The word is out! Mancy's Steakhouse, the nation's longest running steakhouse, is getting a refreshed look. The Blade's food editor toured the space and gave a two thumbs up review. DCI is continuing to work with the team to put the final touches on the space, but glad to see the first phase of changes are getting positive reviews by the community.
After a slow, deliberate walk through the restaurant with seating in large and small dining areas, and a New York strip steak and a colossal baked potato dinner, I extended heartfelt congratulations to Mike and Gus.
More kudos go their partners in the Mancy Restaurant Group: George, John, and Nick Mancy, who operate Mancy's Italian, the Blue Water Grille, and Shorty's Barbeque.
Toledo's oldest restaurant was not harshly renovated, as I feared it might be. Refreshed is more a accurate term for the changes that are subtle with a comfortable fit.
Best of all, the feeling and character were retained. The Tiffany-style lampshades are still in place over large booths, and the royal staircase leading to the second floor is polished. On the three-story walls are a maze of photographs that tell the story of a family dedicated to the restaurant founded by Gus Mancy, a Greek immigrant.
The foyer is the best example of the ways Design Collective, the Columbus designer on the project, achieved a more open look and feel.
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