Loulay is Seattle Met's 2014 Restaurant of the Year
A huge congratulations and a high-five to Chef Thierry and the Loulay team for earning this incredible award.
Here’s a snippet from the article by Kathryn Robinson:
HISTORY WILL REMEMBER 2014 as Seattle’s year of the microrestaurant, the unrestaurant, the neighborhood restaurant. Restaurants that didn’t so much have bars as were bars. Restaurants that proudly limited their purview to down market, or daytime, or dessert.
And then there was Loulay.
Sprawling, soaring, lushly appointed, luxuriously open day and night, pinned to a prime corner of downtown real estate—Thierry Rautureau’s three-level showpiece launched late in 2013 to buck nearly every ascendant trend. Each of its 4,000 square feet stood as visual affront to the receding recession: its classy high-backed oyster-white booths and lipsticky walls, its proud gilded mirror and pink neon name check over the kitchen, its center-of-the-universe outlook onto a pulsing Sixth Avenue, or—from the loft seats on weekend nights—onto something even more exhilarating, a crowded restaurant.
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