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Roost Modern Italian

524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
937-222-3100
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Springboro, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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763 reviews 763 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 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
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Took my family which was a party of seven for dinner. The staff couldn't be nicer and food was fabulous. My son attends UD and we will definitely be back.

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United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Went to Roost with a small group. The Oregon area is very neat with beautiful old houses and eclectic shops (some a bit edgy). Roost sits at one end and is a wonderful place with both indoor and outdoor seating. The food was very good, definitely a modern take on Italian. Definitely get the mussel appetizer, very clean and fresh.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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98 reviews 98 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Quaint and peaceful setting. Delicious foods and a great wine and drink list in the heart of Dayton's Oregon District. Distinctive indoor dining and a small porch for al fresco dining that gives you the feel of an Italian side street. We have tried several of the appetizers here and none have disappointed.

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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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