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El Gaucho Seattle

2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
+1 206-728-1337
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I am a restaurant owner and we took some of out top staff to El Gauchos for a bonus for all there hard work. The food was amazing and the table service was top notch. Very knowledgeable with their wines and incredibly helpful. This restaurant...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into El Gaucho for a quick meal - no-one really hungry, totally unplanned - donning our ugg boots and travelling clothes.... we were blown away. Live piano player, dimmed lights, restaurant behind closed doors, great ambiance. Didn’t feel our of place, but could...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Gingerbabe22
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

I went to El Gaucho for a business dinner and was very impressed by the great service we received. Not many places do a table side caesar salad anymore so it is always special to have one prepared in front of you. We also ordered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikefox85
Reviewed November 19, 2018

i have always had exceptional food and dining experience. I am a member of the Revelers club and complained - never heard back. We were first to be seated and last to leave, ignored, all of the appetizers were over cooked and lacked texture and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed November 18, 2018

We stayed at the El Goucho hotel up stair so just walked down stair for dinner.....Food and service we outstanding

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chandley
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We go to steakhouses regularly in our home town and a lot when we travel, and while parts of the experience were great more were disappointing. The service was excellent and we had a lovely table in the centre ring. I was surprised that the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cameracliks
Reviewed November 10, 2018

El Gaucho is one of my favorite restaurants. During Seattle's restaurant week, we try to go to a new place and a favorite. El Gaucho was a favorite. The food was very good (of course), but we were rushed. It was restaurant week and so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank prizepig
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We came here for restaurant week. But sad to say I won't be returning. We ordered 3 fillet mignon, all medium rare. All 3 orders were overcooked. One piece was under seasoned. Two were half under seasoned and half over seasoned. The soup and dessert...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CC M
Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

I took my husband to El Gaucho in early November as a celebration dinner for a recent work promotion. Dinner was delicious, and the service was impeccable. Dani was our server, and she was fantastic and extremely professional. We only live a few blocks away...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JeffreyMatthewCohen
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We read reviews before travelling and stayed at the hotel so we wanted to try the restaurant. We were so glad we did. The food and service is exceptional. The table side service is excellent and every detail of the preparation is explained to you....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KarlPerry777
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Christal W
May 11, 2016|
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Response from dkennedy1949 | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember ever seeing it on the menu. It is probably not or I'd have ordered it.
기홍 김
June 25, 2015|
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Response from William K | Reviewed this property |
They won't turn you away but I'd suggest dressy casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighborhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-728-1337
  • E-mail
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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