I can’t remember the last dinner I had where every single dish I tried was incredible. I was in South Beach with a big group of girls, and Byblos pulled off an incredible 4-course tasting dinner for 14 with every dish coming out at the perfect temperature and timing. Our 3-hour dinner was a true culinary experience, and I would recommend everything on our menu. The restaurant is small and intimate with food served on mismatched vintage china. There is a small bar area which had a constant flow of people and good energy on a Saturday evening. This restaurant is definitely about the food though and not the scene, which isn’t exactly the norm for South Beach.
Below are some of my fav dishes from the night! For dessert, you MUST try the Strawberry Cheesecake Qatayef.
Roasted Red Beets: pistachio + caraway + labneh + barbari bread
Spanish Octopus: fingerling potato + biber chili vinaigrette + preserved lemon
Vine Ripened Tomato Salad: pomegranate + persian feta + pickled red onion
Turkish Manti Dumpling: smokey eggplant + yogurt sauce + molasses
Creamed Spinach Pide: feta cheese + toum + dukkah
Yogurt Baked Fluke: toasted bread crumbs + walnuts + brown butter
Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse: sweet cream + katafi baklava
+ coffee molasses + chocolate caramel tuile
Strawberry Cheesecake Qatayef: sumac strawberry + honey syrup + pistachio
Marrakesh Garden: Bombay dry gin, cold pressed cucumber, celery, fresh mint & lime
1545 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139