Byblos - Downtown

4.8
2344 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Mediterranean

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Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients, using time-honored classic cooking techniques and modern methods. Our chef has created dishes that showcase the regionally-specific spices and flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard to craft a menu that will be a true coastal and cultural mosaic, served family style in a convivial atmosphere.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2344 people are saying
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4.7
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, great service and the bill was very reasonable. Loved the Turkish dumplings and the Labneh. Perfect place for our 10th wedding anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Byblos never disappoints. I’d highly recommend the lamb ribs, truffle rice, kebab, fried chicken and wagyu pide. Do not skip out on the hazelnut chocolate mousse. Practically everything on their menu is delicious, service is phenomenal and the ambience is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here never disappoints. It’s always so flavourful and unlike any other restaurant.

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Mimz
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food, excellent service, but slightly overpriced and a little too quiet for my taste.

Food ordered:
- Manti dumplings 3.5/5, the yogurt and eggplant were delicious but the sweetness of the molasses overpowered a little
- Brussel sprouts 4/5, delicious and went well with the kebab
- Truffle pide 5/5, if you love truffle you will love this. I could've ordered a second one just for me.
- Star of the meal: Short rib kebab 5/5, melt in your mouth goodness with every single flavor enhancing the other.

All of the above, with two drinks and tip came out to $130. Would I go again? Absolutely, but it's probably only for special occasions. And if they added some music it would really elevate those experiences.

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Bluelagoon
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff and service! A very comfortable and enjoyable outdoor dining experience. Food caliber was very high.

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Dane
Montreal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing experience
I would definetly recommend this restaurant.
The food was excellent and very creative.
I am lebanese and adored how byblos reinvented traditionnal dishes
Thank you for this experience

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JeffH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Disappointed in the short ribs.$30 for 4 finger size ribs seems over priced. The food was pretty good but value not as great as I’d expected.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious. Such a delight

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vipJeff
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

No music no vibe. Great food.

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GeorgeP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular, hasn’t missed a step

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vipKenG
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence food with nice use of spices

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vipcutiesnfoodies
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

service was quite slow and inattentive however the food was amazing as always and that’s what counts!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food.

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AdrienneT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Professional waiter and delicious food.

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LCantin
Montreal
55 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent restaurant, faut y prendre l’agneau effiloché!
Agréable d’y partager des plats, grand choix.
Restaurant très populaire, bcp de m’as-tu vu et selfies!…
L’obligation d’utiliser le code QR pour consulter menu vins et nourriture ne devrait pas être une excuse pour que le serveur en fasse moins!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing experience, wonderful service, delicious food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

No umbrellas or coverings. Extra long time to get food packed to go and eat at home because it was raining on us. Not even extra side dish or discount for the massive inconvenience. Very poor customer service. Witnessed awkward tiffs between customers and management. Not well managed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent patio dining

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Shez
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Amazing food but the patio has no ambience, disappointed for a place with such expensive food. Would be nice to decorate the patio maybe add some lights…

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MaryamS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food and decent portion👌🏼👌🏼

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LrMW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and great service. Wine was very expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was impeccable!

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vipFoodie27
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos has been one of my favourite Toronto restaurants and I was so sad when it didn’t have a patio last summer due to covid. After a long time away, Byblos did not disappoint. Simple, elegant patio. Food was exquisite as always. Service understated but on point. Can’t wait to go again soon.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Patio, Service and food is outstanding as always

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vipmaggiemorrisonmusic
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined at Byblos a few times and are always absolutely delighted with the quality of food and service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food! Everything was delicious. Definitely will be back!

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JessicaM
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

FOH were lovely and very helpful/knowledgeable when we had questions about the menu and how much to order! Food was great and I can't wait to try the rest of the menu!

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LaurenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Alex was amazing. We were overwhelmed because the menu is all so wonderful, so she curated the perfect meal for all of us to share - she was incredibly knowledgeable and made it such a lovely experience! The food was outstanding. I’m still thinking about the branzino.

10/10 recommend

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radios
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner & experience. Would highly recommend & return.

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HW519
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors. Inventive menu. Creative cocktails. It was a great meal, and so nice to reopen in the right place.

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Neelam
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had requested to sit upstairs when I made the reservation, and upon arrival, they never acknowledged that and sat us downstairs. When I asked before being seater, they said it would still be a wait for upstairs. Fine with it, and upon sitting down I noticed a table got sat right away upstairs. Byblos has always been my favourite restaurant... I was very disappointed by this treatment, although the food and service was still excellent as always.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening. Great food, great atmosphere. I will be back.

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Hockers
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We didn’t feel rushed and the ambience was lovely. It was a little chilly on the main level though but otherwise a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! My mans favourite restaurant and he was absolutely surprised with their service and drink request prior to arriving!

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vipHeadWithSoul
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from general manager Matt! Thank you for everything!

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LindsayR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The turkish manti dumplings and black truffle pide were incredible! Worth going just for these two dishes. The spanish octopus was a bit overcooked and could have used more sauce. The short rib kebab and fried chicken were okay but nothing special and for the prices at Byblos, I expect outstanding.

It took a looooong time in between the starters and the main dishes but since we weren't in a rush, it didn't really matter.

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Seaweed58
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had interesting and delicious cocktails to start (Geographer and Marrakesh Garden) that were beautifully garnished. Octopus and dumplings to start, Short rib kebab and fried chicken as mains. All excellent. Fairly small but well-curated wine list.

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VincentR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, loved my meal! Enjoyed the fact that a lot of the entres were to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, service and ambiance.
Would have licked the plate!!

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YasmeenS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Serving sizes don’t look big but the food is very filling

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Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.8 stars by 2344 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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