The Amber Rose Restaurant and Catering is a Dayton institution specializing in homemade Eastern European cuisine. On the restaurant’s regular menu is a bone-in smoked porkchop topped with cinnamon apple demi-glaze and served with mashed potatoes. The restaurant will be offering special dishes during Restaurant Week in addition to the regular menu items. LISA POWELL / STAFF

WINTER RESTAURANT WEEK: 50 restaurants serving up 3-course meal deals

It’s winter and you’re hungry, so it must be time again for … Restaurant Week!

The Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s twice-annual restaurant week promotion was established 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.


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 $20.20, $25.20, or $30.20 at a variety of restaurants all over the region.

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“The community loves restaurant week. It provides a great value for the consumer and offers many new menus. It has really become a community event. I actually have people call and ask when restaurant week is to plan their vacations around it,” said Amy Zahora, executive director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA).


Zahora recommends making reservations in advance and to double-check the dates and the restaurants that are participating — not all restaurants are open seven days a week. Earlier dining times and off-peak days like Sunday through Wednesday are likely to have more availability.

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With 50 restaurants participating in this year’s Winter Restaurant Week promotion, there are more options than days in the week to try them.

So the chance to get a lot of different little tastes from a variety of the menus that will be presented is the best way to figure out a good plan of attack.


The following is a list of the businesses scheduled to participate in the 2020 Miami Valley Restaurant Associations’ Winter Restaurant Week taking place Jan. 19-26.

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

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Filet mignon with cipollini onions, bordelaise, grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes from the regular menu at Roost Modern Italian in the Oregon District. The restaurant was founded by chef Dana Downs who takes traditional Italian foods and uses modern techniques and ingredients to develop unique flavors. The dinner-only restaurant is located at 524 E. Fifth St. in Dayton and will be a participant in Winter Restaurant Week. LISA POWELL / STAFF
Photo: Contributing Writer


• 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

• 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. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 222-3100

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

• 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. Fifth St., Dayton, (937) 224-0800

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


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

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

• Chappy’s Social House, 7880 Washington Village Drive, 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


• 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


• Florentine Restaurant, 21 W. Market St., Germantown, (937) 855-7759


• 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

• Station House, 8200 Provincial Way, Washington Twp., (937) 439-7154


• ele 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


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

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Photo: Amelia Robinson


• 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


• Locktender’s Restaurant, 110 W. High St., Piqua, (937) 451-8016


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

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• Brio Tuscan Grill at The Greene, 4459 Cedar Park Drive, Beavercreek, (937) 429-7792

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

• 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 Drive, Beavercreek, (937) 956-5216

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


• Tavern at the Greene, 920 W. Dayton Yellow Springs Road, Fairborn, (937) 203-3343


• 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


• Nick’s Restaurant, 1443 North Detroit St., Xenia, (937) 372-3202

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Photo: Staff Writer


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


• Season’s Bistro & Grille, 28 S. Limestone St., Springfield, (937) 521-1200

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