A hop, skip and a jump off Interstate 75 is a lovely bistro perfect for your next date-night dinner.
Greenfire Bistro in Tipp City is the colorful, fresh and delicious eatery that you may not have on your radar, but should. Formerly known as Chin’s Ginger Grill, this fusion restaurant is famous for Asian cuisine, seafood, sandwiches, pastas and stir-fries. It also has a great wine and beer selection. There is even a fresh fish market located behind Greenfire that supplies the restaurant for all its seafood dishes — and there are many.
Greenfire even placed third in the Best Seafood category in the 2018 Best of Dayton contest.
For my main course, I happily settled on the Salmon Burger ($8.95), fresh chopped and hand pattied — seasoned with ginger and cilantro. I could go on and on about how perfect it was in every way after it was topped with ginger mayo. However, I was most impressed by the warm-up meal.
Appetizers can feel like a guilty splurge. They add a lot to the bill and you only end up getting a few bites thanks to the concept of “sharing.” Thankfully, this was not my experience. We enjoyed a round of starters that barely moved the decimal on our tab.
We tried the lamb and feta sliders with tzatziki sauce served on a sweet Hawaiian roll ($3.50 each), spicy chicken wings ($7.75), crab rangoon ($6.25) and best of all, the Thai chili fries ($3.95). You can also get an Ohio Artisan Cheese Board that will serve two to four people for $14.25.
If my recommendation isn’t tempting enough to warrant the short drive from downtown Dayton, consider the fact that Greenfire’s Chef, Art Chin, also won second place Best Chef in our reader-voted Best of Dayton 2018 contest. Chin came in second only to Meadowlark’s Elizabeth Wiley.
A signature creation by Chef Chin that we did not get the chance to taste, but sounds too delicious to disregard, is the gluten-free Greenfire Burger — hand-pattied, choice ground chuck, seasoned with sweet wine and more and topped with sesame spinach. It is served with brown sugar sweet potato fries and wasabi-ginger mayo. See the entire Greenfire menu here.
965 W. Main St. | 937-667-6664 | www.greenfirebistro.com