I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned how I feel about food in Seattle, but I feel really lucky that we have some amazing quality Asian restaurants here (it was sorely lacking when I lived in Boston), and if you look hard enough you can find plenty of other styles.
That being said, we also have a lot of chain style restaurants owned by the same chef, which I’m not a fan of as the price point is generally too high and the quality of the food doesn’t quite match the cost.
Anyhow, I’m a lover of brunch…and Seattle has many places that do some awesome brunches and I’m always on the lookout for great flavors, prices, and style. Today, I went to a place called Loulay’s which classifies itself as a modern French restaurant.
|Vibe:||I would say…you might feel a little out of place if you show up wearing workout clothes. Then again, it is Seattle, but the waitstaff is dressed pretty nicely in vests and ties.
We were lucky enough to get booth seating so it felt very comfortable.
|Cleanliness:||I didn’t check the bathroom or anything (I should do that from now on) but the waitstaff was attentive to make sure that our table was cleared of empty plates when we finished.|
|Service:||Service was great, they came to check on us often if we wanted water or more drinks. This isn’t a waitstaff issue, but I’m not sure what happened in the kitchen, but my friend was almost done with her food before they brought her the missing potato component.|
|Flavor:||The flavors were very balanced in my dish and my friend (who surprisingly interned with the chef Thierry Rautureau who owns this restaurant) really loved her dishes as well. She said that the foie gras was pretty fantastic.|
|Is it worth it:||Yes. It’s not a place I’d feel the need to go to often, but I’m glad I tried it. I do have places that I love for brunch where I have no problem going to every week, this is just not going to be one of them, mainly because of the cost to food.|