Whether your idea of romance is a dozen roses, champagne, and chocolates, or your spouse emptying the dishwasher without being asked I think we can all agree that not having to cook an entire meal for the family, but instead being served a mouthwatering dish at a classy restaurant sans kids is totally romantic! When was the last time you put on something fancy? Not comfortable dining out? No worries, these awesome local restaurants offer curbside pickup/takeout. So what are you waiting for? Order up dinner for tonight, grab pizza for the kids and put on a movie for them in the other room, put on some Marvin Gaye and see where the night takes ya.
FYI- these also make great Valentine’s Day Date Night Destinations 😉
Here are some addition fun at-home date night ideas!
Always call ahead to confirm hours, due to COVID hours of operations may fluctuate, and be sure to make a reservation if dining in.
Brim House (temporarily closed) / The Heights
Brim House introduces relaxed, yet refined dining to the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Toledo.
We offer a seasonal menu of classic American cuisine with inventive twists. We partner up with local farmers and producers to bring the freshest and best of Toledo to this dining experience. Our culinary team balances flavors and textures, creating artistic presentations and incorporating international influences makes Brim House a destination for travelers as well as locals. (Source: https://brimhousetoledo.com/ )
Address: 444 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 243-7664
Hours: Dinner- Monday-Sunday 5–10PM
Toledo’s only rooftop bar offering extensive menu and specialty cocktails, craft beers, wines. Upscale atmosphere, sleek design, and amazing views of the city of Toledo.
Address: 444 N Summit St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 243-7565
Hours: Vary, see website. Igloos available for reservation.
Ciao! Ristorante in Sylvania is a Mainstreet Ventures distinctive eatery.
Founded in 1992, Ciao! is a local favorite in the greater Toledo area, known for classic country Italian cuisine. Ciao! is a fragrant, informal & full of character Italian restaurant, featuring intriguing cuisine from every part of Italy, from the spicy red sauces of the south to the aromatic grilled dishes of Tuscany. They even use herbs from their very own herb garden! During the early part of spring through the end of summer, enjoy the beautiful outdoor patio.
Each week, they offer a creative weekly menu with a focus on seasonal, locally grown herbs and vegetables. Ciao! is an all scratch kitchen where everything is made from scratch, prepared fresh, daily. (source: http://ciaorestaurant.com/about-us/ )
Address: 6064 Monroe St, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 882-2334
Hours: Monday –Thursday 5-10PM, Friday 5-11PM, Saturday 4-11PM, Sunday 4-9PM
Element 112 is about creating a moment to remember – from the food, to the atmosphere, to the experience shared by you and your guests. They offer a small à la carte menu focusing on the highest quality ingredients. Dishes are inspired by international cuisines, Chef Nixon’s creative culinary whims, and seasonal produce.
Ingredients…..Humanely raised meats and fish without any GMO. Properly raised vegetables, fruits, and grains, of the highest quality. We hope that by supporting these people we can be a positive impact on the food system and the environment. Source: https://element112restaurant.com/about-us
Address: 5735 N, Main St, Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: (419) 517-1104
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5-9PM, Closed Sunday
Georgio’s Café International
Enjoy the very best, freshest seafood, succulent steaks, chops and delicious pasta dishes enhanced by the perfect bottle of wine. The intimate atmosphere conveys relaxed elegance, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will ensure your complete satisfaction.
Their philosophy is simple: every great meal requires the absolute best, freshest ingredients. There is no substitute for quality. From the very beginning in 1986, they’ve served only the finest local and organically grown produce, grass-fed prime beef, free range chicken and the freshest seafood delivered daily. Taste the difference. (Source: http://www.georgiostoledo.com/ )
Address: 426 N Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 242-2424
Hours: Dinner- Friday-Saturday 5:30-10:30PM, Monday-Thursday 5:30-9:30PM, Closed Sunday
Their steaks are aged and hand-cut on premise, seared at 1500 degrees and expertly prepared. They pair beautifully with our famous one-pound baked potatoes, French onion soup, chilled jumbo shrimp cocktail, or fresh asparagus with house-made hollandaise. Add your choice of more than 300 wines or 20 craft beers for a meal truly worth slowing down for.
Step into Mancy’s Steakhouse and the world slows down to meet you. Some say it’s the carved wood, brass, and stained glass—reclaimed from a time when craftsmanship was king. But most say it’s the steaks and chops—aged for 28 days using the same time-honored techniques our grandfather taught us. Source: https://mancys.com/steakhouse/
Address: 953 Phillips Ave, Toledo, OH 43612
Phone: (419) 476-4154
Hours: Dinner- Monday-Thursday 5-9:30PM, Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 4:30-10PM, Closed Sundays
Registry is unique to the Toledo area. They serve the cuisine of our time that highlights our region’s bounty. They focus on small plates at reasonable prices which are comfortable for the entire table to share and entrees which maintain a midrange price point. Although traditional fine dining has fallen out of favor over the last decade, diners want a thoughtfully prepared, high quality dining experience minus the formality of an earlier era.
Registry exceeds those expectations. Source: https://www.registrybistro.com/about
Address: 144 N Superior St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 725-0444
Hours: Tuesday –Friday 4-9:30PM, Saturday 4-10PM, Closed Sunday & Monday
Valet: Friday & Saturdays
Rockwell’s Steakhouse & Lounge is our upscale steak house featuring the finest cuts of prime aged USDA meats, fresh seafood, and more. The Rockwell’s experience focuses on providing superior service and cuisine in a truly impressive setting. At Rockwell’s Lounge, relax with your favorite drink and enjoy the view and full menu option from Rockwell’s in casual style. (Source: https://mbaybrew.com/rockwells/ )
Address: 27 Broadway St, Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: (419) 243-1302
Hours: Monday-Saturday 5-10PM, Closed Sunday
Rosie’s Italian Grille
Traditional Italian Since 1982
Rosie’s Italian Grille offers an array of traditional Italian dishes, fresh catch seafood from the Florida Keys, Chicago Stockyard steaks, lamb chops, and more! (Source: https://www.rosiesitaliangrille.com/ )
Address: 606 N McCord Rd, Toledo, OH 43615
Phone: (419) 866-5007
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 11:30AM-10:30PM, Closed Sunday
Enjoy your romantic evening, loves!!
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