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Winter Restaurant Week begins Jan. 26

Nine years since its start promotion continues to be popular with patrons and businesses

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s “Restaurant Week” has continued to grow in popularity both with local restaurants and patrons since it’s 2005 inception.

Last year 9,453 meals were sold and this year Amy Zahora, executive director of the MVRA, expects a similar amount of business and interest from local diners.

New this year to the 55 restaurants that will be participating are Agnes All Natural Grill, Serendipity Bistro, and Wheat Penny.

Zahora feels Restaurant Week works because of the combination of value to customers, giving back to the community and introducing a new customer base to local eateries.

Restaurant Week will be held Jan. 26-Feb. 2 offering foodies three-course meals for $20.14, $25.14 or $30.14 with $1 being donated to a local charity. Oaktree Corner, Dayton Foodbank, Paw Patrol and MVRA Scholarship Foundation are all designated beneficiaries this year.

“It’s a great way to try a restaurant that you may not have before because of price or (you’re) not sure of the menu,” said Zahora. “Restaurants are really excited about restaurant week because it gives them the opportunity to introduce their restaurant to new guests and turn them into future customers.”

Zahora’s tips to planning out your Winter Restaurant Week

• Look at the menus online at

• Call in advance to make reservations

• If you are looking for reservations during peak dining times choose an off peak day like Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. If you prefer dining on peak days be open to dining early or late.

• Don’t forget to ask your server for the “keyword” to text to win get certificates. MVRA is giving away four prize packs of $250 gift certificates, Diners should ask their server for the keyword to text to 90210 to enter to win. Winners will be notified via text by Feb. 11.

Restaurant Week Menu Highlights

Here are just a few highlights from this year’s Restaurant Week menus.

Coco’s Bistro — Winter Salad

Crazy Mango’s Korean Tacos (winner of Best Damn Taste the Taste of Miami Valley 2013 which this writer helped judge last year)

The Dock — Stuffed Mushrooms

El Meson — Brazilian Feijoada

Jay’s — Pan Seared Trout with a Almond Cream Wilted Spinach and Butternut Squash

Salar — White Bean Vegan Scallops

Serendipity — Triple Chocolate Cheesecake

Wheat Penny — Liz’s Lasagna

Restaurants participating in Winter 2014 Restaurant Week

Please note: There are often last-minute changes and additions to menus and to the list of participating restaurants. For the latest updates, visit or call the restaurant to confirm and make your reservation.

  • Amber Rose, 1400 Valley St., Dayton, (937) 228-2511
  • Agnes All Natural Grill, 6 North Main St., Dayton, (937) 368-8787
  • Amelia’s Bistro, 129 W. Franklin St., Bellbrook, (937) 310-3040
  • The Barnsider, 5202 N. Main St., Dayton, (937) 277-1332
  • Brixx Ice Company, 500 E. First St., Dayton, (937) 222-2257
  • Buckhorn Tavern, 8800 Meeker Road, Butler Twp., (937) 890-3261
  • Bunker’s Bar & Grill, 893 E. National Road, Vandalia, (937) 890-8899
  • Cadillac Jack’s, 9400 Springboro Pike, Miamisburg (937) 610-3200
  • Cadillac Jack’s, 2760 Towne Dr., Beavercreek (937) 431-0240
  • Carver’s, 1535 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, (937) 433-7099
  • C’est Tout, 2600 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood, (937) 298-0022
  • The Caroline, 5 S. Market St., Troy, (937) 552-7676
  • Champps, 7880 Washington Village Dr., Dayton (937) 433-2333
  • Chappy’s Tap Room & Grille, 2733 W. Alex-Bell Road, Moraine, (937) 299-7427
  • The Chop House, 7727 Washington Village Drive, Washington Twp., (937) 291-1661
  • Christopher’s Restaurant, 2318 E. Dorothy Lane, Kettering, (937) 299-0089
  • Coco’s Bistro, 250 Warren St.., Dayton, (937) 228-2626
  • Crazy Mango Bar and Bistro, 81 Magnolia Dr., Beavercreek (937) 431-3822
  • The Dock, 250 W. Main St., Enon, (937) 864-5011
  • Doubleday’s, 199 E. Alex Bell Road, Centerville, (937) 436-4666
  • Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton, (937) 224-7822
  • El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton, (937) 859-8229
  • Figlio, 424 E. Stroop Road in the Town & Country shopping center, Kettering, (937) 534-0494
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 4432 Walnut St., Beavercreek (937) 320-9548
  • Franco’s Ristorante Italiano, 824 E. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 222-0204
  • Giuliano, an Anticoli Tavern, 67 South Main St., Miamisburg (937) 859-3000
  • Hawthorn Grill, 1222 E. Stroop Road, Kettering, (937) 298-2222
  • Hickory River Smokehouse, 135 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, (937) 669-2271
  • Jay’s Restaurant, 225 E. Sixth St., Dayton, (937) 222-2892
  • Kabuki, 848 S. Main St., Centerville, (937) 435-9500
  • La Piazza, 2 N. Market St., Troy, (937) 339-5553
  • Lily’s Bistro, 329 East Fifth St., Dayton (937) 723-7637
  • McCormick & Schmick’s, 4429 Cedar Park Drive at The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 431-9200
  • McGillicutty’s Pub, 1980 E. Whipp Road, Kettering, (937) 436-0057
  • Meadowlark, 5531 Far Hills Ave., Washington Twp., (937) 434-4750
  • The Melting Pot, 453 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Washington Twp., (937) 567-8888
  • Neil’s Heritage House, 2323 W. Schantz Road, Kettering, (937) 298-8611
  • Nick’s Restaurant, 1443 Detroit St, Xenia (937) 372-3202
  • Pasha Grill, 72 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, (937) 429-9000
  • Pepito’s Mexican Restaurant, 3618 Wilmington Pike, Kettering, (937) 293-3777
  • Root 48, 79 South Main St., Centerville (937) 610-9835
  • Salar Restaurant and Lounge, 400 East Fifth St., Dayton (937) 203-3999
  • Season’s Bistro & Grille, 28 S. Limestone St., Springfield, (937) 521-1200
  • Serendipity Bistro, 25 St Clair St., Dayton (937) 760-5380
  • Spinoza’s Gourmet Pizza & Salads, 2727 Fairfi eld Common Blvd., Beavercreek, (937) 426-7799
  • Station House, at St. Leonard Franciscan Living Community, 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville, (937) 439-7154
  • Sunrise Cafe, 259 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-7211
  • Sweeney’s Seafood, 28 W. Franklin St., Centerville, (937) 291-3474
  • The Tropics, 580 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering, (937) 293-8800
  • TJ Chumps, 12 E. Linden Ave., Miamisburg, (937) 859-4000
  • TJ Chumps, 559 S. Main St., Englewood, (937) 836-4300
  • TJ Chumps, 1100 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road, Yellow Springs, (937) 318-1250
  • Wellington Grille, 2450 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, (937) 426-4600
  • Wheat Penny, 515 Wayne Ave, Dayton (937) 496-5268
  • Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, (937) 767-1144

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