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“Chef Ann delighted in explaining the specific source of the Scottish salmon”
Review of Rue Dumaine

Rue Dumaine
Ranked #3 of 78 Restaurants in Centerville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: McEwen Road & Lyons Road
Description: The RUE(roux) is dedicated to bringing you the freshest local ingredients. By creating lasting relationships with our areas' farmers, we can provide a fresh, seasonal approach to your next private dinner, intimate wedding reception, OR come check us out for an evening or an afternoon during one of our public events! THE RUE(roux) is the glue!
Centerville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
2,786 reviews
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“Chef Ann delighted in explaining the specific source of the Scottish salmon”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

A Dayton area restaurant web site lists Rue Dumaine as a French restaurant, and Rue Dumaine concurs that the restaurant specializes in an Americanized version of classic French flavors. Still another website lists Rue Dumaine as “Readers” sixth favorite restaurant.

All of this is great news for Dayton area diners, tourists, and business folks who are seeking a delightful dining experience.

In our view Rue Dumaine ranks in the “top three” of Dayton area restaurants.

Our party of four recently dined at Rue Dumaine, and were greeted by owner Tom Sand for a discussion. Our server, Le”Chele was flawless in her menu description as well as in her service.

We required some time in studying the menu because there are many interesting selections that one will not find at many Dayton area restaurants, and this is one of several variables that makes Rue Dumaine a very unique and special restaurant.

In our many years of travel, we have visited New Orleans often, and have fond memories of Kearney’s French Quarter restaurant, Peristyle. New Orlean’s loss is a huge gain for Dayton.

We would never visit without a reservation, and the clientele seems middle age to older. Expect to DINE at Rue Dumaine, and given a full bar and a great wine list, the dining experience maybe an enjoyable two-three hours.

Also expect Chef and owner Ann Kearney to engage diners in conversation. There are many regulars at Rue Dumaine, who enjoy Chef Ann’s visits

We find the walnut bar, wine closet, tables, and chairs to be very attractive. Indeed, a nearly full house included a clientele who were engaged in adult civil conversation, which is to observe that “noise”, is not problematic. We enjoyed the background jazz music. We noted that several diners were enjoying dining on the outdoor patio, and we noted that the bar was doing a great business.

Our party enjoyed the Seafood chowder, and our menu selections included the Chicken fricassée with mushrooms, fingerling coins, asparagus and spring peas, Asparagus and house made ricotta cannelloni, and Scottish salmon from the northern islands. Chef Ann delighted in explaining the specific source of the Scottish salmon, and prepared the salmon to medium rare. In my view salmon (like most fish) is often overcooked, and medium rare brings out the local flavor.

As usual our party was totally delighted with our two hour dining experience at Rue Dumaine.

The tariff is appropriate for the changing menu fare.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Beavercreek, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
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“One of the best in the Dayton area”
Reviewed May 16, 2014

Last night our gourmet club of 33 years dined out at Rue Dumaine in Centerville, Ohio. It was the first time that most of the eight of us had been there. It was truly a wonderful dining experience.

The wait staff was friendly, the Chef owner came to our table to ask questions and make sure we enjoyed our food and our stay. The food was exceptional and unique with a wide variety of choices. The chicken crepes had marvelous flavors and a delicious sauce. For dessert I had the hazelnut chocolate cake with crème fraiche which was a nice way to top off an excellent experience.

I will look forward to my next visit there in the near future.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Rod M
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Centerville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice interior with very good food!”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

It doesn't look inviting from the outside next to a line of ice cream and specialty food joints, but the interior is elegant and inviting. They had a good wine selection and our main meal was prepared properly and was delicious. We splurged for desert which didn't disappoint. Yum! Our overall experience was excellent service, inviting atmosphere, and tasteful dishes completed a very special evening.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Katie L
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Centerville, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Centerville's Best”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Fantastic menu and service!!! The lemon cake completed a wonderful evening. Wished the outdoor area was larger.

  • Visited May 2014
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Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
754 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
“Great food, $30 a plate”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

We went here to celebrate. The food was excellent, as was the service. It was definitely a great place for a fancy night out. Not somewhere I could afford to go regularly, but great for a special night out.

  • Visited April 2014
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