An excellent occasion in allAn excellent occasion in all ways. The food was way, way above average, the ambiance modern/pleasant if a shade cold, and the service really first class. I wanted something a bit special for a birthday occasion and was not in the lease disappointed. Many thanks to all involved.11/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNota Bene was very very goodNota Bene was very very good in every aspect. It was a very pleasant dining experience. We have to go back more often. Thanks.9/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDon't Judge a Book by it's CoverFood and service was great. Location a bit unusual from the outside but a positive experience inside.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat evening at Nota BeneWe were very pleased with both the excellent food and superior service. The fusion menu is novel and delicious. Service was excellently timed to our needs; not intrusive but attentive. Highly recommend for a great night out5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWeird Serving Sizes - Main DishesWe went for the theatre pre-fixe before the opera and each had 2 courses - appetizer and main. My dinner companion had the Cornish game hen, and it was so big that we joked with the waiter that it must have been on steroids. She could not eat it all, which turned out to be a good thing.
I had the black cod which was excellent; however, the serving size was miniscule. It even looked skimpy on my plate. I did not have enough to eat. I ended up eating my companion's leftover Cornish game hen. Suggest that you increase the serving size for the cod, as fish is much lighter than fowl or meat & thus less filling. I wondered if you had reduced the serving size of the black cod because of it being on the prix-fixe menu. I hope not.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall I had a good experienceOverall I had a good experience at the restaurant. The lobster salad is amazing as well as the mushroom truffle cavatelli. I also ordered the 'pulled pork tostada' and on the menu it didnt mention that this is a suckling pig. I found afterwards once we received the cheque as it states "Suckling pig". I do not like to eat premature animals (veal, sucking etc.) and I was upset that this info was not on the menu.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Opera DinnerExcellent Pre-Theatre Dinner menu and service. Location is one short block from the Four Seasons Centre, so it is easy to have a relaxing dinner and get to the opera in time. We will come back some other time to try the regular menu.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful!How do I begin to describe my time at Nota Bene? Let's start off with the most courteous waiting staff I have ever encountered. The pacing was perfect, we were never long without food or drink, but it never felt rushed. The food was to die for. The lobster appetizer was incredible, so many flavours on one plate, so little time. The cod and beef tenderloin were absolutely fantastic. Both melted in your mouth. Salted caramel truffles for dessert topped it all off.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent DinnerI've wanted to try Nota Bene for some time and finally had the opportunity to visit. The Hamachi Ceviche appetizer is highly recommended! The Côte de Boeuf was quite a feast and done perfectly. I haven't been a fan of bone marrow, but the side dish changed my mind.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful serviceBest waitress I have had in years. Wife and I both enjoyed the Cote de Bouef.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing Experience!I had read all sorts of "good stuff" about this restaurant, and it didn't disappoint. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, each individual we dealt with was lovely. It was an anniversary lunch with my boss, who is what one would call a "Bay Street lawyer". He had not heard of it, and was very impressed, so I expect he'll be returning to this gem when he's impressing clients. I also hope I can get him to take me back again for our next special lunch.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, service andVery good food, service and good wine selection. A bit noisy, what makes talking to each other a little difficult.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner!Five of us visited a day after the menu was changed and we each enjoyed our meals. We shared two entrees among us, and although they weren't for sharing, the small tastes we each had were superb. We ad the halibut, scallops and chicken and all were wonderful. The service was excellent, even as the staff was adjusting to the new menu.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AM