Outfitted with black tablecloths, framed art, cushy booths, and carpeted floors, Black Pearl’s dining room is a comfortable space that leaves plenty of room for romance to flicker in the low light. In this, it’s well matched to the menu: a selection of pastas, steaks, and seafood with options to suit occasions ranging from a quick lunch to a grand night out. Tender prime rib stars in both hearty surf ‘n’ turf entrees and a slew of sandwiches and salads. The Blade noted that the signature cut—a carryover from the restaurant’s previous incarnation as HJ’s Prime Cut—“continues to be superb,” while also praising lake perch that’s “tender and sweet, with a light breading that doesn't overwhelm the delicate flavor of the fish.”
Beyond the dining room with its arched windows and hanging lamps is a fully stocked bar whose tenders pour beer and mix martinis, including a line of signature drinks made with midnight-dark Blavod Black vodka. Armchairs clustered around low tables and a single flat-screen television introduce a clubby vibe. But the restaurant's most intriguing seats may lie just beyond the front door, where curving half-walls painted with a Rothko-esque design swoop around a party-friendly circular table.
At Mancy's Steaks in Toledo, you can enjoy a well-seasoned, juicy steak. No need to miss out on Mancy's Steaks just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Mancy's Steaks also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Mancy's Steaks — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. Big crowds can spread out in comfort at Mancy's Steaks, which specializes in hosting large groups and gatherings.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Mancy's Steaks as well.
Don't spend time searching for parking — patrons are welcome to use the adjoining lot.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. All major credit cards are accepted. The dinner menu is a crowd pleaser at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.
For fresh maki, Toledo's Sakura Japanese Steak House has got you covered. Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare. Sakura Japanese Steak House's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Families will feel right at home at Sakura Japanese Steak House with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere. There's no need to cram the whole gang into a booth — with the private room at Sakura Japanese Steak House, you'll find a wonderful option for big groups looking for a place to celebrate. The patio seating at Sakura Japanese Steak House is perfect for those warm summer days. Guests may have a hard time conversing, as the restaurant is rather noisy.
You can also grab your food to go. Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Sakura Japanese Steak House for catering.
Sakura Japanese Steak House can be pricey, so plan accordingly.
Once fresh catches arrive to Cafe West, it's up to you how they're made. Diners can choose from 10 preparation styles for 6 seafood classics, from deep-frying mahi-mahi to stirring perch into scampi. Of course, the chefs whip up their own creations, too, such as mac 'n' cheese made from cavatappi pasta, succulent scallops and shrimp, and house alfredo sauce.
Besides maritime options, Cafe West spotlights plenty of land-based proteins, including chargrilled 1-pound ribeyes and blackened chicken smothered in housemade pineapple salsa. Bartenders complement meals with an extensive selection of wine and brews both imported and local, some of which they showcase at frequent tasting events.
Circular mirrors back the bar, while the windowpanes in the casual dining room sport ocean-themed decorations, including diagrams explaining the differences between public and private schools of fish. Outdoor seating sets a relaxed mood during warm months.
Nagoya Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi's well-traveled owners, Mel and Barb Ayers, unite the culinary artistry of Japan with chefs selected from around America for their talents and showmanship. The result—set in a convivial restaurant with an outdoor patio and tableside hibachi grills—draws a bridge between the artistic elegance of Japanese cuisine and the family-friendly atmosphere of an American steakhouse. Meats sizzle on hibachi grills as chefs perform knife and spatula tricks for dazzled onlookers, who must refrain from leaning in too close lest a tower of onions suddenly catches fire. The spectacular dance of flames results in entrees of filet mignon, sea scallops, and lobster tails, all of which pair nicely with sushi such as a crab-filled california roll or a Volcano roll drizzled with fresh magma.
Peals of laughter rise from families around the granite tabletops at which hibachi chefs crack jokes and flip shrimp over the grill. At Ichiban Steakhouse, expert grillers don black chef suits and show off their skill at slicing and searing chicken, steak, and seafood. Flanked by dark wood walls, nearby sushi chefs slice fresh fish to wrap tightly in specialty rolls. Five tatami rooms provide semiprivate spaces for business meals, romantic outings, or discreet transformations into a werewolf.