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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.View Private Dining Details
Excellent food and service. Delicate flavors. We enjoyed our evening and will return on our next visit to seattle.
El Gaucho is our special place, wonderfully romantic and fun! Such amazing food!!!
Great quality. A bit pricey, but worth it.
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.
Amazing experience at this restaurant. Services was impeccable. Wine was delicious and food was to die for. I only go out to a fine restaurant every few months and this spot was definitely worth the price.
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!
Enjoyed a beautiful sunset. The service was amazing. The dinner was fantastic. Will definitely be back enjoy some dining on the outdoor deck this summer.
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.
Great place for a special birthday dinner. Service, food, and ambiance were great.
It was a very enjoyable evening.
As always, you can expect excellent service and food here. The crab cakes and Chilean sea bass stole the show. Live music and great view of the water.
Wonderful atmosphere and the food was fantastic! Made our birthday dinner extra special!
Great food, exceptional service.
The chef’s special black cod was amazing - best fish I’ve ever had
Fabulous evening at Aqua!!! Probably some of the best ono I have ever eaten! We loved how our waiter would stoop down to talk to us! I love this restaurant and would go there again anytime!
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.
As always great meal and excellent service.
We celebrated our anniversary and had a wonderful time. Amazing service, drinks, and especially the food!
My Chilean sea bass too salty and a big disappointment for the price. Plus the bottle of wine we wanted was out/unavailable. Tableside spinach salad ingredients were not equally split
Our second visit to Aqua and once again outstanding.
My girls birthday was LiT bro
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 had reservations but had to wait a little while. The service was very good, seafood was done perfectly and sides were not outstanding but good as well.
Overall a very satisfying dining experience. Unrushed but attentive service and well prepared, attractive dishes. Loved the Off Beet cocktail, seafood stew and seared ahi. Oh, and the bread pudding.
The food, service and ambience were all fantastic. A wonderful evening.
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.
I love going to Aqua. The view, staff, and food are always on spot. Save room for the bread pudding.
We had met at this location 40 years ago so it was a memorable anniversary and the restaurant made it special. A well located table, a signed card, attentive staff and a complimentary desert. An expensive date but worth it.
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!!
Always a great experience!
The team at Aqua was fantastic. Amber was great as she helped me with ideas for proposing to my fiancée on New Years Eve while dining at the restaurant. I would highly recommend this place. Thanks a lot Aqua.
Our meal and wine were great. The wine team and the support staff were very helpful and polite.
This place is great. Been here several times and enjoy it every time! We got engaged here in 2003 and wanted to take our kids here to show them our story. They are now 12 and 10 and had a great time and loved it! Thank you.
This place is amazing! Their wicked shrimp and rack of lamb is to die for! Great and friendly service!
Excellent food and service. Recommend for sure. No real criticisms at all. Will go again.
I went there several years ago and I liked the food. I decided to come back to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. However, the food wasn’t as good as expected. The girls at front desk didn’t make us feel welcomed. Surprisingly nobody asked us if it was a special occasion (which we were always asked at different restaurants).
By the way I liked the atmosphere and the server was nice, but I don’t think we would be back.
Amazing food and atmosphere. Really spendy place but you should know that before even walking in the door. Staff was extremely friendly and seemed to be on point with everything. I would suggest making this a "special occasion" or fancy date night place. Food wise I would recommend the New York steak strip if your a meat eater.... much better than Ruth Chris in my opinion.