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Trotta's Steak & Seafood, Dayton, KY

Trotta's Steak & Seafood

4.5
4.5
936 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak
Trotta’s Steak & Seafood is an upscale, yet casual dining restaurant located in the heart of the Dayton, Kentucky Historic District. Voted 'Best Fine Dining 2020' by NKY Magazine. Serving hand cut steaks and fresh seafood daily, Trotta’s is a hidden gem that must be experienced by locals and tourists.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 360-5573

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Baffoni

  • Catering

    Need a event catered? - Ask us. Family owned and operated

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your private Event with Trotta's - Parties up to 40 in private rooms or outside on the patio

  • Neighborhood

    Dayton, Kentucky

  • Cross street

    McKinney

  • Parking details

    Free parking in private lot behind building. Free on-street parking in front of building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 936 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AG

    AllyG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Never have left a bad review about a place..but if I could give this place a 0, I would. We were there for over an hour and a half without getting our dinner while a table of four got their dinner before us and a table of two had already cashed out despite us arriving and being seated at the restaurant before them (there were only two of us at our table btw)... sat there for over 30 minutes while our wine and water glasses were empty, even after asking for refills multiple times. Had to ask to get bread 4 different times before someone actually brought it. Can NOT justify paying $70 for a surf and turf and $40 for a steak for such a TERRIBLE experience. We just ended up cashing out before getting our entrees for just our wine and appetizer oh also, NO AC!!!!
  2. m

    markg

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A tremendous find! Quaint with excellent service and food!
  3. D

    Dianne

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem by the river. Excellent experience, Great food and service!!
  4. B

    Beth

    Cincinnati

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This was our second visit to Trottas and the food was just as good as the first time. My sister came with us this time and she was impressed with the quality of the food and the preparation. She initially ordered the trout, but was later told it was not available. I initially ordered the chicken Alfredo, but that was also not available. She changed her order to the pork chop with bourbon sauce and said it was one of the best pork chops she had ever eaten. I changed my order to the salmon with raspberry sauce, which I had ordered on my first visit, and it was just as delicious the second time. There are still air conditioning issues in the main dining room, but we were seated in an upper dining room and it was comfortable. Although our visit had some glitches, the food was worth the inconvenience. I will return.
  5. M

    Mamacita

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Went today for the first time for Fathers Day. I was surprised at our poor experience. We had a 5:15 reservation and didn’t get our meals until 6:50. We didn’t order appetizers, our drinks took a long time, our food order took a long time to place, the two servers were walking as fast as they could without running. The salads were flimsy, and no refill on bread. Had to ask twice. Sat for quite a while and then someone else asked if they could get us anything and we said Our Dinner. She went inside and started yelling, and our meals came out in a few minutes. All the sides were cold and wilted. The entrees were good, but honestly nothing was worth the high prices. Very disappointing.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a fantastic Fathers Day dinner! We love seeing Carmen!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Myself and my girlfriend were out on a date night had reservations when we got there. Service was a little slow to start because they were short staff that night. We initially had a waitress that mentioned to us it was her first day back. She seemed to be flustered, but we were relaxed and were giving her the benefit of the doubt. The air conditioner was out in the building they were nice to accommodate us to a room with air conditioning. The ambiance was nice table they had set was nice as well. Scott had originally came out to support our waitress with our drinks and appetizers. From there Scott took over duties and became our server for the rest of the night. Scott went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, accommodated, and well taken care of the rest of the night. Scott was excellent, punctual, kind and truly exemplified what customer service is all about. Given the fact the restaurant was short staffed and experiencing the air conditioner being out. We really appreciate Scott tending to us going outside of his role given the circumstances. The food was excellent had it not been for Scott we are not sure if we would have had the positive experience that we did. Scott is excellent and we look forward to seeing him the next time we Return. SHOUT out to SCOTT you were excellent my friend!!!!!
  8. T

    Traveller

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Experience was very nice. Service/food was pretty much as expected.
  9. CB

    CharlotteB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
  10. T

    Tacster

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    There was no A/C on a hot evening. They seemed to be understaffed. Very friendly but it took a while. Food was good. Not great. Prices were 10% higher than the menu online.
  11. DW

    DaveW

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great the food the service was excellent The owners dad was there going around talking to people He was great very nice man we really enjoyed talking to him it was my birthday he came back to are table and played the violin for my birthday song it was great we will Definitely go back there again thanks
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was fantastic! It was our first time dining at Trotta’s. Our party had steak, ribs, sea bass, and pork chops and none were disappointed! The staff was friendly (although probably a little short staffed) and went out of their way to be helpful. The outdoor dining had soothing live entertainment. Will definitely go again.
  13. B

    Beth

    Cincinnati

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first visit to Trotta's and we were very pleased. The food was outstanding. My husband had the New York Strip and I had salmon with raspberry sauce. Both were amazing! Our server was friendly, she kept us informed and she was fast on her feet! We didn't have to wait long for her to be back at our table to check on us. The only downside was the AC was down and it was a bit warm in the dining room. The owners were cordial and checked on us too. Very nice folks! An added bonus for us was the live music. A very capable pianist was on site and we enjoyed the great songs on his playlist. It made the evening extra special. We will definitely return to Trotta's.
  14. JC

    JaredC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat excellent food and service
  15. K

    Kimm

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and hospitality was great. We dined outside on their patio which was very relaxing.
  16. DD

    DougD

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good-decent value. Service was good, not super fast but it is not fast food-we were good with it and had a nice time.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We waited over an hour and NEVER received food . I wanted to live this place as the ambience was so cute and I’m sure the food would have been delicious . Unfortunately, the restaurant kitchen nor staff can handle any and I mean ANY sort of crowd.
  18. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a VERY NICE restaurant! The food was fantastic. Would highly suggest trying Trottas if you are in the area!!
  19. HV

    HeatherV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit- Food and service were great
  22. CN

    ChrisN

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great steak! Better by far than most (if not all) of the other area steakhouses. Tender with excellent flavor. Will definitely return soon. Great family vibe. Hidden treasure.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for an early Mother’s Day and Birthday celebration. Heather was a great server, owners were visible and food was outstanding.
  24. LE

    LindaE

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience2
    I had Sea Bass and potatoes and the Homemade French Onion soup. They all were delicious. They were out of several items on the menu, including wines, and it was only 6:00pm. Service very slow.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside, nice live music that was relaxing. Food was great and we weren’t rushed. One of the best date night places we’ve found.
  26. c

    cincydiner

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very slow service due to kitchen issues. Food was a little disappointing. Had dined there before and food was good this visit the food was not up to par.
  27. s

    sbsb

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The pork chop was hard and dry. The scallops were over cooked and rubbery. The ribeye was over cooked and burnt. Will not be back
  28. CC

    CCHF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hospitable, very accomadating the last minute changes of our larger group. Lovely piano. You must see the vault!!. The food was oustanding. Ribeye was excellent.
  29. KC

    KarenC

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food at Trottas. Best steaks ever. Service is always great and the owner always stops at our table to ensure everything is good
  30. N

    Nancy

    Cincinnati

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Trottas and we thoroughly enjoyed it! The historic building is very neat, gives a cozy atmosphere added by a fantastic pianist. A server showed us the vault and shared history with us which we really enjoyed. Our server was wonderful and made a great dining experience for us and our friends. We enjoyed salads, steaks and the chicken parmesan was outstanding! Ended with delicious desserts. I would highly recommend the key lime pie. We will definitely be back again!
  31. TR

    TerryR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  32. LS

    LornS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time customer. The food, service and the whole evening was delightful. Would highly Trotta's. Will be back with the rest of our extended family!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can has a wedge salad, 16 oz medium rare ribeye, and baked potato. It was the nom nom noms.
  34. TG

    TinaG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to Trottas, loved it! It was a perfect evening, food was good, service excellent, staff so welcoming and friendly and the atmosphere so unique and inviting. The piano player and singer were such a bonus and the violin player especially ! I can’t wait to go back!
  35. JL

    JimLynn

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First, let me say we love Trotta's. We only get here a couple of times per year do to distance and they are expensive. Our most recent trip was our most disappointing. We both ordered prime rib which was tough and fatty. Although I know they are expensive, I thought that $7 for a small half filled bowl of onion soup and $15 for a small slice of chocolate cake was too expensive. In defense of Trotta's we didn't say anything. Why, because we knew they would go over the top to make it right and we didn't want to create an issue. We will definitely return because we love the people and atmosphere. However, we now know what we will not be ordering off of the menu.
  36. RV

    RobertV

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Every time we have gone the food and service were outstanding. The people make the place.
  37. ES

    EddieSanchez

    Cincinnati

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice neighborhood gem. Food is good. Service is good. Piano player is a nice touch. Has the feel of an old Italian restaurant but also serves good steaks.
  38. TM

    TimM

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice place with great workers. The owner and his father went out of their way to welcome us.
  39. D

    Dave

    Cincinnati

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Both the scallops that I had and the filet that my wife had were delicious. Nice casual atmosphere.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing better than the food and drinks was the service. Owners, chef and server all checked in at the table to make sure everything was good. Top notch place. We will definitely be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Trotta's Steak & Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 360-5573.

Trotta's Steak & Seafood is rated 4.5 stars by 936 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    McKinney

  • Neighborhood

    Dayton, Kentucky

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking in private lot behind building. Free on-street parking in front of building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef James Baffoni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 360-5573

  • Catering

    Need a event catered? - Ask us. Family owned and operated

  • Private party facilities

    Plan your private Event with Trotta's - Parties up to 40 in private rooms or outside on the patio

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