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Dayton restaurant promises fireworks at this 4-course meal. Literally.

A restaurant on Dayton’s riverfront will offer some of the best seats in the house for the city of Dayton’s July 3 fireworks display.

Basil’s on Market’s downtown Dayton restaurant is offering a four-course meal special on the evening of July 3 — the night of the city of Dayton’s Independence Day fireworks display. The pyrotechnics are shot off along the Great Miami River not far from Basil’s spacious patio, which overlooks the river.

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Basil’s on Market in downtown Dayton will offer a special four-course meal on its patio on July 3, the night of Dayton’s Independence Day fireworks show. SUBMITTED (Staff Writer)

“Join us on July 3rd for a special Independence Day meal to enjoy before the fireworks over the river!” Basil’s officials said on their Facebook event page. “This dinner is reservation only, and we will accept reservations from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.” 

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“For only $75 a person, you will get a four-course meal and two drinks (choice of our house wine and beer). Payment is required at the time of reservation.”

Here’s the menu, according to the Facebook events page:

  • Appetizers: Risotto Tater Tots or Tomato Basils Bruschetta 
  • House Salad 
  • Entrées: Pesto Chicken, Barrel Aged Salmon, Fire Roasted Filet, Mushroom Zusketti 
  • Desserts: Cheesecake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

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The downtown Dayton Basil’s opened in July 2016 on the ground floor of a retail and office building at 312 N. Patterson Blvd. at East Monument Avenue, overlooking the Great Miami River. It’s part of the Water Street mixed-use development.

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The 4,800-square-foot restaurant seats 150 to 160 inside, and another 120 or so on a 2,200-square-foot patio overlooking the river and its fountains.

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Basil’s on Market also operates a restaurant-pub in Troy that opened in 2014. And just last month, in May 2018, it opened a third location on Tylersville Road in Mason.

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For more information or to make a reservation for the July 3 meal, call Basil’s Dayton at (937) 818-4390.

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