Steak Party At El Gaucho With The Boys From UBD

El Gaucho

I’m in Seattle so the boys from Unique Blog Designs decided we should go for some steaks. I never say no to steaks and when Nate Whitehill of UBD recommended we check out El Gaucho, I was all for it.

El Gaucho is a high end steak house located in Seattle’s Belltown area. This restaurant caters to the executive set in a see-and-be-seen atmosphere. When dining there, you can expect to see tables of Seattle’s powerbrokers closing the big deals in an environment similar to an old-fashioned supper club. The multi-level dining room is spacious and upscale, a fitting environment for those with big expense accounts. El Gaucho is the first restaurant I’ve been to that has cigars on the menu. I guess that’s what you order after closing the big deal.

In addition to the cigar menu, El Gaucho has some of the most awesomely huge bottles of wine that I’ve ever seen. Be warned however, they come with an awesomely huge price tag as well. The steaks are not cheap either. They range from $50 to $65 each depending on the cut. The steaks are Angus Prime and extremely tender. However, my 26oz Porterhouse came a little too charred in a few areas.

El Gaucho offers a nice selection of side dishes to compliment the steak. We sampled some scalloped potato, grilled cream corn and mashed potato. Appetizers include escargot, oyster on the half shell and spicy tenderloin Diablo. Dinner closed with fruits, nuts, cheese and a pure cane sugar root beer float.

Overall, El Gaucho is a fine restaurant but extremely expensive. The dinner bill for four came to a disgusting amount. I’m not going to tell you how much it was because I don’t need any of those “You know how many poor people you can feed with that amount of money?” comments. I will just say that you better be living the Dot Com Lifestyle if you want to party it up at El Gaucho.

If you wish to experience an every better steak house with better prices, check out Daniel’s Broiler. It’s still my favorite steak house in Seattle.

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho

El Gaucho


35 thoughts on “Steak Party At El Gaucho With The Boys From UBD”

  1. Yes these photos are coming and waiting for the posts …

    After long time we got the post about food.

  2. Melvin says:

    Delicious. I wish theres those kinds of steak houses here in Philippines…

    1. d3so says:

      I’m pinoy too! But born here in the US, I guess you could say I’m americanized to the point where I don’t speak but understand Tagalog πŸ˜›
      Never been to PI but when I do I’ll set one up! I bet I’ll be great business πŸ™‚

  3. Certainly like this phase –

    I’m not going to tell you how much it was because I don’t need any of those β€œYou know how many poor people you can feed with that amount of money?” comments.

    You do your part of charity and you have full right to enjoy your life. If you will keep thinking about the poor people than you will also start living poor life … lollzzz

    1. d3so says:

      That’s true.
      Haters will hate, so do what you want.

      Like that one saying, “keep talkin’ shxt, you’re making me famous.” πŸ˜‰

  4. James says:

    I’m sorry but I barbecued a tri-tip tonight that looks way better than those sad charred filets, John. Of course the Sharks lost but at least the steak was top notch.

    1. Those sad looking pieces of charred beef didn’t look very impressive to me either. I’ll do a much better job on the BBQ myself. Presentation is everything when it comes to cuisine, and these guys score very low on that scale too. Now add expensive to the equation and the answer that comes out is “It ain’t worth it!”

  5. d3so says:

    I’ve failed to bring this up, but when I try to comment using my iPhone through your mobile site with mobify, it doesn’t work. I have to view the full blog to leave a comment. I find this a hassle.

    On topic, way to dine it! I love steaks, wish I could afford to dine in a high-class restaurant.
    The food looks deelish! Now I’m hungry but it’s 1200 am @ night πŸ™

    1. Grab some noodles and cook in oven or may be bread with onion, tomato and cucumber can help you to get rid of your hunger πŸ™‚

      1. There is nothing quite like the late night snack if you’re sitting on your computer working into the early hours. Just beware, because these snacks are the ones that end up going straight to your hips πŸ™‚

        It catches you so quickly, so obesity is a bit of a problem with the sedentary internet marketing lifestyle. Remember to take regular breaks from your screen, to stretch your legs and rest your eyes.

        1. d3so says:

          haha, so true!
          I gained so much weight, according to the BMI, I’m just a hair away from obesity πŸ˜›
          I need to start exercising and eating properly.

  6. That looks DELICIOUS

  7. Good times tonight at dinner! The first pic doesn’t do justice to how heavy that wine bottle really was. πŸ˜›

  8. That steak looks tender. I wonder what it tastes like?

  9. wow wow wow…this is a really delicious blog!! LOL!!

  10. With prices like this I would have expected that they present the food a bit better. I can’t judge the taste by the photos, but the look is just “slap on plate and serve”, SY

  11. Damn John, I wish I had known you were in town I would have stopped by and said hello. I love El Gaucho too their steaks are great!

    How long are you in Seattle for?

    1. John Chow says:

      I’m heading home on Thursday.

      1. You missed the opportunity …

  12. That looks delicious. I’m salivating all over myself!

  13. Good stuff. Ya the steaks are too charred for sure.

  14. Nice wine bottle there John.

  15. Wow that looks like quite a meal John, I am very jealous.

  16. Holy crap at the bottle…

  17. Abi says:

    John next time you plan on go to delicious dining please take me in!

    By the way since when you have gray headed, but it looks wise!

  18. Why there is no video for this … ?

  19. rayutube says:

    Man, haven’t had a steak in a long time. Looks too sinful.

  20. Free Picks says:

    what a bog bottle

  21. PPC Ian says:

    Looks like some great food! UBD guys are awesome – it was great working with them on my blog – I can’t think of a more talented blog design/creation team.

  22. SEO Results says:

    That slab of burnt meat looks decidedly unappetizing. And just exactly what is the blob on top? The presentation of the food is poor, but I think the seemingly bad light has also affected the picture quality, perhaps?

    1. Haha, my thoughts exactly, especially as a vegetarian! I will take the super-huge bottle of champagne though!

      1. I’ll take that root beer float!

        Matter of fact… I’m heading to In-N-Out to get one πŸ™‚

  23. Hey John I would of sent the steak back and got a steak that wasn’t so chard. I wouldn’t mind paying for a good steak but it better be have a good presentation and be cooked the way I asked for it to be cooked.

    What do you do with the wine that’s left. Ask them to wrap the bottle so you don’t get stopped by the police for DWI.

    Sounds like an overall great time though. If you ever come to the St. Louis, MO area look me up I’d love to go with you next time.

  24. That looked great. I love food, and it’s good to see a food post come up. Not getting as many of those these days. Kinda miss ’em.

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