We were there with friends
We were there with friends who had also been there many times. The entrees were as delicious as ever. The dessert, however, was less positive. Having ordered baklava, which has always been a very small portion but superb, was a disappointment. There was a bite-sized piece of baklawa and another piece of something that seemed to be plain phylo. Another choice was ma'mul. It was supposed to have filling, but was mostly pastry.
So go for the phenomenal hummus and baba ghannouj and wonderful entrees, but have dessert elsewhere.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I chose this restaurant based
I chose this restaurant based on the reviews of other and its high ranking by other diners. Being from out of town, reviews were all positive for Byblos so I made a reservation. Seven of us were seated at a round table and after a consultation with the waiter opted for a "dinner for 7" based on the "dinner for 4" menu offering which he said easily could be enlarged. We were astounded by both the quality and quantity of food and ate ourselves through three courses! It was a terrific evening with helpful and knowledgable wait staff -- everyone praised my choice for our night out!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
True authentic Lebanese cuisine
True authentic Lebanese cuisine ~ delicious! The owner is personable and present the entire time. Excellent with special dietary requests ~ very knowledgeable re: food allergies and dietary restrictions. Highly recommend.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
The gem of Norwood Center
Byblos was my introduction to Lebanese cuisine a few years back and I'm so grateful for being introduced. For those that might not be familiar with Lebanese cuisine it has elements of Greek and Middle Eastern, but a flavor profile all it's own. The owner, Maurice is an active owner that takes great pride in communicating with his customers to be sure they have a top notch experience. On some nights they have Middle Eastern Music and Belly Dancing to further enhance the experience. For folks that are new to Lebanese, I would recommend one of their family platters for 2 as it comes with a wide array of traditional Lebanese specialties. Areas of improvement are meal pacing and decor.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food is always outstanding.The
The food is always outstanding.The service is great and always willing to accomadate any special requests.Having grown up with middle eastern food,I can vouch for the fact that the cooking is quite authentic.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one of our go to dining
This is one of our go to dining spots. The food is always superb and we are treated warmly by staff and owner alike.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food and service....lamb
Fabulous food and service....lamb kabobs were excellent, hummus so fresh, service was brilliant. We will be back!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent. Our server
Food was excellent. Our server was too loud and did not give us much privacy. Also she was yelling on us
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Lebanese cuisine
Byblos dining is consistently the best place for Lebanese cuisine. Lamb kebobs are tender and delicious. Fine dining at reasonable prices.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Byblos has delicious food!
Byblos has delicious food! The felafel, tabooleh, fattoush and labne with toom are all delicious appetizers. The lentil soup is thick and hearty, and the kabobs are all delicious. on the weekends, there is live music and belly dancing. The host tries to accommodate those that prefer a quieter spot in the room. The service is wonderful, especially the waitress who also bar tends who remembers your drink order from the very first time and who manages to get everything just right. During the week, the restaurant is very quiet...much too quiet for a place this tasty. C'mon, Norwood! Wake up and support your good restaurants or you will lose them eventually. All in all, we all recommend Byblos. You won't be sorry you've gone.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Super/fun Lebanese restaurant.
Super/fun Lebanese restaurant. Complete with belly dancer. Great with group. Fun atmosphere. Food fantastic. Family style if choose.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Lebanese Food
Great fresh food spiced just right. Wait staff willing to make the necessary changes to make dining a pleasure. Entertainment on Friday night - Belly Dancing...tasteful and fun. Comfortable atmosphere.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Lebanese food
Lately it seems we have been going to average chain restaurants which were fine but we did not feel like it was a special treat. For about the same costs, we all felt like we were treated like it was a higher end restaurant. The waiter was attentive, the food was excellent and the owner came over and chatted with us several times during the night, even though it was a packed Saturday night. We thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to go back.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Lebanese cuisine
When we lived in New Jersey, we had Lebanese friends who used to have us for dinner. Actually, it was more than dinner. It was a feast. The woman was an excellent cook. This was almost as good as her home-cooked food. I ordered the lamb shank. It was delicious, with interesting spices, and enough for two meals. My cousin got the kibbee. Also very good, and plentiful. Decor is lovely...lots of old photos of Beirut. The belly dancer doesn't try to shake you down. She is modestly dressed. You wouldn't feel uncomfortable having your kids watch her. The salad was a bit too acidic for my taste, and I wouldn't get the Lebanese wine next time. But I would definitely go back.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and music
I have been here multiple times. The band playing was unbelievable, they played all night nonstop. The food was excellent as always. The only thing that was off on this visit was our waitress did not appear to want to be there. She was MIA several times and drinks and food were taking a long time. I understand if it is busy, just let us know. Overall I would go back here because the food is excellent and the service was still good. Plus the belly dancer helps a lot.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine meal with fine ambiance
We had a delightful meal in this fine restaurant, with white table cloths, in a high ceiling room with arches and chandeliers. The live Middle Eastern music on the electric piano added great ambiance. Our party of four shared the mezza dinner. It was a terrific way to sample everything, with course after course arriving at our table. The grape leaves, tabouli, and kibbeh were delicious. The beef in the beef kabob was flavorful and tender. The portions were large, so we took home leftovers.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Middle Eastern Food Around
Norwood is definitely not destination, but this place makes it worth the trip. Absolutely loved the food as did the other 5 people at the table. Ample servings and a belly dancer to boot.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
BIG MENU, BIG PORTIONS
We enjoyed dinner recently at Byblos. Our table was waiting and the service was attentive. Menu was long, and portions were huge. Food was tasty--typical Middle Eastern fare. The restaurant had a lot of good vegetarian options. We brought a lot of food home and were too full for dessert.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with friends. Food has
Went with friends. Food has AMAZING, service was outstanding. It's such a great restaurant, but definitely a hidden gem.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of really great food
We had generous portions of food and everything was delicious. We will definitely go back
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding middle-eastern menu
Get one of the combo platters for two people for a wonderful, tasty tour of this cuisine. From the appetizers to the entrees, everything is exceptionally well prepared. This was our second visit, and everything was as delicious as on our first visit. We'll be back!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
My friend and I shared a "for two" meal and everything was delicious. Our waitor, unfortunately I didn't catch his name, was very knowledgable about the menu and served the food to us with speed and a sense of humor. Had quite a few leftovers which I brought home and enjoyed thoroughly the next day.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like Grandma used to make
The food at Byblos is exactly like the food my Lebanese grandma and great aunt used to make. It is excellent. I especially like the raw kibbe, which has always been one of my favorite dishes. Of all the middleeastern restaurants I have eaten in, this one is the only one that truly matches the food I grew up on.
7/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Byblos Middle Eastern Delight
I have had the please of dining at Byblos for many years; which began in a small but pleasant restaurant in S. Norwood. It is still owned and run by Maurice and family, who are the warmest and most humble people to greet patrons at the door. The food is always magnificent. The ambience is wonderful. Friday evenings are a delight with noted entertainment of a Middle Eastern musician and a Belly Dancer who makes her way throught the two rooms of the restaurant. I have brought many friends and family to try Byblos for their first experience, and they always return because of the consistency of the meal, as well as the family who awaits his diners. I am always delighted to return for another wonderful meal. By the way, the portions ample.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Middle Eastern Food in Boston
The food here is consistent and spectacular. THey also have two off menu items from time to time, Sheikh al-mehshi and Lamb shank. If they have it, order it, you'll thanks me later.
Combo plates are a good way to try a variety of dishes, be sure to have their baked kibbee. It is the best I ever had.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Lebanese/Mediterranean Choices
I wasn't sure what to expect, having done Mediterranean in the past but never focused on Lebanese food.
Overall, food and service were very good. Cocktails were a little on the strong side, which worked for me, but might not be right for everyone.
There were two of us dining and we decided to split multiple appetizers and an entree and overall it was a pleasurable experience and not badly priced.
Would recommend for someone who wanted to try something different and had grown tired of Indian or Thai.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
very classy restaurant - delicious
very classy restaurant - delicious homemade food - superb service
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We get to Byblos several times
We get to Byblos several times a year, and love it. Their hummus is the best anywhere. For years we saw that fries were an option with kebabs instead of the wonderful rice, but only tried the them recently. The fries are fabulous.
9/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Party of six
We met friends who were held up in traffic. The management and wait staff were very accommodating ! The food was delicious everyone of our party of six enjoyed their dinner. The wine and beer list was comprehensive and our waitress was knowledgeable. We had a great time.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were six of us in our lunch party. It was a very relaxed lunch. The food was incredible, brought us back to our grandmother's cooking.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the ride
The food and ambience make our drive of 45 minutes worh it. The kibbe is the best I've had, grape leaves are amazing. Make sure to leave room for dessert. No matter what you choose you won't regret. We finished our dinner just in time for the belly dancer. Great place!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a lovely evening. We shared an appetizer and a Combo plate and both left satisfied and comfortable - not overstuffed. Food was delicious, varied and presented beautifully. We weren't crazy about our table in the - what felt like - hallway but all else was excellent.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Byblos for the first time on Sunday after hearing about it for several years. Being raised in the miswest, I was exposed to a lot of middle eastern food that was exceptional. To date, I have not been able to find great Middle Eastern cuisine on the east coast; and am happy to share that I have found it! I loved everything I had- kibbie, kafta, fatoush, grapeleaves, hommus.... all of it was exceptional- flavorful, fresh and delicious. The ambience was very quiet as it was a Sunday night but, I hear that the weekends include belly danciing!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The high quality of the food and the consistency of the service and overall experience are outstanding. Never been disappointed. Everything - and I mean, everything - is always excellent. One of our favorite all-time spots.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our night out very much. We wish we had thought of this place earlier. By time we decided to go out it was late and we arrived during the belly dancer. Working up to that would have been better than coming into the noise when you were expecting a quiet night. Other than that this place was great. We can hardly wait to go back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM