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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 #168 of 3,490 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $80
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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English first
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

This was a great meal and perhaps one of our best on the entire 9 day trip. The food was amazing and the baked Alaska was the best I have ever tasted along with the show the waiter put on to make it. Very expensive but I feel very worth it.

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Kansas City
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Aqua is gorgeous--upon walking in, you immediately think "what a cool place!" The views out the windows are even more spectacular. The evening we ate here, a pianist played selections ranging from show tunes to George Michael songs. Wait service was attentive, although a bit smug, and at the end of our meal we realized that we never received one... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Excellent menu and food was as good as it looked. From appetizers to desert everything was very good - service was excellent. A little pricey but worth it

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Chicago, IL
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182 reviews 182 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

Great timing as we were there when Copper River Salmon was available and on the menu. I thought I had good salmon before, but this was amazing! As was the setting, what a view--right on the water and since it was a clear night, we had a view of Mt. Ranier. We were part of a group and we were... More 

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Seattle, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

No matter if you are ih the Bar doing the Appetizers or being served as you would in a five star restaurant the atmosphere (on the waterfront) food and snd service are "Excellent". We come here regularily and is one of our favorite places. Sitting in the Bar we also appreciate the fine sounds of the Pianist Ben Fleck!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Once again...a fantastic evening! Beautiful setting and great food. Service was impeccable!

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Had a biz dinner here the other night, and I have to say that the multi-course dinner was good. Exceptional menu - the copper river salmon entree was cooked perfectly, petite steak was great as well. Good local NW wine selection as well. Its expensive, so dont plan to come here and then complain about that in one of these... More 

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Helena, Montana
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

A longtime favorite restaurant of mine located at Pier 69 on the waterfront. Superb service; great food; spectacular view of the waterfront. If I could only eat out once in Seattle it would be at Aqua.

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

this restaurant is upmarket in every way - decor, location, service and most importantly the food. Really fresh fish, beautifully presented with great sides (at an extra cost). Extensive wine list (not overpriced). Entree course @ $35-$40 but in comparison to other restaurants along waterfrront with similar prices this one is the best.

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Atlanta, Georgia
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We dined at Aqua on our honeymoon in 2007 and recently returned to celebrate our 5 year anniversary there. From the moment we arrived, it was a superb experience. Not only are the drinks and the food outstanding, but the staff is perfection. They even acknowledged we were there celebrating our anniversary with a card signed by the entire staff.... More 

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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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