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Roost Modern Italian

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524 E Fifth Street, Dayton, OH
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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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank lmgrigs
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited menu but what they offer is great. Staff is knowledgeable, helpful and very attentive. Limited space so I would recommend making a resurvation.

Thank Chip F
Cincinnati, OH
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

First time at the restaurant and I was pleased. We needed reservations on a busy Saturday night. Good food, appropriate level of service (not intrusive, always taken care of). Nice selection of cocktails. Free valet - which is key on a Saturday night in the Oregon District.

Thank heidisue15
Centerville, Ohio
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Roost is quickly becoming one of my favorites. They are spot on with the entire dining service - starting from the greeting when you walk through the door, followed by the services, and ending when you walk out the door. You truly feel welcome here and that the employees/owner care that you enjoy yourself and your dining experience. We sat... More 

Thank Laura F
Xenia, Ohio
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Last time my family and I visited this restaurant I would have rated this 4-5 stars However this repeat visit wasn't as great. Let me first explain our first visit: great fresh drinks, fresh bread, amazing truffle Parmesan fries, excellent seared mushrooms with mushroom ravioli. Repeat visit- good fresh and unique drinks, same fresh bread, great truffle parmesan fries but... More 

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185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

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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395 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 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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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 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 31 August 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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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 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?