Salar pulls stops for Out on 5th Dining

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.

Salar Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect destination for Out on 5th.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Salar Restaurant & Lounge is the perfect destination for Out on 5th.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Credit: Alexis Larsen

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.

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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.

The permanent front patio of the Salar Restaurant & Lounge is an inviting spot to enjoy the outdoors on the fifth day.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

The permanent front patio of the Salar Restaurant & Lounge is an inviting spot to enjoy the outdoors on the fifth day.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

The permanent front patio of the Salar Restaurant & Lounge is an inviting spot to enjoy the outdoors on the fifth day.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Credit: Alexis Larsen

It’s a great place to indulge owner Salar and Executive Chef Margot Blondette with Peruvian flavors and classic French techniques in exciting dishes full of delicious surprises.

Salar Restaurant & Lounge’s Kentucky Paris ($24.50), pan-fried chicken with French toast and bourbon.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Salar Restaurant & Lounge's Kentucky Paris ($24.50), pan-fried chicken with French toast and bourbon.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Salar Restaurant & Lounge’s Kentucky Paris ($24.50), pan-fried chicken with French toast and bourbon.

Credit: Alexis Larsen

Credit: Alexis Larsen

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. An order made in the fifth outer 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.

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Chef Margot Blondet, owner and executive chef of Salar Restaurant and Lounge. a file

Chef Margot Blondet, owner and executive chef of Salar Restaurant and Lounge.  a file

Chef Margot Blondet, owner and executive chef of Salar Restaurant and Lounge. a file

“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.

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