A great find and my wife and I are excited about bring our friends to Byblos! We live in Cambridge, so Norwood is a hike and someplace we never think of hitting - but we were at an outlet store on Route 1 nearby. As the outlet closed, I was on Yelp looking for nearby dinner choices - and something nice to continue our 30th wedding anniversary celebrations. Lots of places close at 9:30, but Byblos is open until 11, and it said there was a chance they'd have live music. Boy, did they!
If you are into Mediterranean food, this place is the real deal. Beautiful decor representing Phoenicean art and culture. There were two spacious halls adjoined by 3 - 4 double door archways; one held a small dias with a musician playing regional music non-stop, including obviously some favorites by those in-the-know! White tablecloths and red linen napkins set the tone.
We had the Byblos platter which had a typical assortment of hummus, babaganoosh, cheese filled filo, and meat pie appetizers. We also shared the special spiced eggplant dish with rice. For two people, this was an enormous amount of food - we took home enough for a third person. ALL of it was amazingly spiced and delicious. The capstone however was the fresh made falafels on the Byblos platter - we actually stopped the waiter to praise them! I have never had falafel so light, and moist!! Wonderful.
Norwood is now on our map!
Fun Lebanese restaurant. Live Music and Belly-Dancing. Food is fresh and authentic. Ownership is very attentive and charming.
Byblos is a good restaurant for ethnic food. Belly dancing at night. The restaurant is large and can handle large crowds. Food is freah with nice size portions.
We get to this restaurant every few months. Authentic Lebanese menu. We generally let them fill the table with different dishes. The tabbouleh and fatoush were great this time, not to say everything else wan't good as well. Good, knowledgeable wait staff.
Byblos was our introduction to the cuisine of Lebanon. Though the menu has many offerings which can be found in Greek Restaurants, the spice profile has more depth and much more robust. The best value in Byblos is the family platter for 2. My wife and I love the #2 platter. The portions are huge and we always have plenty to take with us. Maurice is a great host and will stop by each each table to make sure everything is perfect. It is a nice touch and makes you feel like you are a guest in someone's home. Don't be afraid to try the Lebanese wines as they compliment the grilled meats very well.
The food was really good and the service was good except for the drinks. We were served warm prosecco and were not offered the cocktail list until we asked for it. The cocktails were excellent but should have been offered when we first sat down. The entertainment was cancelled perhaps due to the weather but we were not told this ahead of time. They did allow us to dance in the room next door so we made our own entertainment which was fun!
Excellent restaurant. The food was so fresh and delicious. My entire family enjoyed their dinner. :)
Excellent service and good food choices. Lunchtime is rather quiet but prefer that to an overly noisy venue.
Our first visit. Easy parking. Nice dining room with live entertainment that didn't interfere with our ability to have a conversation. We ordered Family Platter #2, which brought nice starters, a great salad, and a wonderful array of protein over rice. Our waiter was attentive/helpful without hovering.
*We _will_ be back for more*
Always a good meal at Byblos. Food is very consistent and that's why we go there.