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Byblos - NYC

80 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem

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Byblos in NYC is a family owned and operated restaurant serving authentic Lebanese cuisine since 1990. It has numerous reviews in publications like the Examiner, Times Square Chronicles and The Gotham Palate. This restaurant offers a variety of seafood and vegetarian dishes that are made using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Every Saturday night guests can enjoy live music and entertainment that showcases traditional Lebanese belly dancing.

Start off a meal at Byblos with classic appetizers, including falafel, vegetarian grape leaves and meat or spinach pies. Charcoal grilled meats like shish kebab, taouk and kafta will entice the taste buds. Byblos offers chef specials, which include dishes like stewed okra, stuffed lamb breast and baked kibbee. Catering for private parties and more is also available.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
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Phone number
(212) 687-0808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private Dining is available upon request. Please contact us at 212-687-0808 to setup a private party.
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Private party contact
Sabeh Kachouh: (212) 687-0808
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Let us cater your next event. No party is too big or too small. Contact us to customize your menu.
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Cross street
28th street
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Join us every Friday and Saturday night for live music and entertainment. Our one man show Nadim lights up the night with all the latest hits from Lebanon as well as many classic ones. The night is also topped off with a beautiful belly dancing show. A perfect way to celebrate a special occasion or just a night out in NYC!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIJustWantToEat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 25, 2015

You may think that Byblos is a Greek restaurant, but it is in fact Lebanese, taking its name from a city in Lebanon that is a popular tourist destination. This place, opened in the Flatiron district in 2012 by Executive Chef Sabeh and his wife Sonia Kachouh is an offshoot of their original restaurant opened in 1990 in Murray Hill, but unfortunately ...

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viptravelann (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

If you like Lebanese (Middle Eastern) food, this is definitely the place to go! A long-time favorite, relocated after a fire in the old location, this restaurant is lovely and the owner is frequently present to oversee the operation. He takes great pride in his restaurant and offers the very best in quality and quantity. Our group of six enjoyed a variety of items, all of which were outstanding. And on some nights there's entertainment to add to the allure.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Service was beyond expectation. They were so kind and nice. The entire restaurant sang happy birthday to me. I wish the belly dancer was on time, unfortunately we couldn't wait for her. Over all a great night.

tikki457 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

wanted a fun and different place to take friends who like ethnic food. I love middle eastern too and researched on open table. looked great and booked but was nervous, feeling responsible for the choice if it wasn't good. it wasn't good - it was GREAT! from the minute we walked in until we left 3 (!) hours later. the staff was welcoming, attentive and helpful with the menu. we took his suggestion and did the family style meal which exceeding anything we expected and was abundant and delicious. music was good. belly dancing fun. overall great place for a delicious and different evening.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 7, 2014

My wife and I discovered the joys of Lebanese and Middle Eastern food on visits to London and have been searching for a similar experience in NYC. Byblos is the best so far. Food is tasty, modestly priced and it is a great restaurant to come with a group. Their grill turns out uniformly tasty chicken, lamb and kebabs. Inexpensive Lebanese wines and great fresh mezzes make this a great place to enjoy a fun dinner with friends.

Weluv2goeat (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2014

Took my family of 7 for lunch on a Sunday and everyone enjoyed! Great taste, reasonable prices! Recommend it!! All the salads were yummy and perfect to share. The whole fish, Bronzino was delicious!!! Friendly staff.

Businessontheroad (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2014

Last minute reservation that turned into a keeper! Great service and really really good appetizers! Could fill up just doing a "tapas" thing.

Bill476 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2014

Took a business colleague from London and our wives. Food was quite good....simple, tasty grilled meets. Family run and very warm atmosphere. Quiet and spacious, so great for business meetings and conversation.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2014

We were seated promptly upon arrival. Food is top-notch. Service was extremely hospitable. We were greeted by the owner. Appetizers were great, ranging from the spinach pie to hummus, falafel and fava beans. We like the freshness of the seafood and mixed grill. Portions are generous; come hungry! Overall, consistent and a great third visit to the restaurant. The restaurant was spacious, well-lit and inviting.

MidtownFoodie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

Byblos was recommended to me by my friend who is Lebanese who said that Byblos is the best Lebanese restaurant in NYC. I agree.

We ordered the hummus with pine nuts, the Lebanese sausage appetizer, the mixed grill entree and the grilled branzino, all of which was delish, especially the branzino. We also ordered a bottle of Lebanese wine which was fantastic.

Byblos is best for large groups. They easily accommodated a birthday party for 50 people while we were there + several other groups of 5-8 people. In fact, we were the only table of 2.

It's not a particularly beautiful restaurant and it doesn't have much ambiance, but the excellent service, great food and live music make it a fun dining experience. Our entire bill was $150. Not bad

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2013

Went as a party of six, many restaurants in the area had only after 8pm dinner on a Saturday evening, but Byblos came through! Outstanding service from the initial greeting to the two waiters who served our party. We were new to Lebanese cuisine, but the waiter recommended the price fixed dinner which included a large appetizer sampler, our individual choice of main course, plus Lebanese dessert and coffee. We definitely will return when in the New York City area, and I highly recommend Byblos to friends and anyone!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2013

Great authentic Lebanese food.
We love it.
Staff really helpful .
Our go to place for real Lebanese food!
Ps :family from Lebanon!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 28, 2013

- Making reservations was easy
- Service was excellent
- Appetizers were wonderful
- Food was very good with the exeption of the lamb, which was dry
- Very happy that Byblos is back in the area....often enjoyed lunch at the original venue, before the fire
- Dining room is lovely and spacious, good for groups as well as two people

srose (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2013

I needed a last minute restaurant for dinner after work with family. We all like to try different kinds of food, and we are no strangers to Mediterranea/Lebanese dishes. Everything was superb! The appetizer list was fantastic, and if you like to try a little bit of everything, Byblos is great to order a bunch of different appetizers or bakery items to share. Between four of us, we shared the garlic dip, falafel, meat pie, spinach pie, cheese pie, chopped salad, hummus, and chicken kebobs--all were incredible! The waitress also kept bringing me extra tahini, because I said I loved it so much. Highly recommended!

MedFoodCritic (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2013

If you love Lebanese food you will love this restaurant. The spices are perfect and the food unbeatable. The squash in yogurt sauce is my favorite. We had an early dinner and the restuarant was not too busy.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2013

I had an early dinner (7pm) on saturday with my wife and the restaurant was quite empty. Service was quick and nice and the same was food. They have a good wine list at decent prices. While we were leaving a big Group of lebanes came in for a family gathering. I guess this a good sign of the restuarnt being a real lebanes one. Overall, I would go back again.

Hala (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2013

Great atmosphere and friendly party & lively music. If you appreciate middle eastern music and dance you will love it. Very nice family style, but lots of fun.

poops (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2013

Group of 3 gals. Had wonderful evening. Excellent drinks at the bar, great service at the table, wonderful music , wonderful dancer, friendly patrons. Everyone got up to dance Lebonese belly dancing. Good food. Fun evening. Will go again.

EZandFun2 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2013

First time there, would go back. Food and service were great. Genuine Lebanese cuisine with no excuses needed. Decor, ambiance, service and overall experience was superb. A great find for NYC. Worth the visit.

Luv2eat (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2013

I love Lebanese food I come to
Byblos to eat , enjoy and remember
my mother's home cooking.
The food in general is delicious
and authentic . The price is very

Alhub (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on September 13, 2013

The food was ok. The wine list was really poor and The place was boring.

texasdave (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2013

Wife and I came to NYC for weekend getaway. Food was excellent and surprised that the restaurant was empty. Prices excellent for mid-town.

vipniceguyseth (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on September 5, 2013

Byblos has a lovely quiet space and nice decor. The hummus was awesome and all the vegetarian sides were great. My fish was overcooked but the kitchen sent out a new one asap. The staff was really attentive.

lesvanSteen (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 17, 2013

Great Lebanese food ... service under Daniel was outstanding.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 13, 2013

Family run Byblos prepares classic Lebanese food the way my family did. Fresh, well prepared and presented food with just the right spices. The appetizers and entrees were delicious. The owner and staff were welcoming and professional. We went on a weeknight and plan to return on a weekend for the music and belly dancer.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on July 23, 2013

Food was delicious, but the service was incredibly slow (albeit very friendly). The restaurant wasn't crowded, so it was inexcusable. It's too bad the service was such a sore point, because the food was quite fresh and nicely done.

vipInfracaninophile (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 20, 2013

Just love this place. The food and appetizers are just awesome. Also, you can't beat the affordable wine selection for NYC. The belly dancer was great and recommend arriving later to see it (after 9PM) as she performs between 10:30 to 11:00. Will definitely return!

Mike (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 19, 2013

First time trying Lebanese and this was a great place to start. This restaurant isn't cheap by any means but it is very high quality. The service is impeccable.

I highly recommend the mixed grill and the striped bass as entrees. My guest and I split something that was similar to a quesadilla, however with goat cheese and seasonings, that was amazing.

All in all this is a beautiful restaurant that you will love.

vipIxtris (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on July 14, 2013

We thought this would be a fun and interesting spot for dinner, but it felt like the restaurant had just opened for the first time. No drink orders were solicited until, after the menus had been delivered, we requested a wine list. The food took forever to come (after waiting 20 minutes, the waiter came over and said that one of our appetizers was "sold out," and there were only about 10 diners in the restaurant) and then was notably lacking in any character. Bland would be an appropriate description.

Teresinia (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on July 12, 2013

It's a real family atmosphere. we enjoyed the food and the good service.