Miami Spice Review of Byblos

What we had: Every year that they’ve participated Byblos has put on an impressive show for Spice’ers and this year proves no different: each diner gets to choose from dozens of options with each person getting two small plates to start, a main course, a side and a dessert – an impressive spread worthy of a Sultan. Standouts on the appetizers include the shakshouka (baked tomato-egg dish), the beets with labneh cheese, pide bread with spinach and feta, lamb ribs and duck kibbeh. On the mains they’ve added the decadent Byblos burger from this year’s SOBEWFF Burger Bash competition along with crowd pleasers like the Middle Eastern fried chicken, yogurt-baked cod and shortrib kebab. Sides of sweet jeweled couscous and Persian kale rice will keep everyone happy while desserts of honey-soaked loukoumades and pistachio ice cream pizzelle are a fitting ending to the crazy feast.

An added bonus: the Spice dinner is offered all seven nights a week – a generous touch.

Who should go to this venue: This place is perfect for a date night but even better to share with a big group of friends – there are so many options that you’ll have dozens of plates crowding the table making it a gorgeous family-style meal.