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Roost Modern Italian

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524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, I love the Oregon District -- always have. Roost is a great addition. Super Italian food -- the pastas all had the texture and taste of homemade. The wine list was well curated and reasonable. I had the veal chop with spaghetti and it really hit the spot. Our table of 4 split the "bread pudding of the day"... More 

Thank Keithcu
Franklin Ohio
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389 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went here on girls night out .. had drinks and dinner. everyone liked what they got except me .. . liked the cocktail but not the food. I got the scallops with risotto .. it was some wine risotto .. the scallops were good but the risotto was gross. the mussels and streak the others got looked good ..next time... More 

Thank chattygirl7491
Yellow Springs, Ohio
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

From the truffle fries (you have to try them) to the wine list to the seasonal ravioli and daily creme brule, Roost never fails to deliver a delicious meal. It's one of our favorite places in Dayton for celebration dinners.

Thank Lori G
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Our very 1st visit and from the start of cocktails, appetizers to main courses everything was Great. My husband and son enjoyed their Love Passion 95 & we had the Blood orange mojito. Dinner was fantastic try the Veal with lemon spaghetti, Scallops with ravioli/asparagus, Filet steak or the Salmon you can't go wrong. Favorite appetizer for us was the... More 

Thank Mary S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

First time at The Roost. Big Italian lovers here. Ambiance was lovely. Greeter made it very clear this was a by reservation only restaurant. However, they weren't busy so it worked out. Felt like we were sort of inconveniencing them. Anyways! Asked the waitress what appetizer she recommended- she immediately tried to upsell the most expensive option. We asked her... More 

Thank Kelly L
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Never had a bad experience. Food is incredible. Ambiance is great and expanded since their renovation. Great craft cocktails. Really great and friendly wait staff. Right in Oregon District. Check it out.

Thank Nina V
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a Sunday evening reservation. Most of the restaurants we found were closed in Sunday. We had not visited this restaurant before but the reviews looked positive so we decided to give it a try. A much smaller restaurant than I had expected. Service was very pleasant. Our dinner was fabulous! We began with the " soup... More 

Thank Mary1055407
Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

ate there tonight. Food was good but the service was extremely slow. Ordered drinks and it came after the meal was over. Appetizers came to the table before salad. Restaurant wasn't busy either, no excuse for this type of service

Thank Siddharth K
Miamisburg, Ohio
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260 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I liked everything about this restaurant. The location, the atmosphere, the service, and the food. The mussels were excellent. The salmon was perfectly cooked and the carrot/beet risotto was also done right. I would definitely recommend Roost.

Thank paolat257
Troy, Ohio
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I have been wanting to check out Roost for a while. Our meal was very good. My husband had the filet and it was cooked perfectly. I had the fried chicken breast with a cream pesto linguini and everything was delicious. We had scallops and meatballs for apps. The scallops again cooked perfectly and the meatballs were very tasty. The... More 

Thank JOhio1999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-222-3100

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