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Byzantium

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499 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6, 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
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, friendly staff, and conveniently located in village. The restaurant opens up to the street and is great people watching as you sip on your cocktail!! Highly recommend. We will definitely be back during our next trip to Toronto!!

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Thank KHAtlanta
Saint John, Canada
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110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Endless list of Martini's.. and if you don't see your favorite on the menu.. they will easily accommodate and mix it up! Very happy we chose Byzantium, the atmosphere was fun, the servers were all very easy going and helpful and the owner came out to greet us which was a very nice touch. The food was impressive - I... More 

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Thank rcroz2
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Unlike most stuffy fine dining locals, this place was very friendly and laid back. We went on jazz night, not too loud if you sit further back. Food was pricy, but worth it. They also have dishes like Kangaroo for the more adventurous foodies.

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Ajax, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I have been to Byzantium on numerous occasions; the food is outstanding and the ambiance is sublime. Their unique Caesar salad is one of my personal favourites. The staff is friendly and attentive and the owner is usually on hand to make sure things are running smoothly. You will never be disappointed!!!

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Toronto
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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Oahu, Hawaii
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14 reviews
6 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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103 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
International, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 499 Church St, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (416) 922-3859

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

Staying in Downtown

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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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