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“Amazing dining experience -- will return!”
Review of Byblos

Byblos
Ranked #40 of 8,659 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Old Toronto
Reviewed 13 July 2019

Upon entering Byblos, we were escorted to the upstairs dining room and sat next to the bar. The atmosphere was quiet (we were their first reservation) but quickly geared up as dinner reservations were checking in. Both of our drinks were incredible. My husband and I ordered the downtown signatures:

the businessman
bulleit bourbon + house bitters blend + orange oils

the geographer
tanqueray gin + pistachio orgeat + apricot + orange blossom + lemon + egg white + sumac

For dinner, we tried:
hummus royale
wagyu beef ragu + syrian seven spice + pine nuts + barberries + pearl onion

roasted lamb shoulder for two
slow braised lamb + sumac + pickles + house lavash

mejadra
lentil + hung yogurt + fried shallots

We could have had 2 more people at our table for the amount of food we recived. The dishes were recommended to us by the servers and they exceeded the expectation. The flavors were phenomenal and it was the best meal I ate while visiting Toronto.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank HausofSchmid
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

I hosted a dinner for 23, which can be a challenge. But, Byblos rose to the occasion. Served family style, there were a myriad of options, with one better than the next! Great service, food, and wine! GO THERE!

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank MaddieNe
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Reviewed 10 July 2019

Excellent restaurant with exciting and unexpected flavours. Followed the waiter’s excellent guidance and every dish was a huge success. Wanted something different to high end steak and seafood dining and didn’t disappoint.

If you can, try the desserts, light enough to finish off without being too much.

Ambience was great - simple but effective.

Cannot recommend highly enough for open minded diners who like quality cuisine.

And to say again, service was top notch.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Thank Neil984
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Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

This restaurant has amazing food and service. Do not be shy and ask for various dishes because servings fall on the small side but very tasty and high quality nonetheless.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lugodelam
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

Been to the Byblos in South Beach, but recalled that it was a Toronto original. So happy we came here. Food is so good, and very special flavors. Service is very professional. Drinks and Wines also tasty.
One of Toronto's best.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Thank FHANDS
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