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“Great Meal!”

Roost Modern Italian
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Ranked #23 of 753 Restaurants in Dayton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Meal!”
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I had a wonderful dinner at Roost on a Sunday evening while spending a few days in Dayton on business. Blackened scallops were fantastic and perfectly prepared. Loved the unusual combination of chorizo in the risotto and the sauce was delicious.

Had the pleasure of meeting the owner the next evening over drinks. Thanks for the conversation Dana!
I would recommend Roost as the "must do" dining experience to anyone visiting Dayton!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“best”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Four of us dined here mid-week. The warm mushroom salad was outstanding. The entrees were deemed acceptable to very good; pork chops and shrimp & grits the former, lamb osso bucco and ravioli the later. Wine list had nice mix of Italian and California varietals. Very pleasant atmosphere and excellent service. Another reason to visit Fifth St in the Oregon

  • Visited June 2014
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Honomu, Hawaii
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Scallops to Die For; Pricey but Worth It!”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Roost serves Italianate cuisine, and yes, they earn the fancy-schmancy "cuisine" word. If you like seafood, eat here. The scallops were perfection. They had a special scallop appetizer with a jalapeño marmalade that was both inventive and danced a fancy jig on our tastebuds. We liked it so much, that both my wife and I went ahead and ordered main entrees which were also scallop based. Again, perfection on the palate! Pricey it is, which helps pay for the free valet parking. However, the food was so good that I didn't feel robbed. They earn those big bucks ($178 for lunch for 3 adults with one bottle of wine and a 20% tip). I won't go too often, but for special occasions, it's going to be top of my list in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank HonomuRick
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Dayton, Ohio
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71 reviews
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“The best dinner in Dayton!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Roost might have higher prices than other Dayton restaurants, but the owner and chefs truly care about the taste, presentation, and service you get for that cost. I have never eaten at Roost without seeing the owner speaking to customers or speaking to her myself. If you aren't 150% satisfied, they'll make it right and in a hurry. Simply put, this business takes pride in the impression left. With an expansion in the works, there will never be an excuse not to try the wonderful peach Bellini, the delightful spaghetti marinara, and of course, the desserts. OH, the desserts!!!! My margherita creme brulee was perfect, and the fruit sorbets nestled inside their particular fruit (lemon in a lemon, peach in a peach) can't ever be beat. Try Roost, and love it!!!!

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Kettering, Ohio, United States
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“what a wonderful place!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

I don't even know how to start. the atmosphere is outstanding. the owners and mangers are so nice and always making sure you're happy. the food, is amazing!!!! fresh..fresh..FRESH!!!!! not your typical spaghetti and meatballs... more upscale and creative. organic and healthy. . the servers are so friendly also. I love just sitting in the patio down in the Oregon District listening to local music. I would give this place an A++

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Cortnie J
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