Coco's Bistro
Coco's Bistro

Coco's Bistro

  • 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: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • 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 9372282626x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Coco's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
139 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)fit for foodies (76)neighborhood gem (60)romantic (59)good for groups (36)great for lunch (33)notable wine list (25)hot spot (23)great for outdoor dining (21)late-night find (16)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Always Exceptional
    hydepark40th
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    We have never had a bad meal or bad experience at CoCo's. It has always been a highlight of our restaurant experiences. The waiters and waitresses change but their approach and attitude is consistently friendly and helpful. What's not to love about this place?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indoor track lighting
    R2diningratingsVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The track lighting in parts of the restaurant especially by the front window makes you feel like you are in an interrogation room with bright lights shining in your eyes. The ambiance of the restaurant is really hurt by the lighting. Recommend getting a true lighting expert to redesign the lighting concept to make it more romantic. Consider lowering the lights and putting candles on the tables. Food was great as usual and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went for my wife's birthday. They put us at the table by the side/back door, which was extremely cold during blistering cold winter weather. Then the entree took very long to come out; and though they did apologize and gave us free dessert due to the wait, it was not worth it. They said the kitchen was extremely busy that night and you can tell they rushed the food. I asked for medium well steak and got medium to medium-rare. The steak tenderloin had zero flavor and I had to add salt and pepper for taste. My wife's fish was actually almost horrendous. Very disappointed. Been here once before and had a better experience and thought the food was great. Will not be coming back. Our entire bill for the night, after tip, was $110. I expect much more for that money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Richard
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I have had dinner in a lot of restaurants in Dayton. This is the best meal I have had in any of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before a show.
    shitake
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Always a good time, must have the coffee bean creme brûlée for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place for lunch
    PANge0
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Met at Coco's for a business lunch. Food was tasty. Price was right. Service had the timing just right. Coco's will stay on the list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Fools4foodVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My 17 year old daughter and I just visited CoCo's while in Dayton for a college visit. We absolutely loved it! Our server was so personable and warm, the food (fried Brie bruschetta, vegan risotto and Carmelized onion ravioli) was delicious!! If she chooses UD as her school, we will make frequent stops here when visiting!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    yumfood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is my second time here. Food was great, wait staff and kitchen very accommodating(one person in the group has a gluten allergy). Friendly staff and good food that is a bit special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!
    Toothmomma
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We eat at Coco's 2-3 times per year. The food is always incredible. The drink/wine/beer list is one of the best in Dayton. The servers are cheerful and knowledgeable. All this in Dayton, OHIO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 35th anniversary dinner
    ProudPittsburghers
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Dinner and the appetizer were so very, very delicious. We ordered a bottle of Cava, a sparkling wine. It was equally great, but since it was best served chilled, we thought it should have been served resting in a chiller container on our table, to keep it equally cold while we ate. That was the only (slight) negative. Everything else was just perfect.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    2dinefor
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The only negative I have is we had a great seat by the front window but there was no light once the sun went away it was very hard to see our food and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and service
    weeder
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Coco's is one of our favorite restaurants in the Dayton area. The food and service are always excellent. I had the filet, and it was cooked perfectly. My wife tried the red trout. It was also very, very good. Our server gave us just the right amount of attention.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Legacy04
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Been to Coco's several times and never disappointed. Excellent food from a straight forward menu. Do not need an interpreter to figure out what is in each dish. Unrushed superb environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I absolutely loved my evening there.. The good was phenomenal, the service was top, and the atmosphere was welcoming ! We will definitely be back. Thank you !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    tonyadyer75
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food is always amazing! One of my favorite places to dine in the Dayton area.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dayton Surprise
    Jeffreyinthecity
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Visiting overnight from Columbus to celebrate birthday and reconnect with friends. Even though first timers to restaurant we were treated like longtime regulars by a very welcoming staff. Ordered new favorites from a nicely priced wine list. Vegan risotto was a hit but the spicy sauce accompanying the bistro filet was the standout. Desserts were lovely and properly sized to enjoy. Would recommend Coco's without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at Coco's. Service and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coco's Bistro What a Gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is a wonderful place for dinner! The ambiance, the food, the cocktail, wine and beer list was wonderful! This is especially good for a romantic dinner or a place to celebrate a special occasion! I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Nick
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    my wife and I had dinner here for our anniversary, the food and wine were wonderful and it was quiet on a weeknight which we enjoyed. The server brought us dessert as a gift to celebrate and shook my hand. This was our first time here and it was great, we will definitely be back and recommend coco's to anyone looking for a quality romantic meal in or near downtown dayton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch and time
    Want2dine
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Recently ate at cocos and food was excellent!! Waitress was very friendly but if I only had an hour for lunch I would have been very late. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant at any rate though!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleased.
    mistaluke
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I liked the restaurant. The food was great, I ordered the Ribeye steak, with all the nessecities, and my girlfriend ordered the Shrimp scampi ravioli. Both tasted very good. Noise was quite loud at times but wasn't too bad. Good service as well, we didn't wait long at all for our food. We really enjoyed ourselves, and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Sat Night
    Louwho
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had a reservation on a Sat night for 6:45p.m. We had a group of 6 people. When we arrived the place was lively but there were lots of open tables still. It did fill up over the next hour. It was very loud and hard to have conversation. The good was very good! Our server was ok. He really tried. He was too strung out though and we had long, long waits for refills and for salads and it took forever for our meals. We were there about 2.5 hours and we didn't have drinks or dessert. I've been here for lunch and the food is excellent and it's quicker. You aren't rushed, but the pace could be a little faster! You need more servers and kitchen help on weekends. We'll try again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh...it was "Fine".
    KLGRAY1
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our waiter was inattentive, Ahi Tuna salad was beautiful and tasted good but I smelled like a garlic bomb for 24 hours! I left feeling underwhelmed, not sure I would return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good and cleaniness
    Katman
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I love food options and cleanliness. The waitress was very attentive and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business with friends
    Goodtimes
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great choice for evening supper combining a little business with friends. Went on a Monday eve and had great food and service. Our waiter allowed us to leisurely eat and converse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even though....
    Drive2Dayton
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second time at Cocos Bistro. We were so enchanted with the atmosphere & wonderful food the first time that we wanted to come back for our date night. This second visit was a disappointment. Service was terrible & we think that is why our food was NOT hot when she brought it to our table. We liked our entrees but wished they were hot instead of luke-warm. We wanted dessert but it took so long for her to return to our table that we were out of the notion. So even though our second trip was not pleasant we will try again mainly because we like to support local restaurants.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Lucy
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everyone we came in contact with was professional and welcoming. Our server made us feel like we were his only customers although we could see he was quite busy. He was prompt, efficient, and really invested in our dining experience. The food was awesome. Everything was cooked perfectly and the presentation was beautiful. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    DP111
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Nice, but not great food. Good food in a very good venue
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UD family weekend dinner
    sandy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoy dining local and wanted to treat our college student. Friendly front desk staff with owner present. Nice choice on the menu from start (Fried Brie) to finish (lemon tart & cheesecake) We really enjoyed the sides. Had to send rare steak back. It was not cooked the second time either. The owner must have witnessed boxing it up without being touched and inquired. She comped the entre plus dessert, nice touch. The waitress was a bit overwhelmed on this busy evening. We would go back, just not on UD Family weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    In spite of large groups, Parents weekend at UDthe service was great we had a very good dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night dinner
    Great
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We picked a very busy night to dine at Coco's. The service was pretty slow, but the food was very good and the staff very friendly and polite. I believe the slow service was due to it being very, very busy. We will try again on another night. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I want to go back
    Navaldog
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    In town for business, this was another Open Table "adventure" for me to avoid eating at a chain. Varied menu, local sourcing, other diners seemed happy, and the outdoor patio crowd was lingering. Nice wine by glass list, and my pizza Margherita had an excellent brick oven crust. Easy parking too. I'll go back next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Business Lunch
    TkAmPride
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great place for a downtown business lunch. Easy free parking. Good food. Great setting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Service
    ItalianDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    On a Saturday night at 8 PM it was loud; however, my boyfriend and I didn't mind the noise level, but I think my parents would have found it too loud. Service was EXCEPTIONAL. Our waiter was empowered to make decisions (i.e., give us a free appetizer) to make our experience amazing. Food was very good too. My boyfriend is a traditional "meat and potatoes" kind of guy, and he easily found something he liked. I like trying new things and had enough options to choose from, as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unhappy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Our waitress with the hat was spectacular. She paid attention to every detail and made recommendations. She made our visit memorable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • justthe2ofus
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We love this place. Our server Steven was awesome and had great recommendation. The wine and food was amazing. The atmosphere was very relaxing and we can't wait til next visit to try different dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch with friends
    Chiefsnum1gal
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I took my former boss (I'm retired now) and my best friend from work to lunch at Coco's. It was the perfect choice! The staff took care of my request for a table in a quiet area so that we could catch up since it has been a while since we've been together. Lunch was delicious. Each of us kept topping the other with superlatives about our individual meals. The service was superb...attentive to our needs without hovering. I would recommend Coco's to others as well as plan a return trip soon myself.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will go back!
    janfamVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We found the food to be very good overall. The ahi tuna was excellent, and the pasta special was quite good as well. We were there on a busy Friday night, and service was very slow. Definitely below expectations. The restaurant offers good quality food in an area that lacks many of those options being a college campus. We will definitely plan to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit impressions
    Fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    First time visiting Coco's and was impressed. It was our anniversary and wanted to do something nice for the special occasion. The atmosphere and service was perfect for us and the food tasted great as well. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, attentive service.
    Lolly
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Never been disappointed at CoCo's. Seasonal menu changes keeps it fresh and exciting. Private dining room accommodates large group nicely. Wait staff is top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.