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Roost Modern Italian

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524 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Dayton, Ohio
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had reservations for a busy Saturday night in May. The food was very good, but I felt that the cost of the main course, in our case lasagna or swordfish, should have included a salad. Our waiter was not helpful or patient with us as we asked questions about the menu, wine selection etc. We felt that he was... More 

Thank SJS937
Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me there for a birthday dinner! The decor is really hip and modern. I really loved the garage door style windows that were open due to the warm weather. The staff was attentive, but I thought they could look a bit more polished. Service was okay, but maybe it was because it was a Tuesday night. The... More 

Thank Yuki C
Miamisburg, Ohio
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256 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We've been talking about trying this place for years and finally made a reservation for my Wife, Daugther and I. Staff was friendly and onspot when needed. Meal started off well with Bread and a Scallop appetizer that was very good. Liked the ambiance of the place and was easy place to relax and talk. We each ordered different meals... More 

Thank jwcorbett
Dayton, Ohio
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Made reservations for 14 the week prior to our dinner. Ended up changing the reservation to 11 that morning, with 10 showing..... I am making this point because we had very slow service with only a few other tables of people there on a Thursday night. It is possible that one waitress was in training, though they did not say... More 

Thank DaytonWoman
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great service. Even though they were packed, the manager found a table for us after I accidently reserved a table for the wrong night. The waitress replaced my salad when I didn't like the dressing on it. Food was excellent - as good as anything I've had in bigger cities (Chicago, San Francisco). Looking forward to going back again.

Thank Kathleen H
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was ther with a friend and had an enjoyable meal. I had the scallops ravioli which was average for the price, however the warm mushroom salad was great. The wine was also quite good. My only real complaint was we were seated in an area that required to many steps (restaurant is is an old building) had a large... More 

Thank whonewDayton_oh
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Another good dinner place in the Oregon. Scallops and Osso where very good. The garlic crustini was a nice compliment.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The waitress was wonderful and gave us great suggestions. The lasagna was amazing! We were is a huge hurry to get to Dirty Dancing and the waitress did everything to make sure we got there on time.

Thank Julie P
Beavercreek, Ohio
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We have eaten at Roost's several times, and we have never been disappointed. The owner and chef Dana Downs does a great job of providing a very unique and excellent selection from her menu. The expanded bar area is a great place to gather before or after your meal. Roost's continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Casually elegant this Oregon Historic District eatery does upscale food in a casual environment. From the valet parking to the cheerful greeting at the host stand, the variety on the menu, this is an easy place to want to frequent. Start your meal with the truffle fries, or enjoy a caesar salad with fried capers, yummo! There are always a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 524 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914
  • 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?