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“I come here for the experience. It's a great place to. One for a special occasion or a reason to go out and enjoy yourself.” 4 of 5 stars
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El Gaucho
2505 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
+1 206-728-1337
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Ranked #145 of 3,488 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $115
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Belltown
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.
Seattle, WA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“I come here for the experience. It's a great place to. One for a special occasion or a reason to go out and enjoy yourself.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

Get greats at curbside and the the professionalism continues through the whole meal. The food melts in my mouth. Te sauce adds the right flavor without drowning the flavors of the meat. The music is relaxing with a nice jazzy twist. I love it!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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WA
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170 reviews 170 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Pricey and good for steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Good - The presentation
Steak

Bad- Steak (as there are not too many other great choices I would chose thsi for)
Pricey
Not on the lake /no lake view

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Oregon
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190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
“fabulous half-price happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Stopped by El Gaucho for happy hour dinner after a full day shopping and walking around Seattle. Sunday and Monday nights all the food on the bar menu is half-price from 5 until closing. Tuesday-Friday it's 5-7 p.m. We had a feast -- Crab cakes $8, 6 oz. steak sandwich $12, half-pound burger $10, baby back ribs $9 and Caesar salads $5. Other choices include ahi tuna tartare $8, steamer clams $7, spicy shrimp $7. Lots of drink specials as well. Top-quality food as might be expected at El Gaucho. A relatively inexpensive way to enjoy a high-end steakhouse experience. Including drinks and tip, we barely reached $100 for four of us.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, WA
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Steak in Seattle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Fancy place and price reflects it. Great service. Ipenema has unlimited meats for about the same price as 1 steak here

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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Over priced!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Way over rated and over priced. The food is okay, if you like that sort of thing.

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