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About Coco's Bistro
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.
Dayton, OH 45402
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Limited Snack Menu: Monday - Friday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
E Lincoln St
$30 and under
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Parking lots are located on both the north and the south side of the restaurant. There is also an overflow lot located behind the building on the north side. Street parking is also available if lots are full.
Chef Darin Mitchell
Private Party Facilities:
Let us help you create the perfect event; from a going away luncheon to a rehearsal dinner, Coco's has the resources to make it memorable.
Private Party Contact:
Karen or Amanda: (937) 228-2626
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Coco's Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We have visited Coco's on two occasions in the past year, one lunch and one dinner outing. Coco's is a 40 mile drive (one way) for us and worth every mile of the drive! We have enjoyed both lunch and dinner. It has a sophisticated and formal appearance but a warm and friendly atmosphere. The menu is not overwhelming yet there is something for everyone. This past dinner outing, we were a party of six and we all ordered something different. Everyone was quite happy with their choice. As good as the entry was, I think I could have eaten only appetizers! They were absolutely delicious. Karen and Michael are the owners and some of the nicest, down to earth people you will ever meet! I may sound a bit bias but I am not. It truly was a delight! We plan to make the trip on a monthly basis.
The short ribs were fall off the bone, melt in your mouth tender an delicious. Don't let the sauerkraut sway you. It was a small amount and caramelized. I prefer a little more tang but it was good. The duck that my husband ate was also excellent. The server (Jason) was friendly, attentive and helpful. Portion sizes were more than enough.
The menu found on Open Table is not accurate. I was told it is about 3 years old and despite the restaurant's attempts to correct it, it is still inaccurate. It almost influenced me to not go to Coco's that evening. Glad I still went because the menu they had was very much to my liking and we had a perfect meal.
I put a note in the reservation that it was my husband’s 60th birthday but not a mention of it when we arrived or anything special. The bucatini with fried eggplant was very good. The pork chop was way undercooked. We should have sent it back but didn’t. The espresso creme brûlée was excellent. Place has a different vibe.
We were first shown to a dimly lighted table, but due to a vision impairment we asked for, and were immediately seated at, a table with better lighting. Our server was outstanding. He made sure at all times that we had what we wanted, kept our water glasses full, but did not hover. We especially appreciated the complementary chocolate ganache he offered as a "birthday cake." I think his name was Stephen; he is to be commended.
I grew up in the Dayton area and was in town for a visit from Los Angeles. I think supporting local businesses is important so I was excited to try a family owned fine dining restaurant. Service was great and super attentive no complaints there whatsoever. For a white tablecloth establishment I wasn’t expecting our waiter to look so casual wearing jeans and a black Coco’s t shirt but it was a slow night and he was super attentive so I can let that slide. Wardrobe is the first thing a customer sees and makes an impression so perhaps they may want to swap out jeans for black pants. On to the food, the first thing I noticed is that the appetizers were grossly overpriced. We ordered the lobster fritters which I was excited to try. What arrived at the table was 5 deep fried balls which was essentially a hush puppy with not a hint of lobster and this was priced at $18! I can only comment on two apps as that is what we ordered but the app prices are basically what one would pay for an entree at comparable establishments in the area. There were four of us dining and two of us got the duck. The duck itself tasted great it’s the other things thrown on the plate (risotto and baked apples) that seemed like an after thought for a $31 entree. Coco’s is charging premium prices for entrees and appetizers and the food quality simply doesn’t match. I don’t care if I’m dining in Dayton, NYC or Los Angeles I think one expects a certain level of quality, thoughtfulness and overall experience with food at those price points. Someone really needs to rethink the menu and rework the price structure. The food cost on that hush puppy appetizer is astronomical for what you get. If you called it a hush puppy and charged $5-7 for it my expectations would have been managed accordingly. Instead you call it a lobster fritter and charge $18, give your customers some credit. Not my intention to bash Coco’s, just an honest opinion and hoping it makes management take a fresh look at things.
This is always great meal. Server was very pleasant but was very rushed and service was delayed as a result and no pleasantries exchanged—not her fault. I’ve eaten there in the past for NY Eve with excellent service so not sure whether they were short staff this year or not. But—we were not in a hurry so did not create a problem.
Coco’s is one of my favorite got to places when I want to impress someone or me friends for dinner at some place more than a sports bar. It is reasonably priced for an upscale place but not overly priced that makes out of range for people who are not doctors and lawyers. This has been one of my favorite restaurants in Dayton for years, even when it was on fifth street. You can’t go wrong in choosing Coco’s. You won’t be disappointed.
Had the red trout. Size of the filet was very small (about 3-3.5 oz) and I prefer smaller portions, though not THAT small. Had the same issue last time I ate at Cocos (different type of filet, but even smaller). It was prepared perfectly, except for the portion size. I felt disappointed to have paid $30 and not receive a good value for my meal. Since this was the second time this has occurred, I won't be ordering any further fish filets. The salad was excellent. My wife had a pork chop. Ironically, it was so large, she could not finish it. I tasted her chop and it too was prepared perfectly. Service was good. Our dinner mates raved about their meals (pork chop and short ribs). I would love to go back and try other seafood, but I'm not willing to get short-changed again on the portion.
Everyone was super friendly! Our table wasn’t ready as we were early, so we went to the bar for a drink. The bartender was very helpful and knowledgeable. Our waiter is one of the best- We have had him a few times. Awesome service! Fabulous ambiance. One of my favorite places in town!!!
We arrived a few minutes late, but still sat us even though the restaurant was extremely busy.
I had the pork chop, it was tender and delicious. My husband had the chicken Marsala which he also enjoyed. Thursday nights the restaurant offers half off all their bottles of wine, which made for an even nicer meal.
Very nice restaurant. I often take out of town guests here. Local, nice atmosphere, and I've always had a good experience. Menu is a little limited for main dishes, but with sandwiches, pizza, big entree salads there is a good variety.
Service was excellent. Glad we made a reservation with all the Christmas parties going on. Our waiter was friendly, outgoing and a great conversationalist. Had good recommendations for drink and food. Our food was hot and served in a timely manner. The Hummus appetizer was outstanding, had never had it with the chili seeds and honey before, could have had another plate. The Red Trout was excellent with it’s accompanying pancake. Everyone enjoyed their dinners: pasta, Pho, and Shrimp dish.
Our first time, it had been recommended by several workmates. They were right on the spot, Wonderful evening!
I am always a big fan of Coco's and enjoy their ambiance and food preparation. Pork chop was very tasty. My friend ordered the white pizza and it too was excellent. One disappointment, I wish their infamous grilled cheese & tomato soup would be available for an evening meal option.
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