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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Rue Dumaine reviews from OpenTable diners
138 reviews since May 21, 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 (106)special occasion (98)notable wine list (80)neighborhood gem (63)romantic (54)vibrant bar scene (25)hot spot (21)good for groups (16)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vive La Rue Dumaine!
    Loulou347
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Cathy does a great job at her restaurant and we are so blessed to have her in Dayton! The food is always wonderful, the menu changes so there is always something new to try. I've eaten there many times with clients and have always walked away pleased with the experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best food in Dayton
    Skyboltoh
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The French style preparations paired with local produce is a rare and satisfying treat. We feel lucky to have such a gem in the area. Ru Demaine is the standard for 5 stars.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for special night.
    Hazel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great atmosphere, service excellent. Wine list very good, but Pinot Grigio was very weak. The Chenin Blanc was a much better choice. Red wines were also very good. It's a wonderful special occasion place to go. The chef is very talented. Great desserts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Bertrams
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Took some out-of-towners here for dinner and they were blown away by the meal. This is also one of the only places is Dayton where you can bring your own bottle of wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rue Dumaine Rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Chef Anne was amazing and so was the service. It was an incredible experience, all-around! I will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great find!
    BoneldaVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We live near Cincinnati and just found this restaurant. We had a very good meal and plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food. Service. Ambiance. Fabulous in every way! This restaurant is truly a Dayton area gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over it
    tac95
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was so average to below, except the heirloom tomato salad, which was seasonal & tasty. The waiter seemed busy & had monumental self esteem. I will stick to Gumbo Wednesdays for my future visits.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • special occasion made more special
    Fall4aredhead
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at Rue Dumaine and it couldn't have been more special. They had the menus printed with an anniversary message across the top and the food and service far exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DaytondocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Rue Dumaine is a Dayton gem! The head chef has world class credentials. And food to back it up. Chef Emeril (of TV fame) gives her great praise for helping him with his TV shows. And Chef Anne just keeps getting better and more creative. Rue Dumaine needs Dayton's support. All too often we assume great independent restaurants will just always be there for us. It's just not so. So think of Rue Dumaine for special dinners or when you want to be treated to luxurious food, fine wine and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rue DuMaine - wonderful experienc
    Duck
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food preparation is exquisite and varied. Veggies are always fresh and entrees prepared are wonderful with a variety of sauces or not. The visit to each table by the chef is not just for show - she is a relationship builder. While we are visitors twice a year the general set of diners interact and appear to be friends. Tony is a super host and waiter and is always helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another delightful evening
    nameVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Arrived Saturday night for 8p reservations; seated immediately; our server was always prompt, not pushy and knowledgeable about the wine list. If you've been here, you know how nice it is and if you haven't, it's time to begin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Friendly, welcoming/ xkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxkxk
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • patt
    patt
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As good as the best restaurants we've experienced in our travels to many of the major cities in the US over 25 years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scrumptious!
    seafood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    When looking for food that explodes with flavors in your mouth with every bite, Rue Dumaine is that place!! The food is so fresh and flavorful, you can't eat it fast enough! My mouth waters when I think about how good my lunch was, and I can't wait to come back again for another experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another very good meal
    dalylink
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a very nice meal, as usual, starting with a perfectly dressed Dumaine salad among other appetizers. The lamb, pork medallions, short ribs and fried oysters were all very tasty. For dessert we had the lemon cake (always moist and flavorful) and my favorite, the cheese board.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bill
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Truly one of Dayton's dining gems. This restaurant regularly "wows" and never disappoints.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always awesome.
    chrisnmegan4everVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Yep. Awesome. Every time. Guaranteed. By far the best restaurant in Dayton.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First, but not last vistit
    hawksfan
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Nice selection of pre-meal drink specialties. Appetizer special of onion tart w/bacon was fantastic. Wife had duck breast special I had the lamb, both superb. Desserts of blueberry buckle (cobbler-ish) and tapioca pudding were a real treat. They were out of the wine we selected and offered to upsell with a mark down of about 20% from the menu price, which was more than fair and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Phillip
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been two times. Booth times I leave thinking that the food could have been better. For the price of eating out you should leave felling totally satisfied. Not the case at a fine French restaurant. On the positive the wine list is great.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Rue Dumaine!
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    As usual, great food and great service! It's our favorite place for lunch/dinner in Dayton.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Voting with my $$
    TeraFirma
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the Dayton region. If you're ever in the area, this one is not to be missed! Great for foodies with a very pleasant staff throughout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was tremendous. We will go back again in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Restaurant Value in Town
    preprism
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Sumptuous food served by customer focused staff at 2/3s of what you would expect to pay. In addition to an authentic mixologist behind the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food
    spamantha
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    For those who like to savor textures, aromas, flavors, and plating, I would recommend no other restaurant I'm Dayton before Rue Dumaine. Everything from the complementary taster starter to the coffee was impeccable. I would love to dine here every week if cost was no concern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love2dine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Despite all the positive review we read we were disappointed with the food preparation. Service however was very good. My wife ordered a "hanging" steak that was overcooked (burnt) and had a peculiar "fishy" taste to it - as if it was cooked in some fish oil. The fries were also too greasy. Finally, the dessert was something akin to a Sara Lee cake, and overpriced. We had anticipated a great evening dining out, and it was anything but. Hopefully our experience is the one regrettable exception to what everyone else has reported. We didn't complain to the staff - we just wanted to leave.
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