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524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
937-222-3100
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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
Just simply good and fresh

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
NicOhio
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Bellbrook, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Roost is the best restaurant in the greater Dayton area . I have to Roost at least 30 times . Every meal had been perfect . The service is top notch , the wine list exceptional, and the food tastes great . The complimentary valet is a nice touch . The warm mushroom salad , grilled lamb chops , shrimp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

After discovering the Roost last year, I have been back several times. I took my daughter there for a mommy daughter date and Dana was very friendly and treated my daughter like a princess. It was a lot of fun because we don't normally take our kids to pricier restaurants because their unrefined palates might rebel. But not here! Several... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We could not be more impressed! We had the best dinner last night...from the Bellini to the bread, the salad, the fabulous filet mignon and the desserts we shared...a wow from start to finish. My filet was so tender and flavorful. The rest of our party is still raving about their choices. The free valet touch is an added bonus.... More 

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Brookville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My husband and I went here to actually visit a cook who works there who is a close friend. We looked at the menu and it was pretty expensive so we weren't going to eat there. We decided to later on in the night. I have to say, although it was expensive, that was the best meal I have ever... 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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