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“Love the Crispy Duck Salad and don't miss the Onion Rings!”
Review of Nota Bene

Nota Bene
Ranked #137 of 8,777 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$75
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
Cross street: University
Transit: Subway: Osgoode Station Street Car: Queen West Street Car
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We took advantage of the Summerlicious Menu and enjoyed a whole wonderful variety of offerings. The Crispy Duck Salad was definitely a highlight. Between our four diners we had a pasta with Ragu, steak and Atlantic Char. All really great! We added an order of Onion Rings. Do not DO NOT miss trying that special side sprinkled with chili lime seasoning and perfectly battered and crisped. Amazing flavor. Could have made that my dinner! Dessert was an Ontario Strawberry Trifle. The cheese plate was wonderful - three delicious rich cheeses with crostini, honey and pureed pear. All enjoyed with a nice bottle of Ontario red wine. Good coffee to end. I just checked the menu on-line and the onion rings may have been only available for Summerlicious. Too bad. Hopefully, they'll bring them back again!

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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Overpriced. Pretentious. Small portions. Inexperienced and inattentive staff... need I go on? Such ridiculous attempt to look 'chic' by charging for the bread!! Really??!! At those prices the bread should have been made from unicorn tears! For a Saturday night, we could not believe how empty the place was! Think they've bitten off more than they can chew with such a huge restaurant space. Beautiful summer evening and the place was maybe serving 6 or 8 tables, yet room for dozens more. Toronto has way too many incredible restaurants with impeccable service.
Don't waste your time on this place.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

had a great meal at summerlicious. Great tuna and tomato appetizers and great fish and pasta main courses. The service was attentive. Would come back for regular menu.

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Thank Dundasmom
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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Great service... the food outstanding and the wine selection complements a must for anyone with a palate for superb food and excectional wines

Thank Bill N
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Summerlicious was our first dinner at Note Bene but won't be our last. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Lynda H
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