Summer is here! And with it comes our insatiable desire to embark on exceptional culinary adventures. Unsurprisingly, Toronto’s Financial District is home to a vibrant array of new restaurants and bars that are well worth a visit (or 10).

Why unsurprising? Because it’s a well-established fact that the Financial District isn’t just for business. It’s also a haven for fantastic dining and bar experiences. This vibrant and bustling business core is also home to the best of food, drink and entertainment the city has to offer. And there’s always something new and something cool to try here. It is, after all, one of the hippest hoods in town for a reason.

As it happens, the newest additions are soon becoming popular hotspots. Courtesy of their innovative cuisine, exciting cocktails and the perfect ambience. Whether you’re dropping by for work lunches, after-work drinks or date nights, these cool new restaurants and bars in Toronto’s Financial District have you covered.

Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as we delve into the vibrant dining scene of Financial District—

CKTL & Co.

Step into CKTL & Co. and experience an enchanting world of mixology mastery. We did and loved it! This stylish bar is stock exchange-themed with drink prices going up and down. It showcases an impressive cocktail menu that will leave you craving more. Whether you’re a fan of classic concoctions or prefer innovative twists, CKTL & Co. has something to satisfy every palate. They also have an eclectic food menu to match their cocktail game.

Where: 330 Bay Street, Toronto, ON

11:59 Bar:Cafe

Living up to its name, this bar-cafe delightfully transitions from daytime café to a cozy dinner and cocktail destination. This versatile spot offers an upscale and inviting ambiance, making it an ideal choice for a romantic date or a casual night out with your buds. Head over with the gals or your S.O. for a delicious lunch. Or indulge in their delectable dinner while sipping on creative cocktails, and let the worries of the day melt away.

Where: 70 Temperance St Unit 1, Toronto, ON

Black+Blue Steakhouse

The addition of Vancouver’s popular chain to the list of new restaurants and bars in Toronto was a highly anticipated one. And it sure lived up to the anticipation and then some. For steak lovers seeking a culinary experience that is nothing short of extraordinary, Black+Blue Steakhouse is definitely the place to be. Housed in the iconic Toronto Stock Exchange space, this two-story, 9,000-square-foot establishment offers a luxurious atmosphere paired with impeccable service. Dig into the finest cuts of meat expertly prepared by their talented culinary team. And gear up to be amazed by the artistry of the culinary world.

Where: 130 King St. W

Alobar Downtown

Alobar Downtown is the brainchild of Michelin-starred chefs, and it brings a touch of culinary magic to Toronto’s Financial District. This spacious eatery boasts three times the size of its Yorkville predecessor, offering an expansive dining experience. With a menu that celebrates global flavours and locally sourced ingredients, Alobar Downtown promises a gastronomic journey that will delight even the most discerning palates. They also have an impressive selection of world-class wines that perfectly complement the choice of seafood, grilled fish and prime chops.

Where: 150 York Street, Toronto, ON

Daphne Restaurant

Nestled within the vibrant Ink Entertainment portfolio, Daphne is a chic and trendy addition to the ever-growing list of new restaurants and bars in Toronto. With an emphasis on Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, this restaurant presents a menu that showcases bold flavours and innovative combinations. From delectable small plates to mouthwatering mains, Daphne offers a delightful culinary experience that will transport you to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean.

Where: 67 Richmond Street W, Toronto, ON

There you have it folks, all the new spots to check out in 2023. Each of these provides an array of dining options suitable for any group and occasion. So, venture into the heart of Toronto’s Financial District for a summer filled with unforgettable flavours.