Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage’s tearoom wouldn’t be out of place in a Victorian dollhouse: delicate fine china teapots, fresh flowers, and doilies dot lace-covered pink tablecloths. Vines creep up mint-green walls and heavy wooden columns, and sunlight pours through picture windows. This ultra-dainty tearoom is ideal for afternoons spent sipping black, green, and herbal teas and nibbling freshly baked scones and finger sandwiches. It also serves up heartier housemade dishes that often feature organic, local ingredients, including vegetarian black-bean burgers and gluten-free fig, spinach, and gorgonzola pizzas.
In addition to hosting daily tea parties, Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage serves as a welcoming community hub where acoustic musicians gather to serenade patrons. Local artists display jewelry and paintings in the front room and, on some evenings, even attract craftsters and lost kittens by teaching knitting classes on the front porch.
Exposed wood beams and shoji-screen-like latticework re-create the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese house inside Koto Buki's dining room. The cuisine also keeps it authentic—udon noodles, curry rice, stir-fried veggies, and teriyaki sauce serve as the base for a choice of meats, and shy vegetables hide inside fried batter in tempura dinners. Like the butlers who prepare Richie Rich's Christmas gifts to his pet shark, chefs expertly slice and wrap dozens of sushi choices, from traditional slabs of sashimi on beds of rice to inventive specialty rolls with names such as Crazy Boy, Ninja, Vegas, and Kiss of Fire.
The name Barry Bagels conceals the diversity of its menu. In addition to 17 bagel varieties, the staff churn out homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts, and coffee. The flagship Barry Bagels shop opened in Toledo in 1972?the company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012?and now shares its
oven-mastery with three other Toledo-area locations as well as one in Ann Arbor, MI.
The culinary wizards at Sidelines cook up hearty helpings of pub grub that patrons can discover on the extensive menu. Limber chomping muscles for a marathon meal with starters such as zesty battered and fried pub pickles ($5.79) or garbage fries, a savory mélange of bacon, tomatoes, and jalapenos lounging atop a bed of waffle fries and blanketed in melted mozzarella and cheddar cheeses ($7.59). The selection of five pizzas allows diners to indulge their craving for a disk without having to endure the gamey texture of a frisbee. Table visitors can also wrap tongues around the Porkzilla sandwich, staffed by grilled ham, slow-cooked pulled pork, and bacon ($8.99), or munch on the Knock-Out burger, a bunless wonder that packs the space between two grilled cheese sandwiches with bacon and a half-pound steak burger patty ($9.79). Feel free to lubricate a parched palate by sipping one of the beers cascading from the Sidelines tap, such as Labatt, Killian's, and Blue Moon.
Quimby's dinner menu is stuffed with more upscale American fare than Abe Lincoln’s top hat was stuffed with money. Meaty morsels include an 8 oz. herb-encrusted filet mignon ($19.99), a rib dinner ($12.99 for a half rack), and The Delmonico, a 14 oz. center-cut rib-eye steak topped with onion straws ($15.99). Pasta, seafood, gourmet burgers, and a selection of eclectic home-style eats (such as jambalaya, $10.99, and Italian meatloaf, $9.99) round out the selection. Treat your sweet tooth to homemade crème brûlée ($5.99), and you’ll hear it serenading incisors with John Fogerty lyrics. Enjoyment of Quimby's delectable eats and comfortable, neighborhoody atmosphere is amplified by [weekend musical performances] (http://quimbysfoodandspirits.com/currentevents.htm).
Ciao is the perfect place for sweethearts to share a plate of pasta Bolognese.
This place will leave you feeling satisfied no matter what kind of dietary needs you have.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — Ciao has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
Gather the whole family for a trip to Ciao — everyone will find something to like (even the pickiest little eater) on the menu here.
Come order a flavorful feast at Ciao, and sit outside if it's nice!
Your large group can all sit together at Ciao.
Free wireless Internet is also available at Ciao, so bring your tablet or laptop along.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Can't get enough of Ciao's tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Ciao for easy access to parking lots.
A typical meal at Ciao will set you back less than $30.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are all accepted.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the restaurant, though breakfast and lunch are also served.