Loro is an indoor/outdoor restaurant on South Lamar that looks a bit like a camp dining hall – minus the hairnetted cook and plus a large, partially covered patio. With lots of large tables, both inside and out, Loro is a great choice for a low-key office Happy Hour or your skeeball team’s end of season party, but you could just as easily come here on a date too.
The food here consists mostly of barbecued and grilled meats, which are served on small metal trays and designed to be shared. The sliced hanger steak topped with shishito salsa and pickled onions and this might be the second-best dish on the menu.
Loro is the rare celebrity kid that turned out fine. It’s a reliably good restaurant with creative food that works for a low-key date or an afternoon of snacking and day drinking with your friends. There’s no hiding where Loro came from, but it’s made a name for itself that’s entirely its own.