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Nota Bene

) #138 of 7,022 Restaurants in Toronto $$$$ , International,
180 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada
+1 416-977-6400
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“duck salad” (21 reviews)
“cavatelli” (11 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
180 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We like to go to Nota Bene whenever we can. It's our favourite restaurant in Toronto. The food is always excellent - we highly recommend the Alaskan Sea Bass if it's available. It melts in your mouth like butter. The chef cooks is just to...More

Thank Quindaelin
Reviewed 1 week ago

It should have been a clue that this restaurant was not a good choice since it had hardly any customers on a Friday evening. Although the food was quite good, it was not outstanding and the portions were small. There were not many vegetables served...More

Thank mslmsu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took advantage of the Summerlicious Menu and enjoyed a whole wonderful variety of offerings. The Crispy Duck Salad was definitely a highlight. Between our four diners we had a pasta with Ragu, steak and Atlantic Char. All really great! We added an order of...More

Thank Jewelsworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced. Pretentious. Small portions. Inexperienced and inattentive staff... need I go on? Such ridiculous attempt to look 'chic' by charging for the bread!! Really??!! At those prices the bread should have been made from unicorn tears! For a Saturday night, we could not believe how...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a great meal at summerlicious. Great tuna and tomato appetizers and great fish and pasta main courses. The service was attentive. Would come back for regular menu.

Thank Dundasmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service... the food outstanding and the wine selection complements a must for anyone with a palate for superb food and excectional wines

Thank Bill N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Summerlicious was our first dinner at Note Bene but won't be our last. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back.

Thank Lynda H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here on a double-date and, while we loved the service, the food was "oversold" by the server, and was very disappointing. Pasta was a bit undercooked and the combinations of tastes sometimes did not work. Overall, we were hoping for an inventive and smart...More

Thank U K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went with two friends for the first day of Summerlicious for lunch. The food was absolutely outstanding. One person ordered the beet salad, Vietnamese chicken slaw, and the sorbet, another ordered the lobster soup, the blackened whitefish, and the trifle, and I had the tuna...More

Thank nancyandleslie
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I visited Nota Bene before attending the ballet at the Four Seasons Centre and it was delightful. I would love to return on another occasion when not as hurried and order from the full menu. The pre-ballet menu was well conceived and everything arrived promptly...More

Thank Sherill3
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,
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Karl J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 75
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-977-6400
  • E-mail
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.
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