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 AMA Special PlaceHave chosen Nota Bene for special celebrations and pre-theatre dining. Staff make every effort to please and the cuisine is always outstanding. One of Toronto's notable restaurants!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMall around excellentfood was creative and delicious. service was excellent. a great experience.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Teamwork ServiceService was exemplary, especially the teamwork among staff who covered everything without hovering.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and ambiance -great food and ambiance - wine is expensive though.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent choice to go withExcellent choice to go with theatre evening. Special menu for theatre goers is a fabulous idea with nice choices.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMPremier pre-show experienceNota Bene provides a great option for a terrific meal before the ballet or opera. Choosing from the prix fixe menu, either 2 or 3 courses allows the diner to experience the skills and talent from the kitchen, without sacrificing quality or interesting options that also appear on the regular menu. Knowing you have to catch the show, the staff get you in and out without seeming rushed and are courteous the entire time.
It's not a restaurant I can eat at regularly, but for a special occasion, it's definitely worth it!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner before theWonderful dinner before the ballet. Soft shell crab appetizer was mouth watering! Black cod - outstanding. Perfectly sized portions. The service was personal without being overbearing. I love his restaurant!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DinnerWe had a wonderful dinner at Note Bene. The service was excellent - we both had the halibut which was terrific...and both had salads to start - really good salads. Then we had the dessert....it was a molten chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream. We each went with the "prix fix" ...thats why we ended up with the same dinners...but really good. It is such a lovely restaurant.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Great ServiceNota Bene is a fabulous restaurant. The food and the service are consistently outstanding. I would recommend it to anyone.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMthe food was to die forNota Bene was fantastic. The host and servers were all spectacular. And the food was something else.
I ordered the Hamachi Ceviche and I wanted to drink the liquid. The fish melted in my mouth.
For an entree, you can't go wrong with the halibut. Simply divine.
This place is a bit pricey but worth every penny.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect nightWhat really sums up a perfect evening out at a restaurant is the attention to detail. The host ensured we were happy with our table location, the waitress was friendly, prompt and knowledge, and the food and wine were beyond delicious.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA class actI have not been to Nota Bene for a year or so. Last time I was disappointed and felt that the restaurant was losing its distinction. The meal last night was seriously memorable, a mix of flavours and ideas that never stopped surprising. While our party of four all had different choices, the reaction was universally impressive. This was for me better even the impressive opening days of this restaurant when it was being praised from coast to coast. A bit pricey but worth every penny of it.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMLiving up to the reputationMy partner and I had a terrific dinner at Nota Bene just before the Rolling Stones concert. Sometimes one tries a restaurant that has a great reputation and it is disappointing; no this time, the food and service were excellent. The staff helped us choose a meal we both enjoyed, my partner being a little hesitant on the main until she discussed it with the staff. While we where there the restaurant went from being only partly full to fully bustling - sometimes this means the service declines - not here, there was a consistent level of service and interaction even when it was packed. We will be back5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner before the opera !This is a great place to have consistently fine food.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSublime food/service, poor ambianceSublime ceviche and cod, and a marvellous intormed, personable and entertaining waiter. Nice atmosphere at 6:30, but by 8, the noise was unbearable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA great experience!The best part of the meal was the appetizer: the NOVA SCOTIA LOBSTER SALAD, MASA FRITTERS. This appetizer is the best I've had in years! The plate was presented a different vinaigrette or sauce in each quarter of the plate with pieces of lobster a bit everywhere on a bed of lettuce! Followed by GLAZED B.C COD with peas that tasted like they were picked from the garden 5 minutes before serving and with sweet potato. My godson had WILD DIGBY SEA SCALLOPS, which according to him were also "the best". For dessert I had STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING, which I was happy I tried, it was really great - with a cup of coffee that was also just perfect, I rarely enjoy restaurant coffee as it's usually too strong for my liking...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad that I got to try thisGlad that I got to try this restaurant, heard about it, researched about it, definitively not disappointed at all! :)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server changed mid meal.Our server changed mid meal. He was great, attentive, warm and professional. An excellent ambassador for the restaurant. The replacement, a young women, did not maintain the same level of service.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb fine diningIf you are looking for something far superior to the mediocre assortment along King Street when going to the theatre, Roy Thompson or Four Seasons for a concert you will not be disappointed in Note Bene. It is haute modern with a trendy, upscale vibe , attentive, efficient, and friendly service with delicious, creative perfectly prepared dinners. It is top notch and by far the BEST in the theatre district. Another aspect that is of particular note, is that it has a dPrix Fixe PreTheatre menu that is excellent and a saving over the a la carte prices, good from 5 to 6:30.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantThe food is truly exceptional, and the service is also very good. Flavors and spices are cunningly chosen to enhance the natural flavor of the dishes.
The restaurant is comfortable, but the main attention should not be on the ambience but on the food and wine.5/13/2013 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 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 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 AMGreat experienceI came for a dining experience and our server was very professional and had great recommendations. Unfortunately she was not a dessert person, but fortunately all of the desserts were delicious and perfectly proportioned. I found the ambiance and food value to be unpretentious.5/8/2013 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 AMNota BeneVery good food, excellent service, but over-priced.5/2/2013 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