Amber Rose

Amber Rose

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theamberrose.com/
  • Phone: 937-228-2511
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Castellano 937-228-2511

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bickmore
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Amber Rose
The Amber Rose is an Eastern European restaurant specializing in homemade German, Polish, Hungarian, Russian and Italian cuisines. The bar is made of Turkish marble. The beer and wine lists consist of exemplary, hard-to-find European beverages. The dining room seats 88 guests, while the spacious banquet room “upstairs” can privately accommodate 110. The building is located in the heart of Old North Dayton, where Europeans migrated during and after World War I.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Amber Rose reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)good for groups (13)fit for foodies (10)special occasion (10)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (4)romantic (3)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Very noisy,poor serving the Beers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First visit,last visit. Very noisy,party on second floor. Beers very foamy,mixed drinks : out of Crown Royal, no Southern Comfort! Come on folks!! Martini ordered w/ Olives came without. Import Beers very pricey. Greek Salad was Great! Cold Air from doorway makes it uncomfortable to to set near. Outstanding service from the staff !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • JandL
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Quick and attentive service. Good food and Oktoberfest beer,
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing....
    KarenVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went to Amber Rose because it was 10 cent beer month. The choices were good but not extensive. Hey, for a dime, that's ok! The food was a little disappointing. The peirogis were dry and bland. The cabbage rolls were more rice than meat. The potato soup tasted like one of those box scalloped potato mixes thinned out with milk. Overall, the food was just not that exciting.....honestly the food at Octoberfest at the Art Institute was better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service, Average Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Pros: Clean restaurant, family friendly atmosphere, excellent service, excellent spaetzle, quick service, professional, warm food Cons: We had 6 different meals and only one person was satisfied with the cabbage rolls. It seems the kitchen doesn't know about tasting their food before delivering to the customer. The sauerkraut was inedible because it was too sour/salty, the perogies are deep fried (a first), and the two men who selected the sauerbraten said it was too sour. Summary: I've been going here since I was little and the quality cuisine of the cuisine has gone downhill. It's was definately not worth the $120 bill.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner
    LydKid
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a family dinner to celebrate my parents anniversary. They had something different to meet everyone's individual taste, the service was great, and the food was exceptional for the price! This was a first time experience for me, but it won't be the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coco
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We enjoy the Amber Rose because the menu is full of the ethnic dishes that we grew up on. Our family heritage is German and Czech...need I say more!!!!!!! We celebrated Mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary at Amber Rose a few years back and it was a wonderful gift to give to them. They had recently moved to Dayton and it was a fantastic taste of home for them. We love the Amber Rose!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Having lived in Germany for awhile, this is the only place in the area that you can find the most authentic German food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dayton Gem
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at Amber Rose. The food was great, the service great and we loved the feel of the restaurant. Our son is a student at UD and we were looking for something other than the "chain restaurant" experience. Amber Rose is a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious - even my picky teens cleared their plates! Great portions, delicious stuffed mushrooms, the home-made blue cheese dressing is to die for and the Bier cheese app was excellent.. Entrees far exceeded our expectations - very pleased! And our waitress was most amiable - she definitely added so much to our experience. Definitely check this place out.........
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, average food
    BigDaddyLionhawk
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our waitress, Aimee, was very cordial and friendly. The picture of Hofbrau we got had 4+ inches of head! but tasted good none the less. Both of us had the Jaegerschnitzel, which tasted good, but wasn't an outstanding rendition. The sauce was savory & the accompanying spaetzle was good. I don't know if we'd visit again since there are other choices. It was restaurant week, so it was full and bustling with people.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall
    Overall
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Noise level was extreme and discomforting. Bar selection is exceptional and enjoy European beer choices!!! Will come again and have recommended to friends and co-workers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the Rose
    Hendo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Amber Rose is a great place! Delicious food! You can't go wrong with the Hunter Schnitzel!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nostalgic
    Gregor
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Nostalgic is the word for someone with my background. My background is Polish on my dad's side and I grew up around Germans so this food reminds me of home. Good enough that anyone would enjoy it though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    Grea8food
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The kitchen could not cope with an event upstairs as well as diners downstairs. There were 2 of us for dinner. Food took a long time to arrive and one entre was cold. The other entre was just warm. It's a beautiful building but I was really looking for some great ethnic cooking.
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  • something unique
    enjoyameal
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Amber Rose is a great option. We tried 4 different meals, and they were all very good. We arrived for an early dinner, at 5:15. We were glad that we did, because the place filled up quickly. Also, the noise level rose accordingly. When the small band with the singer started to perform, it became quite difficult to talk and visit. While the music was pleasant, it would've been nicer if it was dialed back a bit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • touch of eastern europe
    David
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Our dinner at Amber Rose was pleasant. It's a family run neighborhood restaurant serving Eastern European fare which makes it unique. The menu is decidedly focused on hearty German, Polish and Hungarian dishes with some touches of Russian and Baltic cuisine. My wife and I had the Hunter schnitzel (veal) and Jager schnitzel (pork). Both were generous portions with appropriate sides. The prices are very fair. There is a nice selection of draft beers and a decent list of bottle selections and some reasonably priced wines. The decor is wood paneling with a nice bar and booths or tables. It is family friendly and the service when we were there (early on a Wednesday evening) was friendly and efficient. It's well worth a try!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 194 reviews are from the Amber Rose reviews archive.
  • Comfort Food
    CWoodVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went to the Amber Rose for a good meal of ethnic food and got it. Service was good and food delivered what we were looking for. Don't come here if kids enjoying themselves bothers you, but do come if you like an inclusive atmosphere.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic German food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Fantastic restaurant and wonderful German, Hungarian and Slovak food, a must eat in dayton
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal before the philharmonic
    Biochem9
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was tasty. Service was good, but could have been better. Waitress clearly had too many tables & therefore wasn't as attentive as would be expected. Still was a good experience. Food portions were very large. Bier cheese was a large portion & flavorful. Salad was mostly typical salad mix available at any store & a bit past it's freshest date. Schnitzel was curable w a fork & tasty. We will go again. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great for Vegetarians
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    My husband eats meat and he enjoyed his meal. If you are a meat eater, there is a lot to choose from. If you are not a meat eater, like me, there is one entree and two appetizers to choose from. I got the fried fish special. It was bland and still had the skin on it which I don't care for. I have friends who really like it and I have heard many great things about it. The service was great and our waitress was very friendly in helping me find something to order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Eastern European food
    Robert
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Excellent Eastern European food and attentive service. Large portions
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    JamieDick
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    My boyfriend was intrigued by the European menu so we tried Amber Rose. The food didn't disappoint! We had the sauerkraut balls for an appetizer. I tried the Lithuanian sampler since I hadn't tried any of the food before. My bf had the Russian Stroganoff and he loved it! It is definitely worth the time to visit for interesting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Last minute find
    Happynewyearsguests
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Was in town for work and used open table to find something that was not a typical box restaurant. This was it, fantastic food good prices. Walked away full and happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unexpected treat
    foodreviewVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    very nice lunch place in urban area, easy access off expressway. No power when I visited but still able to serve good food .
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RicknLeslie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The ethnic (Eastern European) cuisine is wonderful and done authentically. The atmosphere is also authentic and fun. The service is friendly and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Hungry
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I had the prime rib which was the special of the night. It was overcooked and tough to cut. Wife had Jager Schnitzel which she said was "Just Ok". First time there and probably last also. Service was great!
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  • Dayton Treasure
    bcreekcouple
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The Amber Rose has it all: delicious food, outstanding service, and charming setting--all at a reasonable price. It is one of our favorite restaurants!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I will be back for these reasons:
    Matt
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    1. Beautiful building 2. Supports local brewery 3. Expert staff welcoming, friendly and flexible 4. Amazing food, complete palate experience 5. Reasonably priced I have wanted to check out the Amber Rose for years, wish I had done so sooner! Perfect spot to follow up with a Dragons Game or Schuster Center Concert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for get together
    Baxter
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    We chose Amber Rose because two of the six in our party are cabbage roll lovers. They were not disappointed. The pot roast was quite good too. And the bread pudding with almonds and cherries was to die for! Yum.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Working Dinner
    Madasing
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My co-workers and I decided to go to Amber Rose, we've all been there before. It's in a great building, lots of character. The service was fantastic and the food was very good. One had the pot roast and two had the cabbage rolls. Very good comfort food, we'd order those dishes again. If you enjoy Eastern European food, you have to try the Amber Rose!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfort Food
    Lvgoodfood
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    A fun early dinner with my granddaughter. Because we were early, it was quiet. The waitress was excellent-we never had to ask for refills. Potato pancake appetizer was even better than the normal American potato skins, but with the same toppings. Wonderful soft, fresh rye bread was served with the salad. We both had the Lithuanian cabbage rolls, opting for one cabbage roll apiece. So glad there was an option to get just one, as the serving was very generous - along with lots of mashed potatoes and gravy. The green beans were average, however, dark and a bit hard to chew. We are anxious to return to try another menu item.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice experience
    ReadyforMore
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The staff; fantastic, the drink list; great. My particular dish wasn't exciting, but not bad enough to warrant a negative comment. I will return soon to try something different.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    Yamahamv
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Food is always good, but our waitress was great this time. We took our kids, which we had never done before. They were very accommodating and have great menu options for kids. A great option for a night out if you don't have a sitter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    StMartinophile
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Amber Rose was a wonderful experience - the service was impeccable, the atmosphere old world yet very lively, and the food authentic eastern european. Having lived in Poland for a year, we're pretty discerning. Recommend highly the pierogies with onion, anything with their gravy, and the German Chocolate Cake (the best I've ever had). Cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good value but could improve
    Dave
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We visited the Amber Rose on V-Day for a romantic dinner. It was okay and the limited menu was acceptable but not spectacular. Our meal selections was basic, tasty and did reflect good German tastes. We were looking forward to an authentic selection of warm breads and pretzels but were disappointed by the few slices of room temperature bread that appeared to have come from the grocery store, not even a bakery. They are charging a "premium" prices but are not there yet, need to take the sides and the bread selection up a notch in order to make it worth the +$20 per person that they are charging. Our server did a great job and was very attentive. We are planning to try again with friends in the near future, hopefully they can raise the bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Dinner Location!
    BuckeyeGal
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We had a group of four; two had never been to the Amber Rose. Our server was more than helpful and very prompt. Drinks and appetizers were ordered and lots of time given to us to enjoy and gab. Homemade salad dressings were outstanding! We all loved the breads and beer cheese spread…by the time our entrees got there we were almost full! Everyone shared theirs so we got the full experience and stopped early so we could have coffee and dessert. (Bread pudding was to die for!) THANK YOU! We'll be back...soon!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food and the ethnic vibe
    Grammyann
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    We love the historical building & the great eastern european food. Tasty food, friendly staff, large portions.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    DateNightDiner
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The dinner we had here was just decent. Nothing too fancy or too bad. We thought everything was mediocre. The big drawback for us was the lack of attention to detail. Cheap silverware, individual wrapped pats of butter for the bread, the food didn't taste fresh, lights out in most of the fixtures, ceiling tiles missing and falling off. We felt for the prices they charge, we could expect better!
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  • Always enjoyable
    Czech6
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We've been going to Amber Rose since 2004, so our most recent visit (January 2014) marks 10 years of on-and-off dining there. We continue to love the food and the ambiance!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve celebration
    LMC1
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We made last minute reservations and we were not disappointed. The food was fantastic, the service was friendly, and the price was reasonable. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.