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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Dayton

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Dayton? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Silas Creative Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (401)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Versailles
About the restaurant
Fresh + Unexpected Dining
Serving up an eclectic mix of globally inspired cocktails, wine and chef-driven cuisine, one would never guess that the key ingredients to Silas's success are sourced from a farm just down the road.

A bright sunlit space by day and a cozy candlelit venue by night, our main dining room makes an impact with contemporary decor and comfortable seating that’s swanky and sophisticated yet approachable to all.

Top review
StaciaP
Dined 6 days ago
Great food Our server George was great too Very friendly
A photo of Coldwater Cafe restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3025)
$31 to $50
American
Tipp City
About the restaurant
This restaurant housed in a former bank building in the heart of downtown Tipp City offers quality dining in a small-town setting. The decor is warm and welcoming and is a delight for the senses. The fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere while the full bar allows patrons a relaxing stop while awaiting a fabulous meal. The inviting atmosphere encourages relaxed conversation. You may be surprised to find that a restaurant in such a small town has some rather sophisticated choices on the menu alongside your more normal fare, with entrees such as ostrich being offered. If you are looking for a decadent dessert, look no further than the butter-drenched English Tea Cake! An easy drive from all points in the Dayton area, words cannot do it justice. A visit is a must and will be the first of many.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Very pleasant atmosphere. Wonderful service and didn't feel rushed. I would highly recommend Coldwater Cafe.
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - Dayton restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1257)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Dayton
About the restaurant
Your Dayton Fleming's is located in Beavercreek at The Greene Town Center, just west of I-675 at exit 10, and convenient to both Dayton and Cincinnati. Fleming's in Dayton is an outstanding choice to enjoy an exceptional Prime steak, glass of wine or handcrafted cocktail. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, hosting a business dinner or simply wanting to enjoy a night out - we will create a safe and memorable evening in our Dining Room. If you prefer to enjoy your fine dining experience at home, you can order and pay for lunch or dinner online and then pick up curbside or select from one of our delivery partners.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Service was excellent. Made us feel relaxed and appreciated. Celebrating an anniversary and acknowledged throughout the evening. Food was prepared perfectly. 5 star experience.
A photo of Coco's Bistro restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2168)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Dayton
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Loved having date night here! We are hopeful to call it “our spot”!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Centerville restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4884)
$30 and under
American
Centerville
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
Danprevip
Dined 6 days ago
Never a bad experience, food is wonderful! Thank you!
A photo of Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Miamisburg restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2901)
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Centerville
About the restaurant
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is an American Restaurant and Steakhouse serving authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Join us for Happy Hour at the FIREBAR® or on the patio for drink specials and bar bites. We offer top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price. Reserve Your Table with us today.
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MaryS
Dined 5 days ago
My brother and wife enjoyed Coleen their server she really made them feel welcomed. It was their first experience at Firebirds!! They enjoyed the atmosphere and compliments to the Chef. Thanks!! Coleen and sorry if I misspelled your name.
A photo of Rusty Bucket - Dayton restaurant
4.5
4.5 (243)
$30 and under
American
Dayton
About the restaurant
Rusty Bucket is a casual neighborhood tavern serving the highest quality food and beverage in a “come as you are” setting. Scratch kitchens, fresh cocktails, and the perfect pour are our craft. Our associates are welcoming, and our hospitality naturally makes us the local hub where friends and family frequently gather to share in a good time.
Top review
DanielleWvip
Dined 3 days ago
We consistently return to this restaurant, due to the value of the food as well as the quality of the adult beverages. We've never had a bad meal here. The manager was on duty and she came over to talk to us to ask how things were. I had a question about my adult beverage portion, the cup size, and she quickly addressed it to my satisfaction. Rusty bucket has improved so much since she's been there.
A photo of The Foundry restaurant
4.4
4.4 (342)
$30 and under
American
Dayton
About the restaurant
The Foundry Rooftop restaurant is located on the sixth floor of the AC Hotel in downtown Dayton. Inspired by the fire within foundries, the factories that produce metal castings, this wood-fired kitchen embraces the flame. Devour new takes on internally-inspired cuisine with our Loaded Potato Pizza and Ingot Crab Crakes, or our signature Foundry Reuben and Charred Meatballs. Hearty, midwestern favorites from Chef's David Belknap and Jason Findley anchor our menu like our Crispy Pork Belly and 24-Hour Chicken. And with a combination of smoked whiskeys, classic cocktails, and local beers, you’ll always have the perfect pairing of spirits to enhance the heat of your meal. Made for Dayton locals, or those local for the day, we invite you to join us on our open-air rooftop patio for dinner, drinks and celebrating your most special occasions with a private event.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
What a find!!!!! We were looking for something different and we found it in the Foundry. We made a reservation and it was an early one. They asked if we wanted to be seated inside or outside and we were able to sit at a table right outside the door in the shade. It was a very hot evening and yet what a wonderful atmosphere on the outdoor patio. Our waitress, Morgan, was kind and very attentive. We started out with drinks. The cocktail selection was great. We never felt rushed even though you can tell it’s a busy place but you don’t feel like they are trying to turn tables over and move people through. It was relaxing and fun. What a beautiful view of Dayton ! I had their chicken which was delicious. My husband said he will be getting that the next time he goes. He had a pizza. It came out incorrectly because he asked for no peppers and Morgan took it right back and we received a new pizza with the correct ingredients, which my husband said the pizza was delicious. We definitely plan on returning even if we go for drinks and an appetizer just to enjoy the atmosphere. What a great place to have in Dayton. We plan on bringing our guests that come to visit us. I want to try their salmon next time.
A photo of Mode X Tequila Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (66)
$30 and under
Mexican
Beavercreek
About the restaurant
A sophisticated twist on the Tequila bistro style of informal eating and drinking.........Welcome to Mode X Tequila Bistro, a place that praises the vibrancy of Mexico. Here you will find a fun and casual dining experience. At Mode X, we emphasize on using quality ingredients, from fresh-pressed tortillas to housemade sauce.

Top review
AmyD
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
This was our second time. Food was great. Will be heading back!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Dayton restaurant
4.9
4.9 (757)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Dayton
About the restaurant
Enjoy an unforgettable interactive dining experience with friends and family with fondue at The Melting Pot in Dayton. We believe in celebrating the everyday, so you don’t need a special reason to come out for our delicious menu offerings. Whether you’re here for drinks, cheese, and chocolate, or you want to dig into our four-course fondue experience, we know you’ll love every bite! From artisan cheeses to our decadent chocolate fondue desserts, there is something to tickle your taste buds in each pot. Let our friendly staff help you choose the right fondue experience for your table tonight. Make reservations for everyone at The Melting Pot and turn the ordinary into the extraordinary!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 26, 2024
Great experience. Isaiah was fantastic. Superb experience.
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