Resurants in Toledo, OH
My wife and I are planning a weekend getaway to Toledo, OH this coming Saturday. If we have one late afternoon and evening can you give us some fun items to consider doing. We are also looking for some restaurant reviews to could either be fun casual or upscale dinning. This will be our first time out without our daughter and I would like to make the moment a little extra special for my wife.
Oh we are staying at the Hilton near the Medical Hospital. Is this a good choice or should we stay somewhere else due to location etc.
Thanks In Advance,
There really isn't anything I would call upscale dining in Toledo. Mancy's is a very nice steakhouse on the north side of town that's been around for years and years and is still very good. Mancy's Bluewater Grille is an excellent seafood restaurant on Dussel Drive not too far from the Hilton. On that same stretch of Dussel Drive is Bangkok Kitchen, which is an excellent casual Thai restaurant. It's not easy to spot, it's in a strip mall on the south side of the street just east of a Wendy's.
There's a big Toledo discussion at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/397505 and most of the recommendations there are still current.
582 West Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH 43537
Mancy's Bluewater Grille
461 W. Dussel Drive, Maumee, OH 43537
I agree with Nxstasy's recommendations. I would add the Beirut on Monroe Street or its sister restaurant Byblos on Reynolds Road and closer to the Hilton. Both have excellent Lebanese food. There isn't much of interest near the Hilton although it is pretty easy to get around Toledo. If you venture downtown you could eat at Giorgio's and visit a great Jazz club, Murphy's Place. I hope you are planning a visit to our wonderful Art Museum. I am of an age where I don't have much knowledge of "fun" dining places. Enjoy your weekend. I still remember our first trip after our older son was born.
Monroe Street Cafe
561 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226
112 Depot St, Wauseon, OH 43567
probably too late for the original poster, but maybe if others are searching later, near the Hilton, in the strip mall at Heatherdowns & Byrne in the corner is a place called Doc Watson's. I really like their naked wings. They make them to order and have a tray of hot sauces. We've never really had bad food here, though I wouldn't call it a 'destination'. It's about 1 step up from a bar.
Further down Byrne, there's a pizza place called Caper's which I think has pretty good pizza too.
I stay at that same hotel about once a week, so I eat out in that area a lot. I don't know all of the good restuarants, but I have tried a few. The Hilton is a good hotel and centrally located, so you can get to any restaurant in Toledo in less than 20 min. It's not downtown though, if you are thinking of dining there. The 31 Hundred restaurant at the hotel is actually pretty nice. It caters to the hotel guests, but it's pretty high end, and I think pretty good food too. Pricey unless you don't mind that. The good thing is you can have it sent to your room, or just walk down stairs and charge it to your room.
I always eat at least once each visit at Bangkok Kitchen because it's good Thai food. But, it is a small restaurant in a strip mall, so I wouldn't say it's a special dining experience. LOVE the food though. The Bluy Water Grill is across the street from BK (both are about 8 min from the hotel) and is more upscale, seafood based menu. You can look them up on the web to get a feel for the place. The Real Seafood Co is located right on the Maumee river across from downtown if you are in that area. Reviews are hit or miss, but I've had good food there, and it's a nice atmosphere. Hope you have a nice trip. Let us know where you do eat. I'm always checking out the CH reviews for Toledo restautants.
582 West Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH 43537
>> The Real Seafood Co is located right on the Maumee river across from downtown if you are in that area. Reviews are hit or miss
I ate there twice, and both times were misses. They do have a very pleasant outdoor patio looking out on the river and the city, but the food was just awful both times. You can read the detailed reports I posted in the discussion for which I posted a link above.