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.
dukkah + buttermilk sauce + carob molasses + red chili schug
Middle Eastern Fried Chicken
tahini + za'atar + hot sauce
Turkish Manti Dumplings
eggplant + yogurt sauce + molasses
I have been to Byblos multiple times and usually had a good experience. This time was a horrible experience. There were many issues with the restaurant. 1) The ground floor dining room had tables, couches and chairs that were mismatched in height. The couch was too low for the table and the outside chairs were too high. This created an awkward and uncomfortable seating situation at the table. 2) Drinks - The most egregious issue: When they served the initial Queen's High Tea, the bartenders put PARSLEY in the glasses, not mint. This was fine because we could take the parsley out, but a grave error. When we ordered our 2nd Citrus Spice G&T, the bartenders put and mixed in PARSLEY instead of mint. This was a horrible taste and ruined the drink and experience. It is clear that the bar was not knowledgeable or experienced. 3) Food delay - We ordered all of our dishes at once. All of the hot dishes came out surprisingly fast. We had ordered a Baby Gem salad and it did not arrive until 1/2 an hour after all of the other dishes had been served. We were done eating at this point. The kitchen timing was awful. 4) Food quality - The Black Truffle Pide was delicious as always, but the Lamb Ribs were so over-seasoned and spiced that they were not appetizing.
The food and service was an absolute delight. Our server Mario is full of experienced in food and beverage. As a chef l have never tasted Hummus and Manti in this way with a great balance of sweet, sour and savory. Crispy Chicken Dinner and Short Rib kebap was a bless. Especially truffle tzaziki sauce sound weird at first then when l taste it l fall in love with. Desserts were great, everything about the food is very well thought and presented. I cant wait to go there again. Totally recommended, two thumbs up 👍👍
Thank you for being our guest at Byblos, we appreciate this great review. We will enjoy sharing your compliments with Mario and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
beautiful place with amazing food options . will defintlly come back again
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Things were not served as they show on social media. Also ingredients added to dishes and not listed on the menu. I was unable to eat the chicken because of a food allergy. Our server did not check on us. The food while good was underwhelming. We ordered a signature cocktail that was to be served with a bubble of smoke, it did not come that way because smoke guns were not working but we were not told that. Just overall disappointing.
Thank you for taking the time to write a response. It is disconcerting that our service levels in certain areas were not up to your standards as we pride ourselves on authentic and personalized service. We will be sending you an email address so we may contact you directly.
So yummy, good vibes, and great service!
Thank you for being our guest Byblos, we look forward to seeing you in the future!
I'm not sure what was more amazing, the service or the food!
Thank you Kimberly for being our guest at Byblos, we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
The five course tasting menu did not disappoint.
Thank you for this great review!
Amazing food. Loved the crispy artichoke and the lamb shoulder was mind blowing. Would get something different for desert. The baklava was good but we feel like some of the other choices may have been better. Our server was awesome. Great cocktails too!
Thank you for the feedback, Mikell! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Food wasn’t as good as the past. It seems like they have changed the chef.
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Ambiance was great, really cool vibe and exactly what I was looking for in a south beach hotspot. The main con was the service. Place was not very busy and it took forever to get drinks. If I can get a drink reasonably fast I don’t care how long the food takes but over 30 min for a first drink is just irritating. My suggestion would be if you’re with a group, order a cheap bottle of wine for the table that they can bring out right away then everyone has a glass while waiting on mixed drinks which will take longer coming from the bar. Got the genie in a bottle drink and it was quite the show. Once we knew the deal we ordered another round every time the server came to the table which kept it at a better pace. Food was good.
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are believers that feedback is the only way to grow. We hope to have an opportunity on your next visit to the area to provide the flawless hospitality you deserve.
I love my boyfriend
The service sucked but the food was phenomenal. We had to ask to be waited on and the wait staff took forever/was not attentive at all.
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Very loud music, small portions.. overall not happy
We are grateful for sharing the comments that would have advanced your experience with us. As a teachable moment, we have addressed your concerns appropriately and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you. We hope to have an opportunity on your next visit to the area to provide the flawless hospitality you deserve.
The food and service is amazing I eat here every time I’m in South Beach. My favorite
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Wonderful experience, the food was excellent and service above and beyond by upstairs host Gary. Would recommend to anyone visiting Miami area who wants a taste of Miami Beach + a more authentic vibe!
Thank you for being our guest at Byblos. We will enjoy sharing your compliments with Gary! Hope to see you soon!
Amazing food and nice outdoor space for dining.
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Everything exceeded expectations. My favorite meal in Miami so far.
Only downside was some street noise (revving engines or loud music from cars) sitting outside, but the ambiance was excellent and you’re on Collins Ave in Miami so it’s par for the course.
Thank you for the feedback, Jimmy! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Amazing meal, service, and ambiance. This place was our favorite meal in Miami Beach, next level!
Thank you Becky! We are grateful for your generous comments, and we are pleased that we could provide you with a seamless visit.
Loved it all!
We appreciate this great review!
Our best meal in Miami. We loved the ambiance and the food. We will definitely come back next time we are in Miami
Thank you Ruth! We are grateful for your generous comments, and we hope to be your first evening spot every time your travels bring you to Miami.
Great food, table ready on time and excellent service! Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating.
Thank you Selene! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
The food was delicious! Loved the live music and our waitress was spectacular!
Thank you Dorothy! We appreciate this great review!
Food is amazing service was outstanding! Mario the waiter sure helped us choose the best items on the menu. Can’t wait to return again!
On point and perfect. Highly recommend for a special night.
Thank you Sara! We appreciate this great review!
The service, music and ambiance was amazing. We preferred the tasting menu. The first course was amazing. The second course was okay. The third course, which took a long time to arrive was dried out and awful.
I used to enjoy Byblos but I’ll never go back.
My favorite restaurant in Miami - food, drinks and ambiance are all exceptional
Food was profoundly delicious. You can tell there is some serious talent in the kitchen.
Thank you for the feedback, Jaime! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Really amazing food! A must for anyone visiting Miami!
Best meal I have had in 1 year!!!
The service, drinks & the flavors of the cuisine were all fabulous & made way for a memorable anniversary dinner!
Extraordinary as usual. Humus, shredded lamb for 2, Brussel sprouts were all Super!
It was amazing & the slow cooked lamb is probably the best I have ever had in my life.
Unbelievable service I loved every moment spent here with my love. I would definitely go back
Loved the food, atmosphere and music. I was also delighted at how well outdoor dining felt so separate from the busy street/traffic. Our waiter was also skilled at guiding us to how much food to order. I highly recommend!!
Terrible service from the Host desk to the servers. The food is good but not worth going back.
Simply an amazing experience. From the server and the guides, they complete the entire ambiance. The food itself was over the top. The four course meal was perfect with plenty of left overs which enabled us to try a bit of everything. Good times.
Simply Amazing. Everything from the food service and atmosphere was perfect. Will be back many more times.
Incredible food, staff and ambiance!!
I loved the food and atmosphere! The waiter was so helpful in menu selection. I’d definitely recommend this restaurant. Wished I could have tried everything on the menu!
Byblos Miami is rated 4.6 stars by 2145 OpenTable diners.