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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

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (45)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for a Date (35)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Authentic (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Fun (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Good for Groups (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Healthy (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (7)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Vegan (6)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Tapas (4)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 18, 2016

My wife and I sat at a table in the bar area and enjoyed watching Kiki the bartender making drinks ( a show of its own). Food was great as was the service. First time but not the last.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Very good overall experience with good food and responsive service. However we specifically asked for a quiet table as this was a business dinner and were put in a fairly loud area (music was a bit loud )

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 17, 2016

Delicious food and drinks!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Awesome, second visit (with couple who had NOT been there before), outstanding. They go to the Neon so a "dinner and a movie" combo would be great!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Salar is good. We arrived at 6:00 before a concert downtown and there were only a few other tables seated. When we left at 7:30 it was full. Some of my friends say it's one of their favorite places. We'll probably be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2016

This was our first time. The meal was great. I had shrimp skewers and my husband had the pork chop. Wonderful flavors. The kitchen staff was mindful of my food allergies and substituted non-dairy options for us. Too bad that parking in the Oregon District is horrible. We paid at the parking kiosk and still got a parking ticket. Fix parking issues and we'll happily return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Everyone acted like they truly appreciated us choosing to dine with them to celebrate our anniversary and for just being there. Our waitress was VERY knowledgeable about the menu items and could give excellent advice.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2016

In Dayton for a weekend and stumbled across this gem. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. It was very loud, however, which made conversation a little difficult at a table for six. Overall, fantastic. I would just tell big groups to go early.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Our waiter was friendly and helpful. Service was prompt but not pushy. The food was very good. The menu was interesting and extensive - almost anyone would find something they can enjoy. I recommend this restaurant. You will feel comfortable dressed up or casual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Vegan, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Great food and drinks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is a trendy place that seems popular with locals and with the younger crowd. I was a single and seated at a high top in the bar, even though the place was not too busy. The bar had a loud group in at first, which made it a bit uncomfortable until they left. My server was intelligent, knowledgeable and gave good advice. The menu was interesting and my selections were very good. The cocktail menu was similarly interesting and the preparation excellent. Several reviewers commented that it is a bit pricy but I thought the pricing was fair.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Our family party of nine (including a four year old) had a GREAT time at Salar on a Friday night. Wonderful service, terrific food.... Good portion size (not TOO big), well-seasoned..... Strong recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2016

This is the second time my fiance and I have dined at Salar and it was as wonderful as the first time! From the incredibly friendly hostess who took us to our table (didn't catch her name) to our server Brooke (? I think) to everyone else who served us by bringing our food or refreshing our water, the staff and the food at Salar is awesome! We will be back and we recommend Salar to our friends :)

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 28, 2016

An excellent selection of dishes, well-suited to the lighter or healthy appetite, complemented by a good choice of wines. We ate pre-theatre so initially the restaurant was only lightly attended, but the quality of service was very good.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We had empanadas for an appetizer, which were very good. Avocado humus and pita was complimentary. For entrees, we had Beef Saltado Style, Pecan and Sage Encrusted Salmon, Asparagus Pizza, and Peruvian Seafood Rice. Everyone raved about their entrees. I had the Salmon and it was the best salmon I have had. Unfortunately, we were too full for dessert. We would definitely return!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Wonderful experience

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 24, 2016

We usually love to dine at Salar. Our visit on Saturday was so disappointing. We had a reservation, yet were placed right by the kitchen door and it smelled of fish. We were kindly moved to the back room. There were just the two of us seated in this space - after 30 minutes, another couple was seated right next to us (the whole room was empty). They asked to be placed elsewhere, and then promptly in five more minutes, another couple was seated RIGHT next to us. The entire space was filled with empty tables. I will not be returning to Salar, unless it is for an after dinner drink.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Very nice outside dining. Very nice and knowledgeable wait staff. On-line reservation process very smooth and easy. Fantastic food! We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 20, 2016

I can only speak to the food I had, Cebiche (good), duck ragu ravioli with a creamy mushroom sauce (excellent). We will go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Only problem was the noise level. As an elderly person, I had great difficulty hearing the voices of the friends next to me. THis is such a common event in restaurants now. It seems that younger people don't talk much and therefore, don't care if they can't hear their partners.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 16, 2016

We arrived on time for our OT 6pm reservation on a recent Friday night. There were only 2 tables occupied, but by the time we finished, not an empty table. Our friends had not been here before and were quite impressed with the excellent everything that followed for the next 2 hours. We shared 2 appetizers (Cebiche), 4 entrees , a bottle of wine and even dessert. Our server was attentive and we capitalized on her recommendations, especially the Rioja. Total tab + tip was $245.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Our waitress Brooke was great.
She made our anniversary a special time.
Thanks,
Mark

Tags: Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2016

This was our third time to Salar. The food was amazing and the service was great. I would highly recommend giving it a try. We will definitely be back again!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 6, 2016

Service was slow, food over cooked and music too loud

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 3, 2016

Awesome fusion restaurant: Peruvian, French, and more. Amazing, unique drinks too--in the beautiful and famous Oregon District.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 27, 2016

An excellent experience every visit, Great food, outstanding service, great atmosphere.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 27, 2016

This is an absolutely stunning dining room. Beautiful ambiance! The cocktails are wonderful and hand crafted (love the peruvian rum!). We really enjoyed all our food, but the pork belly was stunning. I ordered lamb and think I will choose something different the next time we visit. It was good, but nothing special. My husband said the surf and turf was amazing and the steak was cooked perfectly. The service was pretty slow, but we weren't in a hurry. I would suggest giving yourself plenty of time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 23, 2016

Except for a 'glich' in getting our initial drinks (1/2 hr is a tad too long to have to wait), everything was excellent.
We understand and accept the fact that fresh-made food takes a little longer, and enjoyed using the time to converse with our friends, 2 of whom we were bidding farewell to. So a little-longer-than-usual dinner was perfect for us!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 20, 2016

The reason we went to this restaurant was because I was hungry for avoid ceviche. The ceviche was bland, but the lamb was excellent. The waitress was very nice, but the wait for the drinks and for the main course took forever. By the time the main course came I was not hungry any more.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Food was good. Service was slow. We were seated in the bar area. They kept bringing plates from other tables by mistake.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Food took extremely long even though the restaurant wasn't very crowded. Food was also very cold when it was bought out

Tags: Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Excellent food presentation and the cocktails were unique and refreshing.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 18, 2016

Not only was the food delicious, it was also beautiful to look at!
I had a wonderful vegetarian dish and my wife enjoyed a beef skewer.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 13, 2016

Service was unusually slow but the dinner was delightful! Can't wait for our next visit.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 13, 2016

As usual, the food was innovative and creative with a fusion of regional cuisines. We had the beef empenadas, a seafood dish on rice, and a skewered shrimp dish. We also had the MacMurray pinot noir. All was great. Our only comment is that the restaurant is a little too dark for our taste. We asked for a better lit table and they were able to accommodate us somewhat. We are regulars and expect to continue to be so.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Bone marrow appetizer was a special treat. Not commonly found on menus anywhere!
Courteous accommodation for my gluten and dairy free requests. Green beans perfectly cooked, roast new potatoes had a wonderful crisp side. Salmon was a little dry, but the crispy underside was a nice addition to the traditional salmon. Mom had the cassoulet of lamb and lentils and loved it. Husband had the pork steak ordered medium, it was perfectly cooked with just a touch of pink, but was strangely dry. Items served with pork were interesting and flavorful. Can't remember our waiters name; he was a bit older than most waiters, and really new his craft! We especially appreciated his slightly louder voice for one person in our party who has hearing loss. Very attentive and had good knowledge of menu and beverages.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Nice evening! Great happy hour.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Salar is becoming one ofo ur favorite restaurants in the Dayton area!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Excellent food and service. Restaurant ambience is nice, but can be a little on the loud side at times.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Unreal pork belly appetizer, entrees, and drinks!!! Get the Steve Jobs drink

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