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AQUA by El Gaucho

) #36 of 3,290 Restaurants in Seattle €€€€ American, Seafood,
2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121-1134
+1 206-956-9171
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“baked alaska” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (67 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121-1134
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a quite proposal but the place and the views set the tone and made my "yummy one" feel extra special. The food was fantastic and plentiful and the service was professional and memorable which added to the special occasion. We had the Bacchus...More

Thank LoveToTravel0007
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the restaurant's signature appetizers is seafood bliss, but this could be used to describe the entire dining experience. The restaurant is on the water, with great views. A large group of us had a reserved table outside, and the staff graciously helped position...More

Thank Agnes Q
Reviewed 4 days ago

The dining experience at Aqua goes beyond the food. The setting by the water is glorious, service is excellent, and the lovely piano music are all worth a trip. We had the heirloom tomato gazpacho with a dab of avocado/tequila sorbet - a winner, and...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seattle waterfront dining on a mild summer night with outstanding fish preparation is a sublime experience and that's what we were fortunate to have had on our night dining at Acqua. Fabulous ingredients, excellent preparation made to order, pleasant and unpretentious service combine to make...More

Thank Pippiduck
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is easily our favorite restaurant in the city. It is refined yet relaxed. Definitely a special occasion spot! The staff is amazing. There is a piano player every night! Wonderful seafood choices. Terrific cocktails. Valet parking (a bonus for rainy nights)! In the winter...More

Thank Seattle98074
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate outside overlooking the water on a sunny summer evening (They have blankets and heaters if it gets cool after sunset.).The service was attentive without being intrusive. My ahi tuna was near perfect, and a scallop from my wife's seafood stew was very good....More

Thank Neilxxxx5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food: The scallops were the best that my table had ever eaten. The bread with salted butter was delicious to start off with. Mac & cheese was amazing. Environment: They allowed us to move to a table next to the window, great bay view! Service:...More

Thank Mollie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we were staying at the Inn at El Gaucho, we had to try this place out. We love our seafood, so we had high hopes. It was NOT a disappointment! Everything was delicious!! The service was also spot on even for being very busy...More

Thank LadyAlyssia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a pleasant restaurant with excellent seafood on the waterfront. Reservations are suggested for sure. If the weather is good request an outside table for excellent views of the harbor and harbor traffic. Food is excellent, though fairly pricey. The scallops were especially tasty...More

Thank Early E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat on the patio ---- the views CANNOT be beat if you like water views and mountains and sunsets.... We ate like kings (we were celebrating), and had very attentive service. This is a very good option for a special night out

Thank Vicky R
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3 August 2017|
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Response from heitmann | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I really do not know as I have only been at this restaurant. I can tell you that the atmosphere, food and service blew us away.
matthew k
18 February 2017|
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Response from Sivi M | Property representative |
Hi Matthew - we can easily accommodate you. Many of our dishes are gluten free or can be made gluten free, but please check with your server on specific dishes. We hope to see you soon!
Joe N
23 March 2016|
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Response from Priscilla J | Reviewed this property |
I would also like to add that life is too short to let fear of dress attire hold you back from an amazing experience and delicious food...People that get upset about you wearing shorts here are ruining their own experience... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$80
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121-1134
    (Broad Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-956-9171
  • E-mail
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.
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