DAYTON — Leroy Hyman, who has operated catering and food-service operations in the Dayton area for 13 years, will open a new full-service restaurant called Mr. Hyman’s Fine Dining on Aug. 19 at 40 N. Main St., Suite 110 — the location that once housed King Cole restaurant and most recently was Michael’s Dining & Jazz.
Mr. Hyman’s Fine Dining initially will be open for lunch only on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will be available for special events on Saturdays, Hyman said. After the restaurant obtains a liquor license — possibly as early as September — the hours will expand to include dinner service and Saturday evening hours, the restaurant owner said.
The restaurant seats about 200 and will employ 20 to 22 people when it opens in August, Hyman said. The projected opening date of Aug. 19 “is as firm as I can make it barring a catastrophe,” he said.
Hyman operates a catering business and provides food service for three charter schools and one after-school program. He moved those operations from 3630 N. Dixie Drive in Harrison Twp. to the downtown Dayton restaurant kitchens in early July.
Hyman, of Tipp City, worked in food service for the Marriott and Holiday Inn hotel chains and for Wright State University. He said he has always wanted to open a fine-dining restaurant, and the “opportunity presented itself” to move to the downtown Dayton location that would accommodate a full-service restaurant in addition to providing the kitchen facilities for his catering and school food-service operations. The space has been vacant since Michael’s Dining & Jazz closed in April 2010.
The new restaurant’s menu will include items such as Blackened Salmon with Cajun Sauce, Chicken Chesapeake stuffed with crabmeat, Sliced Roast Beef with Fresh Vegetables and Smothered Pork Chops.
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