It’s Summer Restaurant Week, and there’s no better time to try someplace new.
2018 Miami Valley Restaurant Associations’ Summer Restaurant Week taking place July 22-29. Three-course meals will be available for $20.18, $25.18 or $30.18.
We got our first taste of some of the best dishes during the Sneak Peek to Summer Restaurant Week event put on by the Miami Valley Restaurant Association on July 18 at the Steam Plant.
Participants included Amber Rose, Basil’s, Brio, Bravo’s, Coco’s Bistro, Dewberry 1850, The Dock, El Meson, The Famous Restaurant, JD Legends, Roost, Watermark and Wheat Penny.
Across the board the food that we tried was delicious, with several dishes that rose to the top.
OUR FAVORITE DISHES
Here are four dishes we loved and recommend you try this week during your Summer Restaurant Week adventures:
ele Bistro and Wine Bar
3680 Rigby Rd., Miamisburg, (937) 384-2253
The name of this dish alone is music to our ears: Confit pork loin served with brussel sprouts, fingerling potatoes and craft root beer BBQ sauce. And thankfully the execution fired on all cylinders. This was a fantastic symphony of flavors that put the spotlight on a tender, savory piece of pork. Really delicious.
Roost Modern Italian
524 E. 5th St., Dayton, (937) 222-3100
We couldn't get enough of "The Italian Nibble" a wonderful spread made with poached yellowfin tuna, hard boiled egg, garlic confit aioli and capers. This was something that we nibbled at the beginning of the evening and were back for by the end. A return visit is always the sign of a great dish.
903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, (937) 859-8229
El Meson's Caribbean curry shrimp and garlic rice was dynamite. The flavors were full of kicks and punches thanks to the curry and flavorful broth the shrimp and veggies were simmered in. Poured over the rice this was a very satisfying and filling stop for us at the Sneak Peek event.
515 Wayne Ave, Dayton, (937) 496-5268
The tomato and fresh peach caprese was a light, bright delightful dish that had many wonderful summery flavors dancing together for our tastebuds’ enjoyment. It was a simple preparation that put the spotlight on the tomatoes and peaches that were the true star of the dish.
SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
The following is a list of the businesses scheduled to participate in the 2018 Miami Valley Restaurant Associations’ Summer Restaurant Week taking place July 22-29.
Please note — this list of participating restaurants is subject to change and reservations may be required from some participating locations. Calling ahead is recommended, for details, hours and reservations. For the most up-to-date list and information visit http://dineoutdayton.com.
Amber Rose, 1400 Valley St., (937) 228-2511
Basil’s on Market, 312, N. Patterson Blvd., (937) 818-4390
Coco’s Bistro, 250 Warren St., (937) 228-2626
Dewberry 1850, Marriott at the University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., (937) 223-1000
Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., (937) 224-7822
Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St., (937) 222-0204
Jay’s Seafood Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., (937) 222-2892
Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., (937) 723-7637
Roost Modern Italian, 524 E. 5th St., (937) 222-3100
Wheat Penny, 515 Wayne Ave., (937) 496-5268
Buckhorn Tavern, 8800 Meeker Road, (937) 890-3261
Christopher’s Restaurant, 2318 E. Dorothy Lane, (937) 299-0089
Figlio, 424 E. Stroop Road in the Town & Country shopping center, (937) 534-0494
McGillicutty’s Pub, 1980 E. Whipp Road, (937) 436-0057
Bravo at Dayton Mall, 2770 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, (937) 439-1294
Carvers Steaks & Chops, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, (937) 433-7099
Chappy’s Social House, 7880 Washington Village Drive, (937) 439-9200
Kabuki, 848 S. Main St., (937) 435-9500
Nelly’s 79 S. Main St., (937) 859-5555
Sweeney’s Seafood Bar and Grill, 28 W. Franklin St., (937) 291-3474
The Chop House, 7727 Washington Village Drive, (937) 291-1661
Meadowlark, 5531 Far Hills Ave., (937) 434-4750
The Melting Pot, 453 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, (937) 567-8888
ele Bistro and Wine Bar, 3680 Rigby Road, (937) 384-2253
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 3500 Rigby Road, (937) 865-9355
Watermark Restaurant, 20 S. First St., (937) 802-0891
El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, (937) 859-8229
Bunker’s Sports Bar & Grill, 893 E. National Road, (937) 890-8899
Basils on Market, 18 N. Market St., (937) 875-2068
The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., (937) 552-7676
Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., (937) 335-3837
Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, (937) 669-2271
Brio Tuscan Grill at The Greene, 4459 Cedar Park Drive, (937) 429-7792
Bravo at Fairfield Mall, 2731 Fairfield Commons, (937) 431-5460
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 4432 Walnut St., (937) 320-9548
Pasha Grill, 72 Plum St., The Greene, (937) 429-9000
The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Drive, (937) 956-5216
Wellington Grille, 2450 Dayton-Xenia Road, (937) 426-4600
Packy’s Sports Bar and Grill, 10823 Chidlaw Road, (937) 879-2696
Ellie’s Restaurant at Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave., (937) 319-0400
Sunrise Cafe, 259 Xenia Ave., (937) 767-7211
The Winds Cafe and Bakery, 215 Xenia Ave., (937) 767-1144
Nick’s Restaurant, 1443 N. Detroit St., (937) 372-3202
The Dock, 250 W. Main St., (937) 864-5011
Season’s Bistro & Grille, 28 S. Limestone St. (937) 521-1200
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