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180 Queen Street W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada (China Town)
416-977-6400
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Ranked #377 of 6,841 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $282
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Continental, Contemporary
Neighborhood: China Town
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: University
Transit: Subway: Osgoode Station Street Car: Queen West Street Car
Description: Nota Bene was named Canada's best new restaurant by Toronto Life & Air Canada's EnRoute magazine and was voted as one of Canada's Top Ten New Restaurants by Where Magazine. Located at 180 Queen Street West, Nota Bene bridges the Toronto business district with funky Queen West; steps away from the Theatre district and the Four Seasons Centre For The Preforming Arts. Open Lunch and dinner, the menu features fresh, seasonal cuisine executed by Chef David Lee and delivered in a professional and yet casual atmosphere designed by Tom Payne of KPMB.
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Great Wakering, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, excellent service. Limited choices for vegetarians and nothing on menu for vegans, but one of our party was gluten free and an alternative was quickly and easily provided with no fuss. Well worth a visit.

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Lyon, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Good food but a bit expensive for what it is. Not the best choice for a romantic dinner. More appropriate for corporate meals

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Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Went for dinner, extremely overpriced for what you get. 2 people with a decent bottle of wine..almost $500. Ridiculous. Good staff but definitely not worth it. Could have gone to the Keg or similar and had a better meal for way less $$.

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toronto ,canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Excellent meal , high end service/ warm and friendly staff .... beautiful decor ! Very comfortable place to spend an evening out with good friends ......

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Oakville, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very pleased withe the service and quality of food. Beautiful decor and artwork. Steak was fantastic! One of the best service with attention to detail we've had in a long time! Will return!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I am no stranger to fine dining restaurants in Toronto and around the world. Surprisingly, Nota Bene was on my one visit up there with the best of them. The food was fresh and flavourful, and the dishes were intricately put together.

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London, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I took my staff here for our holiday lunch this year and won't be back. The service was robotic in its efficiency but equally lacking in any feeling; I felt like we were part of an assembly line process. The food was good but not exceptional. For example, one of us had the fish tacos and was surprised that the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
763 helpful votes 763 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I went here with work for lunch. Thank goodness I wasn't paying. It wasn't cheap, especially considering the portion sizes. The food was good, but also felt there was limited choice (you can see the menus online). I tried the cherry coke (not the branded cherry coke, but a speciality drink made by them). It was good, worth a try.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This place was really busy when we visited but that didn't impact on the level of service we received - nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was to die for. We started by sharing a starter which was presented in two separate bowls which I thought was a lovely touch, followed by the most tender venison... More 

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Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I some what like the place but did not feel the warmth or coziness given its quite a huge space. I felt it's another typical toronto theatre district resturant with a very limited menu. Now don't get me wrong it's a good spot to have quick snack and pre theatre drinks.

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Additional Information about Nota Bene

Address: 180 Queen Street W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada
Phone Number: 416-977-6400
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > China Town
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 282
Cuisine: American, Continental, Contemporary

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