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Byblos - Downtown, Toronto, ON

Byblos - Downtown

4.6
4.6
2815 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 111 times today

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

    Downtown / 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 2,815 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mediterranean

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  1. AV

    AnitaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious foods with a nice vibe ! Totally recommended.
  2. JG

    JoGrace19

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really really great delicious food. Excellent flavours. Dishes come out in a timely manner. Service was fantastic.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Byblos. The food was AMAZING. Gastronomical heaven. Good portions are big. We had two starters, an entrée and rice. This was enough for 4 hungry person, so the two of us had to pack and enjoy the rest at home the next day. One day old and reheated IT WAS STILL AMAZING. Cocktails were fantastic. I wish we had room for desert, the table next to us were really enjoying it. We will be back, but with more people next time. The service was awesome. Fast. Attentive. They spoilt us. And top it all, they surprised us with a celebratory drink at the end. Overall, this place takes it up to 11.
  4. C

    Christopher

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, this is not the Byblos of years past. My family and I had two meals here in the last week — one to celebrate a career milestone and today for my birthday. Both times were a disappointment. This morning I went to another great Toronto establishment in the Distillery for my birthday brunch and the service was night and day compared to Byblos. Our server at Byblos was inattentive and didn’t even acknowledge my birthday. At the other restaurant, they wished me, plus went above and beyond by giving us free dessert and comped my cocktail! The worst part at Byblos was when the restaurant called to confirm the reservation this afternoon, they didn’t bother telling us their AC wasn’t working so we ate while dripping sweat. All in all an abysmal experience.
  5. TH

    TonyH

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good cocktails and unique food. Our favorites were the black truffle pide, fried eggplant
  6. K

    Kari

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really tasty and the kitchen was able to accommodate a vegetarian and a black pepper allergy, which can be really tricky as its in a lot of stock and pre-made sauces and marinating mixes. Cocktails were also delicious, just wish we had time for dessert. Expect to take time to enjoy your meal here. I highly recommend the tuna tartare and the lentil pide - both unusual twists on classic dishes that were sublime. It can get a bit loud when its full, but it is a beautiful ambiance with that 30s lounge vibes. Good for small group dining!
  7. PS

    PatsyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service! I would only add A/C as it was extremely hot inside, otherwise it was perfect!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    The food was great as always and the service was impeccable. However, the fact that the AC was operating at a 50% capacity and no fans were provided to us made the experience less enjoyable.
  9. MM

    MMMH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Beautiful presentation. Very thoughtful waiters/servers. The Lamb and fried eggplant were outstanding! Overall wonderful experience.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sharing plates and cocktails - would come back to try more of the menu!
  11. K

    Kitty

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and impeccable service. Tried hummus, dumplings, branzino, lamb (main course one), jewelled rice. All incredible but the must haves are the dumplings, branzino, rice. The lamb (not on posted menu) was incredible, but best to share among 4 as it is so rich - and suggest to the rock star chef that some pita instead of the delicate thin wraps be served with it because of the richness. I want to try everything on the menu! Thank you.
  12. C

    Cassie

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's my favorite place to go and eat. First time eating downstairs but it was okay same food wonderful server just not the same ambiance as upstairs and not as noisy.
  13. JM

    JoanM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful food with great service, loved the idea of sharing the dishes
  14. J

    Jude

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I reserved at Byblos for the first time, the experience was great. Celebrated my lady’s birthday. Food was A1, service A1 and ambience was A1. Would definitely recommend!
  15. SW

    SWAPNIL

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I have visited this location more than 4 times now and it still has best tasting food..service depends on how busy they get..Drinks were not balanced this time..food portion sizes have gone down
  16. K

    Kmdz

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, ambiance. Lovely evening overall!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always excellent food, great ambiance.
  18. AM

    ArtM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    absolutely exceeded expectations! I've been telling all my friends how good it was and we will Definitely, Definitely be back. We have to the menu all looked so good that it will take several visits to figure out which is our favourite dishes. thank you.
  19. G

    George

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The hummus appetizer had cold ground beef on top of it. The fried chicken was ok but it was just that — no sides, just a plate of fried chicken. Really disappointing
  20. s

    sams

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    -spirt free drinks are for a particular pallet - very strong -the pear salad had too much vinegar and arugula and less pear -the salmon was okay -beef kabab was delicious -the special rice was amazing!
  21. S

    Sandy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We will be going back here to try more of the menu. Our server was very welcoming and informative which helped us decide on our menu items that we chose.
  22. T

    Tornative

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great to be back at Byblos after so long, as well as introduce a friend to your restaurant. She loved it and is planning a group dinner there in the near future. We started with mocktails - Rose's Mist I think they were called - and they were super refreshing on a hot, humid night. I love the ambience in the 2nd floor dining room. We arrived early, the music was playing at a moderate level and the room filled up quickly. As always the food is impressive and the staff obviously love what they do. We shared: eggplant dumplings, pear salad (gigantic), salmon with puy lentils, and chocolate olive oil cake (too delicious to be such a small serving!) Thanks for the great dinner and I will be back very soon!
  23. RP

    RodrigoPineros

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Very disappointed! The food is very different than the others Byblos restaurant , very noisy, the service was in a rush, very unhappy .
  24. HW

    HelenW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavours are off the chart! Beautiful presentation, fresh ingredients. The jeweled rice is stellar, the kebab is fabulous. Our waitress was wonderful and made our experience all the more enjoyable.
  25. RC

    RobynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! So much flavour. Service was very professional
  26. F

    Foodie101

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We ordered a humus dip, which was nice. It came with a type of bread that seemed to be on the hard side, almost as though it was stale. We also ordered a beet appetizer, made with a Greek yogurt. It was very tasty. However, it literally came with a quarter of a beet, 3 tiny pieces. So that was a bit of a disappointment. We also ordered a short rib kebab. Those 3 items, plus tax and tip came out to $100. A little on the pricey side.
  27. AF

    AngelinaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Quality of food is not as good as before. It used to be very delicious. Now I wouldn't take my friend there
  28. O

    Olivia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always love coming here. The food is top notch and the overall experience is fantastic.
  29. FM

    FrancoisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food experience once again! Service was perfect and great ambience even for a later dinner!
  30. SA

    ShumailaA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service never disappoints.. one of the best in the world! The food is amazing. The flavor is extraordinary. Keep it up!
  31. AT

    AlexT

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing drinks. Would recommend to anyone!
  32. GC

    GlenC

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service. The lamb shoulder was exquisite
  33. M

    Matts

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food here is excellent, the flavours popped. However, the front-of-house staff gave us a disappointing experience by inexplicably seating us uncomfortably close to the only other customers in an otherwise empty restaurant. We made a special request to be seated at a quiet table to have a private conversation, so we were surprised to be seated directly next to the only other couple present at the time - and it was clear from their reaction to our presence that they felt the same way. It was weird and very awkward; impossible for either of us to have a private conversation. This led to us wanting to leave as soon as we sat down. When I asked to be moved to a more private table, I was met with resistance from the staff member who seated us. So, after our appetisers were served we asked for the bill. We would have ordered a more satisfying meal and stayed longer had our request for a quiet table been honoured - there were plenty of other places to seat us. If you don't mind sitting very close to perfect strangers, do try the tomato and cucumber salad - it was very good.
  34. JK

    JordanK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was great and service was pretty quick, as we were in a bit of a rush to catch a show. Will definitely come back again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, good wine and excellent ambiance
  36. MB

    MadestaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing. Our waiter took my friends allergies very seriously and made us incredibly comfortable. The food and drink were impeccable
  37. BM

    BMINORreviews

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Knowledgeable and communicative staff, kindly accommodated us to a main level table to aid my elderly aunt who is not good on stairs. Food A++++++ always a great time. Thank you for being consistently a great evening/meal out. Props to our server as well, she was fantastic.
  38. T

    Terence

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and perfect place to celebrate a special occasion
  39. AM

    AshleyM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful little place! Amazing food, excellent service, and delicious cocktails!
  40. AZ

    AlexZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried eggplant was amazing. All the apps in general were great

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 2815 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 111 times today
Google Map for Byblos - Downtown

11 Duncan Street Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Additional information

  • Cross street

    King and University

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / 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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