Byblos Restaurant - Boston

4.7
674 Reviews
$30 and under
Lebanese
Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 674 people are saying
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vipGranny
New England
76 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is there to say after so many reviews? We feel safe, and the good and service are exemplary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Wasn’t open

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CliffordS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with outstanding adherence to COVID-19 laws. Food and service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
43 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend it this local “ jewel”; the food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The salmon was a little fishy, probably because it was frozen, not fresh. However, the lamb kabobs, hummus, and tabbouleh were delicious. The dining room was festive, but our waiter was not very personable. He attended to our needs, but didn’t seem to enjoy his job. The food was pricey, but that was expected. My reservation indicated it was my birthday, but the restaurant didn’t do anything special. To be honest, they didn’t even mention the occasion. So, I celebrated with a delicious jallab! Overall, a good experience.

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Patricio
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food in Byblos is great, tastes like actual Middle East

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vipMmkenn
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so amazing here. We loved it and will go back soon! Everyone is extremely friendly and a restaurant has a nice variety of foods. Indoor seating during these times is nice and spaced out also.

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vipLisaH
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and they were very helpful keeping us warm with the propane heaters.

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RobinG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is SOOOO good...fresh and authentic. I recommend the veggie platter.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have had better Lebanese food than this. Disappointed. Hummus was not tasty. Lamb was fine but too little, the house salad was better than the tabulé.

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kenk
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always this restaurant delivers great (not good) food and value. We ate outdoors on a beautiful night and everything went smoothly. The last time we ate there a couple of weeks ago it was chilly but they turned on the heaters and it was comfortable. There is never a question about the quality of the food. The best Middle Eastern food in New England!

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vipsnicks99
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely, delicious and the service was impeccable. We were very comfortable under the outdoor heaters outside on the patio. The COVID-19 rules were being very strictly followed.

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RubyJ
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, friendly staff, great service! Always A +

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RouaM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, good dinning atmosphere and good service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, everything was so fresh and tasted amazing!
Can’t wait to go back !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coming from a Lebanese family.. I am quite the Lebanese food snob. Unfortunately my relatives never passed on the recipes. This place has the closest tastes and flavors my grandparents ever made for us. Love this place

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Starfury483
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ... food is always good. We always make a stop when home in Massachusetts

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vipGranny
New England
77 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have reviewed Byblos so often now. The food and service are excellent. What is important now is that we feel safe there. The tables are very well-spaced, servers masked, the menu comes up on a smart device from a QR code. Go. Eat. Enjoy.

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DerekM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was exceptional, the meal was delivered in a timely fashion and it all tasted delicious.

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viphconnor
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time there, great outside dining area. Food and service were very good.

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MarilynS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Eating on the patio was a little noisy with the traffic.

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vipJohnS
New England
39 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service highly recommend

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vipWROX
Naples
67 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Byblos Is our favorite Lebanese restaurant in the area, and we were very happy to be able to dine outside. We had a family combination platter that came with all sorts of grilled meats and vegetables, baba ghanouj and hummus. And we also had Salmon, grilled shrimp, and vegetarian kibbee. A great place for us and took Lebanese food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of my sisters birthday

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vipJenniferE
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fantastic as was the food and cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining on the sidewalk in Norwood was a lovely community experience. Our food was excellent.

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vipmurray300
Miami
140 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sometimes, when a restaurant has been around for a long time, it kinda looses its edge. Not here. The food is outstanding, just as it was on the first day it opened. The owner, Maurice, is the most hospitable host always in view on the floor ready to help and offer assistance in any way he can. This place is, plain and simple, the BEST.

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside so we had street sounds and the ambiance was fine.
We always have great service and good food

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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Share19
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food is always good. Outside is a bit noisy with traffic. Look forward to eating inside again in the future.

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vipGranny
New England
77 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The joy of going out to eat again is, by itself, worth a five-star review these days. But we're not talking about just eating. Byblos is eating, but also dining. The food, the service, the food, the welcome, the food. Outdoor seating didn't appeal, but indoors was spotless and we were one of two tables. There is loads of space for many groups to go and still be comfortably apart while filling up on some of the best food in the area. Go. Enjoy.

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Kristen
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always high quality food!!! My husband is lebanese and always enjoys food like his grandma made..

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vipCaryS
New England
75 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dining experience

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vipTedS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food & entertainment excellent. Service was a little slow.

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Fussy
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

There are three different dining rooms. One of them has an oud player/singer and a belly dancer. The music starts at 7 and the belly dancer comes on at 9. You cannot order from the menu in the “entertainment room” but the sampling option turned out to be pretty good. I’m guessing if you ordered off the menu in the other dining rooms during this time the service would be sketchy but don’t know that for sure. The show itself was quite entertaining.
If it is the food you are after I would avoid that time and go earlier. And definitely make a reservation, at least on the weekend.
The owner is on site all the time and very attentive to his guests and oversees the entire staff.

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vipGranny
New England
77 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Byblos a few times a year. The food is phenomenal. Because the cuisine is largely gluten-free, and they absolutely understand cross-contamination issues, we often take visiting celiac family there.

This visit was notable for the quality of service. It’s always good, even very good, but this was exceptional. It was European in touch (table hierarchy observed, which was a treat), and advising our grandson against medium-rare lamb. That was done gently, and with respect (he’s 13, was treated as an adult). We adored the server.

The only negative was just a personal thing with me. Cooking temperatures for chicken and pork have been lowered. Two pieces of my chicken kabob weren’t edible to my taste. They were quickly replaced by the server who said he absolutely understood what I was saying.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was quite slow. It took two hours from the time we sat at the table until we had any cooked food.

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vipDave
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Byblos. The food is great and the wait staff are attentive and know the menu. It’s a great venue and we’ve never had a bad meal. We highly recommend Byblos. (The falafel is incredible and the specials are always great)

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vipChansky
New England
59 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is our second time back and we did enjoy the food.

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Kirk
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So fun and festive. Enjoyed the food, service and music so much. Some guests talked very! loudly in the music dining area at their tables over the music during the performance part of the evening. Borderline disrespectful to the musicians. I found this distracting to my enjoyment of the music and dance that was very high level musicianship. However, We will come again! The dinner service pace is slow and fills the evening.

FAQs

Byblos Restaurant - Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 762-8998.

Byblos Restaurant - Boston is rated 4.7 stars by 674 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.

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