This gem of a restaurant opened in March this year located on Duncan St, north of King St. Byblos (www.byblostoronto.com) is partnered by Charles Khabouth and Hanif Harji who also own Weslodge (I am shocked by this since I didn’t like Weslodge at all) and Patria.
Byblos is inspired by Eastern Mediterranean regions and is tapas. We sat upstairs on the second floor (there are four floors) which had beautiful geometric tile work, cool drop down lighting and really comfortable booths.
Our server was very knowledgeable with the menu, he advised us 6 dishes (3 small, 3 large) would be perfect to share with a group of 3. He also easily recommended some of his favourite dishes.
We ordered the Citrus Mixed Olives, Lamb Ribs, B.C. Mussels, Chargrilled Cornish Hen and Seared Cauliflower.
I do not normally like olives but these were quite good, they were not the normal bitter salty taste. The flavor was light.
The lamb ribs melted in your mouth like butter and the Dukkah (a mixture of herbs) on top added the perfect crunch.
This was my first time trying mussels and I was shocked. I thought I wouldn’t like them and they were delicious, the sauce was great for dipping bread in!