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AQUA by El Gaucho

2801 Alaskan Wy, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121
+1 206-956-9171
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Ranked #167 of 3,471 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Broad Street
Description: Named Gayout's Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, AQUA by El Gaucho sparkles at the tip of Pier 70, offering Seattle's best waterfront dining experience. In addition to fantastic views and ambiance, guests are treated to the legendary El Gaucho personalized, fine-dining service and live music nightly. Our award-winning wine list, coupled with a menu highlighting fresh wild seafood preparations, as well as 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand, are all prepared on an open-pit charcoal grill in the exhibition kitchen. AQUA by El Gaucho delivers a quintessential Seattle fine dining experience.
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Boone, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

ate here at the advice of our hotel concierge and it was wonderful! Got salads and split the chilled seafood platter with a friend. The seafood was very fresh and delicious. Nice ambiance, attentive server, memorable evening!

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El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at AQUA by El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of AQUA by El Gaucho! We're so glad you were able to join us on your recent visit to Seattle, and even happier to hear we were your favorite. We strive to deliver world class food, service, and ambiance to each guest every night, and we love knowing when we hit the... More

Oklahoma
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Though the shortribs were good also! The sea bass melted on your tongue. The crab claws, shrimp and dungeness crab appetizers could have been my whole meal they were so good. The scallops were tasty. The lemon dessert with raspberry sauce was great. This was a business dinner with about 20 people in attendance and we may have had a... More

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Of all the places we ate at while in Seattle, Aqua was the best. It was suggested as the place to go from everyone we asked. The interior was very nice, somewhat romantic and comfy. Great views of the water. The food and service was the best we have had anywhere for at least a couple of years. Great place,... More

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

Hi George, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of AQUA by El Gaucho! We always appreciate hearing from our guests, and we're happy to know you enjoyed a true AQUA by El Gaucho experience. We thank you for your recommendation and will pass along your praise to our team. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you... More

Yakima, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had a very special dinner here. Loved everything about it. The location, the view, the ambiance, the servers, and the food. We were celebrating a birthday on a Sunday evening. They even brought out a dessert with a candle. I would have been okay with the appetizer (we had the seafood platter) and the salad (my husband and I... More

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had good service, although the guy running food from the kitchen was a little abrupt and weird. Excellent pancetta wrapped prawns, roasted beet salad (special), and seafood chowder. Didn't care for the stuffed prawns. The bread pudding dessert was amazing! They set up our table with rose petals and a sweet note from the staff for our anniversary which... More

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Southern California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We walked from our hotel to the restaurant without a reservation. The wait was going to be over an hour on a Saturday night, which is to be expected, so we decided to grab a seat at the bar. The view was spectacular. You are looking at Sculpture Park with the Space Needle in the background, fully lighted at night.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Had cocktails and appetizers there early October with friends living in Seattle. Ambience is very impressive and the service was polite and not too obtrusive. A party of four sat at tables near the bar, we wanted to sit outside as the weather was impressively warm, 70 degrees for October! Ordered ceviche, fish & chips, bar wicked shrimp, grilled foccaccia... More

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El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at AQUA by El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review of AQUA by El Gaucho! We strive to deliver world class food, service and ambiance to our guests, and we're glad that you enjoyed a true AQUA by El Gaucho experience. We hope next time you visit, it will be summertime when our deck is open so you can enjoy the beautiful view!... More

Tavernier, Florida
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This high end resturant is sure to please any gourmand. Wonderful modern ambience set by Puget Sound. My Filet topped with Lobster tail was superb, as was the Salmon. Portions are generous, and sides can be shared. The wine list is quite extensive and the sommelier was knowledgable. Baked Alaska done table side was a nice show and well done.... More

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The feeling of well being starts when you drop your car off with the valet ( finding a parking spot near the Pier is a fool's errand..) and walk in to the nicely lit , expansive and somewhat glamorous dining room. I liked the feel of the room immediately, lovely without being so posh that you need to worry about... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Views and location are great but the food was totally average and the service was slow when it was at its peak. I've been here before and was totally disappointed this time.

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Additional Information about AQUA by El Gaucho

Address: 2801 Alaskan Wy, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121
Phone Number: +1 206-956-9171
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 80
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

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