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Salar

4.6
974 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
International, Peruvian, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Bar opens at 4pm Daily
Happy Hour 5:00-7:00 pm M-TH
Dinner Hours:
Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Brunch Hours:
Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(937) 203-3999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Margot Blondet
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Private party facilities
Salar has a private dining room that can accommodate up to 36 guests with access to our outdoor patio that can seat an additional 45. Audio/visual equipment is also available within the private dining room. Additionally, the lounge can accommodate up to 18 dining or 50 mingling.
Salar has a Chef's table that will seat 8 with a view into the main line of the kitchen's production space.
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Private party contact
Keslina Luoma, Assistant Manager : (937) 350-1572
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Catering
Salar Restaurant and Lounge provides on site catering events both in and outdoors at our location. Furthermore, we provide all aspects of off-site catering for any number of guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brown St.
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking is available to all of our guests. Additionally, the Oregon District has free on/off street parking within easy walking distance.
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Public transit
The #12 bus stop is diagonally across the street from Salar.
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Entertainment
Salar offers live entertainment on occasion as well as private events.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 974 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Unfortunately we could not eat here for New Year's as there was a fire and it was closed.

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Simplyfab (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

A much needed date night turned out to be fabulous at Salar. Mark, our server, was attentive without being over solicitous and gave us great suggestions on what to order. Ambiance was cool and cozy. From start to finish we couldn’t have been more pleased with our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Our waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant but was very chauvinist. The food was fabulous. Table for two was cramped and the lighting was too dark for my liking.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great food. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion. Our 2 adult children were home for Christmas and to celebrate mine and my husband's birthdays. I have to eat gluten free and there were many options to choose from. We had some specialty drinks that were very good. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. If the paella is gluten free we plan to go back on a Tuesday and give it a try.

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Outtoeat (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

This was our first time eating at the restaurant. We arrived on time and indicated that it was our first visit, that a friend recommended it. There were a lot of empty seats in the main area and it looked like pleasant venue. So we were taken through that area and seated in a very noisy hall way seating area in the back, with some very sound Christmas music. Our server was a little nervous and wanting to sell us on house specialty house drinks and appetizers. That is his job. We tried both. The drinks were very heavy on the ice. My wife's drink had a very large round ice ball that took up most of the glass. My drink had ice above the top. The appetizer was very hard to share and messy. The main course was the large double pork chop dinner. As we found out that it was served and cooked medium? My wife's chop was more medium to done. Looked good. Mine was medium to rare, with large piece of undercooked fat on the side. After a couple of bites I couldn't eat anymore. Please ask the server to have your pork more on the done side!

We eat out quite a lot. The expectation we had was a somewhat quiet dinner with a good conversation, good drinks and excellent food. This is what most people prefer. We left after an hour, noticed that the main area was now full with a very young crowd. If you are 35 or above this may not be your place.

Very restaurant caters to there own group of people.

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AnneF (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Fabulous, creative food, wonderful service and atmosphere! We'll go back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

This is our second time to dine at Salar. As usual it was great. The food is spectacular and the service is the best in Dayton. I highly recommend this restaurant for people who love great food and fine dining.

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drsdayton (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food, great service...in the heart of the Oregon District with valet parking (maybe weekends only?).

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Signature drinks alone are worth the visit! Beautiful inside and employees were all very kind. We were just in for appetizers and drinks but everything tasted fantastic! The Pisco Sour is my new obsession. Also tried the whiskey smash that was just as good!

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

It was my birthday and I’m from Iowa but my boyfriend lives in Dayton. I found this gem via opentable and the food was outstanding and I had a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was pretty good and very flavorful. However I didn’t like the seating arrangement. I had a reservation yet I was seated at the bar area. The bartender did his best to manage the bar and our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Only 3 stars this time.. Weekend dinner for 4, promptly seated into the full dining room.. noisy, holiday crowd, typical for the season.. but, appetizers & salads did not come out together, more like half & half.. The dinners came together, but the scallops were way under-cooked and our server didn't follow-up for over 10 minutes.. so, I'm glad they're busy but it won't stay that way with these basic flaws and not-basic prices. Bottle of wine + 2 apps + 2 salads + 4 entrees + tip = $200.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

The music was a little hard to talk over, but the overall atmosphere was very nice. The service was very friendly—if more than a little distracted—and knowledgeable about not only the food but the area and town. The food itself was delicious and portioned conservatively, leaving the perfect amount of room for dessert. Why are you closed.

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Robert (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was spectacular and the service superb. Even acknowledged our anniversary with complimentary champagne and thanked us for being there for our occasion. Will definitely be back.

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vipconnie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was very good with a variety of foods you don't typically see in Dayton.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Everything was done well (service, food, drinks, ambience). A bit pricey, but that won't stop us from returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Made a reservation for 3. Showed up with 5. Accommodated the additional people with ease and pleasure. Return trip definitely in order.

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vipjamie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent! A jewel for Dayton foodies

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Enjoyed a last-minute, small plates dinner during the monthly First Friday event. Busy, but they seemed to keep everything going smoothly. The food was great, artfully presented. Friendly atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Food has been great the two times I've been there. Amazing appetizers, amazing salads, amazing main dishes. Waiters/waitresses are quite knowledgeable too.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

This has got to be my third or fourth review of my favorite restaurant. We went in a family group of seven people in town for Thanksgiving. It became apparent to our server that from people's questions about the menu, we had two vegetarians. Now, usually, once the appetizers are ordered, some pita and hummus arrives compliments of the house (about two plates for seven people). We ordered a few appetizers (none vegetarian available), but the server held off bringing the hummus until she served the appetizers--and she put the hummus in front of the two vegetarians! Very observant, very smart and very appreciated.

We all loved our entrees, including vegan options and had a most lovely meal. I cannot recommend this restaurant too highly.

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Crif (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

It was disappointing, the deep fried pork belly was amazing but not on the menu. The menu was kinda ordinary without it...prices went up considerably too. Even with a reservation, we were seated by the kitchen, lots of noise and traffic. Not exactly how we wanted to celebrate our special night out.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and drinks were great. Unfortunately, the service itself was terrible.

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vipOhioVisit (Denver)
5.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food and service. Good wine, the bar is a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and service from Alex, but we were seated in the back at a table that was right on top of the tables on either side of us. No need to stuff tables in like that...really took away from an otherwise good meal!

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Always a great place to go for a great food. And they know how to truly .ake a drink.

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the301boysnightonthetown (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

First time on Tuesday , the entire experience was fantastic. Food , drinks and service were exceptional . Will absolutely be back again !

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food and the bar service was excellent. We had a reservation yet when we arrived (on time), we were told there were no tables ready, although we saw a handful of 2 person tables available. We let the hostess know we would be at the bar while waiting; 15 mins later we made the call to eat at the bar and it was a great choice. The hostess never came to retrieve us for the table - I did have a text message, however I did not have my phone with me so I only saw it when we returned home. I would only suggest the hostess staff have a little more attention to detail on where customers with reservations are - don't rely on texting. It's also much more personal for the hostess staff to come to the bar and show you to your table.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

This was the first time Ruth and I ate at Salar. Great food. Great ambiance. Brook, our server, was great. We will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent, as usual. One of my 3 favorite places in the area to dine.

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