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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.

678 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Lebanese, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:30pm - 8:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 762-8998

Website:
http://www.byblosrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live music (Arabic, Greek, Armenian), live Belly Dancing

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.

Parking Details:
There is plenty of street parking and private parking for Byblos patrons behind the building.

Public Transit:
Commuter Rail: Norwood Central Train Station on the Franklin Forge Park Line

Additional:
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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (10)
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Creative Cuisine (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Healthy (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Casual (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Live Music, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 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.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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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vip
 (New England)·Dined 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!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We liked everything about Byblos, the food was delicious, the service very attentive and the prices very reasonable. I recommend the sampler dinner for 2, that way you can enjoy a variety of authentic foods.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Meh. I've had better. A bit pricey for what they served. Service was mediocre....had to ask several times for water, waiter charged us for things we did not order. Not in any rush to go back

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great food , great service!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Nice local option with flavorful dishes and very large portions (enough for two meals). Solid service.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Gem on busy street buried amongst many meh restaurants. Take the drive and find parking. Food sensational, choices plentiful. Service slow. Front of the house even checked on us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Have been going to Byblos for years. Food and service is outstanding. The owner is super nice and says hello to everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My wife and I have been going to byblos for years and are never disappointed. If you like Lebanese cooking,you will love this place.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and love this restaurant!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

I have eaten at Byblos for years. The owner and wait staff couldn't be nicer. I have traveled widely, and they make the best falafel I have ever eaten. The fatoush salad is special.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Excellent food, live music, good service. We will be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Live Music, Healthy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Always a wonderful experience Maurice and his staff make having a family gathering here a pleasure

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Consistently excellent food, service, value. Every meal feels like it was specially prepared for just you. Extremely fresh ingredients. No better place for Lebanese food in New
England.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Food at Byblos was very good. Service was not. We were greeted and told the specials. My wife ordered her entree and were told it was out and we were the second table that tried to order it but were told it was out of stock. That should have been told along with the specials if that's the case. The wine list was notable in its education about and interesting selection of Lebanese wines. We ordered the most expensive Lebanese rose (from Chateau Musar - a notable producer) and were told it's the best one, but it was from the 2014 vintage and was far past its prime, falling flat. The restaurant has all the makings of greatness with a compelling menu, but really needs to re-focus on service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2017

What an incredible meal! We chose to do the pre-fix menu which had 3 packed courses with lots of variety and flavor! The hummus and babganoush was OUTSTANDING and the meat kabobs had the perfect seasoning. It truly was authentic! Not only was the food fantastic, but the entertainment was so fun! You could tell the people who work there love what they do! I definitely recommend this spot!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, People Watching, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Service was very slow and noise level very high as there was a function going on in the same room.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

some food was good, others were not. inconsistent. the baklava and organic mint tea, were the worst tasting things I have ever had in like items. The fattoush salad dressing was so pungent, it burnt my tongue. tasted no mint in it at all, strictly parsley. the restaurant was getting ready to close for a few days, so maybe that is why the food was so inconsistent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Great service, good food, enjoyed the Lebanese food, brought me back to my childhood days at Sithoos. Going back on a Friday night for the belly dancer!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We celebrated Father's Day here with three generations. As always the service was impeccable and the food was absolutely delicious. We've eaten here many times in the past and always enjoy a return visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We don't go more than a few times a year, but we love it. The food is amazing; you will never have better hummus anywhere. The beef and chicken kebabs are our favorites. The rice is superb, but so are the fries. We like to share.

Go, eat, enjoy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Maurice and his family/staff always do the best job. The food is top notch. You will never leave hungry. What's more, I always feel sincerely appreciated every time I dine here. These people work very hard to give you the best experience you can ask for.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Live Music, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Byblos is a rare combination of great, authentic food and friendly, professional service. Not many places deliver on both consistently. Have been there twice in the last 2 months and will be back soon. Go!

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Marvelous food, great atmosphere, congenial atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Never disappoints! If you are looking for delicious authentic Lebanese food, you definitely need to try this place! Service is great, food is beyond delicious, and there are options for everyone. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My husband and I took my mother here for Mother's Day. They had a prefix menu that included several courses and tons of food. Apps included: olives & pickled veggies, hummus, babaganoush, tabouli, spinach pockets, phyllo fried cheese rolls, kibbeh. We had the mixed grill of steak, chicken, kofte, grilled veggies over rice and a Lebanese dish of chicken with nuts over rice. Dessert was phyllo dough with a baked sweet cheese. Everything was fresh, flavorful and very well prepared. It was absolutely delicious. Very friendly service as well!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent as always. We had the mezza. On Saturday nights there is live music and a belly dancer. Lots of fun.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We were seated in a quieter area away from the band, at our request, and were happily able to hear each other. The food was really delicious - there is something very special going on with the falafel and kibbeh at this place. Main dishes were also good, and though we were by this point incredibly fully, we managed to wedge in some very good dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Food was amazing and our server was very attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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