Byblos - Toronto

4.7
1333 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. Executive Chef Stuart Cameron (Weslodge and Patria), 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
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

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1,333 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
75%
Very Good
20%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 9 hours ago

Food was very good but Small portions and very pricey

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Byblos is my favorite restaurant in Toronto hands down! Every single thing is amazing and the team who work there are all spectacular.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

We had a reservation for 8:30 and they were on time, no waiting. The menu looked really appealing and was actually on point. Perfect portioned dishes, not too much not too little to share. Perfect intro to Middle East feast. Ambiance, we were expecting a background music to be more Middle Eastern but unfortunately was pretty mixed between rap and radio hit... we would of appreciate some lounge house Arabic music.. also not sure if they are having an issue with the AC has our waiter mentioned but clearly is a must and need to be fixed.. you will probably simply drink more!!!! Overall we recommend this place!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Maybe my expectations were too high after seeing some of the reviews for Byblos, so when I finally went, I wasn't amazed.
We tried most of the suggested dishes, and although they were good, there was nothing outstanding or memorable.
Cocktails were very good and unique. Service was great.
However, the first floor was unbearably hot and humid. Although it was a very hot day, I can't understand how come a restaurant like Byblos don't have a proper AC system.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely experience, the second floor offers a cozy date night experience. The smaller couple booths may be a but snug for a taller individual a +6’1”. Most important part, the food. Was exceptional and full of flavour. Muscles were out of this world, large and cooked to perfection. Second entree was the lamb shoulder also perfect. The food is what’ll bring me back above all else.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The food in this place is exceptional. We have visited this place three times and we are always left feeling so satisfied with the quality of the food and the service. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

Having the lights dim just as you sit down to read a menu with a tiny font is not a great start. A server who cannot hide her impatience as you navigate the menu almost tanked it. Thankfully the food is worth it. Flavorful, well presented, satisfying. The lamb shoulder may make me forget my introduction to this otherwise beautiful space.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic meal! The service was excellent and the food delicious. We came here for my husband’s birthday and it was worthy of the celebration.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Good location. Easy to find.. A little noisy

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent excellent. Our server Joel was great. The fluke fish and roasted cauliflower were amazing. Fresh fresh fresh excellent salad. And the desserts!!!!!! Some of the best food we have ever eaten. Flavor explosion in every bite. A must try.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great selection, easy to sit and graze while sharing excellent dishes. The server was conscientious of our theatre time, but nothing was rushed or forced. Loved it!

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1.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Food was good but recommendations given weren’t amazing as the rice seemed over cooked. Took a long time to order. Lamb was delicious.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It was nice

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

The food was amazing. We had the Turkish dumplings, eggplant kibbeh, tah dig, duck rice, brussels and halumi and for dessert the loukoumades. Each dish was fully described as it was delivered to the table and everything was delicious.
All dishes were good value for the price charged.
I do wish they had a few wine choices at a lower price point as two 9 oz glasses cost $52.00 .
We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Loud Americans seating next to us. Requested for a table near the front in a concern but that did not happen

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This was our first but definitely not last time here. The food was amazing, the flavours, presentation was exceptional. Our waiter knew exactly what to pair with what dish and each dish was explained to us in detail.

One of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure of dining at and can’t wait to visit again!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Quite possibly the best cocktail menu I have ever tried. Love how teas are integrated into the concoctions!
Some feedback to the restaurant - love the menu. However the artichoke app is overly oily... can't taste the natural flavour with the mouthful of oil.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

great food and services, first time for me in Byblos. I had two friends from middle east and invited them to this place and they loved it. the dry chicken was great!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Everything was perfect and amazing. This was the second time we’ve come and it is one of our favs. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

How come I didn’t get my 100 points?

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

My husband loves Lebanese food so we went to Byblos. It was great food esp lamb and beef dishes he ordered. The eggplant dumplings were my favorite out of the veggie dishes we ordered.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Love Byblos

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food and service were very good. Nice variety of things to sample and share with friends. Unfortunately, their air conditioning system was not working upstairs when we were there and it made it very uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Consistently the best dining experience in downtown. Wonderful service, unique cuisine.

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Food portions for the food could be slightly larger

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4.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Great food, service and design. It was noisier than other times i've been there. I highly recommend.

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Very pleasant service and decent food. Portions were small and alcoholic beverages were very expensive. Overall value was low for the price.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Absolutely fantastic service from our server Alexandra. Extremely knowledgeable and courteous staff. Could not have been a better experience for the wife and I.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Ain’t. cheap, but if you’re interested in high end Mid-eastern food, don’t miss it.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

One of the best meals I've ever had! We were visiting Toronto for the week and picked Byblos based on all of the great reviews. It was all true. Gorgeous space and excellent service. I would come back to Toronto, just to eat here again.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I had one night in Toronto and decided to try Byblos because it was recommended by a friend and I wasn´t disappointed. Food was delicious, great music and ambiance. Service was exceptional. I don´t recall her name, but the lady who attended us was super friendly and welcoming. Will definitely recommend it and I hope to come back soon!

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

The ambiance & Service was outstanding! Enjoyed the creativity behind the menu...but found the wine on the ‘high’ side!

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Everything was fabulous and delicious. Would definitely come back

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Excellent dining experience. Enjoyed a special family celebration. Food was top notch. Service excellent. Would highly recommend to friends.

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4.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Great little place, we loved the vibe and the food was delicious; everything had so much flavour. Our server, Rachel was amazing. The sweetest girl ever.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

The food was amazing. Every dish was prepared so well and wasn’t overly salty. I would definitely call it tapas comfort food at its finest. I loved the ambiance. It was quiet and so nice! Highly recommend - every dish was exquisite.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

First time at this location, although I have been to the Miami location previously. My guest had another meeting immediately following, and they did a terrific job of accommodating our compressed schedule on a very busy evening. Wait staff suggestions were bang on. My guest loved her cocktail (the Geographer I think it was called) which was very unique and lovely. Loved the Roasted beets with yogurt, Branzino and the Rice with Truffles!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Went to celebrate my graduation. Loved "the geographer" cocktail! I'm vegetarian and was able to find lots of delicious plates including the fig salad and the sweet jeweled rice. All of the servers were gracious and explained each dish as they set it down. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

The food was amazing and service very friendly

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

The relaxed ambience and excellent service, Roasted lamb shoulder very tender and delicious
- the best dish we had, have been here before and will return when back in Toronto

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