Loulay

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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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4.6
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4.6
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4.6
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Seattle

TF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience3

The most overrated restaurant in Seattle. The 4 course Valentine's tasting was far below worth the $100 price. Fine dining needs more than a nice plate to work, and Loulay falls short in taste and quality.

A
London
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I have been going to Thierry Rautureau's restaurants since the early 90s and as a vegetarian I have always enjoyed the exquisite food he offers. But as my husband said "you don't get the best from a restaurant on Valentine's Day" and that was the case on our last visit to Loulay. The vegetarian prix fixe offering was uneven - starting with discs of bland beets, then on to a delicious mushroom ravioli, followed by tough vegetables that I could barely cut with my knife accompanied by a tasty savory mousse and a delicious sauce.

MJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carrots from the first course and beignets from the dessert menu, were the highlights for us! Exceptional service!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super tasty food. Attentive hosts. Not rushed. From out of town but wish we had one in CA!

j
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LouLay is always a wonderful experience. Our server is always phenomenal, as is the food. Of course it would be nice if the meal was less expensive, but the experience is worth the cost.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not very good and the portion was small especially for the price.

K
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special birthday lunch, and Loulay did not disappoint. The food was amazing...the best we have had since we were in France last summer. The service was perfect--we knew we were being taken care of but it was subtle. We had a great time.

GL
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific quality food, nice cocktail, attentive but not pushy service

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t know where to being. Everything from A to Z was fantastic. This was our first time here and I was celebrating my 30th birthday. Our waitress was absolutely fantastic! The food though, oh my goodness the food! It was absolutely delicious. It was my first time having duck and I was NOT disappointed! The ambiance was great, the lighting, the little extra added touches. It was all phenomenal. We will definitely be back again! Thank you.

ED
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place for a date. We had a noisy table next to us; but that was OK. Will return again.

S
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful fine dining with attentive and considerate service

OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out. Every dish exceeded expectations. The chef has some marvelous techniques for preparing uncommon vegetables in support of the mains. The synergy was fabulous.

s
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the experience at Loulay is second to none. Exceptional food, amazing service and an overall great time!

EB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Loulay several times and have always had amazing food and amazing service. And in this most recent night out, I took several family members with food allergies and varying levels of pickiness...... they were all pleasantly surprised and impressed with the food and service! One of my favorite places in Seattle for sure!!

HJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and super service
Ok wine list, and good advice from the sommelier

R
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, but our waiter had a bit of an attitude.

t
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night before a concert. Absolutely perfect.

VM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and decor!

EG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loulay always has wonderful service and amazing food. Perfect spot for a relaxing Sunday brunch downtown.

d
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a spectacular brunch - beignets, smoked salmon and buckwheat crepes and an elegant butternut squash and kale quiche. All cooked to perfection and catered to by a charming server. The space itself reminds me of something a little more European and a little less Seattle which was wonderful.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After the shooting in Seattle on 1/22 we had to cancel our plans for a full team event and had to stay at hotel for the night. I immediately went to Open Table to see if Loulay had openings and they did. It was a little hectic around downtown and chef and team took care of our table and many more from our team for the night.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I had a miserable experience at Loulay. I went there for my wife and my 13th anniversary. It was quite pleasant at first; we got seated immediately, took our order quickly, and appetizers came out very shortly. But then nothing after that was pleasant. The waiter for the table next to us was wearing very strong cologne that my wife was allergic to, so between that and the extremely high noise level, she had a migraine about a half hour in. Our waiter kept telling us the food would be out in a couple minutes, over and over, through the course of the next half hour. An hour after our appetizers, the main course was finally ready, but by then my wife was feeling quite ill, and we would not have time to leisurely enjoy the food before our babysitting time ran out. I asked to get it boxed up to take home. They boxed it poorly, not closing my wife's box all the way, so when we got home, she had to eat her risotto scraped off the bottom of my to-go container. This meal was the biggest waste of $100 I have had.

OT
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loulay is always superb and an excellent choice for a special celebration. Wonderful food, sustainably sourced, outstanding service, sophisticated interior (loft is best) and very importantly, a relatively quiet atmosphere - so rare in Seattle!

s
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went for brunch and enjoyed our meals. Serving size was just right for us. The seasonal mimosas were amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday brunch was fabulous!

G
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, awesome food in the heart of Seattle

OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I am a regular patron at LUC and love the staff. Our water at Loulay was just horrible. Forgot one of our entrees so we reminded him. 20 minutes later we had to ask again. Still took another 10 minutes to get it. He seldom ever acknowledged us or asked how things were. We had to wait at least 15 minutes to ask for our check and that took me getting out of our booth and stopping him during one of his many walk by’s in which he would never make eye contact. It was just awful. I won’t be back.

c
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter forgot a candle in the birthday dessert despite multiple reminders, and didn’t even comp up for one of the desserts. I expected better.

BW
1 review