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About AQUA by El Gaucho
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.
Seattle, WA 98121
Seafood, Steak, Northwest
Hours of Operation:
Open at 4:00 pm daily. Dinner: Nightly from 5:00pm.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music seven days a week.
Valet parking is available on Pier 70.
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
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 email@example.com for information.
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.
AQUA by El Gaucho Ratings and Reviews
This was not the first time we had been to Aqua and we enjoy every time. This time it was for our anniversary and it was a great meal. Our server was very nice and attentive but not bothersome. The food is always excellent and we were there as the sun was setting and the views were fantastic.
Lovely spot to dine & a nice water view with excellent seafood choices. Great chef specials! Awesome desserts for anniversaries or birthday celebrations. Fun for people watching, you can be dressed up or not so much, if you prefer. Pleasant wait staff, without being intrusive... nice date spot, but be prepared to spend $$$$.
The dining experience at this place is exceptional! The food was delicious, the wife and I shared a seafood bacchanalias platter which was excellent. The only knock I have on this place is that they didn’t refill my wife’s water. She is pregnant so water is her drink of choice, I ended up giving her my water since they did a good job of refilling my iced tea (shrug)
We had a very special anniversary dinner at Aqua. Gorgeous views of Puget Sound, amazing attentive and friendly service only surpassed by the delicious food. The halibut with local peaches and lavender beurre blanc scallops were simply outstanding! You won't be disappointed!
If you can forget for a moment that you have to pay for all this, the food and service were excellent. Some of us had the Ahi tuna and others the Halibut. Everything was prepared just right. The service was, at times, almost too attentive. I wish the acoustics were a little better for conversation purposes, but I'm getting older now and maybe it's just me.
If this was a suggestion on our next visit, I would return in a minute. Oh, by the way, the fried Calamari was excellent.
Very good seafood restaurant with fabulous food and views. Being a native Seattlite it's surprising to me how few places offer top notch seafood. Everything was well prepared and creatively presented. The service was very good, flexible, and informative without being unctuous. Plus the views can not be beat!
Went for a birthday dinner . We had to wait even after the reservations requested window seat and we got a booth next to a large party for was drinking and super loud . Waitress was not the best and we had to ask to get her attention . Also we ordered coke when we sat down and that came ten mins later . Service fee is already added so the service people don't care . Daniels has better service
Great service until dinner arrived. Waitress checked back but too soon. Then she and all others disappeared. We did not even get water refills once dinner arrived. She did manage to show up to present a dessert menu. We ordered dessert & coffee. The desserts took too long and about 10 minutes later we were advised that coffee will be another 10-15 minutes. Waitress was very dry and unfriendly. Wine steward was awesome tho. The stuffed prawns were fishy and barely edible. The stuffed halibut was way overdone. The steak was not the cut that was ordered but was very good. The halibut filets were very tasty. The $30 corkage fee is a bit high & could have been waived as this was 2 birthdays and a 24th anniversary celebration. Nice place but did not live up to it's anticipated experience. We will not return.
My husband and I went for our anniversary and we felt like kings. Our table was decorated with rose petals and a cute card signed by everyone, the service was absolutely great but best of all the food was amazing! Definitely recommending this place to everyone I know!
I have been to Aqua 3 times in the last 3 months. It moved up quickly to my top three favorite dinner spots. The service was excellent. The waitstaff is very attentive and were always timely to our needs. The piano guy is so good! He played currents hits and all the way back to classic rock and jazz. I really enjoyed the live piano man. Beverages were so good and the food is excellent. Each time I have dined at Aqua it has been fabulous from start to finish. I look forward to going back.
Best spot in Seattle ! Best view, food , staff perfect dressy or casual they always make you feel special . Sivi is best manager and her staff is best in business ! We have been coming here for 20 years celebrating anniversaries birthdays and just beautiful night in Seattle our favorite spot
We've been here before and the food quality and service seems to have slipped a bit. The monster prawns were a bit tough and rubbery. The halibut with crab was good. The oysters were excellent.The sommelier delivered a bottle of room temperature sauvignon blanc which we ended up icing. The automatically added 20% service charge seems to have had an impact on the servers attentiveness and desire to make the experience an excellent one.
The Aqua staff treat you so well, every occasion is special! Am so happy to be a member of the Reveller Club. Great bonuses on birthdays and anniversaries. And it' s always fun to get to your car and find cookies waiting! Had a wonderful time celebrating my 70th birthday at Aqua on Pier70
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