Byblos has one of the best Miami Spice menus you’ll try this year. Although there are over 250 restaurants participating in Spice, you can tell some restaurants are just going through the motions. Not Byblos: The Mediterranean establishment fully embraces the two-month promotion, giving guests a taste of the best dishes on the menu. If there’s only one Miami Spice deal you try, make it this one. Here’s why.
When it comes to Miami Spice, we’re all about options. The more variety on the menu, the better. At Byblos, you start your meal by choosing two mezze selections from a list of 10 mouthwatering items. For comparison’s sake, most restaurants we encounter typically provide three or four options, so you’re already off to a great start.
Our highlights were the Lamb Ribs and the Trabzon Flatbread, both of which taste as good as they look. The latter, in particular, really stood out with its delicious egg; that creamy yolk had us wishing all eggs tasted as good. Other items available included Baked Hummus (which swaps pita for crunchy bread), Sujuk Pide (think Mediterranean pizza) and a Baby Gem Salad (simple and clean).
Your next course is comprised of a main and a side. Again, most places we’ve visited limit you to just a main, so you’ve already gotten more than your money’s worth at this point. We can’t recommend the Local Snapper enough — it was love at first bite. Served atop a charaime sauce, the dish looks like a million bucks and tastes like it, too. Extra hungry? The Flank Steak is big enough to feed two people, and it’s as tasty as it is sizable. Pair either dish with a side of crisp Snap Peas or spicy Batata Harra, and you’ll be on cloud 9.
Thankfully, most of the dessert options are on the lighter side. If you’re fairly full — we’re not surprised — go for the lovely and fragrant Pomegranate Sorbet. When you compare it to the other desserts, it looks so simple. Trust us, though: It can carry its own weight. If decadence is what you want, that’s exactly what you’ll find in the Pizelle, a pistachio ice cream sandwich. Our favorite, however, was the Strawberry Cheesecake Qatayef — it’s something special. We haven’t stumbled upon anything like these little pockets of creamy cheesecake anywhere else. They’re incredible.
We’ve eaten our fair share of Miami Spice dinners in the past few weeks, but nothing compares to the quality and value of this Miami Spice menu. Byblos has pulled out all the stops for diners, and you better take advantage of this deal while you can. The menu is available every day for dinner, but it’s limited on Fridays and Saturdays (6 p.m. to 7 p.m.). Now hurry up and go make your reservation.