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Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Bar: Weekdays: 11:30am - Close; Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
- Accommodates up to 36 seated guests or 60 for a standing reception
- Seasonally-inspired group menu options available
- Sommelier to assist with wine selection
Street Car: Queen West Street Car
-Accommodates 75-175 people seated / up to 200 for a standing reception
-Custom menus created by Chef Lee
The NB BAR can be booked for partial of full use:
-Accommodates groups of 10-100 people
-Passed canapés and bar snack menus are available
Food was finished before the wine ever arrived. 200$ is a lot to spend on a bottle of wine, a salad and two pastas.
excellent food,service and location
Pre-theatre dining. This was amazing value, good service and great food. We arrived late and assumed we would only have time for an appetizer. Our waiter was fantastic and accommodating. We were quickly provided water and a summary of the 3 courses which could be served in our timeframe. Wonderful! Highly recommend.
The staff are just SOOOOOO good looking!
the restaurant was too noisy to carry on a normal conversation
One of the ladies had a severe gluten allergy. After carefully going through the menu over with our server we opted to select a few things we could all share, including two mains. When the mains arrived we were told they weren’t gluten free and we were stunned. We mentioned that we would’ve only ordered one of the mains and got a gluten free dish as well if that was the case. No apology was provided but instead they just took away one of the dishes. After speaking to the manager he said the dish was in fact gluten free. We were appalled. No further apology was given just the bill, as is.
I am very sad to hear it’s closing - I will miss it
Sad to hear Nota Bene will be closing at year's end. The 36oz ribsteak is definitely worth going for one last time. Delicious!
We had a wonderful experience all around.
Service was incredible as always, servers make great recommendations~
Nota Bene has consistently been one of our favorite restaurants in Toronto sine it opened a decade ago, and we are all sorry to see it close - and yes, we know it’s rebranding into a plant-based restaurant. The service is amazingly polished, and they even have my wife’s favorite drink recipe on file. It’s obvious that many people love this restaurant because it was packed with what seemed to be regulars who are trying to get in a last meal before it closes. They’ve even nostalgically brought back some of their old favorites on the menu.
Good location for dinner before the theatre. More than able to meet our timeline. We've been here before and as the evening goes on the restaurant gets quite noisy, but at 5:00 it was perfectly tranquil!
Shame it is rumoured to be closing; well worth the visit!
We enjoy going there before the ballet. It's nicer than eating at the hotel. We had a great table location, very cozy and quiet. We ordered good wine and the lobster salad which is always good. We had lots of time to enjoy our meal, then we shared the dessert of sticky pudding ;really delicious. Then a good cappuccino and we're already for the ballet.
This was my first time for lunch at Nota Bene. Been several times for dinner.
I have a food allergy & I spoke with Dan Hyam, the Chef de Cuisine, about designing a safe menu which we did. I had a double order of French Fries in olive oil, which Dan makes for me every time i go there. I also had a great salad, bringing my own dressing. As usual, I felt safe & honoured and enjoyed a delicious meal. The service was impeccable, attentive and couldn't have been better. Thank you all once again.
Opera and friends bday
Staff were fantastic.
Overall always enjoyable. Good value for pre-theatre meal. Service is timely and we appreciate this. Comfortable and good overall ambiance make it a popular place.
This was a perfect restaurant to introduce world-traveller visitors to one of Toronto's fine restaurants. Service was excellent and menu was varied and all dishes were delicious and appreciated. The wine list was excellent. One of the guests was in a wheelchair, and staff were excellent in bringing him to our table.
My only problem was with the front desk support. I had asked that my credit card be used to pay for a set amount of the bill, before my guests arrived. The receptionist indicated she would inform the waiter - this was not done and it was very embarrassing when the bill came. Also, my coat was hung up, and when it came time to leave, there was no one to get it for me. Being under 5' I could not reach it and finally got it down. Two unpleasant experiences that coloured my experience.
Food is good, and the Gin and Tonic menu from the bar is amongst the best in the city. However this place is starting to show its age in relation to value. There are similarly priced restaurants in the city with superior food selections and restaurants with similar food priced considerably lower. Its simply a value equation. Over priced relative to what it is by about 20%. Service is always exceptional though.
Great food and service. Pity they are apparently turning into a Planta offshoot. Get there while they still serve meat and fish.
Right off, service was excellent. Very sweet waitstaff who really gets people. He recommended fabulous dishes, despite our many dietary restrictions. Hamachi Ceviche? Magic! Cavetelli Pugliesi? Yes, please! Burrata Puglliese? Oh yum. Night out with a friend was perfect...now I think I am due for a date night with my man...perfect excuse to go back.
Always an enjoyable outing. I highly recommend for all occasions.
This restaurant is always outstanding but the most important compliment I can give is the incredible attention to detail of Chef de Cuisine Dan Hyam. I have a fatal food allergy. Dan & I talk before I visit to plan a safe and delicious menu. He even makes special food for me as a treat as the last 2 visits have been for my birthday and he was so accommodating. Alex our server is also top of his game. Knows in advance what I'm eating, repeats it so there's no misunderstanding, and serves with flair. I love to eat here. I love the safety I feel. Thank you to all for such a wonderful meal and environment.
Amazingly delicious dishes, creatively made. A lil on the pricey side though.
Great food , exciting menu and excellent service make this a great choice had local sourced seafood and some amazing pasta
Food was honestly so good. For sure the best ribeye in toronto! I was really pleasantly surprised. We had a huge feast, crispy duck salad, rabbit pappardelle and ribeye- everything was perfect!!
It’s a beautiful modern restaurant. Elegant plating and a nice spin on some really neat ingredients. The crispy duck salad my possibly be one of the best put together dishes I’ve had in a long time. It’s definitely worth a try if dining In Toronto
Stylish, modern restaurant with a fresh take on locally sourced ingredients. If the crispy duck salad is in the menu it’s a must order. One of the best dishes I’ve eaten all year. Another is Crispy pig cheek, need I say more. Worth a try.
Service was amazing and so was the food. Most important is that noise level was normal and not noisy
Nota Bene has consistently been one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. The service is impeccable. The food is beautifully presented and incredibly tasty, and the cocktails are truly creative. We had the August Tasting menu along with the recommended wine pairings. Loved every course!
I’m gonna miss this place. Always great food and service.
Fantastic August tasting menu, and exceptional service! Would recommend to anyone for a special occasion
Good place for a business lunch. Food was good, pricey but worth the money
Outstanding food and service. This was a quiet weekday meal, so the noise level was low. Can be quite noisy at times, but the food is so good I ignore that. It is expensive, but good value considering it’s high quality.
Great menu as always. The food is consistently well prepared and served. The only critique I would make is the menu should be more descriptive. I ordered the crispy duck appetizer, took the first bite and exclaimed that it was absolutely disgusting because of the cilantro. I'm one of those people for whom cilantro tastes like soap. If the description in the menu had mentioned the cilantro, I would not have ordered it so that was a huge miss for me. Thankfully my wife enjoyed it.
We came for summerlicious and it was great! I also love the interor design of this place too.
I can't believe I haven't been here before. The food is delicious and great service. Everyone ordered different meals and had no complainants.
Amazing food and atmosphere