Loloan Lobby Bar

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123 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Global, International
Welcome to Loloan Lobby Bar, a place of calm and refuge in uptown Waterloo. This considered design harkens back to days of elegance, grace and value. We offer classic, timeless cocktails and lobby bar inspired South East Asian cuisine in an intimate and cozy setting. Guests can also experience the luxurious, private atmosphere of the Map Room, located upstairs of the main dining area. Our esteemed chefs will create a menu tailored to individual tastes, as our world-class sommelier pairs each dish with the appropriate wine, spirit, beer or cider. Menus are flexible and can be created in a number of courses, styles and flavours for up to eight guests.
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience from beginning to end. Was very busy, a good telltale sign speaking of the restaurants popularity.
We started with drinks at the gorgeous Art Deco inspired bar and received immaculately presented cocktails from the bartender Jody. Such a charming addition to the vibrant bar scene, and always with a smile despite that she seemed to be about 14 months pregnant.
The concierge escorted us to the dining room & sat us at a nice table in the middle of all the action. The smells, the clatter and dinging of plates & silverware, the hustle of the waitstaff was wonderful.
The sommelier paired wines perfectly with our dinners, which were both amazing & creative in both flavour & texture.
Definitely try the pork neck dish! Outstanding!
Finished with house made ice cream and loved every last spoon full.
Can’t wait to go back for their High Tea event in December.

RM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptional dining at Loloan last evening. Beautiful space with food and service to match. Jake (the Sommelier) took great care and consideration with us. Never felt rushed, and food and beverages were all served in a timely fashion. Would highly recommend!

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect date night. The drinks are amazing!

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Horrible service, took forever for our server to come with drinks, and food, and when she did, had major attitude, like we were inconveniencing her for the simplest request. Food was mediocre at best, l actually sent back my meal, which l NEVER do. Very pricy as well, $20 for a lobster bisque with a minuscule amount of lobster. The restaurant itself is gorgeous. Loved the ambiance, loved the bar area. Has very cool vibe. Would not return to this restaurant which is unfortunate

LE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience5

I hate doing reviews. The place was lovely great ambiance but it was a Friday evening and it wasn’t as busy as I had expected. We were seated by the kitchen and asked to be moved and they were happy to accommodate us. We ordered a few shareable and a main, all served at room temp not as hot as I had hoped. We ordered a 1/2 rack with our main but didn’t come out, our server had forgotten it. When we did get the ribs they were tender but not much sauce on them. My overall first time wasn’t what I was hoping for. My friend is retiring and wanted to go to Loloan because she loves Thailand, sadly we both left disappointed. While I won’t recommend it to my friends I believe in 2nd chances and will go back and try it one more time .

HF
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was outstanding! The ambiance and decor is very impressive. We all enjoyed ourselves.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely dining experience! The service was stellar, with an amazing staff doting on us throughout the meal. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and was able to answer all of our questions. The food was beautifully plated and flavourful. We will definitely be back!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere! Unique dishes and flavours. Loved the cocktail menu.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walking into the restaurant feels like you’ve been invited into Jay Gatsby’s decadent drawing room. The service is unparalleled, the food simply stunning and the cocktails head-spinning.
We were sat in a plush banquette & were immediately offered our choice of ice or bottled water, followed by an inquiry as to whether we had dined with them before. After admitting we had not, we were given a quick synopsis of the inspiration behind the French / South East Asian food offerings. So much to choose from.
Service was prompt, courteous & professional without being intrusive. Wine pairings were very complimentary to our dinner choices.
Textures of crispy, chewy, tender, brothy, crunchy with flavours of sweet, sour, spicy, savoury, Wow!
The portions were so generous we skipped dessert and opted to finish our wine at the bar instead & indulge in one of their signature cocktails.
Russ, or Ross, our bartender, it was a lively bar crowd & we couldn’t hear too well, was such a great finishing touch to our night. Loves his job, and was wonderful at guiding us through the cocktail menu.
The entire dining experience was one of the best we have had in a very long time. Thanks Loloan!

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely anniversary dinner and amazing drinks. Great ambiance!

RJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the finest meal I have had in five years. You have to try it.

CK
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and presentation were impeccable. Food was delicious and nicely complemented by the suggested cocktail. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Little disappointed with one of the appetizers and one of the main dishes that were ordered. They just weren't of the same delicious quality as we were expecting based on previous experiences.

K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very delicious food! Was pleasantly surprised by how unique each dish was. The lobster bisque was spicy and creamy, interesting choice with the pickled lobster in it. The Khao Soi with ribs was amazing! The ribs were sweet and savoury, it reminded me of a Chinese snack I’ve had in my childhood. For dessert, I had the layer cake with the cassis sorbet. They don’t work together but both were good on their own. Although I didn’t taste the different flavours of each layer.

Service was okay, the server we had was not too friendly but not rude. Although I wrote that it was our anniversary dinner on the reservation, none of the staff mentioned it.

Pricing is definitely comparable to other fancier places, mains were surprisingly large so that’s awesome! Overall for two people - one app, two mains and a dessert =$125 plus tips

Overall I enjoyed my time there and I might come back.

BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My husband and I went for a date night which we don’t get very often. The food was great but our service was terrible. Our server basically took our order and we didn’t see her for the rest of the night until bill time. Not once was our wine topped up, my husband wanted another beer but never got asked, we sat half the mean without waters being filled, no quality check and at the end of the meal we waited a long time till she came over with our bill.

Pretty disappointed since we really enjoy Bhimas and expect a certain level of service when you are paying a fair amount for the experience.

I would recommend it for the food but not if you’re looking to be served.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I noted that we were celebrating my daughter's birthday and they brought her a dessert, with a candle and a happy birthday note in chocolate! We loved the food and our server was excellent. The menu is not inexpensive but it is nice "special " occasion place

KW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, fairly quiet. Food was so so. Almost seemed as though menu was trying too hard. I would recommend to others to try, good location.

NS
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great bar! The ambiance was great and we had an amazing time.

HM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Loloan for a date night and had the most incredible service and one of the best meals either of us have eaten... ever. We will be back!

CL
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I had high expectations after trying Bhimas and those expectations were beyond met. The atmosphere is wonderful and the service was excellent. It's pricey of course, but fully expected so going in. Great for special occasions

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Well there was no birthday celebration, when I said it was for a birthday so that was disappointing.

a
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite dining experience. The best Thai experience in Waterloo!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A trip to Southeast Asia without the 21 hour flight🎉🎉🎉Bravo guys!!

N
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good but it was overshadowed by the very high prices. I’d choose a number of other restaurants over this one next time.

LK
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing service very accommodating
Would go back again for sure

MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Our waiter was funny and professional with just the right amount of attentiveness.
Went back the next night with friends to have cocktails. Equally wonderful!

j
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third visit to Loloan and each experience is just as spectacular as the last. The cocktails are original, the food is incredible (this time I had some noodles with the ribs...BEST RIBS I'VE EVER HAD), and the service is unsurpassed. Don't miss an opportunity to experience this restaurant. Thank you, as always, for a great night.

d
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It has some interesting food. The appetizers are especially good as are the cocktails. The entrees are nicely presented. Service is good as is the ambience. Nice place all around.

CC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and plated very well. The décor was classy and the service was excellent

SS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet vibe
Great food
Thoughtful service
Just checked out there full moon tea

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Perfect for a date or a business meeting.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loloan is my favorite restaurant in the region! Excellent service and staff and the flavours are unique and exquisitely prepared. I can't wait for our next visit

MR
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall, we enjoyed our first dining experience at Loloan. Our server (Jake) was fabulous, which definitely added to our experience. The drinks were different and excellent. I have mixed reviews on our meals. The meat was prepared excellently (ribs and squid were both perfect). However, our noodle dishes were lacking... the rice noodles were very starchy, thick and sticky and they overwhelmed the rest of the dish (somewhat disappointing).

TF
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Apps were very good, service was excellent, ambiance was excellent, mains were just okay and the drinks were average.

PP
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The prices are high but the food and presentation is good

AA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious unique fusion meal. Our waiter was great and I really enjoyed the decor. We will be back!

G
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of out favourite places to eat in the K-W area. We especially enjoy the fun atmosphere, great food and incredible service.

AW
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Our meal was slow in coming out and our server comped us a drink for our troubles. This restaurant feels elegant and special, and the food is amazing.

KS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of this world Asian fusion cuisine. Amazing service.....set menus are excellent food and value.

MF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very interesting, unusual, very good. Servers were knowledgeable and courteous. Service in general was excellent.