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.


Private Dining Frequently Asked Questions 

+How many people can fit in the private room?

We can seat up to 32 people for a seated event in the upstairs mezzanine room at separate tables and up to 20 people at one large boardroom style table. We can fit about 45 people for a standing cocktail style event. We can also rent out the adjacent balcony for addition cocktail reception space. The entire restaurant is also available to rent and we can fit 120 people for a whole restaurant seated party or about 220 for a full restaurant cocktail style reception.

+ How much does it cost to book the room?

To book the entire mezzanine for a lunch or dinner event we have a food and beverage minimum that varies from $500 to $4000 depending on the time of the day, day of the week etc.

Please contact our private event coordinator for pricing information on specific dates. (

All food and beverage costs are subject to a 20 percent service charge and Washington State sales tax is added to the final bill. Once the food and beverage minimum is met we do not charge an additional room rental fee.

+ What options are there for menus? Can you accommodate allergies and dietary restrictions?

Our event coordinator will help you customize a menu based on your specific group’s requests. We typically will have a special menu for your group with three options per course and your guests will choose their options when they arrive. We are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions and can customize the menu offerings based on allergies, preferences etc.

+ Where do our guests park?

Loulay validates three hours of parking with the Sheraton valet for $10. There are also many paid parking garages within a black or two of Loulay and paid street parking.

+ What are the hours we can book the private room?

The private room is available to book for lunch or dinner on Monday through Friday and for brunch or dinner on the weekends. We can also book the room for all day meetings or for late afternoon/early evening cocktail parties.

+ Is there AV equipment provided?

We provide a pull down AV screen, projector in the room and can assist with rental of other equipment if necessary for your presentation or meeting. We offer complimentary wifi in Loulay.

+ I’m planning my wedding what options are there for my celebration?

Our private space is perfect for rehearsal dinners and post-wedding brunches. We are happy to help you plan special touches for your celebration to make them as stress free and memorable for you and your guests.

+ I'm hosting a business event, what are my options?

We love hosting many events for the business community! We can offer a variety of services to accommodate you and your guests. Limited menus, flexible arrival times, corporate happy hour, or a comfortable meeting space away from the office with light refreshments. Let us know what you need and we will work to make it happen.