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Roost Modern Italian

524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
937-222-3100
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Ranked #6 of 678 Restaurants in Dayton
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Quaint and peaceful setting. Delicious foods and a great wine and drink list in the heart of Dayton's Oregon District. Distinctive indoor dining and a small porch for al fresco dining that gives you the feel of an Italian side street. We have tried several of the appetizers here and none have disappointed.

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Cincinnati
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Visited Roost for a mid-week dinner. I called ahead for a reservation and when we arrived we were seated promptly and presented with a wine list and a cocktail list. The cocktail list was relatively diverse and a number of the cocktails appeared to include either house made ingredients or twists on classic cocktails. I always enjoy house made ingredients... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Recently had the pleasure of dining at Roost (great selection by my date!). Atmosphere is fun and casual. The food was delicious- great presentation, service was attentive and pleasant. I would definitely go back.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visited here for a date night. The Roost did not disappoint. From entering the front door to the end, the customer service was impeccable. My fiancée had the Mahi Mahi special and I went with the mushroom crusted scallops and everything was perfect. You cannot go wrong here. Great food, perfect ambiance and excellent cut timer service makes a winning... More

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Xenia, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I ate here this past week with 5 others. The presentation was great. The patio seating was fun. Service was good. But I cannot believe shrimp and grits should have a quarter inch of oil floating on top of the bowl. Tooooo greasy! And I had to search for the chorizo. This recipe needs to be taste tested by some... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Rthr Roost has it all; great food, service, ambience, etc. Whatever mood you're in, this can accomodate you. Inside or outside or just a seat at the bar. Up here in the North, i had the best shrimp and grits I've ever had and I've tried a lot all over the South. The arugula/watermelon/feta salad I had with the shrimp... More

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Venice
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92 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We arrived a little early for our 7:30 reservation. The hostess seated us and we waited for our friends to arrive. I ordered a Chenin Blanc and my husband ordered a Cincinnati IPA. The Parmesan fries that come with your meal are absolutely incredible! Delicious! Our server was Emily and she was very patient, professional and friendly. Our group ordered:... More

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Wayzata, Minnesota, United States
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62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

6 of us sat on the patio and really enjoyed our dinner. 3 of us ordered the pesto pasta with asiago chicken and it was fantastic. One ordered scallops and said they were excellent also. Our server was terrific, as were the cocktails. Wine prices are very reasonable. Nice choice in the Oregon area of Dayton.

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32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Three of us had dinner last night as a birthday celebration. We started with the parmesan fries, definitely enough for the three of us to split and have a "healthy" portion. Very tasty and the garlic dipping sauce is the bomb! (Do they still say that anymore?) All three of us had the warm mushroom salad. Divine! Sometimes arugula leaves... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had a wonderful dinner at Roost on a Sunday evening while spending a few days in Dayton on business. Blackened scallops were fantastic and perfectly prepared. Loved the unusual combination of chorizo in the risotto and the sauce was delicious. Had the pleasure of meeting the owner the next evening over drinks. Thanks for the conversation Dana! I would... More

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