Located at the western tip of Lake Erie, Toledo is an Ohio city full of romance. Home to several interesting attractions such as the Toledo Museum of Art with its magnificent Glass Pavilion, the Imagination Station, and the Toledo Zoo, Toledo is also home to a variety of restaurants, eatery, and cafés that are perfect for romantic dinners and special celebrations.
1.31 Hundred Restaurant & Bar
© 31 Hundred Restaurant & Bar
Set within the Hilton Hotel in Toledo, 31 Hundred Restaurant & Bar serves all-day American cuisine prepared with fresh regional ingredients in a subtle, modern space. Featuring modern décor, vibrant artworks, and a casual, relaxed atmosphere, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu of fresh seafood, hearty burgers, gourmet sandwiches, and fresh salads. Signature dishes include Bone-In Angus Cowboy Ribeye, Pan-seared and basted Angus Reserve Strip Steak, Grilled Lemon Chicken Breast, and Orange Glazed Airline Chicken Breast with a cognac peppercorn. The full-service bar serves a wide range of libations from world-class wines, local craft beers, classic cocktails, and top-shelf spirits. 31 Hundred Restaurant & Bar is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
3100 Glendale Ave, Toledo, OH 43614, Phone: 419-324-1795
© Brim House
Brim House is a refined, upmarket restaurant that offers an exceptional fine dining experience. Based on the elegant Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Toledo, the restaurant boasts beautiful views of the Maumee River through expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, industrial-chic décor and furnishings, and a lively bar with dramatic glass designs made by local artisans at Glass City. Renowned Chef Aaron Lawson creates a seasonal menu of classic American cuisine with inventive twists using locally sourced ingredients and regional produce, perfectly balancing flavors and textures in every dish. The cuisine is accompanied by signature cocktails and local Midwestern brews, along with fine wines from around the world. Brim House is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
444 N Summit St 1st Floor, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-243-7664
Established in 1989, Byblos is a cozy restaurant that serves traditional Italian and Lebanese cuisine in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The family-owned and operated restaurant specializes in authentic Lebanese food and Italian specialties such as Shish Tawook, Kibbi Nayee, Fatoosh, Falafel, Tabbouleh, Lasagna, Ravioli, and Spaghetti Bolognese. Other casual fare includes wood-fired pizza, succulent steaks, and the food is accompanied by a range of fine wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails, along with non-alcoholic drinks and specialty coffees. Byblos is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
1050 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615, Phone: 419-382-1600
© Ciao! Ristorante
Ciao! Ristorante is a locally owned and operated restaurant that offers traditional Italian cuisine and fine wines in a casual, relaxed environment. The family-friendly restaurant serves a seasonal menu of traditional Italian and Mediterranean cuisine using fresh locally sourced ingredients; regional produce, imported Tuscan herbs, and house-cured meats and cheeses. Favorite dishes include pasta and inhouse sauces, wood-fired pizzas with a variety of toppings, fresh salads and sides, prime meat dishes, seafood plates, and sharing antipasto platters. An outdoor patio is popular in the warmer summer months for alfresco dining, and the restaurant is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
6064 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560, Phone: 419-882-2334
© Element 112
Located in the heart of historic downtown Sylvania in Toledo, Element 112 offers a carefully crafted fine dining experience with outstanding service, exceptional cuisine, and a warm and welcoming ambiance. Executive Chef Chris Nixon creates an unrivaled menu of contemporary cuisine using fresh locally sourced ingredients such as chilled tiger shrimp, grilled zucchini salads, Eight Hour Braised Octopus, Slow Roasted Berkshire Pork Rib Chop, Roasted Diver Scallops, and Sous Vide Filet Mignon. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of fine wines from around the world, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails. Element 112 serves dinner five nights a week, Tuesday through Saturday.
5735 Main Street, Sylvania, OH 43560, Phone: 419-517-1104
6.Final Cut Steak & Seafood
© Final Cut Steak & Seafood
Set on the banks of the Maumee River inside the Hollywood Casino, Final Cut Steak & Seafood is an award-winning steakhouse that serves world-class cuisine and global wines in an elegant and intimate atmosphere. A great spot for celebrating love or hitting the jackpot, Final Cut Steak & Seafood serves dry-aged prime cut steaks and chops, fresh seafood and shellfish from the Atlantic, Pacific and the Gulf of Mexico, and decadent desserts. Juicy chops, succulent steaks, and fresh seafood are paired with classic cocktails, local and imported beers and microbrews, and vintages from a 200-bottle wine list. Final Cut Steak & Seafood features exquisite interiors with décor and design cues from the golden age of Hollywood with burnished wood walls, swathes of gold curtains, and spectacular Art Deco chandeliers. Final Cut Steak & Seafood is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
1968 Miami St, Toledo, OH 43605, Phone: 877-777-9579
7.Georgio's Cafe International
© Georgio's Cafe International
Located on North Superior Street in the heart of downtown Toledo, Georgio's Cafe International is one of the city’s top dining destinations. Celebrating 30 years of business, the family-owned and operated restaurant promises an unforgettable, exceptional dining experience with an award-winning menu of contemporary cuisine. Signature dishes include beef tournedos, veal and lamb chops, beef stroganoff, pork tenderloin with a red wine marsala sauce, chicken gumbo soup, and traditional French onion soup. Desserts include tiramisu, New York-style cheesecake, and lemon mousse layer cake, and the cuisine is accompanied by an extensive list of curated wines from around the world. Georgio's Cafe International is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
426 N Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-242-2424
8.Kengo Sushi & Yakitori
© Kengo Sushi & Yakitori
Sushi & Yakitori is a cozy 23-seat restaurant with an open kitchen, a small sushi bar, and an intimate atmosphere. Created by Chefs Kengo Kato and Joshua Wagy, the eatery specializes in ‘omakase,’ which translates to “leave it to the chef” and serves multiple courses of exceptional Japanese cuisine such as fresh sushi and sashimi, along with high-end Japanese whiskeys, sake, and draft beers. The full omakase experience takes diners on a culinary journey through 12 courses of expertly prepared dishes, featuring a variety of fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables off the yakitori grill. Kengo Sushi & Yakitori is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
38 South St Clair Street, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-214-0574
9.Koreana Asian Grill & Sushi
© Koreana Asian Grill & Sushi
Located in South Village Square Shopping Center, Koreana Asian Grill & Sushi is a Korean restaurant with an intimate cocktail lounge that serves traditional Korean fare and freshly prepared sushi. The menu features a mixture of Korean and Japanese dishes, ranging from soups and rolls to veggie dumplings, and small plates known as Banchan like sweet black beans, bean sprouts, broccoli, and greens and zucchini. Other dishes include vegetable or tofu bibimbap, vegetable udon, and other tofu-based dishes. Koreana Asian Grill & Sushi is open for lunch and dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
1423 Bernath, Toledo, OH 43615, Phone: 419-867-8080
Japanese restaurant KotoBuki offers exceptional Japanese cuisine in a refined and elegant setting. Boasting a sleek new menu design, the restaurant serves a seasonal menu of innovative dishes such as made-from-scratch sushi, sashimi, and rolls, gourmet tempura, teriyaki, noodles dishes, and fried rice, as well as a variety of vegetarian options. Signature items on the menu include the Kotobuki Sashimi Salad, Light My Fire with shrimp tempura, Sgt. Peppers of fried jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese, crab and spicy tuna, and Kimchi Fried Rice. KotoBuki is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.
5577 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560, Phone: 419-882-8711
11.Mancy's Bluewater Grille
© Mancy's Bluewater Grille
Mancy's Bluewater Grille is a contemporary fine-dining destination that specializes in fresh seafood, prime dry-aged steaks, gourmet salads and sides, an extensive wine list and a variety of innovative cocktails. One of several restaurants owned and operated by the Mancy family in the Toledo area, Mancy’s Bluewater Grille has been serving some of the best seafood plates in town for the past 14 years, bringing in fresh catches daily from the cold, clear waters of the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, including fresh Hawaiian Ahi. Signature dishes include BBQ Glazed Halibut, Maple Bourbon Salmon, Georges Banks Sea Scallops, and Bistro Steak and King Crab, and desserts range from Key Lime Pie to Creme Brulee. Mancy's Bluewater Grille is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday, and dinner only on the weekend.
461 W Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH 43537, Phone: 419-724-2583
12.Mancy's Italian Grill
© Mancy's Italian Grill
Mancy's Italian Grill is a traditional Italian restaurant and an excellent spot for a date night. The warm and welcoming restaurant specializes in authentic Italian fare such as homemade pasta with slow-simmered sauces, hand-tossed, wood-fired pizza with homemade pizza dough, fresh seafood, and prime meat dishes. The cuisine is accompanied by a hand-selected wine list of fine Italian and otherworldly wines, craft beers and brews, classic cocktails made with high-end spirits, and specialty coffees and desserts liqueurs. Desserts include homemade gelato, tiramisu, panna cotta, and other sweet treats. Mancy's Italian Grill is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.
5453 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH 43623, Phone: 419-882-9229
13.Mancy's Steak House
© Mancy's Steak House
Based at the Hancock Hotel, Mancy's Steakhouse is one of several restaurants owned and operated by the Mancy family in the Toledo area and specializes in aged and hand-cut prime steaks, seared at 1500 degrees, expertly prepared, and served with passion and flair. The menu also features a variety of fresh seafood, other meat dishes of chops, ribs, and burgers, a selection of fresh-baked bread, salads, sides, and desserts. The food is accompanied by a hand-curated a collection of over 300 wines, over 20 craft brews and beers, top-shelf spirits, and classic cocktails. Mancy's Steakhouse is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
953 Phillips Avenue, Toledo, OH 43612, Phone: 419-476-4154
14.Real Seafood Company - Toledo
© Real Seafood Company - Toledo
Real Seafood Company is an infamous contemporary seafood restaurant that makes for a wonderful date destination. Featuring a lovely outdoor patio with beautiful views of the Maumee River, the restaurant specializes in fresh seafood, shellfish and catch-of-the-day fish sourced from the waters of New England to the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Tuck into platters of lobster, crab, shrimp, freshly shucked oysters, and a variety of other seasonal and local produce, along with a wide range of casual wines, craft brews from around the country and signature cocktails. Real Seafood Company is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Sunday.
22 Main Street, Toledo, OH 43605, Phone: 419-697-4400
© Registry Bistro
Based in a beautifully restored historic building in the heart of downtown Toledo, Registry Bistro is a contemporary eatery that serves a menu of modern and classic cuisine in an elegant and refined atmosphere. Featuring a soothing palette of warm woods and stone-colored walls, charming French doors, Juliette balconies overlooking the street, walnut plank tables, and soft lighting, the restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. The 128-seat contemporary bistro’s modern menu boasts signature dishes of Butter Roasted Game Hen with Herb Pan Sauce, Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Bone Marrow Butter, and Chorizo and Potato Frittata with Lemon Aioli. The stylish bar serves a seasonally changing libations menu featuring classic American bar cocktails, Old World and boutique wines, and a rotating selection of American craft beers. Registry Bistro is open for dinner, Tuesday through Saturday.
144 North Superior Street, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-725-0444
16.Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge
© Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge
Housed in the historic Oliver House, Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge is a classic, upmarket steakhouse that offers an exceptional fine dining experience. Rockwell’s serves a seasonally changing menu of house-cut prime-aged USDA meats, fresh seafood, fresh salads and sides, and decadent desserts in the main dining room on the upper level of the house. An elegant lounge and bar are situated on the lower level of the house and offer an excellent spot for pre-dinner cocktails or post-dinner drinks of award-winning wines, local craft brews on tap and bottle, and classic cocktails prepared by well-versed bartenders with top-shelf spirits. Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge is open for dinner only, Monday through Saturday.
27 Broadway Street, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-243-1302
17.Rose & Thistle
© Rose & Thistle
Founded by the late Lee Tebbetts in 2001, the Rose & Thistle is a modest, fine dining establishment helmed by Chef-Owner Matthew Gustafson and his culinary team that serves a contemporary menu of classic European cuisine. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients and regional produce, the team prepares a menu of innovative dishes of fresh seafood, prime dry-aged steaks, and chops, pasta, salads, and sides. The cuisine is accompanied by a carefully selected wine, a variety of seasonal draft beers, and an extensive collection of fine spirits which can be enjoyed in the comfort of the quiet, intimate dining room and bar. The Rose & Thistle is also available for private or semi-private events and functions. The Rose & Thistle is open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday.
203 Louisiana Avenue, Perrysburg, OH 43551, Phone: 419-874-3947
18.Rosie's Italian Grille
© Rosie's Italian Grille
Nestled on the corner of N. McCord and Nebraska Avenue, Rosie’s Italian Grille is a family-owned and operated restaurant that serves traditional Italian cuisine in a softly-lit and romantic atmosphere. Established in 1982 and named after the owner’s mother, Rosie, the restaurant uses her age-old recipes and the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients to create authentic and delicious Italian dishes such as House-Made Italian Sausage, Rosie’s Surf & Turf, Pasta with Marinara, Bungalow Shrimp, and Crab-Stuffed Whitefish. Rosie’s Italian Grille has a charming and picturesque patio where diners can enjoy alfresco dining, and is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
606 N McCord Rd, Toledo, OH 43615, Phone: 419-866-5007
19.The Benchmark Restaurant
© The Benchmark Restaurant
Located in The Town Center at Levis Commons, the Benchmark Restaurant is a stylish and sophisticated steak and seafood house that specializes in prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood and shellfish, and hearty sides. Local owner and chef, Jeff Dinnebeil creates an innovative menu of contemporary American dishes such as Niman Ranch Lamb Chops, Mussels Diavolo, Scallop Agnolotti, Swordfish, and Stuffed Berkshire Pork Tenderloin. The cuisine is accompanied by a range of fine wines, craft beers, and classic cocktails, along with non-alcoholic drinks and specialty coffees. The Benchmark Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday and dinner only on Sunday.
6130 Levis Commons Blvd, Perrysburg, OH 43551, Phone: 419-873-6590
© The Café
Located in the historic Oliver House in downtown Toledo, the Café is a cozy and charming spot with an onsite bakery that serves international bistro fare in a hip urban atmosphere. The restaurant has an elegant dining room minimalist décor, brushed metal tables, intricate architectural details, and a pretty courtyard patio for alfresco summer dining. Chalkboard menus highlight popular dishes and specials of the day, which include made-from-scratch soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with a selection of fresh bakery items like handcrafted patisseries, cakes, and desserts. The Café also serves a range of freshly brewed coffee and tea, specialty beverages, and other drinks. The Café is open for breakfast and lunch, Monday through Saturday.
27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-243-1302
© The Heights
The Heights is a stylish, rustic-chic rooftop bar on the top floor of the Renaissance Hotel with spectacular panoramic views that serves small sharing plates of globally-inspired cuisine and inventive cocktails. The restaurant has a beautiful indoor dining room with comfortable décor and an expansive patio where guests can sip cocktails and dine on plates of wood-fired pizza, fresh salads, flatbreads and dips, and olives against a backdrop of city lights. The cuisine is prepared with locally-sourced, organic ingredients and regional produce, and accompanied by fine wines, craft beers, and top-shelf spirits. The Heights is open for dinner and drinks, seven nights a week.
444 N Summit St 12th Floor, Toledo, OH 43604, Phone: 419-243-7565
22.The Mango Tree
Exuding a warm and welcoming vibe, comfortable décor, and a casual, relaxed ambiance, the Mango Tree is a quaint eatery off Reynolds Road in Toledo that is an excellent spot for a quiet dinner for two. The little spot is popular for date nights and serves a menu of New American fare like prime steaks, fresh seafood and shellfish, and fresh salads. Signature dishes include Grilled Lamb Chops, Mango Chicken, Veal Parmesan, and a 24-hour marinated Steak Montreal, and dishes are paired with a range of fine wines from around the world, craft beers and microbrews, top-shelf spirits and classic cocktails. The Mango Tree is open for lunch Monday through Friday and dinner only on Saturdays.
217 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615, Phone: 419-536-2883
Zia’s is a comfortable restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine against a backdrop of stunning Maumee River views. Located at the Docks overlooking the river with a charming stone water fountain in the main dining room, the restaurant exudes a romantic ambiance with twinkling lights and Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and aged garlic strands. The eatery serves a menu of favorites like gourmet, wood-fired pizzas, fresh seafood, and prime meat and chicken plates, home-style Italian charcuterie and cheeses, generous pasta dishes, and decadent desserts. The cuisine is accompanied by a hand-selected wine list of fine Italian and otherworldly wines, craft beers and brews, classic cocktails made with high-end spirits, and specialty coffees and desserts liqueurs. Zia’s is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
20 Main St, Toledo, OH 43605, Phone: 888-456-3463
23 Best Romantic Restaurants in Toledo, OH
- 31 Hundred Restaurant & Bar, Photo: 31 Hundred Restaurant & Bar
- Brim House, Photo: Brim House
- Byblos, Photo: Byblos
- Ciao Ristorante, Photo: Ciao! Ristorante
- Element 112, Photo: Element 112
- Final Cut Steak & Seafood, Photo: Final Cut Steak & Seafood
- Georgio's Cafe International, Photo: Georgio's Cafe International
- Kengo Sushi & Yakitori, Photo: Kengo Sushi & Yakitori
- Koreana Asian Grill & Sushi, Photo: Koreana Asian Grill & Sushi
- Kotobuki, Photo: nadianb/stock.adobe.com
- Mancy's Bluewater Grille, Photo: Mancy's Bluewater Grille
- Mancy's Italian Grill, Photo: Mancy's Italian Grill
- Mancy's Steak House, Photo: Mancy's Steak House
- Real Seafood Company - Toledo, Photo: Real Seafood Company - Toledo
- Registry Bistro, Photo: Registry Bistro
- Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge, Photo: Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge
- Rose & Thistle, Photo: Rose & Thistle
- Rosie's Italian Grille, Photo: Rosie's Italian Grille
- The Benchmark Restaurant, Photo: The Benchmark Restaurant
- The Cafe, Photo: The Café
- The Heights, Photo: The Heights
- The Mango Tree, Photo: Leonid/stock.adobe.com
- Zia's, Photo: Zia's
- Cover Photo: joyride72/stock.adobe.com