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El Gaucho Seattle
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Today 4:00 – 11:00 pm
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Meet Paul Richardson, one of our beloved musicians at El Gaucho Seattle. Join us in supporting Paul as he plays for the Bellevue Jazz & Blues Festival at El Gaucho Bellevue on Wednesday, May 27th. Enjoy a delectable dinner and a wonderful show! http://ow.ly/MBGie
If music be the food of love, play on. ~William ShakespeareAmbiance is a key part of the El Gaucho experience, and music plays an important element in setting the stage at our restaurants, which is...
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Join us for our next Signature Event at El Gaucho Seattle on Saturday, May 16th: The Legendary Swirl & Swirl Dinners. Featuring over 60 of the world's finest wineries while savoring signature bites, this will be a spectacular event. Availability is limited so make your reservation soon! 206.728.1337 http://ow.ly/MFHeC
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Meet our next Employee Highlight: Larry Sonnenberg (aka LarBear or L Dog)! A Seattle native, born and raised, Larry joined us in 2007 as a server at El Gaucho Seattle and now works as a Captain at El Gaucho Bellevue. Outside of work he enjoys gaming, Magic the Gathering, visiting his family, and of course, the SEAHAWKS! When asked what his favorite part about working for El Gaucho was, he simply stated, "The satisfaction felt when guests are overwhelmed by their dining experience." Stop by El Gaucho Bellevue and say hi to Larry! http://ow.ly/i/aIdxQ
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Want to be a smarter buyer at the grocery store? Not all steak is created equal! You'll get the best bang for your buck and become a smarter shopper with these quick tips from our President, Chad Mackay. http://ow.ly/MonqH
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Meet our employee highlight of the week - Joseph Romero. Joseph will become one of the few El Gaucho Hospitality employees to work at all of our properties when he joins the AQUA by El Gaucho team next week. http://ow.ly/MokVp
“Although I have a soft approach, I annihilate any obstacles in my way,” which is how, Joseph Romero explains, he earned his nickname "The Silent Storm" along his abundant and productive career pat...
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Save the date on May 16th for our annual Legendary Swirl and Imbibe on over 60 of the World's Finest Wineries while savoring signature bites from El Gaucho Seattle. Call for details and reservations 206.728.1337 http://ow.ly/Ky78S
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El Gaucho #Seattle's bar will be closed from 4-7pm tonight due to our Legendary Swirl Event. We will start seating again at 7pm. Cheers!
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We strive to provide our guests with unique, unparalleled service encounter, and we revel in helping people celebrate lives. Listen to Lee Gervais and Gene Stemp share their story of their Home Away From Home at AQUA by El Gaucho: http://ow.ly/MFpsK
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We are truly honored to have received this years Restaurant Neighbor Award from the Washington Restaurant Association. We strongly feel that each of us has a certain obligation to help make our world a better place, and we are privileged to serve and give back to the communities we so deeply care about. http://ow.ly/MFo87
Chad McKay, owner of El Gaucho, a renowned Seattle-based chain of steakhouses, received the Restaurant Neighbor Award at the WRA’s spring board meeting, in Portland, from WRA President and CEO Anthony Anton.
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In addition to fantastic views and ambiance, guests of AQUA by El Gaucho are treated to the legendary El Gaucho personalized, fine-dining service and live music nightly. Listen to Mark Pinkowski share his thoughts and experience at AQUA: http://ow.ly/LlNpT
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Meet our employee highlight of the week - Joseph Romero. Joseph will become one of the few El Gaucho Hospitality employees to work at all of our properties when he joins the AQUA by El Gaucho team next week. http://ow.ly/MokVp
“Although I have a soft approach, I annihilate any obstacles in my way,” which is how, Joseph Romero explains, he earned his nickname "The Silent Storm" along his abundant and productive career pat...
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Learn how to grill a perfect steak from the pros! El Gaucho Seattle Executive Chef Matt Brandsey throws every grilling theory out the window and explains some grilling basics. #recipe http://ow.ly/LfVkb
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2505 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98121
2505 1st AvenueUSWashingtonSeattle98121
(206) 728-1337elgaucho.com
$$$Steak House, Live Music Venue
Steak House
Live Music Venue
Bar
Today 4:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 4:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 4:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 4:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 4:00 – 11:00 pm
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Named as “the definitive steakhouse in the country,” El Gaucho Seattle'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 Seattle’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.

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Upscale, dimly lit steakhouse featuring 28-day, dry-aged steak served by a tuxedoed staff.- Google
"Their happy hour is amazing--great food selection and of course, good wine."
"Very formal dining and a great place to take a date on a special occasion."
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Patrick Ferrell
a month ago
My wife had a Doctor dinner last night for Acuvue contact lenses and she got a very thick Filet Mignon that looked like it had been cooked for 2 days. I have NEVER seen a piece of steak that thick totally RUINED by over cooking it. My wife is not one to complain. She cut into it twice, but it was so well done, she couldn't eat it. She brought it home and I saw it this morning and thought it had been in the fridge way too long, but I hadn't seen it in there, so I called her about it and she said that was what she was served and if she was served a piece like that, I wonder how many others got served something like that. I mean, a Filet you NEVER over cook unless the person requests it, and even then, to cook it that done, it would have taken a hour unless they torched it, I don't know but I was NOT impressed, and when I talked to my wife about it, she said that the presentations were going on and the waiters and waitresses had left the room etc....but like I said, she would have never ordered a well done filet, in fact, I can't even believe a place like that would even serve such a fine cut of beef that over done. Hell, give em Top Sirloin if they want well done, it's shoe leather meat at that point. I know she is worried that some of the other doctors there may have gotten bad steaks as well, but just didn't say anything, like is in her personality, but not me, I will raise hell when I see crap like that. For the prices you guys charge, it should be PERFECT, and it wasn't, at least for my wife, which is all I can speak for, and Ruth's Chris is looking a lot better which is where they normally go for these dinners. So not sure if I will put this up on Yelp too, but there had to be some kind of mixup somehow, and you are lucky I wasn't there with my wife last night, or I would have raised holy hell. I know you have to deal with $15 minimum wage now too, so did you punt your cook out and get some rube hick in there to cook now to save some $$? I just am amazed that a piece of meat that thick was that well done. I guess I will shut up now. This is my wife's husband talking. You guys should be ashamed of yourselves.
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Sheena Carector
6 months ago
I've never been disappointed at this restaurant I wish it was still ok to smoke cigars but the food is still amazing
RyBo2012
a year ago
So you fancy huh!! And worth it!! Caesar Salad with handcrafted dressing right at the table, 28 day dry-aged-US Prime Chateaubriand for two = outstanding; mushroom risotto, YES PLEASE!!! Don't even get me started on the in house mix-ologist. Live music and courtesy shuttle back to the hotel to seal the deal!! Ummm yeah!! Okay!!!
Michael Eduardo
a year ago
This is definitely one of the most expensive restaurants in Seattle, but at the same time I don’t think you are getting what you pay for, I can make better steaks at home from a box. I believe the food quality is mediocre. Service and atmosphere is good, if you are looking for quality expensive food I recommend to avoid this place.
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Rashi Parham
7 months ago
Hands down one of the best steaks I have ever had. Everything was first class about this place. The prawns were so fresh and service was perfect. They even put on a show for you for your desert. Overall great experience
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Christopher Crammond
a year ago
This is a great Argentine steakhouse, but it is expensive. Make no mistake, the food is great (hence the 5 stars), but price means this isn't a place that I commonly frequent. Also, the portions of food are quite large - so if you going you need to go hungry! With that out of the way, this is great steak. Large cuts of meat that are wonderfully prepared. You have to get the lobster mashed-potatoes are an excellent (but filling) side dish too. Finally, be sure to save some room. Post-gorging, they bring out a plate of fruit, nuts, and blue cheese. Granted, I am almost always too full to eat any of it - but it is a nice complementary touch. I understand that they have a nice happy hour too, but I've yet to try it myself.
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Scott Whitfield
a year ago
I went to this place over 10 years ago and still remember it being one of the best steaks in my life. I'm coming back in a few weeks, and you *KNOW* I'm coming to El Gaucho. Let's see if it is a fabulous an experience as I recall.
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Tom Jevens
a year ago
Tried El Gaucho this weekend and were not impressed. We hear about it every time we visit Seattle so we had to give it a try. The facility itself is really nice. A beautiful and swanky main room and good side room. The problem was the food and service. For the money you expect near perfection and it was not there. For example, I ordered a steak medium rare and it came medium rare, just as the chef suggests, but it simply lacked flavor. Similarly, the service was professional but missed the mark on several key points like forgetting ordered items. There are too many good restaurants in Seattle so we won't be back.
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