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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

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (46)
Special Occasion (40)
Good for a Date (36)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Authentic (28)
Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (22)
Bar Seating (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fun (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
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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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent! A jewel for Dayton foodies

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·Dined on December 2, 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!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tapas
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·Dined on November 29, 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 23, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 12, 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·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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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had some friends visiting from out of town that we wanted to take somewhere nice. We haven't been before but read good reviews.

The service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and had a great attitude. We ordered a few appetizers. The empanadas were delicious.

All four of our main courses were good, but nothing stood out. The quality was decent, but just not as impactful as one might expect for the money.

It seems anymore too many places have a menu that reads eclectic or extravagant, but with mediocre execution. This feels like one of those places.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Amazing. Will definitely be back!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love this restaurant Worth the drive from Cincinnati. Every single dish served to our table was a hit. One issue-large halloween festival in Oregon district. Couldnt get near to park, got lost and didnt know how to get there as all streets were clised and had to walk seval blocks . Turned out to be fun seeing all the costumes,but I think the restaurant should have given us notice in advance.

Tags: Hot Spot, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went out for a getaway before having our 3rd child and the waiter was good and accommodating - even brought us some cut veggies instead of some of the pita so my wife (who has gestational diabetes) could enjoy the hummus. We had great food and a great night!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our first time and we really liked it. We would go back when visiting Dayton again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Was recommended to us by a local Dayton business colleague. Made reservations on OpenTable for our party of 8 and were seated immediately. Great menu and drink selection. If you can't get street parking, there is $3 paid parking very close by. In the historic downtown area with other restaurants, bars and breweries. We will definitely go there again.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The food and service was excellent! The handcrafted cocktails were a surprise and very tasty. Great place to take customers. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I am vegetarian and was very disappointed in my meal which was the quinoa with mushroom bowl. The menu called for crispy potatoes on top (which may have been ok if they were thin crispy potatoes) but what I received was overcooked hard and unflavored French fries on top. It was the worst vegetarian meal and definitely not worth the price!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Five of us enjoyed our food and cocktails or Rioja wine at Salar. Four of us had seafood: the scallops special, salmon and two with Catch of the day which was bream. My daughter had the lamb shank which looked terrific. We started with the calamari which were crisp on the outside yet very tender and the spectacular empanadas. We enjoyed all of our meals and the ability to linger at the table talking. The music was at first a bit loud in the "bubble room" but our server promptly turned it down for us. This area of the restaurant is quieter than in the bar area and is a bit brighter for those with need to have better light for reading menus.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a great server, Megan. The appetizers were delicious! Our meals were disappointing. I ordered the surf and turf. For $32, I received 2 shrimp, 1 scallop and a fillet. The food was cooked perfectly but it was cold! I was sooo disappointed! I think that dish is overpriced for what you get. My boyfriend ordered the pork chop but his dinner was lukewarm. :-(. My daughter and her boyfriend received beautiful dishes, cooked perfectly and warm. They ordered the salmon and the duck raviolis! I don’t know what happened at the kitchen that two of the meals were served cold. I’m still a fan and hope next time all is perfect like it was in the past.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was my first time at Salar, and it was fantastic. I will definitely return.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and cocktails. We hosted a business dinner for 9 and all were impressed. The empanadas started us off in the right direction. Next, several of us were impressed with the charred Ceasar Salad.

For my personal entrée I enjoyed the Ed Hill organic chicken, which was amazing. The meat was tender, with a very tasty mix of spices. For dessert, I had the cheesecake with peacan crust... Very, very good.

If you're in Dayton, definitely give Salar a try.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Delightful server, my meal was so-so. Very tough porkchop, as in "VERY TOUGH". 2nd time in a row I was disappointed in the main course.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was awesome from atmosphere to wait staff to to the food - they never missed a beat. Perfect ending to our Anniversary night. Being seated by the waterfall wall and complimentary champagne with raspberries. Thank you Salar for a great celebration dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

For our anniversary my wife and I went out to see a movie at the Neon theater, then walked to Salar for dinner. We were promptly seated and waited on. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and able to answer all our questions. For an appetizer we had the Yucca and Crab Causa. This was a large appetizer which was very good, but also filling. For dinner My wife had the Red Quinoa Encrusted Chile Sea Bass, and I had the Tierra Y Mar (Surf and Turf). We shared a bottle of the Kaiken Malbec. Both our meals were perfectly cooked. Everything about our dinner was great, but unfortunately we hit bottom and didn't have room for any dessert. Would highly recommend Salar. We are repeat customers. You won't be disappointed!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Healthy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful space. Great friendly service. Wonderful selection of foods. Reasonable prices. Can't wait to try again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Perfect evening -- delicious food, outstanding service and a quiet back patio to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious! Fabulous drinks by Matt an excellent bartender. Fresh fish special with ginger sauce was wonderful and the caprese salad keeps me coming back!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent experince...food was awesome...service was very good!

Great Experiece!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great find. Didn't expect the atmosphere, or the distinctive menu. Quiet Good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This was our second time at Salar and we love it...again. We met friends for dinner and were able to carry on a conversation without distractions from a noisy dining room or constant interruptions from the staff. Mark, our server, was very attentive, answering all our questions and even recommending a phenomenal cocktail for my pre-dinner enjoyment. Overall, a great way to spend a Friday evening out.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our favorite local restaurant with great service, superb food, and excellent mixed drinks.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Had an excellent meal at Salar Friday night - I had the beef tenderloin, husband had the mixed seafood, and my friend had a salad with butternut squash and yucca cakes with seafood. The Peruvian spices are wonderful and unique. Mark provided wonderful service and the manager Lamar stopped by several times and helped with service. Great experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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