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“Excellent Dining Experience”
Review of El Gaucho

El Gaucho
Ranked #97 of 4,676 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets
Description: Named as "the definitive steakhouse in the country," El Gaucho Portland'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 Portland'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.
Reviewed October 24, 2017

Mouthwatering steak, tasty side dishes. We ordered several sides to share between a group of 5 people. Service was outstanding. Friendly and knowledgeable waiter.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

This is a first class steak house that knows how to prepare filet “bleu”. The sides are also appropriate. The spinach was sautéed so that it was still green. The bread pudding had a wonderful blueberry sauce. There is an excellent wine list with many first rate Pinots from Oregon at reasonable markups.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

I've been to this place twice and it has not let me down. The food is fantastic and the service is phenomenal! The whole feel of the place is very inviting and relaxing. Definitely recommend this place for a work meeting or romantic date. Definitely a place to splurge on.

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This is one of those rare restaurants that makes you salivate just at the thought of it!

Dimly lit, fabulous professional service, and fish/steaks that are amazing.

Thank clf1967
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We arrived here based on the recommendation of a vineyard owner.

We had dinner as a group of two couples. All four of us, who all dine out often, stated the service provided by Mark was outstanding and he was one of the best, if not the best servers we have had.

While making our table side salads, Mark overheard us discussing the menu and one person was discussing ordering the halibut. Mark excused himself and stated how there was only one serving of halibut left and if our friend wanted it, Mark would reserve it for him. Our friend stated he would like the halibut and Mark reserved it for him.

In addition to Mark's service, the assistant waiter kept our water glasses full and the empty plates cleared.

The table side Cesar salad was wonderful. We had fun watching Mark make it beside our table, and he answered our questions about the making of the dressing. Be warned it has plenty of garlic....but very tasty.

Our two friends had the salmon and halibut. My wife had the shrimp and crab cocktail as an entree. I had the baseball cut sirloin. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The mac and cheese and au gratin potatoes were good as well.

We noticed a few lobster tails being prepared. None of us ever saw lobster tails that large....they were bigger than a baby's arm.

We were too stuffed to have dessert but the menu looked good.

By far our best meal in Portland with a nice wine list as well.

Thank Bob1775
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