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Byzantium

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499 Church St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(416) 922-3859
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Meal Was Had By All

Visited Byzantium for the first time with some friends who were familiar with it, and glad we did. We were warmly welcomed and given a choice of tables, and were quickly settled in. The décor is nice, and gave the place a sophisticated yet comfortable feel. Seems to be a family run operation, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark_n_Dale
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Toronto
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Toronto
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited Byzantium last night for their Winterlicious promotion. We were attracted by their appealing choices for each of the 3 courses in the $35 prix fixe meal. We were greeted promptly, seated at a nicely located table and our server provided us what I consider perfect service - friendly but not overly "familiar" and attentive, but... More 

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Thank annoyedcanadian
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drawn in by the lamb on the 2016 winterlicious menu. We were greeted and seated right away. Our server Adam was fantastic, friendly, helpful and happy which is important as a server. Recommendations are the portobello ,mushroom strips, they were delicious, the calamari was just ok lacked in flavor for my liking. The lamb was tender, accompanied by nicely cut... More 

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Thank Anita R
Toronto
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Byzantium for the first time with some friends who were familiar with it, and glad we did. We were warmly welcomed and given a choice of tables, and were quickly settled in. The décor is nice, and gave the place a sophisticated yet comfortable feel. Seems to be a family run operation, and the service was professional and friendly.... More 

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Thank Mark_n_Dale
Oahu, Hawaii
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Byzantium, located on church street was an excellent restaurant to eat great ambience and Stephanie are hostess and server was accommodating and very pleasant to deal with the chocolate martini was a hit and the tiger shrimp and Cornish hen was awesome!

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Thank Vic L
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Dinner last night was lovely at Byzantium. We decided to each have 2 appetizers rather than a main and that was the smart thing to do because the appetizer selection is fabulous. My companion had the beet salad which she said was excellent plus the chicken liver pate. The portion was so large she took a doggie bag home. I... More 

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Thank Susan R
Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This area of town can be a bit of a desert for good eating with Byzantium as an outstanding exception. It's been here for a while but is still serving up very good meals and with terrific service. Lots of fun.

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1 Thank Steve Q
London, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

It looks like something from mid-50s club dining, but the food is really super, the prices are reasonable, and I never imagined that there were so many kinds of martini. An extensive menu, attentive but inobtrusive service in the middle of the Churchl & Wellesly village. We'll come back and bring the family.

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Thank W W
Kitchener, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I went there with my niece and her boyfriend and we had a fantastic evening! The food was great, the service attentive and the martinis were amazing. We stayed and sampled lots of them and had a great time!

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Thank Carol S
Ottawa
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We ate here twice on our recent trip to Toronto. They make the best martinis. The Sunday prime rib roast is a must, generous and tasty. The chicken schnitzel is the best comfort food can be.

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1 Thank Greg_and_Claude
Toronto, Canada
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163 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I met up with an old friend and we decided to go to Byzantium...I hadn't been there for years....The decor is wonderful as is the extremely friendly staff...The menu was varied and even included Kangaroo...I don't think so! We ordered wine Merloe and it was excellent...and the special on this Sunday evening was Prime Rib...We wanted Med. Rare and that's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, International
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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