Byblos Uptown

4.7
446 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.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.2
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vipLuigiBrown
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect dinner with my wife

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Simplelife
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent. Delicate flavours. Unique.
Would like slightly bigger cauliflower and cod portion with some side veggies.
Fish done perfectly. Fresh. Complicated sauce crafted well.
Truffle rice very special.

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stfnsmrn
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday here and it was amazing, the food was great and so was the service. The food is better to be shared to try a little of everything which was delicious.

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MagdielM
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They need a new carpet and some on the sitting areas are in very bad shape and some of the buds furniture are very dirty need some maintenance

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EllDee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant meal we've had in a very long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful interior, amazing food- halal options which is always lovely.

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MetinG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. A bit on the pricey side but overall it was a great experience.

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KanBhan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant( respect of covid rules) excellent food

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Jenn
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We have been to Byblos a few times however it was our first time at the uptown location. To say we were disappointed is an understatement. Byblos is one of our favourite restaurants and we were shocked at how flavourless the food was. Out of the 6 dishes we ordered we only really felt like one lived up to our expectations based on prior visits to the downtown location. In fact one of our rice dishes tasted like dish soap. I would not recommend this location. I expect that if diners are paying hundreds of dollars for a dining experience, the food should pack a punch. Overall disappointing and I will not be returning to this location

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vipDogPal
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Off the charts in every respect. We loved the upstairs romantic corner table and our server and sommelier were knowledgeable, friendly and true professionals, with a great sense of humour too. We will be back again soon!

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KathD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Such nice people running such a terrific restaurant. Food is sensational.

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ThanushaR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Took a friend out for her birthday, she absolutely loved it, the ambience and food was on point and definitely gave her the excellent birthday she deserved! Definitely will go back! I just wish they’d put pictures of their menu item so that it’s easy to see what we’re ordering, if you haven’t been before it’s a little difficult to know what it is you’re getting! But nonetheless food was good!

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BillR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is excellent. Prices might be a little high. 5 dined for $350

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MikaylaK
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, service and the food was amazing!

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MattD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good value

Really good food

Very nice atmosphere

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JoshB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Food was amazing, service was fantastic, ambiance was perfect. Slightly pricey for the portion size but a nice experience none the less

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Ashtad
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Ambience, excellent, timely and courteous service. Food was outstanding. I usually frequent the downtown location but decided to change it up this time around and I wasn't disappointed.

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Jsmal
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mediterranean food is tricky to get “just right” and Byblos missed the mark. Some dishes had too much spice and others had too little resulting in my overall food rating of 3 stars.

Beets/labneh - you can’t go wrong. The bread with roasted sesame seeds done in their wood burning oven were delish.

Eggplant kibbeh was also amazing if you love cinnamon.

Octopus was too lemony and the Menti dumplings had no flavour.

Wagyu pide was delicious - again done in their wood burning oven. Yum.


Lamb shoulder - I found it on the spicy side but I love spicy. The meat was tender. The lavash should have been served to keep it warm (like taco wheels) as it got crunchy.

Branzino was mild and cooked nicely.

Cauliflower was a bit too charred resulting in a burnt flavour. Brussel sprouts and fries were a huge hit.

Skip the desserts.

I’ve been downtown and it was a much better experience. They need to iron out the flavours because overall it’s a beautiful space and great location.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty and the service was excellent!

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KristaM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing dinner. It is top of my list of restaurants to go to.

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vipMatthewB
Vancouver
60 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is exceptional. The short ribs outstanding. Never disappoints.

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MichelleG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful evening out. The ambience was perfect and the food was a culinary delight.

Patricia is an exquisite server. Her attention to detail is impressive. Exceptionally attentive.

Thank you so much for your genuine service.

All the best.

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VinayK
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service as usual. They were attentive and food temperature was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing, will definitely come again

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience with equally beautiful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, service was great, will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, as always. Our favourite restaurant.

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LucaV
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The food was over spiced and overdone. We left hungry.

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MandyK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food, and good size portions. Try the lamb shoulder it is extremely tender.

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vipEvgeniyaC
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service!

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HMHMHM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Portions way too small, but food tasted good. The restaurant was beautiful and comfortable and service even better.

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SarahM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

40th Birthday celebration for my husband. Food as always was amazing. Loved the atmosphere

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vipSimbo
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Outstanding service and well thought out safety protocol for social distancing

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ClaireK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absoloutely phenomenal(execeptionally great), service was great, & atmosphere was exotic...♡

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vipCelineD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Neighbourhood gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great atmosphere ... 100% will be back

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Maryam
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was exceptional. We enjoyed every moment catered by the Byblos team. Thank you!

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vipCelinegallet
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately not as great as last year. The AC was so cool inside, but they kindly increased the temperature.
It was 30% full inside but we had to wait so much time to get our dishes..... our waitress was very nice don’t get me wrong but the wait ruined the experience. The baklava for dessert was soggy and not crispy at all... quite disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Excellent food and flavours. Decor is great.

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vipRoxypepper
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our server was very good and offered several good recommendations. All our food was very good. The front window was very dirty so we moved further back. I felt that the restaurant reflected that too. Our bench had food stains on it. I feel that the whole place needs a thorough cleaning.

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Byblos Uptown is rated 4.7 stars by 446 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.