I have enjoyed lunch at The Loop in downtown Rochester a few times, but had never been there for dinner. My wife arrived without reservations at about 7:45 pm, and while indoor and sidewalk seating areas were busy, the pleasant host seated us promptly near the window.
The evening atmosphere in the restaurant is lively and has the feel and look of a big city downtown restaurant and bar. The restaurant is roughly half booths and half regular tables. Some of the booths likely seat 6 people.
The friendly and smiling server arrived promptly to take our drink order. We were pleased with the selection of draft and bottled beers and were able to choose from favorites. After the drinks arrived promptly, we ordered our dinners, which also arrived quickly.
The menu at The Loop is fairly extensive with a broad variety of foods. The prices are not low, but align well with other similar restaurants in Rochester. The food was well-prepared, arranged pleasingly on the plate, and tasted great. The meat in the steak sandwich that I ordered was tender and it tasted great. My wife enjoyed her seared ahi tuna sandwich as well.
I highly recommend The Loop for a good lunch or dinner. The service was excellent and the food was good. The casual, but big city-like, atmosphere has a good vibe.