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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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2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

You go there and finish like been in the kitchen cooking by the smoke in the dinning room. Worst steak in Seattle. Dark like a discotheque.

Thank mnicolini
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Whatever your view on dimly lit steakhouses where you can't have dinner for two without dropping at least $200, this one does what they do as well as any of them. Brilliantly executed every step of the way, we were particularly impressed with the wait...More

Thank Desert4Rayce
Reviewed 28 May 2014

El Gaucho has been a standard for fine dining in Seattle for years. The food: steaks, lobster, caesar salads, mushroom soup, cherries jubilee, I could go on, are world class. Yes it is a little outdated in the decor department and is dark, I agree....More

Thank toddleslie
El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at El Gaucho Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi toddleslie, Thank you for your 5-star review of El Gaucho Seattle! We love hearing from our guests and love that you have not only enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience time and again, but that we've set a fine-dining standard. We strive to deliver...More

Reviewed 22 May 2014

I LAVA me a great steak with some great service. Service is ah-mazing here. Food is ahhhhh-mazing here. Wine is ahhh-mazing here. Everything is ahhhhhh-mazing here. :) Recently visited for HH for the first time and it's definitely overpriced. But the hubs liked the steak...More

Thank tcck55210
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We ordered an age steak and asked the waiter how and where they aged and he didn't know. When we received our steak we could tell immediately it wasn't aged at all. The waiter returned and said they are aged off site. For the price...More

Thank FoolinLove2012
El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at El Gaucho Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2014

Thank you for your feedback and review, although we are sorry to hear that you did not receive a 5-star El Gaucho experience. We can assure you that all of our steaks are 28-day, dry-aged at an off-site facility. We have a great partnership with...More

Reviewed 27 April 2014

It started with a question when we stopped in to make our reservation: is this a special occasion? So when we celebrated Michael's birthday here, we got a discreet (no singing) birthday treat. The rest we paid for, and it was certainly expensive, but we...More

Thank Heynah
Reviewed 24 April 2014

This was the highlight of our trip. The service the food the people the entire room was superior! can't wait to go back!

Thank joebobjohn
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Dined last week and left disappointed. It was Seattle restaurant week so it was busy but no excuse when the price point is as it is. Seating- Reservations were made 4 weeks beforehand and we were seated in a "semi-private" dining room,not at all what...More

Thank Lindsey S
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I always enjoy the experience dining at. El Gaucho. It reminds me of what one would imagine a 1960's supper club. The food is always excellent and this is one of the few restaurants west of New Orleans that serves a killer Bananas Foster.More

Thank K K
El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Seattle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2014

Hi KK, Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback, and for your 5-star review of El Gaucho Seattle! We love hearing from our guests, and are happy to hear that we have delivered a fantastic and consistent experience to you time and...More

Reviewed 7 April 2014

I have always wondered on TA why some love a place and some hate it Cos of neon signs, and converted cinema look I thought it wd be cool and reasonable price .... The food was mostly very good ..tho I could not see it...More

Thank Lib572
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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
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Average prices
US$ 115
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
Local cuisine, Groups, 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
  • 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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