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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Dayton Treasure!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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
2 reviews
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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Dayton, Ohio
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This was my second time at Roost, and this visit was a bit of a disappointment. I had the veal chop with a small Caesar salad, and the entire meal was surprisingly bland. The salad was lightly dressed and didn't have a zing of garlic or anchovy, which was unfortunate. The veal chop was cooked to my specification, but my... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I can't believe it took me so long to try Roost. Dinner was simply great, the service was very good, and the decor is very nice. We started with the amazing White Truffle Fries. Main courses were 'Shrimp and Grits, Italian Style' and 'Zucca and Scallops'. The 'Shrimp and Grits' was an explosion of flavor and the chorizo gave it... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Very small place (like maybe 8 tables) but the food was top notch. Can't wait to go back. I had the surf and turf special and my wife had the scallops with mushroom ravioli. Damn good.

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

Cocktails, food, service...All top notch. The Scallops were silky smooth. Everyone was impressed. Reservations suggested.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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781 reviews 781 reviews
637 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Once again we had a lovely dinner at Roost. It is an Italian place with a modern twist. Service was great as well. Yes, the portions are on the small side that you find in a lot of places of nicer dining, but it all tasted delicious, -- and the cocktails were amazing.

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In brief, our server was a nice guy but delivery was very slow. The food was average with very small portions. I left both hungry and with a blah culinary experience. One thing I always pay attention to on review sites is how many out-of-towners give positive reviews versus local folks as out-of-towners tend to be unbiased. Lots of 4-5... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The food is very good but expensive! Had a mid- week visit. The place was so loud that we had to shout to converse.Do not dine inside if you want to have a conversation!

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Tulsa
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had dinner while in Dayton, and the food was great! I had scallops (on the waiter's recommendation) and my wife had lasagna verde, both of which were great. The waiter was courteous and attentive. A great place!

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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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