Byblos Restaurant - Boston

4.7
733 Reviews
$30 and under
Lebanese

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Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 733 people are saying
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MikeK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Lebanese fare cooked to perfection! Outstanding customer service! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and exceptionally delicious food.

KD
KevinD93
New England
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our sister visiting and we had another wonderful meal at Byblos!

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ROFE
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Lebanese food.

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Damien
New England
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

PB
PaulineB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitstaff at Byblos was outstanding!!! They had several large parties; including mine and a huge party. Everything came out from the kitchen in a timely manner. Food was hot and delicious.

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vipDave
New England
40 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants around. The food is excellent, as is the service. The attention to detail to ensure a great customer experience is noticeable. I highly recommend Byblos.

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LynM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was with a bit of trepidation that I made the reservation for 2 to celebrate my husband's birthday at Byblos in Norwood. I already knew that I loved the food there, but I was less certain about suggesting a place to which my husband had never been. All my fears were allayed even before the food arrived since our waiter, Khaled, could not have been more personable and helpful.
And then came the food! My husband had ordered the lamb chops since it's something I seldom cook and he loves them. According to him, he has never had better and he can't wait to go back.
I've already overheard him recommending the restaurant to our daughters and his sister.

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StevenN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in service and food. When I want true Middle Eastern food, Byblos is the only restaurant.

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vipsteveb
New England
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have frequented this establishment several times and always found the food to be fresh and delicious, but this is not about the food but about the service. I had ordered a gin martini which was served, however the taste was poor and the olives were mushy with no flavor. I really don’t like sending orders back but could not drink it and it was replaced with a glass of wine. Sometime later the manager came up to me with a stick full of olives and asked me to try. Delicious and very different from what was in my martini. He later had a fresh martini made for me and did not charge for the replacement glass of wine. I was appreciative that he took the time to correct this. Other restaurants might not think twice about this. The evening went on with excellent Lebanese food and we will definitely be returning. Thank you Byblos. Real pros.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant Food is absolutely delicious every time
Service is impeccable

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Niceplace
New England
28 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! Authentic arabic food!

MA
MikeA
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. The food was delicious. The server was great and had a great personality. He allowed for a great experience.

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vishalJ
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and flavorful and so was the service! Highly recommend this place!!

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LizzyT
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as usual was delicious. ! It was a beautiful evening so we sat outside.

KD
KevinD93
New England
52 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had not been to Byblos in over 2 years and as always, had a great experience.

JG
JimmyG
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went for dinner. Plenty of outside dining but it was a little too cool so we ate inside. The dining area split into two areas so that we were not crowded. We shared appetizers and separate meals. The food was fresh, well prepared and tasty. The portions were large and we all had to take "doggy bags" home. Service was attentive. We haven't eaten there in several years and we intend to eat there more often to try the other menu items.

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LizzyT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our Waitress was wonderful.

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vipigetto
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a very good experience. The appetizers and entrees were exceptional. The staff was attentive and accommodating. We look forward to going back.

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Juan
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and always great tasting food!

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vipDave
New England
40 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is outstanding and the service is too. Serving sizes are large snd everything is made from scratch.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. Everything was super good and I think the prices definitely match the value of the food.

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Even short staffed Byblos is the best restaurant in the Norwood area. The food is always fantastic.

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vipDebS
New England
54 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We have been dining at Byblos for many years. Their food is authentic and delicious. As it was on this evening.

This review is completed related to the kitchen timing. Our waitress was wonderful, but the food preparation from the kitchen was extremely slow. While I understand that the restaurant business has been one of the most hard hit during the pandemic customers should be told before being seating that the kitchen is understaffed. Otherwise, they should not seat as many guests.

By the time some of our food arrived we were not hungry any longer. I hope that customers do not take this out on the servers, as they were working very hard.

We will be back and I hope employees are back soon too!

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anonymous
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious food and service!

We opted to dine outside which was a mixed experience. The weather was perfect but i was harassed by some falling leaves and little bugs kept trying to enjoy my cocktail. Nothing the staff had control over! (If you dine outside try to avoid sitting under a tree in the fall!) It's always been a pleasure to dine inside.

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PhilipS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.
Outstanding food.
Great wait staff.
The owner (Maurice) is terrific.

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Jason
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and cocktails were EXCEPTIONAL! I was a little apprehensive when we initially walked in as we were one of only 3 tables that were dining. Very shortly after we sat down, the restaurant got extremely busy. This did not take away from the experience we had as the service continued to be great. We will definitely be dining here again, and we will highly recommend it to those we know. Thank you for a delicious evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time and we are still amazed how this place is special.
Our server Valeria made all the difference as well, explaining all the dishes and made us feel comfortable on our choice.
Healthy and delicious food, can’t thank everyone enough.
Can’t wait to go back with friends.
Five stars, no doubt.

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Chocolatechipgirl
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very relaxed outside dining on a vey wide side walk on real furniture and while line table cloths. Did a wide variety of apps rather than a single entree. All were excellent. And, a bonus plenty of fresh pita bread to scoop up the delicious apps. Planning on going back again.

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Kristina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancé and family had a great dinner celebrating my birthday. The food was delicious, and the service was exceptional. Thank you, Khaled! We ordered the Mezzah for 6, and I could not pick out my favorite dish because everything was superb. This restaurant has been a favorite of ours for years. Thank you for another great celebration:)

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vipDave
New England
40 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service, Location are outstanding. Owners space out guests and staff wear masks. Don't forget to ask about the daily specials, they are very good. Everything is hand made and is fabulous. I highly recommend eating at Byblos.

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kenn
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waitress was poorly trained and inattentive

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked restaurant for dinner on 8/27/21. Google showed restaurant was open that day and I linked to Open Table to reserve. Received confirmation email and was also asked to confirm by text. When we arrived at Byblos, there was a sign on the door that they were closed for vacation! Technology is great except when the data is not maintained. Luckily we ended up having a nice dinner at a nearby restaurant.

I love dining at Byblos and have been several times. Submitting this review was the only way I could find to report this significant problem with reservations process. I hope Byblos and Open Table can implement changes to not allow reservations during restaurant vacation. Thank you.

PS - I am not writing this review for it to be published.

SM
vipSuzanneM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, fabulous food and very good food. We have been going to Byblos for years and they never disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
56 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; a neighborhood gem.

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Rapha
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food at Byblos is excellent! We opted to sit outside, which was great. There was some street noise, but that was ok. The wait staff was a little slow but the owners were very attentive and checked in frequently. Did I say the food is excellent?! We had the sampler - my faves were the amazing felafel with tehini and a fattoush salad. And the veggie kibbee. This is a must-try restaurant. Also great for takeout, which we've done a few times.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

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vipWWveggie
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a table outdoors on the sidewalk - very pleasant. Food was great. Fully enjoyed trying the Lebanese dishes and wine. Fun evening

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Gibeda
New England
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and Service3 were excellent; my wife and I have eaten there numerous times over the years and have always enjoyed the dining experiences. Ate outside on a beautiful warm summer eve to complement the great food.

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NeelamL
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Interesting first time experience, different foods, very friendly staff, but short staffed. Took long time for order to arrive. Very busy Friday night.

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Byblos Restaurant - Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 762-8998.

Byblos Restaurant - Boston is rated 4.7 stars by 733 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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