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Loring Kitchen and Bar
Loring Kitchen and Bar
  • Address:
    1359 Willow Street
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown / North Loop
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Loring Kitchen and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loringkitchen.com
  • Phone: (612) 843-0400
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

    Lunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Loring Kitchen & Bar offers many areas for hosting your special event, whether your event is a grooms dinner, business meeting, holiday party or corporate function. Whether you prefer passed appetizers, buffet or plated service we are happy to customize an event for your group's needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Rachel Lindstrom (877) 860-4296

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grant
  • Public Transit: There are many Public Transit options close by on Hennepin or Nicollet. Bus Route 25 stops right in front of the restaurant on Willow Street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet is available at 5pm daily, at 9am Saturday and Sunday, and from 11am-2pm Monday through Friday.
A word from Loring Kitchen and Bar
Situated on Loring Park in the heart of Minneapolis, Loring Kitchen and Bar features delicious food and an enticing bar. A neighborhood kitchen with destination appeal, we feature contemporary cuisine in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "I requested a quiet spot because 2 diners have trouble hearing. We were seated in the back in almost a private room.... 3 sides had glass walls. It was SUPER!!!!! The best dining experience we have had together and we so appreciated and enjoyed our evening. Thanks for reading and FILLING the request I made on the reservation."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We sat there for 15 minutes a servers walked past us several times. We finally had to ask them to bring us water and a menu."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood eatery that we have frequented at least 60 times since opening. Tuesday night was highlighted by fair food and slow service. It took too long to be waited on, the Steak and Blue Salad, usually the best in the cities, was very different with way too many greens and very little blue cheese. My granddaughter had plain pasta, and ordered a second plate, which never came so we finally cancelled it. I have noticed recently that the servers keep changing and there is little consistency in the wait staff. We surely hope that this great spot just had a bad night!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I had brought an out of town guest to the Loring Kitchen for dinner. normally love the Loring Kitchen, but this time, the food was fair at best. We both ordered the Walleye, which was okay, but the risotto was overly salty and very oily. The cauliflower was okay, but nothing out of this world. Service was great, but overall I'm disappointed."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Erin was our server on 8/13 for lunch, and she was great. Though she had a ton of tables, she managed everything really well. Great food and even better service!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We took a MSP guest visitor to Loring Kitchen and Bar, The salad and scallops were delicious, The bread not so good."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I took two colleagues for lunch who are from LA and the couldn't get over the adorable patio, fresh ingredients and nice servers."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Neighborhood gathering feel. Spacious seating/family friendly. Brunch cuisine our only "taste" thus far. Definitely appreciate the hot plates/presentation. Service was spotty on this visit, unlike our first experience. We will return."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had breakfast... Friendly atmosphere. Omelette was salty! Carmel roll was wonderful!! My guests had coffee no one asked if they would like a refill. On line says GF friendly. No GF menu and no GF markings on menu. Thanks!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Did not honor our request for portico dining--when we asked 2 days in advance via phone- very disappointing Not sure if it is because we went thru open table- 2ond time this has happened with open table- I think I will Go back to the old fashion way-phone and see if it makes a difference"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Excellent food and service with a great patio setting! My client was very impressed."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I went to loring kitchen for brunch with a friend. We sat down and ordered our drinks and food right away. We both ordered sandwiches with no modifications. After sitting there for 45 minutes and no food. We asked to speak to a manager. Then our server appeared and said our food would be out any minute. 10 minutes later, no food. We asked another buss-boy to find us the manager. We were both very hungry and upset. It was apporching 2:00 when they stopped serving brunch and the resturant was clearing out. We had been there for more than an hour with no food and no manager to ask what was going on, we walked out. I have never left anywhere without paying so we went up to the bar and told the bartender that we were leaving. Very bad service"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "just do it... you're carb coma will thank you. LKB is always delicious with friendly (and attractive) wait staff. The bottomless mimosa on brunch is almost intimidating with the amour of champagne and OJ you can drink. LKB is always a good spot to hit."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Perfect for summer dining, with two options for outdoor seating, and also tables just inside but in front of large open window/doors. The food for lunch was good. The service was inattentive- mixed up an order, wanted to bring the check before asking about desert or coffee. It was not crowded at the time."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The Loring provides you outdoor experience on a summer night while sitting inside the restaurant with it's open doors arrangement. We enjoyed the sun set and a light breeze from our table. The place was bustling so service was a little slow, but efficient when the waitress arrived. Our steak salad was nicely done, meat cooked to our liking and light dressing on crisp salad greens tasty. The delicious moist carrot cake topped off the meal."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Expected something a little better. Service was fair. The wait staff had to keep checking with the kitchen to answer our menu questions. The drinks were very very weak and almost seemed watered down, that includes the martini!. The food was blah and the gluten free pizza had a nice crust but was nothing special. There were hardly any toppings on it. I probably not recommend this restaurant, which is really too bad since I had looked forward to going here."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "I have been to the Loring Kitchen a few times now during various times of the day. The service has always been top notch! The food is delicious and you can't go wrong with a bottomless Mimosa for brunch. It's a fabulous neighborhood establishment which I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food and service are always top notch! Enjoyable comfortable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I believe the food has gone south here since the new chef started. The location and atmosphere is GREAT! The food needs work!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Fresh food, fish dishes fantastically prepared. Raspberry salad crisp and large, big enough to share. Service not great. Took way too long to even be acknowledged. Forgot a salad, sat around waiting for bill. I'd still recommend as it's great space and food amazing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I regularly go to Loring Kitchen and it's one of my favorite spots. They always have great food with very reasonable prices. The service is very good and they will try their best to accommodate your needs."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We made a reservation because we thought it would be busy on Sundays. We got seated right away and the restaurant was half full. It took over 10 minutes for someone to bring us water and after another 15 minutes waiting for our server we walked out. I have been to the Loring several times and it has never had exceptionally great service but good brunch, but after this event I won't be returning."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Free valet parking, good food , excellent wait staff-what's not to like?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was horrible. The appetizer and both meals were poor. It is a shame because the atmosphere (outside) was spectacular. Will not go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The service was terrible. When the waiter asked me if I wanted more club soda, I said no, and he took the club soda that I was drinking away from me and away. He wasn't evening listening. I would never ever ever go back to this place. Poor service and very mediocre food. Sorry, it's Eli's from now on."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went here for our anniversary and were very pleased with the service, atmosphere, and food. We ordered a bottle of wine, but it had gone bad, so we asked if we could send it back and order something else. They were very accommodating and didn't make us feel awkward for doing that. The food was very delicious, and after dinner they brought over free surprise dessert because it was our anniversary! We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We normally go for happy hour, but we've done brunch twice now. The food is fantastic (especially the pancakes for brunch - the Mac and cheese for happy hour) and the service is always top notch."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We would definitely go back again! The food was delicious and the service was just great!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Management staff needs to lose the attitude, there are many find eating establishments in town and there are many restaurants that would love to take me Sunday Brunch business. Food was fine, service took 50 minutes which the management staff find acceptable when mentioned to them. Comped drinks and provided a small token in a gift card. I will think twice about returning even with the gift card."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I absolutely loved having brunch at Loring Park Kitchen & Bar!! The bottomless mimosas were tasty and readily refilled by the friendly staff. I had the steak and eggs with hash browns and it was AMAZING! Steak was perfectly cooked and the hash browns melted in my mouth. I had my eggs scrambled and they perfectly fluffy and cooked well. I don't normally "do brunch" but this was hands-down, one of the best brunches I had ever had!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "First time at the Loring Kitchen, and I will be back. Had the house red wine, which was delicious. Also had a fabulous pizza - so good I almost ordered another one. The server really knew the menu and the food ingredients, as my companion has a limited diet. The patio was very nice on a warm June evening. The only down side is that we ordered bread before dinner that never came. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Our party of 3 enjoyed "Happy Hour" cocktails followed by dinner on the patio. All 3 of us were impressed by the service, food and drinks. The patio overlooks Loring park and is a pleasant alternative to the nearby downtown "scene"."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Good coffee. Deliciously prepared meal. The HUEVOS RANCHEROS BENEDICT was excellent. The proportions on the bottomless mimosa were off - mostly OJ, very little champagne. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "If you order the egg sandwich described as coming on a biscuit, it may come on a floppy, soggy croissant. "Oh", says the server, "they must have run out of biscuits". This was very early in the day. Disappointing. Other details of friend's dishes could not be described by wait staff. "They spelled the type of cheese wrong on the menu." We had no idea what that was."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Went for brunch at 12:15 and got seated right away. Took a while for our server to stop by, and then at least 10 minutes for half our drink order to arrive, and then another 10 min. for the 2 Bloody Marys to come. We finally got to order, and the cinnamon roll came - very good, warm and gooey. But then we waited. The dining room was starting to clear out, and still no food. Couldn't find our waitress; finally flagged down a bus boy and asked to have our waitress stop by. She did, and we asked where our order was and she checked on it saying that because they were so busy the kitchen got behind. Our order finally came out around 1:35! Food was very good. Waitress comped all the beverages. Will try again, but with more time! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Delicious brunch beautiful outside patio ~ very enjoyable !!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "there was a large group in for a wedding, with a lot of noise. Our waitress kindly offered to move us to a quieter table. That was great but we had to move twice more for other reasons. Ok, because each time we got a better table. the manage gave us free drinks for the inconvenince which was a nice gesture."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Terrible experience for a graduation celebration brunch on Sunday. After 45 min passed after placing our order - noticed NOBODY had been served in the entire area where we were sitting. I specifically asked if there was a problem in the kitchen. Servers must have been coached to not really let on the extent of the problem. To the credit of the manger - he did pass out $10 gift cards to all people waiting. One hour and 15 min later, after much pressure on staff so we could make it to our daughter's graduation ceremony at the U, we were served. The good was NOT good, however...daugher sent her eggs back and got the same mis-order a second time, so we just gave up, paid our bill and left. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "The neighborhood looks like a bunch of apartment buildings surrounding a park. The area was amazing. The food was wonderful, service was a little slow but they were pretty packed. The bottomless mimosas were great! I will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Great location right across from Loring Park. Extensive and inventive cocktail menu...the Big Pink, the Johnny Langhorn, the Abigail... Really good food! Crab Cakes, Scallops, Walleye, Ribeye...delicious. No dessert menu? Oh, have another drink."
    Dined on 5/17/2014