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Salar Restaurant and Lounge

400 E 5th St # 410, Dayton, OH 45402-2962
+1 937-203-3999
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (38 reviews)
“duck ravioli” (7 reviews)
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Peruvian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
400 E 5th St # 410, Dayton, OH 45402-2962
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Same creative menu, good service, nice decor. I was a big fan before the fire so I’m still a fan. What has changed are the prices, especially for the salads and appetizers. It’s now listed as a $$$$ place and I think it was $$$...More

Thank markjchambers
Reviewed 1 week ago

New lighting, new menu, same outstanding wait staff. Lovely new interior is delightful, but tile floor makes for a noisier atmosphere. Beef empanadas were divine as was quinoa salad.

Thank buckeyenancy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reopening after the fire was long awaited and the inside looks great. Nice redo! The cocktails are still fantastic but the dinner was disappointing. The warm caprese was not well prepared. The tomatoes were too thinly sliced so they ended up just being mush...More

Thank jmlwill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a intimate, nice place to go solo, with a spouse or significant other, or with friends. The menu is unique and delicious. The service is friendly and helpful.

Thank heikehudson
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This place is semi upscale the atmosphere is mostly young urban professionals with a mixture of the mature grown and sexy. Has an outdoor patio which sits on the main strip of the district. You will have a nice time at this place.

3  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Features are small plates, wide variety of special mixed cocktails, and a variety of Peruvian dishes with locally grown produce and friendly staff. After being temporarily closed since December 2017 it is scheduled to reopen with new interior and menus in July 2018. Can't wait!!!

1  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We decided to try a new restaurant for my birthday. We were so impressed with the ambiance, service and especially the food at this cute little corner restaurant in the Oregon district. I had the lamb and it was oh SO good and the dessert...More

1  Thank Nancy45322
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Rumor has it that Salar will soon return... keeping eyes and ears wide open to make sure that we can quickly announce the good news!

Thank 956chantalw
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

I’ve eaten at Salar many times over the past few years. It is one of the top restaurants in Dayton, and provides guests a truly authentic experience. It was a huge loss when closing d/t a massive fire... I’m happy to find out it will...More

2  Thank Livia3524
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The decor is stunning. The food is not. Same chef as from the restaurants previous incarnation. I was hoping the offerings would be substatialy different. Mediocre flavors, ok presentation.

Thank Katie s
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 E 5th St # 410, Dayton, OH 45402-2962
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Dayton
  • Phone Number: +1 937-203-3999
  • E-mail
Salar features an exciting menu of World-Fusion cuisine with strong French, Peruvian, and Mediterranean influences. In addition we offer an extensive selection of hand-crafted cocktails featuring fresh squeezed juices, fresh fruit and herbs, and only the finest spirits. Salar is a reasonably priced, upscale, yet casual style restaurant. We have created a unique dining experience with two outdoor patios, two full bars, a main dining room with full-wall windows looking out onto the Historic Oregon District, an intimate lounge space, and a private dining room. Salar is proud to be a "Green Certified" restaurant.
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