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Byblos - Downtown

4.7
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2314 Reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2314 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Neelam
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had requested to sit upstairs when I made the reservation, and upon arrival, they never acknowledged that and sat us downstairs. When I asked before being seater, they said it would still be a wait for upstairs. Fine with it, and upon sitting down I noticed a table got sat right away upstairs. Byblos has always been my favourite restaurant... I was very disappointed by this treatment, although the food and service was still excellent as always.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful evening. Great food, great atmosphere. I will be back.

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Hockers
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. We didn’t feel rushed and the ambience was lovely. It was a little chilly on the main level though but otherwise a great evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! My mans favourite restaurant and he was absolutely surprised with their service and drink request prior to arriving!

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vipHeadWithSoul
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from general manager Matt! Thank you for everything!

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LindsayR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The turkish manti dumplings and black truffle pide were incredible! Worth going just for these two dishes. The spanish octopus was a bit overcooked and could have used more sauce. The short rib kebab and fried chicken were okay but nothing special and for the prices at Byblos, I expect outstanding.

It took a looooong time in between the starters and the main dishes but since we weren't in a rush, it didn't really matter.

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Seaweed58
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had interesting and delicious cocktails to start (Geographer and Marrakesh Garden) that were beautifully garnished. Octopus and dumplings to start, Short rib kebab and fried chicken as mains. All excellent. Fairly small but well-curated wine list.

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VincentR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional, loved my meal! Enjoyed the fact that a lot of the entres were to share.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable food, service and ambiance.
Would have licked the plate!!

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YasmeenS
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Serving sizes don’t look big but the food is very filling

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SandraS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! Would highly recommend. Girls weekend away and was a success.

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TobiasK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great extraordinary food, nice location and amazing service

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SaraK
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, lovely environment - overall an amazing experience. 12/10

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SAC1
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were meeting with the Jamaican Consul General to Canada for dinner. Toronto offers a unique opportunity for international diplomats to experience other cultures through their food. He was thoroughly impressed as were my husband and I! This is the third time we were eating here but the hostess was able to tell me that she seated us 1 yr ago when we were last there! Beautiful dishes with incredible taste combinations! I had the dog salad before. It’s one of my favourite salads ever and I’m a carnivore! The BBQ beef was so flavourful and the Branzino was excellent! The flavoured rice tied all the flavours in on the plate! I look forward to the next time and I’m certain our guest will be bringing more future patrons as well!

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penguin
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tres bon et belle ambiance!

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SimonT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my partner out to dinner here for our anniversary. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, the music was groovy. I have essentially zero complaints about this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good quality food. Would recommend more shareable mains vs apps

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service was great and drinks are good but it’s very expensive and the portion sizes are small.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice food, lovely ambience, great service! Went there for a birthday dinner. Price is on the upper side but quite worth it! The restaurant offers complimentary guest parking too in a nearby parking building. We had the eggplant kibbeh (8/10), roasted lamb shoulder - serves 2 (7/10 a bit on the salty side for our liking otherwise we'd give it an 8/10), sweet jeweled rice (9/10), roasted brussel sprouts (7/10) with haloumi, and crispy qatayef for dessert (9/10). Would come back again for another visit!

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Milena
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great. They distancing was good.
I'll go back again.

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Faya
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place for a cute romantic setting and the taste levels of the food was simply exquisite.

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AqsaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing dinner I’ve been to in a while, food was perfect, service was perfect, ambience was nice and cozy with a romantic vibe. Would highly highly recommend.

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Monique
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The dimly-lit atmosphere and interior design were cozy and warm. The urban low-fi, and deep house music definitely helped set the tone as well. But the food!? Amazging: full of exotic flavors, and divinely aromatic! Our server was very attentive but not over-bearing, which I appreciated. I went with a friend, and between the two of us - because they do tapas/communal style servings - we ordered the turkish manti dumplings to start, along with the black truffle pide, the fried chicken, and the sweet jeweld rice. All of it was great... and more than enough! We were stuffed and took the rest to-go. I will also say that I am a pescatarian/vegetarian, and was content that there were a good amount of options for me to chose from. My friend stuck with wine, and I only had one "Rose's Shadow" cocktail, but based on how good it was I'll definitely be back to try more cocktails! I had very detailed instructions in my OpenTable notes regarding our birthday celebration and the bill. I was delighted that I did not have to be interrupted once to clarify. Everything was followed to a T! Great service. I highly recommend it.

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MichelleA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quality of food and service is top notch as usual. Everything from cocktails to food was delicious!

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ColinF
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and even better service! Would recommend! It’s a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience4

beautiful decor great food horrible service

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and it did not disappoint. It was the perfect ambiance to celebrate our anniversary and everything I’ve had here is so good, the flavours are on point.

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Virjinia
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Byblos never disappoints with the amazing food, I've been to Byblos many a time and they are always fantastic with service and quality yummy food. You will like everything on the menu (so long as you don't have any dietary restrictions). My only gripe is that it wasn't as lively and busy as I remember pre-COVID. It's not their (Byblos') fault as many people are still unsure about dining indoors (and they do not have a patio available). All that to say, I hope business returns to normal for Byblos, their busy environment was one of the reasons I would frequently visit, seeing empty tables was unusual and sad. Great food, you will not be disappointed!

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GeorgesM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great restaurant all around ; impressive wine list, fantastic food (small portions so think of sharing multiples dishes), nice architecture and design inside, the “Geographer” cocktail is simply delicious. Only drawback would have to do with the attending crowd... Since the restaurant has a very instagramable vibe, some customers are obviously there for the pictures rather than the food, but you can simply ignore them (as we, always, must do nowadays). Highly recommended !

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J’adore ce restaurant. Excellent service !

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vipAndreeaL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times! Always a delight!!! Food is amazing, great selection and service is always phenomenal!

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MursalN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos (downtown) is my favorite restaurant in the GTA. The uniqueness of their menu makes it worth the drive to the traffic madness that is DT Toronto every single time..simply unparalleled food and service =)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite places to eat. Food service and everything is worth going.

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ChiaraB
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

absolutely no ambience. Big mistake coming here for a night out expecting a fun energetic lively night. the food was good but did not justify the price. if you are 35 and under looking for a good vibe and good food this is not the place for you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed

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Caroline
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos hits it out of the park every single time. Took my partner here for the first time and every dish we got was unbelievable. He was sad that he has lived in Toronto for so long and hadn't visited yet. Big shout out to the short rib and the labneh. Safe to say we'll be back!

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ShankaryK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Outstanding food and service.

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KarenF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Wagyu Beef! Would definitely come back and recommend to a friend.

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George
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Staff was very polite and helpful. The food was outstanding, would highly recommend this place for couples or small get togethers.

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Sofia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, presentation was beautiful, service was excellent!! Not much variety on the menu.

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Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 2314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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