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The Loring Restaurants have, since 1986, celebrated the lively arts of theater, music, and cuisine, exploring the intersections of drama, design, architecture, hand-made spaces, home-style cooking, and homespun hospitality. Our ethos is one of unpretentiously yummy food that assuredly tastes at least as delicious as it sounds, served in a bistro-styled café of the old-world owner-built, owner-managed tradition with a love of bizarre European circus tossed into the stewpot for good measure! Quality ingredients and savory flavors abound, often rustic, though not always, and a relaxed sense of rare occasion unfolds. Imaginative atmosphere, attentive and sincere service, and live performance in support of local and itinerant musicians, all at a price that the community and even those who work at for the Loring itself can afford on a semi-regular basis. That’s our local spirit.

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Catering

WELCOME!

Since 1986 the Loring Restaurants have brought the Twin Cities brimming life with such culturally iconic destinations as The Loring Café/Bar and Playhouse, The Loring Pasta Bar, The Varsity Theater, designed The Kitty Cat Klub and took the show on the road to The Music Hall Theater in historic Portsmouth New Hampshire, winning a prestigious A.I.A. award for Excellence in Design in 2009.

Along with stunning décor concepts The Loring Pasta Bar continue to dazzle with the absolute best and freshest approaches to special events, weddings and corporate gatherings. NOTHING IS TRUCKED-IN: the proprietary venue approach ensures only super fresh and tasty and unparalleled creative control is guaranteed.

We think you’ll appreciate our “No Surprises” approach to catering. In these web pages you’ll see plenty of detail and clearly spelled out pricing. We hope you’ll take a little time to look it over and you’ll probably notice it’s a refreshingly different approach to the exciting planning you are just beginning….

THE RED ROOM      Capacity 60-80 guests

THE WEST MEZZANINE      Capacity 60-80 guests

WEDDINGS AT THE LORING

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GROUP DINING AT THE LORING PASTA BAR    For groups up to 30 guests

Events

WELCOME!

THE RED ROOM Capacity 60-80 guests

Social occasions, birthdays, retirements, corporate functions with full AV and breakout areas available. More Info

THE WEST MEZZANINE   Capacity 60-80 guests

Similar in size to Red Room but with more inclusion to the hum of the full restaurant. Dramatic architectural views. More Info

GROUP DINING AT LORING PASTA BAR  For groups up to 30 guests

We’ll reserve for your large group and make it easy to hold your gathering! Order from a select menu which we prepare for you and your guests! More Info

SKYBAR  For groups up to 50 guests

Birdseye panorama of the entire Loring! premium views of the Loring music stage. Connectable to The Red Room for events up to 125 guests. More Info

FULL RESTAURANT Up to 300 seated guests or over 500 for cocktails

Reception. Fundraisers, corporate gala events, or whatever your imagination cooks up!

WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS Capacity 300-500 guests

And the Pasta Bar can be booked for your wedding too. The urban romance of the Loring is peerless. Flowers never looked so natural and brides never looked lovelier… More Info

 

 
Since 1986 the Loring Restaurants have brought the Twin Cities brimming life with such culturally iconic destinations as The Loring Café/Bar and Playhouse, The Loring Pasta Bar, The Varsity Theater, designed The Kitty Cat Klub and took the show on the road to The Music Hall Theater in historic Portsmouth New Hampshire, winning a prestigious A.I.A. award for Excellence in Design in 2009.

Along with stunning décor concepts The Loring Pasta Bar continue to dazzle with the absolute best and freshest approaches to special events, weddings and corporate gatherings. NOTHING IS TRUCKED-IN: the proprietary venue approach ensures only super fresh and tasty and unparalleled creative control is guaranteed.

We think you’ll appreciate our “No Surprises” approach to catering. In these web pages you’ll see plenty of detail and clearly spelled out pricing. We hope you’ll take a little time to look it over and you’ll probably notice it’s a refreshingly different approach to the exciting planning you are just beginning….

“I’m really grateful for everything you and the entire group did to make Abby and Connor’s wedding reception so terrific! Lots of people made a point of saying it was the best wedding and reception they’d ever been to! I don’t think there’s a better venue around — the look, the food, the staff, the overall vibe — it was just perfect.”

 

Weddings at the Loring

The Loring Pasta Bar is an ideal venue for your wedding celebration. The cathedral-inspired main floor makes a dazzling statement for your wedding ceremony.

loring-pasta-bar-wedding-minneapolis-044WEDDING CEREMONIES
You’re probably saying to yourself “A Wedding Ceremony? In a restaurant?!? How is that possible.”
Well, The Loring Pasta Bar is no ordinary restaurant!
The Pasta Bar closes lunch a little early (around 2 PM), the service staff removes all the tables and resets the main room in wedding ceremony configuration. Attendees arrive about 3:30 or 4 PM; if desired the bar is open and a drink is available.
Vows are exchanged on the photogenic V-shaped staircase; perfect sightlines for up to 225 loved ones. The DEED is done, hugs all around, and everyone recesses to the reception in a matter of minutes.  Voila!

 
Room Rental Fee: $1500 for use of the Loring Pasta Bar main floor from 2pm-5pm for weddings of up to 200 guests, $2000 for weddings up to 250 guests
Rental Fee includes use of the Loring’s chairs & decorating accoutrement
On Staff Ceremony Coordinator (required) – $150 (includes ceremony rehearsal)
Seating for up to 200 guests (250 with additional standing room)
Full technical capabilities including built-in PA system and audio equipment for musicians and/or iPod plug in capabilities
Valet Parking is available – Please speak to your catering sales agent for current rates.
NOTE: All ceremonies must be finished by 5pm.
 
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The Red Room

Tucked away in the corner of The Loring Pasta Bar, The Red Room is our cozy private dining salon. With lots of natural light, a private bar and restrooms, discreet elevator access, state of the art public address system, digital projector, and a private rooftop patio, it’s an oasis perfect for your event – be it rehearsal dinner, corporate or non-profit board meeting, company party, intimate cocktail reception, or more.

 

CAPACITY
Seated – 65 people (30 – 50 ideal), Cocktail Reception – 80   Plentiful meeting break-out locations in adjoining areas.
TOTAL COSTS
• Room Rental: $100 -$150 for a duration of 4 hours
• Food minimums: $500 weeknights, $1,000 weekend evenings
• Appetizer Reception – $15 – $20 per person
• Buffet Dinner – $33 per person
• Family Style Dinner – $35 per person
• Plated Dinner – $40 per person
• No beverage/bar minimum required
• Service Fee – 20% based on the final food & beverage tab
• Management Fee – $150
• Additional Services that you would like us to provide (valet, desserts, etc.)
• Sales tax additional.

For more information or to receive a proposal, please send us an email.
call 612.378.4849 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm with the following information

• Name
• Telephone Number
• E-mail
• Type of event (Birthday Party, Company Function, Rehearsal Dinner, etc.)
• Date You Are Looking To Have The Event & If There Is Any Flexibility In The Date
• Expected Guest Count
• Food (Appetizer Reception / Family Style / Buffet / Plated Dinner) Beverages (Fully Hosted Bar / Partially Hosted Bar / Cash Bar)
• Any Additional Services You Are Interested In (Desserts or Mini Desserts, Valet Parking, etc.)

The Red Room & the Sky Bar combined

The Sky Bar is a horseshoe-shaped mezzanine overlooking the main dining room of The Loring. This awe-inspiring aerie can be combined with the red room to accommodate up to 125 guests.
CAPACITY
Buffet – 100 guests, Seated – 110 guests, Cocktail Reception – 125 guests      Plentiful meeting break-out locations in adjoining areas.

TOTAL COSTS:
• Room Rental: $500 for a duration of 4 hours.
• NOTE: The Sky Bar is available until 9:30pm Friday & Saturday evenings. Please consult with your catering sales agent for options to stay longer.
• Food minimums: $1,500 weeknights, $3,000 weekend evenings
• Appetizer Reception – $15 – $20 per person
• Buffet Dinner – $33 per person
• Family Style Dinner – $35 per person
• Plated Dinner – $40 per person
• No beverage/bar minimum required
• Service & Management Fee – 25% based on the final food & beverage tab
• Additional Services that you would like us to provide (valet, desserts, etc.)
• Sales tax additional.

For more information or to receive a proposal, please send us an email.
or call 612.378.4849 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm with the following information

• Name
• Telephone Number
• E-mail
• Type of event (Birthday Party, Company Function, Rehearsal Dinner, etc.)
• Date You Are Looking To Have The Event & If There Is Any Flexibility In The Date
• Expected Guest Count
• Food (Appetizer Reception / Family Style / Buffet / Plated Dinner)
• Beverages (Fully Hosted Bar / Partially Hosted Bar / Cash Bar)
• Any Additional Services You Are Interested In (Desserts or Mini Desserts, Valet Parking, etc.)

 

The West Mezzanine

The recently expanded, two-tiered West Mezzanine is an exciting venue for private dinners and events. Offering the energy of the restaurant with a bird’s eye view of the main floor and stage of the LPB, this spectacular dual-level, see-and-be-seen area is an exciting sitefor a rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, or corporate cocktail affair.

Loring Pasta Bar Minneapolis, West Mezzanine for Catering and Events

CAPACITY

Seated – 70 people (40 – 50 ideal), Cocktail Reception –90

 

TOTAL COSTS

• Room Rental: $100 weeknights, $500 weekends – for a duration of 4 hours
• NOTE: The West Mezzanine is available until 10pm Friday & Saturday evenings. Please consult with your catering sales agent for options to stay longer.
• Food minimums: $500 weeknights, $3,000 weekend evenings

    • Appetizer Reception – $15 – $20 per person

    • Buffet Dinner – $33 per person

    • Family Style Dinner – $35 per person
• Plated Dinner – $40 per person
• No beverage/bar minimum required
• Service Fee – 20% based on the final food & beverage tab

• Management Fee – $150

• Additional Services that you would like us to provide (valet, desserts, etc.)
• Sales tax additional.

 
For more info please send us an email or call 612.378.4849 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm with the following information:
• Name
• Telephone Number
• E-mail
• Type of event (Birthday Party, Company Function, Rehearsal Dinner, etc.)
• Date You Are Looking To Have The Event & If There Is Any Flexibility In The Date
• Expected Guest Count
• Food (Appetizer Reception / Family Style / Buffet / Plated Dinner)
• Beverages (Fully Hosted Bar / Partially Hosted Bar / Cash Bar)
• Any Additional Services You Are Interested In (Desserts or Mini Desserts, Valet Parking, etc.)

 

Group Dining

For smaller groups of up to 30 guests that don’t necessarily need a private space,
The Loring has the ability to accommodate your group throughout the restaurant
on a space available basis .

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CAPACITY:
Seating for up to 30 guests. For parties larger than 30 guests please refer to the regular catering pages.

TOTAL COSTS:
Regular menu featured for $20 per person minimum Sunday through Thursday.
Regular menu featured for $30 minimum Friday and Saturday.

For exclusive use of the Sky Bar or West Mezzanines, please add a room fee of $150 (pending availability).

All Charges will be on one final bill and a 20% gratuity will be added.

For more information, please send us an email.

or call 612.378.4849 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

NOTES:
Please note that none of the menu options include beverages.
All parties must confirm final guest numbers 24 hrs before arrival.

Photos

 

Do you know how beautiful the Loring Pasta Bar is?

Loring Photo Galleries

 

Music

LIVE MUSIC AT THE LORING PASTA BAR

Unless otherwise noted, all music is from 6-9pm and there is no cover.

TUESDAYS – DAN NEWTON & THE CAFÉ ACCORDION ORCHESTRA

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DRINK SPECIAL – 1/2 OFF BOTTLES OF WINE UNDER $36

WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS – JOHN DEVINE & FRIENDS

FRIDAYS – CORNBREAD HARRIS & HIS QUINTET

SATURDAYS

6/15 Joel Shapira Trio – 6/22 Zacc Harris Trio – 6/29 Ticket to Brasi

7/6 Trio Mateo – 7/13 Mike Salovich and Worldbeat

7/20 Nick HaasTrio – 7/27 Parisota Hot Club

AN EVER-CHANGING ASSEMBLAGE OF SOME OF THE BEST MUSIC ACTS IN THE CITIES.

CALL THE LORING PASTA BAR TO FIND OUT WHO IS PLAYING

FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS LATE NIGHT – SALSA WITH THE SALSA POLICE FEATURING DJ OMARI OMARI

DOORS OPEN AT 10 PM – 18+ WITH I.D.

ADMISSION – $8 FRIDAYS, $10 SATURDAYS

SUNDAYS – TANGO

6/16, 6/23, 6/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 - Mateo’s Rogue Tango

DRINK SPECIAL – $3 GLASSES OF HOUSE WINE

NO TANGO ON 7/7

 

For musicians interested in playing The Loring Pasta Bar, please click here.

For more live music, please visit our sister venue The Varsity Theater.

About

History

Since 2000, this temple of affordable elegance has provided Twin Citians and visitors alike with the ultimate relaxed (and relaxing) dining experience. The Loring Pasta Bar is fun, friendly, and so beautiful, you’d think Mother Nature herself designed it.

At the LPB, the delight is in the details – the bar’s whimsical brickwork and comprehensive beer, wine, and liquor selection, the main dining area’s ornate floor, the plants that help make our sidewalk cafe one of Minnesota’s most charming outdoor lounging spots, our meticulously prepared comestibles, and dozens of others, not to mention a staff dedicated to making your visit eminently memorable – whether you’re a party of one or 300.

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327 14th Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414


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