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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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“steak” (134 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2505 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121-1302
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

It's been quite a while since we went to El Gauche resturant. But a gift card came our way so we jumped on this opportunity. I simply can say enough about our experience. The minute we walked into the dimly lit dining area in the...More

Thank RodneyRanger
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We had an amazing time at El Gaucho while visiting Seattle for our honeymoon. When I booked our reservation they asked if were celebrating a special occasion and I said yes our honeymoon. When we arrived for our reservation they had a cozy table set...More

Thank Michelle V
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
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Questions & Answers
11 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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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