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Byblos

200 E. 39th St., New York, NY 10016 40.748812 -73.975814
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212- 687-0808 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

byblosny.com

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Prices

$14.95-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Murray Hill may seem like an unlikely place for Little Lebanon, but Byblos, family-owned and -operated since 1990, manages to manifest some Mediterranean warmth and piquancy. Just past the dark, elegant bar, well-spaced, linen-draped tables are framed by wood paneling and ocher walls and discreetly lit by sconces and recessed fixtures. As you’d expect from a Lebanese restaurant, there’s equal emphasis on presentation and abundance for familiar dishes like lemony baba ghannouj, briny stuffed grape leaves, and hummus with mix-ins like spiced meat and pine nuts. Sandwich fanciers, take note: The “grilled cheese” consists of just that: delectable tangy squares of chewy goat’s-milk cheese, grilled. Among the kitchen’s well-spiced and marinated meats, fish, and poultry are national favorites like baked kibbeh (a mix of spiced ground lamb, bulgur, and pine nuts) and savory shish taouk (chicken marinated in a salty, sharp sauce then broiled on skewers). The rich, tender lamb’s breast, a house special, is stuffed with a mixture of seasoned rice and shredded lamb.

Belly Dancing

Late nights Friday and Saturday feature live entertainment: See Website or call for times and details.

Prix-Fixe Options
There’s a well-priced three-course lunch special and an equally reasonable “deluxe” dinner, which includes a generous assortment of appetizers, an entrée, and dessert.

Recommended Dishes

Grilled cheese, $7.95; grilled kafta kebab, $21.95; stuffed lamb breast, $18.95

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