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El Gaucho Seattle

#68 of 3,053 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
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited as a group of 4 to celebrate a birthday. Arrived 15 minutes early but were seated promptly and offered drinks immediately. Food order was taken quickly and appeared without a very long wait. Just as well as we'd flown in from London and were starving!! Wine waiter arrived and knew what he was talking about serving us a really... More 

Thank Daryl S
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

stepping into El Gaucho takes you back in time. The restaurant is dimly lit with light posts providing ambiance. There was live piano and I felt transported back in time. The service was impeccable and although the food is not cheap, the restaurant offers only the best. I had visitors from out of town and they thoroughly enjoyed as well.

Thank thurstonbow
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top notch delicious food, fantastic server, friendly welcoming hostess. Creamy Clam chowder, French onion soup, crab cakes, wicked shrimp, tenderloin diablo, filet mignon, New York steak, roasted chicken, Mac n cheese, scalloped potatoes, roasted sweet corn all A+++ Pleasantly surprised valet service was complimentary. Lovely evening with family.

Thank SeattleBoraBora
Lynnwood, Washington
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333 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When our original Christmas work party plan fell through, we were able to get a table at El Gaucho. I've heard so many good things about this place so I was intrigued. Might as well take advantage of the valet parking. Free with dinner. Normally this is not my kind of place. Not a bad thing. I'm not one to... More 

Thank Rainier72
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 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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81 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 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
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 

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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 

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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
USD 115
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?