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Nota Bene

#104 of 6,607 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Queen Street and West Queen West
Canadian, International, Contemporary
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180 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada (University)
416-977-6400
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Today
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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Toronto
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122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank AnnaDM
Aurora
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112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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81 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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London
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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3 of 5 stars 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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St. Catharines, Canada
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Corkage fee $35: high but bringing your own is better than paying 3xs the cost of a bottle from their list. I can only infer that they were shoving water refills to pad the bill. Attentive service is one thing - filling your glass every few moments, when it's not required and charging $8.00 a bottle for their soda-stream water... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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226 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I LOVED Nota Bene. They got everything right. Yes, the prices were quite high (expect about 120 CAD/person) but well worth it. I decided to do a vegetarian evening and every dish was spot on. The vegetables were so fresh, high quality, perfectly cooked and flavored that dinner was a complete pleasure. They also had some nice wines - including... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

I was back in TO for work and just heading over to the Eaton Centre to pick up a few things when I walked by Nota Bene and decided to grab a quick lunch in the bar. Thursdays lunch special is the steak sandwich which I thought would be quick and usually a good choice so I ordered it. The... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Been there twice. Very noisy, but hospitable. The food is good, but not over the top. I'm not sure if I'll go back. I only went there the second time because it was a better choice than the restaurants around that area of Toronto.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

A group of 11 visited this restaurant during a recent convention. This very fine restaurant is "High Class" and pricy, however the service of Luis and his staff was professional, efficient and friendly. The dining room ceiling was decorated uniquely with dried vines and well lighted. The table well set and was large making it easy to converse. One of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$24 - $282
Cuisine
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada
    (University)
  • 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
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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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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