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Loring Bar & Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS‏
9.00
Artichoke Ramekin
The Loring’s signature dish, served warm with garlic toast points
8.00
Baked Bucheron
Baked chevre and marinara sauce with house-made cheddar and sun - dried tomato ciabatta bread
8.00
Salsa Italiano
With olives, chevre, and garlic toast for dipping, fresh mozzarella, golden tomatoes, fresh basil, roasted red peppers, and balsamic syrup
10.00
Crab Cakes
With a‏ passion fruit vinaigrette
8.5 Per person
Appetizer Platter for Sharing
For parties of 4 people or more. A selection of house favorites perfect for sharing
8.00
Fried Calamari and French Fries
With red pepper aioli and cocktail sauce
9.00
Pan - Fried Potstickers
Filled with shredded chicken and vegetables and served with steamed edamame and soy dipping sauce
9.00
Spicy Tuna Sushi Roll
Traditional nori roll served with steamed edamame and soy dipping sauce
10.00
Mediterranean Mussels
Steamed in a white wine and aromatic herb broth
8.00
Tempura Fried Baby Vegetables
With roasted red pepper and basil pesto aiolis
SALADS
8.50
Salade Sauvage
Mixed field greens with crumbled bleu cheese, candied walnuts, fresh pear, and raisins
12.00
Asian Chicken Salad
With napa cabbage, edamame beans, carrot and peppers, bamboo shoots, pickled ginger, sliced potstickers and a fat-free sesame sriracha vinaigrette
10.00
Asparagus and Fingerling Potato Salad
Served warm with bacon lardon and coarse ground mustard dressing
8.50
Caesar Salad
Hearts of romaine, house-made croutons, and shaved parmesan tossed in a garlic and egg dressing. 4 With entree
6.00
Loring House Salad
Field greens in a orange balsamic vinaigrette. 3 With entree
LORING PASTAS‏
Most of our pasta can be made without meat for vegetarian diners.
Rice pasta can be substituted for an additional charge.
15.00
Saffron Chicken Linguine
With roasted red peppers tossed in a salsa verde of basil, olive oil, and cilantro
14.50
Fettuccini Carbonara
House - made fettuccini with cottage bacon, garlic, cream, peas, and parmesan cheese
14.00
Portabella Mushroom Ravioli
In a beurre blanc with canadian bacon and a tomato and corn salsa
18.00
Seafood Spaghetti
Scallops, shrimp and assorted shellfish with squid ink spaghetti in a saffron cream sauce
13.00
Vegetarian Orzo
With grilled artichoke hearts, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes in a balsamic reduction
13.00
Cheese Tortellini Nuovi
In a northern Italian cream sauce with toasted pine nuts and prosciutto
15.00
Chicken and Mozzarella Ravioli
House - made ravioli in a Napolitana sauce of concassed tomatoes, roasted garlic, basil, and extra virgin olive oil
13.50
Spaghetti with Meatball
With all beef meatball in a creamy marinara sauce
ENTREES
27.00
The Bronco Nargurski
20 oz. New York strip steak
21.00
The Big Ten
10 oz. New York strip steak. served with grilled asparagus and with your choice of garlic mashed potatoes or smoked mozzarella potato gratin
19.00
Steak Frites
5 oz. Hangar steak served with the Loring's signature French fries and house made catsup
18.50
Ecuadorian Beef Tips
In a roasted tomato and pepper coulis with saffron-infused basmati rice and fried plantains
20.00
Pork Tenderloin
In a vermont maple syrup reduction with caramelized onions, baby carrots, and dried cranberries
19.00
Grilled Salmon
Encrusted in chilli, cumin, and garlic in a tomato and dill cream sauce
23.00
Pan Seared Sea Bass and Roasted Artichoke Hearts
With pesto mashed potatoes in a red pepper and champagne beurre blanc
18.50
Chicken Picatta
Sauteed in a lemon, caper, and sherry sauce; served with green beans and roasted baby red potatoes
SIDES‏
5.00
Fresh Asparagus
Steamed or gilled
5.00
French Fries
With ketchup‏
5.00
Large Meatball
With marinara sauce
About
Staff owned and operated, and located in the heart of Dinkytown, Loring Bar & Restaurant is a unique, eclectic space for dinner, private events, music, and every special occasion. We also offer a splendid brunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Italian, American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s been quite a few years since we’ve been here and it looks exactly the same. Not necessarily a bad thing because I love the eclectic feel of this Dinkytown restaurant. The food was good. We enjoyed the potstickers and edamame and the artichoke ramekin....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank kimmysue42
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My friends and I had a great time at the Loring. It's a hidden gem in Dinkytown; you'd never guess such a cool experience is right across the street from Qdoba! **Note: you definitely need to use the restrooms while you're there - they're straight...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank beckerg115
Reviewed July 8, 2019

Patrick was outstanding as our bartender! Answered the hundred of questions I had with patience and humor. Such a unique spot, great food, and great staff!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Terrie S
Reviewed May 29, 2019

This is right in Dinky town, close to campus. It can be really packed and busy, or really chill and casual depending on when you go (Tues evening is quiet, weekend nights dancing and shows are a madhouse). Food is excellent! I had the chicken...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 123lwf
Reviewed May 22, 2019

We were at a wedding recently (5-18-19) and it was awesome. The architecture and design of the whole building was eclectic. Beautifully designed. The food that they catered to the wedding was also amazing. We had portabella mushroom stuffed ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs and beef...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank LSimon30
Reviewed May 11, 2019

Brought our two college kids out for brunch here. We don't typically go for buffets, but we were all happy we gave it a try at the Loring. Nice variety and great flavors. I had a wonderful made-to-order omelet -- one of the best I've...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank KLwrites
Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Setting always perfect Ambiance and music phenomenal Food was beyond great Love love love !! Service very friendly. Drinks a bit slow. We got married here several years ago and love coming back. The crowd was multigenerational and peeps were dressed from casual to gorgeous....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Linda F
Hemil M, Public Relations Manager at Loring Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2019

Dear Linda, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019

Very accommodating, fun unique atmosphere. Waiter was very helpful in menu selections, food very good. We left to go to a game & I came back for a drink & discovered there was a $10 cover for the bar - not worth it😕.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Catherine W
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Okay place for drinks. No creeps pushing to get to your table (like in the Kitty Cat next door), not too loud music on the bar side. The service is slow, but you get what you want in decent time. Sitting next to a table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank iinen
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Waitress was nice but had no clue about the menu or what the soup of the day was...ordered an appetizer but our salads came first, then the appetizer and before we cld get a bite our entrees showed up. The 1 drink I ordered was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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