It’s fun to walk around the area on the weekends to see what each business does and how it tweaks and adjusts based on previous weeks and customer feedback.
The restaurant that pulls all the stops for it is undoubtedly Salar.
With pipes and curtains surrounding the space on 5th Street in front of the restaurant as well as outdoor rugs, plants, and pretty seating, Salar provides a seamless transition from inside to outside. The result is an eloquent style that asks people to sit back and stay for a while.
Salar has a small but sweet patio in front of the restaurant and a more spacious backyard which probably inspired the setting they use at Out on 5th.
It’s a great place to savor owner Salar and Executive Chef Margot Blondette with the flavors of Peru and classic French techniques in exciting dishes full of delicious surprises.
Kentucky Paris ($24.50), pan-fried chicken with French toast and bourbon syrup, and a DETOX/RETOX cocktail ($12.75) made with Corralejo reposado tequila, pineapple, jalapeno, cilantro, basil, and cucumber. The order made in the fifth outdoor courtyard. Not disappointed.
The Manchu Picchu Pork Chop ($34) topped with a spicy rocuto chili jam and served with grilled asparagus, Yukon, and mashed shallots or three seared scallops accompanied by a parsnip and carrot purée with zucchini, topped with rosy brown butter ($38) are great dinner options. Opt for a pineapple salad ($9.50) with mixed greens, grilled pineapple, toasted hazelnuts, and coconut in a balsamic pineapple vinaigrette to start the meal.
“We are always looking to introduce new flavors to our customers,” Blodet told me in a previous interview. “For me, it is very important to surprise people with the unexpected and teach their tastes something new. We are constantly looking for new flavors, textures and colors in our food. The atmosphere, the cocktails, the music, the lights, the actual plates we use, the glassware, the service, the décor, all Something chosen to elevate the customer experience. I want to spoil them.”
With a yard like this being groomed and shredded every week, the corruption is palpable!
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how to go
what or what: Salar Restaurant & Lounge
where: 410 H Fifth Street, Dayton
More information: https://salarrestaurant.com or (937) 203-3999
Plan your visit: Visit www.downtowndayton.org/outon5th for more information on parking and details before you go.