Celebrity spotting at downtown Dayton restaurant

  • Kamron Taylor
  • Staff Writer
4:47 p.m Thursday, March 31, 2016 What To Know
Bar seating at Lily’s Bistro in the Oregon District. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

Celebrity spotting in Dayton!

"Grey’s Anatomy" star T.R. Knight and some friends grabbed lunch at Oregon District restaurant Lily’s Bistro. Shortly after his visit, Emily Mendehall, co-owner of the bistro, posted about it on Facebook.

We spoke with Mendenhall after it all went down. 

“He was with some friend who lives in Dayton and another friend from out of town. He was very polite and just wonderful,” Mendenhall says.

“Our servers recognized him immediately from 'Grey's Anatomy,' and I recognized him from 'Law & Order.' ”

Curious about what Knight ate during his visit? “We gave carrot cake ice cream complimentary; he seemed to be pretty into that", the Lily’s co-owner said.

“When we asked how he heard about Lily’s, he said the friends who lived here come into Lily’s regularly,” she said.

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