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Cuisine: American, Canadian, Fusion, New American
Price Range: $$$
Nota Bene is so welcoming to groups that it even has menus entirely designed for them. The recently revamped space has a salvaged iron wood tree trunk treated with the ancient Japanese process of Shou... Read More
Nota Bene is so welcoming to groups that it even has menus entirely designed for them. The recently revamped space has a salvaged iron wood tree trunk treated with the ancient Japanese process of Shou Sugi Ban. A back wall of the restaurant is entirely covered in a mural and tumbleweeds lie overhead the entire dining room. The local seasonal menu can be as hearty as you wish, from rabbit pappardelle to a stilten brisket burger. Executive chef David Lee goes to great lengths to get the best ingredients, such as when he sources fish directly from Japan's Tsukiji Fish Market for a sashimi plate. The entire menu focuses on simplicity, seasonality and flavour. You will be able to taste it.
- Group Friendly: "You can book up to 20 people online, but bigger groups are welcome. There is even a dining area specifically for those who come with a sizeable entourage."
- Entertainment District's Best Restaurants: "Those attending a show at the nearby Four Seasons Centre - home of the Canadian Opera Company and National Ballet of Canada - can treat themselves to Nota Bene's pre-theatre pre-fixe. It's available from 5pm to 6:30pm on show evenings."
- Best for Group Friendly Because: One of Toronto's favourite restaurants welcomes groups, which is good, as the 60-day dry-aged Cumbrae Farms Ribsteak for Two isn't going to eat itself.
- Best for Entertainment District's Best Restaurants Because: Chef David Lee's ability to merge fresh, local ingredients with French and Asian cuisines has to be experienced.