The Loyal

4.4
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$31 to $50
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American
The​ ​Loyal​ ​is​ ​Restaurateur & Michelin-starred Chef​ ​John​ ​Fraser's​ ​signature neighborhood brasserie, inspired by the high energy of downtown Manhattan and the romance of European bistros.​ ​

The Loyal's menu is designed for comfort and indulgence, elevated by John Fraser’s signature technique and passion for seasonal produce. Dishes are seasonal, shareable and highly flavorful. The menu changes seasonally, but regulars know they can depend on finding favorites like the ½ pound Piedmontese burger with it’s famous 22-step tomato, decadent Sundae Set & Candy shop and late night fried chicken sandwich year-round.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.5
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3.8
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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m
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely wait staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Belated Valentine’s Day dinner with my girlfriend. Had an awesome time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good experience.

CC
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Nice ambiance, good service and very average food. Better alternatives in the area for dinner.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really great night. Everything was incredible except the miso chicken. The pastas, octopus, and tots were fantastic. The chicken arrived and it was lukewarm borderline cold. We asked them to warm it up, which they did but it still could not get hot. I would definitely go back, just not get the chicken.

JF
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in charming atmosphere, with excellent service!

P
London
36 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I must say the food was good. Not spectacular but good. It as a tad on the salty side. Our server was phenomenal. The service was attentive. I would go back just not right away.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Had to wait an hour for my table. Server forgot about our party at the bar. Once seated, wait staff only engaged with us twice (taking food order and clearing the table)

Food was good but definitely not worth a one hour wait.

Was hoping to find a good restaurant in the neighborhood, but unfortunately will not come back.

Only bright spot was the bartender. Personable guy.

k
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I would go back for a drink at the bar (it looked lovely), but I was generally underwhelmed by the dining experience. The food felt overpriced, especially for the portion sizes (I'm looking at you, pastas). The markup on the wines by the bottle is way over industry standard. I liked the look of the room, but the white tablecloths, constantly-filled water glasses, and unnecessary replacement of small plates and utensils make it feel overly fancy when it's not. Basically there's some things not lining up when you consider the whole picture. The food was good, not amazing, although the rolls definitely get an A. With so many restaurants in NYC killing it across the board, The Loyal has some work to do to make itself a place I'd go back to again.

AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant inside but food was overpriced for what it is and portions are tiny. There are many better options in the west village.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner with my husband and in-laws to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Food and service were excellent.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband celebrated his birthday there and it was a great spot. Lively but not where we felt jostled or couldnt hear each other

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bring back the monkey bread!

SB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and food

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Went for Dinner, Saturday 9:30. Wish I read the opentable reviews before going.

Menu reads great and approachable for all.

Hamachi- Simple, served with a spoon would be nice for the sauce. Lacked seasoning, daikon cut super thick.

Burrata- Great balance, loved the tomato/ ginger. Wish I had a half of a loaf of bread to eat with it.

Hanger- Nice temp on the cook, wish it had more color on sear, and sauce was very ok.

Shrimp Scampi- Fun, pasta had great texture, sauce was broken is a nice way but wanted a ton of lemon.

Service was weird at points but looked like they were running around. Food runners were great, friendly and professional. Otherwise, it felt like being their was an inconvenience and everyone lacked support. Hard to not overhear the banter about the kitchen not being on the same page on the floor.

Could be a one off and hope this place makes memories for someone else.

e
New York Area
108 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Advice to fellow diners: try the decadent burger!

l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Would only go back to bar

NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food is overpriced and smelled funny, kind of like chlorine. Portions were so small for the price and level of restaurant..

DD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Awful service, food just ok, very over priced for what it is.

RM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The atmosphere is beautiful. The food was delicious. The hostess was absolutely lovely and helpful. Two things were not ideal:
1) we ate early- the dining room was empty- and we could hardly get attention (maybe they were getting ready for the New Year’s onslaught?)
2) Prices were exorbitant for a hamburger and small bowl of pasta. Thankfully, it was delicious because the bill surprised us! Overall value not ideal.

PT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch here on New Year’s Day. We made a last minute change from two people to three, not an issue.
Our table was up front next to the window. Our waiter was extremely nice and patient with us as we lingered over drinks before and after our meal. He was also well informed about the menu and the wines on offer.
The portions were large and the food was delicious.
I would definitely come back and recommend without hesitation. Great experience all around.

A
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Don’t know what happened to this place. The brunch menu has shrunk, and service has become indifferent. One of my guest’s food arrived after everyone else had finished their meal. No apologies from the server. The egg on the egg sandwich was a block of lukewarm precooked omelette. $14 for two club sodas from the bar. That will be my last visit.

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was great for food and drinks with a fun but upscale atmosphere.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, service, and wall art

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress
Delicious food and drinks
Not crowded or noisy

OT
Corpus Christi
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was really poor.

We arrived on time at 7:15. Restuarant was maybe a third occupied, and yet it was ten minutes before we got menus and could order a drink. We ordered oysters on the half shell as a starter and they were delivered without cocktail forks. We waited almost ten minutes before we could get our waitress to bring us cocktail forks and she brought us one.

Food was fine, but service got in the way of an enjoyable evening.

EF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a cool Village restaurant. The decor is modern but warm & appealing. The service was fast & friendly. They have some delicious creative cocktails. The food was excellent. I recommend the lamb chops. They were cooked to perfection. Overall, dining here is a very nice experience.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Tasty pasta and good burger. Tots were good too. Service was a letdown in terms of speed, but at least they were apologetic and comped us a side. Would return again, but not amazing.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Burrata was phenomenal. Prices are pretty high for the bigger portions of pasta (which aren’t enormous), but the flavors were very good- I’d get the pastas again but in smaller portions. Brussel sprout leaves were chilled and not fried, which was interesting (and unexpected), but were tasty and a nice contrast to the main courses.

DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and great service. The portion size of my lamb was small and the wine list is limited.

WA
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for a special occasion. We are big fans of the steak and the duck fat tots.

m
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Lively place with blaring music that made it hard to hear each other. This place is definitely for the much younger, trendier set and not older folks such as us. Food and service were just okay.

MA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Lively atmosphere. Service was nice, but even our server couldn't hear us. I grew up in NYC and have seen trends come and go but the noisy vibe is just lost on me. There's a way to have a balance between pin drop quiet and a stadium shrill. The food was decent. Prices were outrageous for what was brought to the table. Think it's more of a drinks with a dish or two ,not a full meal.

JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food is mediocre and many better options in the neighborhood. Terrible value. The steamed vegetables were comically lacking in size and amount.

d
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything is always great at the Loyal. Wines by the glass are thoughtful and all good. I have yet to order anything that is prepared well and tasty. Staff is fantastic - thank you, again, for a really nice meal on a rainy Monday:)

AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The place was lively and energetic. We were there to celebrate our birthdays and we were greeted at our table with a personalized birthday message. Very nice touch. We both enjoyed the duck special cooked two ways, roasted and confit which was amazing along with inventive side vegetable dishes. Our waiter was attentive and professional. He made us feel right at home. We would definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Server was indifferent, if not rude. He couldn’t be bothered with us. Zero engagement with our table. Never checked on our entrees after they were served.

Menu is either recreates if other establishments’ dishes (spicy pork rigatoni, every in the now Italian joint has a version), or excessively/trying too hard dishes (Asian eggs).

This was our first shot here. Will not return, ever.

MK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I love good food and drink and am happy to pay for it, but when you walk out of a $100+ per person dinner still hungry, something is wrong. Overpriced, noisy, small portions and nothing to write home about.