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  3. Distance: 1.05mi
  4. Distance: 1.32mi

About Roost American

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.

580 Lincoln Park Blvd
Kettering, OH 45429
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Tuesday-Thursday 5-10, Friday & Saturday 5-11
Happy hour Tuesday–Thursday 5-7
Live Music every Thursday & Friday Night
Closed Sunday–Monday

Cross Street:
Isaac Prugh Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(937) 949-3048

Website:
http://www.roostamerican.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Chef Dana Downs

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.

Roost American Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (219)
Special Occasion (217)
Neighborhood Gem (208)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (170)
Good for Groups (140)
Scenic View (132)
Romantic (109)
Vibrant Bar Scene (85)
Notable Wine List (78)
Great for Lunch (64)
Good for a Date (63)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Hot Spot (62)
Pre/post Theatre (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Bar Seating (47)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Casual (34)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Great for Brunch (31)
Late-night Find (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Business Meals (25)
Local Ingredients (21)
Authentic (20)
Fun (20)
Worth the Drive (16)
Happy Hour (15)
Healthy (14)
People Watching (14)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Seasonal (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Live Music (11)
Tasting Menu (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Disabled Access (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Outstanding Value (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tapas (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving buffet at Roost American. Everything was fantastic.

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 (Cincinnati)·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!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Healthy
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Jacksonville)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Naples)·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???

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·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!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Cincinnati)·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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Indiana)·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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Seattle)·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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Cincinnati)·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Went for dinner before a show at the Fraze!

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 (Cleveland)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

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

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 (Cincinnati)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We had to wait to be seated (even with a reservation); hostess was busy...
Our table was dirty, but she forgot to return to clean it. After 15" we stopped someone and asked if we had a server. We weren't in a rush/good thing. Food - appetizer, salad, entrees were very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Only problem on August 15,2017 we were the only table of four that night.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We agree with the reviews we read before going...it's SLOOOOOOOOOOOW in getting food...we probably won't return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Our cocktails were trendy, our meals were delicious and our server, Jen, was friendly and professional. We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were apprehensive to try this one. Some reviews were scary. We sat on the patio, had Thomas as our server. He was attentive, made good recommendations. We enjoyed our meal, had fun enjoying the atmosphere of the fraze. The food was flavorful and had creative combinations we haven't tried before. We will come back.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had the special "swordfish" meal.... very well prepared and delightful! Please put on the menu...
I really wanted the scallops.... happy to wait until next time!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Ended up here in advance of the Happy Together Tour and all the exuberant Boomers which are attracted to that, nonetheless - a very good meal with exceptional cocktails/wine from Andres. Knowing how to make a Negroni is no small feat and the South African red blend made my night in spite of the bubble-gum happiness around me. Admittedly the French Onion soup was light on onions and the Wedge salad was sans wedge - all in all enjoyable and a good value. Will return, hopefully on a better musical note.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 10, 2017

We had reservations for 5 for dinner at 5:30 before an 8:00 concert at the Fraze. Wasn't crowded when we got there. Server very attentive. As time went on it got a bit more crowded and servers were having a hard time keeping up. A different server delivered our food. My burger was luke warm, and the fries were very salty. There was so much salt that I couldn't brush enough of it off. Otherwise, everyone's food and drinks were good. Server forgot to bring sauce that we requested. Two of our bills had to be redone due to errors.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sat outside, though hostess initially was going to sit us inside....and no one else inside. It was early, 5:15 so not too busy, not necessarily a "fun cool" setting. Pre-fixe selection was good.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 28, 2017

SLLLLLOOOOOOWWWWW service. I hate to leave this kind of review because my husband runs a restaurant, but if you are in a hurry DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. Food was mediocre. Spinach/potato hash has no seasoning at all and there is no seasonings at the table. We made reservations and when we asked if we could sit outside the hostess looked at us in horror and stammered around for a few seconds. The patio had only a few diners so it was obvious that the hostess had no idea what was happening in the restaurant. We were seated 20 minutes before a drink order was taken and the rest of the service followed just as slow. This place should step it up if they want to serve the crowds at the Fraze.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Portions very small, appetizers extremely tiny as was main course and dessert, very overpriced, especially for Restaurant Week. I will never return. Tab for going away hungry was $100, including drinks.

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