The Loyal is the newest addition to the John Fraser portfolio which includes NYC hits like Dovetail, Narcissa and Nix. The space is a bit of a departure from the other businesses on Bleecker which are mostly pizza, taco and sandwich shops (not that there's anything wrong with that). The vibe is semi casual, polished and reminiscent of a bistro. It could serve as a neighborhood date spot or special occasion venue. The food is seasonal American dishes and there are a TON of items to choose from. The menu is broken down into 6 ample sections including bar, snacks, appetizers and accessories. Pasta & grains include mushroom carbonara and polenta with truffles. Entrees are all over the map with duck, chicken, shrimp and steak. While variety is important, perhaps this needs to be edited down a bit. However, if the idea is to keep 'em coming back often, it's not a terrible strategy.