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“Best Fine Dining in Dayton” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rue Dumaine

Rue Dumaine
1061 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, Centerville, OH 45459
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Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Centerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: McEwen Road & Lyons Road
Description: Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand Jr., co-proprietors, welcome you to their home! We have created a unique atmosphere where you can celebrate the good things in life, and put your cares on hold for a few hours. The décor has been created with many French bistro elements. Rue Dumaine specializes in an Americanized version of classic French flavors. Come savor duck rillette crepes, or indulge in crispy Herb de Provence frog legs, or a robust serving of Cabernet braised short ribs. Chef Anne is passionate about local ingredients such as honey, organic eggs, and all-natural chicken from Ed Hill’s farm in Xenia. Only the best artisan cheeses, gelato, vegetables and breads are brought in; everything else is prepared in-house. Menus change seasonally to accommodate fresh produce and seasonal specialties from local suppliers. The wine room is stocked with “wines from around the world” chosen from boutique wineries that exhibit “attention to detail” in all aspects of their winemaking process.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Fine Dining in Dayton”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is my new favorite restaurant for special occasions in Dayton. Everything we had was perfectly seasoned, and delicious! Although - this is based on the old menu, I have yet to try the new!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Go for the scallops--and the dessert”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Either the appetizer or the entree version of the scallops. Pretty much perfection. The desserts, when tarts, are memorable. Dress warmly!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good - Not Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have been trying to get there for the past few years without success. Friends and reviews claimed Rue Dumaine was one of the greatest, but we were dissappointed. Had difficulty finding an exciting choice of entree'. Settled on the Duck Breast with an orange reduction and beet risotto. I didn't care for the beet risotto and couldn't taste the orange which is my favorite seasoning for duck. We didn't think the menu was particularly French or New Orleans. We were expecting French Creole. The tables were small and somewhat crowded. The drinks and wine were small pours and expensive for their size. I had a good Bordeaux Blanc by the glas though.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Delectable experience, worth traveling half the way across the world for..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Easily one of the best dining experiences. This gem is tucked away innocuously in a strip mall but delivers an incomparable fine dining experience. The New Orleans French food is at its very best. Everything on the menu is great. So you are spoilt for choice!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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alexandria07
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, nice neighborhood vibe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We discovered this restaurant shortly after moving from DC to Centerville - the quality of the food is as high (or higher!) as any big-city restaurant and the service is excellent. The chef, as I understand it, is local but has owned restaurants in New Orleans. The food definitely reflects a Big Easy sensibility. They use local ingredients and have a range of interesting options. The wine list is great - it's always fun to try something new! Highly recommend Rue Dumaine but be sure to get a reservation! It's a popular local favorite.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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