Recalling upper-crust New York in the 1940s, El Gaucho is not typical Seattle, but it is excellent. The waiters are tuxedoed. Live piano plays in the ... More
Recalling upper-crust New York in the 1940s, El Gaucho is not typical Seattle, but it is excellent. The waiters are tuxedoed. Live piano plays in the background. Candles flicker, shedding light over lots of dark wood. Perfectly prepared steak and seafood dishes fill the menu. Order Chateaubriand for two, carved table side, or an 18-ounce Australian Lobster Tail. The establishment also includes two cigar lounges and a full bar. Private rooms accommodate up to 45 people.
After anticipating the "El Gaucho experience" for a very long time we finally got there and wasted $350 on being in the place to be. Alas, we were totally unable to find any real reason to justify being there. Our Chateau of New York Steak for Two, ordered medium, came out on the rare side of dead. The baked potato had no flavor at all, and the sauces was a very bland Tillamook cheese sauce. The green salad featured an uninspired vinaigrette dressing, a couple slices of apple, and a few slivered almonds thrown in as an afterthought. No pizazz. No flavor anywhere in sight. Only people preening to be seen. What a disappointment.