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505 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024 40.785299 -73.97299
nr. 84th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-362-6440 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, Eclectic/Global, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, 6pm-11pm; Sat, 11:30am-midnight; Sun, 11:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 86th St.; 1 at 86th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

66th St. to 96th St., Central Park West to West End Ave.


This venue is closed.

With its votive-lit walls, provocative house music, upstairs-downstairs lounges and pillow-laden dining banquettes, Loft beckons from a neighborhood weak on alluring boites. Columbus Avenue isn't strong on chef-driven menus, either, and this restaurant's fine-tuned, amply-seasoned fusion-Moroccan cuisine, courtesy of Spice Market alum Micah Maughn, has quickly attracted a following. An appetizer-heavy menu proffers cocktail-friendly snacks with a North African spin. Crackly, cumin-dusted flatbread is topped with cured ham and figs or lamb and hummus, tuna tartare is brushed with scarlet harissa pepper oil, and chicken satay is served with multi-spice ras al hanout sauce. Satisfying larger plates include  couscous-based stews theatrically presented in cone-topped earthenware tagine crocks from Morocco. Loft's must-try dessert is a flourless chocolate cake flavored with curry. (It works.) The most enticing drink is a bracing ginger-puree martini. (It works all too well.)


Sat.—Sun., 11:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.