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Amber Rose

227 reviews
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$30 and under
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Eastern European
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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Amber Rose in Dayton, OH is a restaurant and catering company that specializes in cuisine from Eastern Europe. Some of the different types of fare on the menu come from places such as Germany, Russia, Poland and Hungary. The menu also has plenty of beer options and wines.

Amber Rose has some great appetizers, such as potato pancakes, stuffed mushrooms and sauerkraut balls. Entrée options include Lithuanian cabbage rolls, beef stroganoff, home style pot roast and hunter schnitzel. Amber Rose has great sides, including the cheesy potatoes, potato casserole and coleslaw. Sandwich and burger options are available at the eatery, as well.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Eastern European, American, German
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(937) 228-2511
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TheWindsBlows (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2015

Cold weather in the dead of winter always makes us think "Amber Rose"!

Sauerkraut and wursts are always delicious and very apropo for the season! Chicken Kiev was "good but not great," according to my fellow-diner.

Always a good experience...a taste of Old North Dayton and its ethnic origins.

Blush156 (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

We'll make sure we ask for her again during our next visit!!

German (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on January 10, 2015

Unfortunately, your Hunter Schnitzel missed the mark. The gravy is supposed to be light brown and the Schnitzel crust should be also braun after frying. The gravy I was served was an unhealthy gray with clumps in it. Also, it tasted a little sour as if it is shared with the Sauerbraten serving. The "Schnitzel" was very strange looking, not sure how it was prepared but I didn't see a crust. As a German, I was very disappointed and I would suggest you take it off the menu as a Hunter Schnitzel. The "lemonade" was also not very good, I believe it was made from Country Time Lemonade, the powered drink mix. The restaurant itself was very nice looking and the service was good. Sorry, but I won't be coming again.

GermanGuru (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

We have been looking for a local place to go to when we want to have a nice dining experience and this is it! With strong German traditions in our households, German food was a frequent flavor on our tables. I had yet to find any place that compared to the home cooking handed down by my great grandmother. The Amber Rose met and exceeded those expectations. The ambiance was very charming and Old World. From the China to the beer, to the Bier Cheese, and German Chocolate cake that melts in your mouth, this little Gem will have you coming back very, very soon

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

Restaurant environment had a lot of Character. Ambiance was nice. Did not care for the food. I had pork schnitzel. Food was overcooked, very heavy and tough with not very much flavor. Seemed like the oil needed to be changed in the fryer. I did not care for the Sauerkraut either. Jazz Music was very nice.

vipGretch (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2014

Excellent - not too far from WPAFB. Will come back again when we're in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2014

Amber Rose is a one-of-a-kind restraunt in the Dayton area. We love that it is located in one of the older neighborhoods. It is very unique and has a relaxing and could be romantic atmosphere . I feel the food offered on the menue is another unique thing for this restraunt . We have always enjoyed coming there, and do so at least twice a year, and on some special occasions. The people who work at this restraunt have always been very friendly and courteous . I would and have recommended your restraunt to many people. Oh and I might add that your offer during the month of October for the first beer being 10 cents is an added plus. Thank you for your years of service.

MityMike (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

First visit,last visit. Very noisy,party on second floor. Beers very foamy,mixed drinks : out of Crown Royal, no Southern Comfort! Come on folks!! Martini ordered w/ Olives came without. Import Beers very pricey. Greek Salad was Great!
Cold Air from doorway makes it uncomfortable to to set near.
Outstanding service from the staff !

JandL (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on October 18, 2014

Quick and attentive service. Good food and Oktoberfest beer,

vipKaren (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

We went to Amber Rose because it was 10 cent beer month. The choices were good but not extensive. Hey, for a dime, that's ok! The food was a little disappointing. The peirogis were dry and bland. The cabbage rolls were more rice than meat. The potato soup tasted like one of those box scalloped potato mixes thinned out with milk. Overall, the food was just not that exciting.....honestly the food at Octoberfest at the Art Institute was better.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on September 20, 2014

Pros: Clean restaurant, family friendly atmosphere, excellent service, excellent spaetzle, quick service, professional, warm food
Cons: We had 6 different meals and only one person was satisfied with the cabbage rolls. It seems the kitchen doesn't know about tasting their food before delivering to the customer. The sauerkraut was inedible because it was too sour/salty, the perogies are deep fried (a first), and the two men who selected the sauerbraten said it was too sour.
Summary: I've been going here since I was little and the quality cuisine of the cuisine has gone downhill. It's was definately not worth the $120 bill.

LydKid (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2014

This was a family dinner to celebrate my parents anniversary. They had something different to meet everyone's individual taste, the service was great, and the food was exceptional for the price! This was a first time experience for me, but it won't be the last.

Coco (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2014

We enjoy the Amber Rose because the menu is full of the ethnic dishes that we grew up on. Our family heritage is German and Czech...need I say more!!!!!!! We celebrated Mom and Dad's 50th wedding anniversary at Amber Rose a few years back and it was a wonderful gift to give to them. They had recently moved to Dayton and it was a fantastic taste of home for them. We love the Amber Rose!!!!!!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

Having lived in Germany for awhile, this is the only place in the area that you can find the most authentic German food.

vipPaul (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Amber Rose. The food was great, the service great and we loved the feel of the restaurant. Our son is a student at UD and we were looking for something other than the "chain restaurant" experience. Amber Rose is a neighborhood gem!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 2, 2014

The food was delicious - even my picky teens cleared their plates! Great portions, delicious stuffed mushrooms, the home-made blue cheese dressing is to die for and the Bier cheese app was excellent.. Entrees far exceeded our expectations - very pleased! And our waitress was most amiable - she definitely added so much to our experience. Definitely check this place out.........

vipBigDaddyLionhawk (Wilmington)
2.0  Dined on July 31, 2014

Our waitress, Aimee, was very cordial and friendly. The picture of Hofbrau we got had 4+ inches of head! but tasted good none the less. Both of us had the Jaegerschnitzel, which tasted good, but wasn't an outstanding rendition. The sauce was savory & the accompanying spaetzle was good. I don't know if we'd visit again since there are other choices. It was restaurant week, so it was full and bustling with people.

Overall (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2014

Noise level was extreme and discomforting. Bar selection is exceptional and enjoy European beer choices!!! Will come again and have recommended to friends and co-workers.

Hendo (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2014

Amber Rose is a great place! Delicious food! You can't go wrong with the Hunter Schnitzel!

Gregor (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on July 9, 2014

Nostalgic is the word for someone with my background. My background is Polish on my dad's side and I grew up around Germans so this food reminds me of home. Good enough that anyone would enjoy it though.

Grea8food (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on July 5, 2014

The kitchen could not cope with an event upstairs as well as diners downstairs. There were 2 of us for dinner. Food took a long time to arrive and one entre was cold. The other entre was just warm. It's a beautiful building but I was really looking for some great ethnic cooking.

enjoyameal (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on June 28, 2014

If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary, Amber Rose is a great option. We tried 4 different meals, and they were all very good. We arrived for an early dinner, at 5:15. We were glad that we did, because the place filled up quickly. Also, the noise level rose accordingly. When the small band with the singer started to perform, it became quite difficult to talk and visit. While the music was pleasant, it would've been nicer if it was dialed back a bit.

vipDavid (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on June 26, 2014

Our dinner at Amber Rose was pleasant. It's a family run neighborhood restaurant serving Eastern European fare which makes it unique. The menu is decidedly focused on hearty German, Polish and Hungarian dishes with some touches of Russian and Baltic cuisine. My wife and I had the Hunter schnitzel (veal) and Jager schnitzel (pork). Both were generous portions with appropriate sides. The prices are very fair. There is a nice selection of draft beers and a decent list of bottle selections and some reasonably priced wines. The decor is wood paneling with a nice bar and booths or tables. It is family friendly and the service when we were there (early on a Wednesday evening) was friendly and efficient. It's well worth a try!

vipCWood (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on June 21, 2014

Went to the Amber Rose for a good meal of ethnic food and got it. Service was good and food delivered what we were looking for. Don't come here if kids enjoying themselves bothers you, but do come if you like an inclusive atmosphere.

vipFoodie (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2014

Fantastic restaurant and wonderful German, Hungarian and Slovak food, a must eat in dayton

vipBiochem9 (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2014

Food was tasty. Service was good, but could have been better. Waitress clearly had too many tables & therefore wasn't as attentive as would be expected. Still was a good experience. Food portions were very large. Bier cheese was a large portion & flavorful. Salad was mostly typical salad mix available at any store & a bit past it's freshest date. Schnitzel was curable w a fork & tasty. We will go again. Recommended.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on May 16, 2014

My husband eats meat and he enjoyed his meal. If you are a meat eater, there is a lot to choose from. If you are not a meat eater, like me, there is one entree and two appetizers to choose from. I got the fried fish special. It was bland and still had the skin on it which I don't care for. I have friends who really like it and I have heard many great things about it. The service was great and our waitress was very friendly in helping me find something to order.

Robert (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 16, 2014

Excellent Eastern European food and attentive service. Large portions

JamieDick (West Virginia)
4.0  Dined on May 15, 2014

My boyfriend was intrigued by the European menu so we tried Amber Rose. The food didn't disappoint! We had the sauerkraut balls for an appetizer. I tried the Lithuanian sampler since I hadn't tried any of the food before. My bf had the Russian Stroganoff and he loved it! It is definitely worth the time to visit for interesting food.

Happynewyearsguests (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2014

Was in town for work and used open table to find something that was not a typical box restaurant.
This was it, fantastic food good prices. Walked away full and happy.