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Byblos - Downtown, Toronto, ON

Byblos - Downtown

4.6
4.6
2797 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 114 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 2,797 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mediterranean

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  1. G

    George

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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
  2. s

    sams

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day 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!
  3. S

    Sandy

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  4. T

    Tornative

    Toronto

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    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!
  5. RP

    RodrigoPineros

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    HelenW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  7. RC

    RobynC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    Foodie101

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  9. AF

    AngelinaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

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

    Olivia

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    FrancoisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food experience once again! Service was perfect and great ambience even for a later dinner!
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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!
  22. 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
  23. c

    coffeeluvr

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Honestly very over priced. Small portions and not anything spectacular. Ambiance wasn’t my favourite.
  24. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    During my booking I noted it was my anniversary. We booked for two. Called Saturday and asked to add two. My parents. The people on answering the phone for me are the main issue. The girl was not friendly and said no shot at adding two people. She said I don’t even know we’re I’m sitting the ones that are booked…. Then we we arrived we were sat at a table for four. Lol 🤷🏻‍♂️ On the way there I called about the parking situation and also the girl on the phone seemed annoyed. Also knowing it’s our anniversary and first time at this place I would think sitting upstairs would have been nice. Or and option too. As it was what I saw in the pictures, and their was lots of room. I kind of felt like your lucky to be here sit down here and go home home. The hostess gave me the same vibe on the phone as in person. Downstairs is still nice. It’s great maybe if it was my second time or not a special occasion. Our waiter was great. Food was amazing. Our old fashion drink came in proper whiskey glass, second round came in the same glass as water did… is this a big deal.. no but if your competing against the other big restaurants like Amal etc they are on point with even the little things. It’s the little things that people expect with 3,4,5 hundred dollar bills for two people. I don’t think the hostess lack of customer service should detour you from this place. Waiters are great. Food is amazing. If you want a slightly more intimate or classier vibe just ask for upstairs. Downstairs is nice and lively and trendy. I like the dj playing music. Also they take care of your parking which is very nice. And once again the food is amazing. And are server was great too.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always !!
  26. d

    desouzc

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The best part of the experience was the service. Food was OK. Music was too high but it's probably because it was Friday night. The place is nice!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything went well! We started off with the lamb ribs and they didn’t taste so good so we got scared of the rest of the food but to our surprise everything else was amazing! You do need a lot of food on the table to keep yourself full but the 16oz steak and fried chicken did the trick!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Interesting, beautifully prepared dishes. Well described by our server who made very useful suggestions. Slightly uncomfortable seating arrangement by the drafty door and the loo! However, overall would recommend for the excellent food!
  30. JB

    JoniB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Fabulous food! So tasty - every dish was delicious
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect check-mark: music volume, seating, food, best desert ever! Alexandra was just an amazing host, she knew exactly how to help us pick our 5 dishes.
  32. JL

    JaneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit and enjoyed it as much again.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal - across the board. Great service too. My first visit - won’t be the last.
  34. AD

    AdityaD

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, lovely flavours! Our server was awesome! Beautiful Cocktails! Great Vibe!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Amazing food that was super fresh and authentic! Definitely try the roasted beets and labneh dip, and black truffle and cheese pide!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner be for the show
  37. SA

    SAC1

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was initially not impressed with the young woman at the counter refusing to seat us upstairs, as requested. But then the Maître D stepped in a quickly (discretely) told her to go ahead and take us where we wanted to go. From then on the night went swimmingly! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about the menu. He advised us on our choices and did not over sell, thereby ensuring the quality of our experience! Great food and flavours… as always! Lovely ambience except the music was too loud! We waited about 20 mins in between courses without being given an explanation but the meal made up for that oversight!
  38. PZ

    PaulZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food bursting with flavour. The pear salad was to die for.
  39. SS

    ScottS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. The food and service were first rate. Nice, relaxing dinner with our server looking after us throughout the meal. He explained all of the menu options and guided us to what turned out to be a most excellent meal. Highly recommend!
  40. MB

    MelanieB

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Byblos used to be a favourite restaurant of mine. The pandemic has taken its toll on the overall experience. Very junior service and sommelier. The wines are extremely expensive but all 2020/21 and cost $100. A corking fee would be helpful here until they can deliver at the same level.

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 2797 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 114 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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