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Review of AQUA by El Gaucho

AQUA by El Gaucho
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Ranked #43 of 4,321 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Broad Street
Description: Named Gayot's Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, AQUA by El Gaucho sparkles at the tip of Pier 70, offering Seattle's best waterfront dining experience. In addition to fantastic views and ambiance, guests are treated to the legendary El Gaucho personalized, fine-dining service and live music nightly. Our award-winning wine list, coupled with a menu highlighting fresh wild seafood preparations, as well as 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand, are all prepared on an open-pit charcoal grill in the exhibition kitchen. AQUA by El Gaucho delivers a quintessential Seattle fine dining experience.
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was my first trip to Seattle and wasn't sure where the best place to go for great seafood. I can't say enough about this fabulous place. From the atmosphere,service and food. So good we went back the next night. You won't be disappointed!! All the way from Ohio

Thank Tonya M
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Reviewed February 17, 2014

Reheated seafood, sandy scallops, and the inattentive snobby customer service were negatives. The positives: nice water view, great vegetables, clean and well maintained facility. We will not be back, because we did not enjoy the food and the service; managers and waiters were having condescending attitude, the host was not welcoming and very snobby.

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Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

It was a wonderful night, there were rose pedals on our table with a hand written card from the staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary. It was a very nice surprise. The food was amazing. Our food arrived quickly and cooked perfectly. The wine stewart recommend a wine in our price range that was amazing. I always like having someone else pick out the wine. Our waiter Jacob was friendly, fun and professional. He made our dinner a wonderful experience. We can't wait to come back this summer to sit on the out door deck. When we left they had placed cookies it our car. Aqua defiantly Is a first class restaurant.

Thank Kari W
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Reviewed February 9, 2014

We decided to do an appetizer dinner vice the big sit down this time around. We have been to Aqua a few times before for the big meal, and wanted this to be more relaxed. We walked down from our hotel and enjoyed Happy Hour. We got the Spicy Thai Barbecue Ribs and they were to die for. Also got the calamari, but that was not nearly as good. Rings were kind of on the bigger side and a bit chewy. That was disappointing, but we would definitely get the ribs again.

Thank Farr76
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Ate at the AQUA by El Gaucho during a trip to Seattle last week. The restaurant is huge, very nice looking and located by the water, with a nice view of the ships passing by. The service was exceptional with our server making some excellent recommendations. The food was very good, specially the desert which was a bread putting with chocolate, caramel and a large helping of Bailey's. Would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant for special occasions.

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Thank VickramBindra
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El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at AQUA by El Gaucho, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Hi VickramBindra,

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review! We always appreciate hearing from our guests, and are so glad that you enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance at AQUA by El Gaucho. We strive to deliver world class food and service every night to each guest, and thank you for letting us know that you received it! We hope the next time your travels bring you to Seattle, we have the opportunity to serve you again.


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