The Loyal

4.8
563 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We are thrilled to welcome our guests back to the restaurant!

If you don’t see your preferred seating time, please call us on 212 488 5800.

Any requests for outside seating will be noted but cannot be guaranteed.

Support The Loyal during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 563 people are saying
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4.7
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Dusty
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a 6:00 res for 2 on Friday. Staff was very friendly and sat me when I arrived ~10 min early at the far end of the long booth with my date. The rest of the booth didn't really fill in till closer to 7. I had seen several reviews saying that the plates were small, so we each ordered an appetizer, scallop ceviche and charred octopus, an order of deviled eggs and then we each had the tuna frites. Everything was cooked perfectly, elegantly plated and delicious. We were quite full and satiated and I thought the portioning was just right. We were too full to order desert, but the chef sent out an order of the maple custard, compliments of the house which was very generous and it was creamy, rich and a nice decadent end to a great dinner service. I recommend sharing a desert. I also drank two cocktails, a Verjus Signal and an off the menu Last Word, perfectly executed. Highly recommend eating here and I would certainly return.

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vipRobgmd
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in, the deliciousness starts. The food 10 out of 10 the service, 11 out of 10. Amy and Josh were fantastic yesterday. The dessert was spectacular.

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vipSang
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s one of the best restaurants in NYC, the food is amazing .. having tried dirty-martinis at 100s of restaurants, I would rate the martini at The Loyal as the Best ! Very friendly service adds it to a memorable culinary experience.

MB
vipMicheleB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was the best hostess ever. Worked with me as my date was running late and we had a wonderful evening.

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vipGanzma
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Happy to see that they were busy. It is nice to see the city return to some normalcy. We think our waiter was new and he had some issues, but the manager quickly stepped in and took over our table. Our friends really liked their cocktails and how they were served. We split two starters; the grilled octopus and the scallops ceviche. Both were excellent. We then ordered the miso glazed chicken, tuna steak and a pasta dish. Everyone loved their mains. The portions were not huge. For me that is a good thing as COVID was not kind to my waist line. We all left satiated but not full. We didn't have dessert but saw the 20 layer chocolate cake go by our table a number of times; it looked incredible. Atmosphere was great. Great pub/brasserie décor. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s hard to know where to begin; there is simply to much to gush about! Upon arriving we were quite pleased with the atmosphere. The dining room is perfectly dim and the tables were spaced in just the right way so that evening felt lively yet I could hear every word of my partner.

Upon being seated, we were greeted by a congenial team of servers and back-waiters. By far one of the best parts of the experience was the service, especially our server! Joshua was charming, considerate, and efficient. It was hard to narrow down what to order from how enticing he made everything sound.

Everything we tasted was phenomenal! The cocktail menu strikes a great balance between cheeky and elegant, and I was pleased with the spirit selection. The menu has some tasty veggie-friendly options but meat lovers will feel more at home. My favorite dish was the burger, which comes with hefty (yet deserved) price tag. I never thought I could tear up at tomato but here we are. Even if you share it as a side, get it! The Filet Mignon and Tartare were also phenomenal. Run, don’t walk, to The Loyal! We will be back soon!

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vipKuneho
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to The Loyal three times for brunch and once for dinner and it's definitely one of my favorite new places. Great food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely be a regular spot for me.

ME
vipMEMcC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal at the Loyal. Food was great-- ceviche, burrata, oysters etc and especially the orechiette pasta dish. Service was excellent, and our server was super nice and helpful. They made Fathers Day special with a sparkler in the ice cream sundae dessert-- can't wait to go back.

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lawsurfer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service was fantastic. I would recommend this bistro for anyone looking for a fabulous meal and accommodating waitstaff. Try the kale miso chicken caesar!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a very nice dinner there mostly due to the excellent service of the floor manager who realized that the staff was still trying to get up to speed and and our orders. He did what every manager should do in this situation - he brought us a complimentary drink and a food item and kept checking on us - it was very much appreciated!

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DaveH
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! We went with another couple (for their first, but not last visit) and were treated warmly by the staff (as always). While I felt we'd tried everything on the menu, there's always something delicious and new that catches my eye. Our first-time guests were equally impressed with the menu and vowed to return.

For a restaurant, its hard to get the combination of food, service, décor, and ambience "right", but this restaurant gets it perfect.

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vipthomasc
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in NYC, and definitely the best at any gastropub. This is upscale food in a great informal Bleeker Street location. Sugar donuts only item open for improvement, all else puts Nicolle in the firmament of fine chefs!

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vipWestVillageFoodSnob
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Bring back the fried chicken sandwich - it's too good to keep solely to the brunch menu!

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MikeJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, and our server was wonderful! The food came very quickly, and the wait staff knew how to be present but not obtrusive-- a rare quality these days!

EG
vipEmilyG
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Loyal! The staff was incredibly kind and attentive from the moment we walked in! We always had our waters filled, our delicious bread basket came out right on time and the brunch entrees were delicious! We will be coming back for sure for any dinner or brunch occasion. It's a must try

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DaveH
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been huge fans of The Loyal ever since it opened.
While we enjoyed ordering take out during COVID, it is great to have them back in the neighborhood.
The staff is friendly yet extremely professional and the food and cocktails are always delicious!

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Bernice
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The general manager was so kind and the drinks are amazing. Very fun experience and the vibe is fancy yet approachable.

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StaceyH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cozy-cool, new American bistro provides food with exciting flavors, amazing service, fabulous drinks, and off-the-chart desserts. The spicy rigatoni and vegetarian options are always highlights of the menu. Land a reservation here and you won't be disappointed. It's one of our favorites for date nights and celebrations!

JM
vipJessicaM
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back! Great place for a night with friends or a date. Delicious cocktails and amazing burger.

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vipSHNYC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fantastic time. They let us sit at our table for the full evening, taking our time eating and drinking. Anthony was an awesome waiter. They let us set up our iPad so we could watch the Kentucky Derby. Was a great evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent. Drinks were very good. Went here for brunch the last Sunday before indoor dining ended and the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely can’t wait to come back!

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Clyde
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Ambiance, Great Food and Service and a Great Music Soundtrack played at the right volume..!
Megan..the Hostess, was Very Nice ..as was our Server..Veronica...! The Bartender, who was also very pleasant...came over to our table and gave us a delicious, complimentary Hot Apple Cider drink.
Highly recommend for a Date, a Special Occasion or just a fun night out..!

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vipKeeks
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best brunch I have had in a while! The menu is minimal but everything packed a ton of flavor and that skillet pancake.... mmmmm.

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AnnieR
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here for outdoor brunch on a chilly fall day. There's not a ton of sidewalk space, but the seating was comfortable and had nice atmosphere. All the food we ordered was delicious but the bloody Mary was the highlight of the meal for me. Will definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor is the best waitress ever! Cocktails are always delicious and the food was top notch! Always coming back to my place.

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CheyanneGarcia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I would recommend, the dinner was great, the service was good but over all I really enjoyed my self

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy dining at The Loyal. The food is amazing and fresh- perfectly priced and portioned, the drinks are delicious and inventive and the service is awesome. Everyone is super friendly and helpful. COVID precautions are taken nicely and the restaurant is always spaced out properly and well ventilated. Our table was a little bit behind, so the host was really kind and offered us a table outside to wait and a round of drinks on the house which wasn’t necessary or expected - but again, was really so kind of her.

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vipAmy1
New York Area
158 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a lovel and delicious brunch at the loyal on Sat. Really enjoyed ourselves, from start to finish. Service was excellent - professional, yet friendly. Food was wonderful - inventive and very enjoyable. It was a pleasure sitting outside on the perfect afternoon. Can’t wait til our next visit, which will be soon

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vipMariG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious with excellent service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, a lot of value for its price. The OG burger was such an incredible delight. I definitely plan on coming back for it sometime soon. Ambiance was also perfect, everything from the decor to the music to the art on the wall. It was my boyfriends birthday and they sent us some ice cream and candy, it was such a sweet gesture.

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Tori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, felt safe - all the right things!

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vipAlexW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Loyal! The food is incredible, and I love their core classics, the burger on the brunch menu is amazing, and always try their seasonal specials. The new burrata dish with the grapes and Viking bread I had this weekend was outstanding! Service is always on point, and the team there are clearly professionals, have a wonderful friendly approach and very knowledgable about the food and wine menu. I am a big fan of Chef John Fraser and his team, whom you see at many of his restaurants. Whatever the occasion, you can always count on The Loyal for a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and intimate restaurant.
Great drinks, food and servers were lovely.

Have returned frequently!

EG
vipEmmyG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food here is incredible every time. The only downfall to visiting the Loyal now is the lack of outdoor seating space. The area is already congested, so the space is a bit noisy for dining.

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vipAshTheBlonde
New England
31 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was all delicious with great flavors! Our server Kevin was extremely friendly and gave great suggestions. Great place!

MB
vipMarvinB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly efficient service. Nice that music volume low. Food excellent!

MH
vipMegH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place. Can’t say enough good things about it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ date night

JT
vipJenniferT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks and food are delicious, staff is very friendly and attentive, 5/5 stars

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Genevieve
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with a group of friends, loved the avocado toast and the brunch cocktails! Service was warm & friendly, will definitely be back.

FAQs

The Loyal does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Loyal also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 488-5800.

The Loyal is rated 4.8 stars by 563 OpenTable diners.

The Loyal does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1579/the-loyal.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.