Thierry Rautureau, Chef in the HatTM, and his wife Kathy are pleased to announce the opening of Loulay Kitchen & Bar on December 4, 2013. Named for Rautureau’s hometown of Saint Hilaire de Loulay in France, Loulay Kitchen & Bar marries the French influence of his upbringing with modern sensibility to provide an accessible dining experience for body and soul.
“Both Kathy and I love the partnership with the Sheraton Seattle Hotel ownership group and think this is the perfect opportunity to give birth to a new concept and ideas,” said Rautureau. Loulay Kitchen & Bar is located adjacent to the Sheraton Seattle on Sixth Avenue and Union Street.

“Now is the time to open a restaurant between Rover’s and Luc, and Loulay is the perfect marriage,” continued Rautureau. “With an outstanding team, including Chef de Cuisine Robert Sevcik who came with me from Rover’s, a blossoming location and an environment that satisfies so many dining experiences, we are thrilled to open our doors and welcome the community.”

“Thierry’s enthusiasm and culinary prowess are an incredible asset to our community. We saw an exciting opportunity to bring Thierry to the vibrant downtown Seattle core and to offer a new, elevated dining experience that will be enjoyed by locals and tourists for years to come,” said Jerry Anches from the Sheraton Seattle Hotel ownership group.

Loulay’s menu highlights the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients. The quality components in each dish combined with Chef Thierry’s culinary style showcase each item’s true flavors, allowing the innate characteristics of the ingredients to speak for themselves. Many of the menu items are rooted in childhood memories, including hot chocolate with brioche that is based on a recipe shared with his grandparents around the farm kitchen table in France.

“Loulay Kitchen & Bar is the culinary representation of my heart and soul,” said Rautureau. “It is the overall 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 four 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. The main dining room and balcony seat 60, while the mezzanine provides a more intimate dining experience and is available for private events up to 30 guests.

Loulay Kitchen & Bar was designed in collaboration with architect Peter Rees of Rees Architecture and designer Peggy Marvel, who brought Thierry and Kathy’s vision to life. The general contractor is B-Squared.

Loulay Kitchen & Bar is located at 600 Union Street in Seattle will 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

About Loulay Kitchen & Bar
Loulay Kitchen & Bar brings to life the vision of Thierry Rautureau, Chef in the HatTM, and his wife Kathy, for an urban contemporary French restaurant. Featuring local seasonal fare with the French influence of his upbringing married with modern sensibility, Loulay Kitchen & Bar provides an accessible dining experience for body and soul. Loulay Kitchen & Bar is named after the French town of Saint Hilaire de Loulay, where Thierry Rautureau grew up. For more information, visit

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