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Byblos Restaurant - Boston

4.7
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
  • Live Music
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(781) 762-8998
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Catering

Byblos offers full catering services at offsite locations in addition to our in house function room. Our staff is more than willing to work with you to set up a catering event that works best for you. Byblos offers creative and beautifully presented food along with our thoughtful service and planning. Our experience ranges from large weddings to intimate private parties. From a simple food drop-off service to a fully staffed, all inclusive event, we pride ourselves on client satisfaction.

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Neighborhood
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Parking details
There is plenty of street parking and private parking for Byblos patrons behind the building.
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Public transit
Commuter Rail: Norwood Central Train Station on the Franklin Forge Park Line
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Entertainment
Live music (Arabic, Greek, Armenian), live Belly Dancing
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Special events & promotions
Join us for our annual New Year's Eve Bash at Byblos. 3 course gourmet Lebanese dinner, mezza, and champagne with musical guest George Maalouf! $125 per ticket. Buy your tickets today at 781-762 8998.
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Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 503 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.6
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic as always! The food was great, and the live music and amazing bell dancer were a treat indeed.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food is amazing! Always leave with a very full belly and leftovers.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Love it !!!
Try it you’ll love too!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Outstanding service and delicious large portion dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This place is a local treasure, food prepared as if you were in the Middle East. Service as if you were in someone’s home.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We went there with family to celebrate early for Easter. The food the service was all excellent and attentive. There were 7 of us and no complaints from anyone. The rice pilaf is by far the best I've ever had! The hummus, babganoush etc, all fresh and delicious, never disappoints and will go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great place. The food is always fabulous.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Was so glad we found this. Dinner was great, especially the salads and stuffed grape leaves and other appetizers. We ordered the Mezza for 4 people which was great and we got a good selection of food. One person in our group had a nut allergy and they were extra cautious and accommodated his dietary needs. When in Norwood I would definitely go back here. It was a plus that there was live music with people dancing and a belly dancer who circulated around the floor. We met friends who we hadn't seen in awhile and we were glad to not be rushed during dinner (I might not recommend if you want to eat quickly).

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Always consistently fine -- Lebanese food, and service. Extensive menu -- so difficult to choose. White tablecloth, fresh flowers. Not so cozy in furnishing or scale but once the live, authentic music starts on weekends about 8:30 p.m.... things warm up! For those who want to be able to HEAR each other and enjoy a conversation, the noise-level here is subdued (until music starts). Waitstaff is seasoned and professional. We have never been disappointed and know it will be a pleasant dining experience when inviting friends. And leftovers, always......

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food was excellent as usual. I was disappointed as I called about the kids menu was told that the kids could order Kabobs and they would get a smaller portion, so we did that and they stuck me with the price of an adult meal for a 7 year old. That felt like a bait and switch to me.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I LOVE this place!!!
After living near Norwood and having driven by for years, I went on the recommendation of a friend.
This place is a hidden gem!

Outstanding service, ambiance, and real authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.

The falafel is to die for!!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Hands down the best Lebanese food ever. I love this place! The lentil soup is delicious, just like my grandfather used to make. And the Byblos sampler gives you a taste of several different apps, so worth it!!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Lively spot, the belly dancer was fun. Food though was very disappointing. It was much better last year.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We have dined at Byblos many times over the years, and have always been delighted. The hummus is the best anywhere, the kabobs sublime.

This was the first time we’d taken our celiac niece and her nut-allergic son. I called beforehand to confirm it was safe. It was. Both dined very happily indeed. The pita was not a possible conveyance for the pita for our niece, but the requested cucumber slices made a good substitute.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Love this place. The food never disappoints. Great meal.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Have been to Byblos many times over the years, and this visit was quite lovely. The food is always good, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the entertainment is good for the occasional take. Because the menu is pretty similar in style, it's not a place I enjoy going to more than once in a while. There are plenty of choices, but for me, the kebabs and the appetizers are my
"go to" and would be boring for me if I went frequently.
We had a very nice bottle of French pinot noir wine, too.
All our guest, including vegetarian and vegan had several choices, which is nice.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Hadn't been there in awhile and clearly I had forgotten how good it was! Went for Valentine's day (with my Mother-In-Law) and were quickly graciously greeted by what seemed like the owner. Quiet, classic old school atmosphere perfect for conversation. Decorations for the holiday and get this - the owner came around and presented red carnations to all the women. Good apps (can't miss with the grilled halloumi cheese), generous portions of delicious entrees that feel authentic and cooked with pride. Dessert never stood a chance. Saw a few families feasting on sampler and family style meals. A great choice and I'll be back.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food. Best Lebanese food in the area.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Most authentic Lebanese food around. Clean and excellent choices as well as friendly service

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Byblos is a great hidden gem in downtown Norwood.
I never would have thought to go in there, had it not been on OpenTable.

I've driven by it a hundred times and never thought about going in.

So glad I did!
Outstanding food, service, and ambience!

Had the stuffed cabbage rolls, hummus, and falafel. Soooo good!

Definitely going back again for more!!!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible food, great atmosphere, a hidden gem for sure!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was excellent. Wonderful tastes and cooked perfectly. Thank you.

There was a large party in the main room, but the host sat us in as comfortable a place as possible.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

A great find and my wife and I are excited about bring our friends to Byblos! We live in Cambridge, so Norwood is a hike and someplace we never think of hitting - but we were at an outlet store on Route 1 nearby. As the outlet closed, I was on Yelp looking for nearby dinner choices - and something nice to continue our 30th wedding anniversary celebrations. Lots of places close at 9:30, but Byblos is open until 11, and it said there was a chance they'd have live music. Boy, did they!

If you are into Mediterranean food, this place is the real deal. Beautiful decor representing Phoenicean art and culture. There were two spacious halls adjoined by 3 - 4 double door archways; one held a small dias with a musician playing regional music non-stop, including obviously some favorites by those in-the-know! White tablecloths and red linen napkins set the tone.

We had the Byblos platter which had a typical assortment of hummus, babaganoosh, cheese filled filo, and meat pie appetizers. We also shared the special spiced eggplant dish with rice. For two people, this was an enormous amount of food - we took home enough for a third person. ALL of it was amazingly spiced and delicious. The capstone however was the fresh made falafels on the Byblos platter - we actually stopped the waiter to praise them! I have never had falafel so light, and moist!! Wonderful.
Norwood is now on our map!

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Fun Lebanese restaurant. Live Music and Belly-Dancing. Food is fresh and authentic. Ownership is very attentive and charming.

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Byblos is a good restaurant for ethnic food. Belly dancing at night. The restaurant is large and can handle large crowds. Food is freah with nice size portions.

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5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

We get to this restaurant every few months. Authentic Lebanese menu. We generally let them fill the table with different dishes. The tabbouleh and fatoush were great this time, not to say everything else wan't good as well. Good, knowledgeable wait staff.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Byblos was our introduction to the cuisine of Lebanon. Though the menu has many offerings which can be found in Greek Restaurants, the spice profile has more depth and much more robust. The best value in Byblos is the family platter for 2. My wife and I love the #2 platter. The portions are huge and we always have plenty to take with us. Maurice is a great host and will stop by each each table to make sure everything is perfect. It is a nice touch and makes you feel like you are a guest in someone's home. Don't be afraid to try the Lebanese wines as they compliment the grilled meats very well.

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was really good and the service was good except for the drinks. We were served warm prosecco and were not offered the cocktail list until we asked for it. The cocktails were excellent but should have been offered when we first sat down. The entertainment was cancelled perhaps due to the weather but we were not told this ahead of time. They did allow us to dance in the room next door so we made our own entertainment which was fun!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The food was so fresh and delicious. My entire family enjoyed their dinner. :)

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Excellent service and good food choices. Lunchtime is rather quiet but prefer that to an overly noisy venue.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Our first visit. Easy parking. Nice dining room with live entertainment that didn't interfere with our ability to have a conversation. We ordered Family Platter #2, which brought nice starters, a great salad, and a wonderful array of protein over rice. Our waiter was attentive/helpful without hovering.
*We _will_ be back for more*

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Always a good meal at Byblos. Food is very consistent and that's why we go there.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Byblos never disappoints. The food is always delicious especially the kabob and salads. The portions are also very generous. There is live music and entertainment with belly dancers which make it a memorable uncommon experience even for people who are not from Lebanon or the Middle East.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Terrible service. We have been here many times before and asked to be near the dancer, but we were given the worst table in another room behind a pillar. Then they had a private party that took over the room and made it took loud to speak to each other at the table. The last straw? We were given the check without asking or being offered dessert. We won’t be back.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been going to Byblos for years and have always found the food, service and atmosphere very much to our liking. On this occasion however there was a function in the room adjacent to the dining room, with unbearable loud music. It was impossible for us to have any conversation with our friends who we have not seen for quite a long time. There are doors between the dining room and function area that could have been closed, but it seems that there was an overflow in the function area and some tables in the dining room actually belong to the party so The doors could not be closed.

The food was good as always and the service was good. The only complaint was the noise level.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Me & my husband went to Byblos for a date night. The ambience and food was amazing. The staff was very friendly. We also got to attend some live music. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Another outstanding experience here. They do everything right, from the excellent, authentic food to the great service. Can't wait to return

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

While walking around Norwood Center this past Saturday, we were in search of a new and interesting spot to try.
Byblos met our expectations and then some!

Who knew that such a beautiful restaurant was nestled in Norwood Center with such authentic Middle Eastern food?

We shared the hummus, falafel, lentil soup, and a chicken special.
All were AMAZING!!!
Wish I brought more friends so that I could have ordered more dishes!

Definitely will be back for more.

The server, Uri was phenomenal and very professional and knowledgeable of the menu he was selling. Such a treat these days to find such great service!

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2017

Terrific food. Well presented. Really tasty, and filling. Yum.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Had a wonderful experience. If you're looking for something different than your typical American, Italian, or Chinese restaurant, this is the place to go. Very good Mediterranean food! Went on a very quiet night.

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