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El Gaucho Bellevue

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

  • 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.


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    425.455.2715
    450 108th Ave NE
    Bellevue, WA 98004

    Restaurant Closures:
    Closed on 7/4

    Happy Hour:
    No closures at this time.



Menus

Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® Brand – all prepared on an open bed of glowing coals in our open exhibition-style kitchen. Not all menu items are listed on our website, as our fresh sheet changes daily.

Lunch

Soups & Small Plates

  • Soup of the Day
    cup ~4 / bowl ~6

    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 ~4 cup / ~6 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 ~5 small / ~9 large

    Caesar
    small ~5 / large ~10
    • add chicken ~4
    • add organic bay shrimp ~4
    • add blackened salmon ~9
    • add crab ~10

    Chicken Cobb
    crispy bacon, oven-roasted chicken, avocado, eggs, tomatoes, Roquefort cheese, lemon basil vinaigrette ~16

  • Grilled Prawn and Goat Cheese
    grilled prawns, goat cheese, grilled red onion, butternut squash, white balsamic stone-ground mustard vinaigrette and pumpkin seeds ~20

    Ahi Tuna Niçoise Salad
    fresh seared tuna, field greens, green beans, tomato, potato, basil, hard boiled egg, kalamata olives, lemon basil vinaigrette ~21

    Tenderloin Steak
    grilled Portobello mushroom, roma tomato, caramelized onions, balsamic red wine vinaigrette ~20

  • Victor’s Seafood
    Dungeness crab, organic bay shrimp, hearts of palm, tomato, romaine, house-made crispy taro chips, light soy vinaigrette ~20

    Warm Seafood Caesar
    crab, scallops, shrimp, salmon, white fish ~18

    Seafood Chop
    Dungeness crab, organic bay shrimp, iceberg, English cucumber, tomato, Green Goddess dressing, fried capers and pine nuts ~17

Flatbreads

  • Crispy Prosciutto and Fig
    fig jam, crispy prosciutto, caramelized onions, blue cheese ~12

    Veggie
    tomato sauce, artichoke hearts, fresh seasonal vegetables, spinach salad ~12

  • Smoked BBQ Beef
    pulled tenderloin, fontina, bbq sauce, shaved red onion, jalapeños, 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 ~16
    • 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
    au jus, demi baguette ~22

    Sarah’s Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich
    buttermilk fried chicken, New York sharp cheddar, dill pickles, sriracha aioli, focaccia ~17

    Open-Faced Crab Melt
    Dungeness crab, white cheddar, focaccia ~22

  • 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 ~9

    Half Flatbread
    and Salad or Soup ~12

  • Soups

    Soup of the Day
    Clam Chowder

    Sandwiches

    Portobello
    Southern Fried Chicken (add ~2)
    Open-Faced Crab Melt (add ~4)

  • Salads

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

    Flatbreads

    Veggie or Crispy Prosciutto
    Pear, Brie & Truffle (add ~3)
    Smoked BBQ Beef (add ~3)

Large Plates

Steaks & Chops

Served with seasonal vegetables and fries

  • Flat Iron
    caramelized onions, melted Roquefort 8 oz ~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 ~49 / 12 oz ~68

    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

  • Gaucho Mac and Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    simply irresistible crisp bread crumb topping ~12 / with crab ~22

    Pan-Seared Oysters and Chips
    housemade tartar sauce ~17

  • Australian Lobster Tail
    drawn butter ~market

    Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi Fish and Chips
    ginger scallion dipping sauce, lemony slaw, fries ~17

  • Prawn and Basil Pesto Gnocchi Pasta
    cherry tomatoes, asparagus and parmesan, light basil pesto cream ~19

Dinner

Starters

  • Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Prawns
    grilled and topped with scallion pesto ~19

    Wicked Shrimp
    sautéed with our custom Wicked Spice ~18

    Dungeness Crab Cocktail
    fresh horseradish, cilantro cocktail sauce ~18 / add prawns ~23

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

    Diver Sea Scallops
    lemon beurre blanc ~18

  • Pan-Seared Oysters
    six fresh yearling oysters lightly seared, tartar ~12

    Ahi Tuna Tartare
    diced, lightly dressed with soy and lemon,served with capers, diced onion, poached pears, pine nuts, Serrano and Habanero chilies ~16

    Tenderloin Diablo
    sautéed tenderloin tips finished in a Cajun style cream sauce ~18

  • Oysters Rockefeller
    fresh oysters baked with spinach and hollandaise ~19

    Escargot
    classic garlic-herb butter ~13

    1/2 Dozen Fresh Northwest Oysters
    half shell ~17

    Steak Tartare
    classic tableside preparation sirloin ~23

Soup & Salad

  • Creamy Clam Chowder
    New England style ~9

    French Onion Soup
    hearty, rich, peasant style ~9

  • Classic Wedge salad
    iceberg, bacon, tomato, olives, Roquefort crumbles, Roquefort dressing ~11

    Gaucho Salad
    Roquefort dressing with shrimp ~12

  • Tableside Caesar Salad
    classically made from scratch (minimum of two) ~14

    Salad 410
    balsamic vinaigrette with crab and shrimp tossed tableside ~15

Entrées

Steaks & Chops

Served with crimini mushroom cap

  • Filet Mignon
    lean, tender / 8 oz ~49 / 12 oz ~68

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

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

    Bone-In New York
    dry-aged, tender, flavorful 18 oz ~74

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

    Baseball Cut Top Sirloin
    dry-aged, lean and flavorful 12 oz ~37

Carved Tableside

An El Gaucho tradition for two

  • Chateaubriand
    center cut of tenderloin served with baked potato, asparagus, broiled tomato, cliff sauce 20 oz ~129

  • Chateaubriand and Lobster
    16 oz center cut of tenderloin and 1/2 lb Maine lobster with baked potato, asparagus, broiled tomato, béarnaise ~145

Specialties

  • Filet Medallions Oscar
    two 4 oz filets, finished with fresh Dungeness crab, béarnaise, asparagus ~62

    Surf and Turf
    8 oz filet and 1/2 lb Maine lobster tail ~82

  • Steak El Gaucho
    8 oz custom-aged filet mignon, Maine lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise sauce ~65

    Flaming Sword Brochette of Tenderloin
    crimini, béarnaise ~45

  • Anderson Ranches All-Natural Rack of Lamb
    hazelnut crust, merlot demi-glace, asparagus, broiled tomato ~56

Sauté & Seafood

  • Australian Lobster Tail
    one pound, served with drawn butter ~market

  • Oven Crisped Chicken
    on a bed of mushroom, corn ragout ~26

  • Diver Sea Scallops & Grilled Prawn linguine
    fresh herb, garlic lemon beurre blanc ~38

Add ons

  • Peppercorn Sauce
    spicy green peppercorn demi-glace, hint of brandy ~5

    Roquefort Sauce
    our signature Roquefort melted, decadent, distinctive ~5

  • Gaucho Style
    lobster medallions, asparagus, béarnaise ~22

    Bordelaise Sauce
    robust classic style sauce with mushrooms, onions, cabernet, veal demi-glace ~7

  • Béarnaise Sauce
    classically made, rich, buttery, hint of tarragon ~5

    Oscar Style
    crab, asparagus, béarnaise ~22

Shareable Sides

  • Gaucho Mac and Coastal Cheddar Cheese
    simply irresistible! crisp bread crumb topping ~12

    Norigold Mashed Potatoes
    buttery, velvety ~9

    Southwest Scalloped Potatoes
    creamy with a hint of spice ~9

  • Lobster Mashed Potatoes
    Maine lobster ~24

    Roasted Sweet Corn
    fire roasted and sliced off the cob, chipotle honey butter ~11

    Asparagus
    drizzled lemon beurre blanc ~12

    Sautéed Spinach
    extra virgin olive oil, hint of lemon ~8

  • Steamed Broccoli
    drizzled lemon beurre blanc ~8

    Crimini and Shiitake Risotto
    made to order ~9

    The Full Gaucho Baked Potato
    Russet potato with butter, NY sharp cheddar cheese sauce, cracked pepper and scallions, fluffed tableside ~7

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 206.956.9171 for information.

Dessert

Specialties & Classics

  • Seasonal Burnt Cream
    classic ~8

    Chocolate Bourbon Cake
    caramel sauce, candied pecans ~9

    Chocolate Ganache
    bittersweet chocolate, white caramel ~9

  • Granny Smith and Fuji Apple Tart
    a la mode ~8

    Banana Bread Pudding
    crème anglaise ~9

  • Homemade Cheesecake
    strawberry coulis ~9

    Sorbet
    seasonal selection ~6

Tableside Flambé

  • Bananas Foster
    (for 2 or more) ~13 per person

  • Cherries Jubilee
    (for 2 or more) ~13 per person

Dessert Cocktails

  • Kristin’s Cafe Amore
    vanilla vodka, kahlúa, espresso, irish creme ~13

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

    Andrea’s Salted Caramel Martini
    vodka, tuaca, buttershotz, creme de cocoa dark, cream ~13

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

    Strawberry Shortcake Martini
    cake flavored vodka, strawberry puree, fresh whipped cream ~12

    Lemon Meringue Martini
    cake vodka, lemoncello, pineapple juice, fresh whipped cream ~12

  • Gaucho Hot Buttered Rum
    Lonnie’s spiced rum, Olympic Moutain buttered rum mix, hot water ~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 Sandwich
    Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin, demi-baguette, au jus, fries ~17

    Wicked Shrimp
    spicy hot! ~8

    Tenderloin Diablo
    devilishly spicy! ~8

    BBQ Smoked Beef Sliders
    braised tenderloin, housemade bbq rub, coleslaw ~9

    Fried Chicken Sliders
    sriracha aioli, pickles ~9

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

    Gaucho Fries
    chipotle aioli ~5

    Onion Rings
    housemade remoulade ~8

    Gaucho Bread
    signature garlic & cheese ~2

    Alderwood Smoked Salmon Bites
    blood orange crème fraîche ~10

    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

    Smoked Beef Flatbread
    tender beef, bbq sauce, fontina, jalapeños, red onion, cilantro ~6

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

    Genoa Salami Flatbread
    tomato sauce, salami, fontina, artichoke hearts, seasonal vegetables, spinach salad ~6

    Gaucho Cheese Plate
    three cheeses, roasted fig jam, almonds, croccantini ~8

Bar Bites

  • 410 Burger
    Certified Angus Beef® sirloin, bacon, cheddar, onion, lettuce, thousand island, fries ~16

    Steak Sandwich
    Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin, demi-baguette, au jus, fries ~21

    Wicked Shrimp
    spicy hot! ~18

    Tenderloin Diablo
    devilishly spicy! ~18

    Fried Chicken Sliders
    sriracha aioli, pickles ~12

    Gaucho Fries
    chipotle aioli ~8

    Onion Rings
    housemade remoulade ~12

  • 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, roasted fig jam, almonds, croccantini ~10

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

    Ahi Tartare
    habañero, jalapeño, onions, toasted pine nuts, capers, pears, lemon, soy, toast points ~16

    Grilled Diver Sea Scallops
    beurre blanc ~18

    Steak Salad
    4 oz tenderloin, roma tomato, crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, balsamic red wine vinaigrette ~20

  • Crab Cakes
    roasted red pepper pesto ~17

    Calamari
    fresh, quick fried, chipotle aioli ~13

    Alderwood Smoked Salmon Bites
    blood orange crème fraîche ~13

    Crispy Prosciutto and Fig Flatbread
    fig jam, caramelized onion, roquefort, fontina cheese ~12

    BBQ Beef Flatbread
    tender beef, bbq sauce, fontina, jalapeños, red onion, cilantro ~12

    Mushroom Marsala Flatbread
    parmesan-reggiano, crimini, beech and oyster mushrooms ~12

    Genoa Salami Flatbread
    tomato sauce, salami, fontina, artichoke hearts, seasonal vegetables, spinach salad ~12

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

    El Gaucho Glass Martini
    glass vodka distilled in Seattle, white grape juice, chambord ~20

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

  • Mixed Berry Mojito
    house infused mixed berry rum, fresh mint, lime sour, simple syrup, soda ~12

    Pisco Sour
    pisco brandy, lemon sour, simple syrup, egg white ~13

    Spiced Apple Martini
    Lonnie’s infused spiced rum, tuaca, apple pucker, pineapple juice ~13

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

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

  • Gaucho Sazerac
    gaucho’s exclusive knob creek rye, absinthe rinse, sugar, bitters, lemon twist ~14

    Gaucho’s Mule
    gaucho’s exclusive knob creek rye, ginger beer, lime juice, fee brothers bitters ~14

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

    Toasted Coconut Martini
    house-infused coconut rum, pineapple juice, lime sour, triple sec ~12

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


General Manager: Tony Capra  Email | Bio
Executive Chef: Sarah Scott  Email | Bio
Live Music: June Tonkin Thursday-Monday 6pm. Paul Richardson Tuesday & Wednesday 6pm.

Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm. Dinner: daily 5pm. Valet parking available starting at 5pm. Happy Hour: Sunday: 5pm to close; Monday: 2pm to close; Tuesday-Friday: 2-6pm; Saturday: 5-6pm. (Bar only. Not available on holidays).



  • “I cannot say enough good things about El Gaucho Bellevue. For years I have done corporate meetings and events all over the Northwest and there is no equal to El Gaucho Bellevue. The Private dining group is the BEST in the business, they have no equal. The food and staff are amazing at this location! If you are planning a large scale corporate meal and it is important to you, your best location in the entire northwest is El G. Bellevue. I would mention the great staff by name, but there are so many it would take my entire review to name them. Any meal of importance you want to go here!”
    ~Yelp | 2/3/2015


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 50 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 50 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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