It’s been a minute since we’ve been to BYBLOS Uptown (2537 Yonge Street), but quickly did we realize what we missed! This Eastern Mediterranean mecca of elegance, offers a sophisticated and elevated dining experience, identical to its celebrated location downtown on Duncan St. Take that elegant charm and add a bit of live music to the mix, and you have a wonderful way to cap-off a long work week the right way!
Launching just a few weeks back, the lounge upstairs at the Yonge Street hotspot now has live music with Toronto-based Jazz band The Sonny Balcones featured. And they are amazing, with lots of applause heard throughout their three-hour set 5-8 PM.
Add to this ambience some beautiful cocktails and shareable plates, and you have an amazing night out.
Can we recommend enough the Pineapple-basedBIRDS OF PARADISE Cocktail? This is pure refreshment over crushed ice and a sprig of mint.
Dishes are meant to be split among friends and we were left mesmerized by flavour. TheBeef Tartare is a balanced plate of flavours: tart and savoury with a bit of heat, featuring toum + mint + capers + sumac + kohlrabi + zhug + pickled chili + sesame lavash.
The Menu’s Pide selections are enticing and we tried the Black Truffle & Cheese, which was heaven with every decadent bite containing mozzarella + feta + akawi + oregano + black truffle on a flatbread.
Turkish Manti Dumplingsare dumplings like we’ve never had. Spiced beautifully with a bit of Sumach, they sit in a sauce of eggplant + yogurt sauce + date molasses. You definitely want an extra flatbread to dip.
And just when we thought this Menu couldn’t be any more flavourful, the best was saved for last – Dessert. Byblos‘ Blood Orange Pavlova, highlighted bycardamom + orange sumac marmalade + blood orange curd. Simple perfection.
Flavours and sounds we won’t soon forget! Follow BYBLOS TORONTO on Instagram for more.