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El Gaucho Seattle

#72 of 3,038 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302 (Wall Street)
+1 206-728-1337
16:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came by here for a business dinner after a team Offsite. You will love the ambience, stylish and inviting. We had excellent attention and services. Ordered a round of drinks , Wide selections and customised service. A round of starters to begin the evening. We had the Dungeness crab cakes, the baked oysters , spinach and scallops. I cannot say... More 

Thank Rosalind Q
San Francisco, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I arrived for a late dinner here and the ambiance was very welcoming, like a supper club atmosphere. The steak was amazing and the chowder was one of the best I've had (and I've had a lot in the area). The complimentary cheese, fruit and nuts was an elegant touch. Service was wonderful.

Thank Soulfultrvlr
Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

El Gaucho in Seattle is a masterpiece of dining pleasure. Be sure to take advantage of free valet parking, it enhances the experience. The service puts El Gaucho in a class with the best (Canlis is the only other restaurant in Seattle with this level of service). We were there to celebrate a birthday. We arrived an hour early because... More 

Thank scottandmaryg
Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We promised that the next time we are in Seattle, we would dine here. The time came, it was worth waiting for! We split a filet, bottle of wine, 2 side veggies, 2 cocktails. I ate all of my steak before any of the veggies. Steak was cooked just right, medium, a little crust on the edges. Enjoyed every bite.... More 

Thank jkarkos
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, not only is this a superb steakhouse, it is a superb mashed potato house! So glorious they were, they almost overshadowed my filet mignon, almost. The Lemon Drop I ordered was perfectly prepared. I would probably skip dessert next time and maybe order a side of mashed potatoes to go.

Thank JYCtraveler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I recently ended up at this location for a business dinner and was pleasantly surprised. I'm usually the one picking locations and I didn't even know where we were going but the name threw me off a little. I must admit, the food, atmosphere and service were excellent. This is not your quiet little steak house. Be ready for a... More 

Thank deans44
El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho! We strive to deliver world class food, service and ambiance every night to each guest and we're so glad that we hit the mark with your visit. We love knowing our steak is one of the best you've had. We proudly source the finest products in the world. We... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've traveled widely on 5 continents and to hundreds of cities. I count 3 restaurants in my experience where everything I put in my mouth was a complete delight and the combination of other factors (ambiance, presentation, staff, price) made the dining experience top-notch. El Gaucho is one of these 3. The ambiance is truly elegant in style, decor, music,... More 

Thank Duchifat91
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We have been going to El Gaucho for 20 years to celebrate special occasions; by far our favorite Seattle restaurant. Tonight we finally stopped by the bar for Happy Hour. It was outstanding. The truffle mushroom soup was the best mushroom soup I have ever had, I will dream about it! The wicked shrimp (perfect bites for two) the seafood... More 

Thank Sue W
El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Seattle, responded to this review

Sue, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review! We love hearing from our guests and especially that we have been a part of your celebrations and special occasions for 20 years. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to serving you again soon and REVELING in celebrating life! More 

Spokane, Washington
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93 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food was awesome. The service was the best I have ever experienced! The entertainment consists of them preparing a variety of different foods right in front of you with wonderful descriptions. Warning - it is a bit on the expensive side. You will get a ton of food. Do share plates and they don't mind.

Thank Debbie I
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Have been here often. Came a few weeks ago for a bourbon dinner, which was great. This time with wife, son, and his wife. Food as always, great. Service exceptional, and personal as always. Expensive, but redeemed Reveler Club value, which saved me a lot of money, especially with $50 credit for birthday month.

Thank Kenneth C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, After-hours
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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
    (Wall Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Belltown
  • Neighbourhood: Belltown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-728-1337
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?