The seven days that many Miami Valley foodies have been eagerly awaiting for months is almost here.
The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s Summer Restaurant Week kicks off Sunday at participating restaurants and wraps up Aug. 4.
“People are looking forward to it,” said Amy Zahora, the MVRA’s executive director. “Some people plan their whole week (around it). It is a big deal.”
Zahora said there is much to look forward to with this event, including several new participating restaurants.
“It really is a way to go out and try out some nicer restaurants at a good price. Plus you are giving back to charity,” Zahora said.
A dollar from each meal purchased will benefit the Cancer Support community of Western Ohio and MVRA’s scholarship program. MVRA has donated nearly $50,000 to charities due to the restaurant week efforts the past two years, Zahora noted.
Three-course meals and meal deals will be sold for $20.13, $25.13 and $30.13.
Zahora said more restaurants are offering meals at each of the three price points, a shift from prior years when most offered only one price point.
“Some places are offering meal deals for two at that price,” Zahora said.
She said several restaurants — Coco’s Bistro, Meadowlark, Hawthorn Grill and Salar among them — are expected to offer special summertime dishes.
Enough of the taking. Let’s get down to the grub. Participating restaurants are listed below by county and community.
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Amber Rose, 1400 Valley St., Dayton, (937) 228-2511
Jay’s Seafood Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., Dayton, (937) 222-2892
The Deli at Top of the Market, 32 Webster St., Dayton, (937) 224-3663
Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400-410 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 203-3999
Lily’s Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 723-7637
Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton, (937) 224-7822
Coco’s Bistro, 250 Warren St., Dayton, (937) 228-2626
Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 222-0204
Buckhorn Tavern, 8800 Meeker Road, Butler Twp., (937) 890-3261
Fresco, 3141 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, (937) 296-0600
Hawthorn Grill, 1222 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, (937) 298-2222
Figlio, 424 E. Stroop Road in the Town & Country shopping center, Kettering, (937) 534-0494
The Tropics, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, (937) 293-8800
Mamma DiSalvo’s, 1375 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, (937) 299-5831
McGillicutty’s Pub, 1980 E. Whipp Road, Kettering, (937) 436-0057
Neil’s Heritage House, 2323 W. Schantz Ave., Kettering, (937) 298-8611
Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant, 3618 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, (937) 293-3777
Christopher’s Restaurant, 2318 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, (937) 299-0089
The Barnsider, 5202 N. Main St., Dayton, (937) 277-1332
C’est Tout, 2600 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood, (937) 298-0022
Station House, at St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community, 8200 Provincial Way, Centerville, (937) 439-7154
Sweeney’s Seafood, 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville, (937) 291-3474
Kabuki, 848 S. Main St., Centerville, (937) 435-9500
Carvers Steaks & Chops, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, (937) 433-7099
Twisted Root Restaurant, 79 S. Main St., Centerville, (937) 610-9835
Meadowlark, 5531 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp., (937) 434-4750
The Melting Pot, 453 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Washington Twp., (937) 567-8888
The Chop House, 7727 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp., (937) 291-1661
Charleston BBQ, 671 Lyons Road, Washington Twp., (937) 432-9576
Chappy’s Tap Room & Grille, 2733 W. Alex-Bell Road, Moraine, (937) 299-7427
Taste, 2555 Shiloh Springs Road, Trotwood, (937) 854-7060
TJ Chumps, 12 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg, (937) 859-4000
Anticoli’s Giulano Tavern, 67 S. Main St., Miamisburg, (937) 859-3000
El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, (937) 859-8229
TJ Chumps, 559 S. Main St., Englewood, (937) 836-4300
Radar’s Bar & Grill at Scene 75, 6196 Poe Ave., Vandalia, (937) 619-3202
The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy, (937) 552-7676
La Piazza, 2 N. Market St., Troy, (937) 339-5553
Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, (937) 669-2271
TJ Chumps, 1100 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, (937) 318-1250
Wellington Grille, 2450 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, (937) 426-4600
Spinoza’s Gourmet Pizza & Salads, 2727 Fairfield Commons Blvd., Beavercreek, (937) 426-7799
McCormick & Schmick’s, 4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 431-9200
Pasha Grill, 72 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 429-9000
Crazy Mango Bar and Bistro, 81 Magnolia Lane, Beavercreek, (937) 431-3822
Amelia’s Bistro, 129 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, (937) 310-3040
Sunrise Cafe, 259 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-7211
The Winds Cafe and Bakery, 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-1144
The Dock, 250 W. Main St., Enon, (937) 864-5011
Season’s Bistro & Grille, 28 S. Limestone St., Springfield, (937) 521-1200
The Bridge, 127 W. Poplar St., Sidney, (937) 492-2542
Reporter Mark Fisher contributed to this story.
Restaurant Week menus
Here’s a small sampling of what a handful of local restaurants will be offering on their Summer Restaurant Week menus from July 28-Aug. 4. Participating restaurants and menus subject to change. For the latest information, visit dineoutdayton.com:
First course: Fresh Calamari, Minestrone soup or Antipasto
Second course: Anticoli’s famous Italian salad or mixed greens salad
Entree Choices: Baked Lasagna a la Romano or Breast of Chicken Marsala, $20.13; Gulf of Mexico Shrimp in Vodka Cream Sauce over Linguine pasta, $22.23; Blackened Prime Rib of Beef, $25.13
Dessert: Tiramisu, Cannoli or Spumoni Ice Cream
The Hawthorn Grill, Kettering:
Appetizer: choice of Grilled Feta with Tomato-Watermelon Salad; or Tomato Pie; or Ceviche with Summer vegetables; or Chilled Corn & Lobster Salad
Salad: House Salad or Blueberry Salad
Entrée: Choice of Chicken Sausage or Grilled Tilapia or Duo of Pork or Mediterranean Falafel Platter, $25.13; or Ribs and BBQ Pork, with a half-slab of ribs and BBQ pork shoulder ($30.13)
Dessert: choice of Strawberry Shake, Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Cake, Grown-up Ice Cream Soda or Coconut Rice Pudding
The Barnsider, Harrison Twp.
Starter: Choice of Cup of Baked Onion Soup Au Gratin, Cup of Beef Barley Soup, Petite Order of Onion Rings, Petite Order Fried Mushrooms or Half Order Loaded Potato Skins
Entrée: For $20.13: choice of Broiled Tropical White Fish or Half BBQ Chicken; for $25.13, choice of Full Slab BBQ Baby Back Ribs or Five-Piece Deep-Fried Shrimp; for $30.13: The Islander New York Strip or Filet Mignon Au Poivre
Dessert: Carrot Cake or New York Style Strawberry Cheesecake
Source: Miami Valley Restaurant Association; individual restaurants
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