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About Salar

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.

400 E. 5th St
Dayton, OH 45402
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Peruvian, Fusion / Eclectic

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

Cross Street:
Brown St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(937) 203-3999

Website:
http://www.salarrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Salar offers live entertainment on occasion as well as private events.

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.

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.

Public Transit:
The #12 bus stop is diagonally across the street from Salar.

Executive Chef:
Margot Blondet

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.

Private Party Contact:
Keslina Luoma, Assistant Manager : (937) 350-1572

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

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Salar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (38)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (30)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Authentic (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Romantic (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Worth the Drive (15)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Fun (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Business Meals (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Cozy (9)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Healthy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Casual (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Tapas (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Seasonal (5)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Vegan (4)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wonderful! We've traveled to Peru for the food and this absolutely compared. Very interesting appetizers ,fabulous desserts and main courses , complementary homemade hummus appetizer with homemade crackers superb. Lovely service. Sorry Dayton Ohio is so far from our home in New Jersey

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Simply amazing!!! My wife and I went there for our first date night in the last three years and it was well worth it. Definitely will be eating there again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The staff was great and scallop appetizer was the bomb

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 3, 2017

My wife has lived all over the U.S. and South America and I have traveled widely. This is currently our favorite restaurant anywhere. If you're in Dayton, go. You will be happy you did.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Salar wasn't as good as I thought it would be. The mussels preparation left a lot to be desired. The more traditional preparation is better. And the sole was a disappointment to me. The only good things I had was a cocktail and desert. Sorry!

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Service was mediocre. The only time we saw our wait staff was when he was bringing something. Drink prices were crazy high. The value of the food was poor. Sorry to say, we won't be returning.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Visiting fro out of town and thought the restaurant provided great ambience, food and in a fun neighborhood.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Columbus)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent food.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Have always had a good dinner date experience at Salar. I've had a few things off the menu, and haven't had a complaint about a single one. Good portions, great happy hour value.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

We have been to Salar several times and frankly we were a little disappointed on this occasion. We were there during restaurant week in Dayton and they seemed to be a little over-matched for the crowd that night. Our service was slow, and our food came out mildly warm, not hot which might suggest that it sat too long back in the kitchen. We have enjoyed all of our previous trips to Salar so maybe this was just an off night. We will go back again on a normal night to see if we have a better experience. That being said, the empanada's appetizer was and continues to be a home run as far as we are concerned.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent service and generous portions. Flavors are wonderful and everything is fresh.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Salar offers an exceptional experience in downtown Dayton. The staff are friendly, responsive, and professional. The atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable with the exception of the odd street displays-of -attention. Foremost, the food is well selected and composed into elegant renditions of vaguely familiar dishes.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Restaurant week menu was very good and creative-great service

Tags: Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Dined out for restaurant week and had a wonderful experience. Caipirinha cocktail was excellent, empanadas fabulous and the pork tenderloins n churrasco was out of this world. The service was perfect.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Slow service, restaurant was not that busy, and our drinks stayed far from full. We all would have had 3-4 glasses of wine, but since the waitress only came back for "must do" things, we all only ordered one extra drink which took 10mins to refill wines. Our entire experience took three hours. Food was cold, and way overpriced for what we received. This was our first time at this restaurant, and being a waitress in the past, I'm usually the queen of sympathy of why things could go wrong. But this whole experience was unenjoyable. Will not be returning.

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the the Duck Raviola and Seared Tilapia. The Weekly appetizer special had very unique flavors and very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

I am absolutely in Love with this restaurant. Always great food, great service and amazing drinks!!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great food pairings with the Italian wines provided by Heidelberg. Cocktails at bar while waiting were great, but very slow coming. Only had time for 1!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The service was a little slow and it took a loooonnnngggg time for us to get drinks.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 12, 2017

My dish was excellent as was my husbands. Our friends both got fish dishes and said they were just okay. Waiter was good but could have come by a little more often. Bar seemed busy. Drinks were good but very high priced for what you got.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 8, 2017

First time there and it was awesome! We will definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We eat here frequently and are never disappointed. New cocktails proved to be wonderful and some new menu items were delicious. The empanadas are always wonderful as is the calamari. I had BEEF SALTADO STYLE and a Warm Caprese Salad. Highly recommend both.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The food and service at Salar are always excellent.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I've always had exquisite food and service here whether I've just wandered in to check it out or gone out, dressed up, on a date night.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Salar wasn't fantastic! My wife got thebpork chop and it was perfectly cooked, great seasoning, just great. I had the duck ravioli, very good as well. Smaller portion of you don't want anything too big. The wait staff was fantastic and the cocktails are all handcrafted and very well done. It can get a little cramped inside, but overall, a great experience

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food, great service. As always. Nothing is perfect, but Salar is darn good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Awesome dining experience for date night. My wife had the awaking mixed drink and said it was her favorite drink ever.
Do the Enpenadas. Your stomach will thank you.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The Duck Ragu ravioli in the Cabernet cream sauce is amazing. The Empanadas, Pepitas and Calamari starters were also extremely delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Some of the best food in the Oregon District, and our server and bartenders really knew enough to make specific, pointed recommendations to us. Really made us feel special and taken care of! Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 26, 2017

A wonderful find. Creative and great pairings for all courses. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vegan, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The service was terrible! We waited 20 min. before even getting water and I had to stop hostess and ask for it. We got our appetizer at reasonable speed and waited an hour for our dinner. Our bill was 100.00! Needless to say we won't be back!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Lily was our waitress and she did an outstanding job! Very accommodating! She was very educated on the menu and made great recommendations! It was a first time dining experience and I will definitely be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

First of all, I need to describe my entree!!! My compliments to the chef! I had the Chilean sea bass. It was hot, flaky & succulent. It was encrusted with toasted red quinoa & served on a bed of sauteed leeks. Heaven! It was accompanied by cilantro rice & a spicy sauce.

Actually, everything was wonderful ...the appetizer, my husband's & my salad, & both of our entrees.

Our server was very professional, pleasant & efficient. A perfect evening!

Oh, one other thing, we had come before for drinks & thought the front patio & the front room with the bar was the whole place! We were surprised to see all the "hidden" places!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Everything was excellent, as usual, except for the service. The waitress seemed not to know the menu; she pretty much ignored us throughout the meal; and when my wife managed to get her attention to order a glass of wine, it did not arrive until we were finished with our meal.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Chef Margot never disappoints. Wine tasting had creative food with lovely pairings. I always discover a new favorite wine. And the venue is soooo versatile. People watch on the front Veranda. Or relax and kick back on the back patio. We chose the bubble room's inviting leather couches. The bar is always a fav. Have the empanadas with a hand crafted cocktail.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 21, 2017

If you want a handcrafted Cocktail and be wowed by great bartenders this is the spot. I frequent Salar for the occasional dinner, but the last couple times, the service has been slow. Everyone is very friendly and knowledgeable though.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was very good when we finally got it 1 1/2 hours later. Very poor service from our waitress.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Fantastic as always. Fresh, delicious appetizers and main dishes; generous portions at reasonable prices. Unique dishes and food pairings really set them apart. Our waitress Alik was a gem, too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Was slightly disdisappointed to be sat in the way back of restaurant when the whole front was empty. Mentioned it to girl who sat us, but no response. The only other diners in back, were with children.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food and a great atmosphere to go along with it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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