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.
Seattle, WA 98101
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
We come back regularly after discovering this at the last minute to host our wedding rehearsal. Phenomenal cocktails, a lovely menu of simple foods prepared uniquely and memorably, and excellent wine selections and recommendations from our server, Julie. Thanks again!
Lou Lay always pleases. Scores 100 on food, service, atmosphere, location. Perfect spot to bring out of town friends or for returning again and again with locals. Restful and relaxing spot for lunch while shopping downtown or for some French glamour before a show in the evening.
I had had lunch at Loulay in the past and it was always excellent. This was my first dinner there.
It was absolutely excellent. The food was very creatively prepared - traditional but with something extra flavorwise for each item. Even the butter for the bread was special.
The service was also excellent and, all in all it was a special dining experience for my granddaughter heading off to college.
After meeting a friend years ago for brunch at Loulay, we've wanted to try their dinner menu. We finally had the chance recently and it was well worth the wait! The host and server were not only professional, but warm, attentive, and knowledgeable.
We both had local wines. I'm not a big wine person, so I suffered through some sulfite allergies, but I enjoyed the taste of my Oregon pinot noir. I ordered the pork chop entrée and my partner had the New York steak. Both dishes had rich, delectable sauces. I also had French Onion soup as an appetizer, probably the best I've ever had thanks to the cheese used on top. We also both had the peanut butter s'more dessert which used meringue as the marshmallow, peanut butter crumble cookies, peanut butter ice cream, and a hard chocolate shell.
Being there on a Friday night to wait out the rush hour traffic, I anticipated the restaurant would be packed, but there was only a medium-sized crowd. Still, that may have contributed to the great attention paid to our questions and needs. A great place for a special dinner!
During a week-long vacation in Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula, our dinner at Loulay was probably the stand-out among some pretty satisfactory dining experiences. I ordered the risotto with Dungeness crab. It was outstanding, although if I wanted to quibble, I thought another ounce or two of crab wouldn't have broken the bank. Located in the Sheraton on 6th and a block or two away from what is probably the main downtown restaurant scene, this is definitely worth the extra effort to find it.
I enjoy the food and atmosphere of the restaurant very much. I am, however, still concerned about things flying off the tables from upstairs down to the lower level tables. I find myself avoiding tables right below the upper level because I've seen people get hit in the head with utensils that were dropped from above. I saw that you intsalled "catcher"s on each table upstairs, but I would like to see you put more protection to close the gaps between the legs of the fence.
Alas, my 2nd visit not so enjoyable. Long wait for orders, server brought incorrect order and had to go back for the correct one. Food was ordinary, not special as I relished on my first visit. Also saw the "chef in the hat" stop and chat with diners at nearby table, but he did not stop to chat with us. Felt a little slighted about this.
Popular, trendy, and great food. Noisy and loud all-around with cooks shouting out orders, and commanding runners! Pick up your food. Other than that food is oustanding, however, we leave disappointed everytime at how poor and S L O W the service can be. For walking in at 730p and then ordering salad and steak, we were served at 9pm our entree. If you've got all evening - great place!
Had just a few hours with a visiting friend, and Loulay was perfect for lunch. Wonderful food, unobtrusive service, lively but not too loud to have a thoughtful conversation. The burger I had was luscious--"burger" is much too modest a name for this juicy, savory beef.
The food was excellent; make that superb. Well-prepared, tasty and extremely rewarding. I would've given the restaurant a five star if the service and the hostess were more attentive. We ate the bar and the bartenders were not experienced in serving a dinner menu at the bar. We had to ask for things like bread.
Had the chicken harissa salad. Delicious, but SO SMALL! Still hungry afterwards so we had dessert. Still hungry, so went out a couple hours later and had a second lunch. Honestly, do people actually eat like that??? I eat in plenty of overpriced Seattle restaurants but I'm not usually starving afterwards.
What can I say about Loulay this time? I must have reviewed them four or five times already! On Saturday, the service was particularly impeccable. The server was fast and responsive at the right times, and let us linger when that was called for. It never gets jammed here (good for us, bad for whoever ends up in some neutral zone), so they let you sit and talk with your friends and you don't feel a lot of pressure to free the table. The food was good, as always. You can't go wrong picking from the menu. It's all reasonably priced and well made. My crêpe was a little heavy on the cream, but very good. The French breakfast was a favorite with two people at the table. The shrimp and grits looked like a huge portion, but our friend got through it because it was delicious. That dish smelled amazing. The espresso was good and flavorful, a little bit on the watery side, but at least not the coffee bean-flavored foam fleck that you get in a lot of our superlatively smug coffee shops. So there! I'm sure I'll manage next time, too, to give Loulay a fine review.
Service was terrific, and the menu was delightful. We loved that we could see everything on one page -- our server was knowledgable and helpful with suggestions and information. The menu offerings were diverse and everything looked great -- we had a tough time making decisions! that means we will be back to sample more things!
All the appetizers and entrees were well prepared and at the perfect level of doneness. Wait staff were accomplished, informed and courteous. However we had indicated needing to be complete for a show and our entrees took far too long to arrive, and required a reminder to staff. The restaurant did discount the bill for the inconvenience. But the wait, the clang of the busy open kitchen near us, music playing, and conversations in the lively space did not make for a pleasant dining and conversation experience. I would rather cook at home.
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