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El Gaucho Seattle

2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
+1 206-728-1337
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were staying at In at El gaucho & went to the Restaurant on the Sunday night when the Happy hours takes place. The food, the service, absolutely everything was sensational. It was like entering a time warp taking you back to a Speakeasy from...More

Thank dioz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 4 and had a fabulous evening. The server (Jimmy) was one of the best. His attention to detail was unmatched. The Caesar Salad was made at the table and was one of the best we have ever had. Yes, it...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Gaucho is the quintessential Seattle steakhouse. You go here to dine to take in the superb hospitality, delicious food table side ceasars. Steaks are the draw but the seafood is a good choice also. Stay for dessert. Bananas Foster or Cherries Jubilee are a...More

Thank WillIGoBack
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Was here twice during our stay and both times we had great meals. Everything we tried was cooked perfectly. Loved the Key Lime Pie, Loved the Steaks, and loved the Chowder. Wish we had a place this this at home.

Thank LadyAlyssia
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This restaurant is the best, upscale restaurant in the city of Seattle. All aspects of what one seeks from a restaurant at more than exceeded at El Gaucho. This includes the ambiance, service, atmosphere, menu, wine selection, mixologist list and most importantly the food. Simply...More

Thank LiscomeBay
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I was a little shocked when I walked in- the dinning room is very dark and has an older flair to it. We were here for business so we sat in their wine room. The service was excellent, very knowledgeable/friendly/helpful! The menu is pretty impressive....More

Thank mbaumgartl
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We visited El Gaucho with our son and daughter-in-law for an anniversary celebration. We sat in the lounge side and enjoyed the jazz music of their wonderful pianist. Between the four of us we ordered a combination of sides and the flaming sword entree. Our...More

Thank Leslie H
Reviewed 3 August 2017

The food was extremely delicious. Steaks were prepared to perfection, very tender and juicy. Our waiter, Mark, was very experienced and made a few recommendations and we were happy we listened. He was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. He made us feel like we were guests...More

Thank idw87
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The reviews I read before booking our stay at the Inn lead me to believe that this was a great place to stay and a wonderful place to dine and in both respects we were not in anyway disappointed. The restaurant does have a vibrant...More

Thank walshy1160
Reviewed 24 July 2017

whenever I'm in Seattle, I stop by for the Ellensburg lamb chops. Never disappoints. love the atmosphere and the jazz pianist. classy place, I just wish they had a dress code. the way some people show up for dinner is offensive.

Thank sspc
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12 May 2016|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember ever seeing it on the menu. It is probably not or I'd have ordered it.
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26 June 2015|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
When we were there we saw people in casual dress, but a lot more wearing blazers/sportscoats/suits
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, 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
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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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