Best places to eat near Nathan Phillips Square

With the Pan Am/Parapan Am 2015 Games just around the corner, and the beginning of summer finally here, the downtown core will be filled with fun events to celebrate at! Nathan Phillips Square will be central to the Games and PANAMANIA. We know all of the excitement will be sure to build up quite an appetite.

There are endless choices of great patios and restaurants close to the centre of it all, and many are just steps away in the Financial District. Grab a drink and dine in some of these local favourites covering it all from sushi to burgers:

Blowfish Restaurant

Blowfish Restaurant

Try Blowfish Restaurant’s signature cocktail “Bay Street” on their patio.

You’ll have to try the refreshing “Bay Street” cocktail while at Blowfish on Bay.
333 Bay Street
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America Restaurant
Try the “Barrel-Aged Negroni” classic or strawberry with orange peel-infused Tanqueray gin with a view over Toronto.
Located in the Trump Hotel
325 Bay Street
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Bymark
It’s so good, it’s named after the restaurant itself. Sip on the “Bymark” cocktail with chilled Absolut Citron, pink grapefruit juice and sparkling wine.
Located in the TD Centre
66 Wellington Street West
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Canoe
The chef’s selected cocktail is the “Northern Rush” inspired by wild ingredients. Québec sea-buckthorn berries, usually tart, are sweetened for the smooth Absolut Elyx vodka. Local kombucha adds a crisp and cleansing finish.
Located in the TD Centre
66 Wellington Street West
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Jump
It’s a classic for a reason. “Jump Caesar” spices up your taste buds with house-infused horseradish vodka, Walter Caesar mix, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce and a fresh lime.
Located in Commerce Courts
18 Wellington West
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Vertical
You’re going to want to drink the punch here. Try the “Cucumber Margarita Punch” or the “Rum Mojito Punch” infused with flavours.
Located in First Canadian Place
100 King Street West
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Earl’s King Street
You can’t come to Canada without trying a Caesar, so good thing it’s Earl’s specialty. If you are already a Caesar lover, be sure to get to Earl’s on Sunday for $5 Caesars all day!
150 King Street West
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For reservations call 416-916-0227.

REDS WINE TAVERN
REDS’ carefully crafted wine list features interesting wines from around the world and an authentic list of 32 wines by the glass.

Reds wine Cocktails

Refresh yourself on REDS’ patio with one of their cocktails.

Located in First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
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Beerbistro
The name says it all. If you’re after beer on draught, you’re in the right place.
18 King Street East
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Duke of Devon
With changing guest taps, you’ll never get bored of the drinks offered at the Duke of Devon. Try the refreshing taste of Sam Adams Summer Ale to cool off.
Located in the TD Centre
66 Wellington Street West
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Duke of Westminster
Half price bottles of wine Monday through Friday from 11AM-4PM…need we say more?
Located in First Canadian Place
77 Adelaide Street West
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Four
Stay “Cool as a Cucumber” with their gin cocktail.
187 Bay Street
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Far Niente
An extensive wine menu is offered here to pair with your dish.
187 Bay Street
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ki Japanese
Enjoy your favourite gin, vodka or shochu in a ki Classic Martini, served with your choice of blue cheese or pimento olives. Feeling adventurous? Sake flights are always an option at ki.

ki Japanese Salmon

Delicious! Taste the Smoked Salmon Maki – salmon, garlic scape, avocado, pickled pinch, yuzu, ginger and spicy coconut at ki Japanese.

Located in Brookfield Place
181 Bay Street
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Irish Embassy Pub and Grill
It’s an Irish pub – you have to try some of the Irish, Canadian or Gaelic whiskey.
49 Yonge Street
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Speakeasy 21
Shaken mason jars are always a good choice at Speakeasy21. Try the “Pineapple Passionfruit Mojito” for a kick of rum and pineapple juice.
21 Adelaide Street West
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Drake One Fifty
The cocktail menu is created by the bartender themselves, and unique to Drake One Fifty. Try “Beets By Drake” for a mix of Absolut vodka, Carpano Antica Formula sweet vermouth, beet & star anise syrup, lemon juice and egg white.
150 York Street
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Pizzeria Libretto
Pair your pizza with an Italian wine or beer, or go or the “Alba Limone” cocktail, mixing vodka, gin, lemon and blackberry.

Pizza at Pizzaria Libretto

Let’s talk about how amazing this pizza looks from Pizzeria Libretto.

155 University Avenue
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For reservations call 416-551-0433.

If you want to avoid the sun after a long day outside, you can also enter the PATH underground walkway from Nathan Phillips Square. Monday to Friday the PATH is alive with countless food courts, including the newly renovated Food Terrace in First Canadian Place.

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