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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Loulay Ratings and Reviews
We visited Loulay with visiting friends (at their request). It was a perfect pre-theater choice. Our service was skilled and delightful, and every aspect of the meal (quality of the food, timeliness of courses, variety, desserts) was superb. Thanks for a perfect evening.
Very disappointed in the quality of food and 'balcony' seating. Food is not worth the money. It's overpriced and the mussels I had were not cleaned at all. They still had the beards attached and tasted gritty and dirty. Don't order the fries. You're better off going to Carlyle or picking a casual dining spot up the hill.
Loulay, such a treat to be able to have a conversation in a Seattle restaurant without having to yell across the table to be heard. I love the high-back, cushy, half-moon booths.
Menu has excellent selection, at varying prices and serving portions. While our server pointed out that the "second" was nice for a light meal, what she didn't say is that it is a really good value for the quality and amount of food. I ordered the seasonal risotto with crab and it was certainly more than a "light meal", it served as my main course. It was delicious.
My friend ordered one of their house-made, alcohol-free, cocktails and loved it. The wine list is terrific.
Can't wait to go back!
The food was, as expected from a Thierry Rautureau restaurant, wonderful. However the "middle" sized plates varied considerably in quantity - my mussels were a substantial plate, whereas my partner's and friend's scallops consisted of three, well made but lonely molluscs, and more in line with my "small" crab beignets.
Four friends and I went here for a dinner before the theater yesterday. We told our server about our theater plans before we ordered, we got our drinks at 6:20pm and ordered when the drinks were delivered. We didn't get the food until 7:35pm!! Our show was at 8:00pm. Thankfully the theater is only 1.5 blocks away.
The server acknowledged the delay and gave us each a free glass of wine to apologize. To further compound the obviousness of the delay, we asked for the checks ahead of time, specifically that they get delivered immediately after the food got served. The checks came BEFORE the meals. This turned out to actually be helpful since they processed our payment while we were scarfing down our food.
Finally, about the food: one friend and I each ordered their $27.00 seared scallops from the "Lighter Faire" menu. There were TWO scallops on the plate, accompanied by the tiniest piece of foie gras and some shaving of vegetables. While it is true that the flavors were good - I was shocked at the poor value of the price-to-meal comparison. I don't think I will ever go back. There are too many other nice restaurants with excellent tasting food with a better sense of timing their meals!
Lunch took an hour and a half. Had to flag down the server for any service whatsoever. I have heard this is a nice dinner spot, but they are not ready to serve lunch. The food was great, but no excuse for 45 minutes between courses. No acknowledgment of the wait, so it must be par for the course.
At $80 for salad and stew for two, no drinks, the service should be top notch. I was embarrassed to have hosted my business lunch here.
Extraordinary food and impeccable, friendly service. Fresh locally sourced ingredients. The menu includes divine starters that can be shared, a burger, French classics such as charcuterie, house made pate and French onion soup, and many creative dishes. This time, we loved the crab salad, the kale-stuffed roasted trout, and the most tender, flavorful pork chop I've ever tasted. The chocolate sorbet dessert was incredible. Our server nailed the wine selection. Every time we go, we find everything we order is prepared to perfection.
Upon arrival we notified our server that we had a show to attend and that our time was limited and she said that it shouldn't be an issue and said that she would get our orders in quickly. We ordered our drinks and when the drinks arrived we ordered 2 of Chefs eggs and our entrees. The eggs arrived within 10 minutes but the entrees took over an hour. We had to wolf them down so we wouldn't be late for the show. The manager on site realized that they had an issue getting the meals out to the tables in time and issues at other tables getting the wrong food. He delivered our entrees and said that we would not be receiving a bill when we were done. They apologized and more than took care of us by not charging us. I felt bad that I only had about $20 cash to tip the server after she worked hard to take care of us but we had to go and its all that I had for cash. Loulay is still one of our favorite places in Seattle and will remain that way. Not every place can be perfect all of the time and Loulay is always fantastic and this time they had some issues but more than took care of us by eating the bill. Thank you
Our first experience at Loulay was a mixed bag. The atmosphere is very nice, with comfortable seating upstairs with a view of the kitchen. The waitstaff were courteous and helpful, but the kitchen was quite slow, taking 45 minutes just to get our salads. We had allowed two hours before a show, arriving at 5:45 for an 8:00 o'clock show, but ended up rushing to eat our entrees with no time for dessert or after-dinner drinks. The food was a mixed bag: salads were good but the lettuce had some brown spots; the mussels and oysters were excellent; the steak was very good; and the trout amandine was a bit dry, with the turnip, chard and mustard greens stuffed in the fish instead of on the side, their stronger flavor overpowering the delicate fish a bit. While dinner was OK, based on the price and reputation we had had higher expectations.
Loulay never disappoints. I had requested a quiet table for a business lunch when I made the reservation on-line. They were ready for me, gave me a private booth and served us discretely for 90 minutes. Lunch menu was delicious - including fresh seafood, creative salads, and other great choices. I highly recommend for lunch or dinner!
We went to Loulay for Father's Day dinner, with my husband and son. We all ordered a drink to start, they have an excellent cocktail list. We started with the duck confit sliders, absolutely delicious. We shared an order of mushroom polenta and a charcuterie plate. The chicken mousse with a rhubarb gelée was incredible. For the mains, My husband had the bouillabaisse, my son tagliatelle, and I had a vegetable risotto, and added Dungeness crab. Everything was beautifully prepared and absolutely delicious. Sadly, we had no room for dessert. Our meal was a bit pricey, but we had a fairly expensive bottle of wine. You can also order an excellent burger for a more casual meal.
Amazing meal--highly recommend the Eldarossa mimosa :-) my husband had the queen Mary and really liked it!
For brunch we had the shrimp and grits--always to die for and the Moroccan beef...incredible! We brought our 18mo and the wait staff has always been so kind and fabulous towards little kids, you wouldn't think family friendly but they totally are!!
Love and try for a special occasion!
I wouldn't have thought $18 for a burger was a good deal but at Loulay's, it was worth every penny. This was the BEST BURGER I've ever had! I kept saying, "This is SO GOOD!" with each of about the first 8 bites - my husband had to ask me to stop so we could talk about something else. So then I talked about how GLAD I was that our daughter recommended the burger!! Our waiter was terrific too - perfectly attentive and very nice. You can skip the ketchup, the house aioli served with the already delicious fries is a perfect complement. The only thing I would do differently is order the burger medium well next time, instead of medium, since it was VERY pink and more like medium rare - not that it prevented me from scraping the plate clean, or did I lick it?
We enjoyed the food immensely and our server, Gilda, was very helpful and enjoyable.
this was the ideal spot for the pre-theatre meal.
the ambiance is really beautiful and they always surprise you with a little treat of some sort.
sometimes the noise in the restaurant is a bit much but overall it is a lovely experience.
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