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AQUA by El Gaucho

2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70 Send to Phone
206-956-9171 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Spendy seafood stars at this elegant waterfront restaurant.
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AQUA by El Gaucho Restaurant Review

: Window seats offer striking views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, while the bar frames the iconic Space Needle. The dining room is cavernous, elegant and slightly corporate, making it a popular choice for business dinners. The menu of quality, and pricey, seafood includes appetizers ranging from pancetta-wrapped prawns and spicy crab bisque sparked with a splash of Johnnie Walker Red to a selection of local oysters. Seafood entrées cover all continents and include a 16-ounce Australian rock lobster tail and a Thai seafood curry stew with a fragrant coconut ginger broth. Sophisticated comfort food is also available, such as crab macaroni and cheese accented with black truffle essence, Parmigiano Reggiano and cream. It's perfectly acceptable to order steak --- the kitchen knows its beef as well as its fish. For a sweet finale, we suggest the Emerald City Volcano Baked Alaska that's set alight tableside, or indulge in the dark chocolate ganache. An extensive wine list offers many notable Northwest and California labels.

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