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Roost Modern Italian

524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
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Ranked #4 of 681 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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92% Recommend
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English first
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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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Four of us dined here mid-week. The warm mushroom salad was outstanding. The entrees were deemed acceptable to very good; pork chops and shrimp & grits the former, lamb osso bucco and ravioli the later. Wine list had nice mix of Italian and California varietals. Very pleasant atmosphere and excellent service. Another reason to visit Fifth St in the Oregon

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Honomu, Hawaii
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Roost serves Italianate cuisine, and yes, they earn the fancy-schmancy "cuisine" word. If you like seafood, eat here. The scallops were perfection. They had a special scallop appetizer with a jalapeño marmalade that was both inventive and danced a fancy jig on our tastebuds. We liked it so much, that both my wife and I went ahead and ordered main... More

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Dayton, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Roost might have higher prices than other Dayton restaurants, but the owner and chefs truly care about the taste, presentation, and service you get for that cost. I have never eaten at Roost without seeing the owner speaking to customers or speaking to her myself. If you aren't 150% satisfied, they'll make it right and in a hurry. Simply put,... More

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Kettering, Ohio, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I don't even know how to start. the atmosphere is outstanding. the owners and mangers are so nice and always making sure you're happy. the food, is amazing!!!! fresh..fresh..FRESH!!!!! not your typical spaghetti and meatballs... more upscale and creative. organic and healthy. . the servers are so friendly also. I love just sitting in the patio down in the Oregon... More

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Niceville, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The atmosphere was nice, though we sat on the patio since we didn't have reservations. We ordered the sea salt crusted Scallops for an appetizer and they were just a little undercooked. For our entrees we ordered the Spaghetti and meatballs and Shrimp and grits. The spaghetti and meatballs were nothing particularly spectacular. You could get something just as good... More

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