Photo courtesy of Nota Bene
Hours: Lunch: M-F 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Dinner: M-Sa. 5-11 p.m.
Open Table: Reserve A Table
Price: $$$ = Entrees $31-$60
Payment Options: Visa, Mastercard, American Express
Sleek décor, a chic bar and lounge perfect for people watching plus impeccable service help keep this upscale downtown bistro packed at almost any time of day (reservations recommended). Executive chef David Lee bases his French/Latin/Asian-inspired menu on the best seasonal products that Canada has to offer, so depending on what time of year you go you might taste lamb from Halidimand county, lobster from Nova Scotia or chanterelles from Cape Breton. Expect jazzed up comfort food (truffle-scented mushroom Bolognese pasta, anyone?) thanks to a “Sous-Vide” (or “under-vacuum”) style of cooking, which allows for intense flavors and little nutrient loss.