Salar

4.6
1278 reviews
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$30 and under
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Salar features World fusion cuisine with strong French and Peruvian influences along with hand-crafted cocktails.

The ambiance, extraordinary service and fascinating menu creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere producing a dining destination unlike any other in the region. Salar is proud to be a Green Certified restaurant.
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MP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food but was painfully loud. Really wanted to like the place. If they fix the noise, I'll be back in a heartbeat.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and drinks, and wonderful service! Definitely looking forward to going back and have already recommended to friends. Only possible constructive feedback I could give is that tables are very, very close together and it gets quite loud inside. But overall a fantastic experience.

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AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salar was outstanding! Excellent service, good specialty drinks, and an outstanding meal. Definitely recommend for Dayton!

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s
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salar consistently has great food, and excellent service, in a beautiful environment.

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d
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I feel that currently Salar holds the title for the most outstanding culinary experience in the Dayton area. This is my four time visiting, with different sizes of groups - from 2-8. The ambience both indoors and on the patio out back is great; restrooms accessible from either side. Reception lady is attentive and so friendly, accommodates last minute issues. Servers have all been excellent. They identify themselves early, check in appropriately throughout the meal, and you never have to look around to find him/her - so the ratio of server to table is good. Food presentation is super - see pictures; food quantity is right; quality and uniqueness of use of herbs, spices is also in the super category. Since Dayton is currently not in a recession, the better restaurants are competing - a good thing for us all. I hope Salar continues its commitment to culinary excellence.

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RB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience! As a fellow restaurant owner customer service is so important to me. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. We had such a great time! Food was great, host was great! The drinks were top notch! Loved every bit of it.

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D
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salar is one of our favorites and we always make time for it when in Dayton. The cocktails are ver very inventive and delicious. The food is always fantastic and the service the best! The lamb shank and sea bass were phenomenal!

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r
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our third time to Salar and we sat outside which was so nice to have a quiet and relaxing meal. It can get louder inside.

Tony, our server, was amazing and super friendly. Made good suggestions, listened to our interest and timely on checking in with us.

All our food, except the dessert, exceeded our expectations. We always have to try a new cocktail because they have some unique ones and we’ve not been disappointed yet!

Always a great night out choice!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated upon arrival with no additional waiting. From the cocktails to the appetizer, entree and dessert everything was delicious. The presentations were stunning. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. I’d recommend Salar in a heartbeat.

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JS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent food. Perfect for wife’s birthday. Staff handled large group very nicely

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PD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every aspect was perfect, service, food, atmosphere. Waitress made great dinner recommendations and also crafted some cocktails that hit the spot. Wife had surf & turf and made sure I knew that I hit a homerun choosing Salar for our anniversary celebration. I had the pork chops our waitress recommended and they were perfect. No complaints and we will definitely back. Hopefully sooner than later.

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GG
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Honest, informative server. Fab drinks. Thank you!

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time going to Salar. I was thoroughly impressed upon walking it. The ambiance is classy yet comfortable. The host was cordial and had sincere smile when he welcomed us. Our waiter was quite knowledgeable on both food and wine options. And he gave us plenty of time to decide what to order. Over all, it was great and I plan to be back very soon!

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AA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good Food Excellent service, nice ambiance. Parking might be an issue.

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KM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, relaxing atmosphere! Top notch restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is nice and staff is professional. Wish they had more than one vegan item on the menu

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TM
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends in the Bar area, which I would highly recommend! Very cool, and intimate, and our server Chris was also the bartender. Excellent and attentive service, and he came up with a few awesome cocktails for my husband and I! The lamb chops and pork chops were excellent. Nice to have this awesome restaurant after their fire.

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AH
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic date night out! Super service and delicious food! We had a blast!!!

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j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The waiter was really struggling. We were late to the show because he kept getting things wrong.

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DG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We support local restaurants. They make you feel like part of their family. Salar has unique drinks and dishes. The service was outstanding.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is beautiful. The food was average. The salad was extremely fresh but the appetizer and entre were average. Service was also average, bar service was slow.

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RS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

My wife's sea bass well very undercooked, it was almost raw. We sent it back and it took them 15-20 minutes to finish cooking it. My meal was left on the table, so we ate separately. They then offered to buy us one dessert. I was very disappointed with the service and how it was handled.

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d
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time at the 'new & improved' Salar's. Out on the patio, again, and it was delightful. This time I brought four guests, all of whom eat out a fair amount - at the usual places in town. They loved it. Food was at the outstanding level, we each had a different entre after sharing two different appetizers - the calamari and the cerbiche. I had the seared scallops. Done to perfection. Wait staff very professional, attentive, as was check-in. For a Saturday night, it was NOT crowded and it should have been given how good they are. I would expect business to pick up as folks in Dayton need to discover it.

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C
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

2 of us out of our party of 4 were disappointed in the food. Service was borderline arrogant. Not impressed.

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i
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful dinner at Salar. The food was magnificent and we felt as if Sarah was our personal server, bartender, food coach and new best friend. I will tell everyone about our new favorite restaurant. Thankyou so much.

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A
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! My boyfriend and I had a beautiful dinner. Would and will visit again!! 😊

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JL
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect romantic atmosphere and food was delicious. A little high price wise but I would expect that for the quality of food and service. Bacon Old Fashion was a winner.

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L
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink, in a great location!! We love to go to Salar as it never disappoints!!

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d
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was great! The food was outstanding and our server Jen was amazing!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fine dining experience.

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SC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The past two times I have gone to Salar I have had excellent service and the food has been delicious. While it's a little pricey, I like to treat myself every once and a while and it's worth it.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere, a real treasure for Dayton. I am glad they have opened back up.

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KK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Scallops were good but I’ve definitely had better. Service was painfully slow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a second date with a guy and it was wonderful. They sat us on the patio, which was lovely. The wine and food were hands down amazing. Quiet place to talk and get to know each other. Great place all over.

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d
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely decoration, service and food. We had a table for five, in a corner location, and i was concerned it was tight at first, but it worked out.
The server was awesome! Attentive and good humor as my daughter did not want to recognize this dinner as her birthday celebration

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TV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service in a gorgeous space. I got the cebiche and the filet mignon with a smoked margarita. Everything was perfection! Will definitely be back!

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NT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The best thing about our evening was the server. She was amazing. Of the three entrees two of us were under impressed and one of us loved it. Of the three desserts two of us loved it and one of us did not. My food was not seasoned enough. I did not know I could have asked for seasonings. This was only my fourth time to this restaurant and my first since the fire. My first two times were with the previous owner. My third time was with the new owner. I have to say this was my least favorite visit. I love this restaurant and the idea of it but will most likely not return. I was disappointed...sorry.

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SF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite romantic spot in the Oregon district! Great ambiance and great food!

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NF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding dinning experience at Salar, which may now be the best restaurant in the Miami Valley. Those dishes which reflect the Chief’s Peruvian heritage are especially praise-worthy

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect.

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