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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.

250 Warren St.
Dayton, OH 45402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
E Lincoln St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(937) 228-2626

Website:
http://www.228coco.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Amanda at harmanamanda@yahoo.com anytime!

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Coco's Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.5

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Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (41)
Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
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Creative Cuisine (35)
Business Meals (27)
Romantic (26)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (22)
Pre/post Theatre (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
Cozy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Bar Seating (15)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Seasonal (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
People Watching (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I have been going to Coco’s since it was on Wayne Ave. We love the food, flash fried fresh spinach found nowhere else outside NYC China Grill. Karen and Jim have created a special atmosphere for friends, good food and drink, and family gatherings here in the heart of Dayton. The support of Stivers High School and the showcasing of students art and music shows how they put their efforts toward a better DaytonCommunity. Thank you both!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Vegan, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Comfort Food, Organic, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

Jason is the best server! Food was good too.

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·Dined 3 days ago

My Girlfriend and I went to CoCo's to celebrate a belated Valentine's Day dinner. I would recommend making a reservation, the place was packed! Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and on top of it. Before ordering he took the time to check with the kitchen how many specials were left for the night (one was remaining, the table next to us ordered it and it looked fantastic!) Our server also had a good deal of knowledge about their wine list and was able to recommend a nice blend to go with my entree.
We started the meal with cocktails, which were fantastic. Afterwards, we ordered the fried Brie appetizer. It was as decadent as it sounds, and the bruchetta topping was the real star of the dish.
Be sure to enjoy the butter that comes with the bread: it is made in house and had a great subtle sweetness.
For entrees, my girlfriend ordered the filet and I ordered the duck. The duck was cooked to medium rare and was served alongside a roasted poblano risotto, which was perfectly seasoned and had a deep chile pepper flavor. The filet was a magnificent 3" cut of beef, cooked perfectly by the kitchen.

We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere so much, we will definitely be back and recommend CoCo's to anyone looking for a great meal in Dayton!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

My daughter and I go to the restaurant to have dinner prior to our Schuster Broadway Series. We have done this frequently. The last four times we have found the food just OK. Prior to this I have raved and recommended to others. I was very disappoint with the filet ordered and the salad. The wind was fine. The service adequate but the server appeared rushed and hurried. I'm going to wait awhile before I return and If nothing has changed I will not be back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 5 days ago

Coco’s delivers again. Wanted a special place for dinner before the theatre, and they were a great choice. Food was outstanding and ambiance was just what we were looking for.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantasmo! Eat here.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Coco's is my go to place for showing out of town folks that Dayton does have good cuisine options. I'm never disappointed here. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

We went for Valentines Day because we love to try new places. The food was very good, Adam was our waiter and he was very attentive. I was disappointed that they had run out of Trout, the main seafood entree. Our reservation was at 6:45 so it was not late in the evening. Being a pretty big holiday dining night, I would have thought they would have been more prepared to serve one of the main courses for the entire evening. I ordered something else sort of off the cuff and it was very good but not what I was looking forward to for dinner. The lobster cakes and my signature drink were excellent and we will dine there again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a disappointing meal. My wife and I had heard many great comment about this place so we went to see if was indeed a great restaurant.

Started with waiting for 5 minutes before a hostess noticed us. Then we were invited to wait. Then the hostess ask us and a later arriving party “who wants to go first”? Should’ve realized the A team was not working that day.

The good. Fresh, unique, and nicely prepared. Tomato bisque, spinach salad, fried spinach. Very enjoyable. Should have stopped there.

The bad. Hamburger and fries. Bistro is French, right? The quality of the fries doesn’t match up to McDonalds. The first batch was luke warm the second batch was warm. But it didn’t matter they are just a below average bag a fries from a food service no doubt. The burger was lean and tough.

The ugly. The waiter had multiple tables. One of which had 9 people. We pleaded for drink refills and eventually got them. Waiter was nice enough but harried. None of the numerous not busy people seems to have a care in the world.

There was enough good food that we will try it for dinner. But with a jaundiced eye towards quality and service. Maybe lunch isn’t their thing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Wife and I went there for Valentine's Day dinner. First time there. You don't have to make reservations, but luckily I did. Otherwise, we definitely wouldn't have gotten in for dinner that evening. Probably don't need reservations for lunch time meals or slower evenings, but definitely need reservations on special occasion evenings like Valentine's Day. We thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service. Steve waited on us and did a fantastic job! All of the staff were very friendly and professional. Cost-wise it's a little more than we would normally spend on a meal; thus, a great place for a special occasion like a birthday or any other celebratory event. We had a great evening and I'm sure we'll return there again in the future. :-)

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place for dates—special occasions—always tasty—great service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was tasted but I had the eggplant and think the portion was a little small. It took a long time to get our food and longer to get our checks.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful meal and service. I would recommend the Brie appetizer it was amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Seated promptly at a two-top window table. Hot bread & side salads served before our main course. Both were delicious. We selected wines for our dinner from an expansive wine menu.
I ordered the Cider Lacquered Duck w/roasted problano risotto and fried apples. Delicious! Even though the restaurant was crowded, the atmosphere remained pleasant and we could enjoy table talk without raising our voices throughout our dinner.
We ended our dinner with fresh coffee and an evil Walnut Ball for two with vanilla bean ice cream, French burnt walnuts & hot fudge. (Not for the weak at heart).
We loved that our dinner servings were served in a "European manner" and we could enjoy each serving without feeling rushed and talk to each other pleasantly without background noise.
Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Visiting Dayton from Arizona and stop at Coco's for a quick dinner. The service was great and food was fabulous. It was a great experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

On this occasion we were there for a fund raising brunch. However I have frequented the restaurant several times fro lunch and dinner and have always had a great meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always seem to have a great meal at Coco’s. Highly recommended.

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 (Key West)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent but there was a cold draft. Only negative, food and service was excellent. We really enjoyed Coco's and plan to go back soon.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time in about a year. Limited menu offerings. Quality down. Service so-so. There are too many other great restaurants in the area. Moving on.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Jason our server was awesome very attentive and knowledge about the menu. We had children with us, that seems to put some servers out. Not Jason he asked them questions and included them in the experience. The food was very good and the wait was minimal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food, good service, good value. Portions are very generous. Good for business lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Took a co-worker to lunch to discuss upcoming events. It was the perfect setting and having arrived a little early, we were seated by the window. The nice thing is their tables for two are not the usual small tables, but the size of a four-top. Tend to order the same things for lunch every time I go there...but I’m able to put my own twist on my order. Coco’s is always a go to for me...the food is consistently good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Reataurant week was great! Thanks for hosting!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week. Two of us ordered from the special menu and the other ordered a pizza. Food was good but not extraordinary which was a disappointment due to our having to wait so long to get our food.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was very slow and inattentive.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, Hatch Chop was to die for as was the Ahi. Had a great hummus appetizer. Drink and wine selection were great. Service by Teri was superb, and Michael at the host stand was very polite and friendly. Always the best food, with unique and appetizing flavors.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Birthday celebration.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had their Restaurant Week menu on Friday. Loved it. The bluecheese steak spaghetti alfredo was my favorite. The desserts were very rich and the portions were small (perfect, to me). The spinach salad with walnuts was also solid. The wine pairings were well done.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Fantastic service, great food - highly recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Serve is always slow at this location otherwise food is pretty good.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great service with exceptional food. I have thoroughly enjoyed dining at Coco's bistro. Is Coco named after someone or is it named after coco puffs cereal?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I had gone once before for Dinner and the food was outstanding, but this time I had gone for Lunch and it was not as good. Different Chef styles?

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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Went for restaurant week. Very good meals. Nice atmosphere. Great waiter!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Loved it!!!!!! Cant wait to go back!!!! Waiter was Excellent!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Always nice to see same faces on wait staff

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was our first visit. Wonderful ambiance. Wonderful food. Michelle was a wonderful hostess. We hope to visit again soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our food was outstanding! My husband had their short braised and I had their trout. The service was friendly and the ambiance was perfect for a date night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Hand-crafted cocktails and wine choices are excellent and tasty! The meal was delicious but portion could have been bigger, however, they do bring warm bread and soft butter which was phenomenal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Healthy
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