Byblos Uptown

4.6
543 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Middle Eastern
Byblos represents a marriage of Eastern Mediterranean cuisine with strong influences from both traditional and local ingredients. Using time-honoured classic techniques and modern methods, our dishes showcase the regionally specific spices and flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean seaboard. The menu is 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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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Ginji
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and ambiance. Did not feel other patrons were on top of us in this cosy and spacious atmosphere. Food is flavourful and delicious; my only complaint is that price of the cod for what you actually get is overpriced (very small fillet).

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Yummycc
Toronto
35 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to favourite restaurant (both downtown and uptown), the food here is off the charts. A great anniversary dinner.

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AceS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience. Every step of the way from making a reservation to paying our bill went by smoothly and without any issues. Everyone was pleasant and attentive. We tried the hummus royale, fig salad, short ribs and mushroom rice plus both the desserts and a couple drinks. Everything was absolutely delicious and full of flavour. Can’t wait to go back!

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Joanieloveschachi
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were great! Food was delicious! Decor and ambience are relaxed and beautiful! Will definitely visit again!

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AnastasiaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great time the service food all fantastic we thank you all

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BriannaB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

our server (i couldn’t get her name) she was lovely. the best server i’ve had! she was so nice and knowledgeable. the entire service staff were super helpful as well. very decently priced for the food you get. our favourite was the short ribs and cucumber salad! always worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Head to head comparison with the DT location, this place was not as enjoyable. The uptown location is not intimate, the food was not as tasty and the drinks were decent at best. Ordered an old fashioned which turned out more to be a tumbler full of what tasted like mediocre whiskey and very little other ingredients. Their lamb was delicious though and the ambiance of the location was bright. I’m sure if I didn’t have the DT location to compare to, I would’ve enjoyed this place more.

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. We appreciate your honest review and I sincerely apologize for the pitfalls you encountered on behalf of the team behind Byblos Uptown. We take this feedback very seriously and I have already informed the team of your experience. We are taking proactive action to correct these issues and will follow-up to ensure that no guest will have a comparable experience to yours. We believe in perpetual growth and your valuable feedback is what is going to allow us to continue moving forward. We are currently reworking the menu and I do hope that it will be a major improvement. I hope that we can welcome you back again when we have settled on the menu. Once again, I apologize for your experience and thank you so much for your valuable feedback. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Rodrigues
Singapore
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Tasty food. Friendly staff. Very nice decoration. Pretty small portions for a pricy menu.

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Rodrigues, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that you found our food, service, and ambiance great but I am sad to read that you did not find value in your experience. Many aspects are considered when pricing the menu which includes service levels, food quality, as well as overall ambiance. I do hope that we can welcome you back in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food, service and ambiance. We were talking about how we will be coming back FOR SURE in the next coming weeks!

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your complements. I am very happy to read that you found your experience to be spectacular. I have let our team know of your kind words. We take great pride in what we do and are very happy to read about your experience. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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ElaineH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for a special occasion. It's a little too noisy but the service is very good and the staff is very very polite and attentive. I felt the portions are very small for the price you are paying.

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear ElaineH, Warm greetings on behalf of Byblos Uptown. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed the food and service. I do hope we can welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great as usual

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am glad that you had a great time. We hope to see you soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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VicE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant with amazing dishes! Every single thing we ordered was so tasty and unique. Definitely a nice place to try when you’re tired of having Italian food every time you go out. A bit loud so hard to have conversations and the server was nice but not super friendly.

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear VicE, Thank you so much for your kind words. I have passed along your compliments to the team. I am very sorry to read about the service pitfalls you encountered during your experience. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back again in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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NeilM
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Other reviews are pretty accurate. Great ambiance, personable service, and amazing food. Portions are small though, but what else do you expect from a fancy restaurant? ;P Overall, still a great experience :)

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear NeilM, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. I appreciate your honesty and I am very happy to read that you found everything amazing. I do hope that we can welcome you back again in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was brought out separately and took way too long to eventually come out.

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I sincerely apologize for the service pitfalls you encountered during your visit. It is this type of honest feedback that we thrive on. We believe in perpetual growth and your feedback is what is going to let us continue moving forward. Since your visit, we have already made adjustments to assist in mitigating this specific issue. Once again, I apologize on behalf of Byblos Uptown and I do hope we have another chance at welcoming you back in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Truffle rice did not have any truffle taste, not even a hint of truffle.

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I am happy to see that you enjoyed the service and ambiance but I am very sad to read that the truffle rice did not meet your expectation. In my personal experience, I have found the truffle rice to be quite truffle heavy in terms of aroma. I would love to offer you another truffle rice on the house on your next visit. I will be sending you a private message to indicate this on your OpenTable profile. Once again, thank you for your honesty and review and I do hope to welcome you back again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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TinuM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great knowledgeable staff, great service and delicious flavours!

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear TinuM, Thank you for the kind words. I have passed your compliments along to the team. I am very happy to read that your experience was great. We hope to welcome you back again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Moskie11
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Moskie11, Happy anniversary from the team here at Byblos Uptown! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your experience. I am very happy to see that you found service extraordinary and food and ambiance great. We hope to see you again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipLily
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The decor is very nice and the service was great but portions are really small! The lamb shoulder that is supposedly for 2 can barely feed 1 person imo

Byblos Uptown
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Lily, Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that service and ambiance was great. I am sorry to hear that you found the lamb shoulder small. I do hope that you ordered additional dishes to compliment the proteins such as rices and sides. Once again, thank you for your honest review and we do hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipJoe3
Toronto
153 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3rd time here: in addition to the recent 5 star review: the hummus with wagyu beef is outstanding. Service and atmosphere top notch. Especially upstairs is one of the nicest places to have dinner in Toronto. The whole branzino was a little too salty to our taste and not warm enough. They fixed it and then gave us a free desert to make up for it. Some sort of pudding with pomegranate seeds. Holy g-mole delicious!To paraphrase Mark Twain: y’all can go to heaven - I’d rather stay here and have some more of this. We will definitely return!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 2, 2021

Dear Joe3, Thank you so much for your kind words and I have passed your compliments along to our team. Firstly, I do want to apologize for the service pitfall that you encountered but I am very happy to see that our team took the necessary steps to ensure that you and your guests had an extraordinary experience. The Milk Malabi is most definitely my favourite dessert on the menu! Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back! Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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HelenF
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ORDER THIS: Turkish manti dumplings, lamb ribs, wagyu lahmeh, short rib kebab, fogo island cod, sweet jeweled rice, and organic milk malabi

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 2, 2021

Dear HelenF, Warm greetings on behalf of Byblos Uptown. I am very happy to see that you loved everything from start to finish! Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to let others know some of our greatest dishes. One of my favourite dishes as well is the Lamb Ribs, they are phenomenal. Once again, thank you and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipIsabelS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Service from manager was amazing.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on October 2, 2021

Dear IsabelS, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that you and your guests found your experience to be excellent. Thank you and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a birthday dinner for my husband after trying to get in after 2 long years. So worth it!!! I loved everything about it. Food was amazing!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Warm greetings and Happy Birthday from the team here at Byblos Uptown! Thank you so much for your comments and I pass along your compliments to the team behind Byblos Uptown. I am overjoyed to read that the wait was more than worth it and you had a wonderful experience. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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senthujans
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Really good food, a unique experience, definitely would recommend

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear senthujans, Thank you for your kind words and I have passed your compliments along to Chef Chewy, General Manager Peter, as well as the rest of the team. I am very glad to read that overall, you had a great experience. We hope to see you soon and provide an experience that exceeds your expectations. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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NancyN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. For food we had the black truffle pide, cod, short rib kebab, and jewelled rice. For drinks we had the birds of paradise and Byblos old fashioned, with Turkish coffee to finish off. Overall 9.5/10, only taking 0.5 off for dish sizes which I wished for was a bit bigger.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear NancyN, Thank you so much for taking your valued time to write a review about your experience. I am very glad to read that you found everything delicious. Birds of paradise is one of my favourites on our cocktail list, you made an excellent choice! Once again, thank you and I hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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AR001
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small portions but very tasty food. Service and ambiance was great

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear AR001, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review. I am ecstatic to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and I will pass along your comments to our team here at Byblos Uptown. Once again, thank you so much and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Sams
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Byblos

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Sams, Warm greetings on behalf of Byblos Uptown. I am very happy to read that you loved everything about Byblos Uptown. Comments like this gives us the motivation to continually strive to create memorable experiences and exceed expectations. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you soon again. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipFoodster
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Flavors are unique and made us very happy.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear Foodster, Thank you so much for your kind words and I have passed along your compliments to the team. Reading your review is what gives us the drive to continue what we are doing and continually improve to exceed expectations. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you again very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât food, service and ambience !

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that you found everything phenomenal. We will continue to strive to create memorable experiences and exceed expectations. Once again thank you, and we hope to see you soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful restaurant, comfortable seating, amazing food and service. One of the best in Toronto!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for all the compliments. We will continue to strive to exceed expectations and we do hope that your next visit will be comparable, if not better! Thank you so much and we welcome you anytime! Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Sanju
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my first time visiting Byblos with a friend. The interiors and ambience is really beautiful and inviting. The food is delicious. Our server was gracious to give us good ideas for ordering and quantity of food. I would definitely return to this restaurant.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 26, 2021

Dear Sanju, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write a review. We are very happy that your first experience with us was a great one. We do hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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LoveGoodFood
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service was a bit slow but food and drinks were amazing!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear LoveGoodFood, Warm greetings on behalf of Byblos Uptown. Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience. I am very happy to read that you found the food and beverages amazing! Yet, I am also deeply saddened to read about the service pitfalls you encountered. It is honest feedback like yours that will assist us in moving forward. I apologies on behalf of the team for your experience and thank you so much for bringing it up to our attention. I do hope that we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration, it was nice however the food portions are small

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Happy birthday on behalf of Byblos Uptown! Thank you so much for taking your valuable time to write about your experience with us. I am very happy to read that overall, you and your guests enjoyed everything. I am very sorry that you did not find value in terms of portion size. We will let our service team know to suggest an appropriate amount of food. Once again, thank you and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding Anniversary

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Congratulations on behalf of Byblos Uptown. I am glad to see that you and your guests had an excellent experience. Thank you so much and we do hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing drinks!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliment! I have let the bar team know that they are killing the cocktail game! Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Cris
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byblos is my fav rest in Toronto! The food is AMAZING! It's on the pricy side but it's worthy!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Cris, Thank you so much for your compliments. I have personally passed along your comments to our team here and we are very humbled by your kind words. Thank you so much and we hope to see you soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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PabloR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and really enjoyed the ambience ñ, flavours, and service

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear PabloR, I am very happy to read that your first time was a great time! Thank you taking your valuable time to leave a review about your experience. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Vlovestoeat
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great customer service with Byblos! It was quite busy so a couple of times we had to wave down the waiters but it wasn't too long of a wait. I appreciate all of the great recommendations made and the custom cocktail that was conjured up on a whim and it was all delicious!

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 21, 2021

Dear Vlovestoeat, Warm greetings on behalf of the team at Byblos Uptown. Thank you so much for your kind words and I have passed along your compliments to the bar team, service team, as well as everyone else. I do want to apologize for the small service pitfall you encountered during your experience but I am very happy to hear that overall, you and your guests had a wonderful experience. We will be launching a new cocktail list very soon and I do hope to welcome you back very soon to experience what our bar team has created next! Once again, thank you very much for your comments, and see you soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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vipJoe3
Toronto
153 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! The Turkish dumplings are excellent, as was the grilled branzino. Pita bread with honey also a delight. Service is friendly, efficient, all with zero attitude. Home made ice cream a great finish to an enjoyable dinner. Will definitely return (this was the 2nd visit).

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear Joe3, Thank you so much for your kind words and I have passed along your compliments to Chef Chewy, General Manager Peter, as well as the rest of the team here at Byblos Uptown. Once again, thank you and we hope to see you again soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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ShoshanaJ
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious. Nice decor. Good device compared to most restaurants these days.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 28, 2021

Dear ShoshanaJ, Thank you for taking your valuable time to write about your experience with us. I am very happy to read that you had a wonderful experience. Thank you for your compliments and we hope to welcome you back very soon. Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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KAYY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service and few appetizers are average, sea food selections are great.

Byblos Uptown
Responded on September 18, 2021

Dear KAYY, Greetings on behalf of the team at Byblos Uptown. Thank you so much for taking your valuable to leave and write feedback. I am pleased to read that overall you enjoyed the experience with us. I do hope that the next time we welcome you back, you and your guests will have an experience worthy of 5 stars. We are looking to update and expand our menu in the very near future! Eric Pan Assistant General Manager Byblos Uptown

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Byblos Uptown is rated 4.6 stars by 543 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.