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El Gaucho Bellevue

The Eastside’s premiere destination for power lunches and romantic date nights, family celebrations and holiday brunches.

  • 425.455.2715

    450 108th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004


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  • Walls of windows let in the light by day and candles sparkle at night as we set the stage for the ultimate Eastside dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the El Gaucho hallmark. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world. Join us for lunch, happy hour or dinner service, as well as holiday brunches and exceptional private dining.


Restaurant Closures:

  • Thursday, April 20 (last lunch seating at 1pm)
    Wednesday, May 10 (last lunch seating at 2pm)

  • Saturday, May 20 (closed for lunch)
    Sunday, June 4 (closed for lunch)


Menus

Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world. Not all menu items are listed on our website—we also offer daily fresh sheets as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Please feel free to contact us regarding special requests or food allergy concerns.

Lunch

Soups & Small Plates

  • Soup of the Day
    cup ~5 / bowl ~8

    French Onion Soup
    hearty, rich, peasant style, topped with melted gruyère, Reggiano parmesan ~9

    Classic Northwest Clam Chowder
    creamy New England style with chunks of potato and bacon ~5 cup / ~8 bowl

  • Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom Wicked Spice ~18

    Dungeness Crab Cocktail
    fresh horseradish, cilantro cocktail sauce ~17

  • Dungeness Crab Cakes
    lightly sautéed with roasted red pepper pesto ~17

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips finished in a Cajun style cream sauce ~17

Salads

  • Garden Greens
    apple, candied pecans, Fuji vinaigrette
    ~6 small / ~12 large

    Caesar
    small ~6 / large ~12
    • add chicken ~4
    • add organic bay shrimp ~5
    • add blackened salmon ~10
    • add crab ~12

    Chicken Cobb
    crispy bacon, oven-roasted chicken, avocado, eggs, tomatoes, Roquefort cheese, lemon basil vinaigrette ~17

  • Grilled Prawn and Strawberry
    grilled prawns, Laura Chenel chevre, arugula, field greens, Champagne vinaigrette, parmesan croutons ~22

    Ahi Tuna Niçoise Salad
    fresh seared tuna, field greens, green beans, tomato, potato, basil, hard boiled egg, kalamata olives, lemon basil vinaigrette ~23

    Tenderloin Steak Salad
    6 oz Niman Ranch filet mignon medallions, grilled Portobello mushroom, roma tomato, grilled onions, balsamic red wine vinaigrette ~25

  • Victor’s Seafood
    Dungeness crab, organic bay shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato, romaine, house-made crispy taro chips, light soy vinaigrette ~22

    Warm Seafood Caesar
    crab, scallops, shrimp, salmon, white fish ~20

    Seafood Chop
    Dungeness crab, organic bay shrimp, iceberg, English cucumber, tomato, Green Goddess dressing, fried capers and pine nuts ~23

Flatbreads

  • Crispy Prosciutto and Fig
    fig jam, crispy prosciutto, caramelized onions, blue cheese ~16

    Veggie
    tomato sauce, artichoke hearts, fresh seasonal vegetables, spinach salad ~16

  • Thai Chicken
    roasted chicken, sweet spicy peanut sauce, fontina, coconut cream sauce, pickled carrots, cilantro ~16

    Pear, Brie, Truffle and Arugula
    creamy brie, fontina, roasted pear, arugula, truffle oil ~16

Sandwiches

Served with choice of soup, salad or fries

  • El Gaucho Burger
    Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® NY White Cheddar, Niman Ranch All-Natural bacon, focaccia bun ~17
    • add goat cheese ~2
    • add avocado ~2
    • add roquefort ~2
    • add caramelized onions ~2

    Pork Belly Cubano
    house-cured pork belly, black forest ham, gruyère, caramelized onions, cilantro, pickles and dijon aioli on a telera roll ~19

  • Grilled Medallions of Tenderloin Sandwich
    6 oz Niman Ranch filet mignon medallions, demi-baguette, au jus ~25

    Sarah’s Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
    buttermilk fried chicken, New York sharp cheddar, dill pickles, sriracha aioli, focaccia ~19

    Open-Faced Crab Melt
    Dungeness crab, white cheddar, focaccia ~24

  • Portobello Sandwich
    herb-marinated Portobello, New York cheddar cheese, truffle aioli, arugula, grilled onions on a focaccia bun ~16

    Grilled Vegetable Sandwich
    roasted red pepper aioli, grilled summer squash, fresh mozzarella, arugula, beefsteak tomatoes on a telera roll ~16

Custom Combinations

Create a custom combination from the items below:

  • Half Sandwich
    and Salad or Soup ~12

    Soup and Salad ~11

    Half Flatbread
    and Salad or Soup ~14

  • Soups

    Soup of the Day
    Clam Chowder

    Sandwiches

    Portobello
    Southern Fried Chicken (add ~3)
    Open-Faced Crab Melt (add ~6)

  • Salads

    Garden or Caesar
    Seafood Chop (add ~4)
    Victor’s Seafood (add ~4)

    Flatbreads

    Veggie or Crispy Prosciutto
    Pear, Brie & Truffle
    Thai Chicken

Large Plates

Steaks & Chops

Served with seasonal vegetables and fries

  • Flat Iron
    6 oz, black truffle aioli ~22

    Baseball Cut Top Sirloin
    dry aged, peppercorn demi-glace 8 oz ~26

    Petite Filet
    6 oz ~39

  • Steak El Gaucho
    6 oz filet, lobster medallion, béarnaise ~56

    Filet Mignon
    8 oz ~52 / 12 oz ~72

    New York
    dry-aged, beautifully marbled, excellent flavor 14 oz ~65

  • Peppercorn New York
    dry-aged, encrusted with peppercorns, peppercorn demi-glace 14 oz ~68

    Frenched Rib Chop
    dry-aged, generously marbled, rich flavor 18 oz ~68

Sauté & Seafood

  • Seasonal fresh fish
    selections daily.

    Gaucho Mac and Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    simply irresistible crisp bread crumb topping ~12 / with crab ~24

  • Coconut Crusted Ling Cod
    Fish and Chips

    ginger scallion dipping sauce, lemony slaw, fries ~17

  • Pan-Seared Oysters and Chips
    housemade tartar sauce ~18

    Prawn and Basil Pesto Gnocchi Pasta
    cherry tomatoes, asparagus and parmesan, light basil pesto cream ~20

Dinner

Join us Sundays at 5pm for Sunday Prime Rib Dinner

Starters

  • Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Prawns
    grilled, scallion pesto ~19

    Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom wicked spice ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips, cajun cream sauce ~18

    Dungeness Crab Cocktail
    fresh horseradish, cocktail sauce ~18
    + prawns ~23

  • Ahi Tuna Tartare*
    diced, lightly dressed with soy and lemon ~18

    Steak Tartare*
    tableside preparation ~23

    Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes
    lightly sautéed, roasted red pepper pesto ~18

    Diver Sea Scallops
    lemon beurre blanc ~18

  • Oysters Rockefeller
    spinach, hollandaise, baked ~19

    Northwest Oysters*
    1/2 dozen, fresh, half shell ~17

    Pan Seared Oysters
    six fresh yearling oysters lightly seared, tartar ~14

    Escargot
    classic garlic-herb butter ~13

Soup & Salad

  • Creamy Clam Chowder
    new england style, bowl ~12

    French Onion Soup
    hearty, rich, peasant style, bowl ~11

  • Classic Wedge Salad
    iceberg, pancetta, tomato, crumbles, kalamata olives, roquefort ~12

    Tableside Gaucho Salad
    shrimp, roquefort ~13

  • Tableside Salad 410
    balsamic vinaigrette, crab, shrimp ~15

    Tableside Caesar Salad*
    classically made from scratch
    minimum two ~ 15 per person

Entrées

Steaks & Chops

We proudly serve 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen.

Served with crimini mushroom cap.

  • Baseball Cut Top Sirloin
    12 oz ~38

    Filet Mignon
    8 & 12 oz ~52 / 72

    New York Steak
    14 oz ~65

  • Peppercorn New York
    14 oz ~68

    Bone-In New York
    18 oz ~74

    Frenched Rib Chop
    18 oz ~68

  • Steak El Gaucho
    8 oz custom-aged filet mignon, maine lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise sauce ~74

    Filet Medallions Oscar
    two 4 oz filets, fresh dungeness crab,
    béarnaise, asparagus 74

Tableside

  • Chateaubriand
    An El Gaucho tradition for two! 20 oz center cut of tenderloin
    served with baked potato, asparagus, broiled tomato, cliff sauce ~129

  • Flaming Sword Brochette of Tenderloin
    crimini, béarnaise ~45

Add-ons

  • Béarnaise ~5
    Roquefort ~5
    Peppercorn ~5
    Bordelaise ~7

  • Oscar Style crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    Gaucho Style lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~22
    Canadian Lobster Tail 8-10 oz ~40

Seafood

Nightly seasonal fresh fish selections available.

  • Canadian Lobster Tail
    14-16 oz, drawn butter ~75

  • Diver Sea Scallops
    & Grilled Prawn Linguine

    fresh herb, lemon beurre blanc ~38

Game & Poultry

  • Ellensburg Rack of Lamb
    all-natural, hazelnut crust, merlot demi-glace, asparagus, broiled tomato ~56

    Oven Crisped Chicken
    mushroom, corn ragout ~26

  • Ostrich Fan Fillet
    grilled over quebracho blanco lump charcoal, mushroom madeira sauce ~68

    Veal Scallopini Marsala
    marsala, wild mushrooms, linguini ~42

  • Rack of Venison
    New Zealand red deer, grilled over quebracho blanco lump charcoal, cherry port wine demi glaze ~56

Shareable Sides

  • Gaucho Mac & Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    bread crumb topping ~12

    Norigold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~9 / + lobster ~24

    Roasted Sweet Corn
    chipotle honey butter ~12

    Scalloped Potatoes
    a hint of spice ~11

  • Oven Roasted Kabocha Squash
    pomegranate and maple syrup, brown sugar, chives ~11

    Sautéed Mushrooms
    crimini, beech and oyster mushrooms, herb butter ~12

    Crispy Brussel Sprouts
    honey-white balsamic vinaigrette, niman ranch smoked bacon ~12

  • Sautéed Spinach
    olive oil, garlic, chili flakes, lemon ~ 10

    Asparagus
    lemon beurre blanc ~12

    Crimini and Shiitake Risotto
    made to order ~11

    Tableside Baked Potato
    russet, butter, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, scallions, fluffed tableside ~8

Wine

View our wine list (pdf)

We strive to provide our guests the highest level of service and quality when it comes to wine, our courteous and knowledgeable sommelier is always at the ready with a pairing suggestion. Our wine list includes well-known labels as well as wines from smaller, family-owned vintners. We have an extensive selection of wines by the glass as well as an ever-changing wine list, so even the most dedicated aficionados can expect to find new and exciting wines each time they dine with us.

For our guests wishing to enjoy that special bottle from their own cellar, you are welcome to do so. There is a corkage charge per 750 ML bottle with a two bottle limit. We will provide Captain service and crystal stemware. Please contact us at 425.455.2715 for information.

Dessert

Specialties & Classics

  • Granny Smith Apple Tart
    bourbon caramel, vanilla ice cream ~10

    Seasonal Crème Brûlée
    classic ~8

    Chocolate Bourbon Cake
    caramel sauce, candied pecans ~10

  • Chocolate Ganache
    bittersweet chocolate, white caramel ~10

    Banana Bread Pudding
    crème anglaise ~10

  • Homemade Cheesecake
    strawberry coulis ~10

    Sorbet
    seasonal selection ~6

Tableside Flambé

  • Bananas Foster
    (for 2 or more) ~14 per person

  • Cherries Jubilee
    (for 2 or more) ~14 per person

Dessert Cocktails

  • Café Amore
    vanilla vodka, kahlúa, espresso, irish creme ~13

    Chocolate Mint-Tini
    local batch 206 mint vodka, creme de cocoa white, chocolate swirled glass ~12

  • Salted Caramel Martini
    vodka, tuaca, buttershotz, creme de cocoa dark, cream ~13

    Root Beer Float Martini
    vanilla vodka, amaretto, rootbeer ~12

  • Lemon Meringue Martini
    cake vodka, lemoncello, pineapple juice, fresh whipped cream ~13

    Gaucho Coffee
    zaya rum, amaretto, kahlúa ~13

Bar/Happy Hour

Happy Hour

  • 410 Burger
    Certified Angus Beef® sirloin, bacon, cheddar, onion, lettuce, thousand island, fries ~12

    Steak Frites
    6oz Niman Ranch flat iron, black truffle aioli, fries ~20

    Wicked Shrimp
    spicy hot! ~8

    Tenderloin Diablo
    devilishly spicy! ~8

    Red-Braised Baby Back Ribs
    soy, ginger, garlic, Chinese spice ~10

  • Mixed Greens Salad
    grapes, candied pecans, fuji apple vinaigrette ~5

    Gaucho Fries
    chipotle aioli ~5

    Gaucho Bread
    signature garlic & cheese ~2

    Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Fish & Chips
    ginger scallion dipping sauce ~11

    Calamari
    fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~9

    Spinach, Fontina and Artichoke Dip
    garlic, chili flakes ~9

  • Crispy Prosciutto and Fig Flatbread
    fig jam, caramelized onion, roquefort, fontina cheese ~6

    Thai Chicken
    sweet spicy peanut sauce, fontina, coconut cream sauce, pickled carrots, cilantro ~6

    Mushroom Marsala Flatbread
    parmesan-reggiano, crimini, beech, oyster mushrooms ~6

    Gaucho Cheese Plate
    three cheeses, spiced nuts, pear, shaved chocolate, croccantini ~8

Bar Bites

  • 410 Burger
    Certified Angus Beef® sirloin, bacon, cheddar, onion, lettuce, thousand island, fries ~17

    Steak Frites
    6oz Niman Ranch flat iron, black truffle aioli, fries ~22

    Wicked Shrimp
    spicy hot! ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    devilishly spicy! ~18

    Grilled Diver Sea Scallops
    lemon beurre blanc ~18

    Crab Cakes
    roasted red pepper pesto ~17

  • Mixed Greens Salad
    grapes, candied pecans, fuji apple vinaigrette ~10

    Creamy Clam Chowder
    New England style ~5 cup / ~9 bowl

    Gaucho Cheese Plate
    three cheeses, spiced nuts, pear, shaved chocolate, croccantini ~10

    Spinach, Fontina and Artichoke Dip
    garlic, chili flakes ~10

    Ahi Tartare
    habañero, jalapeño, onions, toasted pine nuts, capers, pears, lemon, soy, wonton chips ~16

    Calamari
    quick fried, chipotle aioli ~13

  • Gaucho Fries
    chipotle aioli ~8

    Crispy Prosciutto and Fig Flatbread
    fig jam, caramelized onion, roquefort, fontina cheese ~14

    Thai Chicken
    sweet spicy peanut sauce, fontina, coconut cream sauce, pickled carrots, cilantro ~16

    Mushroom Marsala Flatbread
    parmesan-reggiano, crimini, beech and oyster mushrooms ~14

Signature Cocktails

  • Gaucho Cosmo
    Voted best cocktail in Bellevue in BDA Haute Picks. mixed berry infused vodka, triple sec, fresh lime, sour ~13

    Barrel-Aged Margarita El Jefe
    reposado tequila aged with grand marnier, orange bitters, cointreau, muddled with cilantro, cucumber, lime sour, salt, chile powder spicy upon request ~14

    Gaucho Refresco
    reposado tequila aged with grand marnier, orange bitters, cointreau, lime sour, ginger beer ~14

    Michters Mule
    Michters Rye, ginger beer, lime juice, fee brother’s bitters ~15

  • Mixed Blackberry Mojito
    house infused mixed berry rum, fresh mint, lime sour, simple syrup, soda ~13

    Blueberry Lemondrop
    house infused blueberry vodka, triple sec, lemon sour ~13

    Pisco Sour
    pisco brandy, lemon sour, simple syrup, egg white ~14

    Pear Argudo
    pear vodka, pear brandy, triple sec, lemon sour, fresh pear ~14

    Suntory Highball
    toki whisky, creative ice chimney cube, vivreau sparkling water, lemon twist ~13

  • Stoli Elit Martini
    cold filtered to release impurities, up ~20

    Aviator
    gin, creme de violette, maraschino liqueur, lemon sour ~14

    Toasted Coconut Martini
    house-infused coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime sour, triple sec ~13

    Peach Bourbon Bellini
    peach infused buffalo Trace bourbon, orange juice, peach bitters, peach schnapps, prosecco ~12

    Barrel-Aged Gaucho Manhattan
    woodinville whiskey, maraschino cherry, sweet vermouth, cherry brandy, peychaud bitters ~15


General Manager: Tony Capra  Email | Bio
Executive Chef: Tristan Chalker  Email | Bio
Live Music: Paul Richardson Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6pm. Tom Kellock Friday, Sunday, Monday 6pm. Frank S. Holman III Saturday 6pm.

Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner: daily 5pm. Valet parking available starting at 5pm. Happy Hour: Sunday: 5pm to close; Monday: 2:30pm to close; Tuesday-Friday: 2:30-6pm; Saturday: 5-6pm. (Bar only. Not available on holidays).

El Gaucho Bellevue



  • “Been here during the night time and absolutely loved it! Ambience is very romantic/relaxing. They have a pianist play classical songs and you can make a request. Their dessert (cherry flambé) is prepared right in front of you (watch out from the fire lol), it was entertaining to watch. Will be here again for sure. They also have private rooms you can rent for birthdays or whatever else. Great service and lovely place, can’t wait to visit again!”
    ~Yelp | 9/8/2015


Private Dining

We coordinate so you can celebrate. Our Private Dining team will create an experience for your most important business and personal moments. Our beautiful and incomparable private rooms provide the perfect venue for your every occasion – from an intimate dinner to an important meeting, a family celebration or a large group gathering. Available for lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday and dinner service on the weekends, as well as buyouts of our entire restaurant.

  • Overlooking the main dining room, Canoe Ridge allows guests to enjoy the restaurant’s energy and create their own in this unique semi-private space. Invite up to 24 guests for a seated meal or 40 guests for a reception and also enjoy the adjacent mezzanine bar for additional socializing.

  • Destiny Ridge—the name says it all as you close your deals or embark on a new future at this see-and-not-be-seen vista seating up to 12 guests.

  • Horse Heaven seats up to 10 guests, this working wine cellar evokes the spirit of Washington’s famed viticultural regions. Celebrate in this intimate setting with your favorite bottle and friends.

  • Enjoy the privacy of Pepper Bridge. This setting enhanced with floor-to-ceiling windows for natural lighting. Invite up to 40 guests seated at round tables or 18 guests at a boardroom-style table with equipment for a presentation. For larger crowds, Pepper Bridge will host a reception for up to 40 guests.

  • Named for Washington’s 5th AVA, Red Mountain brings the warmth of eastern Washington to Bellevue as natural lighting pours in over an expansive windowseat. Host a boardroom presentation for 40 or a casual dinner for 24. Round tables will seat up to 40 guests, or bring your swank and 50 friends for a lively reception.

  • Seven Hills is reminiscent of the Walla Walla Valley vineyard acclaimed as one of the ten best in the world, you and your guests will experience no less than the best of our premium food and wine selections. This private room will seat up to 56 or host 100 guests for a reception sure to leave a lasting impression.

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