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AQUA by El Gaucho

#116 of 3,084 Restaurants in Seattle
#140 of 3,610 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Seafood, Contemporary
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2801 Alaskan Wy, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121 (Broad Street)
+1 206-956-9171
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Named Gayot's Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, AQUA by El...
Named Gayot'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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    Very good
  • 32
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good meal overall

I wanted to go to a good seafood restaurant, and this seamed to fit the bill. the atmosphere was really special, and the thai red curry mussels were quite delicious. unfortunatley, the salmpon wasn't nearly as fresh and delicious as one would expect given the summer season and the location. a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Bethel, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Incredible environment for ANY occasion! The food, service and the unbelievable views, simply priceless. Great place for a romantic dinner or entertaining clients!!!

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Bethel, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I wanted to go to a good seafood restaurant, and this seamed to fit the bill. the atmosphere was really special, and the thai red curry mussels were quite delicious. unfortunatley, the salmpon wasn't nearly as fresh and delicious as one would expect given the summer season and the location. a good meal, but not outstanding.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We dined at Aqua for my husband's 50th birthday. EVERYTHING we tried on the menu was amazing. The service was efficient but not rushed. Well worth the money!

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New York City, New York
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had the privilege of eating at this restaurant two nights in a row as a guest of two different groups. We were split into two tables for the first night. The group that I went with on the second night had a private glass enclosed dining room which opened up to a private deck area. We enjoyed drinks on... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing restaurant! On end of Pier 70 with beautiful views and perfect for watching the sunset! Service was perfect and so was the food! Highly recommend this one!

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spokane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

For a quiet, classy place for dinner, go here. There is a pianist, a great view, excellent service and wonderful food. There was an initial issue w/the tonic in the drinks which was taken care of immediately. The party of four ordered 2 caesar salads which the kitchen split for us and brought out 4 plates. the entrees were generous... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Great drinks and food and prices are good for the size/quantity you received during Happy Hour! This is one of our favorite places (walking distance from work) and the staff/bartenders have always been exceptional!

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear that you consistently enjoy the true AQUA by El Gaucho experience. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food in our main dining room and in our bar, as well. We hope to see you again soon for those after work drinks! Cheers! More 

Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

All in all, a good experience. This is a beautiful restaurant, worth the walk down to the pier. We sat outside and it was a gorgeous evening. We were actually going to another seafood restaurant, but were guided here by a clerk in one of the stores. While we had a very good dinner, I have to remark on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We came here our first day in Seattle. We caught incredible weather and enjoyed the late afternoon sunny weather. The food was absolutely superb! The waitstaff were friendly and knowledgable. It is a little pricey however but worth it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The ambiance and atmosphere of this restaurant is wonderful. I was able to get a table outside, right on the water. The service here is unmatched. I've never experienced anything like it. I would definitely come back.

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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 to $80
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 Alaskan Wy, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121
    (Broad Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-956-9171

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $16 to $80
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Scenic view

Description

Named Gayot'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.
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

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