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El Gaucho Seattle

2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
+1 206-728-1337
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
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16:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

We stayed for one night in the hotel and had wonderful service. They suggested going to the restaurant bar area for a bite to eat. We were more than pleasantly surprised by the size of the restaurant, a wonderful jazz group and even more surprised...More

Thank jamespars0ns
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were booked into the Inn at El Gaucho for one night and decided to go to the restaurant on the first level for a quick bite to eat. It is a very unassuming place from the outside but once you walk thru the curtain...More

1  Thank bxmt54
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

My girls and I came to Seattle to celebrate my 60th birthday. My daughter-in-law did the research to select a restaurant for our special night-out-on-the-town dinner and selected El Gaucho. We arrived and the restaurant is a big open room, dark with mood lighting and...More

1  Thank WednesdayNightGirl
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

If you love steak and a hidden gem to show off Seattle to your friends, then this is the place to go! It's certainly not cheap, but well worth it! Steak is amazing, get the trio of meat so you can try a bit if...More

Thank Carolyn I
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A friend was visiting from out of town and I gave her a list of restaurants to meet me at and she chose this one. I warned her it was pricey. I waited in the bar alone. The bartenders were extremely attentive and friendly. It...More

Thank 279melindaz
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Steaks are fantastic here! So are the cocoktails. The ambience of the restaurant is also very inviting. Defintely will be on my list of return visits.

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Excellent food, superb service, and friendly, helpful and efficient staff doing the extra mile to satisfy customers.... Oh...And the food was great too.

Thank BandJinAK
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We walked into this bar to the sound of a pianist playing Stevie Wonder, took a seat at the bar and discovered it was happy hour. The room was dark with candlelight coming up from tables around the room creating the most wonderful ambience. We...More

Thank Stuart Y
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We had it in the private room. Food and service was great. The restaurant used to be the meeting hall for seaman.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The filet and the lobster tails were tender, tasty, and cooked perfectly. Service was excellent and attentive and cocktails were mixed perfectly. Prices are high, but this is a 5-star experience. I will return the next time I am in Seattle.

Thank SMA51
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Questions & Answers
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 115
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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