Seattle, WA 98101
Loulay Kitchen and Bar is a new restaurant from Thierry Rautureau. Loulay is an urban, contemporary French restaurant and will feature local, seasonal fare with the influence of his upbringing in "Saint-Hilaire de Loulay." The accessible & multi-leveled dining room will offer the guests a variety of dining experiences offered throughout the day.
Contemporary French / American, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Monday-Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm - Sunday 4:30pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
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Please contact - (206) 402-4588 - email@example.com
Valet parking at the Sheraton and street parking
49, 11, 10, 43, 47, Sound Transit - Link Light Rail
Private Party Facilities:
The private mezzanine is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and accommodates up to 30 guests for a seated event and 40 guests for a standing reception-style affair.
Evening buyouts are also available.
To book a party please email Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Party Contact:
Desiree Gionet: (206) 402-4588
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Executive Assistant/Private Party Coordinator Desiree Gionet - (206) 402-4588 - email@example.com
Loulay Ratings and Reviews
Excellent Brunch. We had the Huckleberr ...
Excellent Brunch. We had the Huckleberry Crepe that was delish! The Eggs Benedict was very different as the Chef used pork shoulder instead of Canadian bacon and a harissa hollandaise - just amazing! And of course we ended it all with an order of Beignets, sweet! Service outstanding as usual - this will be my new place to have brunch when friends come to visit Seattle - love Loulay!
The food was great as always but a very ...
The food was great as always but a very noisy booth next to us that got far too much attention and flattery from the Chef in the Hat took away from our experience. Thankfully our servers were sympathetic and tried to make it right.
A comfortable, enjoyable space for a fin ...
A comfortable, enjoyable space for a fine meal!
The menu is an eclectic French/Northwest style with seasonal local sourcing and imaginative preparation. Loulay is perfect for a special occasion but it is neither so formal nor expensive to be only for those times. Great for a nice dinner on a week night as well as for the big date or anniversary. Never disappoints!
Took my wife here for Valentine's Day di ...
Took my wife here for Valentine's Day dinner. We arrived 10 minutes early and were seated right away, which was nice. However, we were seated in the middle of many other close date tables and only a couple tables from the loud, open kitchen. It was difficult to have conversation over the noise and we felt very visible to everyone around us. We requested a table which was less 'public' and they said they would see but that they were busy with reservations. Throughout the night we saw one booth behind us which was open the entire time and two more booths that free'd up for a decent amount of time over the course of the dinner.
We had the tasting menu for $85 each and if you pick the right options you can get a good amount of food out of it but still on the pricier end. All of the food selections that I made were very good: beet/walnut salad, duck breast, braised short rib, & fruit sherbert. Good wine pours.
Biggest positive: food
Biggest negative: tables too close to each other, too loud, didn't move us when they could have
We visited on Valentines day for their f ...
We visited on Valentines day for their four course tasting menu and loved every minute of it from the lovely reception, great service and really enjoyed Thierry (chef in the hat) coming by and saying hi to the tables. Four a four course meal, the servings were generous both in size and in contents. I started with a crab salad, duck in cherry sauce, braised short ribs over potatoes and finished with a chocolate mouse trio. The wine was outstanding and the cabernet paired well with the short ribs. My husband had the bourbon-heavy Revolver cocktail and loved it. thumbs up all around.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere, ...
Excellent food, service and atmosphere, except the conversation from a nearby table carried perfectly into our booth (both her cell phone calls and conversation with dining companion), which was annoying. Possibly an acoustic reflection off the ceiling?
Except for that, everything was excellent.
The Owner/Chef Thierry surprised us and ...
The Owner/Chef Thierry surprised us and appeared at our table to check on our dinner... very nice experience overall... definitely make this a place you put on your "great restaurant list"... Thank You Loulay Staff!!
This was a real find. The service was i ...
This was a real find. The service was incredible as was the food. The sommelier took great care of us as well. I am so happy this is the restaurant we chose for a fancy dinner. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal and great service. I live in downtown Seattle so I'm familiar with the choices in the area. There is a clear reason this place won Seattle Met's Restaurant of the Year a couple of years ago.
I am taking each of my new direct report ...
I am taking each of my new direct reports to lunch to talk about their concerns, goals, and any issues they feel exist in our workplace. Most of them are professional cooks, and I've invited them to choose where they want to go. The lead cook chose Loulay. We were both delighted with our meals and kept catching ourselves making "Mmmmm" noises through the entire meal.
Our recent visit to Loulay was so so. We ...
Our recent visit to Loulay was so so. We waited to be seated, waited to be greeted at our table for 10 minutes. Soup was warm, not hot, portion size of ling cod was small as was the polenta, which is an inexpensive ingredient. Wine was pricey. Yep, not impressed.
We were looking for a spot pre-musical a ...
We were looking for a spot pre-musical at the Paramount. This as a great location and not too far to walk. We always enjoyed Rovers in the past and wanted to see what Loulay's was like. WE were not disappointed. I had heard it was crowded and noisy. We were on the 3rd balcony and found it to be perfect. The ambiance was intimate, yet fun. The food was delicious. Service was excellent and we had a great wine pairing. We would come back here.
I love French food. I have eaten upstair ...
I love French food. I have eaten upstairs and met the big man himself and have had a fantastic experience. But for a Thursday night dinner this past week, I feel like it lost some attention to detail. The toilettes used to have candles and lovely French-smelling soaps and it felt like you were having an experience. There are staff there that are keeping the dream alive - I wish I had gotten his name, but he had longer hair and was dressed smartly and was so attentive - but when we got our server he kind of disappeared and we had to ask for him which - I get it, sometimes stuff happens and you're short a few folks or folks are being trained or someone's having a personal crisis - but I feel like there has been a loss of something that it used to have which was a sexy vibe. I think it's hard to be next to a Sheraton and be set apart. Somehow something happened and it felt like the service has taken a hit. On top of it my biz associate who I had referred Loulay to had met someone in the bar who said that the service was terrible. I think people are very judgy and I don't like to be judgy BUT when you're paying the prices you're paying at Loulay - you kinda gotta expect some magic. The magic was a bit missing.. unfortunately. What I will say, is that I WILL go back for day drinking at brunch and then shopping because the location is PERFECT for making bad decisions after drinking their amazing cocktails.
Our first visit while going to nearby AC ...
Our first visit while going to nearby ACT Theater. Good location for the theater. Very good service and nice to see a Patricia Green Pinot Noir. Interesting menu but very mediocre execution. Crab beignets were overwhelmed by too long in the deep fryer and greasy tasting. No crab flavor. Seared polenta was very firm and the wild mushrooms were greasy as well. Candied walnut and arugula salad was okay; French onion soup mediocre as well. After the award in 2014, perhaps things have slipped downhill.
We have been here many times and have fo ...
We have been here many times and have found the food and service to be excellent. I was disappointed during this visit that my food was served lukewarm. I let them know and it was replaced immediately. I will return.
We met very good friends here for dinner ...
We met very good friends here for dinner. From the start the evening was just perfect! The food was terrific and the wine selection from the US and Europe is very good. This restaurant just has a great feel about it. A visit to your table by the "Chef in the Hat" is a delight when it happens.
It's a perfect place to eat before theat ...
It's a perfect place to eat before theater at the ACT, Paramount and 5th Avenue. Service was excellent and my onion soup was outstanding. The bouillabaisse was good but chintzy not to serve bread with it and charge extra for two small slices for a $30 entrée.
We went to Loulay for a pretheater dinne ...
We went to Loulay for a pretheater dinner. The restaurant is lovely and the noise level is great for having conversation. Nice selection of wine and by the glass. Food was good/not outstanding. Menu appears seasonal....I had the trout based on waiter's recommendation. Trout was lovely, but the brussel sprouts and almonds had a bit too much butter. I usually love anything in brown butter, but this was overwhelming. It was served over puréed butternut squash which was lovely, but sparse. We ordered the beignets for dessert....they tasted "stale" almost...also a bit on the greasy side. Overall the service was awesome and they were very attentive and focused on getting us in and out to make the show without feeling rushed.
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