While I wouldn't nix Mancy's downtown, the place could use a facelift. The food, drinks and service are good, but not outstanding for a four star restaurant.
If I'm limited to Toledo, it depends on what you want. The Registry Bistro is excellent, but there are other choices. Rockwell's Steakhouse at the Oliver House offers fine dining, but it's not for anyone with a cash flow problem. J Alexander's across from the Franklin Park mall has great food, but the atmosphere is not fine; more like Blue Collar fine. You could go to the casino and drop a bundle at the Final Cut Steakhouse, but I've heard too many people say that the Final Cut isn't worth it. I've never been, but that's what I've heard.
If we can leave town, then I'd strongly suggest two places:
1. Rose & Thistle in Perrysburg. This place has it all, and the quality of the fare, the service and the atmosphere make it a real deal.
2. Maumee Wines in the Parkway Plaza in Maumee. I haven't been to Maumee Wines in quite a long while now, and I'm overdue for a visit. That said, this was once the place to go for a true gourmet, fine dining experience. Maumee Wines beat Fifi's like a red-headed stepson, and the rest of the pack didn't stand a chance. It's small, about six tables, but the whole package is great. Since the bad old days a few other places have opened and provided some competition - Rose and Thistle, for instance.
I'll probably get some argument about my suggestions, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it.
I'd like to see suggestions from SensorG, who really has good judgement on restaurants, and JustRead, who has been around this particular block on numerous occasions and is rumored to own a controlling interest in the tee-shirt concession.