Located in the Commercial Building, the site of a traditional Toledo inn built in 1836, the Dégagé Jazz Café serves a range of delicious dishes in an atmospheric setting, thanks to the historic location and the sounds of smooth live jazz which fill the space. Chef Joseph Jacobsen is a native Toledoan and greatly values his restaurant’s local and traditional roots, reflected in the wealth of locally-sourced and produced ingredients in his dishes, his seasonally changing menu and his ‘farm-to-fork’ cooking classes based on local farmer’s market produce. This emphasis on local food pays off in the quality of his dishes, from glazed BBQ ribs with marrow mash to a range of fresh vegetarian and vegan options.
Dégagé Jazz Café, 301 River Road, Maumee, OH, USA, +1 419-794-8205
Located in Toledo’s Hollywood Casino, Final Cut Steak & Seafood is the ideal spot for fine-dining elegance in Toledo. Situated on the banks of the Maumee River, diners are afforded a striking view of the water to accompany their meal. There is a strict emphasis on high-quality at Final Cut, particularly when it comes to their signature steaks – only hand-selected, corn-fed beef is chosen, meat which has been naturally aged for up to four weeks in order maximise flavour and intensity. Steaks are then grilled over coals in order to create a seared finish and seal in the juices.
Final Cut Steak & Seafood, 1968 Miami Street, Toledo, OH, USA, +1 419-661-5200
Rosie’s Italian Grille is a local Toledo treasure, offering authentic Tuscan cuisine in a beautiful, atmospheric setting. The interior’s Mediterranean aesthetic immediately sets a warm, romantic mood with rustic stone feature walls, wood panelling and luxurious draping. An outside patio area with wrought iron gates, small fountains and vibrant flowers completes the Tuscan summer mood. The food complements the surroundings, traditional Tuscan pizza with the dough infused with cheese and spices sits alongside a number of seafood pastas, accented with a variety of rich, full-bodied wines mainly from the Californian region.
Rosie’s Italian Grille, 606 N McCord Road, Toledo, OH, USA, +1 419-866-5007