Loring Bar & Restaurant

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374 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Loring Bar & Restaurant will be closing its doors for public dining, effective Tuesday, March 17th, in compliance with CDC & Minnesota Department of Health recommendations. We’re transitioning to take-out & delivery service only. You can still enjoy all of your favorite Loring dishes in the safety and comfort of your home.

In addition, we’re offering:  
• 25% off on all food for students & 15% off for non-students making take-out orders when you mention this ad. 
• Family-style meal deals for take-out & delivery. 
• Curbside pickup: Please let us know your preference when you call in the order.
• App-based delivery service is available through Foodsby, Uber Eats, Postmates, DoorDash, Bite Squad, & Grub Hub.  
• Gift card special: Purchase a card with a value of $50, receive a $10 bonus card. Purchase a $100 card, receive a $20 bonus card. Good for take-out & dining-in once we reopen.

View our takeout menu here: loringbarrestaurant.com. To place an order call: 612-378-4849

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Complimentary specials

Sign up to our email list to receive a free appetizer coupon in your first email. https://mailchi.mp/loringbarrestaurant.com/signup

Bring your coupon on your next visit to get a free appetizer of your choice on us!

What 374 people are saying
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SusanE
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it at Loring. Food was excellent along with the service. And, of course, the ambiance is outstanding. We’ll be back.

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for the Sunday brunch. Good variety, high quality. Best roast beef on a carving station that I've ever had. Nice dessert choices.

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vipJax2
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for dinner on a Friday evening and were quite pleasantly surprised. The ambiance was great with a variety of different types of table settings and elevations and a quite good 4-piece jazz band playing on a small stage at a really reasonable volume. It was possible to enjoy the atmosphere of the place along with the music and at the same time hold an actual conversation without having to shout. Really a big plus these days! And the food turned out to be really good, too! We shared the bourbon mussels as a starter which were fantastic. I then had a medium rare flat iron steak which was cooked perfectly, and my wife had the mushroom penne pasta dish with added pancetta at the recommendation of the waiter and it was really good. We also enjoyed some really good cocktails from off their menu and had a decent glass of their house wine. Altogether a very enjoyable evening at a reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We have never had such bland food. Never in my life have I taste plain asparagus with no seasoning, not even salt, until tonight.

We went to McDonald's after because neither of us finished our meals.

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ValentinaZ
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my anniversary with my boyfriend and totally loved it!

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mplsfoodie
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The Loring Pasta bar interior and menu feel dated. I would like the menu to have more vegan/vegetarian options. It feels like a time capsule.

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JeniferD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service - we will be back!! Yummy!!

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vipMariolaM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were all dancers who were there to dance to Cornbread!! It was so much fun, although the dance floor was very limited. I’ll go again though to hear him and his band play.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing, loved our waitress

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, we were there before a theater event and got our food in a timely manner. Beautiful ambiance, live music that was not overpowering. We were able to converse and enjoy the music.
It was my husband’s birthday, he was offered a complimentary choice of dessert.
Funky decor, fun place to go.

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HHan
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was such a cute place—much bigger than I expected, but it had a great aesthetic. I will definitely come back!

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KateK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place! The buffet was well worth $20 (or $15 if you’re a student) and the decor & live music were very lovely. The only thing I would not recommend is the endless Bloody Mary - SO peppery!

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Nicole
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite date nights in a while! The setting is really romantic, we had a live band and beautiful lighting. Also the food was outstanding.

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vipReviewsJPL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was a great server. Food was delicious!

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day and they had an awesome special with wine, salads/an appetizer, 2 entrees and dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. Also amazed by the space- so beautiful and unique!

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CoryK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a date in Minneapolis! The food was excellent, the service superb and the music perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The atmosphere was great! The loaded fries were a great start but my goat cheese ravioli was cold and undercooked. Overall I was unhappy with the food for the price but it’s still a very cute place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

I had to send my steak back 2 times because It was raw on the inside and that’s because they sear it to quickly on the outside and don’t worry about getting it to cook evenly all the way though but are waitresses was very understanding and helpful but still made us pay for the steaks after not eating either of them because they were raw

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vipJamieM
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was terrible and the table and booth were dirty but the food was good

Loring Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Jamie, we appreciate your feedback and thank you for joining us on such a busy evening. We are so sorry for the service you experienced and will be using your comments as training with our service staff going forward. We hope to make a better experience for you with service that matches our good food in the future.

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karis
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First of all no server for the first 15 minutes. Finally got someone who said we were not their table. then after a long time order both had salad and pasta. when we finally got our food (very late since we were going to performance at Northrop) we just got for one person. It was mine and the pasta was cold. My friend had to ask for hers after a good 15 minutes. The server said she thought we were going to share one. WOW - that was very odd. We did not get an extra plate from her to share with. Then by the time she got her food - I had given her my salad to eat. Way Bad.

We noticed. knowledgeable person helping on other tables and asked her for help She was a manager and very nice. She comped us one meal and aplogized and said the restaurant could do better. My friend and I were so disappointed it is hard to imgagine coming back to Loring.

Loring Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Guest, we are so sorry for the untimely service you experienced with us. As the owner had said when speaking with you that evening, your experience is unacceptable and we are using it for further training with our staff. We thank you greatly for joining us before your event, and we do hope for the opportunity to make this right with you in the future.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

When we showed up for our 5:30 reservation they didn't have our table ready (waited about 15 minutes). Once were seating it took about 25-30 minutes to get a server. It took almost an hour and 20 minutes before we received our first drink. Overall, we were at the restaurant for nearly 3 full hours. Everything just took way too long, from being seated, to getting drinks, to getting dinner, to even getting the checks. Our waiter appeared overworked and it wasn't all his fault. The food was good, but overall it felt like Loring just could not accommodate a busy restaurant.

Loring Bar & Restaurant
Responded on February 1, 2020

Dear Luke, thank you for your feedback and we greatly appreciate you joining us that evening. Our staffing levels were not up to our standards as a business and we apologize for your wait. We do hope to make this experience right with you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect setting. Meal was great and the atmosphere is fun

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AngieV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect setting not to busy not to crowded. Dinner music was perfect and food tastes great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We weren’t very impressed with anything at this restaurant

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Barbara
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went to Saturday brunch at the Loring bar. Everything about this outing was A+. The ambiance was great, the food was perfect, and service was wonderful - Thank you Sylvia (our server). Look forward to going back again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had dinner to celebrate our birthdays.
The food was good

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CN2020
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab guacamole was delicious! Our sever was attentive and helpful. Wine by the glass menu was mediocre at best.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with my family for my birthday, amazing food and great service!

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MarkS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Booked a reservation days in advance only to arrive to a private wedding. They smushed us in a table in the corner of the bar which wasn't the special Holiday outing we had planned. Food was OK but pasta was served lukewarm. We've enjoyed them in the past, but this was not a good experience.

Loring Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 27, 2019

Dear Mark, thank you for your feedback, and we are so sorry for the experience you had with us. Your experience has already helped changed our procedure in managing our private event-to-food service change over, and we hope to make your experience right with a gesture from our management if you would like to visit us again. We would love to make this right. Thank you again for your perspective.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday’s are date night, so you get their amazing food at a great price.

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carolynnem
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at this location. We used to go when it was near Loring Park. Great service and delicious food. We will go again

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food for our entire group. I will be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience5

There was a mouse near our table for an hour and no one did anything about it...

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Unfortunately, one of the worst experiences I’ve had at a restaurant. We sat in the bar and someone, who ended up being the bartender brought us plates, silverware, and water. I said thank you but the person wouldn’t make eye contact or respond. We then waited 25 minutes with no response- I have no problem ordering from the bar but that would have been a good time to tell us that is what he would like. I tried to make eye contact with the bartender and was waved at to come to the bar where I then had to again wait for his attention to order and he then came to our table twice to clarify our order. While waiting we killed two bugs that looked like ticks and were full of blood. I could continue but wouldn’t recommend eating here under any circumstance.

Loring Bar & Restaurant
Responded on December 27, 2019

Dear Valued Guest, We are so sorry for the experience you had while dining with us. The type of service you have described is unacceptable, and we will use your experience as an example during our employee training from here on. No matter the business levels, we are here to serve you to your expectations when enjoying an evening out. We would be happy to make a gesture on your behalf, if you plan to visit us again. Thank you for input and perspective!

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GaryE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there many times over the years and like it very much.

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Cheez
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice, cozy atmosphere with quality, rustic pasta dishes. Would recommend to anyone wanting a quality dining experience without lofty prices

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StacieL
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time buffet partakers, it was FABULOUS!!! Our family travels from Iowa to eat at Loring because we love it so.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment! We will definitely be returning

JB
vipJeanneB
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at The Loring is very good. The menu items are varied and the Tuesday date night special is a good value.

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