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Mediterranean-Inspired Byblos Finally Opens its Doors Tonight

The Toronto-based restaurant takes over the former Catch Miami space

Byblos Miami

After months of anticipation, Byblos is officially opening its doors tonight at 1545 Collins Avenue — marking its first location in the U.S.

The menu features Eastern Mediterranean cuisine along with North African influences, created by executive chef Stuart Cameron. Expect a variety of small and large plates using "regionally specific-spices" and modern methods. Signature items include dishes like a 'la minute rice' and Turkish bread cooked in a stone oven.

As for what you'll be drinking, its "tableside spirit infused cold tea trolley" has made its way down to the Miami location along with a large selection of beers and wines from the Eastern Mediterranean coast and plenty of "creative" cocktails. The 200-seat space was designed by design firm Munge Leung — the same people behind places like the Alibi Cocktail Lounge at Aria Resort & Casino and 1OAK Las Vegas at Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Keeping with the Mediterranean theme, it features a "palette of soft blue, green, off-white tones and whitewashed oak flow throughout the restaurant," 17-foot-high ceilings, terrazzo flooring and accordion-style fabric-wrapped art panels.

Byblos will be open seven days a week from 5 p.m. to close beginning tonight. For reservations email

The James Royal Palm

1545 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (305) 604-5700

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