John Fraser opens The Loyal, your new West Village local Tavern

John Fraser opens The Loyal, your new West Village local Tavern

New York City chef and restaurateur John Fraser opens The Loyal, a sophisticated neighborhood restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village, inspired by Fraser’s love of the American tavern. 

Chef to Narcissa, Narcbar and two Michelin-starred restaurants, Dovetail and Nix, Fraser takes a different turn at The Loyal. His menu is built for comfort: simple dishes grounded in his trademark technique. Shareable items include drunken eggs with chili oil, Parker House rolls with cultured butter + smoked salt, and chopped steak with guindilla peppers, olives + melba toast. Entrees feature elevated classics such as shrimp scampi, black bass aqua pazza and their namesake burger, The Loyale with cheese, while a selection of vegetables, grains and pastas round out the playful and approachable menu. Sundaes are a focus for dessert, including a sundae for two with a rotating selection of toppings as well as a Japanese-inspired sundae. 

The concise cocktail list by Salvatore Tafuri features inventive drinks such as a riff on a Collins and Old Fashioned, and the 100-bottle wine list includes both easy-drinking, affordable options as well as eclectic selections curated by beverage director Amy Racine.

The Loyal evokes a feeling of casual indulgence with the warmth of your favorite local. Designed by home studios, the space blends the traditional and romantic motifs of European bistros with the high-energy allure of downtown Manhattan. The uniforms, in collaboration with Club Monaco, are understated yet refined, fitting with the restaurant’s laid-back appeal.
The Loyal
289 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014



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