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About Byblos Restaurant - Boston
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.
Norwood, MA 02062
Lebanese, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Live music (Arabic, Greek, Armenian), live Belly Dancing
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.
There is plenty of street parking and private parking for Byblos patrons behind the building.
Commuter Rail: Norwood Central Train Station on the Franklin Forge Park Line
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Byblos Restaurant - Boston Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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!
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*
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.
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.
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.
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!
This was my third visit to Byblos and, as in the past, the food was extraordinary, the service was superb, and the ambience relaxing. It is a lovely restaurant that I can highly recommend for any occasion. I am relatively close by, but it's worth the drive no matter what the distance for you.
I took my family here for my dad's birthday, and the food was exceptional, and very well priced. I live in Boston and thought the space itself felt dated- and there was barely anyone there when we arrived at 6pm. By 7pm, the very large restaurant was totally packed- every table was taken- and there was live music and dancing. What a fun, unexpected evening!
The portions were very large, and the food was fabulous. You can tell everything is home made, from the Hummus to the Babaganoush- it all tastes so fresh. I will definitely be coming back here and highly recommend it!
Excellent food, but... other diners and we were left in the waiting area an uncomfortable amount of time. Then, some tables were empty on Saturday night, but the service was SO SLOW. The server was nice, but we got our entrees an hour and a half after being seated! I wasn't even hungry anymore.
The restaurant was very busy because it was Saturday night and so service was slow. The quality of food and the fun cultural atmosphere made the time go by quickly, however. The band, playing Lebanese Music, was excellent and made an enjoyable atmosphere. The Owner, aware of the delay, was prompt in responding and extremely gracious. How a restaurant reacts to problems can tell you a lot about the quality of a restaurant... and what we learned was that Byblos is high quality.
again... The food was just outstanding.
Our family loves Byblos! We come here for special occasions or just when we feel like having a nice leisurely meal. The food comes promptly but we enjoy lingering over it. The flavors are well balanced and authentic. My mother has brought her Lebanese relatives here and they were amazed at how the flavors duplicated their own mothers' cooking from many years ago.
Lebanese food is very accessible and healthy--most people will enjoy the grilled meats and vegetables and the fresh salads. Byblos has a great variety of dishes to choose from. If you don't have your heart set on one particular dish, consider ordering one of the assortments or family platters. Servings are generous and we always enjoy the leftovers!
The people who own and run the restaurant are lovely and welcoming. I highly recommend a visit or a return visit.
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