Turned us away 10 minutes before closing. Unprofessional. If your sign says open till 10 stay open till 10!
Delicious Lebanese food! Huge portion sizes! Plenty of leftovers for another meal or snack. A tad pricey though.
Such an unexpected, wonderful girls night! Thank you so much. Also so nice to try Lebanese wine 😉
As always the food is superb. I’m never disappointed. Our server was friendly and considerate. Great experience!
We drove over an hour away for our 9 PM reservation we get in and they say sorry we’re closed.
The food is ALWAYS fresh and delicious! Great wine and cocktail choices...love, love, love Byblos!
Birthday dinner, Emma’s great
For my anniversary, I was surprised by By los and OpenTable to showing up to find out By los was closed! What an awful anniversary surprise gift! I have zero confidence in OpenTable or Byblos now. Very disappointing and I will have to share my awful experience with everyone I know due to lack of notice from both Byblos and OpenTable and the lack of response I’ve received from my complaint email to OpenTable.
Here is going above and beyond. I went with 3 of my friends and we had a fantastic dinner, enjoying the sights of Palma Ceia, with exceptional service. We left and came back to my house. After they left, I realized I couldn’t find my phone. Where was it? Byblos! When I called, Lilly said she had it and put it in the office for me to pick up tomorrow, unless I could get there quickly. Lilly waited for me to get there to pick up my phone! That is great service! She wasn’t even mad that I was stupid enough to forget it! That is the 3rd time I’ve been there and I will be back. Much thanks Lilly! You are a God-send!
Overall, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Service is above and beyond any expectations!
Amazing food and service! Will definitely return!
Fantastic food in a great Mediterranean setting! Staff was courteous and friendly. Highly recommend this restaurant for lunch or dinner.
Honestly didn’t enjoy the entrees at all
Nice place to have dinner on Friday or Saturday night.
The food was outstanding.
We had the table for 2 offering and there was enough food for 3.
Along with the table for 2, we had the kibbeh nayeh. The meat was fresh and tasted delicious.
Two diners thought the food was as good or better than what they would have ordered in Lebanon.
We arrived about 5:30 on a Saturday evening and the place was 80% filled when we left. Therefore, I recommend making reservations especially on Fridays and Saturdays.
We live 4 hours away from Tampa and would travel 4 hours each way to eat there again.
Texture of chicken and beef was off.
Beautiful decor and fantastic service!
Never received a seat or table after checking in with our reservation. We left after about 20 minutes of waiting and confusion. Always enjoy the food here, not certain what is off
Delicious food! The service was great as well!
I made a reservation for my girlfriend's birthday, as this restaurant had all of her favorite foods on the menu. We dressed up nice and drove over half an hour to get there, only to realize the restaurant was CLOSED. The reservation had been confirmed through OpenTable and both Google and Google Maps indicated the restaurant was open. Further, there was nothing on the website advising that hours had changed or that the restaurant was closed. Completely ruined the special night I had planned.
I gave a 1/5 overall and for service, but gave 3/5 for the other options because I don't have any reason to assume the food, ambiance, and value are less than average.
Everyone was welcoming and we asked for a specific seat which was not a problem. The food selection and options are amazing (I am gluten free) and I was allowed to taste 2 wines before I made a decision on what to drink. I will absolutely be back. Mediterranean food is my favorite!
We will return and recommend it to anyone who likes Mediterranean food.
Food was good
Although it was during the outset of COVID the staff and food were awesome. The restaurant was super clean and service was on point. Please give them more business. This local spot is so deserving!
Ariel, our server was very pleasant and did a very nice job. This was our first - but not our last visit.
Everything was fantastic! The Taste of Lebanon for 2 was really for 3...
Excellent service; friendly staff ; plenty of food; atmosphere very hip
Excellent. Excellent service and food. Always a favorite spot
This place never disappoints and, even with the new safety measures, they make you feel welcome and at ease. Wonderful service and great help on selecting our wine. We usually stick with the traditional favorites but love the variety for those days when something different sounds good. We will be back soon.
Great food and service.
This was a get together of old friends- and an enjoyable occasion it was. The place generated happy conversation and the food was good. We had the gyro, chicken shawarma, kebabs and kofta with lentil soup, eggplant appetizer and plenty of pita w/hummus. Dessert was delicious baklava. Loved the antique murals on the wall. Service was old world warm and gracious. An evening we will remember- and Byblos was much a part of it.
I like the old one better. Atmosphere and quality of food was much better.
Poor service. Waitress did not bus our table before the meal came. Not very attentive or very good at explaining the menu. Very loud inside. Made it very hard to hear or have a conversation. Food was good but was so loud we might not go back.
The restaurant is very loud, hard to have conversation with the people at your table. The music is blasted for no reason, it should be turned down to make a better environment to have a nice dinner.
Excellent food. pleasant atmosphere. Prices are not bad for a south Tampa restaurant.
Food was well prepared and attractive. Food was cold.
I was very disappointed in service at Byblos Cafe. Our waiter acted like it was an inconvenience to bring more water to the table. He never smiled and rarely checked on us. The 20 minute belly dancer 's performance is accompanied by very loud music where it is impossible to hear from one another. The loud music and the bad service created a disappointing and unpleasant dining experience.
Lovely decor, comfortable seating, excellent and attentive service but not obtrusive, delicious food. Love coming here.
A group of fourteen foodies met for lunch. Everyone had a good time. We were not rushed, our meals came out almost at the same time, and separate checks were provided without complaint. The biggest hits were the grilled octopus and the shish kabob. Those with any chicken dish said the chicken was a little dry.
Just a little bit too loud for a conversation once the belly dancing started.
We hadn’t been back to Byblos in several years but we remember the chicken schwarmama and chicken kabob to be better dishes before. For one thing the platters used to come with a salad mixture which complemented the main dish very nicely and the tzaziki and humus were larger portions. The atmosphere is now modern and to our taste perhaps less inviting than the more rustic cozy atmosphere that we remember.
Byblos Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.
Byblos Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 247 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.