Salar

4.5
1082 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit to Salar since it reopened and we chose it specifically for our anniversary. The food, the atmosphere, the friendly service (their attention to our anniversary!) all made this such a memorable evening. While its not the cheapest restaurant in town, it is certainly among the best. We'll be back for our next special occasion.

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K
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salar never disappoints so glad they have reopened. Food was magnificent, drinks superb and service wonderful

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GA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best place in town! Pull up to the bar and watch them do their thing. Don’t miss out on the empanadas!

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RS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food. Bartenders were attentive and had solid recommendations. Seared scallops are some of the best Ive ever had.

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cocktails, and excellent service. We love eating at Salar!

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to dine in downtown Dayton.

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JG
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!
Professional service from Mark

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MT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance.The pork chop was cooked to perfection, served hot with spicey tomato based sauce.

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AV
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Maureen, I think, she was beautiful inside & out. All the ladies in my party commented about her personality & beauty.

The hostess was great and thanks for taking our picture.

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E
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, very popular. So glad it has reopened since the fire damage. Fish was cooked perfectly and cocktails were made just right.

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RF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Salar very much. My wife and I went there with some friends for NYE dinner. Everything as terrific! Everything that the chef tried on the menu worked well. We will definitely go back.

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CW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is our favorite Dayton restaurant! We enjoyed our meal on New Year's Eve.

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NF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals we’ve had. The reboot if anything is better than the original.

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OT
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Salar on New Year’s Eve was fantastically. Sat near the bar, had great service, delicious original cocktails. We highly recommend the seafood empanadas. The Filet Minion and the pork chop were delicious. Reasonable priced for a fine dining restaurant. We will be back again.

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TJ
Cincinnati
56 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us dined at Salar on New Year’s Eve and had a wonderful experience. Their menu offered a wide variety of excellent eclectic choices making it very difficult to choose. We’ll definitely be back to try other dishes. Service was excellent. Noise level moderate. Seats against the wall in the area with black cushions are not very comfortable. Some type of pillows are needed for patrons. Other than that...a great night. Thank you.

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MM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New Years Eve

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice. Lovely remodel. Very accomodating for my request for table in quiet area due to hearing impairment. Put us in bar area near front of restaurant. Salmon and beef empinadas delicious. Wonderful cocktails! Will be back!

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R
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Our server was very helpful with food and drink recommendations. We had a nice little table in the back where it wasn’t too crowded.

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P
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meals with great suggestions from the waiter. Smaller rooms with quiet atmosphere. Will go there again soon.

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CR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

So excited to see that Salar was open again! It was one of our favorite places for food and drinks prior to the temporary closing. However, this time around the place didn't have the same feel and energy as before. Not sure if it was because we went on a Friday evening instead of a Saturday. Perhaps all the fans aren't aware that it has reopened. We are thinking it was perhaps just an off night.

I am definitely going to go back to Salar and highly recommended others visit as well.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Loved this restaurant previously but feel the food quality and overall menu is just not the same since it reopened. Disappointed

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EC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Such creative and AMAZING food, great drinks, nice atmosphere, wonderful service. It was perfect for our date night. Will definitely be back!

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RT
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great personal staff. Very friendly more than accommodating. When I am in town, always my go to for drinks and dinner(my work travels world wide)

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MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect!!!!! Had a wonderful evening with wonderful service during a very crowded holiday weekend!!! I have loved this place since day 1, and fell head over heels again after the remodel!!! Dayton is the coolest little city, and Salar is one of the reading why I love it here!

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful time there for my birthday and my server was amazing. Will visit again.

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c
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I'm not sure why I made an advance reservation for Salar. They seated us in the bar. Our "server" was also the bar-back. He was nice and tried his best but our food took forever and was cold when it finally arrived. I would expect a forty dollar surf and turf entree to at least be hot. I guess we weren't snooty enough to be treated well here? Our reservations were early (5:30) and it wasn't particularly crowded when we arrived. Total waste of almost two hundred dollars for a dinner for two and NOT the special 50th birthday dinner that I tried to plan for my wife. We were having fun and getting great service down the street at the Trolley Stop earlier that day and we should have just stayed there. I wish I could have the money and the time back.

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HS
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent night with amazing food

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SW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We are so happy that it has finally re-opened. Have been several times, such interesting flavors.

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OT
Toledo
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a great evening, but for some reason they sat us in a hallway. They said we requested the table. We didn’t, unless Open Tables reservation automatically does that. Overall it’s a beautiful restaurant and has a beautiful atmosphere. The food was fantastic!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Service fantastic! Pecan and sage crusted salmon is the best!

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RL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a "girls" Christmas dinner there.
Had a wonderful time. Everyone enjoyed their dinners.

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JC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit since they reopened the restaurant after renovations. Loved the food from the appetizer of Empanadas to the Surf & Turf to the dessert Tre Leches Cake. Shrimp, Scallops and Steak were cooked to perfection. My wife and I just love this place.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I wanted a quieter spot for a birthday dinner for 8 and they put us in the bar. When I objected to the tv sports they were quick to turn it into a fireplace on the screen and dimmed the chandelier. We were by ourselves until around 7:30, but were done with dinner by then. Super staff, very hospitable. Food is always superb.

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CW
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Salar is beautiful! I would definitely recommend it for the food, drinks and the ambiance! Our server was very accommodating and delightful!

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MM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good! Fun spot. Beautiful decor.

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OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tofu specialty dish.

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BB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went out for a date night. The food was amazing and service was spectacular. We had reservations for 7:45. When we got there at 7 to have a drink and appetizer at the bar, our table was already ready! The table was a high-top in the bar area, so it was probably a bit louder than the main dining room. I believe most the tables in that area were for two. I had a Manhattan to start the night, very good, but next time I go I will definitely be getting the Hickory Torch, when you go, you'll know what I'm talking about. We shared an appetizer, both got salads, and shared a main. We were full, but didn't take any food home. A little on the pricier side, but worth it for the night out. I don't feel like we over paid, I also don't feel like we got a deal. I can't wait to go back to try some of the other food...well worth it.

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CB
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Had seen lots of great reviews so tried it out. Very loud inside and close tables so hard to have an intimate dinner. Food was good but not the quality I'd expect for a $39 dish. Service was spotty...waitress very nice but the busy night seemed to keep her from managing time to our table.

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MS
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the ambience. Best sea bass ever and the pork chop was to die for! We will definitely be back!!!

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FA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall it was good. Service was a little slow and our soup course was lukewarm. Restaurant was very busy so slowness was understandable. The empanadas were very good

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