Our Story

“The Stoop” started as a neighborhood hangout in 1994. True to its name, and thanks to its second floor, speakeasy-like feel, it quickly became the place to meet up with friends and neighbors. It was the place to spark conversations, take your first date, celebrate life, and feel like you had escaped to another time and place, even though you were right in the heart of your hometown Syracuse, New York. It traveled through the years and in 2006, took a hiatus.

In 2017, “The Stoop” has returned, as an enriched version of itself as The Stoop Kitchen (with its first-floor sibling Stoop Bakery Café); We like to say, “The Stoop took a semester abroad and grew up a little.” The first floor is the main dining seating area, the first of two bars featuring mixology drinks and an array of off-the-beaten-path spirits and micro brews. Also on the first floor is the Stoop Bakery Café, which is where you find world-class French pastries, focaccias, individual pizza, soups, crusty artisan breads, the best in coffee, and eat-in or grab ‘n go French Café lunch.

The second floor Stoop Bar has held steadfast to nostalgia and a focus on 160+Tequilas, Mezcals, and other exotic spirits. The second floor also is home to our fine dining performance kitchen focused on peak freshness and locally sourced, seasonal menus, catering to all dietary choices and restrictions.

The Stoop, still a hip and homey place to hangout provides many opportunities whether it be for your morning coffee and pastry, workday place to escape for meetings or off-site work, post work daily happy hour cocktails or your dinner party or date. The Stoop also is a great place to plan a business meeting, party or special event. We are always here for you, and welcome you to “come hang out.”


The Stoop Team