Bar Sybanne

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Bar Sybanne is a fresh and exciting Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean/Moroccan inspired restaurant, nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Ossington Village. Sybanne combines modern design, a passion for food and a love of hospitality to create an experience that is warm, lively and memorable. Serving sharable plates, handcrafted cocktails, Bar Sybanne is a perfect place to host, celebrate, relax and enjoy!

Brunch AKA Sunday Service, is DJ'ed brunch party. The DJ begins at 12pm. Drinks and food are served from 11 until 4pm. You are encouraged to dance the day away.

We require credit cards in order to hold tables. Inconsiderate actions could result in a $40 per person empty-seat fee/no show fee.

Allergy: We use a variety of nuts and seeds in our dishes. Guests with severe nut & sesame seed allergies be advised that we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination.

Thank you, we look forward to hosting you!
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MP
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Bar Sybanne a few times for dinner and drinks and it is always a lot of fun. Food is tasty, fresh, and well-portioned for sharing.

I was in to host some travel bloggers from London and they staff was very accommodating and kind. Food was well presented and very tasty. Cocktails and wine list are also a stand-out. A great spot to visit on the Ossington Strip.

CP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Bad service and the food was not very good at all. The portions were huge - definitely not ideal for sharing among 2 people.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delcious cuisine. Different and better than other middle eastern restaurants!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The food is excellent. I’ve had great service before but unfortunately not tonight. It was a disappointing visit.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was laughably horrid. Food was very good.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The price point is a little high for the quantity of food that is served. It takes a bit of time for each dish to come - so if you are in a hurry this might not be a place to go. The ambience is gorgeous in this place.

c
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am SO happy to have discovered this little restaurant and bar. The food is incredible. I've been twice in two weeks and want to come back to try everything on the menu. Top favourites: braised short ribs (best in the city), hummus (so full of flavor), saffron rice and halva bread pudding. The brussel sprout salad is unique and the mushroom dish is good too but a bit heavy. Fantastic cocktails and lovely ambiance with Moroccan inspiration. The staff are super friendly and prices are food for the quality and quantity of the food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Every dish delicious. We couldn’t finish it. Service was lovely.. they really took care of us!! Would definitely recommend and go back!

OM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great!!! Will definitely come back!

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Brussels!!! ❤️❤️

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We would have preferred to have lingered longer over our meal. All courses were served very quickly and we were in out our within one hour and fifteen minutes . Having said that every dish was delicious and the server was lovely just the whole experienced was too rushed.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place with delicious food. Family friendly and staff members were delightful.

m
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Hi actully tQhe worker are awfull we arrived resturant 10:30 and before i arrived i call and ask ww can stay there for drink she said yes and after 12 am she came and take all glass and bring for mr my check she was really impolite and made us surprise

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Honestly the only thing I did not like was the draconian approach to reservations. Using your credit card, and a $40 cost per person for adjustments within 24 hours? Seriously? Who is the customer?

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience2

So hot inside restaurant impossible to enjoy!
Better to go in winter

AJ
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great clean middle-eastern dished with a modern twist. flavors are out of this work. I highly recommend the steak Tartar; the best!

AR
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fun evening ... great place to share food in a relaxed environment.

NS
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Conveniently located perfect for small group. Menu items are very tasty but portions may be small for groups. Service was very good and servers very attentive.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We got there knowing that there was an opening at the bar on the open table app so we asked for a bar seat and the host said “everything is booked” and it will be an hour and a half wait..but we looked around and saw so many open seats. We then stepped outside and booked two seats at the bar on OpenTable app and then showed him. He then told us that he’s booked up again but thought about how this looks and then told us that he will “squeeze us in”. It was so weird.
Anyways- the food was great- we loved the chicken tagine, the friend brussels and the ottoman salad. The mushrooms were a bit salty and just okay in comparison. Overall great experience minus the host treating us sort of strange.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. The food was delicious and although we wish the portion sizes were a bit bigger, we had a lovely time at Bar Sybanne!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister was visiting from Portland, OR and we wanted to give her an excellent Toronto restaurant experience. This was it! The food was excellent, as always. My partner and I are vegan, and they had plenty of vegan options. Every member of the staff is so welcoming and friendly. The ambience is warm, and the lighting is perfect. What made took it over the top was the music they were playing. It was what you would hear from the best international DJs. The entire evening at Bar Sybanne was perfection!

AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generously portioned small plates. Unique selection of beers. Have to save room for dessert next time

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good but not happy we were forced to sit right next to the kitchen when many other tables were empty.

H
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an amazing time at Bar Sybanne. The best steak tartar, delish brussel leaves, and such tasty eggplant dip. Service is always friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is cozy/lively. The chef has clearly put his soul into the menu, and it was really nice to meet him at the end of our meal. Would stop by here over any of the other options next door.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and vibe! Can’t wait to return to try the rest of the menu

SH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the drinks were excellent. The deep fried Brussel leaves were to die for!

JP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superlative service ambiance and delicacies .. the mushrooms are luscious and paired beautifully with the Israeli herb salad ... our party of three sampled 7 dishes and all were amazing ...Howard the chef/owner was charming and delightful as was Sam at the bar ... highly recommend the Bar Sybanne experience

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bar Sybanne. Our server that evening was extremely attentive and aware of when our dishes were coming out and ensured that everything was to our liking. Great options for vegetarians and meatlovers alike!

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful experience at Bar Sybanne. The food and service continues to be outstanding. A reliable choice for a perfect night out.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and great, inventive food. Definitely not a typical middle-eastern restaurant; more “middle-east inspired”.

My favorite combination is the saffron rice + chicken tagine. Also great are the fried brussel leaves. And we kept ordering more of the Turkish flatbread, even after the hummus and eggplant dips were long gone... (BTW, the roasted eggplant is sweet and delicious — NOT baba ganoush, but its own great recipe.)

BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there, food was really good, cocktails were really interesting staff are professional and have good suggestions

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dark and quiet

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently serving amazing food! Thanks to the team at B.S! :)

T
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really wonderful NYE celebration!! Love the share menu and the cocktails were amazing! Looking forward to eating more this 2019.

LS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the New Years Eve prefix menu, the wine, the service and the ambience. The food was fantastic!

SD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time at the restaurant, decided to let the waiter make all the selections.

He made very tasty choices however we had way too much food. We probably should have let the waiter know we did not want to totally stuff ourselves, we left 3 dishes unfinished. We needed to walk around the block to help our digestion.

Highlights - everything was delicious, though the tartar stood out. The Brussels Sprouts were also fantastic.

Service was very attentive.

BC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Better every time I go. The staff is thoughtful and accommodating.

s
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Having just visited Morocco we 4 were anxious for a follow up Moroccan meal. The lead in hummus/tahini was quite tasteless. The food was served as it was ready, so a dish of brocollini sat alone on the table for a few minutes until it was joined by another dish, then everything else came out. The basmati rice tasted quite awful, as if it had been boiled with plastic. That said, the fried Brussel leaves with figs and almonds were delightful! When we asked for another serving spoon (we had 8 dishes on the table) the response was "what, 4 spoons aren't enough?". If this is typical Ossington, we won't bother returning to the area, there are enough new great restaurants east of Yonge!!