Byblos Miami

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$31 to $50
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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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

A credit card is required at the time of booking for all parties . If cancelled less than 24 hours before the time of the reservation, there will be a charge of $25 per person.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

A credit card is required at the time of booking for all parties . If cancelled less than 24 hours before the time of the reservation, there will be a charge of $25 per person.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 1604 People Are Saying
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New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

very good place in the heart of south beach. a place to see and be seen, it delivers quality food. Pirce? not in Miami, where everything is too expensive nowadays

BO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third visit, we come to Miami annually, and continue to be wowed! Food and service was fabulous. Each item was perfect and updated from our last visit. They are the most consistent restaurant I've been to in Miami-Dade. Crispy artichoke and octopus both amazing!

A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Very interesting cuisine.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal. The food was incredible and the services was terrific. I have eaten Mediterranean my whole life and this food was excellent.

DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The dumplings were incredible. The rest of the food and experience were good, the chicken was dry. Automatic 18% gratuity for a party of 2 and being asked if the table could be cleared after each plate was disappointing, as was asking for our main dish. The tea service on the menu was unavailable. Go for the dumplings and appetizers, but this was not a 5 star experience.

DM
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arthur was an outstanding server. He guided us through the menu and it was quite the taste extravaganza! All staff was attentive and friendly. Food was superb!

D
Miami
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ordered which included:
Main course: middle eastern fried chicken, lamb shoulder (perfect for a group) branzino (delicious but a little too small to share adequately). We also had a few starters, including an eggplant dish, a wonderful twist on ceviche, and a type of dumpling. Divine! Sides were excellent too. Highly recommend!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food! Fabulous staff. Graciously accommodated my gluten free needs. A definite must-go!!

JK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My girlfriend and I went to Byblos for her birthday in Miami. The service was amazing. The waiters were very attentive and made us feel very comfortable and satisfied. The food was full of flavors! Every single dish we ordered was delicious. We had the hummus royale (couldn’t get enough of it!), the grilled whole branding and rock shrimp rice. Everything felt light but filling and very tasty! Will definitely go back next time we are in Miami!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A bit overrated and overpriced. The couch seating was uncomfortable, especially to sit through a full dinner. I’m only 5’3” and barely had space to put my legs so I can’t imagine a taller person sitting there. The house music was loud so it was hard to have a good conversation with the person right across from me (and sitting low on the couch while the other person was seated higher in a normal chair didn’t help). The service was great and appetizers were delicious, although $20 for hummus is a bit excessive. The jeweled rice and lamb rib appetizer were the best dishes of the night. I don’t recommend the kebab, it was too charred and dry on the edges and we probably left half of it sitting on our plate. If I came here again, I’d order only appetizers and jeweled rice.

HB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love love this place. Amazing food and amazing service. Ambiance is great! Decorations are awesome! Great for a dinner with a group of friends or a date.

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service phenomenal. Food amazing every course. Wish had more room to eat all the apps and flat breads.

JB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! So many instagrammable spots to take photos...the gulab was so good I had to get two, and those donuts and burnt honey ice cream!!! I need!!!

DJ
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Really bad service experience. Arrived for a 9pm reservation and were invited to wait at the rear bar. After one drink / 35 min we asked if they had forgotten us (they had), the bartender said she'd check. She came back 15 min later and had checked the wrong name. After sorting out the entire situation, we were say at 10pm because of errors on their part, not due to availability. No accommodations were made for the error. Most aggravating, we sat for an additional 25 minutes before someone came by to fill our water and ask if we "needed anything" (he seemed to think we were wrapping our meal rather than starting - another FOH communication problem). I mentioned we had a 9pm reservation and hadn't had anyone check on us since we seated. So roughly 90 minutes after our reservation time, purely because of service errors, and we were finally placing our order. All courses then came out virtually all at once not allowing for any pace to the meal. Again, no accommodations made for the error at any time. Food was good, ambience was good, and $325 for two was basically as expected; but our hunger and frustration with the situation completely overshadowed anything positive.

c
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful variety, delicious tasting. Wine was superb.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food amazing wait staff beautiful outdoor seating

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience we have ever had in South Beach. This place is amazing!

c
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service and we were well advised on how much to order of sharing plates. Loved it!

JP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Wish they had bellydancing on the weekends.

I
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fix that door it banged all night! Every time someone entered or exited it banged shut! How could you not think that is annoying to customers sitting near the front of the restaurant.. it actually ruined my night😖

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The falafel salad was amazing - a must get! Loved the small plates style of dining. The drinks were light and refreshing. Our waiter was knowledgeable and had great recommendations. Definitely would recommend to anyone!!

BN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, very unusual flavors. Service was fair.

m
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Food was good but it is tapas style with very high prices!!!! Waiter could not explain correctly the concept and seamed annoyed when we asked! Restaurant look does NOT correspond to pictures on website!!! South beach has for that price much better places!!!

L
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

Disappointing, poor and surly service, freezing cold red wine, no sign of the sommelier who was amazing on a previous occasion. $3 for water and no offer of tap water just greedy. Food is very flavourful as you’d expect from Middle Eastern food but would rather try the genuine article than return to Byblos.

A
Montreal
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this output in Miami. It’s the best with delicious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired food, impeccable service and beautiful and sexy ambiance. I highly recommend it for a night out with friends, family or a night of romance. Gary R and his team were amazing. It’s always a go-to spot in Miami.

CM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! Desert was just perfect ( chocolate mousse)

B
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos is one of my favorite restaurants. For the first time, I tried a tasting menu. It was amazing! You don't get to select what you are going to eat - the chef does. There were a couple of things I would never have ordered because I thought I didn't like it, but it was so delicious I can see myself ordering them again. Service was attentive without being overbearing. Originally we ordered a four course tasting along with black truffle pide. When it was obvious that was going to be too much food, our server was able to change it to three courses.

A
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Didn’t start well. When we arrived there was a group of three people inquiring about the possibility of hosting a reception there. The maitre d’ greeted us and told us to follow her along with the other people. We walked to the upstairs room only to be told by the maitre d’ that she was only showing the room to the other people and to go back downstairs.
Appetizers took 45 minutes to arrive; my husband’s was good, mine was excellent (Eggplant kebbeh). Then rack of lamb for two. Four small ribs, delicious sauce. Ribs were seriously overcooked; I had ordered medium rare. Overpriced at $50. Hand rolled crispy couscous was delicious. Wine list showed Ysios reserva 2011 at $90; they didn’t have it but offered the 2012 at same price. The mark up was 3x which is excessive for Miami. And the 2011 vintage was rated as excellent, 2012 not so much.
Ambiance and decor are great. Menu is very interesting with some excellent dishes.

NA
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service in this place was amazing. It is a pricey restaurant. However, it is to be expected for Miami I guess. My wife and I do not mind paying top dollar to eat at trendy restaurants. But, if you are going to pay top price, then you should expect top notch food, drinks, and service. This place did not disappoint when it came to the quality of the food, drinks and service. A gentleman kept coming by to see if we are good. When I asked him who he was, he said he was from corporate office in Canada and he stops by their various restaurants to check on things on behalf of the owner. The guy was very friendly and talked to us for a while. This guy was obviously not just the run of the mill restaurant worker and, yet, his manner was so down to earth. Very obvious that this guy was just there to help out the staff and make sure everyone was happy. I saw him even cleaning tables once. He was doing everything. The server was very helpful. He recommended dishes and drinks for us. His recommendations were great. He even came back one time and said he thinks we are ordering too much off the tasting menu. So, he suggested that we remove one of the main courses we ordered. I loved that he did that and was very honest. We will definitely go back to this place the next time we are in Miami.

KS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good dining experience. The setting is a beautifully designed space. Food is creative and tasty. Service is the right balance of available but not rushing you even though we were there on a busy Saturday night.

DR
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I’ve ever eaten at. Superb food & exceptional wait staff.

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife and two tween daughters to Byblos for dinner. The experience was excellent. The service was attentive and the room is beautiful. The food was the real treat. We had the fried chicken and short rib as mains. It’s hard to admit as a southerner but their fried chicken is an amazing preparation with tahini. Definitely worth the trip if you live or are visiting Miami. It’s near the South Beach craziness but seems to be a locals place. Put it on your list.

MM
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect place and food.
Only was disappointed because one of the things that made me decide to chose this restaurant is the nicely decorated room, that was not available when I went. It should be informed in advance. However is a fantastic place and food.

l
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, inventive but delicious. Greatly appreciated the service as well. I always enjoy seeing the owner/manager ask tables how the experience is as it shows true investment.

NU
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal however did ask to be moved seats (as did another couple we noticed) as the two seater tables as one seat was facing the wall which was a shame when you've got such a lovely restaurant to look at. The corner tables are definitely the best. We also went to the Speakeasy / hidden bar after dinner which had a great atmosphere and live music however we had to find this for ourselves, the waiters didn't tell us. Part of the secrecy maybe? The drinks in the bar are super expensive, however found the dinner menu to be reasonably priced. Overall, a lovely meal and would recommend for a date night.

MJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent! Waiter was understanding when the rest of our party was late. Food was gorgeous... beautiful relaxing space.

OT
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious meal

S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I wanted a restaurant with a spectacular view/decoration/vibe for the first night of my sister’s bachelorette, so I picked Byblos. We were seated on the main floor, which is pretty but not the same as the top floor, as shown on their website. The girls who sat on the couch at our table felt like they were sinking in.

We started with the tomato and Persian feta salad. Then, ordered the chargrilled chicken supreme, rock shrimp rice, Persian kale rice, and green beans. The food was delicious. However, I will say that I was really disappointed that their menu online doesn’t match what you receive in person. There is a big “to share” section of meat and seafood items on the online menu, but the in-person menu says that only a few of those items are actually to share.

Our waiter was pretty annoyed because he felt we didn’t order enough food, even though we told him we’d had a very late lunch only 3 hours earlier. His attitude was unnecessary and really upset the girls in our group. The rest of the staff we interacted with were great. The sommelier was very helpful and knowledgeable.

s
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary Dinner! Amazing! Loved! One of the best meals I have ever eaten! Highly recommend!

p
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I return esch time I'm in Miami. Wonderful place. Great food creativo and original bit still make sense.