This month’s culinary attraction is none other than Chef Dan Kluger’s Loring Place, located at 21 W. 8th Street in the heart of Greenwich Village. The restaurant represents the culmination of a lifelong dream for the chef who has cooked in some of New York’s most beloved restaurants for the city’s very best. Chef Kluger is best known for leading the teams at ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina as their Executive Chef, the latter of which was famously named Best New Restaurant 2011 by the James Beard Foundation. No small feat.
Chef Kluger’s skill for creating delicious market-driven dishes marked by unusual flavor combinations has a new home and is on full display at Loring Place via its menu. Comprised of small and large plates, alike, the dishes feature farms and farmers whom Kluger has gotten to know intimately over his two decades frequenting the Union Square Greenmarket.
The restaurant’s name was inspired by the street that Kluger’s father grew up on in the Bronx. This beautiful homage to Arthur Kluger is just one of the many ways in which the spirit of the city is so deeply rooted in the restaurant, itself: from the energy of passersby seeping through its front windows, to the original beams of the late 1800’s building reincarnated as the restaurant’s refurbished tables. The style of warm, effusive hospitality that’s a centerpiece at Danny Meyer’s establishments, Kluger’s original introduction to the industry, is palpable, as is the culinary craft of years’ worth of experience passed down to the current generation.
Loring Place, simply put, is a celebration of New York and all things local.