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Roost Modern Italian

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524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
937-222-3100
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Savory menu with generous portions

Intimate venue. Pleasant staff. Good food. New covered patio charming. Great place for a full dinner date or just coffee and dessert, say after a show. Or perhaps a random serving of Truffle Fries that no one needs to know about... I did not do that, we shared, really.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Cindy M
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Intimate venue. Pleasant staff. Good food. New covered patio charming. Great place for a full dinner date or just coffee and dessert, say after a show. Or perhaps a random serving of Truffle Fries that no one needs to know about... I did not do that, we shared, really.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

There was an hour wait so we sat at the bar. The service was excellent but the food was so-so. Chicken was dry, very little sauce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place is so cute! They have wonderful food, with lovely ambience; they offer nice wine selections too. You MUST try the Truffle Fries! These are heavenly! One of the best things I've ever tried in my life! My favorite dish is the vegetable (green) lasagna. I think it's seasonal. I also love their parmesan chicken breast. The restaurant has... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We tryed Roost Modern Italian after reading many shining reviews on Trip Advisor and have mixed feelings. The risotto fritters for our appetizer were great, very tasty! For entrees we had the mushroom dusted scallops and ravioli which was not as good as I had hoped, the pasta being a bit tough, scallops not seared well and the cream sauce... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My party visited Roost in late June this year. I was happy with menu selections. It seems as though they took some time and thought in choosing their menu items to be both traditional and modern Italian. My three star review is mainly due to the fact that we visited on a Wednesday evening and still took over 3 hours... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Another Great restaurant in Dayton Ohio. Small place but you do have to go..........Great, Great, Great food......

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

good food I brought my kids who are the best test they loved it. only challenge its a bit small not much space

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We received one server for a group of 18 people. Even though she was unable to provide quality service, an automatic 20% gratuity was added to our already way overpriced bill. Diner for two, without drinks was over $100. Portions were small. Pasta was dry and almost tasteless. The appetizers were brought out with one person's diner salad. Then the... More 

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Dayton OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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