Loring Place

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American
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Loring Place by Chef Dan Kluger is located at 21 W. 8th Street in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. The restaurant is the culmination of a lifelong dream for the chef who has cooked in some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, for the city’s top restaurateurs, and is best known for leading the teams at ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina as Executive Chef (named Best New Restaurant 2011 by the James Beard Foundation). At Loring Place, chef Kluger’s skill for creating delicious market-driven dishes, with unexpected but incredibly pleasing flavor combinations, is on full display. The menu, comprised of small and large shareable plates, spotlights farms and farmers whom Kluger has gotten to know intimately over 20+ years of frequenting the Union Square Greenmarket.
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New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed a luncheon with an old friend and it happens to be our wedding anniversary week. We had the price fix lunch with an appetizer and an entry. Decent wine list, farm fresh appetizers (snap peas dressed with avocado , arugula salad, baked ricotta with mint) and Fluke were outstanding. Mains were grandma's pizza, wonderful chicken salad and a vegetarian salad. All great. We ordered a dessert to share but they had overheard our anniversary discussion and came up with a little cake with a candle. Loved it and will definitely go back as frequently as we can .

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Unique and flavorful food. Its been awhile since I've really enjoyed the flavors as much as I did here.

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New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

The bartender who served my colleague and I was so rude. I had a reservation for 2:30. My colleague arrived at 2:25 and was immediately told the kitchen was closing in 5 minutes and which point my colleague called me to that I could give him my order while in my car 3 minutes away. I believe having a reservation at 2:30 would mean the kitchen would be open to accommodate said order. I can't imagine taking someone's order the second they hit the chair. The bartender was NOT shy about showing his disdain for us being there for lunch at 2:30. I am mortified on behalf of the restaurant given how often I eat there and have even hosted an event. Cannot say that I would ever walk back in.

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LK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent lunch pre fixe deal. Waiters were friendly and helpful , taking care to ask for specific allergies while giving details on each dish to help customer make an informed choice given the many options

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C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Every dish was delicious in an unexpected ways. Who knew you could make broccoli like. The Gemelli pasta with peas was like eating Spring. The Som was first class.

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M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food! And great service. Food is a bit pricey, but hey, it's NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant is delicious

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W
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Joey, our server, made our night. So genuine, so nice. He went above and beyond and really wowed us - descriptions of all the dishes and recommendations were spot on. The food was fantastic too! Highly recommend the date pizza and the tres leches if you're not too full.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Service was cordial but inattentive. We had to get our waiter's attention to get extra plates, get check, etc.
Food was delicious and creative but surprisingly the chicory salad which was shared had too much vinegar and we both found ourselves coughing and eating half.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Highly recommend.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a friend's birthday- everything was excellent, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend the small plates and the Grandma pizza!

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NF
London
36 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food here. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Great vegetarian options.

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LP
London
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It really is some of the best food in the city. Nothing is bad! Save room for dessert and make sure you get the Vanilla ice cream sundae, there is nothing else like it.

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New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing discovery. Fresh, delicious, health-sensitive food!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good experience. Good was good, but not great.

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EA
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

I wouldn't recommend Loring Place unless I knew the server we had no longer worked there. Yes, the food was beautifully prepared, but the server was incredibly pretentious. For every question, he used the pronouns, we or us. So, first he asked, "How are we today?" We didn't know how he was, but we were fine. Then, "Would we like to order drinks?" No, we didn't want to order drinks, did he? And, "Is everything to our liking?" We liked the food, but we certainly didn't like his manner. He might have thought he was being "cute" or "friendly," but to us he was irritating and pretentious.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Pretty decent place. Food was good but not amazing. Worth a try.

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Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They made my birthday so special!!

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DK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been going to Loring Place for three years now. While I'd never claim to have an upscale palate, my regular guy tastes absolutely love the food here. It's almost as though Chef Dan Kluger disguises healthier dishes inside the most wonderful flavors. Among other dishes, the Beet salad might be the best I've ever had.

The service is simply impeccable, as is the ambiance. And when Dan comes by your table to say Hello, it's hard not to feel special.

Special place. Special Chef.

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b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We brought our guests from Singapore to Loring. Awesome experience as usual. Great quality food, and very friendly and attentive service. The lunch pre fixe is an excellent value, by the way

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New England
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I traveled from Boston to have dinner with my two children. We got same day reservations at 9:00pm, a bit late but it worked out. Food, service, atmosphere was great.
At first I did not want to eat at Loring place because I saw a picture in the website of the dining room in full light. I thought it looked like a cafeteria. But when we got there the lighting was beautiful, dim, elegant.
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LR
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time there for Brunch, everything was excellent!!!! From the drinks at the bar to our wonderful waitress, Emma. We can't wait to return!!!

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb meal! Whatever you do, don't let the surprising pizza toppings turn you away...they are amazing...particularly the date/bacon pizza.

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L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Service was disappointingly brusque - they couldn’t wait to get rid of us to turn the table

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a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loring Place is my new favorite restaurant. I've had lunch and dinner there in the last few weeks and it is terrific. The food is delicious and imaginative and the service is spot on! Go if you can get a reservation - but leave a seat for me.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was just excellent as was their desserts

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WR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chefs offerings were delightful. Every dish was better than the next one. All servers and managers genuinely want to please you.
Enjoyed our afternoon their immensely and look forward to our next dining experience there

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service
Excellent food but pricey for the type of food

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Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our favorite spot in NYC! Perfection!

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner was great. Staff attentive, very helpful with the menu. Will definitely come back. Want to try brunch.

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TH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was very good. Only complaint is that I changed the reservation time one week prior to coming and when we arrived they said they could no accommodate the change because they never received it despite me showing them the confirmation from Open Table. They seated us in the bar then stated they “moved things around” and had a small table (usually seats 2 but they added a third chair) but that we could only have the table until 7:30 (my reservation was for 530pm and they moved us to the table at 545pm). I was disappointed in the way it was initially handled.

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Loring Place. Fabulous cocktails and inventive modern cuisine that never disappoints!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent start to finish. Thoughtful service. Efficient and warm. Excellent cuisine. Good value. Perfect.

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VC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The best vegee burger ever!!
Will definitely return.
I appreciate the flavors, texture, creativity, yum!! Thank you, Chef, for being so considerate to us vegetarians.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu and value. Good selection of wines and fun share plates. We had the burger which was perfectly cooked which came with delicious hot fries. Chicken dish was plentiful and moist with crispy skin, just the way I like it. The butternut squash fries were my favorite along with an amazing Char sashimi (which is our favorite fish). Ice cream sundae for dessert!!!! Perfect. Fun cool vibe.

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IJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was awesome and worth the wait. We will be back!

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B
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for Restaurant Week appetizer+entree lunch. Salads were enormous and delicious. We had the chicory greens and celery root salads. Entrees were also delicious. I had the cornmeal crusted game and my friend had the veggie burger. We had a quiet table in the back but the rest of the restaurant was quite noisy. Service was wonderful. Avery nice place overall.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Although, I did not love the lemon lime tart dessert. Our server, who I think was 'Jeremy' was attentive and informative. I am looking forward to going back and trying a few more items. Had the brussels sprout pizza, the ricotta appetizer and the leek appetizer.

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VC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things about Loring Place. I met a good friend for lunch there after it had been recommended by several friends, including her. Loring Place gets everything right. The food is delicious- I had the kale salad with sweet potato and apple with an amazing yogurt poppy seed dressing, which was perfect. Then I had to the veggie burger which was the best I’ve ever had, really flavorful and with great texture, not mushy like some veggie burgers tend to be, and with a satisfying little crunch on the exterior. They treated us to the beet salad which was really really good, a little orange, a little ginger, a little cashew, everything subtle as it should be. The space itself is lovely, minimalist but warm and inviting. What really stayed with me is the staff - they are the most professional, gracious and welcoming I have come across. I can’t wait to go back. Bravo.

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MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was GREAT. Food very tasty. Pizzas are a must-try. “Signature” cocktails not especially dynamic—tasted more like juice than carefully mixed cocktails.

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