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Byblos

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Food and ambience

Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian

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Menu

TO START
13
Marcona Almonds & Olives
chili + preserved lemon + lime + paprika
14
Roasted Red Beets
pistachio + caraway + labneh + barbari bread
18
Sabzi Qatayef
braised oxtail + jalapeno schug + sheep's yogurt
14
Duck Kibbeh
dried fig + date molasses + tahini
19
Ahi Tuna
green tahini + amba + green olive + sumac cracker
16
Turkish Manti Dumplings
eggplant + yogurt sauce + molasses
22
Spanish Octopus
fingerling potato + biber chili vinaigrette + preserved lemon
21
Lamb Ribs
dukkah + buttermilk sauce + carob molasses + red chili schug
16
M'taabal
eggplant + cabbage + pomegranate + pita bread
16
Eggplant Kibbeh
zucchini flower + baharat + chickpea batter + house yogurt
SALADS
16
Tomato & Cucumber
matzo cracker + cacik dressing + sumac + lemon dressing
16
Fennel & Kohlrabi
cabbage + apple + walnut + pomegranate + preserved lemon
16
Fig
akkawi cheese + radish + pistachio + orange blossom vinaigrette
WOOD FIRED PIDE
13
Creamed Spinach
feta cheese + toum + dukkah
17
Wild Mushroom
roasted garlic + fontina + marjoram + sumac onions
17
Wagyu Lahmeh
house turkish paste + fior di latté + toum + basil
15
Sujuk
turkish paste + persian feta + za'atar
18
Black Truffle
fior di latté + halloumi + truffle crème fraîche
TO SHARE
21
Middle Eastern Fried Chicken
tahini + za'atar + red schug hot sauce
36
Chargrilled Cornish Hen
sabzi sauce + toum + fried leek
36
Ora King Salmon
harissa + sumac + citrus crème frîache
36
Ras el Hanout Black Cod
pickled lime + black olive + pistachio
39
Grilled Whole Branzino
chermoula + saffron toum + watercress
26
Tah – Dig
basmati rice + braised lamb + figs + turmeric + pine nuts
55
Roasted Lamb Shoulder for Two
slow braised lamb + sumac + pickles + house lavash
25
Short Rib Kebab
chemen + truffle tzatziki + pine nut dukkah + mint
48
Lamb Rack
muhammara + middle eastern gremolata + coriander salt
75
Dry Aged Ribeye
za'atar butter + smoked eggplant
RICE
19
Mejadra
lentil + hung yogurt + fried shallots
25
Black Truffle
truffle paste + foraged mushrooms + crème fraîche
19
Sweet Jeweled
carrot + saffron + barberries + almonds
19
Persian Kale
crispy lentils + black beans + aleppo pepper + labneh + dry lime
SIDES
12
Crispy Hand Rolled Couscous
collards + halloumi
14
Cauliflower
green tahini + za'atar + persian feta
14
Grilled Carrots
harissa honey + hazelnut dukkah + cilantro
9
Thrice-Cooked Fries
za'atar + toum
14
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
halloumi + tahini + yogurt
12
Sweet Potato Mash
lime pickle + pomegranate molasses + mint
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Lebanese, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We dined at Byblos before the theatre. The menu had many options, and the server suggested that we choose 3 to 5 menu items. The items we selected were unusual and of outstanding quality. The service was prompt and attentive.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank tpr244
Reviewed 4 days ago

A Mediterranean delight. Loved the Cocktails here before settling down and enjoying some creative Mediterranean dishes.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank peteagostino
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wear your shorts and t-shirt. The air conditioning did not work on the night I went and it was very hot and stuffy upstairs. In our large group everyone removed their jackets but we were still sweating. It’s unfortunate because the food was excellent. Probably...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank k337lee
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rebecca and her team were extremely racist, rude and arrogant. We asked for a table of four and she told us only the bar was available to come back in 30 minutes. We came back in 30 minutes and she rudely and arrogantly said to...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Reyhana P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed some fine cocktails, and then the waiter explained how the ordering works and highlighted some of his favorite dishes. We mostly followed his advice, and ended up with a truly enchanting meal. The eggplant dumplings and fig salad were particularly good, and the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Cheenius
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met friends we hadn't seen for a while, had a small child with us, they were attentive, prompt and even went to the restaurant next door for ketchup for the little one!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Joan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very imaginative interpretations of middle eastern food. A bit pricey, but worth it. Lamb shoulder was tender and flavourful. The pides were nicely done. Good service.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank rosst661
Reviewed May 20, 2019

This restaurant serves Mediterranean style food. We had about 14 different dishes and each one was better than the next. We thoroughly enjoyed our first experience. Our waitress was awesome! The restaurant catered to different allergies and heat preferences and the chef was clearly excellent....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 51Foodie2014
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We had a pre-theatre dinner at Byblos (it is in the perfect location for the Toronto theatres on King Street). Five stars for each of the service, food and atmosphere. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. The space is...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank CAM1202
Reviewed May 10, 2019

It was quite a walk to Byblos from our uptown apartment and we were beginning to wonder whether it was going to be worth it. It was definitely worth it! Flavours and food combinations that were exquisite. The slow cooked lamb was melt in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tororeal
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Questions & Answers
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drbugs11
August 3, 2018|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
I saw all types of dress when we were there, but dress casual would be the best option.
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Shaista K
April 12, 2018|
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Response from melissaz756 | Reviewed this property |
Im actually unsure as well
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cksm2018
February 10, 2018|
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Response from ESHKM | Reviewed this property |
I think so, but you can check their website. They should have a menu.
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