Byblos - Downtown
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
Celebrate Valentines Day with good friends and Mediterranean fare at Byblos Downtown. Enjoy an $85 prix fixe menu with the ones you love most.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Great place to meet friends and catch up!
My first time at Byblos and the service was awful. Food took forever and our waitress sucked! Made my whole experience left me not wanting to come back! I made a complaint about our waitress to the manager. Our waitress then confronted us and tried to say we were wrong in other words and that we didn’t place specific orders when we did! She just didnt write any of our orders down. Hence, why were were missing food items we had ordered. The whole situation was handled horribly and very awkward. If this place is considered fine dining then matters should’ve been taken in a different approach!
We were a group coming in for a weekend in Toronto and everybody had an absolutely amazing time. Excellent food, service and advice to pick the food. Would return all the time if we lived in TO.
Amazing good, amazing service.
Had another fantastic evening at Byblos, before going to the symphony. Amazing food, service, and cocktails.
Everything was VERY good. The only drawback to the whole experience was we were close to the entrance, it was a cold blustery day, and so it got really chilly every time the door was open and closed. So if it’s cold out I would suggest getting a table farther away from the entrance.
This is my second visit to Byblos - somehow, despite good service, the food didn't quite hit the mark. During my first visit I considered the food exquisite. This time, very average. Disappointing.
Awesome restaurant that offered amazing service and food. Would go again!
This is a really, really good restaurant. The food and service were near top notch. The only gripe is the value: the prices say "Fantastic! Outstanding! Classic! Remarkable;" it was very, very good but misses that unbelievable gourmet standard that seems implied. The owner will charge what the market will bear; fair ball. The place has its clientele; it's near all the theatres, etc, etc. Go, if you like. The meal won't disappoint--except a little bit when you pay.
The woman who served us was incredible...so friendly, attentive and helpful with the menu! She really added to our all around positive experience.
The food and wine was also superb and we will definitely return and recommend Byblos to our friends!
One of our top foodie spots we have in our bag! Great food and service! Highly recommend the lamb ribs and grilled octopus and the loukamades dessert(doughnut balls with honey burnt ice cream)! Can’t wait to have round 2!
Amazing food and service
Very creative and delicious food - the zucchini flowers stuffed with eggplant stand out - we shared a whole fish with beautiful herbs - will definitely return
Amazing food memories made there!
Never disappointed. This is our go-to, hands down favourite restaurant. Lamb shoulder is is still our favourite menu item. But the Persian Kale Crispy lentil rice is also wow!
Enjoyed the food itself. It was a nice fusion twist on Middle Eastern food. Very nice tapas style menu. Unfortunately the service from start to finish was well below average. A bit cold and not very personable. Hospitality certainly doesn't match price. Unfortunately I would not recommend this restaurant. There are many more options in Toronto to choose from.
A new favourite restaurant. Can't believe I waited so long to try it out! Definitely bwull be back.
A wide range of flavours, well balanced and right sized. Combination of traditional and fusion dishes from Greece, Turkey, Persia, Lebanon.
Nice drinks and wine list.
Very good service by Ilias
This was my third time at Byblos and have not been disappointed. What a wonderful spot. It was the first time my children came along (18 years and 20 years) and they were blown away. They totally loved the food and 3 days later are still talking about it. We asked the waiter for a shared dessert recommendation and it was fabulous (please don't ask me the name of it, I do not recall). It's a shared plate/tapas style and every single dish was enjoyed to the last bit.
Wonderful server, very knowledgeable about the food, helped us easily make choices. Delicious food! Nice ambiance. Will definitely be back, and will most certainly visit your new Midtown location, too.
Summed up in 6 words - fantastic food, fantastic ambiance, fantastic service.
Overrated garbage that tastes unbalanced and odd. Extremely small portions for the price and what it is. Rude staff.
This is my favorite place in Toronto. Everything is amazing.
The lamb ribs, brussels sprouts and stuffed baklava were amazing, the rest of the food was good.
Byblos Toronto is the best restaurant I’ve been to in the past five years. I’ve been four times in my last two trips to Canada, and I’m consistently blown away by the service, ambiance, attention to detail, and of course, the quality and overall taste of the food. Highly recommended!
Unusual twist of Spanish - Mediterranean - Middle Eastern food. Very tasty, service was great, ambience very nice. The reason for 4 stars is the price which I think it could be 15-20% lower for full 5 stars, but totally recommended!
Had an excellent experience. Food was fantastic. Followed the waiters suggestions and everything was perfect!! Would definitely go again.
We have had a very inspired dinner with inventive cuisine
We went on Nye and has the Prix fixed menu. It came with champagne, we don't drink but server was nice enough to give us two handcrafted mocktails which were DELICIOUS. All of the courses were delicious. It would have been great however if our preference for the steak was asked but they did re-do the wagyu to our doneness! Our server was also kind enough to provide the Panna Cotta. We loved our dining experience.
We really enjoyed our New Years Eve visit to Byblos. We exciting Eastern Med food. Great spices and combinations. The wagyu steak was as good as a steak can be. Highly recommend. Also excellent friendly, efficient and informative service.
Seems Byblos has gone down in the last few years. Service and ambience we're great but some food was underseasoned. We sent a dish back as the fish tasted like freezer burn. I was disappointed. It wasnt the food I remember
Great fusion of Mediterranean flavours with westernized food. Portions are small, so you need to order at least five dishes for four people. Pavlova was light, fresh and delicious! Fried chicken was juicy and tender. Black truffle pide was an elevated pizza like dish that had halloumi cheese. A wonderful mix of umami flavours. In house made bread was freshly made and soft. Mussels were flavourful.
Food was delicious and service was excellent. Great option before a show.
Interesting for someone looking for a creative Cousine with oriental taste, disappointing for someone looking for traditional lebanese food!
Third visit to Byblos, a favourite of myself and friends. Plates were just a little off - several were lukewarm instead of piping hot. Pide was very dry. Manti dumplings were hot and savoury as always. Branzino and octopus were great. Overall not as stellar as previous visits but will remain a favourite for special occasions given great service and ambience.
Delicious food! We were so impressed. The fig salad in particular was great
Food was good every dish was very flavourful, I would come back to try more dishes. I came to Byblos to celebrate my birthday with my partner and I wrote it in the comments section while making the reservation. They didn’t bring out a plate with a candle that said Happy Birthday for the dessert. I didn’t bother to let the server know but if you are going to celebrate your birthday you will have to remind the server. All in all, good food and good ambiance.
The homemade labneh is a MUST for any meal...so delicious that I am still thinking about it days later! The fatoush salad was another highlight. All of the food was incredibly flavourful. Between two of us we shared 5 items and had some ice cream for dessert and that was plenty of food.
Our first time there. We thought the food was fun and very tasty.
Delicious, melt in your mouth food! Special cocktails were beautifully presented and tasted great!