The Loop Bar + Restaurant - North Loop

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American
FUN. FRESH. LOCAL.

Opened in 2006, The Loop is a high-energy full-service restaurant, which features one of the largest 360-degree bars in the City.

We are a high energy, upbeat restaurant right in the popular North Loop Neighborhood!
Looking for a spot to watch your favorite sports?! We offer many TV's to watch them on!
Looking to dance the night away?? We have a DJ on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 10pm!

We serve our lunch and dinner (4pm)menus daily.

We offer a Saturday and Sunday brunch menu from 9am-1pm!


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Daily 7:00AM - 10:30AM

What 93 People Are Saying
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IG
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent - the French dip was one of the best I've had! Everyone else I was with liked their food as well - the steak tacos, the juicy lucy - all were very good. Parking in the area is difficult, though.

E
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food choices and everything I’ve had tasted great. Clean and bright feel. Nice service. On the louder side, but no complaints — I highly recommend this place.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service but super noisy and was only 25% full. Could not imagine what sound level is when place is full.

KV
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was really off.
We sat street-side, the manager said he’d send out a server, 10+ minutes later we went inside to request a server, a few minutes later she arrived.
There were only 20-30 people inside, no others outside.
Food was warm and tasted like it should.
Would not recommend, will likely not return.

SM
Naples
66 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fun vibe and food is excellent! We ate here for the first time and were very pleased with our choice. A great spot to dine before going to a show!!

JK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was wonderful, the food was good (as usual), and all reasonably priced. This restaurant is a favorite of ours and we'll be back.

KP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Ruined Father’s Day meal. Horrible service. They didn’t open to serve guests today. Short handed, paid no attention to us. Had to wait a while to even be acknowledged. Then we were brought beverages (wrong at that). Coffee was cool. Drinks never got refilled. Wanted to order mimosas but couldn’t get the attention of anyone long enough to ask. No bartender on hand. Ordered our food to a server that was very short and abruptly impatient with us. Didn’t feel comfortable asking any questions. Had to grab the attention of any server that passed by to get anything. One of the off duty servers came in to eat and ended up having to help/work. It could have been a different experience if they bothered to acknowledged they were short handed and in the weeds but no one even seemed to care. Had to grab attention to even get our bill. This was the worst dining experience we’ve ever had due to the lack of concern for their lack of enough help and poor slow service. If there was a manager on duty (only two servers/no bartender) they shouldn’t be a manager any more.

O
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Horrible experience! Our reservation was ignored, as were we for over 25 mins. Complained twice, but the servers felt no need to wait on us. It was not busy! I've been in the industry for 16 years and there was no excuse for this. Everyone was standing around chatting. We went next door to Black Sheep and had a fantastic dinner! The Loop will never get mine or my friends business back.

l
Minneapolis
114 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Mediocre food at best.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and was there for business lunch.

c
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was attentive and our entrees arrived extremely quickly. I had been craving fried chicken but unable to indulge since I learned that most fast food places use MSG, so it was a delight that they bread their own chicken here! My husband also enjoyed his Juicy Loopy burger, and the extremely generous portion of chocolate chip cookies. The butterscotch creme brulee was actually burnt on top and I should have just scraped that off; although the custard hadn't actually set, it was still delicious.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday funday

KG
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Very loud, difficult to carry on a conversation with my friend. TV's were on, music was on, and everyone seemed to be screaming to talk over that background noise. It was a Saturday night so maybe other times are less insane. My friend and I are middle aged so for awhile I thought, it must just be us, but then I saw a 20 something woman walking through the bar looking upset holding her hands over her ears, so I knew it was not just me! Food was mediocre. Service and drinks were good. I won't go back. When we left, we felt like we had been at a heavy metal concert, our ears were ringing. I don't get this "energetic" decibel level thing.

JP
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Breakfast 7 grain seed bowl was delicious! Also, I always appreciate when you ask for crispy bacon you actually get it done right. It was early so still low-key but all staff were really friendly.

J
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I cannot leave feedback on The Loop located in North Loop as my reservation WAS NOT HONORED and the location manager was horribly rude.

Fortunately, the location at West End was kind enough to transfer the reservation and we had a wonderful experience there.

Probably will not return to the North Loop location again based on this experience.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was there for a business lunch. Not too loud and the service was great.

s
Minneapolis
127 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed a relaxed, casual dinner here on a week night. Loved the pizza! Thanks.

KU
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Took an out of town friend for lunch. Poke Bowl and Tacos. Everything was great. Nice waitress. Like the atmosphere.

E
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Sunday morning - great food and service, nice and quiet. Guessing this place is fun at night, too. Good prices, lots of selections, no complaints.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We were seated and ordered food. many times our waitress would not be fast enough so we would have to go and get drinks at the bar. when the food did come. half way through eating the restaurant turned into a loud college bar. we were so confused and decided this is not our place and left

JV
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick, professional, and personable service. Food came out quickly and was prepared to order. Waitress was super friendly and outgoing. Perfect experience.

LF
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

First, don’t go for a Sunday brunch, there isn’t one. We anticipated the carving station, pastries and a variety of eggs type breakfast options and salads. Instead we are handed menus. My basic breakfast was served with less heat on it than the room. Husbands breakfast burrito was cool too but he didn’t mind.
The waitress was very cheerful - which is the only reason we stayed. It wasn’t her fault the open table description was over a YEAR outdated. Definitely not a place that is open early for a “brunch crowd”. There were only three tables of people there and the bar (that’s in the center of the restaurant) was empty.
We ate and left all with in an hour.

HJ
Minneapolis
23 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great improvements to the menu and the atmosphere - if you haven’t been here in the last six months, go again - we were pleasantly impressed! A group of 6 of us our for dinner - great location, food, atmosphere, and service. We’ll be back!

MF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place... Great bartender, I abhor I can't recall his name!

S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Made reservations for 10pm as we both work late. Arrived at 10pm no host and no signage telling us to seat ourselves. They were turning the restaurant into a night club as we sat, after I had asked an employee of we seat ourselves and if they still serving food, he said yes take a seat good served till 11p. We waited after we seated and nobody stopped by after about 7 or 8 minutes so I stopped someone.he said oh yes. I will be right back. He hurried back with menus(for brunch). We ordered cocktails from the menu(not the same as online). Cocktails arrived in a out 6mins. We had already ordered food took about 12mins. Overall it was good. Food was not outstanding. I would go again but during morning dining hours. To give them another try. As I feel everyone was to busy getting ready for the DJ.

AH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

My wife and I frequent the loop and usually we have a great time and enjoy the service. The restaurant was not very busy at the time we were there but it was still difficult at times to find our server. We had to ask for refills a few times.

The reason for my low review is not based on the foods. It’s based on something I heard from one of the managers while he was at the table across from ours. He was telling the customers that he is buying dessert for all of the mothers since it’s mother’s day. He said he was extending this to all mothers.

I found it weird that it wasn’t offered to my wife. We were there celebrating Mother’s Day and even had our daughter with us. I would be interested to hear the reason why it was offered to them but not us.

VL
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Memorable Mother’s Day.

BP
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We love the Sunday Brunch! Best value for bottomless mimosas in town and the Buffalo Chicken Wantons are THEE best!

KK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Casual bar, went for brunch and had terrible service. Had to send the food back, and we were constantly left with empty coffee mugs and water glasses.

Food was only OK

KT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our food was not cooked appropriately, but the manager came over immeidately, took the entre off the bill and had the item remade. Excellent services.

PM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Service was timely

L
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this great little place. The menu has a good variety for everyone to find something they like and lots of TV's with every sport you can find for fun. They have recently remodeled and it fits in the neighborhood with a great look. I love their salads and our recent breakfast selection with Bloody Mary's was great. Can't wait for the outdoor patio to open up too!

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Met a colleague for lunch. Was impressed with the modern updates to the restaurant since the last time I was in there. The only blemish on the visit was the garlic fries. Either they diced the fries into little fry nugget/pieces, else I received the bottom of the basket and if that was the case - shame on the kitchen manager, shame on the expo person, and shame on the server. Shame on me for not bringing it to their attention - yeah, but what's a hangry guy to do?

OT
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The restaurant is beautifully designed and the location is great. We have been there 2 times, and each time, we had really poor service. Items from our orders were missing and foods did not come out at the same time. When they finally arrived, they were cold. The manager gave us some discount the first time, but this time no one was responsive enough to hear what we had to say. For a restaurant in North Loop, it was far from tasteful to have creamer-cups!! Why not pour cream in a creamer and present it. No spoon, few sugar packets, no ketchup, coffee was either cold or too bitter. It felt we had to ask for every single item. Food, if not cold, is good. But we are not going back because of poor service.

S
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, music, and food were excellent. I would definitely go back.

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Was there on a Friday for a 40th b-day celebration. Service was very slow (although it was a Friday, so maybe not a surprise, but haven't had that issue with other restaurants in North Loop). Food was excellent, drinks were great. Didn't receive much attention from our server (e.g. waters were never refilled, no acknowledgement if they were super busy to account for the slow/lacking service).

Not a place for a special occasion - but fine for a regular dinner/drinks if you're not in a rush. Again, food was excellent, but service was very much lacking.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was great overall! I love coming here and will come back. We had an issue with some food being cold, but we came in for late night eats so we expected that. We sent it back and they replaced it.

m
Minneapolis
29 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very Attentive service, decent food. Only complaints are that it was very loud and my bf's cocktail drink was not good. Bit pricey for the food we got.

JP
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I didn’t realize they were open for weekday breakfast and it was surprisingly good with lots of veggie options!

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was absolutely wonderful! And the blackened quinoa salad is to die for!

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