Loulay

4.6
2478 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French / American
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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w
St. Louis
43 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best hamburger in town. Service was good and while pricey a great atmosphere

RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed it and convenient valet parking nearby. Food was quite good, also high price point per serving size, otherwise would highly recommend. So if cost is not an issue for you - check it out!

DP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Prawn Kale salad was so incredibly flavorful. Plus really enjoyed the house-made orange/lavender soda. The business lunch was not rushed - I really appreciate that touch.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and great ambiance.
My risotto was a bit saltier than the last time I had it. I had to send it back.
We had a great birthday dinner!

b
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, delicious food, lovely ambience, and we even got to meet Thierry Rautureau when we were there! He went around to every single table in the restaurant and couldn't have been nicer.

t
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were big fans of the "Chef in the Hat's" precious restaurant, Rover. So, I had wanted to try Loulay for sometime. Most of the food was very good, our dessert was ok. We had great wine and port. The service was also great. Lovely place for a fun date or to meet friends. Also petty reasonably priced for higher end food.

Z
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Stuck downtown (after shopping in Sodo for a bathroom remodel) in hellacious traffic at dinnertime and got last minute reservations. Despite being extremely apologetic for showing up in Tshirts and jeans, we were seated and treated as usual- as valued dining patrons. Service is incredible. Salads were perfectly prepared with crispy greens, our favorite dressing and amazing cheese crumbles. Cod dish was delicate, moist and flakey with a light savory sauce. My husband’s fish stew was happily seasoned with tarragon in the French manner and contained fresh Penn Cove mussels and white fishes. All served with the perfect chilled white Burgundy... this is a frequent go to restaurant of ours and we have never been disappointed. We have had large formal family parties here, as well as just the two of us popping in for the Chef in the Hat’s awesome comfort food: french onion soup, scrambled eggs with caviar, and foi gras (especially on a dreary winter day). Decor is adorable and valet parking since it is located in the Sheraton Grand is always welcome in this area.

l
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful lunch--the mushroom medley salad was superb, and the beignets for dessert were splendid. Will be back!

CF
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dinner. Wonderful risotto, scallops, salads and probably the best chocolate dessert I ever tasted. I will go back!

RS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely dinner. Food and service were both excellent. I said to my wife 'I'm so glad we came here, it reminded me what good food should taste like'. Busy place so recommend a reservation.

VH
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Compliments to the chef and our waitress for such great service. The food was divine as usual. We'll be returning for another amazing meal soon.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing. Very attentive. And the food- where to begin? We had the crab beignets, roasted chicken, and the crab risotto. Utterly Devine. Our cocktails were delicious as well. My favorite was the Revolver. Give this place a try. A truly unique dining experience.

M
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's expensive but delicious, innovative french food. The service and presentation is excellent. But cheap, it is NOT.

F
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Normally our response to how good the food was would be a five star. This time it was a four star because the beet risotto was barely warm. The French onion soup was also barely warm. Both were tasty and tasted good otherwise. The Radicchio and watercress salad was fun and tasted great! The short ribs were excellent as usual. And the venison special was great! My husband had the seared foie gras with a glass of Sauternes for dessert as he loves it. I had the delightful rhubarb glazed panna cotta (can't remember the name) and would have had a second if I didn't need to mind my calories!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Polite and pleasant service. An old school vibe. Solid food. The French onion soup was delish, the tuna tartine was difficult to cut into even with a steak knife. Not great to order for a professional lunch unless you only plan on eating protein anyway. My friend had the shrimp kale salad and she enjoyed it.

G
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! Victoria made my best friend's bday a memorable one.... We even met the world famous Chef in the Hat.... He was very nice and even gave my friend a bday dessert to remember!

b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loulay NEVER disappoints. Excellent food, flawless service and great ambiance!

JF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only drawback was the water condensing from the A/C and droplets falling on my wife and on table. Manger apologized but I feel we should have been offered a discount on meals.

MP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch, inspired to take more advantage of this more often as a local after this great experience! The scrambled eggs and caviar alone is worth returning for, much less everything else that was amazing.

SL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

We had lunch at Loulay recently and to be honest I was underwhelmed. We've dined here many times in the past and it has been one of our favorite restaurants in the city. This time, I have to say I was disappointed.
Value. A 1 1/2 ounce portion of halibut for $26 is madness. It was tasty, but since their was only one and a half tastes, it was disappointing. A 2 ounce hangar steak with fries that was cold was anything but satisfying. Sure they prepared a second one and delivered it promptly, but c'mon. 2 ounce hangar steak for $25? Please.
Service. It was quiet the day we were there for lunch yet it seemed the pauses between times our server came upstairs to check on us were too long (in my opinion).
The experience left me feeling as if teeny tiny portions on huge plates were something we should be grateful to receive.
There are many excellent dining choices downtown. I'm disappointed that Loulay has opted off that list.

RB
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat upstairs overlooking the main dining room which was nice and quiet. Our server was fantastic and the food delicious and unusual. The meal was timed perfectly so we could make our show.
Great place for pre show dinner or special night out.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious French inspired food. Remarkable wine list. Ryan was an exceptional guide through our wine pairings.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and service was wonderful. Ashley was our server and she coursed our food out as we ordered several apps and second courses instead of ordering entrees. We had the oysters, crudo, charcuterie and cheese plate, crab beignets (amazing), beet risotto, the mussels (must dip bread in the broth - soooo good), beignets and panna cotta for dessert. Absolutely amazing dinner.

JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there 3 nights in a row while in Seattle, it was that good. The entrees were all great, especially the French Onion Soup, Braised Short Rib and Fish Stew. Highly recommend it for a couple or larger group. Service was perfect.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Overall was a great experience. Great food & a top notch service. Definitely worth the money!

KW
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining here. Thank you for always keeping your high standards of service and quality of food.

K
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with option to people watch or you can enjoy a more romantic quiet dinner upstairs. Great service, good drink selection and lots of food choices that can easily be shared.

C
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

When we were first serviced, we told the waitress we were going to try several menu items and split them. Our first order was the gem salad. When it arrived, it was not split and we were told there would be an additional charge of $5 for every item split. We decided not to pay the additional charge and to share rather than split using the French method of a fork and spoon.
The gem salad was ok. It was advertised as a romaine salad with an herb ranch dressing, but it only had a smear of the dressing, so it was quite dry.

The mussels, beet/mushroom risotto, and seared fois grass were excellent, as well as the after dinner cappuccino and gelato.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a business lunch. It took a long time for the food to come out so had to rush through the main course

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday lunch with friends. We liked that there is a prix fixed option Thant we all chose.

t
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heck yeah. If you like delicious food, do this. Love so much on the menu but the salmon right now is amazing, the seafood stew is ALWAYS killer, and it's an amazing value for lunch. Yum.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beet risotto ever!

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b
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You may be tempted to overlook this gem attached to the Sheraton Grand hotel, but that would be a mistake. Loulay provides a refined but relaxed environment, professional and friendly service, and delicious cocktails and cuisine. It's the perfect place for a business dinner or special occasion.

C
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was lovely, but what made the Thursday night, last minute dinner out special was the service, all around. So enjoyed it!

MK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, food and service. Wait staff courteous, asked about our schedule and gave us passes to the Paramount lounge when she found out we were going. My wife enjoyed her true French Onion soup and the halibut was great.

I
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for an early pre-theatre dinner. Our server was top notch. He checked on our schedule at the start and paced our meal accordingly. Our favorites of the evening: Penn Cove mussels—scrumptious steaming broth + extra side of bread; Duck Sliders, and the Hot Cocoa with toasted brioche.

TK
Seattle
109 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here at least once a month for lunch. It never fails to impress despite the fact the menu hardly ever changes. Everything, food wine service are always very professional. Nice open space fun to watch people from the balcony.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before going to a musical at the nearby theatre, and were delighted by the fantastic food, attentive service and warm hospitality. Memorable!

GP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I am sorry but I will not go back. Corportate feel!!!

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