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.
Heard mixed reviews from friends so finally decided to try it. Was in the mood for Lebanese/Arabic food. The restaurant is nice inside. We chose to set outside as it was a nice evening. The service was ok. I think it would have been better inside. The food was average at best. We all got different plates. Wife got chicken shawarma, I got beef kebab. Wife’s chicken came out barely warm. Mine was better. Overall the taste was nothing special. Quality was average too. The hummus felt like it was canned. I have had plenty of good hummus in my life. This was not close. There are better options in Tampa for this kind of food and much cheaper.
The shish kabob is the best in town, and the service is excellent as well. I have had many of their entrees and none disappointed. I do miss their zatar dip and pita bread they used to do prior to ordering but I talked to the manager and he said it was not as readily available and had been seen as too costly to continue which I felt was slightly misleading as I have purchased zatar at other persian grocery stores and it is inexpensive.
I am very familiar with Lebanese cuisine and have lived in Lebanon a while. I loved every dish we ordered, especially the kibbeh nayeh (raw beef), labneh, and cooked kibbeh. The waitress was very attentive and friendly, and seemed happy to work there too, which added to the experience. Will definitely try this place out again next time I have a chance.
We enjoyed our Anniversary Day, which was New Year 's Eve ❤️. This makes the second time we have enjoyed our dining experience at Byblos❤️
The best grilled octopus ever. Service was excellent and food was plentiful.
Had lunch with nine people. Nice menu choices and value for lunch. Food was excellent!
Friendly service, tasty food, beautiful place!
Really expected better. Not impressed with food at all. Restaurant is beautiful, but that was it.
Food was great !
I couldn't recommend to a friend based on this one experience but I will try this restaurant again. The service was truly outstanding and my wife's steak brochette was"good". But I had the chicken shawarma and it was awful. Everything was floating in grease. But our wonderful waitress arranged for some grilled vegetables with no oil on them which filled me up fine.
As always they did not fail to impress us with the food and service!
Great place. There was a large party on this night so it got quite noisy ... but the wait staff more than made up for everything. I would come back just for the service!
Excellent food and service.
I went there in a Sunday night, so the place wasn’t crowded. The staff was excellent and the food amazing, I tried the Lebanese food for the first time and I love it!!!
Food was delicious again. Love the ambiance. Server also great
Always satisfied with my selections and love the level of service! Good is fresh and flavorful.
Great place. Quiet area.
Amazing Lebanese cuisine and nice upscale decor.
Great food and wonderful service!
Lovely interior design, very good Mediterranean food and friendly service. A bit loud, but most popular restaurants are. We'll be returning often.
Byblos Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats.
Byblos Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.