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El Gaucho Seattle

#71 of 3,095 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 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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east coast
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

This Restaurant was wonderful. The Staff are so nice and friendly. I will always go back when I am in Seattle. We went all three nights we were in Seattle. The first night we had dinner in the main restaurant, the second night we had drinks and bar bites in the Bar area and the third night we just sat... More 

Thank tra24
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197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013

When I found out that friends would be visiting Seattle and they loved a good steak I thought immediately of El Gaucho. There are several other great steakhouses I could have chosen but none with the ambiance and local history of El Gaucho. As soon as we walked in through the unassuming exterior door it was like being transported to... More 

Thank gogogoin2010
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Maybe its because we are from the midwest, and the beef that we have around here is just top notch, full of flavor, and delicious. But what we experienced this evening, was not something of good value to us at all. Our evening started of nicely, we came into El Gaucho and we were reminded slightly of an old fashioned... More 

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El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at El Gaucho Seattle, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review El Gaucho Seattle, although we are sorry that you were dissatisfied. We appreciate your feedback, and want you to know that we take your comments regarding our pricing and quality of products to heart. We source the finest products available, and our prices reflect that quality. I understand that you... More 

Camano Island, Washington
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We have been faithful customers and vocal supporters of the Seattle El Gaucho for a baker's dozen years or more. It has been our venue for all our special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries and special visitors. It was a bit "spendy" in the local vernacular, but worth it for the excellent service, cuisine and beverages. Every good restaurant that I visit,... More 

Thank CamanoCarl
Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Great mix of nice athmosphere and food. Expensive but well worth it. One of the best steak houses in the country.

Thank MikeAK01
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239 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

Ya put the pieces of El Gaucho together; the sum is greater than the parts. Great happy hour. All facets of the service is 100%. Good, but not great bread. Extremely well designed dinning room . . Loud and dark. Table side service is special .. Do the caesar salad and banana foster or cherry jubilee for desert . .... More 

Thank Todd A
Snohomish, Washington, United States
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2013

El Goucho was a Seattle landmark many years ago. The new El gaucho carries on that tradition of great food and great service. The only negative was that the seats were too close to other guests. Restaurants of this caliber should have more privacy for their guests.

Thank Shabbir B
Danville, Illinois
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180 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

(Just a little background - as part of my job I regularly hold small dinner parties for 5-15 people at restaurants all around the country. I have NEVER had as positive an experience as I had at El Gaucho in Seattle. They should teach classes on how to do this!) I originally contacted them through their website, which is an... More 

Thank blueiii
Christchurch, New Zealand
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188 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed opposite his classy grill and popped in for a meal. The neon "Grill" sign outside nowhere near indicated the charm, nor quality of food nor service to be experienced inside. The exceptionally good 28 day aged steak was cooked exactly as requested with the most buttery and flavoursome mashed potatoes I've ever experienced. Certainly pricey, the wines even more... More 

Thank Jane J
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

Wines of Washington took our group here. I have fish allergy which they were overly accomodating of. This place gets lots of buzz, but staff aren't pretentious which is huge plus. Service of food was good. Banquet food felt upscale and had a great time. View is pretty sweet too from the private dining room.

Thank Chihawksdan

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?