Dining in the Toronto Financial District
Disclosure: Food & drink on this tour of the Toronto Financial District were provided to us complimentary, but as always, our opinions remain genuine!
A few weeks ago, we had the chance to check out two of the Toronto Financial District‘s most unique restaurants. With some appetizers at Ki Japanese Toronto, and a giant dessert platter alongside some sweet martinis at America Restaurant in the Trump Hotel, we had a super fun night out getting to know one of the city's largest BIAs.
We started off the night at Ki Japanese restaurant and bar, where we were treated to a really fun sake tasting alongside some scrumptious eats from their Izakaya menu. Izakaya in this case translates to casual Japanese pub snacks meant to be eaten during social gatherings – much like you would go out to enjoy a few beers or some wine paired with small snack foods and sharing plates.
The Izakaya menu at Ki Japanese has been designed to complement the sakes and cocktails available, and would be super fun to indulge in on a Friday night after work downtown.
We tasted some Oshinko, aka Japanese pickled vegetables ($6), Blistered Shoshito Peppers with rock salt ($8), Tokyo Fries with king crab, pancetta & spicy mayo ($11), Crispy Calamari with ginger aioli ($9), Ginger-Fried Chicken ($9) and more. Everything was super delicious and perfect for sharing!
After our appetizers and sake tasting, we headed out for a short walk in the Toronto Financial District down to America Restaurant, located on the 31st floor of the Trump Hotel. Though we live uptown at Yonge and Bloor, the Financial District is just a short subway ride away and one of our favourite areas to frequent for after work drinks and apps.
All the holiday lights lit up the streets and buildings brilliantly, and it's such a pretty place to walk around. Did we mention we absolutely love the underground PATH in the winter?
America Restaurant replaced the former Trump tower restaurant and was rebranded as Bay Street's newest addition to the Financial District's social scene. A perfect marriage between INK Entertainment and Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants, America serves a diverse range of gourmet dishes rooted in classic Canadian cuisine.
We had some sweet martinis and a crazy delicious, out of this world dessert “charcuterie” board not available on the menu with a giant selection of different sweets and treats. The great thing about America is that they
This dessert board was literally amazing and such a sweet ending to our tour. After dinner, we also had the chance to check out some of the amenities at the Trump Hotel and preview some of the most high end suites. The view from the floors near the top of the tower is incredible and a definite Toronto experience worth checking out!
We had a blast on our #AfterDinner Blogger Night courtesy of The Toronto Financial District. For more information on the BIA or to schedule a tour yourself, get in touch with the Financial District on Twitter. Where are some of your favourite places to dine in the Toronto Financial District?