Byblos - Downtown

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super bon restaurant, à un prix raisonnable

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R
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food and ambience. Waiter was a bit pushy regarding ordering several dishes initially. Price is above but generally worth it.

KV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Server was lifeless to be honest wasn’t impressed with him really.

H
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food made with incredibly tasty sauces and spices. Service was outstanding. Would definitely go again.

PH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was superb an all around enjoyable experience. Food was outstanding.

K
Cambridge
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Byblos several times, but keep coming back because of the unique flavour combinations. The roasted red beets and the manti dumplings are some of my regular orders, and the kebabs are devine. Staff is always friendly and very aware of allergies. The drink menu also has some surprisingly good choices, even if the descriptions sound odd. Well worth a visit!

MR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating friendship and post holiday dinner

S
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a single guest visiting on business and was able to get a single table on a few hours' notice. Being a tapas place, it is always a risk to be a single diner with options being limited. However, the waitstaff did an excellent job of making the portion sizes clear and helped me to select one salad and two appetizers for my meal.

The cocktails that I had (the Businessman and the Byblos Old Fashioned) were very well balanced and very well-conceived.

The Fig Salad along with the hummus and the dumplings were all magnificent. If you are looking for a good representation of Mediterranean cuisine, then you will not be disappointed.

I will be returning the next visit I have to Toronto.

SS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant. The food was great. The service was quick and friendly. Price was reasonable.

T
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, and the staff seated us as a couple at a very nice spot in the restaurant. Food and ambience was amazing and romantic. Server remembered my request for the dessert to have a special message, which made our entire date night — she was overwhelmingly happy with tears; thank you BOH and FOH for the unforgettable experience. We will definitely come back for our anniversary. Oh, and the cocktails were EXEMPLARY.

LV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as well as the service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Horrific food

RJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints! Everything was delicious and the decor and ambiance are excellent!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great birthday dinner for two generations.

P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was great.
Bring it was our first visit we were not fully aware of the portion sizes so it made it a bit of a challenge to order. But I feel if we return that this wouldn’t be an issue.
Only other comment I have is we thought $26 for a glass of wine seemed a bit steep.
Overall great food and good experience!

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delcious. Found the lamb a bit high in salt for my liking.

MD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food, ambiance and service all very nice. Arrange free parking for you too, not too far from the restaurant which is also super convenient. Can't hide from the fact that its a very pricey restaurant.

W
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

After multiple complaints to the management about the hostesses and service level. We showed up this time being told they must have the table back by a certain time. Byblos never fails in delivering great cuisine but always fails in making their guests feel welcomed. Either there’re issues about wanting to sit upstairs or downstairs (even if I am the first customer to show up at the restaurant) the hostess team always make things difficult and complicated but mostly making guests feel unwelcome and comfortable! I am a food writer and travel around the globe and there’s no place on earth makes me feel more unwelcome than in my own hometown by our own people. Jeez fellow Canadian!

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was here for New Year’s Eve and they had a set menu. All was great but recommend Byblos does away with the mushroom rice dish As it was subpar. Everything else was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

new years eve

AC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday with my fiance and it was a good experience to get the 4 course set meal for $90 each. The servers were lovely and the ambiance was on the dark intimate side. Will come back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

JL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing and very helpful. We had a wonderful experience and most of all it was delicious!!

JA
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Super tiny portions for the prices, we ordered lamb and rice dish from the “to share” menu and it was smaller than an appetizer even though the server had said it’s a good dish for 2 people. Good food but portions do not do justice.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Meal, great service and ambiance. Seating is all spaced out quite well and the food was amazing.

HB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner. It was a bit noisy but just one table. Overall amazing!

L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service spot on. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

PH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, but something lacking in the ambience. Service staff not super friendly or seem to like their job.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in! The server was fantastic with her explanation and recommendations! Food was delicious! We’ll be back!

OT
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible restaurant and experience. Everything was seasoned to perfection. The quality was outstanding. The service was perfect. Such unique dishes and flavors. Absolutely amazing.

E
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was okay but served in tiny portions. We specifically asked the server how many dishes to order for hungry adults, and we were severely underfed when all was said and done. The lamb rack had three ribs. Three. And we were told this would feed two people

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic shared family meal

PD
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and choices that you’re unlikely to make at home, everything was excellent. Downstairs can be noisy.

p
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great vibe at this restaurant. Very unique dishes and the mix of spices and herbs really add a touch to plates. Tapa style menu. Definitely recommend.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service. Great food. Great for sharing with a few mates. Not particularly heavy.

B
Manitoba
31 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. They really went beyond taking care of us and any allergies.

JB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to Byblos for special occasions and are never disappointed.. The food is great - Karen is vegan so chef is very accommodating . Great wine selection - great dishes!
Love Byblos!
Our waitress was super attentive and intuitive to our needs.

OT
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Really impressive dishes

GW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here for dinner-didn't know what to expect. AMAZING!! I have been telling everyone about our meal. Joel our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and had a great sense of humour too. Definitely not my last visit.