Named for Chef Thierry Rautureau’s hometown of Saint Hilaire de Loulay in France, Loulay Kitchen & Bar marries the French influence of his upbringing with modern twist and sensibility to provide an accessible dining experience for everyone.View Private Dining Details
We always are delighted with the food and wine at Loulay, but tonight we’re reminded that equally excellent is their superb wait staff. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and which wine would complement our choices. She was appropriately attentive and the other staff who cleared and served were quiet, polite, and came just when they should. It’s the best service we’ve had at a restaurant in the Seattle area!
The service was not great. The people were not friendly. We checked in a few minutes earlier than our reservation and there was plenty of seats open. Instead of seating us a few minutes early the host had us wait in front of the host stand. As for the server she was too busy attending to others that she didn't pay attention to us. We tried to make eye contact with her to ask to add bread to our order (which by the way is not complimentary), since it was going to take a while for the main course to come out.
It was a busy Saturday night, but with reservations I’d expect service that doesn’t disappoint. We were seated for a full 5 minutes before we got a drink menu. Another 5 minutes after that I flagged a different waiter down to take out drink order. When original waiter came to deliver drinks I told him we were going to a show, and we gave our full food order—we each ordered 2 “smaller” plates (in size, not price). The first two came out quickly, the next took quite a while. I don’t know if it was accurate but I felt other larger groups were getting better, more attentive service. The food was great, although the oysters on the half shell had shells in a few of them from shucking which I had to spit out. The mussels dish had actual crushed and cracked shells in the bowl. It was all very tasty—but I’m glad I didn’t require a dentist after the evening. I’d had to think twice about going back. Maybe it was an off night.
Had a very nice, leisurely brunch before a matinee down the street. Creative and delicious take on foie gras, and an authentic--yet not cliche--Croque Madame. Excellent flavor, presentation, and service. Recommended.
Our best meal while visiting Seattle. We were sat at a semi-circular booth that was wonderful. Service was excellent as was the food. Everyone treated you like a valued guest. Our waiter Roy and his assistant Henry made our meal one of our most memorable in a long while. The wine by the glass was excellent and we were introduced to Canvasback Cabernet Sauvignon was superb.
Great food, wine, service - but limited menu (and not changing). We would welcome new items on the menu from the same great chef.
Great service and during the dessert Chef Thierry came to our table fir a chat. What a treat!!
We had a nice time here for dinner but not sure the food was good enough that we would go back. My vegetarian meal (polenta) was just so-so and the seasonal veggies pretty boring (broccoli and cauliflower). My date said the wagyu steak from Oregon had great flavor but wasn't tender. The presentation for both was nice. The service was excellent and the wine list outstanding.
Outstanding cuisine, atmosphere and service. Thanks to the owner for a quick stop by the table to check on our experience. We've recommended Loulay to many people! Always a wonderful experience. :)
Salad was ok, but 17.50 is a lot for a few greens and a poached egg. I could count the few croutons and lardons in a glance.
Everything about our visit was stellar. Service was amazing; attentive but not overbearing. The food was amazing. Great flavors, cooked to perfection and plated attractively.
We were having a date - dinner and a show. Our waiter asked what time we needed to get out (in exactly 1 hr) and then was able to get ALL the courses out in the exactly the right staggered time. He was amazing, didn’t feel rushed and got us out on time.
Celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful meal. We ate early so not a lot of people at the time. Had a great table and very helpful waiter.
One of the few French inspired cuisine in Seattle. Chef Thierry influence strong felt. Our server was excellent.
The maître d' was awesome from the start and the meal, service and and ambiance were great. My wife and I left home with what we thought was plenty of time to get into Seattle find parking and walk to the restaurant before seeing Hamilton. We got off on Stewart with 15 minutes to spare. We sat through 4 lights in a row before getting onto Stewart from the off ramp. We called the restaurant and they were great. They saved our table and selected where we requested to sit. When we got there 40 minutes late they accommodated our schedule and made the meal and experience very relaxing and delicious.
Service and food all exquisite. The Wagyu beef was rich and succulent and my partner's porkchop was the stuff of dreams.
Great wine, great times.
The sturgeon was to die for, so very tasty!! We were able to sit upstairs and it seemed very cozy.
Great drinks in the bar to begin the evening, with a good bartender. Excellent trout for two. It is walking distance from where we live at the Olive 8. We definitely will be back soon.
We were a group of seven people, and were greeted warmly and made to feel special from beginning to end. The entire staff was wonderful and the food superb! We couldn't have asked for a more delicious, relaxing and delightful dining experience. We highly recommend it!
Great service and the food was amazing! Great place for an upscale brunch party.
Impeccable service frome everyone! We were thrilled with the food and the wine recommendations. It made for a perfect date night.
Our dinner before seeing Hamilton at the Paramount was fabulous. The scallops were over the top good, every bite was delicious. Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend.
Great menu and perfect brunch place .. innovative cuisine And drinks .. great atmosphere
Great spot for a business dinner the food and service was great. Excellent wine list.
Great service with good food perfect for a theater night.
The service was great and the food amazing. Loved it!
Gracious and sincere service. I knew that my guests would have a wonderful experience. I have some extreme dietary restrictions, and had a good deal of concern not only that I would be able to find something to eat, but that it would be enjoyable. The waitstaff and the chef were superstars at accommodating my limitations, and chef created a meal for me that was phenomenal. A huge thank you to this restaurant for making me feel so at home and making the experience A+. Highly recommended.
Food and service were outstanding.
Love Loulay, eaten there many times. Cuisine & service are great!
The food is terrific and service is appropriately attentive. Some portions are on the small side (scallops, bouillabaisse) but others (like the pork chop) were huge, and in either case we didn't go away hungry. The French onion soup is divine. Expensive but well worth it for a special occasion. Will definitely return.
weird and difficult seating from the host. had to ask twice as they keep putting us in worst table.
We love this place, especially before going to the theatre. Our waitress was great, food was great, but it took way too long to get our food this time.
We were taking a quick weekender up from SF and had a great experience. The menu is really efficient and it's easy to go through a 3 or 5 course meal without overthinking it. The service was great, personable and funny without being distracting and everything came out at the right time. Execution on all dishes was excellent, nothing particularly exotic but done well in all cases, duck confit sliders and sturgeon were highlights.
This is a convenient restaurant...the multi-levels make for a bit of work but they offer something nice which is an over view of the kitchen work..great to watch. Good attentive and pleasant wait staff...I"d eat there again when in town
JEL (San Francisco/Chicago)
Chef in the hat never disappoints! Excellent dining experience. Great atmosphere.
Food was excellent but service was substandard. Our drinks did not arrive until after our first courses were delivered, even though we had ordered our drinks first. Two items that we ordered were not available—this we should have been told when given the menu. Too noisy for good conversation, even though we were in a booth.
we will return in April for my husbands birthday. thank you for a great evening. We have shared with friends new place for a wonderful dinner.
Greeted and immediately had my coat hung up and escorted to my table. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Great suggestion for wine. The menu had wonderful alternatives for a small or larger meal and the food was exquisite!!
Waiter rushed us🤦♀️
Food is always extraordinary. Ashley’s table service was absolutely top-notch.