gave great food and drink suggestions. A little pricey, otherwise was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and amazing service, which is hard to come by these days. The food was all so fresh and delicious. Highly recommend this spot for a date night , nice dinner with friends or for a special occasion.

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GaryH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We have been to Byblos several times over the last few years, and it has always been a very good experience. Last night the food was not quite as excellent as in the past, but that was mainly because of our menu choices. Overall it was very good. This is not an inexpensive restaurant, so while we have given "five stars" in the past, we did not do so this time because it was not quite as good.

One last note. While we feel that the food here is of excellent value, worth the cost, the wine does seem somewhat overpriced. Perhaps management could take a look at this.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food not super flavourful and overpriced. Drinks were good and nice decor.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as always. The cocktails I got were just okay, not the best.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience5

They didn’t have the fried chicken, the service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service ever i forgot our waiter but she is a vegeterian and she gave 10/10 service.

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YG123
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Amazing flavours. Friendly but not overbearing service.

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zoiec
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Awful experience, food was overpriced and not fresh

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vipDoho
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Overall service was slow, our main course took up to 45 mins to come. After we asked where the food were we were told the main course takes 30 mins after appetizers finish. We didn't get 2 of our drinks until we asked multiple times and it was because the server didn't input the order. Food didn't come out (the fries) was charge for same at the end. It was frustrating as the service wasn't smooth, alot of asking for missing items such as the yogurt that comes with the beef short ribs, something as simple as ice for our water etc. For a dinner over $400 with 4 ppl it definitely didn't feel it was worth the experience with the food and service not up to par.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was good, I just wish they’d bring back the old menu!

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Szyq
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic and the servers were helpful and attentive. Our spot near the door was a bit cold and a high traffic area—but overall we enjoyed our experience!

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Deason
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and amazing service. Always a favourite!

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genius123
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food very original & good
Service a bit slow
Nice ambiance
Creative cocktails interesting wines

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Kale
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

The service was so awful. The managers were the only kind people who knew how to properly speak to and serve guests. The hostesses were beyond rude, the waiter brought the wrong food to our table, and server was not that friendly and kept pushing us to get more food. Overall, the food was incredible but I am so disappointed by the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The dinner was delicious, thank you for the service!

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Kamt
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food portions are very small and tables near the entrance get cold easily. Food quality and serving are very good!

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Jenjen
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food, good ambience and good service. All staffs were super friendly. Sharable platter is very small in portion with a high price.

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Prasanna
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience4

They forgot the note I put in open table while booking the table. I had a special request but it was never followed. Too expensive.

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ANicole
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had so many items from the menu and all of it was so delicious. Staff was so nice to check dietary restrictions. Ambience is beautiful with character!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the food, ambiance and everything at Byblos. My friend always requests to celebrate her birthday here and it’s understandable. The short ribs are really good and and a must to pair with the sweet jewel rice. The black truffle & cheese and Wagyu lameh, a must have.

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JuanG
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was amazing, service could be improved and the place is nice

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Sorry but You have got it in star’s level.

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Selin
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely atmosphere! Loved the food, everything was very tasty. Portions are a bit smaller than expected.

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Mandat
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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SallyJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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!

FAQs

Byblos Uptown is rated 4.5 stars by 619 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.