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Byblos - NYC

4.0
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lebanese
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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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Cuisines
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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Cross street: 28th street
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4.0
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4.1
food
4.0
service
3.6
ambience
4.0
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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 ...

Read more at: http://www.ijustwanttoeat.com/post/2015/9/12/byblos-lebanese-restaurant-in-nyc-new-york

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
28th street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 687-0808
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Entertainment
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!
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Catering
Let us cater your next event. No party is too big or too small. Contact us to customize your menu.
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room