Re: What was the best restaurant you ever ate at?
I used to love Chester's in Montgomery. They were owned by the same people that owned the Maisonette and the Golden Lamb. They had great food but it was not a pretentious place (at least at lunchtime, which is when I usually went there.) They had souped-up versions of normal food like roast beef, baked chicken, grilled shrimp etc. Too bad they closed up a few years ago.
In Dayton's Oregon District (5th street) there is a place called Cafe Boulevard. It is small and cozy. It is pretty fancy. I suggest going before the dinner rush and you will have a more relaxed, more enjoyable visit. They are best known for their crepes, which are the best I have ever had. They have great entrees and soups with lots of unusual flavors. The last time we went there was about 1:30pm and we were the only two customers in the place. About halfway through our meal a group of four women came in to eat -- Sheryl Crow and her backup singers! Boy is she a tiny little person.
We also like Abuelo's on Mason-Montgomery for Mexican food.
BBQ Revue on Madison in Oakley is fantastic if you like a spicy sauce.
PF Chang's is great Asian food with some unusual dishes you won't find anywhere else -- not your normal junk Chinese food. It is a chain with locations in West Chester and Hyde Park.