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Coco's Bistro

4.6
990 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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
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Phone number
(937) 228-2626
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Darin Mitchell
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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.
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Private party contact
Karen or Amanda: (937) 228-2626
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E Lincoln St
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Parking details
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.
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Special events & promotions
Contact Amanda at harmanamanda@yahoo.com anytime!
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Additional
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
What 990 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.6
ambience
4.1
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a reservation for 7:15 but ended up waiting a bit. It was prom night and there were several single cash out transactions. The waiter was so apologetic once we got seated. He got our drinks promptly and gave us 2 free appetizers since we had been waiting so long past our reservation. Very friendly staff. If something was wrong they were sure to make it right! I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends and family and anyone looking for an elegant night out.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food. My wife and myself tried each others food and we were both delighted. Very fresh! Only thing was price was a bit high but food was good and special occasion for us so worth it.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food came quick and hot. Recommended.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Everything was excellent except the service was very slow. We (a party of three) arrived for lunch and placed our order nearly right away. It took nearly thirty minutes for us to receive our food. I very much enjoy Coco's, but slow service at lunch is frustrating. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food and the service were both wonderful! We met my sister and her husband who drove up from Cincinnati and enjoyed a drink at the bar before we were seated at our table, which was ready at the time of our reservation. The ambience is terrific and it is great to see Coco's thriving in the Dayton dining scene!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I’ve had plenty of enjoyable experiences at Coco’s and I do plan to go back to the restaurant. However, the service was a little under par. Our waiter was slow to respond and would walk past us without asking if we needed anything... when we clearly did. Otherwise the food was great and we will give it another try.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I loved the atmosphere. The food was tasty. The staff were courteous and professional.
On the Saturday night that we were there I sensed a nice energy in the building.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We had an awesome waiter, I think his name was Jason. We talked about wines and music. He knew the menu and wine selection and never stopped a beat as the place became full. The food was divine. Wine was good. Definitely will return.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

THE WIFE ORDERED A FILET COOKED MEDIUM. IT CAME OUT VERY RARE. IT WAS A WHILE BEFORE THE SERVER CAME BACK TO CHECK ON US, SO THE WIFE JUST ATE AROUND THE EDGES OF THE STEAK AND WE TOOK THE REST HOME TO RECOOK AND EAT. THE MACRONI WAS GOOD BUT THE CARROTS WERE HARD. I ORDERED THE DUCK. THE MUSTARD SAUCE WAS GOOD AND THE RISSOTO WAS FINE. BUT THE DUCK WAS VERY UNDERCOOKED, EXTREMELY FATTY, AND TOUGH. AGAIN SINCE THE SERVER DIDN'T COME AROUND TOO SOON, I ATE WHAT I COULD AND TOOK THE REST HOME TO RECOOK AND EAT.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Semi-perfect as always! On this particular occasion, the waiter went out of his way to accommodate and entertain my 6-year old granddaughter.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Overall great food and wonderful service. The food is somewhat overpriced.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

There for Easter brunch...my daughter and I were ignored most of the time we were there. It was never really clear who our server was. It was busy, but not crazy for a holiday. Set brunch menu was uninspired and very limited. I’ve had some wonderful meals at Coco Bistro, but this wasn’t one of them. Very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Paid $22 for a mediocre frittata , overpriced and everything was very sweet. Had dinner there before and was fine but a special Easter menu was waay overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was a great place for Easter Brunch. It was quiet and elegant but still very inviting. The entire experience was quite pleasurable. I am gluten free and allergic to cinnamon and they accommodated both very well.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The food was excellent. We will definitely eat there again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It is a lovely place for fairly simple food that has interesting twists - My beef tenderloin, cooked perfectly at medium rare, had a nice kick to its sauce , but not to the point it overwhelmed the beef. And a huge plus for me: you can actually hear each other talk at this restaurant. Elegant without being stuffy

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Well done
Worth the trip

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent service made it fun and felt like home

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Coco's Bistro is excellent. The food and service were superb. Best we have had in Dayton. It is more of a fine dining restaurant than a bistro.

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

I have been to Coco's before but this time I was very disappointed going there for lunch. We wanted to go and celebrate a promotion. Based on this experience I feel like I was cheated. The food portions are very small for the inflated price. The best thing I had was the salad and that was lettuce with dressing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

As always, the food at coco’s is amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Wonderful menu choices, ample portions and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Coco's Bistro is always a wonderful place to dine. Their menu has good variety and very unique dishes. The staff is kind and attentive and caring. This has become our favorite restaurant in Dayton.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent service and food!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My husband and I went here before a show at the Schuster. I read the reviews and it was mixed. Some people loved it and some got bad service. We had a good experience. Food was delicious and brought out quickly. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. We went at 6:00 so it was not busy yet but there was still plenty of people in the restaurant and got busier as the evening went on. It didn’t feel crowded or loud. Overall we had a good experience and we would go back again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I have eaten at Coco's many times over the years and have never been disappointed. The food and drinks are superb and the service is exceptional.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Just have not been impressed with the lackluster wait service, and strongly feel that while the food is fairly good (though the lobster fritters ar mostly fried dough) I think it’s overpriced for the portions compared to other quality restaurants in the area. We’ve decided this is a “gift card only” location for us.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a great meal at Coco's. Staff were crazy busy but attentive. They obviously care about the client and take pride in their food quality anld presentation.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We were warmly welcomed and seated promptly. Our waiter gave us the appropriate amount of space and attention, and our meals were delicious. Our lunch business meeting could not have been better!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The bartender made a delicious “mocktail”
The service was very attentive and aware of the theatre and ballet guests.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

As always Coco's offers top shelf: food, drinks, and service in an atmosphere that is pleasant and easy to enjoy. The food from appetizers to dessert is always very good. Our server, Jason, takes special care of his guests. Thanks to Karen and all her staff for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great pre-show meal - I had the trout and it was AMAZING, my friend had the spinach salad and it was good also. Fantastic server!! She was very considerate of our needing to get out in time to see our show. A+

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3.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We eat here a lot. I would love to give them a better review but they’re inconsistent. At times, awesome. But the inconsistency keeps us from wanting to take the risk. Food was great this time. Service was acceptable to a little below acceptable. Very friendly though. Has the potential to be one of the best in dayton.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Absolutely delicious meal. I had the trout and it was cooked to perfection. The signature cocktail was good, but a little pricey at $11. Service was not too good for a restaurant of this quality. The dining room was busy, so I know the waitress was overwhelmed. She only stopped by once during our dinner and we had to ask for coffee, and then flag her down again for the dessert menu. Overall, a good experience, but better service would have made it a home run.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First time at Coco's, it was wonderful! We ordered the pork chop and filet and they were both delicious! The bread was super yummy, as was the Gouda Mac side. Great service as well.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I like what they are trying to do in the area. They are close to the university and you get quite the mix of people. Half of the Building is the restaurant with nice patios and the other half is the bar which is fantastic.

They actually have real bartenders that can craft nice cocktails over in the bar. Overall it’s a cool place. I think they can improve the ambience little bit more by dimming the lights and possibly adding more unique lighting elements. Other than that the staff is fantastic and friendly and the parking is pretty good for a place that can hold a lot of people. I highly recommend Coco’s

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Very good experience

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Went to a brunch for Stivers. Student music magnificent. Food wonderful. Do good. Eat well.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We attended a special Sunday brunch at Coco's which was a fund raiser for Stivers high school performing arts students. The brunch was delicious and the student string ensemble who played was very uplifting. The addition of a raffle for student multi media art objects was a great addition. so glad we could attend this fundraiser for a superb inner city high school

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Dropped in on a whim on a Friday evening.. promptly seated and Coco's veteran server Steven was as good as ever that evening.. Best item on the menu is their Honey Hummus appetizer. Following that with 2 salads and we were good to go.. Wine + app + salads + tip = $78.

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