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Byblos - Downtown, Toronto, ON
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Byblos - Downtown

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

19:00


Booked 85 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Ted Corrado

With its family-style menu and century-old building backdrop, media favourite Byblos is equally well-suited for special occasions and delicious, everyday dining. Eastern Mediterranean flavours are executed in modern ways featuring luscious ingredients like saffron liqueur and date molasses.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 17:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 17:00–22:45
  • Phone number
    (647) 660-0909
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • 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
  • Area
    Financial District
  • Cross Street
    King and University
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

What 3,711 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Mediterranean

3,711 Reviews
  1. bjkryj

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Great service. Would go back.

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  2. OtownFoodie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I ate here and upon being seated were told that we had only had our table for 2 hours which was fine since we didn’t think dinner for 2 would take much longer than that. We ordered drinks and appetizers, which arrived in a timely fashion, but our mains took an hour to arrive. People who were seated after us were paying and leaving while we were still waiting. The food was outstanding and thank goodness for that as I wouldn’t have been happy having to wait that long for mediocre food! When we wanted our bill we had to wait for the waitress to stop chatting with other patrons in order to get her attention. There was no offer of coffee or dessert or to take our coat check coupons and bring us our coats like was done for other patrons, just here’s your bill and get out. The food was good but for $240 for dinner for 2 for less than stellar service I can go elsewhere in future and most likely will.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the Jason our waiter to the way the food was plated, it was such a great foodie experience. 3rd visit and we are definitely coming back again

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  4. JimW

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and Jordan, our server was amazing!!

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  5. Jacinthe

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is delicious ,a must in Toronto ! Everything is so tasty and fresh

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  6. KingswayFoodie

    Toronto

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, as always. We generally only take our more adventurous friends who are willing to explore different tastes, dishes and flavours. We have been a number of times and Byblos has never disappointed. Our server, Josh was excellent.

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  7. Lady

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our first time Food is great Service a bit slow

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  8. LizzA

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was amazing and informative! Delicious group dinning!

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  9. TasnimZ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for my birthday. The server was not attentive. Did not ask if we were celebrating anything. I did not feel very well cared for or special on my special day. I have been to Byblos before and enjoyed my time very much however this was extremely disappointing. I don’t anticipate returning after this experience. The food was not as good as usual either. I feel that our server needs some work in learning the hospitality aspect of her job.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding family meal for 8 people. Great food and service, warm atmosphere. Cocktails and wine delicious. Would definitely go back!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere, and great staff! Highly recommend!

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  12. Heather

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit so we had no expectations. Love the family style of shared dishes. It would be a great place to go for a special occasion with adult children.

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  13. Ahmee

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favourite spot in the city. Every dish we had was delicious.

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  14. AllanDominguez

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved Byblos. The ambiance was perfect, our server Leah was great and the valentines day menu was amazing. Big plus, best old fashioned I've had in a looking time! Will definitely come back.

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  15. AfsanehA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had difficulty finding the entrance door of Downtown Byblos, with only a tiny sign on the wall. Lots of construction in its neighbourhood. It was in a basement but cozy and well-decorated. The food portion was really small. Overall, it was below our expectations.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Egypt

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommend this restaurant as the overall experience was very satisfying. Food, ambience was lovely besides the service was pleasant & in-intrusive. A good place for one’s celebration.

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  17. MeganC

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The jewelled rice tasted like uncle bens. The lamb ribs were 100% slimy fat and unappetizing. Not cooked for 12 hours. Waiter dropped it when he put it on the table and didn’t apologize. Fried chicken was good but some were extremely over cooked and one had raw batter. We were very excited and extremely underwhelmed. Go to Queen of Persia instead!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Soooo delicious. Everything we had was 10/10. Can’t wait to come back and try more of the menu. Yuuuummmmm

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  19. Druk

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a good experience, their birthday suprise was remarkable! The food was amazing

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  20. KathleenM

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordan was an exceptional server, knowledgeable and efficient in presenting our Valentines prix fixe experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for the valentines dinner experience, ambience and service staff were great and accommodating even when we were running late. Food was average at best, nothing that made me say wow, for the price I paid.

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  22. KRM78

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentine's day where they had a set menu. Overall the food was good, but only just good. Standouts were the shrimp and the rice dish. The steak had a good flavour but was slightly overdone. The greens had a bitter and onion flavour which was the worst dish of the meal. The lamb looked good but my partner doesn't really eat lamb and it counted as the main for two people. The eggplant was good with the rice. The chocolate cake was really a sesame flavored cake with some chocolate flavour and my chocolate loving spouse was mildly horrified with it. I was full by the end and wouldn't be complaining except that with two glasses of wine it came to $400 with tax and Canada's socially mandatory tip of 18%. We're up in Nobu territory price wise and this ain't Nobu. Their regular menu is better. I would skip Byblos on set menu days.

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  23. BrianM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A friend had told us about your restaurant, and we could not wait to try it out. Really enjoyed the food. Fantastic flavours. Very personable staff made it a pleasure. We will be back soon

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  24. PaulL

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    food tasted good , portions for the price was not good

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  25. Demelo

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Delicious food, great customer service Unfortunately is overpriced. Everything is overpriced unfortunately.

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  26. JohnnyBuoy

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, nice ambience but almost impossible to find in a construction zone.

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  27. danielleK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience as a party of 5 sharing a wide variety of dishes suggested by our exceptional waitress. Excellent food, excellent cocktails, excellent wine. Would recommend to anyone and great offerings for a vegetarian!

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  28. ZackM

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overpriced for what it is. You can get better at $100 a person

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  29. RohailN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service, delicious food and friendly staff. Could benefit from more lighting

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food! Amazing environment! Beautiful service. Everything was perfect couldn’t be better. Thanks byblos.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional door and service. Would recommend to anyone wanting to try middle eastern cuisine!

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  32. LGIG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at Byblos was outstanding! Every dish was delicious and the order and timing that each was presented was perfect. Proximity to the theatre brought us into Byblos but we are sure to return with this restaurant as the destination in the future.

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  33. TeresaY

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Birthday dinner and wanted to try mediterranean food. The ambience is comfortable. Waiter's service exceed our expectation. Food was excellent. Especially love the fried eggplant and lamb shoulder. Dessert was surprisingly not very sweet. Highly recommend.

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  34. ChelseyP

    Southwest Florida

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Our server was so friendly, thoughtful and gave great recommendations. The food, drinks and vibe were all top notch. Thank you Byblos!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Underwhelming experience including overcook appetizers and burnt mains. Food came out over an hour - one item a time x 6 while being prompted as family style dining with sharing when we ordered. How do you share a meal one dish at a time? Someone needs a refresher in family dining. Terrible reservation policy, despite making a reservation 2 weeks in advance, we were seated in the basement lvl instead of main restaurant floor and after requesting were told that main floor of the restaurant is for ‘larger’ groups or ‘special’ occasions. Really? Good luck Byblos - there are much better alternatives for dinner in TO and spend our $s.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent and we received helpful food and wine recommendations for our group. Dietary restrictions were not a problem- dishes were adapted to our needs. We will return.

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  37. MilenaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and the food was amazing. We celebrated my partner’s birthday and he was fascinated with the food :)

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  38. Jennyw

    Exclusive

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant and was pretty quiet on a Sunday night. Excellent service and creative, delicious, flavorful food. Portions are smaller but its nice for sharing. It is a bit on the pricier side but I feel well worth it for the quality and flavors. Loved the geographer cocktail too!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From booking the date to finish dining, it was all a smooth process. I reserved the spot for my husband’s birthday as a surprise. They called earlier in the day to ask if I wanted to pre order a dessert for the birthday message which I thought was nice and efficient. All the staff were very polite and tried to accommodate as much as possible. Food was very interesting and delicious. We could only eat halal and the waiter who looked after us went through the halal options for food and drinks. We ordered: -Lamb pide (looked smaller than expected but was soft and honestly tasted amazing) -Manti Dumplings (has pomegranate sauce on top but the flavours all balance out. Each dumpling was the perfect size to take in one bite) -Roasted Cauliflower (crunchy on the outside and soft in the inside) -Harissa Roasted Half Chicken (juicy, perfectly cooked, flavourful) -Sweet Jewelled Rice (with carrots, almonds and pomegranate…thankfully not that sweet! Just a hint of natural sweetness from carrots. Aromatic and again..perfectly balanced. It paired nicely with the food we had) -For drinks we got the Mediterranean Mule (which was like a ginger shot I take so I thought it was a great fit for me to help digest the food. I liked it but it might be a preference thing) Once they cleared the table, they brought out the dessert which I preordered with the birthday message. -It was a chocolate olive oil cake (the sweetness in the cake paired with the slight saltiness of the tahini chantilly made the cake feel rich yet lightweight. Delicious. They had packed our remaining food to take home and we were off. Overall the dinner went just as I had hoped it would. Thank you

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  40. Cassandra

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hostess was terrible, acted like she didn’t want to be there, had a reservation for a birthday party and she sat us by the entrance, which keep getting gusts of wind and was high traffic, why make a reservation if you’ll get the worst table in the restaurant. After requesting to move, we discovered that there was a huge upstairs dining area that was hardly full, so why seat us in that terrible spot in the first place? Also the waitress downstairs immediately gave us tap water, while the upstairs waiter asked if we would like tap,still or sparkling (very interesting)! The upstairs male server was great unfortunately i don’t remember his name, but the hostess, mixed with the terrible value of the food could not be over looked. technically its supposed to be a sharing menu, but the portions are so small, that’s it rather difficult to share them.. also presentation wise, why pay for $48 for a dish and receive it with a dirty plate… Any ways this place is over rated and subpar at best..

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Byblos - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 3711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 85 times today
Google Map for Byblos - Downtown

11 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    King and University
  • Area
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 17:00–22:00 Thu–Sat 17:00–22:45
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Tapas / Small Plates, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • 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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