• Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Best of NYC Neighborhood Restaurants

Loring Place
December 6, 2018
By , Founder and Editor-in-chief

Good for: Casual date night, dinner with friends or solo dining at the bar. Either way, you want to have a dinner reservation – otherwise, be prepared for a healthy wait or try to snag a solo seat at the bar for dinner service.

Atmosphere: Lively, but not so lively that you can’t hear your dinner companions. 

Why we like it: There are some nights when you want a decent, uncomplicated meal, where there’s no need to get ready, no attitude with the maitre’d and you can pronounce everything on the menu.  Welcome to Loring Place, which is the definition of a neighborhood restaurant. And while the food may not be fussy, every single dish is elevated in its execution and quality of its ingredients. This is a go-to spot for any night of the week. 

  

What to order: We love the fluke crudo and the char sashimi, which are hardly unique menu items, but here, they shine through with a balance of intensity in flavors, while not overpowering the delicacy of the fish.  Also, any place that offers a pizza – well, you just can’t say “no.”  The brussels sprouts pizza with cheddar and jalapeno will keep this experience not only unique, but also memorable.