The Loft Cafe + Social Lounge

4.6
112 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
The Loft occupies two floors and a heated courtyard available all year round, located in beautiful downtown Edmonds.

Serving a variety of small and large plates with flavors covering the Pacific Northwest with a Mediterranean flair. It also offers a wide selection of handcrafted martini's, wines and beer.
The eclectic atmosphere makes it a perfect place for an intimate date or a get together with friends. From happy hour every day to luxurious dinner plates at night, We have something for everyone. Ideal for Birthday's, bachelor and bachelorette parties and other social gatherings. Custom menus available for any occasion.
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MM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at The Loft, will definitely go back again. Excellent service and food. We had the short ribs and the cod, a side of roasted brussel sprouts, crème brulee for desert. Too much food to finish, have another meal we took home with us.

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SZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All three courses were absolutely delicious. Great food and very reasonably priced.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable ambiance. Although romantic the loft is up a steep stair case so be careful. Service was very good in spite of staff having to go up and down many times. Even water was refilled often. Nice cloth napkins and table settings. We arrived early for our reservation and they went out of their way to seat us right away. The menu is interesting and I recommend the gnocchi. Prices are moderate so not an inexpensive dinner out. The only misstep was my martini. I requested Blue Sapphire and got Tanqueray. Lots of good restaurants in Edmonds so nice to see they are working hard to earn another visit from us.

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p
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoy the food at The Loft, but do feel that some of the dishes are a bit overpriced, especially the short rib. The octopus was delicious, but the burgers were each done one level above what we requested. The medium rare was medium and medium came medium-well. The Loft is noisy, to the point of unpleasant at times, so if you are looking for quite conversation, it is best to come at an off hour. The service is always top notch!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wine Wednesday and got half off a bottle of wine

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S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small space, squeezed together bar seating (cozy). Excellent service from bartender and server. We sat in the bar during happy hour and had apps & cocktails for a meal. Everything was delicious, drinks were perfect. A little speedy but what isn’t these days? A romantic spot or a great place to have a drink with friends. No kids!! 🙂

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WB
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful evening: great food, delicious drinks, excellent service and ambiance.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. We share three items: the Mushroom Risotto, short ribs and beet salad. Will continue to dine there. Love the cozy atmosphere.

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p
Seattle
38 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute little place which grows in the warmer months with the use of their back patio. Brooke provided excellent service. Our party had the burger, short ribs, and mushroom risotto, all of which were excellent. The risotto could have used a bit less day, but it wasn't as heavy as many other restaurant's risottos. We did find the short rib priced a bit high for the amount of meat served. The beet salad was delicious with just the right amount of dressing. Too many restaurants saturate their salads. The wine list was much smaller than expected and the selection they had was ok, but not great. We'll definitely return.

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OT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was amazing. Unfortunately the server seemed like we were really bothering her by being there. It is really unfortunate and disappointing.

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L
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Kobe sliders were great. Chicken wings very good. So dark upstairs couldn’t see. No happy hour upstairs!? Lousy wine and beer selections. Expensive.

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MT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for SRW on Halloween night. The staff was busy handing out candies to the trick-or-treaters but still maintained reasonable service level. Food was excellent, a bit salty to my taste but I don’t normally put salt in my food. They were very accommodating as I requested low sodium during reservation. We didn’t look at the regular menu so not sure about regular pricing, but for SRW the 3 courses were very good and great value. The wine was also good. Nice space with outside seating and a small upstairs area, tight but creatively arranged. We will go back again.

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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, straightforward menu, reasonable seating

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would like to go back when I have more time and sample more of the menu. Our server was very prompt and attentive.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was delicious and the cocktails super delicious.

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J
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It was good. We sat in the courtyard, which was nice. Though it feels cluttered and messy. It could use a revamp. Food very good. Service attentive. Crowd is trendy pretentious.

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BD
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. This time with friends. All of us had the Kobe burger. Once again it was awesome. Beet salad very generous. Spring salad great for two others. Salted caramel choc cake and the ricotta donuts shared for dessert were perfect. Food great!

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F
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and a pleasant patio. I am still impressed.

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f
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was ok. First the server tried to seat our party of four at a small table for two. We then got a table appropriately sized and ordered drinks. The Froze drink on their menu is apparently no longer served but instead of acting apologetic, the server seemed put off that I tried to order it...it is listed on the menu. Our friend ordered chicken wings and asked how many their were before. She was told 12 in the order, but when it came there were only 8. The food was good, but all in all, not the best experience we've had there.

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AD
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Happy Hour with family. Brussels sprouts, sliders, loft burger, Caesar salad were amazing. Chicken wings need work.

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MS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre at best. My $33 New York strip was overdone and a poor quality piece of meat. It took so long to arrive to the table, I was not about to send it back. The truffle fries had no truffle oil. Our bottle of wine had cork in it. Not inclined to go back anytime soon.

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BD
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at The Loft and we really liked it. Sat on back patio on a great night, but table top fire added even more. Kobe burger is exceptional. Wild mushroom and chicken risotto, and the steak were great. Fries were really tasty, and we sampled all three desserts. The creme brulee was really good, but the unique donuts and salted caramel chocolate cake also good. Wines are reasonably priced. We'll be back.

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F
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was quite good and not that expensive for the quality provided. The place is small, and was quite busy when we showed up at 5:30 on a Friday, so get reservations. Service was professional, but they have another fancy computerized order-taking system that confused me with the tip, because it did not show me the bill when it wanted me to input tip amount.

Somewhat noisy, but not impossible. Overall, good food, service and ambience. Well worth a visit to see if you like it.

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OT
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was slow.. server haven’t took our order and tried to take our menus away. Food was okay nothing special.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

There was a major mistake. I did not eat at Loft Cafe with the reservation made. I was under Google maps for The Salt and Iron. Which neighbors The loft. When I clicked the time to make a reservation. It directed me towards a site for the loft. Luckily the Salt and Iron still accommodated the reservation. I have not ever dined at The Loft but will be in the future.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve been a fan of the loft for years and this was my first Valentine’s Day menu. Four courses and it was amazing. I highly recommend it if you want a great night out with friends and family.

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KG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was wonderful here as was the wine, and it was cute up in the loft. The menu, however, seemed somewhat limited and not very interesting. There were no specials. I might return for a quick bite or drink but probably not for dinner.

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r
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Had Prawn pesto gnocchi and my daughter had the filet mignon. Both were delicious.

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We would have left.

From the moment my date and I walked in — completely ignored by staff — we traded knowing glances daring each other to make a move for the door. We should have left. I mean, this is America. We have free will. This is a capitalist society and businesses that don't live up to muster don't stay in business long. How bad could it be?

We could have left.

After a group of four vacated their table in the bar to go upstairs, we were told we could take their spot. Still ignored, menu-less, we wondered out-loud (although unable to hear each other over the cacophony at the bar) about what was in store for us. We sat for what felt like an eternity until the waitress brought over menus. Judging by the way a dried and crunchy dollop of pesto coated the wine list on the back of the menu, I had an intuition that the pesto dish might be popular.

We should have left.

If you're considering this place, take my advice and take a hard pass. There are plenty of places within walking distance that have better service, better wine lists and better food.

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f
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and bountiful entrees. Good food and honest drinks! Would return again and again.

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LS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice waitress. In spite of the fact that they were out of 3 chosen items, in a monday night, our second choices were all fabulous.
Enjoyable in all ways

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KW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Our server was outstanding and very attentive. The food was quite good but took an incredibly long time just to get apps. The down side was the seeting in the front along side the entrence and bar is way to tight. There is not enogh room to allow people through to the entrance and other customers and staff will continually run into your back all night long. If you get seated heresit in these seats with your back to the bar, you will be consistantly bumped and interupted through out your dinner. That added to the noise level up front made for a no good very bad date night.

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R
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had a reservation and were seated in a reasonable amount of time. Even though there were open tables we were seated right next to two other people. We felt like we were practically sitting on top of them. After ordering our food our server did not return to our table for a long time before bringing our drinks. We also watched other people seated after us served their food. Finally the food arrived with the salad and main course arriving at the same time! The food was average. The service throughout the meal was poor. When we paid the bill we asked for a receipt which we finally got tired of waiting for and so we left. I generally do not write poor reviews but in this case it was just too many things that didn’t go right. We probably won’t return.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

A group of 6 of us had dinner reservations at 6:00 pm on a Wednesday. One of us arrived early and ordered some appetizers at about 5:50. The 2 appetizers were delivered 25 minutes later and just before the other members of the party arrived. Several more small plates were ordered at 6:20 along with wine and drinks. The drinks came shortly after but the food did not get plated until 7:25. We had expected to have plenty of time to eat and attend a concert at 7:30. We left with boxed food and some of the party had nothing to eat until much later. It was a very disappointing experience. The food that we did get was good but way too slow. There are many other restaurants in the area that have great food and MUCH faster service.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quality food. Service was relatively slow, due to being short-staffed in the kitchen, however, when we mentioned that we were heading to a show, the kitchen made every effort to get our order prepared and getting us out the door.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was awesome!

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NM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food, but too noisy. Tried during restaurant week. Loved the food and service.

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OC
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

My husband and I are vegetarians and most restaurants in the Seattle area have entrees for us but not a single option at this place. We had looked at the online menu before coming here and it did have options listed that we could eat. However, when we got to the restaurant the menu was totally different. The waitress recommended that we get some sides of vegetables or a caesar salad (btw Caesar salad has anchovies in the dressing which she was unaware of).
I fail to understand why meat eaters think vegetarians only eat vegetables, we would starve if we ate like rabbits. A salad or veggies is not satiating and does not provide enough energy.
On top of that, the service was very slow.
We will not be back to this unenlightened restaurant.

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OT
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Extremely slow, I haven't been to a restaurant is that that slow.. food was good, but it definitely doesn't take 1.5 hrs for a risotto to be prepared . Drinks were creative , we all liked them. Advice to serve faster

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

“I’ve heard that no one goes there because it’s always too crowded”
We loved he place and can’t wait to go back. The food was exceptional. I highly recommend the place. Cheers!

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