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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
New Dayton Favorite

I love everything about this restaurant: the ambiance, the space, the location, the staff, the menu, the drinks, the food. The remodel turned out great! They offer free valet parking which is so convenient. I have dined here twice. First time I tried the swordfish and the second time was the shrimp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
amberjack84
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I love everything about this restaurant: the ambiance, the space, the location, the staff, the menu, the drinks, the food. The remodel turned out great! They offer free valet parking which is so convenient. I have dined here twice. First time I tried the swordfish and the second time was the shrimp & grits. Best shrimp & grits I have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My family visited Roost the night before my brother's graduation from UD. It was located in a great area, near other popular bars and restaurants, so we could grab a drink elsewhere before walking over to Roost for dinner. The food was delicious... I ordered the roast chicken, my husband got traditional spaghetti and meatballs, my brother ordered the lasagna... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The food is absolutely amazing. Nice ambiance and friendly staff. The owner takes pride in the restaurant and the quality of the food. This is a new favorite of mine. They are building on a new patio that looks awesome. I can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were visiting Dayton Ohio to go to the air force museum. We stopped by this place to have a late lunch/early dinner. I asked for orange juice, I got it freshly squeezed, cool and without ice. I then ordered the truffles fries - and they were to die for! We also choose to share a salad. Arugula, warm fried... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a great place. The new bar extension turned out to be a very tasteful, modern add-on with a great atmosphere. You'd think you're in NYC, not in the Dayton Oregon District. The food is always so fresh, tasty and mouthwatering. Some menu items seem complicated to imagine just reading from the description. Once you're over that part, you'll enjoy... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We always enjoy our dinners at Roost. The service is very good and we've never been disappointed by the food. The new bar edition is great looking! However, the dining area is a bit small and can get loud if a larger party is dining.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Cozy, warm and elegant are the top three words to describe the atmosphere at this little gem. Delicate, flavorful and wow are the words to describe the food. The service was great, not intrusive. The owner/manager's enthusiasm and infectious personality added a nice vibe. Not your usual Italian, much better😎Enjoy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It's a nice quiet restaurant in the entertainment district. At first the service was nice if not a little anxious. We went there to talk over some light food. The spahetti was nice light and fresh. The meatballs were a good size, well seasoned, well presented. The verde lasagna looked very nice when it came out. The flavor was a... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We went with another couple but arrived earlier than our reservations to grab a drink at the bar as it was our first visit. With dinner we all had more wine, we all ordered full meals, we all ordered dessert, and we all ordered another drink. We were by no means lolly gagging and ordered each course promptly, yet the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been to Roost many, many times and it is consistently wonderful! This great local chef creates innovative italian comfort food. It is delicious and fresh every time. I love the truffle french fries and the crisp classic caesar salad; it makes the perfect balanced meal or shared it is a fun starter! This time I had the chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?