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“Great bar!”
Review of El Gaucho

El Gaucho
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Ranked #6 of 546 Restaurants in Bellevue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between NE 4th & NE 8th Streets
Transit: Located next to the NE 6th Street Transit Center.
Description: Named as "the definitive steakhouse in the country," El Gaucho Bellevue'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 Bellevue's best. Live music is offered nightly. Dine on our outdoor patio for lunch, happy hour, or dinner. El Gaucho is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on old-school, tableside service. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Great bar!”
Reviewed October 8, 2011

El Gaucho is a classic, elegant high end steakhouse with all the trimmings. We meet at the bar every few months for drinks and "small bites". Service is top notch, drinks are great, and prices are reasonable for what you get--especially at happy hour. They usually have a piano player that we really enjoy. She adds a great touch.
Food on the bar menu is generous, tasty, and always presented perfectly.
The restaurant itself is a "special occasion" (or expense account) place-- at least for me. We get to enjoy all the special occasion ambience and service at the bar for a bargain.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank ToniMatt
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Bellevue, Washington
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great meat, great service, but at a price.”
Reviewed October 1, 2011

Had many a lunch and dinner here. The steaks are pricey but well prepared and high quality. Lunch is the better way to go, with more reasonable prices and excellent choices. Their burger is seriously one of the best ever with a great bun, fresh toppings, juicy and flavorful meat and a satisfying crunch of toasted bread and bacon. Also don't miss the wicked shrimp and save the sauce for dipping your hot garlic bread in it. Ok, my mouth is watering now....

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Thank Dino-pravo
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“very expensive but mediocre food”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

We went here for a birthday celebration. We were horrified at the prices in the dining room, so we moved to the bar. Wine was particularly over priced
We had a wedge salad from the dinner menu, and a hamburger from the bar menu. The dressing for the wedge salad had been watered down. The waiter said that the roquefort was "too strong" and brought more diluted dressing. The hamburger was overcooked and the bun base was soaking wet. I was glad that we had not paid $65.00 for a steak.
Waiters were courteous and attentive. The restaurant is pleasantly decorated and live music was playing

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank Torquil
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Weston, Florida
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The best Steakhouse in Greater Seattle Area”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

Pricey and fancy, but worth every penny for the food. Not very kids friendlt because of the modern decoration, piano background, but very enjoyable with friends and singles.

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Thank andytravelerrr
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Bellevue, Wa
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An Outstanding Evening”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

Let me start out by saying that this restaurant is expensive, but worth every penny. This had to be one of the very most enjoyable evenings of dining out that we have ever enjoyed. Everyting about it was perfect. Excellent food, great drinks and wines and absolutely outstanding service. The kind of service you just don't find anymore. A special treat is their tableside prepared Caeser Salad. The real thing, coddled egg and all. Not the usual prepared dressing over romaine lettuce that is served in most restaurants. I would strongly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy a very special evening, and is willing to pay the price for it.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Nofto
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