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About Nota Bene
Nota Bene restaurant is a sophisticated dining establishment created and run by famed Toronto Chef, David Lee. Opened in August 2008, the restaurant has garnered much critical acclaim and has been featured on countless “best of” lists including Toronto Life, En Route Magazine, Maclean's and most recently, Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.
Contemporary American, Continental, Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Bar: Weekdays: 11:30am - Close; Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Nota Bene offers a conveniently located public parking lot on St. Patrick Street, one street west of the restaurant.
Subway: Osgoode Station
Street Car: Queen West Street Car
Private Party Facilities:
- Available for lunch, dinner + reception events
- Accommodates up to 36 seated guests or 60 for a standing reception
- Seasonally-inspired group menu options available
- Sommelier to assist with wine selection
Private Party Contact:
Mel Payne: (416) 977-6400
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Full Restaurant Bookings are available for lunch and/or dinner events:
-Accommodates 75-175 people seated / up to 200 for a standing reception
-Custom menus created by Chef Lee
The NB BAR can be booked for partial of full use:
-Accommodates groups of 10-100 people
-Passed canapés and bar snack menus are available
Nota Bene Ratings and Reviews
The wagyu was really good! The waitress was good in recommending the perfect type of wine for the steak.
Good service awesome food!I like this restaurant!
Great ambience, simple menu, delicious food, and attentive, friendly and very professional service.
I enjoyed my late night dinner there. Will definitely come back again.
This restaurant was surprisingly dead for Winterlicious. The food was sub-par and not worth the value, the basics was swimming in butter and the lamp shank was comparable to a short rib in flavor. The desert options were scarce as we couldn’t wait for the dinner to end
Awesome in every way
The Winterlicious menu was outstanding. Greatly enjoyed by all four of us. The service was good, though our table for four was only set for three. Staff were quite flustered, and had us standing for a bit. Otherwise, a delightful evening.
The space overall felt simultaneously finessed, fun, and comfortable—good balance. The food was very good, as expected, but the staff exceeded my expectations with their responsiveness and their attentiveness to the needs of the table, particularly around timing as we had another event following dinner.
Really nice food, awesome service. Had a very good lunch
Booked this resto for it's rave reviews and had great expectations. Rather underwhelming and disappointing.
Winterlicious for lunch. Great food - forest mushroom salad followed by capellini with mushroom sauce. Wow. Great flavours, good portions. Appreciate the quality - it was really good!
Simply delicious. I'm happy every time I dine here. I cannot wait to go back.
It was winterlicious so I imagine the restaurant was busier then normal which would account for the noise levels. The waiter set us up for a dining experience ‘we will be amazed’ with and was not. The food was good, but not amazing good. Lamb shank was tender but lacked any kind of noticeable flavour. Dessert was good- sticky toffee pudding.
Food was great. Server was nice. Cozy dining environment with fine decor.
Though the space is large and can seem impersonal, I have always felt well taken care of at NB. The food was excellent even though a Winterlicious menu can be constraining -- foie gras, terrine, mushroom pasta, and a pudding sweet were all extremely good.
Always wonderful! Fantastic food and impeccable service.
Excellent food, service and environment. First time there and will come back.
Food was excellent. We had 3 appetizers: cheek, duck salad and octopus. Delicious! Then venison (melt in mouth) and black cod, Mango sorbet with coconut tapioca. Really great meal and great service. Plan to return soon for another enjoyable experience! Highly recommended.
Was a blast, would definitely go back to try the rest of the menu. Excellent team!
Staff and food was good
I've been here many times for the inventive Asian-fusion food and the stellar service. Had a lovely conversation with the sommelier at the end of the meal that will bring me back so that I might continue it.
Really great experience. Tristan our server was very knowledgeable and extremely nice. Dave tested us to some Canadian whiskey to sample. Food was amazing. Fresh and seasonal, just as advertised. Definitely would go back.
We chose the tasting menu for a New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. The food was good but hard to justify the price tag of $864 including wine pairings for 4 ppl (not including tip). Decor was minimalist and the wind from outside during the deep freeze was blowing in the front door onto our table. I would recommend this spot for a special occasion but be prepared to pay a hefty bill.
Great food and great service! I would definitely go back.
Fine. Solid good. Swift service.
Good dining place in downtown.
Food is good.
The pork cheek is amazing!!!!!!!
Good choice for date!!!
Fantastic service - we split our entrees, and the server had the kitchen course it out like a tasting menu. Delightful staff and top notch food. Awesome experience.
Would go back, food is great and so is the service, I wish there was less noise
Small and pricey dishes. Great desserts!
Lovely restaurant close to the Four Seasons Centre. Ate with friends before the Ballet, and ordered the pre-theatre meal. Except for the dry fish, we enjoyed the meal. Other members of my group ordered off the regular menu and raved about their dinners.
We dine here every time we visit Toronto. Lunch and dinner work well. Always a treat. Highly recommend. Close to opera house and theater district.
Sophisticated and adults environment.
It is such big open space restaurant but welcoming and distance is perfect.
Great pre-show option with interesting menu and enjoyable atmosphere. Service was very good.
We usually have a great experience at this restaurant, but unfortunately this time we booked through Open Table and they didn't have our reservation when we arrived. They put us in the bar area rather than the dining room, which was ok but not what you expect for a $200 meal for 2.
Impeccable service , delicious food and great drinks& wine.
The service was great albeit a bit overbearing at times...staff needs to relax a bit...but overall great.
Always a treat. The atmosphere is sophisticated but not stuffy or snobby. The service is impeccable and the food divine. Never disappointed. I would recommend the lounge/bar area for more intimate dining, as the main dining room in the upper seating area can get noisy when full.
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