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AQUA by El Gaucho

€€€€American, Seafood,
2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, WA 98121-1134
+1 206-956-9171
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (74 reviews)
“wicked shrimp” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (46 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This was our second visit after being there in February for our wedding anniversary. Aqua has become one of our top favorite spots in the city. Restaurant week is a nice way to get out try our local spots dine and tonight’s dinner was about...More

Thank jim b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there to visit with my cousin who lives here. We got their halibut which comes with a small salad on the side. It was delicious but if we had known there was a salad also on the plate we wouldn’t have ordered a...More

Thank mobilebulldog
Reviewed 1 week ago

A more formal place to dine in Seattle by the water. The food was excellent and ambiance outstanding.

1  Thank pinkyvw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What shall I say, best service, gorgeous starters, steak "a point"and awesome meat quality, only one thing to note, it's not really cheap ;-)

Thank Clifford K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Aqua for our anniversary dinner. Everything was delicious and perfectly seasoned. We ordered the Seafood Bacchanalia (made for 2), which includes a mix of king crab, fish, shrimp, lobster, scallops, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. Although, being super hungry, we decided...More

1  Thank Rich S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read the excellent reviews of Aqua so decided to give it a try. The space is huge, and the views of the water are breathtaking. The menu and wine list had great variety, but we were a bit taken back by some of...More

Thank debra_is_now
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favorite restaurant in Seattle! Beautifully decorated, stunning views of the Puget Sound, wonderful service, and most important... fabulous food. Came here with my GF for a birthday celebration - 3rd time dining here - and another fantastic meal!!! We were there for over three...More

Thank rmarkman
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Took my boyfriend to Seattle for his birthday and I made dinner reservations here after reading several reviews. The restaurant had flower petals on our table and a birthday card (photocopied, but still a nice gesture) from staff. We both got steak and lobster and...More

Thank InsertCoolName
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We came for our Anniversary and were very pleased. Great service and atmosphere. We had surf and turf and salad made at the table and stuffed prawns. It is a bit pricy, we spent $300 for 2 of us but excellent was worth it. We...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 1 March 2018

A lovely place to celebrate any occasion. I've been to Aqua few times and every time I leave happy and wanting to come back again. We celebrated our 2nd anniversary last valentines at Aqua. We enjoyed the amazing view, bottle of wine and fabulous dinner....More

Thank Neelam102
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11 November 2017|
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Response from mobilebulldog | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have validated valet parking.
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!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View
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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