Loulay
Loulay

Loulay

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.loulay-seattle.com/
  • Phone: 2064024588x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday 7:00am-11:00am

    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 7:00am-3:00pm

    Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Dinner: daily 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American
  • Executive Chef: Thierry Rautureau
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact - (206) 402-4588 - info@loulay-seattle.com
  • Private Party Contact: Anthony Alvarez 2064024588x
  • Special Events: Please contact Executive Assistant Angela Everling - (206) 402-4588 - angela@thechefinthehat.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6th Ave
  • Public Transit: 49, 11, 10, 43, 47, Sound Transit - Link Light Rail
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking at the Sheraton and street parking
A word from Loulay
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.
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Loulay reviews from OpenTable diners
342 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (239)special occasion (187)notable wine list (118)romantic (117)great for lunch (84)neighborhood gem (83)hot spot (67)great for brunch (56)good for groups (44)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (28)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Has Loulay found itself?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I loved Rover; who didn't? I liked Loulay and will return, but it seem to be lacking a certain intangible quality that separates the good from the superior. Is it "heart" or soul" or what"? I can't say. Rover was an experience; Loulay is just good food. Perhaps one should be grateful for that. I had the scrambled egg in its shell with sturgeon caviar, the squab, and the polenta. My tablemates had real entrees which they declared excellent. The squab was excellent but a bit hard to manage in the bowl. The polenta was terrific. NO complaints; I just thought, perhaps unfairly, there would be more to the experience. I'm not sure what to suggest and ,as I said, I'll go again. I recommend it, just keep your expectations in line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Really an amazing experience from start to finish! Ryan our waiter was really great in that he was involved when appropriate and the ninja when it mattered. But most importantly Ryan was a great guide during food and wine selection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I really like but I would not frequent it - as to me it is pricey. Restaurant i would go every now and then.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loulay
    wingjVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was our first time and do plan to visit again on our next week. The service was superb and everything that we ordered was delicious most especially the caviar and egg. A great first time treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • indifferent service
    raindrop
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    food was great, service from the hostess to the waiter were indifferent and felt snooty to me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All Around Wonderful Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our first time at Loulay, and we met there for dinner with friends visiting from out of town. The four of us enjoy trying new places and we were looking forward to the French-inspired fare and ambiance. For most of the evening, we truly had a great time and the food was fantastic. The ONLY thing I would caution newcomers about is the upstairs dining. We knew from the pictures that there was an upstairs, but we did not know that it extends way in the back and over the kitchen. We were originally seated at the very last table in a tight corner. It was much quieter up there and we could not see much of anything. The hostess was wonderful and found us a booth downstairs instead. It was perfect....we left very happy (and full).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful --a must
    funmama
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The staff were most accommodating. The food was Delicious. The presentation was delightful. This restaurant is a must she you visit Seattle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Intimate dining with friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We'd read the reviews and were definitely not disappointed! Start with a cocktail, then linger over dinner. We shared the duck confit, charcuterie, rib eye and the fois gras. The sommelier gave us great guidance to Loulay's extensive wine list, as well. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Best food we've had in a long time - not a lot more I can say...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't wait
    jefe
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Exquisite food. Lovely service. Nice vibe for couples or groups. Nice job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bst24
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The food is well presented and taste just delicious even with simple menu and balance menu. The service is attentive but not intrusive, great place to bring a good friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely Ambiance. Excellent Staff.
    DinnerAtEight
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Loulay provided a beautiful, relaxed and semi-private atmosphere for entertaining out of town clients. The restaurant is upscale enough to impress, while conveying a warm inviting scene that we all felt relaxed in. The excellent, unobtrusive staff, led us through a delicious meal with just the right wines from their extensive collection. We appreciated the range of pricing and were able to wine and dine four people for what we found to be a very reasonable charge. We lingered over two hours and were able to leisurely discuss our business without once feeling rushed to leave by the gracious staff, even though they were clearly busy enough to fill our seat with a moment's notice. We were completely impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a bust
    southdakotafoodies1
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was our 24th Anniversary and we were in Seattle. The menu went way too far to be twig and berry kind of food. We eat out a lot, and it was just really bad food. Take it from me, go for the large plates or you'll walk away hungry. The waiter wouldn't recommend ANYTHING. He pretty much just said some people have this and this, blah blah blah. We found out why. Everything was equally bad. We had unmemorable appetizer. My "pork cheeks" were tiny. Four little pebbles in a very strong broth. The polenta was fair in size but bland. My husband had the salmon, which at first glance looked small. After removing the garnish in the middle we saw how small it really was. Three bites. The prices were nice and high though. Wine was good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mmmmmm
    Mmmmsteaklovers88
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We are fans of Rovers and were happy with the interesting flavors and presentations we found at Loulay. Same quality , more affordable and in much more relaxed environment. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even better the 2nd time!
    BearatoneSEA
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We had originally visited Loulay during Restaurant Week and raved about it. We brought our neighbors for dinner and had another wonderful meal. We were sorry that Thierry wasn't there that night, and we missed the beet salad (now rainbow carrots). But everything else was top-notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Pleasant Experience
    FrogdogVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had a busy day in Seattle and wanted to enjoy some delicious food - specifically seared foie gras and a nice glass of French wine. Unfortunately, when we got to dinner there were four menu items that were no longer available that evening. Our server made several suggestions - polenta with mushrooms and the pork cheeks. These two dishes were very tasty and I would highly recommend them for a light dinner or appetizer. However, we had our hearts set on foie gras. Hopefully, we'll get foie gras on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome find!
    Tati
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Everything and everyone was fantastic! Great restaurant find! A MUST experience for anyone visiting Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This restaurant exceeds our expectations. The sign makes it look like a diner and it was far from that atmosphere. The food was fantastic, the scene beautiful and fun and the wait staff....superior. Thank you Thierry for another wonderful place to dine and enjoy your art. Nancy and Bill
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amazing delights. Great chef and wonderful staff. We look forward to visiting again next time we're in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent restaurant in terms of food, service and ambience
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    AmyK
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The space is beautiful and conveniently located for dinner after a 5th Ave show. The menu is divided into small, medium and large plates with the smaller sizes meant as appetizers. Our preference is that an entree not exceed $30 so for me the selection was limited. But overall the three of us sharing three medium plates for appetizers and a large plate each for entree, four glasses of wine, one soda and two desserts, $180 total was average for a downtown restaurant. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lbh seattle
    enjoylife
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great location, food and service! Thoroughly enjoyable. All staff were personable as well as professional . We were there for dinner and returned for a late night drink after our event.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Loulay 15 August 2014
    sg250
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Loulay has greatly improved food choices for Sheraton Seattle Hotel guests as well as for others in the downtown area. On this visit the food was really excellent and the service was attentive and very effective. The restaurant is not large, but the tables are not too close together and the seating is very comfortable. Guests have a partial view of the food preparation by the kitchen staff, which adds interest. A special treat was their cheese plate at dessert: I have never had better cheese in any U.S. restaurant. Their wine list is also very well put together, and for those who want to order wines by the glass they offer both 3 oz and 6 oz servings. Altogether a very fine place for dinner and a real addition to the downtown scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kimberly1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had a great lunch with a friend sitting at the bar. Our bartender was fantastic and very friendly. The food was wonder and the bar very nice. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for lunch but...
    Falafelmafia
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Good place for lunch meeting, attentive service and ambiance is nice too. However, for a restaurant that has an in house butcher, the pastrami was wayyyyy to fatty and pretty unseasoned. But maybe that's how they do it in france.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loulay
    alykat13
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What a fun find, they have high backed private booths as well as table seating on two floors. The menu had a nice balance of French and American cuisine, excellent goat cheese combination. Excellent broad wine list. Pricing was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE LOULAY
    KDSeattle
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a fabulous meal and a wonderful time at Loulay. The food was to die for. Thierry Rautureau is not only a brilliant chef but also quite hilarious. The crab beignets, salmon, mussels, fois gras, all wonderful. The service was impeccable. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lefouloir
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Excellent and moderately priced dinner. The wine list is quite good, both as to the fairly reasonable pricing and interesting selections. The menu is a cross between an upscale bistro and a white table cloth fine dining experience, but closer to the former than the latter. I was a big fan of Rovers and its tasting menus. It would be great if Loulay were able to accommodate adding a small tasting menu to the menu for those of us who miss Rovers. Either way, Loulay is a wonderful addition to the Seattle restaurant scene. Try it. You'll love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overpriced. Menu for lunch very limited. Not much selection
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic! Really terrific!
    Goodeats
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was a recommendation from our sales manager and I could not be happier about the result. I will definately be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little noisey in the booths
    Terri
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We made a reservation and were seated in a booth for brunch. That may be a preferred place, but not with a really loud group in the next booth. We really couldn't hear each other seating across the table without shouting and we didn't want to shout, so made for a silent experience until luckily they left. And it wasn't necessarily the parties problem. The voices echo in those booths. Asked to be seated somewhere else. Don't be fooled the booth next door can hear everything thing you say. Eggs benedict were good...better than average but overall experience wasn't.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Farmers Breakfast was outstanding. Add a couple of eggs to make it even better
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine French cuisine
    chickenfoot23
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The service was very hospitable and the scenery was very contemporary. A very wide selection of wines and import liquor was a little on the pricey side but overall well worth it. The food was very delectable with soft relaxing ambient music in the background. My wife and I left with smiles on our faces. Looking forward to coming again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All I can say is "WOW!"
    Dewnorth
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was our first time at Loulay on Saturday night and WOW it did not disappoint. The menu is amazing with some recognized Rovers favorites, plus there are a number of new and fun inclusions. We tasted the Crab Beignets, Foie gras, risotto and rib eye. The food was spectacular, Chef Thierry (in his hat) roamed the restaurant and stopped by to say hi. The sommelier was really helpful. This will definitely not be that last time we go there, its now at the top of our favorites list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and staff
    Devan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went here for my sisters birthday dinner. All the food we got was well made and delicious. I highly recommend the burger it's life changing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent quality
    Tony
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Outstanding food and service. The price point is excellent for this quality of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    rng1101VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food was ok, could be better ... for example polenta with mushroom sauce was tasty, but polenta texture was grainy/mushy. Mussels with chorizo was almost good, except that there were a couple of mussels that were off ... As my friend and I were sharing food, we expected to be given individual plates - we had to ask for these after they brought the food. Also, had to ask for bread to sop off the sauce/juices. Seems like staff is trained on basics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    Markd
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Got us in and out and to the show on time! Great seafood!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than just 4 stars..
    SeattleOasis
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I was hesitant after reading some of the reviews about this place when they opened. Forget about it. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars, is that Open table suggests that is OUTSTANDING. I give this place an A-, I would consider outstanding A+. Decor is great, service was attentive but not overbarring all the dishes I had were great, as were the drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Nice Treat
    MichaelG
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Loulay is a really nice surprise for a downtown Seattle restaurant. Very much a french bistro, without the bustle of Paris - felt very relaxed with great service and nicely composed dishes that showed off the ingredients instead of covering them up. Wine list is diverse with great by the glass options. I will be back to explore the menu some more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate