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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

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (71)
Fit for Foodies (69)
Pre/post Theatre (67)
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Special Occasion (65)
Creative Cuisine (56)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
Romantic (46)
Business Meals (44)
Notable Wine List (42)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Authentic (36)
Great for Lunch (36)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Local Ingredients (29)
Cozy (25)
Great for Brunch (22)
Fun (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Seasonal (19)
Worth the Drive (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
People Watching (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Healthy (13)
Casual (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Gluten Free Options (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 hours ago

Food is always extraordinary. Ashley’s table service was absolutely top-notch.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 hours ago

Fantastic food and portion sizes. Every bite was incredible

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

Great service and food!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 2 days ago

This is my favorite place!! We keep coming back because every experience is exceptional. The food, the service, everything is so great!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

A wonderful pre theater restaurant. No bread was offered and 3 or 6 oz pours of wine seemed a tad stingy for the price....but it's Seattle. Save room for the dessert beignets.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

A birthday dinner followed by a night at the Paramount. Wonderful dining experience the service was outstanding. Thank you.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent as always

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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

We were here for Valentines Day- it was a great menu- the only problem- it was a huge amount of food! Especially if you had the Risotto.. thought the paired wine price was a bit steep- we did it pre- theater and didn't really have time to recover before the play- bad timing on our part. The steak was done perfectly- bravo for that. The burnt creme brule was good but not awesome ( the meat was!) We had a great waiter- everyone was hot on it- and really took care of us.
Its a fine restaurant- could use a little more risk taking on some of the dishes but the basic elements are very well done- pleasant space too- but some tables are too near service areas to be romantic- and it is too noisy for a truly intimate conversation. That said, we have been here before and will come again.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

As per usual another amazing meal. It was a preset 4 course menu for Valentine’s Day and it was delicious. I had the beet salad, scallops and the vegetarian dish for my entire, fabulous and the presentation was beautiful. Thank you Terry et al for another wonderful evening.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Had a great business lunch today, wonderful did and not too noisy!

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 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing food, atmosphere and experience. This is the perfect spot for weekday business lunches.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Have eaten in the bar before, but never the main dining room. Was a fan of Rovers before, but somewhat worried with the initial reviews after opening. No need to worry. The food was fabulous, the service fantastic. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service and great food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Foie burger seared next to the Chef in the Hat with my beautiful wife. Does it get any better?!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Outstanding food and service. Very comfortable. we'll be going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our second visit to Loulay, and we were not disappointed. The food served here is consistently a delight to the tastebuds. The cocktails are refreshing and delicious. The servers are friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Been here many times and it’s always great. The staff are all amazing and fun. They all seemed to really like each other too which is really refreshing. I’d eat here every night if I could. 😎

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Second time at Loulay's and it has become my new favorite restaurant in Seattle! Every bite has been delicious and the server's recommendations were right on the money!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Another fun evening and dinner before the symphony. The food and wait staff are outstanding.

There are always too many choices on the menu. It's fun with friends who don't mind sharing that way you get to sample a number of items.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Was familier with Chef/owner Thiery from Rover. Was upscale nice ambiance from the "house" location but very nice. Food was great both local selection/ seafood and great blend of NW and French. Recommend for all occasions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went for the first time before a show at the paramount. Sat in the upper seating area. Nice ambiance and fantastic service. The wait staff was amazing and made the perfect recommendations. The food was served perfectly and was mouth-watering. I would highly recommend Loulay and look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Seasoning was a little heavy handed . Everything was spicy. Had polenta with mushrooms. the mushrooms were dried and not reconstituted very well. Were still hard.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great experience. We ate here prior to a theatre show and the staff was very attentive to our need to leave on time. Great food!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Nice tables, excellent service, great food and a good location if downtown.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We enjoyed every minute of our time at Loulay. We had an excellent table, our server was perfect and the food (duck confit) was out of this world. It was our first time and we’ll definitely go back. I first heard about it on Evening Magazine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food quality was extremely high, the atmosphere enjoyable and our server was exceptionally professional (ie; asking us if we had time constraints), courteous and an absolute delight. The prices are more suited to a special occasion for most, but we very much enjoyed our visit. Thank you!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Treated like VIP for my daughters 12th birthday.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I took my mother here before seeing Mama Mia (amazing) but we had discovered that she had lost her cell phone in the Uber ride. The whole staff was helpful, empathetic and kind. They brought us a drink and gave us a few minutes to figure things out. Kindness does not go unnoticed! We put that behind us and enjoyed an exceptional meal and wine pairing. Happy ending, we got the phone back. What a great staff- will be back and telling friends!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Fancy, pricey and small servings. Great attentive and polished staff. Bill was around $250 for two of us, and were hungry shortly after leaving the theatre

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Incredible food, incredible service, one of the best meals I’ve had in a while!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I enjoyed lunches at Loulay on back-to-back mid-winter Fridays. On both days, I was on a tightly scheduled lunch break from a business meeting. The restaurant was very busy, but I was seated immediately and received excellent service. The host was fantastic and offered me a terrific, solo-diner table on the interior balcony, overlooking the line (see photo). Food was very good and arrived quickly--I never had to look at my watch or worry that I was running out of time.

Loulay carries forward the spirit of Rover's, updated, energized, and transported into the downtown environment.

Thank you, Loulay, for two terrific meals! You are the real Seattle!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Hot Spot, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loulay is one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. The food is always delectable, with beautiful ambiance and impeccable service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Amazing service and always excellent menu choices and 5 Star food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Excellent service. The best. Excellent food and wine.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 26, 2018

For our first time here we had a lovely experience. Our waiter was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 23, 2018

I always love going to Loulay. The chef in the hat is such a charming friendly man and I love how he comes around and talks to the guests. Food never disappoints!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Loulay is always wonderful, and Sunday was no exception. I took someone for his birthday, and he declared his omelet to be the best he had ever eaten. I agree. We got a booth, which was perfect, and stayed for two hours, no problem!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

This is a classic French bistro. Delicious preparation, knowledgable staff, fine wines. Winner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Taste of food was bland trout. Mine was not hot. 2 out of 6 really liked food. Been before and it was great
Salad ok
Quality control

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The stew was more like salad. It was tasty, just not what I was expected eating when I ordered stew.

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