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Roost Modern Italian

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524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
937-222-3100
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Class shows! Love the local style in The Oregon District in Dayton

Classy restaurant but $$$ are needed. Second visit but it has been awhile. The local owner knows what she is doing, and we will return. My biggest complaint isn't just for Roost, but for all the restaurants that overcharge for a glass of wine and usually offer wines I'm not familiar with. Best... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Nancy H
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Dayton OH
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Dayton OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Classy restaurant but $$$ are needed. Second visit but it has been awhile. The local owner knows what she is doing, and we will return. My biggest complaint isn't just for Roost, but for all the restaurants that overcharge for a glass of wine and usually offer wines I'm not familiar with. Best Italian I've had in Dayton. But they... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Always enjoy the scallops and ravioli, it's delicious. The wine and cocktail menu is very good and the ice cream bombe is soooo yummy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Spaghetti with meatballs. ..very good and nice bread , cool music, they gave us a lot a lot of bread...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had dinner with a friend on Father's Day when we all happened to be in town, and loved this restaurant, which other friends had recommended. Great decor, fabulous bar with wonderful drinks, and excellent food. Swordfish and asiago chicken were great. The outdoor terrace is very pretty and a huge draw.

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Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Best dining in ages. Wonderful food, great atmosphere. Truely a "must". The service was attentive, but not overbearing. Our party had three different dinners, and the only argument was whose was best.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This restaurant has it all. Ambiance - open air veranda with smooth jazz in subtle background, excellent food with imagination - Chef Dana is in control(try the scallop appetizer) and excellent engaging service( ask for #12 whoever she may be). Very memorable experience and comparable or better then quite a few of the places I've been in NYC or LA.

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We love the lamb shank and polenta. The cocktails are wonderful and the staff is super friendly. This is a cozy dining area, the outdoor seating is great weather permitting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Tis a pleasant June evening, and we are off again to The Oregon District. Given our proximity to I-675, Roost Modern Italian Restaurant is a pleasant 14-16 minute commute (I-675 to SR 35 to Wayne to East Fifth Street.) We have been fans of the Oregon District for ½ of a century, and have been pleased that given “newer hot... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When you come to Roost in Dayton's Oregon District, you are in for a treat! Chef/owner, Dana Downs has a simple but imaginative menu that never fails to delight! Couple that with a wonderful, attentive (but not bothersome) wait staff, original cocktails or some of your old standbys, a terrific wine list, and a wonderful restaurant design and you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I have stayed in the Dayton area a few times now and have been disappointed by the choice of restaurant. Roost is chic but not pretentious. The food is very well prepared with some interesting combinations (salted sea scallops with a marmalade type sauce with chilli) and, thank heavens, served in normal human-sized portions. Service was attentive and polite and... More 

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Address: 524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
Phone Number: 937-222-3100
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: 524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-222-3100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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