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.
We don’t even know where to start with this article. Why? Because we’re still recovering from the mindblowing lunch we experienced at Marion, one of Brickell’s latest additions. The Mediterranean bistro, whose kitchen is led by Michelin-caliber Chef Jean Paul Lourdes, is pumping out some terrific cuisine in an equally terrific atmosphere.
Marion is actually five concepts in one: a restaurant, a bakery, a market, an oyster bar and a café. When you first walk in, it can be a little overwhelming with so much going on. But once you settle in, prepare for a culinary experience like no other.
Byblos and Miami Food Pug have a history. We’ve been following this popular Toronto restaurant for months now; when we first found out a Miami outpost was coming, the place was scheduled to open in March. So yeah, we’ve been waiting a while.
A few weeks back, the media invite arrived and we found ourselves in the former Catch space at 1545 Collins Avenue. Would Byblos’s Eastern Mediterranean fare impress us after all these months?