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Coco's Bistro
Coco's Bistro

Coco's Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.228coco.com
  • Phone: (937) 228-2626
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Limited Loung Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Let us help you create the perfect event; from a going away luncheon to a rehearsal dinner, Coco's has the resources to make it memorable.
  • Private Party Contact: Karen or Angie (937) 228-2626

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E Linclon St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lots are located on both the north and the south side of the restaurant. There is also an overflow lot located behind the building on the north side. Street parking is also available if lots are full.
A word from Coco's Bistro
You'll always feel welcome at Coco's.

We're a Dayton Original, an independent restaurant where you can have your power lunch, a rehearsal dinner, a fun night, or a place to propose. You'll enjoy contemporary American food, always with amazing service, and reasonable prices for wine and spirits. Thank you Dayton - we love you as much as you love us.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had been here with friends and decided this would be a nice place for my husband and I to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. I made a note on Open Table and didn't really think anything about it. When it came time for the check, our server said the dessert had been taken care of. As we left, the hostess said she hoped we had a wonderful anniversary. Everything about this restaurant was perfect and I don't think it was just because it was our anniversary. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I loved everything about it. Great improvement-last setting was very enjoyable too-over 1st restaurant. Very nice place to dine anytime. Lunch price was right for the nice portions."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had what appeared to be an inexperienced waiter. There was a significant delay in every aspect of the process. In an effort to expedite the process at the end, I gave the waiter my credit card before receiving the bill. He didn't place it in the black bill container. He carried it on top of the container, then laid it down on a ledge (my credit card laying on top) to come back and clear our table. Thus leaving my credit card available for any passer by to pick up and take away."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I treated my out of town guests to dinner at Coco's. We were promptly seated. My only issue was that the host, blithely threw our menus on the table and walked away with Have a seat. I was pretty offended because it was so rude. Then I noticed he did it with everyone. Very bad form in my opinion if the guy you have at the front of the house is rude. Service was slow. Our waitress was ok, but she would leave for long periods of time, never inquired as to how we were doing or if we needed anything. I am all for letting people have a pleasant experience but there is a fine line between smothering and ignoring guests that I think they have to find at Coco's. Thankfully when the food arrived it was nice and hot, tasted wonderful. Overall so so"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was the best dinner experience I've had in many years. The food was excellent and the service was equally outstanding. We were welcomed to relax, enjoy the experience and we did. Can't wait to return."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I went to CoCos for my birthday dinner. The atmosphere was nice, but were the restaurant really excelled was with it's service and food. My waitress Kelly was awesome ! Her suggestions for my house salad and entrée were excellent. She found the proper balance between checking to see how my meal was going and not hovering too much."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I can't believe it took me this long to find this place, but now that I have we will definitely be a regular customer. Awesome food, service, and perfect atmosphere. Love the old smoky"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Great place to lunch! Cuban sandwich is excellent!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Coco's a a great restaurant, to which we regularly go back. The food is delicious, the service excellent, and the look and feel of the dining area is wonderful. Try it, and I'm sure you'll go back again and again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "As a UD alum I've passed by Coco's numerous times heading back to the interstate and always wanted to check it out. We had tickets to a show at the Schuster and decided it was a good excuse to finally check it out. My husband had the duck and I ordered the special, filet kabobs. Portions were good but not too large and well seasoned. We ordered the scallops for an appetizer and were honestly the best scallops I've ever eaten. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and hope to visit again soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Filet and salads were great. Wait staff were a bit rushed"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. A gem in Dayton, for both business and pleasure"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Great lunch spot for catching up with friends or a relaxed business lunch."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "My wife and I first checked out Coco's the day I finished my last class at Wright State for my bachelor degree (mid-life career-changer). Coco's was recommended highly by my professor, classmate, and our group project facilitator. We just went there again with friends and my wife said that it is her favorite overall restaurant. The food, the atmosphere, the staff - all are incredible. We spent 2 1/2 hours there and enjoyed every minute. The ribeye dinner was one of the best steaks I've ever had and the grill-cheese bites with tomato bisque are to die for. We're sure you will enjoy this local gem."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Had a great meal for my wife's birthday -- great food, great wine!!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Saturday was our first time at Coco's. We loved the atmosphere, the décor and the food and service were outstanding! we went at 6:00 before seeing a show at the Schuster. we will definitely visit again and would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "First time at the new location... nice layout and decor. Food was on point and simply beautiful to look at. Love this place and would go often but the dollar dollar coin coin won't always allow. Pricey yet understandable. Well worth it!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Over the years, we've dined countless times at Coco's (both the new & old location). After our most recent visit, I just don't think we'll be back due to the inconsistencies in food quality and service. On a good night, the food is delicious and 'plate licking good' served by a personable, friendly and efficient staff. On a bad night, things are overcooked, over-seasoned, dry and delivered by someone who makes like you are an inconvenience. We took my mother here Mother's Day weekend...server was very attentive and went the extra mile...but the food was such a disappointment. I ordered the Filet cooked Med; it arrived brown throughout. Mom's fish and Hubby's chicken were both overcooked, as well, and dry. Sorry...for us, they've struck out."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I truly enjoyed my experience at Coco's Bistro. The food was delicious; the server was attentive and helpful and the ambience was magnificent.I will definitely be returning to Coco's Bistro!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "This was the first time our group had been to Cocos and the food was wonderful. I personally had the Walleye Special and it was delightful. We loved the trendy vibe and felt the decor was perfect. I will say we all loved the food and the presentation was perfect. All in All Cocos is a winner!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was the first time that I have been to Coco's but I had heard positive things about it. I was not disappointed; it was great. I was there for lunch with work associates and it was a pleasure; the service was good and the food was fabulous. I will most definitely be returning for lunch as well as planning a dinner in the near future. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful....except for the parking and the view from our table. We had to park way down a side street, no where near the restaurant......and the view from my seat was right into the kitchen. Ruined the ambience right there~ Maybe a wall with swinging doors?......that would not only block the unwanted view but also the kitchen noise. Also, there was a wedding in the back room. The wait staff kept leaving those doors open, which only added to the noise level in that back corner. However, our server was friendly, professional and knowledgeable and the food was fabulous! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I was thrilled to discover Cocos. We celebrated a special occasion and couldn't have been happier with our choice of venues. The atmosphere was perfect, the food amazing, and the service outstanding."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "From the lackadaisical greeting to the air-head server and the truly mediocre food my wife and I found absolutely no reason to return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Coco's but it won't be our last! Staff was very friendly and the food was just fantastic! We only make it to Dayton once a year but we will definitely return to Coco's!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Cocos is alway top notch. From the food, to the wine list, to the wait staff to the ambiance - all are great. Karen and team do a fantastic job!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "It was our first time to Coco's, but it will not be the last. We celebrated our anniversary there. The food was outstanding as well as the presentation. Service was great and timely and not overbearing. Our selection of this restaurant for this most special occasion was most opportune."
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Love the spot- the food and the owner is a delight!!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "My group of four and I dined here for our Senior Prom night. It was absolutely fabulous. We are a group of teenagers, but we were treated like mature young adults. Our server was very nice, engaging, and funny. I would request her next time I go (unfourtunately I forgot her name after a long night). The food was splendid, particularly the Brie. Definitely would like to return! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Was with a small group from the office (5) for lunch. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant quickly filed and was busy. Our server was good and seemed close by and anticipated refills and whatever we needed. The food was really good and everything came as ordered. We were in and out in 1.25 hours which was good because it was a work day. We were rushed by staff, but they were attentive. It's a nice place and very new looking. Will repeat!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I was taking my mother out for lunch before the opera, for her Birthday. I'm from Cincinnati so I don't know much about Dayton restaurants but several people had recommended Coco's to me. The hostess started to seat us then stopped along the wall and asked us to wait there while she double-checked where she was supposed to take us. We waited, feeling a bit ridiculous just standing there for 4-5 mins watching other people at their tables. When we were finally seated, the very limited Sunday menu was disappointing. We considered leaving but decided we'd see it through. NONE OF THE FOOD ON MY PLATE WAS SEASONED! Potatoes were undercooked, steak was mushy and the server brought our check stating he'd forgotten our bread/fruit. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We had reservations for 12:45. We planned on going there to celebrate my son's graduation from the University of Dayton. When we realized that we would be late, I called Coco's and was told to come in whenever - that it was not a problem. After being ignored by the hostess for a while, we were seated at a table in the bar area. No one came to our table for 20 minutes to even acknowledge that we were there. We decided that if we hadn't even gotten water for 20 minutes, we might end up being there for who knows how long. Also, we did not like the rude treatment. We left without even getting anything to drink. OpenTable required a rating of the food, which I put as 3 stars, but I really don't know how the food was as we didn't have any."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "I asked for an anniversary sign on the table and it worked out perfectly, not to mention the great service from our waiter and the complimentary dessert after dinner. It was a perfect night!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Coco's Bistro is a true Dayton gem. The food is incredible, the wait staff is professional, and most importantly its a memorable restaurant experience. Too often it seems places are opening trying to claim a premium dining experience charging 25+ for a meal without trying, Coco's is worth every penny. I would suggest taking your significant other there now!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Out wait person, Steven, was personable, made us feel at home. The food was delicious. The bill was what we expected. I am looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Dinner on a Saturday night...first stop was to the beautiful bar; creative, tasty drink options. Three of four had the ribeye for dinner (no one cooks beef at home anymore!) The beef was outstanding; the cutest micro-mini potatoes that were delicious. Berries, shortbread and a lemon curd for dessert...We loved it all and will be back very soon."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "There must have been a chef change or someone was really on that night. Great food! I had the porterhouse chop and was able to sample the Wasbi duck, both of which tasted more like the old Coco's cuisine. Now if you redecorate your dining room and tone down the sterile urban chic I will happily give the 5th star. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I had reservations for 5 pm and easily made it to a 7 pm show at the Schuster. My party of 3 was able to have a leisurely dinner, but skipped dessert. Stephen was an attentive server and our food was excellent! What a great way to start the week! We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were so thrilled to hear that Chef Mitchell was back! We are not local, but the 45 minute drive is worth it. Wonderful service, delicious creative recipes unlike anything around! You will certainly see us there every month(at least) ;) "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great food. Great prices. Phenomenal wine list. Great brie. It's funny. People in Ohio tend to think of the food here as expensive, but in the Chicago area, the same food would be about twice the price. With outstanding appetizers, complex and flavorful entrees and decadent desserts Coco's has it all. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014