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Byblos - Downtown, Toronto, ON

Byblos - Downtown

4.6
4.6
2881 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Mediterranean
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (647) 660-0909

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ted Corrado

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Byblos - Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. All special event inquiries can be sent to reservations@byblosdowntown.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator : (647) 660-0909

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Cross street

    King and University

  • Parking details

    We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary parking located at the ImPark lot at 211 Adelaide Street. To register, please email or call in with your full name and plate number to receive more details; (647) 660 0909 or reservations@byblosdowntown.com

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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What 2,881 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mediterranean

  • Old Toronto

    Fit for Foodies

  • Old Toronto

    Most Booked

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  1. SA

    ShirA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible. Woke up in the morning still thinking about our meal! The beef tartare and the short rib kebab 10/10!!!
  2. AO

    AngelaO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! we had a great time and want to go back to try the rest of the menu!!
  3. LB

    LizB

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t normally comment on service if it is good because I would expect good service at a restaurant. However, Our server Jamal was an “excellent” server. Very knowledgeable and professional and made our experience at Byblos a pleasant one. Overall a wonderful evening and will definitely be going back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it
  5. T

    Tigerpaws

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were amazing, our server was perfect! Really great food!!! Was a really great experience for my partners birthday :)
  6. EB

    ElephantBoy

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Leah and the young man who brought the food to our table were delightful in serving us. All of the food and beverages were superb. The only drawback of the evening was the loud techno-music which would be more more appropriate for a discotheque. Why couldn't they play some nice Middle East/North African (MENA) music?
  7. KC

    KendrickC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Byblos downtown was amazing! The food is great and our server Aja was one of the best servers we have had eating out. The restaurant atmosphere and decor are great. Overall an excellent experience. Highly recommend
  8. SP

    SedrikP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    Food was alright but our night was ruined by our server Jordan who was extremely rude to us for no good reason. When I gave him a 5 percent tip, he stormed off and didn't even say bye. It was my gf's birthday and I indicated that on OpenTable when I was booking our table; however, she never received her cake even though we could see on Google Maps that others got it.
  9. CL

    CharlotteL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED it! Impeccable service! The food is amazing.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    They tried way to hard to invent their own way to make Mediterranean food and failed miserably. Who puts minced meat in hummus?
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 4 friends getting together who had not seen each other for years. The atmosphere was perfect and service was friendly and professional. Quite expensive evening ….We ordered lots of items from the menu, because we were interested in the cuisine. We had 4 starters, the beets, the dumplings(which were my fav), the eggplant hummus, and tuna tartare (which was the least fav- too many ingredients and tuna was not the star).. then we had the Branzino fish, and lamb shoulder as our entree and this shared very well for the four. With sides of roasted cauliflower, rice and thrice fries- because we were curious. Of course, there was a ‘take out bag’ @ at the end. So overall, very nice resto, food is delicious, even if a bit expensive. I think prices could be adjusted hence the 4 vs 5 for Value. Thanks again for a fun evening! .
  12. JM

    JohnM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food was good but took over an hour to arrive at the table and was luke warm rather than hot. The server however, was top notch.
  13. AF

    AntonioFornieles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience once again, love the food the ambience and the waitress service.
  14. M

    Mike

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an excellent spot. Have eaten there twice, both times food was excellent.
  15. s

    silvanan

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent pride! My fav was the wagyu lahmeh. Loved the geographer cocktail, the chocolate olive cake with tahini chattily. Service was very good as well
  16. D

    Dave

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Byblos for our anniversary dinner and prior to attending a Mirvish show. The food was delicious and our server was very friendly, attentive and helpful. I had made a note on the reservation that it was our anniversary and she wished us Happy Anniversary when greeting us. We also finished with perfect timing to spare to get to the show afterwards. Loved all our dishes but it was a bit pricey compared to our typical restaurants but perfect for a special night out.
  17. A

    Adam

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service by the waitress was not great. First, due to the music she had a hard time hearing us and we could barely hear her. Second, it was not a great experience as she was not polite with taking our orders or general conversation. Food was okay despite the great reviews.
  18. F

    Flavio

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    I wanted to be given the option to book a table upstairs, where ambience is much better and so different from street level
  19. NC

    NadC

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waitress. Provided great service and the food was excellent as usual
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was unbelievably delicious. Would be happy to have them cook for me every night.
  21. S

    Sherv

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Had seen good reviews about the restaurant regarding their food so I had booked a reservation for my wife and I for our Anniversary. Needless to say, it was not what we were expecting. The food was mediocre, our turkish manti dumplings were over cooked (it was crunchy when its supposed to be soft and delicate), and the meals we ordered from the "to share" section was not shareable whatsoever, even our waitress stated that the amount of food we ordered would not be enough for us (dumplings + 2 pide + shortrib kabob) which we found to be weird considering we ordered three items on top of a shareable dish.. The shortrib and pide did taste good, however, the shortrib was no where near shareable. We had asked a server to take our picture for us and his immiediate response was "I am busy, please ask someone else" and walked away... never in my life have I had anyone respond to us in that way.. The waitress was either not having a good day or was annoyed of having to repeat herself as we could barely hear what she was saying as the environment was energetic and her voice was very quiet...not our problem if you cant speak loud enough in a loud environment. At the end, we asked for our bill, and after paying and tipping well, even though it really was not deserved, she ripped the reciept off, put it on the table and walked away..not a "thank you", a smile, no response. Not sure how on earth this restaurant can have such a high review when our first time was such a bad expereince. My wife and I were very polite, very respectful and pateint so not sure what was with the waitress but for sure we are not planning on going back. The food and experience was not worth the amount of money we spent.
  22. F

    Fifi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and great service. Unique food choices. Our favourite was the lamb
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so glad to find this restaurant to visit before the Blue Jays game. Our server was amazing, recommending great cocktails and providing the best service and recommendations for the type and amount of food to order to ensure we didn’t over order. Every dish was full of flavor and cooked perfectly. We wish we lived in Toronto so we could go back again, but will definitely return on our next trip here!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was great, nice food and vibe
  25. M

    Mare

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service. Cocktails were delicious. Great vibe even for a Monday. I will definitely come back!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I enjoyed every dish we ordered, the service was good and very friendly. The drinks were good as well and with beautiful decorations. Food presentation was amazing and colorful.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was spectacular. Would highly recommend.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and knowledgeable server, not too noisy and was able to catch up with friends. Tapas style plates to share, good food and presentation.
  29. I

    Izra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Overrated! The food menu us limited as well. The place needs proper cleaning and maintenance
  30. M

    M21hy

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The service was pretty slow. And the waiter felt she was in a hurry all the time.
  31. m

    marjand

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and very attentive service. Highly recommend it!
  32. BS

    BriannaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, beautiful environment, food was PHENOMENAL- will definitely be returning!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Hostess had some attitude about her right from the start. Even something simple as “hi” or an acknowledgement is usually standard…we mentioned this to the waiter as a pretty poor experience to kick off the meal. Food has changed since we last went a couple years ago, and not for the better unfortunately. Some items were just not as good, some very small portions compared to before and other items changed for the worse. Good cocktails and good waiter though. We loved going to Byblos before but probably won’t be back again now.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect!
  35. D

    Divya

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance and service was great. In the food department, the fried Eggplant and Pide were really well made, but the rest was very average. Particularly disappointing were the Hummus and Baklava.
  36. TR

    TonyR

    Montreal

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice Atmosphere and delicious food with a shout out for the Hummus Royale and the Grilled Branzino
  37. m

    mom24k

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktail menu and food was delicious. Very different from most of the other restaurants in the entertainment area of Toronto. Location is very close to theatre district - making it an ideal spot for those in a rush to catch a performance at 8pm. Service was excellent and our waitress made very good suggestions for our meal.
  38. RM

    RicardoM

    San Antonio

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I honestly felt dissapointed. Food was not good enough ... wait time for dishes was way too long ...
  39. l

    libbys

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Again the food was excellent. Hot when served and so tasty! Love Byblos and will be back!
  40. HS

    HarpreetS

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing food. The restaurant is family style so for two of us they recommended ordering 4-5 dishes which were more than enough for us and we finished all the food. We ordered the lamb ribs, black truffle pide, dumplings and the salmon. Every single dish knocked it out of the park and we finished the entirety of every dish. The overall vibe of the place is a little dark, with loud music. A must visit!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 2881 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today
Google Map for Byblos - Downtown

11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and University

  • Neighborhood

    Financial District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We are pleased to offer our guests complimentary parking located at the ImPark lot at 211 Adelaide Street. To register, please email or call in with your full name and plate number to receive more details; (647) 660 0909 or reservations@byblosdowntown.com

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ted Corrado

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

  • Phone number

    (647) 660-0909

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Byblos - Downtown can accommodate all your special event needs. All special event inquiries can be sent to reservations@byblosdowntown.com

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator : (647) 660-0909

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