Loulay

4.7
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2573 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American

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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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We will be serving a 4 course prix-fixe menu ($99 per person) only this evening. ala-carte dining will not be an option. We will also have on optional $85 per person wine pairing for each course .

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2573 People Are Saying
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4.6
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone looking for sophisticated food and atmosphere

TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Crab fritters were terrible - way to much batter. Food was really slow in getting to the table. The sole and hamburger were good however. I don't know if I will be returning anytime soon.

JC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and had a good time

BI
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in a cozy booth and that was the beginning of a memorable meal. We were greeted warmly, the entire service from the staff was outstanding. A friend who assists fine dining restaurants with front of the house service would have given everyone a top rating.

My seafood stew was perfect, our dining companion had the duck and mentioned it was good but lacked a signature flavor.

As a guest, my measure is of course the quality of the food but I always remember the service!

m
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Loulay several times, never disappointed. A had a friend with me who had never been before and she loved it also!

DJ
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful French classic restaurant. Very interesting menu, well executed. Loved it.

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable seating in a booth, lovely ambiance. Wait staff very attentive but not hovering. Food was uniformly delicious with well-balanced flavors (we had roasted carrots, salad, mushroom risotto, pork chop, black cod). My husband thought the pork chop was the best he'd ever had. Lovely chat with the chef after we finished. Was our first visit and we plan to return!

EH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit, and every bit as delightful and delicious as my first! Service was impeccable, duck is out of this world. Soup, salad, dessert, wine, port...I can't wait to do it again.

MD
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Kitchen must have been overwhelmed by the theater crowd. Half hour between salads and main course. Could not enjoy the food. Seemed out of server’s hands. She poured some extra wine during the wait and took a little off the bill, but too rushed.

PE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and service. Food was a little too salty.

RD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do not miss this amazing place

EC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Burgers were rare. Service was terrible.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was much better in my previous visit. No oyster on this visit

CC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I also feel comfortable bringing friends and colleagues to Loulay, and recommending it, as well.

w
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. Meals are a little over priced but not totally out of line. One of the best burgers in Seattle

DE
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great waiter!
I thought the food and wine was amazing! Beet salad, salmon, clams, charcuterie plate. Fabulous! My husband wasn’t thrilled with the hanger steak.
Perfect location for attending the ACT theatre afterwards.
It is a spendy place.

a
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Great service. Great food. Definitely recommend!

A
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, from the crab salad to the duck confit sliders or the scallops with pickled shallots and almond tart for dessert, it was hard to decide so we’ll probably come back to try the rest. staff was efficient discrete and smiling, it was a great experience. Highly recommended!

MM
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good meal, forgetful service but the food was really good.
Loud room but intimate spaces. Nice atmosphere.

LT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, environment and menu. Lunch was thoughtfully prepared and delivered in a prompt time frame. While the food is always outstanding, the service is really what makes LouLay shine.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service can be bettered.

KM
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Sadly disappointed. Our 3rd visit and birthday celebration (6 guests). Food arrived on cold plates, steaks lukewarm. Coffee not hot. Spaghetti squash over salty, salmon dry and overcooked. Mushroom risotto bland.
Expensive meal for poor quality meals.
Likely not returning.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in from out of town and heard about “the best scallops ever” - the food did not disappoint! The ambience was perfect and loved our seating and service. Did not feel rushed.

d
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Server: fantastic.
Foie gras: who serves that wonderful treat over garlicky legumes? Really? Stick to classic prep and quit experimenting on loyal customers.
Gem salad was overwhelmed with anchovy taste; no other taste notes could be detected.
We'll come back again but please don't disappoint us next time with the chefs experiments.

PM
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We shall return! Brunch before the matinee performance at the Paramount. The food quality if very high and the sweet potato French toast was outstanding!

C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came for a second visit that was equally as enjoyable as the first. Top notch cocktails, excellent food and wine, great service, and relaxing atmosphere. Looking forward to the next visit.

W
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service from Ryan, Ali, Mark, and others. We got the duck confit sliders. They were cute and a great little bite. One of the best things we ordered was the charcuterie board. It was delicious!! Really great drinks, as well!

OT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delightful meal before the theater. The host who sat us was fun and started the evening well. Our waiter was great and he made sure we got to the theater in time. The noise was a bit too much - I am hard of hearing and even with hearing aids turned up - I was having a hard time.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and fantastic service. Had beet salads, seafood stew and salmon. Sorbet to finish. All were wonderful. Highly recommend!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service! Would definitely go back!

A
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for team event. Great service and great food.

ZG
Nashville
100 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ate here at dinner and lunch the next day because it’s connected to the Sheraton where I’m at a meeting. They serve a limited menu of French food with Pacific Northwest spin. The food is good but not spectacular. Nice wine list. Portions are modest which I prefer. Prices seem a bit high but maybe that’s Seattle. Service was generally competent.

s
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and even better service! I met a friend for lunch and although the restaurant was full, the service staff did not make us feel rushed at all. Attentive, but not pushy. We both had the lunch salmon entree and it was delicious. Generous size and very fresh salmon. There were many items on the menu that I'd like to try, so will return soon!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

1. Service was pleasant but slow on food delivery. Friend ordered potatoes with entree and they were brought to the table after our dinner dishes were removed from table. Really!
2. My salad had a very long hair or long synthetic string in it. Waiting a fairly long time to have it replaced.
3. Husband duck dish was small for price. The duck confit contained two very small pieces of duck, not a whole breast.
4. Wines by the glass were expensive and not very good.
5. Waiter knew we had theatre but didn’t pay too much attention to time.

O
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loulay is my new favorite place to eat. Cozy and consistent, with seasonal rotating flavors. Impeccable service and portions just the right size.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fantastic and served with care and attention. We bring out of town guests here and they are always wowed.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect sport for a lovely date