Coco's Bistro

4.7
1675 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delightful dinner with friends

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BurghBoyz3
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite summer patio in town! Lovely setting, great service and the best food!

TG
TarheelGirl
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was prepared well, however our waiter did not wear a mask.

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LindaS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Great service. Nice atmosphere. Delicious food.

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juless1065
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was able to make same-day reservations. The weather was perfect for outside dining and there was a table available. Our server had the perfect amount of time spent with us. The food was delicious however the portions a little bit small. We will order an appetizer next time to fill us up. Thanks for a great evening.

MJ
MarJune
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every meal was delicious and the Old Fashions are always the best ever.

JM
JackM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This upscale restaurant has excellent food and service. They had unique drink choices that fit all of our needs.

RC
RichardC
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, competent bar output, great menu, nice ambience, and out favorite table up front by the windows.

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Mlwags
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere
Unusual menu items
Keep an open mind

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A thank you dinner for my parents who have helped us a lot this summer.

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TimH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Ate out on the patio which was delightful and much more relaxing than the bustling main dining room . Highly recommend the patio.
Unfortunately, the "Spring/Summer Menu" has very few choices for salads, appetizers, entrees and even beverages, as compared to the Fall menu.
Had a great meal and a wonderful time, but will not go back until the fall or winter.

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BenS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Dayton! A very special place for us!

SM
SusanM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

For the prices they need to be “wowing” the diner.
Food was ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amahzing plus got some sexi instas

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SRBEY
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend everything on the menu. Diner has a nice ambiance to it also. The whole entire experience is recommended honestly.

TJ
vipTwoJakes
Cincinnati
74 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Coco’s since pre-plague days. Very glad we made a visit. Excellent service and meal. We chose the pork chop and salmon frites. Perfect choices. Ended the meal with their S’mores Torte. Solid…not great. Atmosphere inside was elegant and quiet. A little cool temperature-wise, but certainly tolerable. Overall a terrific experience. We also felt totally safe. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

First impression is good. We ordered the deep fried Brie and it was rich with flavor. However after that everything went downhill. I had the strip steak it was overcooked. I asked for medium rare and it came medium well. It was grayish in appearance and lacked flavor. My date had the special which was a corn chowder w/seafood(which was hard to find) it was also heavy handed on the pepper. We did order dessert and the strawberry jam cake was dry. Overall way to overpriced and will not be returning.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

When we arrived for a 6:00 reservation early, we went to the bar for a cocktail. We were then seated in the bar. I should have spoken up but I think I believed it to be a given. That we'd dine in the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy, clean, white-linen vibe with a nice outdoor patio available as well. Table candles would be a nice touch but otherwise pleasing. Food is on the pricier side but fair for fresh, herbaceous dishes like the curry rice and falafel. The salmon in the salmon frites dish was melt-in-your-mouth, but I feel it deserves a nice vegetable along with the frites. The mahi tostadas needed a little more flair with maybe a crème sauce in addition to lightly blackening the fish; it was a fun dish but a little overpriced for two small tostadas and a scoop of corn dip. The panko crusted Brie appetizer was perfect; loved the oil drizzle on the baguette slices and tomato basil compote. The shrimp cocktail with lemon curd horseradish dip was fresh and vibrant. The s’mores tart dessert lacked a better mouth feel— the chocolate was not smooth (maybe the dish needed warmed more) and the marshmallow on top was gelatinous; the layers didn’t blend well together. Our server was friendly and attentive as well as mannered. Overall a nice experience but a little pricey for some needed tweaks.

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vipgigi
Cincinnati
58 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Blackened salmon was delicious.

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PamR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love every visit. Always a pleasure to eat here.

DE
DaleE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

We were placed at a table outside with a covered patio which was nice until we looked up and there was an active bird nest just above our head with straw hanging down from a speaker.

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DeniseW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific. Our table sampled items from all over the menu, including cocktails, appetizers, salad, entrées, and dessert. Everything was terrific.

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Daisy
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Our waiter was not good. He seemed annoyed with questions about the menu items and when we were trying to make a decision. He constantly wanted to take our plates when it was clear we were not done eating. We had not been there in years and won't be going back. Plus the prices on some menu items were stupid! $25 for spaghetti (1 cup) and 4 little meatballs. Seriously?

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CLLofton
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always expertly prepared and tastes so very good! Service is personable, responsive, and consistently great. Great for lunch or dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The baked Brie was wonderful. The special was coconut shrimp and battered fried French fries. The food was delicious but a bit heavy - other choices would have been lighter. The restaurant was bright and airy with a clean design. Overall a great date and delicious meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Always great quality food. The new small water glasses need to go - too small!

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SueH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was yummy, service was great. What more could one want in dinner out?

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AnneM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Truly enjoyed my dining experience. The burger is very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic….drinks, exquisite food. Our new favorite!!

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Yummy
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Birthday dinner! The staff was so accommodating and attentive. Thank you for the complimentary panna cotta!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband for Fathers Day. Always, looking for a good burger, he ordered one w/ Boursin cheese and a challah bun..He loved loved it! My salmon was flavorful, really liked the cilantro aioli. Our waitress was great, didn’t keep interrupting our conversation but was still attentive, and very pleasant. Ambiance is always great, clean and chic, bathrooms clean. Service always supersedes expectation. Can’t wait to return for the pork chop!

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mjmarkus
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karen and all the Cocos staff always warm and welcoming. Service excellent , atmosphere wonderful and food outstanding. Will keep going back!

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BruceP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Written on the lower right corner of the menu was an offer of Organizations to Learn About and Support Through Donation. The first listing was Columbus Community Pride (we're in Dayton) which, included in the short paragraph explaining its beliefs, gave the following: "It [CCP] arose from the need to reject police from our spaces because we know well how the police seek to punish and destroy people like us." We left a five-dollar bill on the table and went to another restaurant. We couldn't patronize an establishment that openly decries the efforts of police in our communities to help people, whether they be people of color, people of different belief systems, or people who are LGBTQ+. This is another form of hate speech, one worn on another sleeve. Bigotry takes many forms, and one might assume from Columbus Community Pride's credo that "Love is Love" apparently doesn't apply to police officers. We were sad since Coco's was a go-to choice for us pre-pandemic. The food and experience were always top drawer, but we're done until there is a public apology to the thin blue line from Coco's ownership.

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BubbaMac
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent. Definitely recommend.
Portions are a little on the small side but the quality was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for the half marathon with a friend. Enjoyed our dinner here the night before the race.

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vipRobertB
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere were very good, though our server could have a bit more attentive. Overall a very nice experience!

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wright5
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We dined on a Wednesday evening and were sadly disappointed with our experience. The atmosphere felt sterile and artificial. The food was good, but not excellent. It was loud enough that it was difficult to have a conversation with my husband without speaking loudly. I noted in my reservation AND during a phone call that evening that we were celebrating a birthday for my husband and was assured there would be some acknowledgement of it (didn't specify what, which was fine) yet nothing said or done during or after dinner. Overall I'd give a "C" grade. Completely unimpressed

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kathyk
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of us enjoyed our Coco's experience last night. We especially liked our table which was back in the corner so it was very quiet and easy to talk with each other.

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Dantrican
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server brittney was phenomenal she was very attentive and even though they didn’t have the dish I wanted offered another dish that was great! One of the best dining experiences I’ve personally had!

FAQs

Coco's Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (937) 228-2626.

Coco's Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1675 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.