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For 2
Date
Tue, 1/23
Time
7:00 PM
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AQUA by El Gaucho

4.7
1945 reviews
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$50 and over
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View (73)
  • Waterfront (69)
  • Good for Anniversaries (65)
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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Cuisines
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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Entertainment
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 cmcgovern@elgaucho.com for information.
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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

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 1945 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DowntownRetiree (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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.

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vlad456 (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

The food, service and ambience were all fantastic. A wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

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?

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

I love going to Aqua. The view, staff, and food are always on spot. Save room for the bread pudding.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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Lydia 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

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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bmwe90luv (San Diego)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Always a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Our meal and wine were great. The wine team and the support staff were very helpful and polite.

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