Loulay

4.7
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2584 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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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, 31 December, 2019

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had two meals, a lunch and dinner within a week. For dinner we had Sole and risotto: both delicious and perfectly cooked and seasoned. For lunch, risotto and the cassoulet. I LOVE the lunch time cassoulet, and i am glad it is back!
Seattle is losing a lot of nice dining establishments. Loulay is a wonderful oasis

VO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I have been to Loulay several times and enjoyed it thoroughly. This time things were a bit off. The service was impeccable, as always, the crab fritters were doughy and didn't see to contain any crab, The chicken was dry and flavorless. On the other hand the crab salad was amazing and the frites are always good.

S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing black cod dish for lunch. It was so good I almost ordered a second!

PS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

When we got to the restaurant, hostess did not smile but acted like he just wanted to get us to our seat. Service was generally good. Crab fritters were leaden, rather like a deep fried paste. Salads were OK, though the gem salad would be better presented with whole anchovies rather than bits of fish throughout, which has a rather sinister appearance. The sole tasted good but was egregiously over-sauced. Kitchen staff were loud and boisterously joking around, I suppose since they were getting ready to close. That probably accounts for the hostesses' careless reception. My suggestion would be that if the staff doesn't like working late, then do not accept reservations after 8:00. A disappointing experience - and I had been there before and had a good experience. It was made worse in that I had talked up the restaurant to my dining companion. I think Chef Thierry would have been embarrassed by the experience.

T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and our server! Such a beautiful restaurant.

CD
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, had a terrific time and meal at Loulay! It was brunch this time, but everything was delicious. I will come back again and again for brunch and dinner!

LH
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food1Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant, but this particular outing the main dishes were not good. The service and atmosphere is outstanding.

DI
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My mom, sister and I have an annual holiday lunch. This was our first visit to Loulay and it was a find. Excellent food and service. We sat a long time and our coffee never got cold. We will be returning and won’t wait until next year. Can’t say enough good tho gd about our experience. 💞

d
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Although was reassured on entry and by our waiter that we would be out in time to make our play at 8pm, service was delayed and we barely made it. Although 2 people at the table order the risotto, one with crab, the plain arrive 20 minutes before the second one and the last dinner , a hamburger, didn't arrive until the others were mostly finished. The last to receive dinner remarked that she ate alone. The food was good. The waiter, who didn't introduce himself, kept saying that it was because the restaurant was so busy because of the plays. It was a Saturday night - and there are always plays. His excuse did not make any sense. None of us will return to Loulay nor will we recommend it to anyone. A very big disappointment.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Crab fritters were amazing, as were the scallops. Servers were very attentive, but not overly so.

PB
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing! The seared tuna and shrimp and grits were particularly good. The service was also wonderful.

c
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
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 on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and had a good time

BI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
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 on 1 December 2019
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 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

MS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 29 November 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 27 November 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 26 November 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 23 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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

RD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Do not miss this amazing place

EC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Burgers were rare. Service was terrible.

s
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

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

CC
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

w
St. Louis
48 reviews
Dined on 18 November 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
10 reviews
Dined on 16 November 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 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

A
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on 14 November 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 14 November 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 13 November 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 11 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service can be bettered.

KM
1 review
Dined on 9 November 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 9 November 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 8 November 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 3 November 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 2 November 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