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Where to get a 3-course meal for a bargain price during Summer Restaurant Week

It’s a great week to dine out in Dayton.

Diners will see specialty three-course dinners pop up on menus at independent restaurants across the Miami Valley all week during Summer Restaurant Week, running now through July 28. 

“When we first started, we began with just 15 to 20 restaurants and we have since doubled the amount of restaurants with a price point for everyone,” said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA). “Consumers love to dine out and try new restaurants and this gives them the perfect opportunity to try something new at a great value.”  

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The seasonal promotion presents an opportunity to sample the best that local restaurants have to offer in the form of three-course meals priced at $20.19, $25.19, or $30.19 at a variety of restaurants all over town. This year, more than 45 restaurants are signed up to participate.  

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NEW PARTICIPANTS

New to the event this year is Sushi Hana in Centerville. The restaurant, under new ownership, serves specialty sushi, Korean, Japanese, Asian and Chinese dishes. 

Sushi at Sushi Hana in Centerville. (Photo by Amelia Robinson)
Photo: Amelia Robinson/Seen and Overheard

MENU HIGHLIGHTS 

Many menu options include dishes with summer flavor and flair: 

• Tamarind glazed pork belly and smoked corn tomato salad from Calypso Grill 

• Peppered steak lettuce wraps with fresh green been kraut from Dewberry 1850 

• Esquites and Mexican street corn off the cob from elé Cake Co and Wine Bistro 

• Shoyu and cilantro marinated grilled chicken skewers, green onion, and aji amarillo salsa, corn and Jasmine rice and authentic Korean cuisine from Sushi Hana. 

Sushi Hana was the newcomer to the Restaurant Week party, serving up authentic Korean cuisine in the form of Boolgoki beef or spicy chicken served over rice during the sneak peek event on July 17, 2019. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ALEXIS LARSEN
 

THE BASICS 

The Summer Restaurant Week promotion runs July 21-28. Before you head out, Zahora recommends making reservations in advance and to double-check the dates and the restaurants are participating — not all restaurants are open seven days a week and some of the participants can change up to the last minute. 

Pro tip: Earlier dining times and off-peak days like Sunday through Wednesday are likely to have more availability. 

The Restaurant Week promotion was established more than a decade ago as a way to generate interest and traffic to local restaurants and help give diners a chance to explore the menu at a more affordable price point. Zahora says donations will be made to benefit tornado victims from meals sold. 

2019 SUMMER RESTAURANT WEEK PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS 

The following is a list of the businesses scheduled to participate in the 2019 Miami Valley Restaurant Associations’ Summer Restaurant Week taking place July 21-28. 

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. 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

DAYTON 

Amber Rose, 1400 Valley St., Dayton, (937) 228-2511 

Basil’s on Market, 312, N. Patterson Blvd, Dayton, (937) 818-4390 

Carillon Brewing Company, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, (937) 910-0722 

Coco’s Bistro, 250 Warren St., Dayton, (937) 228-2626 

Dewberry 1850, Marriott at the University of Dayton, 1414 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, (937) 223-1000 

Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton, (937) 224-7822 

Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 222-0204 

Jay’s Seafood Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., Dayton, (937) 222-2892 

Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 723-7637 

Roost Modern Italian, 524 E. 5th St., Dayton, (937) 222-3100 

Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 E. 5th St., Dayton, (937) 203-3999 

Table 33, 130 W. Second St., Dayton, (937) 999-3070 

Tank’s Bar and Grill, 2033 Wayne Ave., Dayton, (937) 252-2249 

Wheat Penny, 515 Wayne Ave, Dayton, (937) 496-5268 

View 162 Rooftop Restaurant, Crowne Plaza Dayton, 33 E. 5th St., Dayton, (937) 224-0800 

BUTLER TWP. 

Buckhorn Tavern, 8800 Meeker Road, Butler Twp., (937) 890-3261 

KETTERING 

Christopher’s Restaurant, 2318 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, (937) 299-0089 

Figlio, 424 E. Stroop Road in the Town & Country shopping center, Kettering, (937) 534-0494 

CENTERVILLE 

Carvers Steaks & Chops, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, (937) 433-7099  

Chappy’s Social House, 7880 Washington Village Dr, Centerville, (937) 439-9200 

Kabuki, 848 S. Main St., Centerville, (937) 435-9500 

Nelly’s, 79 S. Main St., Centerville, (937) 859-5555 

Sweeney’s Seafood Bar and Grill, 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville, (937) 291-3474 

Sushi Hana, 1501 Lyons Road, Centerville, (937) 424-2070 

WASHINGTON TWP. 

The Chop House, 7727 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp., (937) 291-1661 

Meadowlark, 5531 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp., (937) 434-4750 

The Melting Pot, 453 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Washington Twp., (937) 567-8888 

MIAMI TWP. 

Bravo at the Dayton Mall, 2770 Miamisburg Centerville Road, (937) 439-1294 

MIAMISBURG 

elé Bistro and Wine Bar, 3680 Rigby Road, Miamisburg, (937) 384-2253 

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, 3500 Rigby Road, Miamisburg, (937) 865-9355 

Watermark Restaurant, 20 S. First St., Miamisburg, (937) 802-0891 

WEST CARROLLTON 

El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, (937) 859-8229 

VANDALIA 

Bunker’s Sports Bar & Grill, 893 E. National Road, Vandalia, (937) 890-8899 

MIAMI COUNTY 

TROY 

Basils on Market, 18 N. Market St., Troy (937) 875-2068 

The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy, (937) 552-7676 

Smith’s Boathouse Restaurant, 439 N. Elm St., Troy, (937) 335-3837 

TIPP CITY 

Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, (937) 669-2271 

GREENE COUNTY 

BEAVERCREEK 

Bravo, 2731 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, (937) 431-5460 

Brio, 4459 Cedar Park Drive, Beavercreek, (937) 429-7792 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 4432 Walnut St., Beavercreek, (937) 320-9548 

Pasha Grill, 72 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 429-9000 

The Wandering Griffin, 3725 Presidential Dr., Beavercreek, (937) 956-5216 

Wellington Grille, 2450 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, (937) 426-4600 

YELLOW SPRINGS 

Calypso Grill and Smokehouse, 1535 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-9000 

Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 319-0400 

Sunrise Cafe, 259 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-7211 

The Winds Cafe and Bakery, 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-1144 

XENIA 

Nick’s Restaurant, 1443 North Detroit Street, Xenia, (937) 372-3202 

CLARK COUNTY 

ENON 

The Dock, 250 W. Main St., Enon, (937) 864-5011 

SPRINGFIELD  

Stella Bleu Bistro, 20 N. Fountain Ave., (937) 717-0478

Contact this contributing writer at alexis.e.larsen@hotmail.com.

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