Byblos - Toronto

4.6
1448 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Mediterranean
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(647) 660-0909
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Stuart Cameron
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Cross street
King and University
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Parking details
We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary parking located at the ImPark lot at 211 Adelaide Street. To register, please email or call in with your full name and plate number to receive more details; (647) 660 0909 or reservations@byblostoronto.com
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Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

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KF
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for small group allowing you to share several plates of amazing food. Save some space for dessert. It’s excellent

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food as always! Staff are amazing! Definitely a great date place!

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C
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been here a number of times now and never been disappointed. Consistently good, imaginative and tasty menu items and excellent service.

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

I dined at this location in Toronto, as I dined at the location in Miami, South Beach. The South Beach location has a more aesthetically pleasing atmosphere, better tasting food, and better food portions. Considering the dishes are designed to be shared (family style) the sizes in Toronto are small and the presentation is quite lacklustre and dull. The four rice dishes we ordered came in plastic bowls that looked like they were from IKEA. In comparison, all mains and rice dishes that we ordered in South Beach, came on cast-iron platters. Overall, our expectations and experience in Toronto were not met based on the experience we had in South Beach. If Byblos is seeking consistency amongst their locations, they definitely have all the boxes ticked in their South Beach location and they should take a page out of their operations there.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and staff.

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KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing eating experience. Would highly recommend to anyone just visiting Toronto to go here!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was out of this world!!!! Amazing!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It was ok, nothing really special

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good, atmosphere was good but its a little pricey.

on the downside, the host mixed up my reservations even after i called an hour before to confirm it. My boss almost had to go to mcdonald's for his dinner meeting. Please take instructions properly.

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KV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely order the lamb chops for appetizer and braised lamb shoulder for your main.

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T
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the flavours! Ordered 3 dishes and a drink and I was pleasantly surprised each time!

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KB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I have been to Byblos 3 times for a variety of evenings-friend’s birthday, girl’s night, and romantic dinner. All were great and visually stunning food, great service, excellent wine suggestions from countries we would not have normally gravitated to. This particular time we had a server named Nancy who served my celiac and multiple food allergy needs very efficiently. She knew the ingredients in all the dishes and quickly formulated what to leave out of each so I had beautiful selections and variety. I travel the world for business and leisure so eat in restaurants all the time, her knowledge and quick thinking made this the best experience for my dietary needs and my companions. The branzino was fantastic

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r
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, serviced, ambience are all top notch. Highly recommended. The sharing of food concept adds to the fun part.

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MT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We attended for my spouse's birthday. The restaurant was recommended by our son. The share plates were fantastic and the service was very good.

We will certainly be back.

Thank you for a great and memorable evening.

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KH
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lamb ribs were so savory, as were dumplings. Flatbread pide was very good. Server was perfect in every way. Worth the price!

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SI
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!!

Every dish was better than the last

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service

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B
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

THE HIGHLIGHTS: The lamb ribs melted off the bone into your mouth. Never had better!
Ordered Persian Kale rice dish and waitress recommended pairing it with dumplings. Both were marvelous.
Fun mixing a number of small plates.

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JG
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! After waiting a year and dreaming of eating at Byblos again, our dreams finally came true. The food was delicious. There are old favorites to savor, but also new dishes to try. Our mocktails were inventive, unique and oh so good I guess I would call the entire experience sublime. We will return one more time before suffering another year.

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NR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was breathtaking. The staff went above and beyond to meet the specifications I requested for a very special moment.

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KH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Spectacular food & service. Much too noisy at 7:30pm...could hardly hear my guest sitting next to me.
LOVE this restaurant....please try and do something about the noise level....energetic that is true....but too loud for conversations.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience - our server was attentive and personable. It was our second time dining here and would highly recommend it

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. This is one of our favourite restaurants in the city. We come here to celebrate special occasions and when we have people in from out of town. We brought our 6 week old newborn with us as we were celebrating a special occasion and the staff were so nice and accommodating. One of the waiters even asked if we wanted a glass of warm water to warm our bottle. Highly recommend this restaurant, the food and service will never disappoint.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, so many great flavours

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OT
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful experience. Best meal in a long time!

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RR
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Among the top three restaurants in Toronto among any category. It's that good.

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MA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beyond our expectations and the service was amazing. The waitress was very knowledgeable.

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s
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food incredible
the dumpling is amazing i order 2 time
evetithing is great

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HR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Every single dish was heaven, you CANNOT go wrong coming here for a great dinner with friends or family.

Will come back soon!!

Lamb shoulder for 2 — melt in your mouth braised lamb, amazing sauces — a must try!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent ambiance! We loved the tea service cocktail served in the turkish teapot, as well as all of the many dishes we had. Our server was excellent at making suggestions and helping us to order, and we loved everything!

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 out of 10. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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N
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Small portions and expensive! Great wine and tasty!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing. The alcoholic drinks were delicious (especially The Geographer). Some of the food took a while to make, so they ended up taking it off our bill, which was really nice. The seats are very close together so on either side of us there were couples sitting on the same side of the table, which made it even squishier. Would definitely recommend it to anyone to go at least once, but it is pricey. For two people we spent over $200.

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EL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

WOW...ordered 6 dishes for 4 people to share...plus two desserts! Would order it all again except the cauliflower side. The lighting was very dim so was difficult to see the menu. If you are 50+ take your strongest readers! Can't wait to return to Toronto and this restaurant.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and ambience. Highly recommend the lamb shoulder for two and the roasted beet appetizer. Will definitely return.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The dishes are an interpretation of Mediterranean food, vey small and high priced.
The food is nice but not filling or worth the price

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s
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary and decided to try Byblos since we had heard great things, and it did not disappoint.
We began our meal with the beet starter (not sure of the name) which was flavourful yet light and refreshing.
When then followed it with the lamb shoulder and truffle rice and it was unbelievable and highly recommend.
Overall ambience and experience was to par from what he had heard and enjoyed our experience.
We would highly recommend it.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I've been many times and have been happy
This time there server assigned to our table was in a bad mood and rude at times. Also, it seems that the portion sizes have gotten a bit smaller than previous times ordering the exact same thing.
Hoping this was just an off day as I've previously had good experiences. Love that the menu changes frequently for some items but some stuff I like I was also sad to see them go.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

I brought a very important client for dinner, Erin was the servers name on our bill
First we asked her to recommend a full bodied red wine, the one she recommended was not and we sent it back. She said sorry, I always thought this one was full bodied.......If she wasn’t sure she should not have recommended it. She sent over sommelier who was able to help us.
The attitude from our server, was rude and belligerent. We ordered our starters and wanted to relax and have our wine for a bit, she came to our table 4 times asking us if we were ready to order our mains.....this was in a span of 15-20min. As this was a very important client I did not want to be rushed. On her 4th ask she got very aggressive stating that we pretty much better get our order in as they could be turnover of tables,,,,then she raced to the hostess to find out and basically came back and said your good, you can stay all night if you want....very uncalled for. There was a free table in our area for the entire evening.
I was in absolute shock and awwww of what we going on, not a smile, nothing from this server. Very disrespectful. I tipped her but truly do not feel it was deserved....
We were approached by Terry who was lovely, he helped with our food order and just really changed the experience for us.
This server was awful and you could lose a lot of business because of this. Our bill was $350, I would’ve spoke to a manager but I didn’t want to do this on a evening out with a client.

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NS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Friendly and knowledged staff. Comfortable atmosphere & great wine.

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