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Nota Bene

#92 of 6,788 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Queen Street and West Queen West
Canadian, International, Contemporary
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180 Queen Street W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X3, Canada (University)
+1 416-977-6400
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The buzz of folks serving tables was incredible. However when we ordered an extra slice of bread (the starter was a fresh mozza ball with arugula and two pieces of bread) because 3 people were sharing - it took 15+ mins to get it and then they gave us a plate of bread which was of course added to the... More 

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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent restaurant centrally located in Toronto. The a la carte menu offers many good choices, however I can strongly recommend the set menu including the wine pairing. Really superb and good value for money. Nice location and nice and attentive staff.

Thank flemingvoetmann
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great staff, pleasant waiter, lovely set menu. We ordered off the pre-theatre menu one salad option each, both were delicious. One fish one beef and again, so delicious we had to share. Decent lower end $ wine and light desserts - and they got us out in time for ballet.

Thank AJM155019
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I went for dinner here after watching The Nutcracker ballet across the street. The service was amazing, the food was delicious and the ambiance was beautiful. They adjust their menu regularly because they use seasonal ingredients which is an even bigger bonus! We will definitely be returning. I never thought I could love brussel sprouts so much.

Thank deetea_2
Clearwater, Florida
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Met my brother and girlfriend here for dinner before The Nutcracker ballet. Very efficient and friendly....no rush at all to get seated and dinner was served so we had no issue getting to Four Seasons on time. Our server had a wonderful sense of humour and added to the night. We had the pre-theatre menu and were most pleased. My... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had very interesting and very different preparations of food which were delicious and comparable in quality to the finest restaurants in which we have eaten around the world and we are foodies. The ambience is lovely, the service excellent and the prices commensurate with the quality of the food.

Thank Rob H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A tremendous evening from start to finish....great cocktails in the bar from a very gracious and professional Melissa followed by exceptional service from Tristan in the dining room. Meal highlights included appetizers of octopus and potato, the duck salad, and the foie gras on toasted brioche. As impressive, was our main course of truffled cavetelli. With wines recommended to match... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I had the pleasure of having a delicious business dinner at Nota Bene with one of our service providers. Our waiter was excellent and provided use with great service throughout the evening. We started with a charcuterie & cheese board for the table and ordered a nice bottle of Barolo. I had the warm octopus salad with potatoes for my... More 

Thank Ian W
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have been to Note Bene many times year after year. It never disappoints and service and food is Top Notch. Simply put this is must to anyone traveling to Toronto. You will enjoy the Ambiance, Service, and Food. It is not pretentious and great place for any event. Dress is smart casual but not over the top. I highly... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The waiter told us that the restaurant has just been completely re-done as well and their menu (except for a couple signature dishes). Every thing we tried was delicious, just let your waiter guide you through the options and help you choose. My recommendation will be to order several small plates and share because you're going to want to taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$282
Canadian, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 180 Queen Street 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
Nota Bene was named Canada's best new restaurant by Toronto Life & Air Canada's EnRoute magazine and was voted as one of Canada's Top Ten New Restaurants by Where Magazine. Located at 180 Queen Street West, Nota Bene bridges the Toronto business district with funky Queen West; steps away from the Theatre district and the Four Seasons Centre For The Preforming Arts.
Open Lunch and dinner, the menu features fresh, seasonal cuisine executed by Chef David Lee and delivered in a professional and yet casual atmosphere designed by Tom Payne of KPMB.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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, and painters. With ink on their hands and fabric pelts in their bags, visitors to Queen Street traverse the avant-garde blend of historic architecture and ultra-contemporary fare. Home to some of Toronto's chicest hotels and most modish java fixes, busy with street cars, and always suffused with live music drifting onto packed patios at bars and clubs by nightfall, the vibrancy of West Queen West is undeniable.
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