Rue Dumaine
Rue Dumaine

Rue Dumaine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ruedumainerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9376101061
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Friday: Seating from 11:30am till 1:30pm Dinner: Seating Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Closed Sunday & Monday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anne Kearney
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Rue Dumaine offers special event catering thru our Catering Co., Terrebonne Catering. Please call Tom Sand @ 937-974-8876 for information.
  • Private Party Contact: Tom Sand 9379748876

Getting there

  • Cross Street: McEwen Road & Lyons Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rue Dumaine
Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand Jr., co-proprietors, welcome you to their home! We have created a unique atmosphere where you can celebrate the good things in life, and put your cares on hold for a few hours. The décor has been created with many French bistro elements. Rue Dumaine specializes in an Americanized version of classic French flavors. Come savor duck rillette crepes, or indulge in crispy Herb de Provence frog legs, or a robust serving of Cabernet braised short ribs. Chef Anne is passionate about local ingredients such as honey, organic eggs, and all-natural chicken from Ed Hill’s farm in Xenia. Only the best artisan cheeses, gelato, vegetables and breads are brought in; everything else is prepared in-house. Menus change seasonally to accommodate fresh produce and seasonal specialties from local suppliers. The wine room is stocked with “wines from around the world” chosen from boutique wineries that exhibit “attention to detail” in all aspects of their winemaking process.
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Rue Dumaine reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (121)special occasion (120)notable wine list (91)neighborhood gem (75)romantic (66)vibrant bar scene (33)hot spot (26)good for groups (17)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Love it
    Brian
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very happy this restaurant is in our neighborhood. Will always dine there. The staff is great and Chef Anne is awesome. She comes out and talks to you. She even answers the business phone some times. Thank you Anne for a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my experience at Rue Dumaine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I went to Rue Dumaine for a nice dinner with my girlfriend and it was great. The servers were very thorough and knew the dishes very well. The food was excellent and the environment was very pleasing. Also the chef was going around and introducing herself to customer with was a very nice touch and made the experience a lot more personable. It's a little expensive but it's totaly worth it. Great place for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How to celebrate an anniversary
    willtravel2dine
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Go to Rue Dumaine to celebrate anything! Oh, look it's Tuesday! Hey, it's raining! Well, you get the idea. The food is delicious. The service outstanding. The Friday evening we were there the feature was a beef medallion that was wonderful and the tomato salad amazing, top that off with a chocolate gelato from Michigan and it was truly a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    For the first time in my life I would ask Anne, the chef and owner, to make me something special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dining
    greatfoodnpeople
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We go to Rue Dumaine for most special occasions. And also for non occasions. It's a bit of a drive for us, but have dinner there frequently. Very personalized! Including personal greetings from Anne. We love going there. JoeB beavercreek, OH
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very creative salads. Apple salad was highly unusual and special. Tried 4 entrees. All were good. Pork loin was excellent, especially sauce. Try the gelatos. Wait staff highly experienced and professional. Owner/chef visits tables and sets the tone and quality level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • susie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food was very good. A bit too much time between the appetizer and main meal. Service very attentive. Liked the atmosphere and not easy to hear others conversation, but then we didn't have anyone right beside us until dessert, so that helped too. Would enjoy going back and recommending it to friends. Chef was out and about although we didn't have a chance to speak with her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • see below
    Golden
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our Meals were terrific but the vegys, brussel sprouts were way too greasy or buttery. The beer was way too expensive and no beers on tap so you can't try first and no local breweries are a must! the dessert menu had nothing we were interested in, like something Pumpkin or cobbler? Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversery Celebration!
    LLL3
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! I had shared with the restaurant that we were celebrating our anniversary and they made sure we had a wonderful experience; everything from having Happy 20th Anniversary on our menus to bringing us a glass of champagne. Truly amazing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem
    DoubleDeal
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We recently began dining at this amazing restaurant. It has consistently been top notch. Wonderful food, lovely presentation, and the best wait staff! We plan to return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue dumaine restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Best restaurant in dayton!! Always good. Keep it up Anne!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made for a Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    My wife and I dined at Rue Dumaine last week as a belated anniversary celebration and we could not have been happier with our experience. We were greeted by the friendly hostess immediately upon entering and were seated at a great table in the corner of the restaurant which was quiet and intimate. We were given a terrific little taster sample of smoked salmon & capers on a crustini. Our waiter was attentive but not to the point of irritation. He made a great wine recommendation that we appreciated. I had steak frites and an heirloom tomato salad and my wife had a dinner portion of scallops as well as the tomato salad too. Both meals were cooked to perfection and quite tasty. Sadly we had to skip dessert, but next time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Dining
    Threekidzmom
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    If you want to escape to Paris for the night, Rue Dumaine is the place to go. The food is excellent, the waiters/ waitresses are so kind and helpful with any questions and the atmosphere is classy and mature. If you like healthy food prepared like no place else, go have dinner at Rue Dumaine
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Kris
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We visited especially for the venison that was on the menu. It was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waffle, mushrooms, cheese- oh,my!
    CincynaplesVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Fantastic meal at Rue Dumaine- each small plate featured an unusual, but very tasty, twist. Waffles with smooth local cheese topped with mushroom Ragusa was top notch. Chef Anne Kearney charms the room and still manages to keep up with the kitchen. Excellent food excellent service, casual but elegant setting. Fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service.
    ckccbrown
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were seated immediately, and had our appetizer within 15 minutes, but we had to ask our waitress for our main course at the one hour mark. It took us 1.5 jours from seating to leaving, just too long for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Rue is always terrific; this night it was not up to it's usual excellence, but it is still very good. The food didn't taste quite up to par; the service was only fair, where 9 out of 10 times the service is excellent; and our cocktail was definitely sub par. I think we hit an off night, but we still love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best fine dining in Miami Valley
    Italianwannabe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Rue Dumaine is probably best overall in the Miami Valley. Interesting menu, well executed, great bar and servers. And in the nicest touch of hospitality, Anne Kearney usually comes out of the kitchen to say hello to diners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Choice
    UpstateNY
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    From arrival to departure Rue DuMaine was a wonderful experience. This was our first time here and it's on our list of places to dine on our return trips to Dayton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DineWell
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food is wonderful. It was my birthday and they greeted it with style.o
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was our second visit to Rue Domaine. Yet again, another flawless evening with great food, service, and drinks. The owner seems to make it around to every table to ensure you are satisfied with your experience. My wife and I will definitely visit this establishment again. I highly recommend this restaurant to all my family and friends. We have lived in the Dayton area for nearly 10 years and this is by far the best food we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • luvg8restaurants
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have eaten at Rue Dumaine every time we have visited the Dayton in the past 4 years. It has always been a stellar dining experience. The food and attention to detail is extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rue Dumaine - Outstanding & Unique
    visitingfishermanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Chef/Owner Anne Kearney usually finds time to talk with her guest and tell them she appreciates their dinning with her. The entire staff is well versed in the menu and the wine list. We had lunch at Rue Dumaine which only opens for lunch on Fridays. The menu is a little limited as everything is prepared for this single meal. All choices are excellent and usually a little out of the ordinary. Prices are very reasonable considering preparation and quality. Last Friday Anne offered a duck gumbo that was excellent and a swordfish with a New Orleans flare that was outstanding. Rue Dumaine has a good selection of wine by the glass at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Date
    RoyH
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Having been accustomed to a high standard of cooking and service, our latest visit was somewhat of a disappointment. The quality of food remains high, but the presentation/plating of the main courses was poor. A positive note - an outstanding "pinot noir", recommended by the bar staff, was truly delicious
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SaraF
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We ate here in honor of my son's 18th birthday. The hostess, server and restaurant owner/chef all wished him a happy birthday, spent time talking to him and thanked him for dining with them. There was even a birthday greeting printed at the top of each of our menus! The service is impeccable and the food is very unique. Each dish is made from scratch. The endive salad is especially recommended! My only disappointment was that some of our dishes were overly salty/seasoned.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best of Dayton, Ohio
    Food4fun
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We are foodies and typically can't find many restaurants in the Dayton area worth a second visit. Rue is our go-to place for well-designed and executed dishes worthy of out-of-town friends, special occasions, and when you just need a well-cooked meal. Chefs, both head and sous, are always at the front of the house checking with diners. Consistently high quality with a continental flair unlike anywhere else in Dayton- along with damn good bartenders- makes this restaurant one to which we often return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AMAZING Restaurant
    Woods85
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I dined at this restaurant on my birthday (09/13/2014), and a friend treated me. Words cannot explain how ridiculously amazing the food is at this place! The blend of flavors and creative sauces and dishes that the chef(s) create is just phenomenal. I ordered a bass dish (off the menu), and I've not tasted bass prepared and cooked in that way. Ever. AMAZING service; Brittany (sp) was our server that evening, and it was quite apparent that she had a passion and love for the French cuisine and was more than attentive to our needs. I will DEFINITELY return to this restaurant for any special occasion! Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • we must be more experimental
    letsgoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We should try more new items on menu yet we have difficulty getting away from the braised ribs or lemon almond cake or . . . . We love the Winds, Meadowlark, and others, yet Rue Dumaine is in a class by itself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Foodieatheart
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The service was outstanding. I had the duck and it was very good. My husband's lamb was not to his liking and the waiter told the chef and the chef came out, took it back and came back to make sure the new one was ok. We had a long discussion with Brian, the chef, about food and the restaurant. It was refreshing to see a chef so involved with his customer and the pride he took in his food. Our waiter, James, was equally as solicitous as the chef and just a pleasure to deal with. We go out to dinner every Friday, so we know what service can be and more importantly, not be--this experience made our friday ritual extra special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • walflwr2
    walflwr2VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    What a neighborhood treasure! We went here for the first time, scoping it out for a group occasion we have doing up, and we are delighted we did. Service was speedy, friendly, efficient and never overbearing. The food was amazing, from the tasty amuse bouche to the last spoonful of sorbet. At one point, Anne Kearney herself came to our table to introduce herself and to check how we were enjoying out meal to that point. Everything about our time there was amazing and we can't wait to show this gem to our friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best in the Area - A Must
    RicoRicanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have been long time customers and we are never disappointed. Food, service, ambient and atmosphere are excellent! Wine and cocktails are a must and the menu is top quality. Ask the server to pair your meal with a selection of wine, always a perfect match. We are glad to have this gem in the area, one of a kind restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rue Dumaine
    Wineguy69
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    One of Ohio's truly talented Chefs who works thru mostly local producers!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem hidden in a strip mall
    MerlotMary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Don't pass this one up just because you can't readily see it from the street. The food is amazing; very high end. A friendly couple at the table next to us shared a taste of their Merlot which was some of the best I've had. They were going to take the bottle with them to see if the local liquor store carried the same label. (I wrote it down myself). We made reservations the day ahead and could only get a 5:30 seating, but we took our time and never felt rushed, even as the room started to fill up. We brought with us friends from the Chicagoland area and they were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usual great service fell short
    CincynaplesVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Regular diners at Rue Dumaine. The menu is fantastic- fresh and local food is featured- and the preparation of each dish is absolutely perfect. Chef Anne Kearney is imaginative, attentive and has no equal in the Dayton area. Our complaint? After being seated (table of 6), ordering cocktails and wine, our server did not take our order until one hour after we had been seated. It made for a late night since we had driven from another county just to enjoy this wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gliaman
    Gliaman
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent dinner as always. Get the corner table if possible - it's more cozy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at Rue Dumaine
    willtravel2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It is always a pleasure to dine at Rue Dumaine. The food is outstanding and the service always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite restaurants
    Criswell
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We always enjoy coming to Rue Dumaine. The food is wonderful and we like supporting local restaurants. The owner/chef never fails to come to the table to see how we enjoyed our meals (she does this with every table) and she is a very nice person. This particular experience was not the best, which was too bad, since it was our 40th anniversary celebration. My wife had enjoyed a cocktail called the "Aperol Spritz" in Florence, Italy a couple of months ago and she asked our server if the bar had Aperol. He quickly said "I have never heard of it and never bothered to ask. She ordered something else and when the owner came to the table it turns out that they did have it That soured the evening. The food was fabulous, though.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue Dumaine Rocks
    doctorG
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    best chef/restaurant/service/food in the country. The bar is my second home, a perfect place to enjoy a cocktail from Evan or Rochelle and then get treated like a king for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect ending to a special Day
    HappyHappy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a late evening dinner. The food and service was outstanding, literally one of the best meals that I have every experienced. This was our first visit, but I am certain we will go many more times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding staff!
    Moshow36
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was my first experience dinning at Rue Dumaine and the level of personalized attention I received was unparalleled to anything I have experienced in the past. The chef was very personable and the staff very knowledgeable and attentive. I was surprised to find such quality authentic French cuisine in the Dayton area, truly it is a gem in gem city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.