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Rue Dumaine

1538 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
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  • Notable Wine List (1939)

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Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand Jr., co-proprietors, welcome you to their home! We have created a unique atmosphere where you can celebrate the good things in life, and put your cares on hold for a few hours. The décor has been created with many French bistro elements. Rue Dumaine specializes in an Americanized version of classic French flavors. Come savor duck rillette crepes, or indulge in crispy Herb de Provence frog legs, or a robust serving of Cabernet braised short ribs. Chef Anne is passionate about local ingredients such as honey, organic eggs, and all-natural chicken from Ed Hill’s farm in Xenia. Only the best artisan cheeses, gelato, vegetables and breads are brought in; everything else is prepared in-house. Menus change seasonally to accommodate fresh produce and seasonal specialties from local suppliers. The wine room is stocked with “wines from around the world” chosen from boutique wineries that exhibit “attention to detail” in all aspects of their winemaking process.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary French / American, Creole / Cajun / Southern, French
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Hours of operation
Please check our website for days, hours & special events!!
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Phone number
(937) 610-1061
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anne Kearney
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Private party contact
Rue Dumaine: (937) 610-1061
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Rue Dumaine offers special event catering, please call us at 937-610-1061 for information.
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Cross street
McEwen Road & Lyons Road
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
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vipSoCalFoodie (Columbus)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Chef Anne and super friendly staff have done it again! Providing us with an outstanding array of Drinks, snacks, app's and main dishes to die for. We had a wonderful time and our meal is more then worth the 2 hour drive. Thank you so much for having us and we look forward to future events. Alfredo & Tina from Gahanna, Oh

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Food was absolutely horrible. My food was cold. I ordered lamb chops while my friend ordered steak. The waitress took over an hour to bring us our food. She didn't apologize. She acted like it was no big deal. When we told her how cold our food was, she said it was supposed to be like that. Oh, okay, we didn't know lamb chops and steak supposed to be cold. Sorry. The 1 hour dinner turned out to be 4 hours. 1 hour of waiting for our drinks and 1 hour of waiting for bread. The best part was over an hour wait for our entrees.

vipMyDining (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Rue Dumaine always has such a fantastic menu. The food is always top quality, drinks are fantastic, as is the wine list. If you don't know what wine would be good with your meal, just ask for Evan's assistance for a selection - he never misses! I absolutely LOVE this place.

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2016

My wife and I have been a fan of Anne's for years. We have never been disappointed! Bruce and Donna

DaytonDiner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on May 3, 2016

Fabulous meal - so sorry to hear it's closing! Service was slow but I'm guessing that's because they were swamped with people trying to enjoy the experience one last time.

MMparty (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

We are looking forward to Anne's next special ventures. It is sad that she could not work out the lease term, but I know she will move on to bigger and better things for her foodie following. She is a talented chef, smart business person, and such a great asset to the Miami Valley. There hasn't been a time that we weren't in the restaurant that she didn't come to our table to chat with us personally. You don't find exquisite dishes and a wonderful chef like this anywhere! Thank you, Anne!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

the food was excellent the wait staff appropriately attentive. the tables are too close together.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was excellent and we (my husband and I) had a very nice dinner. I tried a few new things and enjoyed every bite. The owner stopped at our table twice and was very gracious. Great night!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
1.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The food was not even the quality as the reviews stated. I ordered the Hanger steak for $28 and all I got was three small pieces of burnt meat covered in a large plate of french fries. The other diner ordered the Salmon special, which was undercooked. From seating for the time of the bill took two hours. We noticed all parties that were seated when we were, had left a least an hour before we finished. The waitress couldn't figure out way our food took so long to prepare

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on April 29, 2016

We really enjoyed the friendly staff, the great food and the overall experience. Looking forward to going back again.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

Dined early to beat the rush. Order rum and coke. Tasted off. Spouse and I are both rum drinkers. Told server. She insisted it was rum, just that their rum was different. Well I drink light and spouse drinks dark; the drink in question was neither and did not taste like rum at all. She did replace my drink and the whiskey sour was fine. Ordered Steak frites for dinner and asked for more butter. Fries were just plain skinny fries; no seasoning or anything special; practically covered the plate and were piping hot. The steak was small but tasty but hardly room temperature. Obviously the steaks sat waiting for the plain fries. Again requested additional butter for the bread, which was very crusty. 30 minutes later when another person was clearing our table he asked if alright to take the remaining bread. I said sure, I asked for butter to eat with it 30 minutes ago but it never arrived so I don't need the bread any more. I think something is lost in service consistency. The server takes your order but it is delivered by someone else and cleaned up by yet someone else. Our server only checked on us once to change out my drink which is when I asked for butter. The drink arrived but not the butter. Server did bring the bill but waited so long to come collect that we just left money on the table and departed. The pan seared scallops are fabulous but dinner was downhill from there.

vipBirthdaygirl (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on April 21, 2016

We had another delightful meal at Rue Dumaine. My sandwich with bacon, chicken, etc., was especially good. Thank you, Rue Dumaine, for so many fine meals.

vipOpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant in Dayton and we come at least 4-5 times a year. As always, the greeting at the door was gracious and they had a special menu printed noting our anniversary. That being said, the service was not up to usual standards, which may have been due to a computer system issue our waiter shared.

My husband had the oysters for a starter, the Dumaine salad and the short rib for his main. Loved all of them. I had the crab cake special for my starter, the Dumaine salad (both wonderful) and the duck breast special for my main. The duck seemed to be a little less cooked than the medium rare request but that's on me for not questioning or sending it back.

The special touches were missing for us (no amuse bouche, had to ask several times for bread) and the overall pace was a bit more than leisurely than I would want (2-1/2 hours for dinner) but this was just a small misstep for a wonderful restaurant. I will be back again and I'm confident they will perform to their usual excellence again. We enjoy the restaurant and love supporting this local gem.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

I had a great time. Great food, already recommended it to friends.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on April 15, 2016

The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. Will definitely visit again.