The Wellington Grille
2450 Dayton Xenia Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45434
A bit off the beaten path in Beavercreek east of Dayton, The Wellington Grille caters to a bit of an older crowd but it’s still filled up pretty easily even on weekend nights. This Americana-style grill and steakhouse isn’t too formal a place to visit, but it’s kept a good reputation as an approachable meal. Perhaps the interior could use a refresh, but the food you have here will be a familiar and comforting thing. This spot has been around for a few years and doesn’t turn a lot of heads, but it’s a good date night spot.
The menu here is all comfort food, from steaks and seafood and beyond. Some of the great things to try.
- Crab Cakes: The cakes are soft and have a slightly crisp topping, but still good! Maybe would be best with a little sauce on top to amplify some of those flavors.
- Nachos: These are heavy with cheese and laden with other big cut veggies and meat if you like. Not bad as an app, but for two people it’s very filling.
- Blackened Prime Sirloin: This steak was a Restaurant Week special, featuring a well-done steak topped with grilled shallots, Gorgonzola and boursin cheese. The juicy meat is complemented well with the pungent flavor of the cheeses. The smashed potatoes and garlic were a great addition.
- Caribbean Jerk Marinated Grilled Bone in Chicken Breast: Another Restaurant Week special. The chicken was tender on the inside and that nice marinade on the outside added just a bit of sweetness without being too overwhelming. The rice and kidney beans next to it mellowed the whole thing out just a bit. Very nice.
- Pineapple peach cobbler: One of my favorite deserts from this spot, a crunchy strudel tops the soft peach and pineapple combination, its just so warm and comforting, it’s the perfect way to end a meal.
The restaurant has an extremely low-key feel. In need, perhaps of an update, but either way it’s the mellowness of the place that makes it so comfortable. The crowd, as a result skews a little older and the menu is free of some of the gimmicks that flood more modern-feeling concepts. That said, a little newness never hurt anyone.
While it doesn’t make a lot of noise even in its own city, The Wellington Grill makes for a comfortable meal. The prices are not bad and the food here is a pretty good decision. It’s worth a visit with the right company.
- The bar has a very easygoing vibe, so this is a good place to visit with family or an older crowd.
- During Miami Valley Restaurant Week, that menu gets a change-up, and a very tasty one at that. Make plans for a special visit.
- There is a nice selection at the wine bar if that’s something you’d like to try.