Roost American

4.0
364 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Fit for Foodies
The yin to Roost Modern Italian’s yang, Roost American presents executive chef Dana Downs’s unique take on cuisine applied to classic Americana. Featuring upper and lower dining rooms, a space for private events, full-service bar along with large patio space, the overall relaxed vibe of the restaurant from decor to plate reflects the suburban locale of Kettering, OH.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Open for private events and holiday celebrations. Please contact the restaurant directly for more information.
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Phone number
(937) 949-3048
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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 Dana Downs
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Catering
Dana is exceptionally skilled in catering, being called upon by many to provide their special events the best experience that can be offered, not only regarding food, but supplying professionalism and stunning visual displays as well. From small events and private parties, to major functions anywhere in the Dayton area, our catering experience brings you an occasion to remember. Whether a graduation, retirement party, reception, reunion, or shower, let us make sure your event goes smoothly and worry free.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Isaac Prugh Way
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Roost American can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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364 reviews
4 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
41%
Very Good
26%
Good
22%
Fair
11%
Poor
0%
3.7
food
3.8
service
4.3
ambience
3.6
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

I want to love this place, but the service is ALWAYS so BAD. The location for Fraze concerts keeps me coming back, but the food doesn’t and the service is almost enough to give up on it. The service is bad consistently enough that it’s clearly a management problem, not any one (or ten) servers.

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MV
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We dined before the show at the Fraze. Nice atmosphere and the food was excellent -- Truffle Fries, Caesar salad with chicken, Veggie Pizza.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Has dinner and drinks before a show at the Fraze.

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OT
4.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

The food was pretty good. .. the truffle fries and the grilled artichokes were excellent. Unfortunately the service was really slow. Extremely slow in fact. It took over 30 minutes to get a drink and when it came, it was wrong. After an additional 20 minutes or so, our food came and finally I got my drink (after we went to the bar to check on it). Our waitress explained that there were several new employees so hopefully it was just due to the learning curve. We will go there again - its a perfect spot for dinner before a show at The Fraze!

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MS
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Beautiful atmosphere and décor. Excellent levels of service that evening even with the Fraze concert rush.
Expected a limited menu due to the pre concert event however the selections and variety were excellent.
Thanks for taking good care of us before the concert.
Matt Smith

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

Great food and good atmosphere

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JB
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

We requested a table under the awning and our table was waiting for us when we arrived.Thanks Roost American for a great evening before the Allison Krauss concert at the Fraze.

Great food, Great service, Perfect night!!!!

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RM
4.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Our first time to Roost American, the wait staff were friendly, however, a little slow. For Mother's Day, it was a nice treat. Cater to a higher-end customer. Food was good, not great, the buffet offered for the Mother's Day Brunch was not very expansive, maybe a dozen or so items. I might go back to Roost American if there is an event at the Fraze we were attending, I don't think I would go on a regular basis. Good basic experience, I wasn't overly impressed.

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JS
Cincinnati
2.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Roost used to be our favorite restaurant. It is with a heavy heart that I leave this review. Restaurant is only open for special occasions and holidays, we dined for Easter. Buffet was not good, meats were cold and vegetables over cooked. Price was too high, service ( only needed them for drinks) was terrible and then we noticed on bill the added a 22% service charge. We will not be back unless we can order from fabulous menu.

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OT
4.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter bru

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PH
Cincinnati
2.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Disappointing downgrade from past experience. Food quality was average. Buffet items I had were not very warm.

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MB
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Special Thanksgiving Dinner event - wonderful variety of seasonal favorites with delicious creative salads, appetizers and wonderful selection of desserts.
Love the yummy pastas too!

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OT
Washington DC
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet at Roost American. Everything was fantastic.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on November 23, 2017

This is a special event restaurant (private parties, holidays and special events) owned by Roost restaurant in the Oregon Distract.
Had a great time and great dining experience for Thanksgiving, was had a great food selection on the buffet with full bar
Will definitely recommend as a place for your holiday gathering for family and friends.

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J
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Very disappointed in the size of portions for the price. The wedge was half the size of a normal wedge and it was the smallest piece of cod I have ever seen. In fact I didn't think the fish was on the plate given the extraordinary large serving of potato. A very strange meal, especially given the price.

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OT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on October 21, 2017

Good food and nice ambience. Bartenders didn’t have good knowledge of drinks though and they doubled as our servers in the dining room . Maybe needed more staff.

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A
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was blah. Roost Italian, the sister restaurant is really good and would highly recommend. The sides to the rib-eye were better than the protein. The price, food, and location make this a big disappointment for me. Skip the new location and go to Roost Italian.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on September 16, 2017

Great atmosphere for dinner outside by the Fraze Pavilion. Service and food was excellent and nice wine selection too. Looking forward to coming again.

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KF
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on September 16, 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Roost American with a wonderful evening dinner. Service was excellent and the food - salad, main course, and desert - even better. Plan to return within next few weeks to try other items on the dinner menu.

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LG
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on September 12, 2017

Dinner with friends before a concert. Our reservations were for an hour before the concert...we were late to the concert. We placed drink orders upon arrival, but it took forever to get the drinks served. Long delay on the food orders and the food is, really, just so-so. For the prices on the menu, one should expect much better.

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Jacksonville
1.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

Went Saturday night 9/9/17. Seated quickly, never served. Hostess brought us water and told us twice a server was on the way. Plan was to dine and listen to the concert across the street. Ate elsewhere, no concert. Won't go back.

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D
Cincinnati
2.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

Just nothing special here. Food was just OK, and portions were very small. My piece of cod might have been 4oz. It measured about 2 X 3". How is that a main course portion? No bread was offered prior to the meal. They were out of the appetizer I wanted, even though it was early in the evening, and they only have four or five appetizers on the menu. Service was a bit slow. We waited about 15 minutes after we finished our meals for a waiter to bring our check, and another 5 minutes for the cards to be returned. We went here to meet friends prior to a concert, and, even though it's conveniently located for Fraze events, I wouldn't go here again.

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OT
Cleveland
5.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

Went to Roost American before a concert at the Fraze pavillion. Perfect evening.

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OT
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

Great food and a terrific dirty martini. We sat outside so I cannot comment on the interior conditions such as noise level and overall ambience.

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Naples
4.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

Food was excellent, but as we'd heard from others, service was below average. The excuse this night from the waiter was that they were understaffed. On a concert night at Fraze, how can you NOT schedule sufficient staff???

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OT
Los Angeles
1.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

I was so so disappointed! Our evening was HORRIBLE!
Our reso was at 6:00pm and our entire party of 4 was seated out on the patio!
We were headed to a concert At The Fraze at 7:30pm.
We ordered appetizers that took in excess of 40 min our entree was then ordered.
There were 4 other tables out on patio that came AFTER us and was Served BEFORE US!
We waited 1 hour 15 min - unacceptable!!
Our server provided no explanation or compensation!!
Plus, I had to send my steak back
They really need to get it together!

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DA
Cincinnati
1.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

Arrived a few minutes before our 6pm reservations. Only one host who was slow seating people. We were going to the Fraze for a 7:30pm concert and believed an hour and a half was sufficient, but not here. We ordered right away but food was not brought until 7:09pm so we had to gobble it down. No time for coffee or desert. Food was far from special. Starting with their specialty of onion soup which tasted so bad only ate a few bites. Waiter did apologize for delay in bringing out food for they were short staff. He went and checked on our order and said my pizza was done but waiting on my wife's pork dish and it would be two minutes which turned into 5-6 mins longer. Obviously my pizza sat around for it was only luke warm. It would have been very good if it was not cold. My wife's dish was merely "so-so" and did not finish it due to taste and time restraints. Many restaurants have came and gone from this location and this one will not last long unless they provide better service and better tasting food. I do not mind paying the higher than market cost they charge for food but not under these circumstances. I have been to there other location and service and food were good. This location really misses the mark. I would not recommend this restaurant until they get their act together. Too many nice restaurants out there to ever consider this one.

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OT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

Our dinner was good, the service exceptional but the menu very limited

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BH
Cincinnati
5.0
Dined on September 2, 2017

We had friends in from out of state. We wanted to take them somewhere we knew we would get a fantastic meal, great cocktails and could make reservations. Roost fit the bill perfectly! We had a wonderful meal and everyone was satisfied! Thank you!

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CS
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on August 26, 2017

Our server was awesome. Sadly our food was poor. Had the salmon and it was pure salt. Husband had the scallops and whatever that big blob of pasta in the middle was horrid. No flavor to anything besides salt. We love roost Italian and will never come back to this American again.

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T
Indiana
3.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was good with fresh ingredients, although the pesto sauce on the pizza was too strong on the garlic. The atmosphere indoors was nice, but I was disappointed when the hostess said there were no available tables outside. My group of 6 had to sit inside by the window and stared at an open table for six the entire evening. Nobody ever sat there. There are enough other good local restaurants that I will probably find one with more helpful staff next time.

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OT
Cincinnati
2.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

Had reservation and was seated in timely fashion, however, it took 30 minutes before our order was taken! The drinks were good and they offered a GF menu. When received our order there was no sausage on my... sausage and mushroom pizza! They did give to us for free due to that. Overall, highly unimpressed with the restaurant. However, it is a great place to park the car for Fraze pavilion.

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OT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

Very good food but not enough wait staff for the size of crowd. Servers did the best they could but we had long waits on food and check

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MR
Cincinnati
2.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

Food and service were lack luster for the price of the meal. Disappointing after the visit to Roosr Italian. We probably will not return.

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RT
Seattle
3.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

We were told that they don't serve bread when there is an event at the park across the street. The Caesar Salad was a joke. $2 extra for the anchovies? Scallops were delicious. Thought the prices were pretty high . Probably wouldn't go back.

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OT
Cincinnati
3.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

Love the patio, great atmosphere. Food is good but a little pricey for the area. We have been several times service is usually okay but this time it was terrible.

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OT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for dinner before a show at the Fraze!

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SS
Cleveland
4.0
Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was good -. The 4th person received their meal about 5-7 minutes after the rest of us.
The Salmon was not cooked to correct temperature, but very tasty.

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OT
Chicago
4.0
Dined on August 19, 2017

Very good food. Menu makes use of seasonal and local vegetables. Everything was well prepared.

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OT
Cincinnati
4.0
Dined on August 19, 2017

First time trying Roost American. I definitely enjoyed the food selection my husband and I got. We ordered the Caesar and wedge salad and the pear and bacon pizza and butter poahed filet. Filet was very tender though slightly overlooked for how we ordered but still enjoyable. Coctails were overpriced in my opinion compared to other restaurants we've gone to. We were able to get out in time to make our concert at the fraze. Husbands only qualm was that we never got a refill on water.

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