October 1st, 2017
1545 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
I’ve professed my love for Byblos many times over. Once again, my dinner was a multiflavored adventure of the highest caliber.
What I tried:
HIT: That Middle Eastern Fried Chicken was something else. The habanero-spiced hot sauce, set at an 8 out of 10, is not for the faint-hearted. The pickles cut through the spice and balanced out the dish. Very much like every time I dine at Byblos, the Black Truffle Pide and Sweet Jeweled Rice are an absolute must.
MISS: Not a single thing. GO!
Byblos reigns as one of the top restaurants to visit, Miami Spice or not. Great job!
September 10th, 2016
What I tried:
HIT: I know, it looks like we had the entire menu. Almost. It’s hard to choose what stood out; the ENTIRE experience was a HIT. I actually plan on writing about it a little more in its own post soon. For now, I’ll have to call it a TIE and award the Black Truffle Pide and Chargrilled Cornish Hen the stars for the night. Hot, soft, cheesy, and topped with shaved truffles, the pide was mmm mmm mmm worthy. I gluttonously ate it slowly and I won’t admit just how many pieces I had. Insert guilty face here. The hen was unexpectedly delicate despite its rustically chargrilled exterior.
MISS: After so many back to back perfect dishes, the Falafel Salad fell short as bland and a little boring. Perhaps serving it with additional green goddess dressing and making the falafel a little bigger could help? Not necessarily bad, just uneventful next to the rest of the standout dishes served.
TIP: A pricey, but well worth add-on to conclude dinner is their Cold Tea Service. $35 for two or $70 for four.
I admit, I often fall in love hard with dishes here and there and won’t stop raving about them. But it’s not often I get so easily wooed by the entire experience at a restaurant. I cannot believe it took me so long to make my way here. Already finding ways to pencil dinner here once again. Byblos took me by storm.