The Loft Cafe + Social Lounge

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124 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
The Loft occupies two floors and a heated courtyard available all year round, located in beautiful downtown Edmonds.

Serving a variety of small and large plates with flavors covering the Pacific Northwest with a Mediterranean flair. It also offers a wide selection of handcrafted martini's, wines and beer.
The eclectic atmosphere makes it a perfect place for an intimate date or a get together with friends. From happy hour every day to luxurious dinner plates at night, We have something for everyone. Ideal for Birthday's, bachelor and bachelorette parties and other social gatherings. Custom menus available for any occasion.
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S
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The burger had a delicioius aioli sauce and the salad was ample. We enjoyed our meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

We arrived when the restaurant wasn’t very busy. Despite that, our food took an hour to arrive and was lukewarm.

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CD
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Half-price bottles of wine on Wednesday, which is a great deal. Only problem was the noise level. The noise from the bar carried into the dining area and was quite loud. We plan to go back when we can sit outside. Awesome menu.

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a
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar-only, Happy Hour experience. Ordered truffle fries, chicken wings, and the Wagyu sliders—all were delicious, but a special call out to the sliders. Yummmm!

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was interesting and very tasty. The ambiance was amazing for a small place. Can’t wait to come back during the summer and try the courtyard.

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MI
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome. We went for the first time during Seattle Restaurant Week. $35 for 3 course meal. The menu is limited to 3 choices each course. The food we had was very good. We’ll be back! The menu looks amazing!

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LT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We haven't dined at The Loft for a long while, due to Restaurant Week we decided to try them again. We had an excellent dinner. The wait staff did a great job. Niko made sure we were well taken care of. We will definitely go back.

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a
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was a little chaotic. Had to get reseated as the outside area we were initially set at was unheated.

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KS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the owners are very attentive and fun!

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j
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the service was great. We liked the vive of the place and are excited to go back and sit on the patio by one of the fires.

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LC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Quiet evening at a nice restaurant in Edmonds.

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AB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This hidden gem is fabulous. The risotto was outstanding! I will definitely go back in the future.

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MM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time at The Loft, will definitely go back again. Excellent service and food. We had the short ribs and the cod, a side of roasted brussel sprouts, crème brulee for desert. Too much food to finish, have another meal we took home with us.

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SZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All three courses were absolutely delicious. Great food and very reasonably priced.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable ambiance. Although romantic the loft is up a steep stair case so be careful. Service was very good in spite of staff having to go up and down many times. Even water was refilled often. Nice cloth napkins and table settings. We arrived early for our reservation and they went out of their way to seat us right away. The menu is interesting and I recommend the gnocchi. Prices are moderate so not an inexpensive dinner out. The only misstep was my martini. I requested Blue Sapphire and got Tanqueray. Lots of good restaurants in Edmonds so nice to see they are working hard to earn another visit from us.

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p
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoy the food at The Loft, but do feel that some of the dishes are a bit overpriced, especially the short rib. The octopus was delicious, but the burgers were each done one level above what we requested. The medium rare was medium and medium came medium-well. The Loft is noisy, to the point of unpleasant at times, so if you are looking for quite conversation, it is best to come at an off hour. The service is always top notch!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wine Wednesday and got half off a bottle of wine

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S
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Small space, squeezed together bar seating (cozy). Excellent service from bartender and server. We sat in the bar during happy hour and had apps & cocktails for a meal. Everything was delicious, drinks were perfect. A little speedy but what isn’t these days? A romantic spot or a great place to have a drink with friends. No kids!! 🙂

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WB
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a wonderful evening: great food, delicious drinks, excellent service and ambiance.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. We share three items: the Mushroom Risotto, short ribs and beet salad. Will continue to dine there. Love the cozy atmosphere.

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p
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cute little place which grows in the warmer months with the use of their back patio. Brooke provided excellent service. Our party had the burger, short ribs, and mushroom risotto, all of which were excellent. The risotto could have used a bit less day, but it wasn't as heavy as many other restaurant's risottos. We did find the short rib priced a bit high for the amount of meat served. The beet salad was delicious with just the right amount of dressing. Too many restaurants saturate their salads. The wine list was much smaller than expected and the selection they had was ok, but not great. We'll definitely return.

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OT
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was amazing. Unfortunately the server seemed like we were really bothering her by being there. It is really unfortunate and disappointing.

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L
Adelaide / SA
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Kobe sliders were great. Chicken wings very good. So dark upstairs couldn’t see. No happy hour upstairs!? Lousy wine and beer selections. Expensive.

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MT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for SRW on Halloween night. The staff was busy handing out candies to the trick-or-treaters but still maintained reasonable service level. Food was excellent, a bit salty to my taste but I don’t normally put salt in my food. They were very accommodating as I requested low sodium during reservation. We didn’t look at the regular menu so not sure about regular pricing, but for SRW the 3 courses were very good and great value. The wine was also good. Nice space with outside seating and a small upstairs area, tight but creatively arranged. We will go back again.

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PH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good service, straightforward menu, reasonable seating

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I would like to go back when I have more time and sample more of the menu. Our server was very prompt and attentive.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was delicious and the cocktails super delicious.

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J
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

It was good. We sat in the courtyard, which was nice. Though it feels cluttered and messy. It could use a revamp. Food very good. Service attentive. Crowd is trendy pretentious.

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BD
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here. This time with friends. All of us had the Kobe burger. Once again it was awesome. Beet salad very generous. Spring salad great for two others. Salted caramel choc cake and the ricotta donuts shared for dessert were perfect. Food great!

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F
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, great service and a pleasant patio. I am still impressed.

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f
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was ok. First the server tried to seat our party of four at a small table for two. We then got a table appropriately sized and ordered drinks. The Froze drink on their menu is apparently no longer served but instead of acting apologetic, the server seemed put off that I tried to order it...it is listed on the menu. Our friend ordered chicken wings and asked how many their were before. She was told 12 in the order, but when it came there were only 8. The food was good, but all in all, not the best experience we've had there.

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AD
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Happy Hour with family. Brussels sprouts, sliders, loft burger, Caesar salad were amazing. Chicken wings need work.

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MS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was mediocre at best. My $33 New York strip was overdone and a poor quality piece of meat. It took so long to arrive to the table, I was not about to send it back. The truffle fries had no truffle oil. Our bottle of wine had cork in it. Not inclined to go back anytime soon.

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BD
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at The Loft and we really liked it. Sat on back patio on a great night, but table top fire added even more. Kobe burger is exceptional. Wild mushroom and chicken risotto, and the steak were great. Fries were really tasty, and we sampled all three desserts. The creme brulee was really good, but the unique donuts and salted caramel chocolate cake also good. Wines are reasonably priced. We'll be back.

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F
Seattle
44 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was quite good and not that expensive for the quality provided. The place is small, and was quite busy when we showed up at 5:30 on a Friday, so get reservations. Service was professional, but they have another fancy computerized order-taking system that confused me with the tip, because it did not show me the bill when it wanted me to input tip amount.

Somewhat noisy, but not impossible. Overall, good food, service and ambience. Well worth a visit to see if you like it.

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OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service was slow.. server haven’t took our order and tried to take our menus away. Food was okay nothing special.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

There was a major mistake. I did not eat at Loft Cafe with the reservation made. I was under Google maps for The Salt and Iron. Which neighbors The loft. When I clicked the time to make a reservation. It directed me towards a site for the loft. Luckily the Salt and Iron still accommodated the reservation. I have not ever dined at The Loft but will be in the future.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I’ve been a fan of the loft for years and this was my first Valentine’s Day menu. Four courses and it was amazing. I highly recommend it if you want a great night out with friends and family.

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KG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was wonderful here as was the wine, and it was cute up in the loft. The menu, however, seemed somewhat limited and not very interesting. There were no specials. I might return for a quick bite or drink but probably not for dinner.

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r
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Had Prawn pesto gnocchi and my daughter had the filet mignon. Both were delicious.

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