The Chef in the Hat

The Chef In The Hat is Thierry Rautureau, the talented force behind Loulay Kitchen & Bar and Luc restaurants, bringing a French twist to the best of Pacific Northwest cuisine.


Named for Chef Thierry Rautureau’s hometown of Saint Hilaire de Loulay in France, Loulay Kitchen & Bar marries the French influence of his upbringing with modern twist and sensibility to provide an accessible dining experience for everyone.

Winner of Seattle Met's 2014 Restaurant of the Year, Loulay serves both locals and visitors alike in their bustling downtown Seattle location. 

New Year's Eve 2016

We're celebrating in style at Loulay! Join us for Chef David's delicious 4 course menu ($95) featuring the best ingredients the Pacific Northwest has to offer: dungeness crab, scallops, King salmon, chestnuts and a medley of Washington vegetables! We'll also offer wine pairing and a champagne pairing (a special treat) to accompany your tasting menu. As an additional luxury, you may add any of the following to your menu: Chef Thierry's famous scrambled egg + caviar, seared foie gras and shaved Perigord truffle. See our full menu and wine pairings here.

To make reservations, please call (206)402-4588. A credit card is required to secure your reservation. 

Location, Hours and Reservations

Located downtown at

600 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

TEL. (206) 402-4588

Holiday schedule: 

  • Thanksgiving, closed
  • Christmas Eve, open until 2pm
  • Christmas Day, closed
  • New Year's Day, closed

Loulay is open 7 days a week

Brunch Menu
Served Saturday - Sunday 8am - 2pm

Lunch Menu
Served Monday - Friday 11am - 2pm 

Dinner Menu
Monday - Saturday 5pm - 10pm

Sunday 4:30pm - 9pm

Bistro Menu (served at the bar)
Served daily from 2pm to close


Loulay Fare

Loulay’s menu highlights the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients following the Chef In The Hat tradition. Many of the menu items are rooted in his childhood memories, including hot chocolate with brioche and salted butter that is based on a recipe shared with his grandparents.



We offer a large selection of Old World and New World wines. We also offer Sommelier Select Reserve Wines by the glass highlighting the beauty of our local Northwest wines. If you're interested in more than just a glass, Loulay is the only restaurant in Seattle which offers A Suite of Wine, which is a collection of three half bottles of wine to be enjoyed throughout your dining experience.

Should questions arise while making a selection, Wine Director Scot Smith can help select the perfect wine to enjoy with your meal. Cheers! 

To view our entire list of wines by the glass, Suites of Wine, half and full bottle selection, please follow the link below.  

Click here to view Loulay's wine list.