AQUA by El Gaucho

Seattle’s finest waterfront dining experience featuring exceptional service, seafood and Elliott Bay views.


Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday at 5pm. Last seating is 9pm. Valet parking available.


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 prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in an open exhibition-style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world.

To Go Menus & In Home Celebrations

Revel and Celebrate Life at Home

Celebration Packages: Enjoying a birthday or anniversary with us is a treasured tradition and until each of our guests feels comfortable joining us in our restaurants, we are providing a special Celebration package for elevated in-home dining for two. Our Celebration package below is available for $170 for two with the option to add select bottles of wine. Revelers Club members are invited to redeem their annual birthday and anniversary rewards.


Baby Greens Salad
tarragon vinaigrette

Sharable Sides

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
sweet butter, cream

Brussels Sprouts
herbs, lemon


Choice of:

Filet Mignon
herb beurre monté

Striped Bass Almondine
foraged mushrooms, haricots verts, grilled lemon


Key Lime Cheesecake
brown butter graham cracker

Wine Add-Ons

AQUA 20th Sparkman Chardonnay $30
Fire & Vine Rosé $25
Fire & Vine Cabernet Sauvignon $40
Nicolas Feuillatte $50

To Go Menu


French Onion Dip*
miso marinated sablefish, toasted baguette,
beer battered onion rings ~21

Hawaiian Ahi Poke*
sesame marinated cucumbers,
sushi rice, smoked soy ~24

Wicked Shrimp Scampi
grilled baby lettuce, garlic toast,
sundried tomato, roasted corn ~19

Kennebec Potato Fries
himalayan pink salt, fines herbes ~9

Dungeness Crab Cakes*
roasted garlic aioli, pickled cauliflower,
golden raisins ~27

Spanish Octopus*
sweet potato hash, grilled avocado,
olive vinaigrette ~26

Soup & Salad

Lobster Bisque
crispy strozzapreti,
white truffle crème fraiche ~19

*Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad
garden radish, white anchovy, garlic toast ~14
add: 3oz dungeness crab* +19 | three grilled prawns* +14 | 4oz diablo steak tips* +14

Baby Greens
tarragon vinaigrette ~12
add: 3oz dungeness crab* +19 | three grilled prawns* +14 | 4oz diablo steak tips* +14


Striped Bass Almondine*
foraged mushrooms, haricots verts,
grilled lemon ~43

Spot Prawn Thermidor*
butternut squash gratin,
brandy mustard jus ~49

Whole Maine Lobster
sage roasted delicata,
charred leek chimichurri ~69

turnips, sunchoke dashi broth,
grilled scallion ~46

Yellowfin Tuna Au Poivre*
green peppercorn demi, braised winter greens,
roasted fingerling potatoes ~54

Chilean Seabass*
brown butter parsnips, yuzu honey carrots,
black garlic creme ~56

D’s Fried Chicken
marinated bean salad, gumbo rice,
crispy okra ~38

Bone-In Rib Eye*
18oz, herb beurre monté ~78

New York Steak*
14oz, herb beurre monté ~74

Filet Mignon*
8oz, herb beurre monté ~64


Bearnaise* ~5
Veal Demi ~5

Wicked Sauce ~4
Diablo Sauce ~4

Maine Lobster Tail*
herbs, lemon butter ~49

Barents Sea Red King Crab Leg*
lemon butter ~49

Shareable Sides

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
sweet butter, cream ~12

Macaroni and Cheese
parmigiano reggiano, white truffle ~16

Brussels Sprouts
olive oil, fines herbs ~13

Sweet Roasted Yellow Corn
chipotle lime butter, local honey ~13

Celebrate with the very best steaks and burgers from El Gaucho.

Choose from a variety of combination packs, each featuring the same dry-aged steaks and burgers you love when you dine with us.

Available for pick up Wednesday-Saturday 4-7pm.

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Farm Roasted Beets
roasted marcona almonds, crumbled chevre, watercress, verjus, extra virgin olive oil ~16

Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio*
miso marinated sablefish, toasted baguette,
pickled mustard seeds, cipollini, bone marrow aioli, truffled olive tapenade, garlic crostini ~23

Crispy Fried Calamari
chipotle aioli, yuzu mignonette ~17

Yellowfin Tuna Poke
seaweed salad, sesame, shoyu glaze, wonton crisps ~24

Wicked Shrimp
spicy hot, grilled bread ~19

Local Fresh Oysters*
available by the half dozen,
wicked cocktail sauce, orange mignonette ~24

Dungeness Crab Lettuce Wraps*
crispy shallots, fresno chiles, cilantro, thai red curry vinaigrette,
golden raisins ~25

Soup & Salad

Hearts of Romaine Caesar Salad
creamy anchovy and lemon dressing ~14

Farm Greens
carrot, radish, cucumber, meyer lemon vinaigrette ~12

Lobster and Spot Prawn Bisque
buttermilk biscuit crouton, creme fraiche ~19


Plancha Seared Scallops*
watermelon radish, charred cucumber, beurre blanc, chile oil ~46

Bronzed Yellowfin Tuna*
watercress, beurre blanc, honey soy glaze~55

Bone In Rib Chop
18 oz. ~78

Chilean Sea Bass*
roasted cippolini, charred maitake mushroom, balsamic demi-glace ~56

Alaskan King Salmon*
green pea hummus, foraged spring mushrooms~49

New York Steak
14 oz. ~74

Hazelnut Cappelletti
goat cheese, toasted shallots and garlic, madeira cream ~32

Fried Chicken
bacon green beans, dill caper crema ~39

Filet Mignon*
8oz. ~64


Bearnaise* ~6
Veal Demi-Glace ~6

Horseradish Chimichurri ~4
Beurre Blanc ~4

Maine Lobster Tail*
8-10 oz., drawn butter ~49

Shareable Sides

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
sweet butter, cream ~12

Crab Mac ‘n Cheese
dungeness au gratin, strozzapreti, white cheddar and parmigiano reggiano, garlic butter, cream  ~24

Crisp Brussels Sprouts
honey pepper vinaigrette, roasted marcona almonds, fines herbs ~13

Sweet Roasted Yellow Corn
mesquite and chipotle lime butter, local honey ~13

Wine & Spirits

View Wine List (pdf)
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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 of $30 per 750 ML bottle with a limit of one bottle for every two people. For larger groups with multiple bottles, please inquire within the restaurant. Captain service and crystal stemware will be provided. Please contact us at 206.956.9171 for information.



Crème Brûlée
classic vanilla bean custard, caramelized sugar, fresh berries ~13

Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae
hot fudge, honey roasted peanuts ~14

Baileys Chocolate Caramel Bread Pudding
vanilla bean ice cream, creme anglaise ~14

Featured Cocktails

El Gaucho Single Barrel Select
neat or rocks ~16

El Gaucho Single Barrel Select Manhattan
cocchi torino vermouth, scrappy’s bitters, luxardo cherry ~24

El Gaucho Single Barrel Select Mule
woodinville whiskey single barrel select, nolan’s creole ginger beer, lime juice ~18

Signature Cocktails

choice of liquor: tito’s vodka, cruzan rum, lunazul tequila, gordon’s gin, or maker’s mark bourbon; nolan’s creole ginger beer, lime juice ~13

Pineapple Martini
platinum 10x vodka, pineapple gomme, frothy, delicious ~13

Lawn Dart
platinum 10x vodka, matcha simple syrup, st-germain, cucumber ~13

Morado Margarita
House-made blackberry basil purée, azuñia reposado, triple sec, lime sour ~15

toki whisky by suntory, honey simple syrup, fresh lemon, lavender bitters ~14

Rose Collins
hendrick’s gin, st.germain, house-made rose water, lemon sour, soda ~13

White Cosmo
platinum 10x vodka, lime, white cranberry juice ~13

*State law requires us to inform you that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation including commissions on sales, health insurance, 401K, and extensive education and training for a successful career path. To make that possible, a 20% service charge is included on each check. El Gaucho retains 100% of the service charge. For more information on our service charge, please read here.

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 private rooms provide the perfect venue for your every occasion.

Event Director:
Carly McGovern
206.956.8171 | Email


General Manager, AQUA by El Gaucho

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle’s poignant observation is Siv’s favorite quote. Known for her drive, as well as being a fair and honest person, anyone who knows Siv would not be surprised that this is how she approaches work and life every day.

Siv was a part of the AQUA opening team in 2000, and worked as a Private Dining Director for five years before becoming General Manager. Although born in New Haven, CT, she grew up in West Seattle, and now lives on Queen Anne, close to her entire family. In 2014, she was named a Tourism Ambassador by Visit Seattle, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. Siv is also generous with her time and is involved in many local non-profits, most notably Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission and USO.

Executive Chef, AQUA by El Gaucho

Live Music: Tuesday-Wednesday – Martin Ross; Thursday-Saturday – Jerry Frank
starting at 5:30pm nightly

Note: Please read here about our safe dining protocols.