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Byzantium

Downtown Toronto
International, Bistro
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499 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 922-3859
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always Amazing in the Village

Great food, the service is better with very visit, the martinis are to die for. A lot of fun on the weekends as the dining room becomes dance floor and the nightlife explodes. I love Byzantium!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2014
MARK SAMUEL N
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great food, the service is better with very visit, the martinis are to die for. A lot of fun on the weekends as the dining room becomes dance floor and the nightlife explodes. I love Byzantium!

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Port of Spain, Trinidad W.I.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A Toronto native took me to this place, and I understand why. The food was just off the chain. Simple but lengthy menu gave me lots of choices. The drinks came fast and the service was very friendly. Had the Tapas plate and tacos while my friend had the veal. Excellent!! I'll go back in a heartbeat.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Last week was my second visit to Toronto-Canada, and the second time I had dinner at this restaurant. I remember the food being good two years ago, but now it was excellent! This time there were six of us. We started with cocktails and I had an Appletini (Apple Martini) which was exactly how I have them at home, splendid!... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took my sister to Byzantium for the $25 summerlicious menu. We both ordered the mussels for the appetizer and were very pleased with the portion size and flavour. For the main we both ordered the fish tacos and really enjoyed them. They were also quite filling! For dessert we had the strawberry mousse which tasted very rich. They have... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I came here with a couple of my girlfriends for Summerlicious. Wow, what an experience. Their menu was excellent and had a lot of different options. That was the reason we chose this place to begin with; $25 and you get to choose from 5-6 items for appetizer and entree. I personally had the quinoa salad and fish tacos. That... More 

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Westland, MI
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We dined here on our final night (June 9) in the city. Clearly we saved the best for last. Sarah was our server and she was both gracious and knowledgeable. She did not rush us and helped us with some menu choices. The salmon with the white beans and vegetables was truly the best I have ever had. But the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Two hours to read the martini menu alone? You bet! And they'll even mix ones not on the menu if you ask (like a vesper martini, Mr Bond). The Sunday special AAA prime rib of beef is fabulous, meltingly tender and presented with beautifully cooked vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish sauce which combine to give a contemporary take on an... More 

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Ottawa
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had the Sunday prime rib roast beef dinner, as we usually do when we visit Toronto. It was excellent as usual, a generous portion, tender and juicy. Service is always attentive. We like to enjoy a pre-dinner drink and not be rushed into dinner. They are always happy to accommodate.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The food, service, atmosphere and experience were all very good. We had a bottle wine, steaks and some appetizers and everything was delicious. The service was good as it came well-timed, a sign of the good restaurant. My only real criticism is that the restaurant was laid out in an unusual way.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My jacket was stolen from this place. The staff did not help and to the door staff was in different. I will never trust this place again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 499 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: (416) 922-3859

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?