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El Gaucho Seattle
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Today 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
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Executive Chef Matt Brandsey at El Gaucho Seattle shares one of his most popular #recipes, Insane Truffle Soup. You'll be surprised at how easy to make this delicious #soup! http://ow.ly/LfUYZ
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What's the difference between a good and fantastic steak? Learn the beef basics with Executive Chef Matt Brandsey from El Gaucho Seattle. #recipe http://ow.ly/LfUGn
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Learn how to french a rack of lamb with Executive Chef Matt Brandsey! It's easy once you know how, and will save you money at the store. Step by step Chef Matt shows you how to create a beautifully presented lamb rack. #recipe http://ow.ly/LfUlI
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“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” is a slogan that El Gaucho Seattle General Manager Cooper Mills likes to quote. “That is true for me – I haven’t worked a day in eight years,” Learn more about Cooper in his Employee Highlight: http://ow.ly/KZGJH
“If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,” is a slogan that El Gaucho Seattle General Manager Cooper Mills likes to quote. “That is true for me – I haven’t worked a day in eig...
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Imbibe on over 60 of the World's Famous Wineries while savoring signature bites from El Gaucho Seattle!
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Taste of Washington will be here before we know it, and we are kicking off the exciting weekend at AQUA with the Second Annual Red & White Party on Thursday, March 26th @ 7PM. This VIP experience is like none other, giving you the opportunity to enjoy exclusive pours from Washington's best wineries. We hope to see you there! https://lnkd.in/bGjWdyh
You are invited to one of Washington's most anticipated wine events. Kick off Taste Washington on the Seattle waterfront at the gorgeous and warmly elegant AQUA by El Gaucho. Enjoy exclusive pours from magnums of 90+ point Washington wines and the impressive culinary talents of Executive Chef ...
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Three reasons to try Spring Valley Vineyard with us this month: Uriah, Frederick, and Nina Lee! http://ow.ly/LKSWZ
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Our delicious Béarnaise sauce recipe made it all the way to Montana in the Great Falls Tribune! Try it out: http://ow.ly/LjHMa
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We are excited to feature the talented people behind the scenes – those who create and prepare the tasty treats that we all get to enjoy in our restaurants. Meet our Culinary Feature of the Month - El Gaucho Seattle Executive Chef Matt Brandsey http://ow.ly/LfRcP
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Penn Cove is located 2 hours north of Seattle, WA on scenic Whidbey Island. Due to its unique hydrological and geographic features of the Pacific Northwest, Penn Cove produces small, sweet mussels. This classic garlic and butter recipe is the best way to enjoy these beautiful shellfish http://ow.ly/K7o0D
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Named Gayot’s Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, AQUA by El Gaucho offers a menu highlighting fresh wild seafood preparations. Executive Chef Wes Hood shows how to make a perfect cedar plank salmon with honey mustard glaze with this easy recipe. http://ow.ly/K7mLP
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Shucking oysters is a snap once you get the hang of it. AQUA by El Gaucho Executive Chef Wes Hood shows how easy it can be in this video, as well as how to make a quick and classic mignonette to accompany these tasty bivalves. http://ow.ly/K7mkJ
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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 pm – 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 – 10:00 pmTuesday 4:00 – 10:00 pmWednesday 4:00 – 10:00 pmThursday 4:00 – 10:00 pmFriday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSaturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 4:00 – 10:00 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 week 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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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!!!
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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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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
6 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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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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Sheena Carector
5 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
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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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