AQUA by El Gaucho

Seattle’s hidden jewel, gorgeous and warmly elegant, AQUA sparkles at the tip of Pier 70. Walls of glass showcase some of Seattle’s finest views of Elliott Bay, Magnolia Bluff and the Space Needle. Twitter: @AQUAbyElGaucho Blog:

Take in the view while sipping an AQUA Mojito on the sublime deck. The expansive outdoor deck is especially attractive on summer evenings, when spectacular sunsets await. Indoors, the spacious lounge and 85 ft. lighted wave bar is a showstopper in its own right.
Executive Chef Wesley Hood has created a menu featuring fresh seafood preparations with a hint of nostalgia. Fresh daily selections of fish and 28-Day Dry-Aged Certified Angus Beef® Steaks are prepared on an open-pit charcoal grill in the exhibition kitchen. The Emerald City Volcano provides a fiery climax to an extraordinary evening of culinary delight and intelligent service orchestrated by General Manager Sivi Mennen.

AQUA by El Gaucho showcases the dinner-as-theatre philosophy and signature hospitality made famous by veteran Seattle restaurateur Paul Mackay.

The New Revelers Club
The Revelers Club has a new look, new rewards, and new locations at which you can earn and redeem rewards. If you are not a member, join today for free and revel with us! Miller's Guild Civility & Unrest The Lakehouse Bellevue Eritage Resort The Inn at El Gaucho El Gaucho El Gaucho Tacoma El Gaucho Bellevue El Gaucho Portland

Pier 70 is always a great place to watch the sky work its magic.

There's always something to celebrate, today it's Alaska Wild Salmon Day! Join us and #CelebrateMore !

Monster prawns are here!

When working on menu updates and preparing for a heat wave you gotta stay cool. And all the cool kids love Otter Pops.

The team took a trip up to Bellingham to visit our friends at Boundary Bay Brewery and blend a custom Gaucho brew in our Four Roses Bourbon barrel. We are hoping to have the Baltic Porter available in September. Of course, all of the El Gaucho locations will want to get their hands on this brew. So what do think, should we bring it to AQUA?

12th Annual Washington Wine Awards Winners Are In | Seattle Magazine

Congratulations to El Gaucho Hospitality founder Paul Mackay for setting the bar for classic dining in Seattle and taking home the Walter Clore award at the 12th Annual Washington Wine Awards. The Walter Clore award is given to "an individual in any aspect of the wine industry who has demonstrated a significant dedication to the advancement of the Washington state wine industry as an ambassador, mentor and champion of Washington wines." Well done, sir! Honoring the best in Washington wine, from all-star vineyards to the top bottles.

[07/31/17]   REMINDER: We will be closed this evening for a private event and will resume regular hours tomorrow. Apologies for the inconvenience.

[07/30/17]   We will be closed tomorrow for a private event tomorrow (7/31), to resume regular business hours the following day.

We are currently hiring for a Front Desk/Runner at AQUA by El Gaucho. We invite those interested in the position to learn more and apply online:

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General Manager

Sivi Mennen

Culinary Team

Executive Chef: Wesley Hood
Sous Chef: Ivan Martinez
Sous Chef: Russel Ocsan




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2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 4pm - 9pm
Tuesday 4pm - 9pm
Wednesday 4pm - 9pm
Thursday 4pm - 9pm
Friday 4pm - 9pm
Saturday 4pm - 9pm
Sunday 4pm - 9pm
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