Less than half a block from the Williamston

Theatre is the Tavern 109; a great place to get dinner before or after a visit. After a show, I ordered the Saturday night special: Mandarin Orange Salmon ($23). It featured grilled salmon with mandarin orange sauce, fig wild rice, vegetable of the day, and a dinner salad.

Especially pleasing was the mandarin orange sauce which had a fresh, slightly sweet citrus taste.

Ladled lightly atop and beside the salmon, it was delicious. I ordered my salmon well done and it was served flaky, just the way I like it.

The fig wild rice was flavorful and fluffy.

The tiny figs made me think of grilled eggplant. The rice had the hearty blend, and the colors of dark, wild rice was especially satisfying.

The vegetable of the day was grilled zucchini that was a nice seasonal addition to the plate.

Tavern 109 gets very busy at the dinner hour and reservations are encouraged. Like some classic plays, missing a chance to dine at Williamston’s Tavern 109 would be a tragedy.

Tavern 109 115 E. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 517-655-2100 Hours Sunday 10-9

Monday-Wednesday 11-9 Thursday-Saturday 11-11