A family-run business inside a former house, Bite is exactly what owners Marc and Rachel Seeberger wanted for their eatery when it opened in 2012. “The property is what we really went for,” says Rachel. “We wanted a non-pretentious space for guests from all walks of life to come and get a good meal.” A sprawling yard packed with tree-trunk garden boxes where the Seebergers grow herbs and produce separates the compact brick ranch from the road. Inside, simple, homey decor makes the place feel warm and welcoming.
The menu is full of locally sourced produce and proteins, plus not-so-local seafood and an unexpected crispy alligator. My wife ordered a salmon burger with a vodka dill crème sauce and side of cheesy grits—reportedly the creamiest she’d ever had—while I opted for the coq au vin, a savory French stew served over fettuccine with a slice of sourdough bread.
The burgundy broth was a flavorful combination of pastured chicken, mushrooms, and carrots, though I wished I’d chosen the more traditional (and less slippery) mashed potato accompaniment by meal’s end. Bite’s worth a visit, but plan ahead: It’s BYOB, and we highly recommend making a reservation—even on a weeknight.
Bite, 1279 State Route 131, Milford, (513) 831-2483, bitefoodie.com