"The staff and ambience make the place" declare patrons of this "gay village fixture" at Church and Wellesley where lively servers deliver Eclectic-Continental dishes – including the "best Caesar salad" – in a vibrant, mosaic-adorned space; there's also a "great selection of martinis", which gives diners the confidence to "dance away" the night "with the guys."
An attractive but low-key bar/restaurant, Byzantium attracts an affable gay and straight crowd. The cocktails are both excellent and reasonably priced (try either the Red Velvet or the Black Orchid -- they are as delicious as the names are dramatic). You can follow drinks with dinner in the adjacent top-notch dining room.
I have been here dancing before (always a fantastic time!), but came here for the first time to eat a couple of weeks ago with a large group.
I started with the Caesar salad. The presentation was unique. The salad was tasty with the roasted garlic, but I have had better Caesar's before. For dinner I had the lamb burger. It was pretty delicious. The fries were great too (though I would have... more
Guys!!!! Ceazer salad, carppachio and steak with madagaska pepercorn souce(mb I wrote a wrong name of souce) was delicious!!!
Very nice atmosphere. Quiet and cozy. The service was not intrusive. The waiter brought the wrong drinks, but it was not too bad. We shared an appetizer and each ate steak. We drank two martinis and the bill was $ 150)
It was good) Thanks.
Like there Fridays and Saturday nights...
Nice place to chill with your friends .
Good spirit !!
Byzantium stands out among the gay and lesbian bars in Toronto and has even bagged awards for Best Romantic Restaurant, Toronto's Best Martini and Number One Place For Cocktails. Charming touches such as a mirror patterned like leaves, lime green walls, patterned wooden doors and sliding walls that create a large lounge area, all lend to the oomph and glamor of this place. Although primarily... more
The secluded deck at the rear of this popular cantina welcomes tourists and locals alike. Still known for market seasonal samplers like crisp crab cakes with summer slaw, this joint located in the Village, features a lengthy martini list (and has won Now Magazine’s Toronto’s Best Martini award seven times).
Known for its charming goods looks, Byzantium boasts a flashy, chic décor and... more