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Nota Bene

4.6
2773 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental, Canadian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
Bar: Weekdays: 11:30am - Close; Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
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Phone number
(416) 977-6400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Lee
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Private party facilities
- Available for lunch, dinner + reception events
- Accommodates up to 36 seated guests or 60 for a standing reception
- Seasonally-inspired group menu options available
- Sommelier to assist with wine selection
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Private party contact
Mel Payne: (416) 977-6400
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University
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Parking details
Nota Bene offers a conveniently located public parking lot on St. Patrick Street, one street west of the restaurant.
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Public transit
Subway: Osgoode Station
Street Car: Queen West Street Car
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Special events & promotions
Full Restaurant Bookings are available for lunch and/or dinner events:
-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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2773 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The wagyu was really good! The waitress was good in recommending the perfect type of wine for the steak.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Good service awesome food!I like this restaurant!

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Canaczech (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Great ambience, simple menu, delicious food, and attentive, friendly and very professional service.

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Yuli (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

I enjoyed my late night dinner there. Will definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This restaurant was surprisingly dead for Winterlicious. The food was sub-par and not worth the value, the basics was swimming in butter and the lamp shank was comparable to a short rib in flavor. The desert options were scarce as we couldn’t wait for the dinner to end

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Awesome in every way

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The Winterlicious menu was outstanding. Greatly enjoyed by all four of us. The service was good, though our table for four was only set for three. Staff were quite flustered, and had us standing for a bit. Otherwise, a delightful evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The space overall felt simultaneously finessed, fun, and comfortable—good balance. The food was very good, as expected, but the staff exceeded my expectations with their responsiveness and their attentiveness to the needs of the table, particularly around timing as we had another event following dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Really nice food, awesome service. Had a very good lunch

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Booked this resto for it's rave reviews and had great expectations. Rather underwhelming and disappointing.

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vipoutandabout (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Winterlicious for lunch. Great food - forest mushroom salad followed by capellini with mushroom sauce. Wow. Great flavours, good portions. Appreciate the quality - it was really good!

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Simply delicious. I'm happy every time I dine here. I cannot wait to go back.

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Chris (Toronto)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was winterlicious so I imagine the restaurant was busier then normal which would account for the noise levels. The waiter set us up for a dining experience ‘we will be amazed’ with and was not. The food was good, but not amazing good. Lamb shank was tender but lacked any kind of noticeable flavour. Dessert was good- sticky toffee pudding.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Though the space is large and can seem impersonal, I have always felt well taken care of at NB. The food was excellent even though a Winterlicious menu can be constraining -- foie gras, terrine, mushroom pasta, and a pudding sweet were all extremely good.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great. Server was nice. Cozy dining environment with fine decor.

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AngelaL (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Always wonderful! Fantastic food and impeccable service.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Very enjoyable!

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vipYong (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food, service and environment. First time there and will come back.

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Golflady (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Food was excellent. We had 3 appetizers: cheek, duck salad and octopus. Delicious! Then venison (melt in mouth) and black cod, Mango sorbet with coconut tapioca. Really great meal and great service. Plan to return soon for another enjoyable experience! Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Was a blast, would definitely go back to try the rest of the menu. Excellent team!

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