Maybe you’ve gone to the same restaurant for every special occasion over the last decade. Perhaps your favorite spot shut its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Or maybe you’re just on the lookout for a new dining experience to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Whether you’re trying to find your way out of a restaurant rut, just moved to your city, or simply want to try somewhere new for your next celebration, finding a new favorite spot can be challenging.

There are lots of components that go into picking the right restaurant for a special occasion. What the ambiance is like, which type of cuisine is served, what dietary restrictions can be accommodated, the price point, and even whether reservations are accepted are important considerations. Whether you’re looking for cozy-casual or fine dining, Dayton has a variety of eateries to choose from for your next celebration.

To aid in your search, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Dayton using rankings from Tripadvisor. Tripadvisor rankings factor in the average rating and number of reviews. Some restaurants on the list may have recently closed. Bon appetite!

#29. Club Oceano

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (29 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Bar
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4429 Cedar Park Dr The Greene, Dayton, OH 45440-1383
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#28. Amar India Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (127 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Indian
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2751 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459-3729
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#27. Buckhorn Tavern

– Rating: 3.5 / 5 (154 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (3.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 8800 Meeker Rd, Dayton, OH 45414-1946
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#26. Basil’s On Market

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (86 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 312 N Patterson Blvd, Dayton, OH 45402-1800
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#25. LongHorn Steakhouse

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 6418 Miller Ln, Dayton, OH 45414
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#24. Sweeney’s Seafood

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (172 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 28 W Franklin St, Dayton, OH 45459-4736
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#23. Treasure Island Supper Club

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (108 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 4250 Chief Woods Ln, Dayton, OH 45439-2025
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#22. The Melting Pot

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (80 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Swiss
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 453 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#21. Spaghetti Warehouse

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (311 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Italian
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 36 W 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2310
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#20. Carvers Steak & Chops

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (192 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1535 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459-3803
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#19. The Paragon Supper Club

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (150 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 797 Miamisburg Centerville Rd., Dayton, OH 45459
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#18. Coco’s Bistro

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (279 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Fusion
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 250 Warren St, Dayton, OH 45402-2804
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#17. Carillon Brewing

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (426 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: German, American
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton, OH 45409-2023
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#16. Amber Rose Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (213 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: German, Polish
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 1400 Valley St, Dayton, OH 45404
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#15. Dublin Pub

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (448 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Irish, Bar
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 300 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410-1116
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#14. Redlands Grill by J.Alexander’s

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (328 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 7970 Washington Village Dr, Dayton, OH 45459-3820
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#13. Pine Club

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (691 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 1926 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45409-2411
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#12. The Chop House

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (288 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 7727 Washington Village Dr, Dayton, OH 45459-3954
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#11. Jay’s Seafood Restaurant

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (381 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.0/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Steakhouse, American
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 225 E 6th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2836
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#10. Marion’s Piazza

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (857 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (3.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Quick Bites, Pizza
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 8991 Kingsridge Dr, Dayton, OH 45458-1624
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#9. Roost Modern Italian

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (198 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Italian
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 524 E 5th St, Dayton, OH 45402-2914
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#8. Wheat Penny Oven and Bar

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (380 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Italian, American
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 515 Wayne Ave, Dayton, OH 45410-1119
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#7. Bonefish Grill

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (223 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Seafood
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 2818 Miamisburg Centerville Rd, Dayton, OH 45459-3748
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#6. Pasha Grill

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (204 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 72 Plum St, Dayton, OH 45440-1376
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#5. Thai 9

– Rating: 4.0 / 5 (719 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.0/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: Sushi, Asian
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 11 Brown St, Dayton, OH 45402-2826
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#4. Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (272 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (3.5/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 4432 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH 45440
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#3. Oakwood Club

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (302 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: American, Steakhouse
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 2414 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45419-1501
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#2. Meadowlark Restaurant

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (473 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.0/5)
– Type of cuisine: American
– Price: $$ – $$$
– Address: 5531 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH 45429-2225
– Read more on Tripadvisor

#1. Salar Restaurant and Lounge

– Rating: 4.5 / 5 (336 reviews)
– Detailed ratings: Food (4.5/5), Service (4.5/5), Value (4.0/5), Atmosphere (4.5/5)
– Type of cuisine: Peruvian
– Price: $$$$
– Address: 400 E 5th St # 410, Dayton, OH 45402-2962
– Read more on Tripadvisor