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About 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.

600 Union St
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
6th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 402-4588

Website:
http://www.loulay-seattle.com/

Catering:
Please contact - (206) 402-4588 - andrea@thechefinthehat.com

Parking Details:
Valet parking at the Sheraton and street parking

Public Transit:
49, 11, 10, 43, 47, Sound Transit - Link Light Rail

Executive Chef:
Thierry Rautureau

Additional:
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 - desiree@thechefinthehat.com

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Happy New Year! We will be offering a special pre-fixe menu exclusively on New Year's Eve with extended Sunday hours.

Private Dining

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.

Loulay Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (53)
Fit for Foodies (49)
Pre/post Theatre (48)
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Special Occasion (46)
Creative Cuisine (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Romantic (33)
Notable Wine List (32)
Business Meals (31)
Great for Lunch (31)
Authentic (27)
Good for Birthdays (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Cozy (21)
Fun (20)
Bar Seating (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Late-night Find (8)
People Watching (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 19 hours ago

The service and food quality always meet or exceed my expectations, which is why I make it a point to stop in every time I'm in town.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Everything was fine, except the food (the most important ingredient in judging a restaurant).

I ordered the croque madame, eager to experience a delicate taste of French cuisine.

Instead, I received the saltiest, slimiest ham sandwich imaginable.

While it wasn’t inedible (I was hungry and I ate it), it wasn’t enjoyable.

I recommend sending the chef to Hectors in Kirkland for a sample of a delicious and authentic croque madame....or take it off the menu entirely.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Was great. Service excellent and the food (capital oysters and scallops) was worth ordering again for sure. We are from out of town and did not dress up( limited clothing packed) That did not affect the treatment we received. That’s class.
We arrived early but were sat right away. I changed reservation time three times in an hour because my husband’s ship was delayed but they accommodated with patience when they could.
Thank you

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had 6 orders. Five were over the top (duck sliders, bouillabaisse, etc.); one was OK (risotto, though I have had excellent risotto in the past). The desserts were whimsical and delicious.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 3 days ago

This is a very nice restaurant with delicious food. The service is excellent and it is a great place to take business visitors without being ridiculously expensive. It seems to hit a good balance between a nice place to eat for friends and a good location for business lunches.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my go-to restaurant for a late supper, when I fly in from the Bay area and stay at the Sheraton. I always have a green salad and the bouillabaise, which is delicious. However, the rouille that was spread on the piece of bread was too spicy/hot for me this time... so I asked for just regular bread and butter. 2 glasses of Sancerre with my meal hit the spot. The novel I was reading was set in a Paris bistro, so my meal and book transported me :)

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a wonderful experience and food is delicious!! Will be going back plenty

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great spot downtown. Great for lunch. Try this restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Terry creates great food that has inspired ideas. Lives up to the great years of Rover's.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The problem was the food. I had the short ribs which were fine. The side vegetables were not good.
However, my husband who is a vegetarian had a terrible meal. Both dishes he ordered were poorly executed.
Not an experience to be repeated

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Jenn made some perfect recommendations, both for food and wine. She paid attention to our timeframe without rushing a thing. We had a delicious dinner with delightful service and were on our way to our evening event with a few minutes to spare.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Loulay was just what we needed! The food and service were absolutely superlative! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were celebrating the holiday season with brunch at Loulay and it was lovely!
Our server, James, was excellent. It was quiet and not crowded, which made it very easy to converse at our booth for the 3 of us.
An all around pleasant and yummy experience!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Bar Seating, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was the first time at Loulays for Brunch. All of us really enjoyed it. The Bellini's were delish

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food is Beautifully presented and creative but some in our group ordered the scallops ...you get 3 scallops as an entree dish ...for $38, they were disappointed, I had the trout, which was a whole fish and really delish! The desserts are tichy teeny too, fine if you are expecting just a taste but I envisaged cheese cake and got dots of cheese cake, and I had agreed to split it with a friend! One dot each? I will go again for the experience but I won’t go there hungry.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Best service and food! They treated us like kings and queens.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

While the ambience was pleasant and the staff very friendly and efficient, the real star here is the food. Everything my husband and I ate was excellent. I started with the crab beignets appetizer -- perfectly crisp and full of crab with a slightly spicy aoli. He had the pear salad which was a fabulous blend of texture and flavors. Entrees were the trout almandine and the roasted chicken. Unlike many almandine recipes, this one actually had plenty of almonds. And the roast chicken was as perfect as a roast chicken can be -- moist, tender meat with perfectly crisp skin. Dessert was the chocolate torte which was really more mousse-like than torte-like but still light and delicious. We will definitely look for an excuse to come back again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything we had was so good. The french onion soup was very rich and delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place for any occasion. Food slightly on the American side of French-American cross-over. If you want a quieter scene, such as for a 1:1 date or business meal, ask for a table upstairs. If you want a vibrant scene with great food, the downstairs bar or high tables are best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always love Loulay. Food is excellent. Like the atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I absolutely love this place. Refer all my friends. Great food, ambiance, vibe. Love it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went to Loulay with the family for brunch. Menu was fairy limited though that’s not unique for Seattle restaurants. Ambience/layout of restaurant is nice. Food leaves a lot to be desired. Our eggs benedict came cold - eggs were overdone, the bernaise sauce already congealing, the muffins they were on barely toasted and cold. Even the potatoes were a little mushy and tepid.

When letting the wait staff know, they gave a half-hearted “Oh no” but nothing else - no apology, no offer to redo, or take off the bill. We weren’t expecting free food, but maybe actually showing concern and an attempt to make it right would show that your customers actually mattered.

Fairly unispiring especially for the inflated price. Definitely would not suggest this place for a meal unless you have a craving for duck egg which seemed to be a part of every dish.

With so many places to get a fresh, well-prepared meal served by attentive staff in Seattle, you can definitley give Loulay a pass.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very, very good. Pricey, but if you're going to spend the money, the food and service are up to par. Found the service to be outstanding - attentive without hovering.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food. Sommelier provides great insight into the wines. Service was great as team walked us through the menu and our dishes. The food was superb — the trout was amazing and the scallops perfectly seared. Glad we went here to celebrate an anniversary.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great presentation and knowledgeable staff, it was an amazing dining experience. I love the ambiance there, but if you sit on the third floor you miss out on that, unless you're in just one of the tables up there. So, if that's important to you, I'd request a table on the first or second levels.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always a great experience! My fav Seattle French restaurant.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent service and good food!

Nice and pleasant atmosphere. The apple salad, foie gras, and bouillabaisse were fantastic!

Tags: Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Service, food, atmosphere, $10 valet parking...loved it all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had the best Harissa Chicken Salad for lunch. Dry unusual with rice cakes. Just writing about it makes me want to go back.
And, a lovely white Pinot Boir which was really tasty. Beautiful restaurant.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We enjoyed our lunch a lot - good food, well presented and lovely staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding service an food. The “Chef in the Hat” stopped by to see how our experience was.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nice setting. Food was interesting and tasty. There was no rush for us to finish and they did not seem irritated that we did not drink any wind or cocktails. I liked it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Surprisingly good

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice brunch menu...attentive but reserved and conscientious service. Food was good but nothing "special" ....but well prepared as requested...(eggs poached easy)...I think a touch pricey...but this is downtown SEA and the restaurant is attached to the Sheraton Hotel.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our server Lucas was fantastic. And our three course meal options were just as exceptional. I had dined at Rivers years ago and was familiar with the Chef in the Hat; truly a remarkable dining experience.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food is always going to be good. Chef Thierry won’t let you down. Ever. Definitely want a booth. Haven’t tried seating upstairs yet. But tables are tightly packed and can lead to rather unscenic views. Prices are a tad higher than his other location but it is downtown so expect to pay more.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had dinner with a friend before a show and selected Loulay based on OpenTable reviews. The atmosphere and ambiance was really nice (we had a booth). The food was excellent. However our server [name withheld] should have been more attentive -- or at least as attentive as he seemed to be with the "regulars." Neither my friend or I drink which seemed to dampen the enthusiasm. Several times he walked by while I had to refill my glass with the sparkling water I had ordered. When it came to ordering desert we waited for some time and he never returned. Another waiter saw me looking around and came to assist. He actually took and fulfilled our desert order and he got us our check.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A top-notch service, delicious food beginning with starters and ending with the main entrees. Good drinks selection.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Have come again and again for fresh fois gras - not as good this time - over cooked

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Classy service, European style- i.e. not rushed, attentiveyet unobtrusive. Good understanding of food- imaginative yet restrained, in a word “civilized “. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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