Bar Sybanne

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Mediterranean
Bar Sybanne is a fresh and exciting Middle-Eastern/Mediterranean/Moroccan inspired restaurant, nestled in the heart of Toronto’s Ossington Village. Sybanne combines modern design, a passion for food and a love of hospitality to create an experience that is warm, lively and memorable. Serving sharable plates, handcrafted cocktails, Bar Sybanne is a perfect place to host, celebrate, relax and enjoy!

Brunch AKA Sunday Service, is DJ'ed brunch party. The DJ begins at 12pm. Drinks and food are served from 11 until 4pm. You are encouraged to dance the day away.

We require credit cards in order to hold tables. Inconsiderate actions could result in a $40 per person empty-seat fee/no show fee.

Allergy: We use a variety of nuts and seeds in our dishes. Guests with severe nut & sesame seed allergies be advised that we cannot guarantee against cross-contamination.

Thank you, we look forward to hosting you!
What 218 People Are Saying
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is excellent. I’ve had great service before but unfortunately not tonight. It was a disappointing visit.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Service was laughably horrid. Food was very good.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The price point is a little high for the quantity of food that is served. It takes a bit of time for each dish to come - so if you are in a hurry this might not be a place to go. The ambience is gorgeous in this place.

c
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am SO happy to have discovered this little restaurant and bar. The food is incredible. I've been twice in two weeks and want to come back to try everything on the menu. Top favourites: braised short ribs (best in the city), hummus (so full of flavor), saffron rice and halva bread pudding. The brussel sprout salad is unique and the mushroom dish is good too but a bit heavy. Fantastic cocktails and lovely ambiance with Moroccan inspiration. The staff are super friendly and prices are food for the quality and quantity of the food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Every dish delicious. We couldn’t finish it. Service was lovely.. they really took care of us!! Would definitely recommend and go back!

OM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great!!! Will definitely come back!

S
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Brussels!!! ❤️❤️

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We would have preferred to have lingered longer over our meal. All courses were served very quickly and we were in out our within one hour and fifteen minutes . Having said that every dish was delicious and the server was lovely just the whole experienced was too rushed.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place with delicious food. Family friendly and staff members were delightful.

m
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

Hi actully tQhe worker are awfull we arrived resturant 10:30 and before i arrived i call and ask ww can stay there for drink she said yes and after 12 am she came and take all glass and bring for mr my check she was really impolite and made us surprise

b
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Honestly the only thing I did not like was the draconian approach to reservations. Using your credit card, and a $40 cost per person for adjustments within 24 hours? Seriously? Who is the customer?

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 4service 3ambience 2

So hot inside restaurant impossible to enjoy!
Better to go in winter

AJ
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great clean middle-eastern dished with a modern twist. flavors are out of this work. I highly recommend the steak Tartar; the best!

AR
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun evening ... great place to share food in a relaxed environment.

NS
Toronto
36 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Conveniently located perfect for small group. Menu items are very tasty but portions may be small for groups. Service was very good and servers very attentive.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We got there knowing that there was an opening at the bar on the open table app so we asked for a bar seat and the host said “everything is booked” and it will be an hour and a half wait..but we looked around and saw so many open seats. We then stepped outside and booked two seats at the bar on OpenTable app and then showed him. He then told us that he’s booked up again but thought about how this looks and then told us that he will “squeeze us in”. It was so weird.
Anyways- the food was great- we loved the chicken tagine, the friend brussels and the ottoman salad. The mushrooms were a bit salty and just okay in comparison. Overall great experience minus the host treating us sort of strange.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience. The food was delicious and although we wish the portion sizes were a bit bigger, we had a lovely time at Bar Sybanne!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sister was visiting from Portland, OR and we wanted to give her an excellent Toronto restaurant experience. This was it! The food was excellent, as always. My partner and I are vegan, and they had plenty of vegan options. Every member of the staff is so welcoming and friendly. The ambience is warm, and the lighting is perfect. What made took it over the top was the music they were playing. It was what you would hear from the best international DJs. The entire evening at Bar Sybanne was perfection!

AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generously portioned small plates. Unique selection of beers. Have to save room for dessert next time

OT
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service very good but not happy we were forced to sit right next to the kitchen when many other tables were empty.

H
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always an amazing time at Bar Sybanne. The best steak tartar, delish brussel leaves, and such tasty eggplant dip. Service is always friendly and efficient. Atmosphere is cozy/lively. The chef has clearly put his soul into the menu, and it was really nice to meet him at the end of our meal. Would stop by here over any of the other options next door.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and vibe! Can’t wait to return to try the rest of the menu

SH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the drinks were excellent. The deep fried Brussel leaves were to die for!

JP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superlative service ambiance and delicacies .. the mushrooms are luscious and paired beautifully with the Israeli herb salad ... our party of three sampled 7 dishes and all were amazing ...Howard the chef/owner was charming and delightful as was Sam at the bar ... highly recommend the Bar Sybanne experience

B
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bar Sybanne. Our server that evening was extremely attentive and aware of when our dishes were coming out and ensured that everything was to our liking. Great options for vegetarians and meatlovers alike!

OT
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another wonderful experience at Bar Sybanne. The food and service continues to be outstanding. A reliable choice for a perfect night out.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance and great, inventive food. Definitely not a typical middle-eastern restaurant; more “middle-east inspired”.

My favorite combination is the saffron rice + chicken tagine. Also great are the fried brussel leaves. And we kept ordering more of the Turkish flatbread, even after the hummus and eggplant dips were long gone... (BTW, the roasted eggplant is sweet and delicious — NOT baba ganoush, but its own great recipe.)

BM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time there, food was really good, cocktails were really interesting staff are professional and have good suggestions

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dark and quiet

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently serving amazing food! Thanks to the team at B.S! :)

T
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a really wonderful NYE celebration!! Love the share menu and the cocktails were amazing! Looking forward to eating more this 2019.

LS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the New Years Eve prefix menu, the wine, the service and the ambience. The food was fantastic!

SD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First time at the restaurant, decided to let the waiter make all the selections.

He made very tasty choices however we had way too much food. We probably should have let the waiter know we did not want to totally stuff ourselves, we left 3 dishes unfinished. We needed to walk around the block to help our digestion.

Highlights - everything was delicious, though the tartar stood out. The Brussels Sprouts were also fantastic.

Service was very attentive.

BC
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Better every time I go. The staff is thoughtful and accommodating.

s
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Having just visited Morocco we 4 were anxious for a follow up Moroccan meal. The lead in hummus/tahini was quite tasteless. The food was served as it was ready, so a dish of brocollini sat alone on the table for a few minutes until it was joined by another dish, then everything else came out. The basmati rice tasted quite awful, as if it had been boiled with plastic. That said, the fried Brussel leaves with figs and almonds were delightful! When we asked for another serving spoon (we had 8 dishes on the table) the response was "what, 4 spoons aren't enough?". If this is typical Ossington, we won't bother returning to the area, there are enough new great restaurants east of Yonge!!

S
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a small birthday dinner here recently. Excellent service, delicious food. The staff was so warm and accommodating, can't thank them enough for ensuring we had a great night. Definitely recommend!

JF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Riley recommended amazing cocktails and food. Marissa came up to us later to chat and ask how everything was. Super friendly and all around amazing dinner

PJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Friend’ b-day

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