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AQUA by El Gaucho

1978 reviews
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$50 and over
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Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for Anniversaries
Named Gayot’s Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, AQUA by El Gaucho sparkles at the tip of Pier 70, offering Seattle’s best waterfront dining experience. In addition to fantastic views and ambiance, guests are treated to the legendary El Gaucho personalized, fine-dining service and live music nightly. Our award-winning wine list, coupled with a menu highlighting fresh wild seafood preparations, as well as 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® Brand, are all prepared on an open-pit charcoal grill in the exhibition kitchen. AQUA by El Gaucho delivers a quintessential Seattle fine dining experience.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Seafood, Steak, Northwest
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Hours of operation
Open at 4:00 pm daily. Dinner: Nightly from 5:00pm.
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Phone number
(206) 956-9171
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Wesley Hood
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Cross street
Broad Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on Pier 70.
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Live piano music seven days a week.
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Special events & promotions
Private dining at AQUA by El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our beautiful and incomparable private rooms are available for lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday and dinner service on the weekends. We also provide buyouts of our entire restaurant. Please contact Carly McGovern at 206-956-8171 or for information.
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Private Dining

AQUA by El Gaucho, located at the tip of Pier 70, features luxurious private dining rooms and an outdoor dining patio with an unparalleled 270-degree view of Elliott Bay, Seattle's skyline, and the Olympic Mountains. Each room features window shades and direct access to our spacious waterfront.

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What 1978 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined a day ago

Great service!

Cheryl (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We brought our daughter and her fiancé here to celebrate their engagement. Sarah was our waitress and she was great, had a wonderful sense of humor and took care of us with just the right amount of attention. The food is good and the atmosphere is lovely. I consider it a special occasion restaurant as it is expensive. The valet parkers are very friendly too.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went to Aqua by El Gaucho to celebrate my mom's 50th birthday. The service was fantastic, neither too clingy or too laid back. They decorated the table with rose pedals and made sure we sat by the window(closest to the sea) since it was a special occasion. The waiter was fabulous, he even added a few more extra candles on the birthday cake which is a small but nice gesture. Definitely would go back again and the prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. Definitely would go back again.

TammyC (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

This was an amazing place to enjoy the beautiful water views and the food is top notch! Fun cocktails and wait staff was friendly and very attentive.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

A place you can spend with your special one in a quite and intimate setting. Crab cakes were delicious. For dessert, make sure you get the bread pudding, one of the best one I’ve ever had.

SweetGreenEyes (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

2nd time I've visited Aqua and the experience was exactly what I wanted. Everything was delicious. Also, I am in love with the bread pudding. (A good bread pudding is very difficult to find.) I was very impressed that my Revelers account was automatically available to the server because of the reservation. I made sure I had the card before leaving the house, and I didn't even need it! Big bonus!

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great choice for a special meal, and the service is great.

lovesfood (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

First time dining here. We had the seared ahi dinner and king crab legs. Got 2 large crab legs, more than enough and the ahi melted in your mouth. So glad we found this place.

Pinaybeauty (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This is our second time coming here for our wedding anniversary! The ambiance is great and our server is awesome! Would love to come back here again on summertime!

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent food and service. Delicate flavors. We enjoyed our evening and will return on our next visit to seattle.