Forrester’s On The River

. December 21, 2012.

John and Jonathan McQueary, father and son restaurant management veterans, say they are ready for the ultimate culinary challenge — the team plans to fill the Docks spot formerly occupied by Cousino’s Navy Bistro and, more recently, Admiral’s American Grill, with their new venture Forrester’s On The River. “It was a great opportunity, just because [the location is] a staple in the Toledo area,” Jonathan says. The pair want to revive the location’s former glory as a classy, nautical-themed steakhouse while keeping the food affordable. They plan to debut a menu of rustic dishes, from chicken pot pie to porterhouse steaks to bourbon pork chops, with Toledo native Chef Brian Joyce at the helm of the kitchen. “He’s studied at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, and then worked at the St. Regis Aspen Resort,” Jonathan says. “He’s a young, fresh mind and he brings a lot of talent.” Forrester’s On The River is now open on Main St. at The Docks at International Park, downtown Toledo. 419-691-2626.