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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
Review of El Gaucho Seattle

El Gaucho Seattle
2505 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
+1 206-728-1337
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Ranked #78 of 3,899 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $115
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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 18, 2012

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!

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WA
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185 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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
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Dallas, Oregon
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376 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 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
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Seattle, WA
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Seattle WA
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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