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About The Loft Cafe + Social Lounge

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.

515 A Main St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Monday:3:00PM - 10:00PM Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00PM - 12:00AM Friday - Saturday: 3:00PM - 2:00AM

Cross Street:
5th Ave South

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 640-5000

Website:
http://www.theloftlounge.com/

Entertainment:
Occasional live entertainment from various musicians in solo acoustic guitar, saxophone and other instruments.

Catering:
The Loft catering services covers up to 50 people. Choose from our extensive menu, carefully designed by catering chef Stefanie Buono with the assistance of head chef Ryan Carlson.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Carlson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Loft Cafe + Social Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.5

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

58% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

It was awesome!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 19, 2017

“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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Desert was freezer burn and food took a while to get to the table even though it was slow

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food is always good here, however this visit the service was not very good. We had to ask for drinks, ask for silverware, and ask for our bill. We didn't feel waited on at all. Not sure if we will want to go back.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were here to celebrate my sisters b-day. We had a wonderful time & Max was a great waiter. He was very personable & fun to talk with. He made us feel very comfortable. The meals we had was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The Loft was a solid "ok". The restaurant is tucked behind a very narrow, crowded bar scene, and although most of the tables were empty, kitchen service was quite slow. This could be a great place with a few minor changes to the layout. I appreciate their effort to create an outdoor space in the city, and the menu was diverse and interesting. We had the charcuterie platter, and my friends had a burger and caprese salad. The food was pretty good, but the slow service, and difficulty leaving once we paid (bar patrons block the exit and aren't keen on moving) don't make me want to come back anytime soon for a meal. Looks like a fun place to grab a drink instead!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Awesome food and drinks! The back patio is relaxing and the servers are always nice. The Loft margarita is the best in town.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We were seated at our outside table on time but sat for over 20 minutes waiting for a server. I know they were pretty busy but no one stopped at our table to acknowledge the fact nor explain that there would be a wait. We weren't offered water or a chance to order a drink or get a menu. So after 20 plus minutes we got up and left our table and went to another restaurant down the street. Will never return to the restaurant again as it was embarrassing to our friend.
(Note: we had to rate the food in order to submit this review - but we didn't eat anything so I can't really rate the food.)

Terry

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on July 6, 2017

nice indoor or outdoor dining anytime of year. Great food at a reasonable cost

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The food was decent. The setting was like being in a back yard tent. Aside from ordering, the waiter came by once right after we got our food. We would have ordered more drinks but he didn't come by to ask. They have you pay the bill on an ipad, so we didn't see the itemized bill, which was uncomfortable. We paid and then did the math in our heads, and determined that we'd been overcharged by $23 plus tax. They fixed it right away but it would be better if the customer could see what you are charging them for. At 8:30 they turned the back yard into a dance club with a loud band. We went across the street to a quieter place and had that drink we couldn't get at the Loft. We won't go back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Love this restaurant! The food is wonderful and the staff very friendly!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was fantastic!! My friends and I ordered a couple of appetizers and all had something different for dinner. I tried a little of everyone's and everything was delicious. Definetly worth going back for! The only thing I found a bit lacking was the service. Our server was very nice and got us everything we needed, we just didn't see him very often. We were sitting upstairs, so that may have had something to do with it, but any waiter should be checking in all the tables regularly, no matter where the tables are.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 29, 2017

I had never been there before. The back patio was a covered area that was kind of outside. The drinks and food were really good, our server was attentive but not too much, and it was a relaxing place to go on a date.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was fine, but the service was poor from start to finish: delay in taking drinks order; slow in bringing drinks; very slow in serving appetizer; for additional drinks, we received one after 20 minutes, and never received the other. The server obviously knew the service was bad -- had no shortage of excuses -- but made no attempt to make it right. We had to point out we'd been charged for the drink we never received.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in the North end and perhaps all of Seattle.
Great food with very personable service.
We love The Loft.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The clams my wife ordered were not as expected, steamed in white wine, they were cooked in a red sauce and very spicy, the description said nothing about spicy. I ordered the 12oz NY steak it was over cooked... Well done when I ordered medium rare, the excuse given was the kitchen was overwhelmed, rather than offer to cook me a fresh steak, they offered 20% off the bill, I would have preferred my steak cooked properly. The drinks were decent, service was poor, our server was far and few on visits or just passing through the area in general.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Awesome restaurant with superior food and service. Bar makes great drinks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 10, 2017

We had an enjoyable time, the food and service were good. The only objection was the noise level. The cozy/small facility made the obviously "happy" lady in the bar heard throughout the whole upstairs all during her obviously very funny conversation with her companions. Worked well for a get-together with friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 31, 2017

A bit pricey and service is slow on busy nights, but the food more than makes up for it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Late nite dinner and drinks after seeing the play at Edmonds Driftwood Players. Great times with friends... love the atmosphere and food. Glad we got to share it with friends who had never been there before.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Awesome experience as usual. Wonderful food and great service.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 7, 2017

Awesome restaurant. Quality food and personable, efficient service..

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food was very good. Very noisy. Service was OK (too many people for just two waitresses)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. The food and service are by far the best in the North end.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Fantastic food and great service! It was a great little spot for valentine's day that my wife and I both enjoyed.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had 5:30 reservations on Valentine's Day. Greeted quite warmly by the Owner, seated promptly. Service was very personable and not high-pressured, lots of time to decide, but prompt service when we were ready. Food was very delicious and creative, atmosphere was great, even outdoors on a cold day, felt like we were inside a warm room. Would recommend for an evening of Romance , intimacy, and great food. Ambience was just wonderful, thank you.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2016

We all had wonderful meals at The Loft Restaurant! The burgers were outstanding and the risotto with chicken was delicious! We had fabulous drinks, the Edmonds Mule was served cold in a copper mug and so good! The service and ambiance were great!! WE will be back!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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