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About AQUA by El Gaucho
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.
Seattle, WA 98121
Seafood, Steak, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Open at 4:00 pm daily. Dinner: Nightly from 5:00pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music seven days a week.
Valet parking is available on Pier 70.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 email@example.com for information.
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.
AQUA by El Gaucho Ratings and Reviews
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!
Overpriced for what it is as far as the food went, I’d say met grille or RN74 or even capital grille would be a better choice, I also made the reservation with a emphasis on it being a special occasion (anniversary) no mention of it during our entire dinner.
Fantastic seafood with a view in Seattle. And great service. But we are really disappointed that they got rid of their seafood chowder and replaced it with clam chowder. The seafood chowder was exceptional and unique and was one of our favorite things on the menu. The clam chowder has fresh clams on top but otherwise is just regular and nothing to comment about. It left us wondering if the restaurant was slipping a bit. Very sad to see this!
Thank you for an amazing evening to celebrate our anniversary. They went above and beyond with flowers on the table and a written card congratulating us. Since this was our first time we decided to try a lot of side dishes and order the filet and lobster entree. The Brussels sprouts and grilled street corn was amazing. Save room for the Best. Bread. Pudding. Ever. I couldn’t get enough! Amazing.
The vegetarian option was supposed to be fresh curry and vegetables. It was a mess of stalks (literally 2 inch stems from either Kale or chard) and indecipherable chopped vegetables; a tasteless curry; a scoop of rice and a huge mass of fried pita chips. Uninspired; ill prepared and ridiculously expensive. My guest enjoyed his surf and turf which is the only reason I rated the food as fair because without his input the rating would be lower. Very, very disappointing.
If any place gets seafood right, it's Aqua. A number of restaurants in Seattle boast about their seafood, but Aqua is the only place that not only does it well, but does it wonderfully. Their seafood is tender, not tough or overcooked, and retains its flavor.
My business partner & I rewarded two of our managers by bringing them to a favorite spot of ours and it did not disappoint. Sterling service by Sarah and the sommellier (whose name I don't recall) as well as their support crew, fantastic wine, and fantastic food; impeccable. I've always taken friends and family to all of the the other "El Gaucho" locations (Tacoma, Bellevue, Portland and 1st Ave in Seattle)and continue for these same reasons, never a hiccup. The opportunity to have all the best of the steakhouse along with great fresh northwest seafood, combined with such a setting on the waterfront makes Aqua a treasure.
We had friends visiting Seattle for the first time and wanted to bring them to the best restaurant in Seattle. We were not disappointed! Service was impeccable and Chef does a wonderful job of adjusting the menu to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest seasons. Scallops with butternut squash risotto was amazing!!! Another delicious meal at Aqua!
We arrived for our reservations 5 minutes early and the table was 20 minutes late! Service was horrendous, my husband had a $150 bottle of wine and he had to fill his own glass several times. And to have the 20% service charge automatically added is wrong. What incentive do the servers have to provide good service?
We dine frequently at Aqua and always have a great experience, which is why we return. Our sever was excellent and the main courses well prepared and delicious. They took the lobster mashed potatoes off the menu, and they were very much missed on this visit as the regular mashed potatoes were good but not spectacular, which is the reason for only 4 stars on the food.
We came here to celebrate my dad's 60th birthday and, as none of us had been here before, we were hoping for a great experience. I'd indicated on the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and had requested a table with a view, and we were not disappointed! On top of providing a table with a great view, they also decorated the table top with flower petals and left a birthday card, signed by everyone on staff. Such a nice gesture!
The food was super delicious and our server, Kevin, was amazing. He was so friendly and observant, always there exactly when we needed, but never hovering. Thank you, Aqua, for a wonderful experience for my dad's birthday. He really enjoyed himself and I will definitely recommend this place to friends!!
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