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Roost Modern Italian

524 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (30 reviews)
“pasta” (21 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
524 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

I am an unrepentant carnivore, and my girlfriend is a vegan, and we both loved our dinner here! I had the meatball and polenta appetizer, and the bone-in veal chop - both amazing. VegGirl asked the server to just request something from the chef, which...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IndyMischa
Reviewed 17 September 2018

My friend and I ate here after the wonderful Philharmonic gala at the Schuster Center tonight. Too bad it was not a better ending to our day. I ordered the "deconstructed" Caprese salad which consisted of 5 small slices of dried tomatoes wallowing in a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank vspargur
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This is the 2nd time I have been to this restaurant. We were there celebrating my mothers 60th Bday. She absolutely loved everything about the place. Our food was fantastic and I can never stop talking about the place. This restaurant is a great addition...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with colleagues after a work day. Nice atmosphere, good service and excellent choices on the menu. Food was wonderful!! I would highly recommend while in Dayton

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank scotch1958
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Dana Downs is an exceptional chef who delivers with many fantastic dishes. Especially like the mushroom crushed scallops and Parmesan fries (crack fries)! Great place to go for an intimate table or we like sitting at the bar. Some great drinks also that you will...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank carlsI2010HW
Reviewed 8 June 2018

The food was good. The filet mignon was cooked perfectly - but I didn't get to eat it. We arrived 5 minutes early for our reservation - 5:20 pm on a beautiful Wednesday evening. By 6:30, when we had to leave for a theater performance,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank sharongb
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Roost for our anniversary. It was our first time eating here, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant has a comfortable, yet sophisticated ambience. My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon. It was cooked perfectly, came with...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Theateam4
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

I have been wanting to try this place for years and finally went with my mom last night. The menu looked great and I would definitely say it was "modern Italian." Nice to see familiar flavors but with new and refreshing creative takes. Everyone there...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kjm445
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and service. The pork chop was cooked to perfection and the fish was prepared well. The appetizers included burrata with squash as well as home made meatballs. Enjoyable surroundings and food.

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank mikeptort
Reviewed 5 April 2018

We attended one of their event buffets for Easter Sunday dinner. When we called, we could not get a reservation until 3:00, they served from 11-4 p.m. When we arrived at 3 p.m., the restaurant at Lincoln Park was half empty, I wondered then why...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: 937-222-3100
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