Byblos Miami

4.7
2448 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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MichaelS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food is always impeccable! Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & fantastic food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food for a great birthday 🎈

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JohnL
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superb. His recommendations for both food and wine were over the top excellent!

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MikalaV
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Byblos had good food . The only recommendation I have is having better communication in terms of parking. We didn’t mind valet , they could’ve just assisted better in offering the validation sticker before leaving the restaurant so it won’t be miscommunication with the Valet people.

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. As a teachable moment, we have addressed your concerns appropriately and regret any inconvenience this may have caused you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Miami Beach has become a terrible, scary neighborhood. The food was ok but wouldn’t go back. The waiter was sweet and thoughtful.

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope to have an opportunity on your next visit to the area to provide the flawless hospitality you deserve.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My friends and I chose to have the Three Course Experience and it was very pleasant, great food and I love that they offer the experience where it is a surprise of what you get from the menu !

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for this great review!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere 8/10: Well decorated. Lights very dim. Nice live music and DJ, but gets loud at some point.
Food 6.5/10: As a person from the Mediterranean, food in general is average. The kebab and sujuk were tastier than other dishes. Portions: okay, not too small but not big.
Dessert 7/10: loukoumades
Price: Overpriced for what it really is.
Service 7/10: Friendly staff. Dishes arrived very spaced in time.
Note: We saw that the desserts came with candles for celebrations, however I mentioned it was a birthday celebration yet dessert came plain with no candles.

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your feedback! We are grateful for sharing the comments that would have advanced your experience with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service was a little bit slow but overall great experience for my bday celebration

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review!

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ting
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We like the food. But the chairs are not the most comfortable for dinning. It’s too loud to have a conversation.

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Grace
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a great place to go for a fancy night out. The waiter suggested sharing plates, but the size of each plate was so small that our shared portions were sample sized. This is a great choice for the right occasion.

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Grace for your kind review and feedback.

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vipGeebs
Miami
122 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

byblos seevww very fresh and flavorful food items. their take in hummus outstanding. brandi i cooked perfectly amd octopus out of this world. just felt waiter pushed a bit on some items . Always seemed i. a rush. this will not stoop us from coming again

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review! We are grateful for sharing the comments that would have advanced your experience with us.

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vipBostonnative
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos is one of my favorite restaurants in South Beach. The food is always excellent. The service is amazing - warm and friendly, yet professional. We had the Spanish octopus, the beets, duck kibbeh, Whole branzino, and green beans along with the truffle pide. Everything was delicious! I can't wait to go again!

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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vipJasonRahimi
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food!

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viprachelh
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Probably one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a long time. They sat us at a lovely table outside that almost fell over so my husband has to use his napkin to stable the table. It then took them over 20 minutes to get him a new one. Followed by the server giving us the wrong water three times, I never received my cocktail. To my husband stating that he was gluten free due to allergies and them sending us out non gluten free dishes. Our waiter forgot our drinks and food, sitting more then 45 minutes btw dishes. Our dinner for two took four hours from when we were seated. They waiter kept blaming it on the weekend but parties came and left before us. And the food wasn’t that great to begin with. Finally when we got our main the steak was so rare you could barely eat it. I would not remember there are other places in the area that do just as good and you’ll get better service.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your recent experience at Byblos. We are saddened to learn of the challenges you encountered and would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you directly. Please send us an email and mention this review. We look forward to hearing from you.

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RyanF
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere like always, thanks!

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you Ryan! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Ruth919
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Mediterranean cuisine. We tried the 4 course tasting menu and everything tastes great. Excellent service. We will definitely come back. Highly recommended.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for being our guest at Byblos! It was a pleasure hosting you this weekend, and we hope to see you again soon.

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PSof
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were there for a bday celebration and the service was slow and our server did not provide good service

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

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.

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vipslcking
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned for Miami Spice again. For future reference, make sure you ask them for the Spice menu since they don’t offer it to you on their own. Nice menu with a lot of choices - 2 appetizers, a small entree and a side, and dessert - all of our selections were excellent and we covered most of the choices. Was quiet initially but by 8-8:30 the restaurant was full with people and music. Good service except we never got cappuccino that was ordered twice. Put it on your list for next year!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. Food was pretty good

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vipOpenTable Diner
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos has become one of my favorites especially for visitors from out of town! The ambiance is so cute with lights outside and a Mediterranean vibe. The Miami Spice menu options were excellent!! The Nightingale Sour was the perfect night out drink too.

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TonyC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The restaurant is nice. The staff is nice. It's pricey for what it is. There are much better restaurants for the price. Every bottle of wine we tried is available at Publix for a fraction of the price. If you're going to charge upscale prices serve upscale food and wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food wasn’t tasty and meat was dry. Strawberry dessert was good

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. As a teachable moment, we have addressed your concerns appropriately.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Need more lighting it was way too dark

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18 years in Miami Beach never been till someone who’s been here a year told me to go.
I did on Monday. Located inside the Shorecrest Hotel, hidden on Collins Ave as you enter you feel like you time warped to another country. Outside seating area, very inviting. Only reason I decided to sit inside, our evening showers this time a year. Hostess was very friendly. The inside was even more inviting than the outside. Made you feel like you were at someone’s home. Great energy. I opted to get a table by the window. The candle lights gave an overall romantic ambience to the whole place. The Waiter was great, not sure if the other person was the Maitre d or Manager but he checked on us a couple of times. Every dish we tried was delish. Perfect place for a date, or romantic outing for couples. Btw it never rained. Many patrons dined outside as we were leaving.
I would definitely visit again. Thank you Byblos.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you Jennifer. We are grateful for your generous comments, and we are pleased that we could provide you with a seamless visit!

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CourtneyL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO good. The best hummus + pita we’ve ever had, hands down. Such a unique and diverse menu. Our waiter was amazing, too! Will definitely be back!

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you, Courtney! We couldn’t be happier to hear that you enjoyed a blissful evening at Byblos.

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JacobY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

As a Lebanese I was actually expecting Lebanese food, albeit Hummus and Libney was good coupled with fresh pita bread.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you Jacob for your review & feedback.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service always amazing. Appetizers and entrees outstanding.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for your kind review and feedback!

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AlexandraL
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Nice méditerranéen food at à Nice place in Miami beach.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you Alexandra! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Pgaudett
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Delicious food and great venue. Great for sharing, but they are odd about it NOT being tapas style.

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Superfoodie
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety. Fun atmosphere. Comfy seats, upbeat music.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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ZackM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous!! Loved the lamb especially!! Special!!

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you for the feedback, Zack! We are glad you enjoyed your experience.

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DannyA
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos is one of my favorite restaurants in Miami. I highly recommend it.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you Danny, we are glad you enjoyed your experience and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! I can’t wait to come back to Miami and eat here again. An amazing experience and everyone was so nice. The drinks were incredible and the food unbelievable. So happy we got to celebrate my husband’s birthday at Byblos

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

We truly value your feedback and thank you for taking the time to write a review on your visit!

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BrittanyB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We came to Byblos over our honeymoon in Miami and had the worst experience. Our reservation was at 8 PM and at 920 we still had not received any food. We tried multiple times to flag down our waiter, but each time we were ignored. When we asked what the wait was, we were told our order was never put in. We ultimately just got up and left and left cash on the table. No one noticed, which was reminiscent of the experience here. We were ignored. Do not go to this restaurant. There are so many better places in Miami.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

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. Please email us so we may contact you directly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great miami spice menu

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

We appreciate this great review!

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NICOLEP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for spice, the portions of food offered on the spice menu were more than at most starting with the fact that you get two pick 2 appetizers , not just one and the meals are definitely shareable. The place is beautifully decorated, the drinks were delicious and the ambiance was perfect for date night. Our table was slightly wobbly but we didn’t notice anyone else with this issue so I’m sure it wasn’t the norm. The music was a tad but loud for my taste but we were seated right in front of the bar, the other dining rooms are farther from the DJ this quieter. Bathrooms were clean, neat and well stocked. Parking lot right next to the restaurant made parking a breeze

Byblos Miami
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you, Nicole! We are grateful for your generous comments and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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SteveA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. We took advantage of the Miami Spice menu; plenty of great food and choices perfectly prepared. Great service and a beautiful space makes an evening at Byblos a perfect place to dine.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

Thank you Steve, we appreciate this great review!

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vipTina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Appetizers are amazing! Entrees are very good but next time I’ll order just a bunch of the appetizers which are outstanding. The drinks are also excellent. Our waiter was very friendly and gave helpful explanations and suggestions for ordering. We had a great time.

Byblos Miami
Responded on October 7, 2021

We couldn’t be happier to hear that you enjoyed a blissful evening at Byblos, and we look forward to your return!

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ScottD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was wonderful. We were on a quick trip to Miami and wanted to meet friends for dinner. Picked this one out of the hat because of the menu. It did not disappoint! Everything was delicious! Really enjoyed ourselves and highly recommend