Brim House

4.2
353 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Brim House introduces relaxed yet refined dining to the Renaissance Hotel in the heart of Toledo. It offers beautiful views of the Maumee River through expansive windows. Talented chef Michael oversees the kitchen, creating a seasonal menu of classic American cuisine with inventive twists. He partners with local farmers and producers to bring the freshest and best of Toledo to this dining experience. Michaels keen instinct for balancing flavor and texture, creating artistic presentations and incorporating international influences makes Brim House a destination for travelers as well as locals.

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What 353 people are saying
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NomNomNom
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Impressive food. We loved the appetizers, especially the pork belly and Mac Waffle!

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BethL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a special, leisurely meal and that’s what we got. Going at 5 pm we were the only table for a good part of our meal. No let downs on any of the food, very attentive service. Love the ambiance

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KarenG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, comfortable atmosphere and Vee our server was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. The noise level was low allowing for conversation and the food was a traditional feast.

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MichaelS
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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Britt
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food was wonderful & we were seated right away. The service was very slow and we could tell the staff was short handed. Noise level was quite loud and disruptive.

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Spicey
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I took my husband here for his 60th. Birthday dinner, the food was not so good unfortunately. The menu looked so appetizing. His lamb was tuff, the smoked collards were very very oily, which made my stomach turn later. Service was very good and the environment was awesome! Maybe we didn't order the right things, so I will give it another try later though, still can't get that oily taste outta my head. I did state that to our server, he apologized, also ordered a green tomato appetizer, and it was ripe red tomatoes, which the servers reply was, I guess they didn't get their order in for green tomatoes. Really??

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MikeG
Toledo
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My only complaint ( aside from the waitress bully sitting at the table next to us before meal) is that it was our anniversary and I had asked for seats with river view.

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vipmaddiemccartney
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and fabulous service! Would come back again for another date night.

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Nick
Toledo
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointing at best. When i made the reservation I indicated this was for a birthday. Nothing special was done, the host asked, but that was it. Why ask if you’re not going to do anything with it?? At least 2 entrees arrived cold, one was late. Food was mediocre at best. It’s like the chef is trying too hard to cram every ingredient and flavor into every dish. A couple sides were inedible. Won’t be back anytime soon.

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viphmorgan
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Came here for my significant other’s birthday & they gave us a dessert of of choice for their birthday.
Server was super nice and attentive but there wasn’t any host (?) overall experience was good.

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vipRocket30safety
Toledo
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had it been to the Brim In a year. Food was ok - on a Wednesday night out of two fish dishes and pork chop entrees - service was very slow and some served dishes were warm at best. Won’t be hurrying back anytime soon.

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MartyC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicki was excellent, she was very knowledgeable of the menu and the recent fresh options. The rest of the staff was excellent and friendly as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful first time experience at Brim House. We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was our daughter’s birthday.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if the best Ribeyes and New York Strip in town by far

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vipMikeF
Toledo
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food choices were very limited. No seafood as out of mussels. Way over priced.

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JenniferH
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was not what we expected. The cherry smoked pork chop was completely overwhelmed by cherry smoke and didn’t taste like a pork chop. It was also overcooked. The collard greens were baked or fried, not what I would expect on a Southern style menu. Overall, I would not return.
Service was excellent.

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Winelady
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

two of us had the raw oysters. We both had shell remnants in all of the oysters. We ordered a bottle of moderately priced wine and the waitress proceeded to poor all of the glasses without asking if anyone wanted to taste it first, and poured the wine glasses over half full. I ordered what I thought was red snapper, but it had a distinct odor and flavor, so I was highly suspicious of it being a substitute that they tried to cover with a generous amount of seasonings. Having eaten red snapper frequently I am very suspicious of what I was served . My other guests found the lamb and halibut very satisfactory.

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JimE
Toledo
12 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Birthday celebration.

Food was good but service was very slow.

Unlikely that we will return.

Mediocre overall experience.

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vipColumbusDiner
Columbus
96 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience at the Brim House! The food was great and the service was outstanding! It’s a spot that you need to try if you’re in Toledo!

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gtauber
Toledo
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 31 anniversary with friends. Food and drink excellent

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MRHogan
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely views of the river and a welcome addition of southern style cooking well prepared.

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Vi was a wonderful addition to our meal!

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HoneyLove
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The waitress Sidney did a fantastic job! She explained the meals and made sure we didn't need anything.

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vipQueen
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was prepared to perfection. Our server Dean was excellent. He made appetizer selections that were very good. Overall dinner was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very friendly staff . My husbands beef could have been warmer & our drinks were very late arriving. We had our appetizers before cocktails were served. Food flavor & presentation were wonderful. Would have rated experience a 5 star had it not been for the above issues.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New chef with excellent food!! Southern inspired dishes. Really outstanding food! Dessert was not great. Pound cake nothing like pound cake. Bland and dry. Not buttery and moist like expected. Other desserts better.

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great. Not too crowded, excellent view, good service, even got a complimentary appetizer. The only complaint I have is the bathroom was so far away from the eating area.

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DavidN
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We thought prices were very high and selection was low. My main objection was that the dish I got was not as it was described on the menu. I got the fried chicken cordon bleu. It was supposed to have ham on the inside, I thought the collards would be steamed, they were crunchy and there was no coffee gravy as billed on the menu. It was cooked well, except a little burnt on the fry, and was tasty. The wait staff was excellent as were the views.

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StephanieS
Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been waiting for Brim House to reopen since COVID. We did something different this time and ordered all of the starters as our meal instead of getting main entrees. We loved it! It was so fun. The food at Brim House is second to none!

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Chris
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is perfect from the food you eat, to the view you see

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SeanS
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food 🥘 The team was well impressed by her dinner I will hesitate to go back in the future

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OpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Well, I went there expecting a meal from Chef Lawson and found out he had moved on. I was hoping that the new chef would be as good, but...
I ordered scallops which were good 3 for $32
For this price you expect a dish bursting with flavor but noway
While the scallops were good and well cooked everything else was very blah
The avocado and whipped egg added no flavor to the scallops and the little popcorn was a joke.
My wife had walleye - same experience
So two dinners and two proceccis for $100 and then We had to pay $10 for parking 😀

A joke right?

I should have read other reviews but I knew chef Lawson and was expecting the great meals we always had with him as Chef

Oh well, it is a beautiful and romantic ambieance and the waitress and help were great
Just really diappointed in the tastefulness of the Chefs dishes
For the price and reputation of the Hotel brand, I was surprisingly disappointed.

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StaceyC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Great atmosphere! Great food choice.

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jasonl
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's just ok. I'd rather spend my money someplace else. Dont get me wrong.... it's not bad, just meh... like soooo many others

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Pburgeater10
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was fine but not worth the prices on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Great overall. However, nowhere to park and need to valet for $10. Really the only downside.

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AdrienneG
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the restaurant week special - the shrimp & grits appetizer would be a welcomed regular menu item and was simply fabulous. The scallop entree was tasty too

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gadfly
Cleveland
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My wife and I had never been to the Brim House and thought we would give it a try during Restaurant Week in Toledo. It was just average in every aspect: service, quality of food, value of meal based on what we paid, etc. My wife commented as we left, “typical meal that you would have in the restaurant of a nice hotel”. There are a lot of fantastic places to eat within walking distance of the Renaissance Hotel, but if you were staying at the hotel and didn’t feel like taking a walk, the Brim House would be fine.

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Brim House is rated 4.2 stars by 353 OpenTable diners.

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