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About El Gaucho - Bellevue

Named as “the definitive steakhouse in the country,” El Gaucho’s award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® brand tenderloin filets, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood, all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals in an exhibition-style kitchen. Our extensive wine list is award-winning, and happy hour menu is widely recognized as one of Bellevue's best. Live music is offered nightly.
El Gaucho is the Northwest’s steakhouse legacy focused on old-school, tableside service. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.

450 108th Avenue Northeast
City Center Plaza
Bellevue, WA 98004
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dinner: Daily: Service beginning at 5:00pm

Happy Hour: Sunday: 5pm-close; Monday: 2:30 to close; Tuesday – Friday: 2:30 – 6pm; Saturday: 5pm – 6pm

Cross Street:
Between NE 4th & NE 8th Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(425) 455-2715

Website:
http://www.elgaucho.com/

Entertainment:
Live piano music 7 days a week.

Parking Details:
Take exit 13a from I-405 for NE 4th Street. Drive west on NE 4th toward downtown Bellevue. Turn right onto 108th Ave NE. Take first right into the driveway between the First Mutual Bank building and the China Trust Bank building. This will lead you between the two buildings through the courtyard up to the City Center Plaza building.
Self-parking in the garage is validated for up to 3 hours. Valet parking is available evenings for $7.

Public Transit:
Located next to the NE 6th Street Transit Center.

Executive Chef:
Tristan Chalker

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining at 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 Whitney Twede at 425.455.2742 or wtwede@elgaucho.com for information.

Private Dining

Private dining at El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our beautiful and incomparable private dining 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.

El Gaucho - Bellevue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (73)
Good for Anniversaries (69)
Good for a Date (65)
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Romantic (61)
Good for Birthdays (52)
Business Meals (42)
Notable Wine List (32)
Live Music (28)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Happy Hour (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Good for Groups (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Authentic (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fun (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
People Watching (9)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Disabled Access (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

As always, the service is impeccable and the food was excellent. We had a great server. Back of the kitchen somehow lost our leftover asparagus, a favorite of the family. Our server had another full side prepared and boxed for us. That’s excellent service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 2, 2017

The prime rib was super tasty! The salad the dessert, nothing was below awesome. The service was just right, present but not interrupting.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My first time there and very pleased by the friendliness of the staff. Very engaging and went the extra mile to explain menu items to the friends that were with me. Very nice atmosphere and I would go again in a heartbeat. My lady friends would to0 as long as I bought :-)

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service was amazing. The waitstaff’s attention to detail was spot on. The Banana Fosters was mouthwatering goodness. We had an amazing time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the food, and the service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent service, food & ambience - would recommend this restaurant any day of the week.

Go there, you wont be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wicked shrimp is wicked Good! Ceasar salad one the best I have had, Prime beef cooked perfectly, banana foster "deeelicious". Betz Cabernet comlimented a wonderful meal with outstanding service.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

An enjoyable time celebrating a birthday. The food was excellent. The service, Rick was our waiter, was outstanding.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 27, 2017

El gaucho for an expensive steak is good. But DO NOT ORDER THE SALMON! I ordered the salmon 'rare, med rare' and it came out well done. The veggies 'corn and zuchinni' underneath were overcooked. For $35, not good. I returned the salmon and it came out again. Pretty much raw. I ate it as I needed to get on with my business meeting and the manager gave me asparagus instead, but still, way overpriced for bad salmon. I do love El Gaucho, but stick to the steaks.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great service, wonderful food and a great value ,loved where we were seated

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Wines overpriced. Would love wine flights.
Drinks creative. Wedge salad was great. Pasta with shrimp was good. Steak always good. Bellevue location little to corporate feeling. I like Seattle.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food and service at El Gaucho always exceeds expectations. Amazing steaks and tableside salads. Impeccable staff. Always special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Recognized our anniversary and birthday. Was a nice touch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great atmosphere, great service, awesome food, would definitely go back

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Disappointing for the price. For $250 for 3 people, I expect excellent service. Water was not refilled, we sat with empty plates for 15 mins X3. 3 hours to eat dinner. There are better restaurants in the area with better service for similar or less money.

Disappointing. Won't return.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Just didn't get the normal service that you do it El Gaucho a little disappointing

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

El Goucho is a classic, feel good food venue. The perfect place for a steak, fine wine, cocktails and conversation. One of my favorite restaurants in the area when I want to feel pampered!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The toughest, most gristle-filled $74 steak I have ever had in my life. Table service and ambiance were very good.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great birthday dinner, just a bit loud since we were seated right next to the piano.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 15, 2017

A lovely evening out with my wife for our anniversary.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The Banana bread pudding is amazing!! Save room for it.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We celebrated our wedding anniversary and were surprised with a private cozy table with rose pedals and a lovely card. The staff went above and beyond, they were very polite, energetic and provided great service all around.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Service was subpar versus the cost of the meal. Lack of education and understanding around wine, missed a portion of our order. That being said the bartender was excellent.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We were taken very well care of! Did not think the quality of food matched the large price tag, but the meal did taste very good. The only critique I would give is that the cheese, nut and fruit platter (which was complimentary and a nice gesture) was hard to enjoy, We had to crack our own nuts-which made a mess and we didn't get much nut out of them and there was no place (except on my china plate) to cut the whole apple and pear. A cutting board (or pre-sliced fruit)and perhaps a few already cracked nuts would have made the experience more enjoyable-but again, it was complimentary, so we were excited to get it at all. Thanks-

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

GReat food. Superb service from Luca and Doug on my wife's birthday.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great food, great service. Had the salad off the vegetarian menu. My peppercorn steak was perfect. My wife's ahi was amazing.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Celebrated our anniversary and everything about the experience was perfect. Staff was friendly and accommodating, food was amazing and the ambience just topped it off!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in the beautiful Destiny Ridge room. The room with its large round table is perfect for 8 to 12 people. Our servers were exceptional and the food was timed perfectly. We were all very happy with the appetizers that we chose. The oysters were excellent, the scallops were perfectly prepared. Two of us had the hazel nut rack of lamb, and the rest had steaks. The presentation was a Wow. One chop of rack of lamb was a little well done, and the server corrected it immediately. Couldn't be happier. A perfect place for a celebration or any time. We will definitely go back! Thank you El Gaucho!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great experience - we went for our anniversary, and was amazing from beginning to end. When we walked in we were met with a smile and "Happy Anniversary!" from the hostess. When we got to our table it was all ready with red rose petals and a nice anniversary card signed by the team. What a nice touch! The waiter, Victor, also greeted us with anniversary wishes. He was attentive (but not too attentive :-)) and very knowledgeable about the menu. We enjoyed dinner thoroughly and table side flaming Cherries Jubilee for dessert that was to die for!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Amazing service and a wonderful atmosphere make spending a special occasion here a night to remember.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I usually go to El Gaucho in Seattle, which I love.
Tonight we decided to go to the Bellevue location for the first time. I would not recommend this location. There was a large party on the upstairs level who kept yelling and screaming throughout our dinner. They where shouting like they were at a football game and perhaps they were watching a game on their phones. However, it was very inappropriate for this type of restaurant, and the wait staff did not appear to care.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a good spot for good food and great service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Live Music, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fabulous food and service. Manny was very friendly and nice. Made our experience special.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Great location for our Anniversary, El Gaucho made our dinner special with great food and fantastic service. Signed note wishing us a happy anniversary was a really nice touch

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

El Gaucho was very good. It was a great choice for my one year anniversary. We had a great night. The service was great, our wonderful server did a fantastic job. Food was good(not great) however the steak portions are very small even for the larger size and the additions to the steak are minimal. They were wonderful and gave us free cheesecake for our anniversary. I had Halibut although slightly pricier then other places it was good and worth it for the environment. The only issue i ran into was when we first arrived. One of our forks was very very dirty, it was so dirty it even had left over food on it. Also one of our plates had either water marks from poorly dryer quality or soap. This wasn't a major deal however because i mentioned it to the server and she quickly took care of the mishap and got us our drinks promptly which made up for the fork and plate we hadn't even needed to use yet. Over all a great place to have dinner for your anniversary or just take someone out on a date. I would give it a 4.5 / 5 stars.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 2, 2017

If one lives or works in downtown Bellevue then you have probably already been here on the recommendation of a friend. Nice range of options for those who don't want steak and really good steak for those who do. There are an increasing number of good places in downtown Bellevue to go for a drink, after work, or a meal. Three things set this restaurant apart--the live piano music (really good and appreciated), the overall high quality of the wait staff--from the moment one is greeted forward, and the club membership.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was delicious! Expensive, but definitely worth the money. The service needs a lot of improvement. Had to wait for several things that should not happen at a fine dining restaurant.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

the food doesn't worth its price. 50 dollars for 5 small pieces duck.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had never been to this restaurant before but had heard good reviews. We had an amazing evening. We had wonderful service from Andrea and the food and presentation was fantastic! We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Anniversary

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