Thai 9 is the best Thai food ever! And I have been to Thailand. The worst thing about Thai 9 is finding it. It is hidden in the Oregon District behind a record store. But finding it is worth it. Most Thai joints offer the usual Pad Thai, but theirs is just somehow...special.
It is an upscale place where the trendy types like to go. You will need a suit jacket, but could probably get away without having to do a tie, to get Thai! Ha ha ha.
Favorite Dish: As basic as it is, the Pad Thai is simply awesome!
I am not good with seafood. I just don't like it. But even the smell of the food at Jay's is enough to make me crave it. This is probably the best seafood you will find in the midwest, period! Plus, Jay's has the best wine list of anyplace I have been to outside of New York or Chicago. The interior of the place is exactly as it looks in the picture. The place is just nice. And it is well worth the extra money if you are trying to show your girlfriend a good time. But, dress nice (suit and tie) or you are going to be out of place, and probably out of luck getting in.
Favorite Dish: Ok, not being a seafood fan (strange allergies) my favorite item is actually the Prok Tenderloin. It is served with a type of french sauce which just melts in your mouth, and a goat cheese potato cake. Yum! Plus you have not lived until you have had their Bourbon Pecan Pie.
This local institution has the kind of mouth watering steaks and chops that even the President of the U.S. (George Bush elder) waits in line for! Dark knotty panelling and red booth decor. Steaks served with delicious thinly sliced onion rings; salads and veggies just ordinary. Go at 5:30 when it opens for dinner or be prepared to wait at the bar for a table. No reservations and no credit cards (except their own - a nice bit of cachet for Daytonians). No desserts but there's a Ben & Jerry's store next door.
Favorite Dish: The best lamb chops ever.
This is a local bar and grill where you will definately see some Dayton locals. Don't be scared, they don't bite (mainly because they have very few teeth). KIDDING. I love Dayton. Serioulsy though, not only is this a good place for you basic burger and fries, but it is also a decent place to go drink at night.
Favorite Dish: Chilli Cheese Fries. That's why you go to Tank's in the first place. They also make a great hamburger, but chilli cheese fries are where it's at.
The atmosphere in this restauraunt is sweet. It has a good "downtown" feel to it. There is also a large trolley inside that you can be seated in...kewl.
Favorite Dish: Well, I forget the name of it...but it is pretty much the same thing as Olive Garden's "Tour Of Italy." I love the chicken parmegana.
Outbavck is primary an Australian restaurant, with a wonderful busy atmosphere, the waiters are just so helpful and fast!!
Price about $15 for a meal outstanding value
Favorite Dish: Staeak in Diane Sauce to die for!!!
Famous for its steaks the Pine Club is a Dayton institution since 1947. It is located close to the University of Dayton.
Favorite Dish: I highly recommend the Lamb chops.
Great Thai restaurant in Oregon district that allows you to select the level of spiceness of your food on a 1-9 level (hence the name).
Have not been downtown to eat for a long time. But the restarant 'Cold Beer and Cheeseburgers' looked inviting! Heard there was an awsome coffee shop late hours in the Oregon District.