Byblos, located on Collins Avenue is classic South Beach Miami art deco all the way. Inside, the decor is old world meets new with tons of gold and vintage metal accents around bursts of teal and corral. Fresh clean and beach-like with ties back to the mediterranean with colorful terra cotta plates and platters.
The downstairs at Byblos is the bar/lounge and some of the dining room, but up the candlelit stairs is the main dining room, which is spectacular. Thirty-foot ceilings, paneled wall coverings, plush velour couches, polished wood floors and golden chandeliers create a fabulous environment.
The eatery serves Eastern Mediterranean cuisine, with heavy influence on tradition combined with modern technique.
Noteworthy appetizers include the salmon tartar, steak tartar, Fig salad, and eggplant. Additionally, be sure to sample the duck kibbeh and lamb ribs, the fig salad, steak tartare, midye tava (crispy mussels), and the roasted red beets.