Miami Beach, FL 33139
- Sunday through Thursday 6 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6 to 2 a.m.
- Vegetarian Friendly, Family Style, Fireplace, Kid Friendly, Multi-Level, Private Party
- Full bar
- Parking Validation, Valet Parking
- Reservations Required, Online Reservations Available
Byblos, the Eastern Mediterranean eatery at the Royal Palm South Beach, is a good time. The focus is on interpreting dishes from Levantine culture, found mostly in Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, and parts of southern Turkey. The original Byblos is in Toronto, and as is often the case with Miami outposts, this outpost boasts a more extensive seafood selection than its northern sibling. It's also equipped with a wood-burning oven, used to bake pide (Turkish flatbread) and barbari bread (Persian flatbread) each morning. Pillowy and perfectly golden, the barbari bread is dusted with the kitchen's personal za'atar spice mixture. Order it with a plate of roasted red beets and organic labneh — a thick, tangy yogurt-like dip that's cultured in-house. Insider tip: Visit Friday night, when Byblos hosts live music and entertainment beginning at 9 p.m. in its sprawling back-room lounge.
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