Byblos Miami

4.7
1978 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients, using time-honored classic cooking techniques and modern methods. Our chef has created dishes that showcase the regionally-specific spices and flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard to craft a menu that will be a true coastal and cultural mosaic, served family style in a convivial atmosphere.

The recently introduced Lounge at Byblos is a nightlife destination that extends the Byblos Miami dining experience into late night comfort, privacy and glamour. The intimate 2300 square-foot lounge features weekly resident DJ’s, unique entertainment, creative cocktails and bottle service.
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vipLeahH
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding and a great atmosphere

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vipAliM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Too expensive for the experience

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vipElly
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is delicious!!!!!! Love the Mediterranean flare. We usually sit inside the beautiful dining room but opted for outside this time and it was enjoyable as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were not seated on time, which led to a late departure. This was undesirable.

Slow beverage service at the bar while we waited.

Ultimately, we thought most of the dishes were great, though some were uninspiring.

Dessert was very good.

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vipNomossundermyfeet
New England
90 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos was outstanding, as always. Service was impeccable and food both beautifully presented and fabulous. We had the baby gem salad, crispy baby artichoke with labneh, truffle pita, lamb ribs, among other things. Everything was perfect! Thank you for another lovely evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The ambience is what you’re paying for. Beautiful restaurant. Food was mediocre at best and drinks were super weak. Overly priced.

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vipTBird
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor to Byblos. Chose Byblos based on online recommendations and location to my hotel. First, facility and ambience are great! Ate outside in the courtyard. Plenty of foliage to make you forget a public sidewalk and street were just on the other side (yes, OK, exclude the sounds coming from there). Next, Arthur provided superior service and recommendations. Cannot thank him enough. Lastly, the food was fantastic. Had the Turkish manti dumplings as a starter. Amazing! Also had Hummus Royale...very good. Main course was the grilled, whole (filleted) branzino with Brussel sprouts and crispy hand rolled couscous. Wish the branzino, Brussel sprouts, and couscous were at more than a warm temperature. I suspect the food may have sat in the "ready" area before being delivered to the table. All in all, a super experience.

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vipBozzy
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Whole sea bass takes at least 30 minutes to cook. Waiter at first disclosed he planned to start cooking fish after we finished appetizers which he explained was the normal practice. We asked if he could fire the fish at same time as he put in salad. He reluctantly agreed then made us wait and would not bring appetizers out first. Then after we finished he avoided our table for 20 minutes so we couldn't get the check to leave:(
Great food. Too bad it's poor service

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vipKennys001
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! The food was stellar, the service was impeccable, and the drink list was creative. This place is often crowded and difficult to get a reservation and with good reason. They are on their A game.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

It was not a good experience at all would not recommend!

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Nicole
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos was beyond outstanding! The food, ambience, and service was above and beyond!! Emphasis on the food! SO GOOD!

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vipMrsFoodie
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambience was phenomenal as usual. We did the 5 course tasting menu this visit which was a great treat.

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vipJojo
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Different but not too exotic. Waiter very good and informative. Setting relaxed and tasteful. Will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Excellent food. It was really delicious, but the service was unbelievably slow. We had an 8pm reservation and were seated at 8:45pm, put in our food 20 min later (had drinks from the bar) and our first dishes didn’t come until 9:45pm. Since we’re visiting from Chicago, maybe we’re accustomed to a different type of service (attentive, prompt and over communication) to basically being spoken to every 40ish min. Tried to put in more cocktails to bide the time and couldn’t get that order in. Left by 10:45pm. We weren’t in a rush, and as good as the food was, I was just very put off by how slow everything was.

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vipJenniferM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous cocktails and food! Had the chef’s tasting menu and it was perfect! We enjoyed the nightingale sour and marrakesh garden cocktails. Cannot miss the roasted beets and Turkish kale salad. So inventive, flavorful and delicious. By far, our best meal in Miami!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here. The food is incredible. It’s hard to not just order the same things over and over, but you must explore the menu.

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Steph
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and well done Mediterranean dishes.

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vipCTJohn
Miami
145 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Byblos is a wonderful place for delicious Mediterranean food.

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vipDIANNEC
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice. The staff were all very social and attentive. The overall experience was comfortable. Ambiance was fun yet relaxing. Love the soft seating. Delicious food!

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StefanieE
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience!!!! Even during the challenging times of Covid, we felt safe at Byblos with their protocol and social distancing of tables, masked employees and patrons. But the food....what an incredible meal! My daughter and I had been dying to try Byblos since our last trip to Miami and didn’t get a chance. We made sure to get a reservation and go this trip. We started with cocktails...the Byblos Old Fashioned was delicious. The Marcona almonds and olives were our first starter followed by the octopus on fingerling potato slices and then the duck kibbeh. If we were forced to pick our favorite it would be the octopus...but they were all amazing! For dinner we shared the black truffle rice and the whole branzino. Excellent selections! We literally would have licked the plates. My daughter and I cannot have dairy and our wonderful server Jo-Jo helped us to select a burnt sugar sorbet to share...which was outstanding! We loved every single second and cannot wait to go back next time we are in town!

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JohnE
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an awesome time at Byblos Miami. The food and the service were all outstanding. Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday with a group of friends. It turned out to be a night that was memorable for years to come. Unbelievably tasty food & drinks. Service was instant & amazing. Will definitely be coming back for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our reservation was late (by choice) so unfortunately we didn’t get to try everything we wanted because they ran out. The Turkish dumplings were amazing. My husband wanted me to order another round of dumplings in fact. All the drinks tasted great. Food was hot, well seasoned and beautifully prepared. Also has branZino, green beans, truffle rice, creamed spinach and the kale salad. Would recommend this restaurant any day.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience with Arturo yesterday. Food was delicious and service was exceptional. We got the dumplings, lamb ribs, half chicken, baklava, and chocolate mousse. Everything was to perfection. Make sure you save some room for the chocolate mousse!

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CindyH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Only criticism is that the wait staff should ALWAYS vocalize that the tip is already included when handing over the check.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! Food was great and the atmosphere even better!

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vipMichelleM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing experience w friends at Byblos. We shared almost everything on the menu. Kale salad was off the charts, as was lamb & fried chicken. Need to return to try the rest!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit to Byblos during a 6 day vacation in Miami. Each time Frabklin showed us the best hospitality, and the food was beyond delicious. Don't miss this place, and ask for Franklin.

MB
MeghanB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Service was amazing, attentive and helpful to be sure our experience was special. We were celebrating a Birthday and the restaurant made sure it was memorable. Thank you Mario for a great night

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Our waiter Franklin was exceptional! He guided us through the menu and made the already awesome food an even better dining experience! We will come back! Everything was fantastic!

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Tarin
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this place! Highly recommend it! Great atmosphere and great service! Did that tasting menu so we could try a nice variety. The 3 course is plenty for 2 people. Of all the places in south beach we went to for dinner on vacation, was my favorite!

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Jessi
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful ambiance and delicious food

TB
TitoB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was just horrible. Dinner took 3 hours for a 3 course meal. The waiter was the worst I've ever had and the tip was of course, already included.

I'll never come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was unbelievably overpriced for the quality we received. Would not recommend to anyone trying to spend their money on a nice dinner.

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PedroC
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day Dinner was amazing! Good tastes fresh and delicious. Ambiance was wonderful as well. Highly recommend for a date night dinner. There was even a belly dancer that occasionally would appear. Overall great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The ambience was sexy. Great experience!

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vipCraigC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. But when the DJ started playing music it was way too loud to eat dinner. We had to literally yell at each other to hear what was said. Otherwise, great restaurant!

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect! Great energy and great service. Had a reservation and didn’t wait at all. Nothing better then when a restaurant keeps their reservation schedule! Can’t wait to go back! Oh and the desserts as good as the apps and the entrees. Lamb shoulder off the charts good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Came to Miami for a long weekend trip with some friends and this was by far our favorite dinner. SO delicious

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Byblos Miami is rated 4.7 stars by 1978 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.