Much like a trip to the spa, dining out can relax, rejuvenate, and often leave bits of cucumbers and seaweed behind the ears. Pamper tired taste buds with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steaks, seafood, bistro fare, and more at TJ’s Restaurant in Wooster.
Independently owned since 1964, TJ’s is known for its choice steaks and gourmet seafood, but the dinner menu also includes pastas, salads, and original bistro fare. Prince Edward Island mussels are sautéed with fresh basil, oregano, and garlic, run through free-weight power drills, and served in a white wine and lemon broth to make the perfect starter ($8.99). TJ’s noteworthy prime rib is available Fridays and Saturdays and is slow-roasted, dressed with au jus, and served with garlic whipped mashed potatoes ($14.99–$19.99). Other choice steaks such as the filet mignon are available nightly ($21.99). Halibut ($18.99) and salmon ($15.99) can be baked, pan seared, shaken hysterically, or blackened and served with various sauces including spicy rémoulade and orange tartar sauce. The wild mushroom and whole-wheat penne tames voracious appetites and keeps outlaws from roaming the streets of Tombstone ($11.59), while field greens provide a healthy foundation for roasted salmon and fresh buffalo mozzarella ($11.59). TJ’s also serves a lighter lunch menu with delicious bites such as the m & m burger topped with mushrooms and mozzarella ($7.59) or the mediterranean chicken pizza ($8.59). A vegan menu is also available upon request.
TJ’s dining mixes elegance with understated comfort. Dark wooden chairs surround tables draped with unassuming checkered table clothes, and ornate wallpaper and elegant sconces frame a traditional fireplace while a wise grandfather sits in the corner smoking his pipe and spouting wisdom.
359 W Liberty St.
Wooster, Ohio 44691Get Directions