The Chef in the Hat

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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.


Chef In The Hat announces Loulay Kitchen & Bar

Bonjour Gourmand!

Kathy and I are pleased to finally announce the opening of Loulay Kitchen & Bar on December 4, 2013. Named for my hometown of Saint Hilaire de Loulay in France, Loulay Kitchen & Bar marries the French influence of my upbringing with modern twist and sensibility to provide an accessible dining experience for everyone.
Loulay’s menu highlights the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients following our tradition. Many of the menu items are rooted in my childhood memories, including hot chocolate with brioche and salted butter that is based on a recipe shared with my grandparents in the morning around the farm kitchen table in France. Loulay Kitchen & Bar is the culinary representation of my heart and soul, representing the spirit of the food of my childhood as seen through the prism of my many years of experience combined with my fondness of Northwest ingredients.
With a variety of distinctive dining areas, Loulay Kitchen & Bar offers multiple dining experiences. The six-seat Chef’s Counter provides a spot in the heart of the action overlooking the kitchen and the bar offers 24 seats in the bustling lounge. The main dining room gives an urban feeling to Loulay and the balcony feels perfect for an anniversary in a glowing setting. This is where the one dinner table is prominently placed, overlooking the kitchen providing the best bird’s-eye view. The mezzanine provides a more intimate dining experience in a serene setting and is available for private events up to 32 guests.
Kathy and I think now is the perfect time to give birth to a new concept downtown Seattle and Loulay is the perfect marriage of both. We have an outstanding team with staff from Rovers, Luc, and new faces, a blossoming location, and an environment that satisfies so many dining experiences. We are thrilled to open our doors to a wonderful downtown community and a great partnership with the Sheraton Ownership Group.
Loulay Kitchen & Bar is located at 600 Union Street in Seattle is be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. The restaurant offers a lunch menu from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., a dinner menu from 5 to 10 p.m., and a lighter bistro menu available throughout the day. Valet parking is available at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. For more information or to make reservations, call 206-402-4588 or visit
We are so grateful for your support over the years, we look forward to serving you for many more years!

Bon Appetit!