Aqua By El Gaucho is a Downtown waterfront seafood restaurant that's perfect for impressing people who need to be impressed.
Went for Seattle Restaurant Week. The selected pre fixe menu was excellent. The restaurant is large, therefore very noisy.
Food was to die for as always. Service was far from our normal service when we dine at Aqua. It’s was my wife’s birthday and when the server approached she yelled Happy Anniversary. She barely cane to the table and we had to ask the floor manager for refills on our cocktails and other beverages. Food was Amazing
Slightly upmarket , seafood plus menu. Very nice setting and atmosphere for a special occasion.
Went to Aqua by El Gaucho for restaurant week, and was head over heels impressed! The food was excellent, the portions were generous for restaurant week, the service was superb by Carrie the waitress. Will go back for restaurant week or a special occasion in the future.
Fresh seafood that was really terrific! Excellent service by waitstaff .
We enjoy visiting Aqua when we visit Seattle because of the stunning setting and the top notch service. We also love the live piano music that adds to the ambiance.
Service staff wasn’t as energetic this time around. The woman who sat us seemed annoyed when I asked if there was a table that wouldn’t have the sun in our eyes. I believe she just rolled her eyes. And when asked if they had blinds she responded with a quick “no” with an added tone of irritation and ran off without making eye contact or staying a second longer, even though the place was empty/ dead at the time. And then the gentleman who brought the bottle of wine over that I had ordered also seemed like I was putting him out. However I enjoy the food and ambiance and our server was very polite (though he seemed a bit new as well). However, I will still enjoy coming back for other special occasions. Great place. Maybe just having some staff turnover or drama? Good help is hard to find and I get that. Overall very pleasant place for a special dinner with friends and out of town guests.
We love the shuttle service and beautiful views from the window table. We had a little confusion when we arrived. They had us in a small booth away from the window. I had made the reservation and requested a window table weeks prior. They were able to relocate us to our requested table and we had a wonderful anniversary evening.
Great food and great service in an awesome environment, great place for a fancy birthday dinner or romantic night out.
We really enjoyed our dinner here to celebrate my wife's birthday. The server made her feel special, the view was fabulous and the food excellent. Overall experience was great.
Great food, great wine, fantastic service. Healthy seafood selections but also some meats for carnivore friends.
Amazing place, great view and food. It is expensive but it's worthy for special ocasion. The service wasn't outstanding but it was fine.
Aqua Never disappoints. Sarah was amazing. We were celebrating birthdays and she made it super special. Steaks were divine!
The food was all outstanding except for the prawns. The fresh oysters were truly fresh. The filet and the red king crab were perfect. The scallops were to die for! The prawns however tasted less than fresh and were disappointing. The service was professional, yet friendly and accomodating, and the waterfront location cant be beat.
Excellent food and service.
We had a wonderful birthday celebration. We were lucky enough to receive a window table with a fabulous view. The table service and sommelier were great. Super helpful, very friendly, and engaging. The food was excellent. From our appetizers of fresh oysters & crispy brussell sprouts, to our entrees of black cod, surf & turf, and lobster then finishing with bananas foster, bread pudding, and port. The only slight disappointment of the evening was the service at the bar. We purposely arrived early to relax at the bar before sitting down to dinner. We were promptly greeted and received our drinks but unfortunately didn’t see anyone again for over 20 minutes. While an expense evening, overall an amazing experience and well worth price for a great 65th birthday celebration.
Took great care of us!
Top notch service. Beautiful reataurant and outstanding food.
Great service and great food. As usual, not disappointed.
Our server was wonderful! The view and food was perfect.
Fantastic service! Great suggestions from the waiter, and accommodations to make the experience special. Outstanding experience!
Lovely venue for a special occasion or important meeting. Sarah, our server was top-notch.
Excellent as always. The flavors and food offering are always looked forward to
Beautiful restaurant. The waiter was a super rude but the food was excellent!
colossal shrimp unexpected--would not order again, did not enjoy
fantastic view, very nice ambience
Initially we stood around for quite a while - as the front desk hostess was on the phone - a few minutes later another person came to help us. We had reservations, and were seated. The restaurant was empty and it took a while until we were given water or addressed. Once we met our waiter, he was great! It was just the initial lack of service that made us question our choice. THe food was excellent and the ambiance was perfect.
Great food, very similar to the regular el gauchos except with more seafood. They had a shuttle take us to our event which was awesome, saved us an uber.
The serving staff was fantastic. The service charge is ridiculous. Why label it as such? Just increase the margin on all items to make your profit, why add a fee? Poor taste.
We were rushed at first. Then our server did a great job with timing of food and level of service.
Great ambience. Service was attentive friendly, polite, the food was very tasty. Enjoyed our take home box also mmm. Expensive but highly recommended.
Food was amazing!! Service was over the top excellent!!
We chose Aqua to celebrate my 3 sons birthdays.
We wanted a special place. Aqua did not disappoint! Atmosphere, ambiance & view amazing. Our waitress Rochelle was attentive, friendly yet very professional. Also loved our sommelier who rocked our wine choosing. Food was excellent.
Highly recommend! We will most definitely be back!
Went there for my Anniversary with my wife. It was spectacular. They had a booth set up for us and it had rose pedals on the table. The food was fantastic and the sunset superlative.
I don't do surveys but this was worth giving them a shout out.
The service was impeccable from the sommelier to the host staff. There were 4 of us that ranged from full vegan to omnivore and the only reason the food didn't get 5 stars was for their very limited vegetarian/vegan options. However, I had the filet and it was wonderful! Will definitely be back!
The ambience and service were seriously lacking. We walked in the door and were given the check all in less than an hour. Definitely not a fine dining experience. I could get the same quality of food and atmosphere somewhere else for 1/4 of the cost. The food was good, but the whole experience was a waste of money. We wanted to celebrate but were rushed through everything to the point that there was no time to enjoy eachother's company.
Great food, service, and views! I took my wife there for a special date; we were from out of town. We were blessed by our experience.
Great food! Seafood options were awesome. Our server, SARA, was fantastic. Her menu recommendations were excellent, and she had a passion for her company and job. A bit pricey but I am not used to “big city” restaurant prices to begin with. Highly recommend if you like seafood.
It was a wonderful experience from arrival until the end. The staff was responsive and knowledgeable. Everyone’s food was served at the same time so there was no awkward moments with people wanting to eat but hesitating with other guests waiting on their food. The food was delicious and nice portions. Everyone was able to share. We had a beautiful view and live piano music as we dined. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you have a client you want to impress or you simply want a pleasant dining experience!
Brought my 2 bestfriends here from California and one of them celebrated his birthday here and they absolutely loved it! Food was exceptional. Service is great and we enjoyed the music. They treated my birthday friend extra special. Definitely worth the visit!