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Nota Bene

#103 of 6,708 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Queen Street and West Queen West
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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180 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada (University)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ambiance and good food, we had Spiral Zucchini Salad, Cavatelli Bolognese, and Goossens Farms Rainbow Trout it was wonderful specially the pasta.

Thank SA-Toronto
Grande Prairie, Canada
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nota Bene does not disappoint. I had booked dinners with colleagues while working Toronto for a week and we had the pleasure of dining at four fantastic locales during the week: Bosk, Bymark, La Firenze and Nota Bene. On my polling the group at the end of the week, this was the hands-down favourite. I had previously dined here a... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every components of our birthday meal put together by Chef Lee tonight was absolutely delectable!....a true reflection of his forte in developing unique and wonderful taste profile. Dishes and courses were perfectly proportioned, beautifully conceived and crafted, gorgeously plated, and most of all, wonderful in both taste and textural interaction..... this is truly a Michelin star caliber creation and culinary... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From outside this place looks insignificant. In a good sense. I have passed by it multiple times, and never noticed it. A friend recommended me to go to Nota Bene and ot my surprised it's located in a very common route of mine. When I got in, the appearance was slick and nice. Service was enticing. Reading the menu, it... More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

There is an a obvious reason why Nota Bene recently made the top list of restaurants in Toronto and it appears that others are catching on. I have been to this place and reviewed it a couple times but this was the best meal that I have had yet. We feasted on halibut, steak and suckling pig. Everyone enjoyed their... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We had Summerlicious lunch here with our daughters. It is so very pretty inside. The service is wonderful and the food very good. I found the portions to be a little small. Not sure if they do this because it's Summerlicious? If I was ordering off the regular menu and the sizes are the same, I would be disappointed. Service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

First time at Nota Bene , so we opted for the tasting menu - enjoyed all the courses was surprised to see a sausage course but it was really good . I thought for the level of dining it was really good value . Also great Gin menu that added to the evening

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

From the corian table tops to the eclectic wall art, this is still one of the best restaurants in Toronto. After Mr. Prevedello sold his interest to his chefs, the restaurant's interior has been updated and the food has stayed at the leading edge of culinary Toronto. The Lychee Cactus Pear drink was so good that I had the two.... More 

Thank James W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I had the summerlicious menu at Nota Bene and very course was fantastic. Being a pescatarian I noticed the lobster bisque than was on the online menu was missing and was not replaced with another fish dish on the menu, meaning I was left with only the veggie option, the waiter offered me the tuna ceviche (which was... More 

Thank M_S_Lloyd
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

my girlfriend and I booked lunch for summerlicious. I ordered the lobster bisque it was pretty good my gf ordered the BLT salad was trying to be way to complicated and fell way to short.. the main course I ordered the pork with japchae noodles would not recommend ordering this tasted like hamburger helper and not very pleasant noodles, my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$24 - $282
Canadian, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada
  • Public Transportation: Subway: Osgoode Station Street Car: Queen West Street Car
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighborhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: 416-977-6400
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Queen Street and West Queen West
Known as the Art & Design District, West Queen West is one of the most energetic and dynamic of Toronto's neighborhoods. Along with its great modernist museums, clubs, and restaurants, it's home to some of the funkiest specialty shops, ranging from clothing to stationary to collectables, and caters to niche and vintage shoppers of all kinds. That makes it a mecca for creatives, including hobbyists designers, writers, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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