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2505 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
+1 206-728-1337
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Ranked #113 of 3,509 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $115
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Neighborhood: Belltown
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wall Street
Description: Named as "the definitive steakhouse in the country," El Gaucho's award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef(R) brand tenderloin filets, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood, all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals in an exhibition-style kitchen. Our extensive wine list is award-winning, and happy hour menu is widely recognized as one of Seattle's best. Live music is offered nightly. El Gaucho is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on old-school, tableside service. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.
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Woodinville, Washington
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Service was amazing, food was fantastic, and the ambiance is great. We celebrated our anniversary and the staff had rose petals and a card waiting for us upon our arrival.

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Meridian, Idaho
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were in town on business, our client brought us here. Very cool place - has the feel of a 20's Jazz club or something. I had the DIVER SEA SCALLOPS & GRILLED PRAWN LINGUINE. This was the best dish I have ever had. It was so good, I was raving about it. Scallops & Prawns done perfectly. My coworker... More 

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their thoughts on the experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon the next time you are in town at one of our El Gaucho... More 

Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is certainly one of the top restaurants I've ever been to. The truffle soup was so amazing. Our waitress told us if she could, she would lick the bowl. My wife and I were close to doing the same. The steak was amazing and the asparagus was cooked perfectly. I had the cheesecake for dessert, which was mediocre. Specifically... More 

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Boston, MA
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262 reviews 262 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The atmosphere is reminiscent of a restaurant or dinner show of a bygone era. Very classy, romantic, dimly lit. Loved it...felt like I was in an episode of Madmen...could so imagine them dining somewhere like this. We sat at the very cool bar to have their famous bananas foster, which is made tablside and a very cool show. Can't wait... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We went to El Gaucho and had one of the best meals ever! When entering the restaurant, my first impression was that it was awfully dark. But once seated, they had penlights at the table for you to use to help read the menu. We started with a ceasar salad. Not only did it taste great, but they prepare the... More 

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Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here. I took him as a surprise and he loved it. He said it was his favorite place to eat! It is pricey but its worth every dollar. The food is amazing and the staff is as well. They made our anniversary very special!

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their thoughts on the experience. We are honored that you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us, and we're glad we could make it... More 

Woodinville, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

4 of us had dinner here. We shared 3 sides with our 2 meals and everyone was very pleased and full!! great food. It was fun to share and try everything we could.

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University Place
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were in a private room for the wedding and dinner. The service was wonderful-we had around 40 people. Had the filet with lobster and crab and it was delicious. The ceasar salad was marginal.

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Seattle WA
Top Contributor
371 reviews 371 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Really enjoyed the Happy Hour at the iconic bar. Great house wines and mixed drinks. Lots of great choices for Happy Hour like wicked shrimp, steak, mushroom truffle soup and salads. Service was top notch and bar filled up by 6pm so get there early. We went on a Friday. Live piano music in the bar later in the evening.... More 

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Seattle! We're glad you joined us for Happy Hour and enjoyed our menu and wine selection, as well as the world-class service and ambiance (including live music!). We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! More 

Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First time I've ever been, and can't see a reason to return. Nothing horrible, just nothing super memorable either. Service was nice, but the overall food/value proposition was so so at best. We were there during restaurant week but ordered from the regular menu - the steak trio, 2 appetizers, a side, a drink and glass of wine each. Over... More 

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Additional Information about El Gaucho

Address: 2505 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone Number: +1 206-728-1337
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 115
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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