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The Foundry, Dayton, OH

The Foundry

4.3
4.3
314 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Foundry Rooftop restaurant is located on the sixth floor of the AC Hotel in downtown Dayton. Inspired by the fire within foundries, the factories that produce metal castings, this wood-fired kitchen embraces the flame. Devour new takes on internally-inspired cuisine with our Loaded Potato Pizza and Ingot Crab Crakes, or our signature Foundry Reuben and Charred Meatballs. Hearty, midwestern favorites from Chef's David Belknap and Jason Findley anchor our menu like our Crispy Pork Belly and 24-Hour Chicken. And with a combination of smoked whiskeys, classic cocktails, and local beers, you’ll always have the perfect pairing of spirits to enhance the heat of your meal. Made for Dayton locals, or those local for the day, we invite you to join us on our open-air rooftop patio for dinner, drinks and celebrating your most special occasions with a private event.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (937) 965-7520
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Belknap
  • Private party facilities
    Rent either part of, or the entire restaurant, bar, and rooftop patio for your large parties. We also offer an igloo dining experience for the winter.
  • Neighborhood
    Dayton
  • Cross street
    Proceed through the lobby and take the elevators to the sixth floor
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 314 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for scenic views

  • Dayton

    Best Ambiance

  • Dayton

    Innovative

  • Dayton

    Hot spot

  • Dayton

    Lively

  • Dayton

    Most Booked

314 Reviews
  1. ToddZ

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We were very excited to eat here based on the excellent reviews, but were very disappointed. Our pizza came out burnt and didn’t have great flavor. It was pretty bland. We then received our appetizer, toast with burrata, and the toast was burnt. Had decent flavor, but could’ve used a touch of salt besides being burnt. Then I had the meatballs and pasta. Sauce tasted liked a can of Hunt’s tomato sauce was poured over the pasta. Terrible flavor. The meatballs exactly had good flavor but were dry and the sauce didn’t help. I love pasta and sauce and I couldn’t bring myself to even finish this dish. Lastly, our server must’ve taken a break or something because after waiting 20 minutes or so for him to come back and check on us, I finally had to ask someone else for our check and she cashed us out and we never saw him again.

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  2. Birthday

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to gather with friends on a warm summer evening.

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  3. Flexin

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good. Rooftop is amazing. First time. Will go back.

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  4. Dpppppp

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Super view and service. Really great food. Noise level was much too intense - DJ was playing music so loud it was difficult to converse. When we asked for him to adjust it a bit we were told that he mostly plays at that level all the time. It was too loud for everyone. Table of young people vaping which was handled nicely by management.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The rooftop vibe was amazing and so were the cocktails!!

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  6. VTFoodie

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service, classy group of people great looking space well thought through menu. Overall, food was very good. Just missing a little something. Hard to say what- definetly a great restaurant and location. Can’t beat the view. The meatballs and Paparadelle were good, but the sauce was just kind of benign and interesting. The steak poutine was really steak served with gravy fries. I Don’t think the gravy had cheese curds in it, which poutine is supposed to have. The food was good, but it was just missing a little ooomph to make it great

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  7. Lynda

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lasagna was great! Crabcakes huge and delicious! Service was great!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food could be better. Hummus too dry. Needs tahini & olive oil. Pineapple juice served without a straw, very sour, maybe spoiled. Husband’s martini with no olives. My brined chicken was not tender this time. The previous time I had it, it was delicious. Service was excellent. We love coming there. Missed seeing Christian & Francesca.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend ordered the cheese steak and a side salad. She asked for her salad to come out first. She received her salad on the same plate as her sandwich. The salad was warm due to the plate being hot. She had to cancel the salad and switch to fries.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were disappointed that at 3 pm we could not get a dinner menu. It seemed late for a breakfast and brunch menu. We had scheduled our visit based on the dinner menu.

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FAQs

The Foundry is rated 4.3 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for The Foundry

124 Madison St, Dayton, OH 45402

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Proceed through the lobby and take the elevators to the sixth floor
  • Neighborhood
    Dayton
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Executive chef
    David Belknap
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (937) 965-7520
  • Private party facilities
    Rent either part of, or the entire restaurant, bar, and rooftop patio for your large parties. We also offer an igloo dining experience for the winter.
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