The proper name is Aqua by El Gaucho, but that sounds more like a perfume than a restaurant, so to me it’s just plain Aqua. El Gaucho is the name of the famous steakhouse that operates this restaurant. And it puts on quite a trendoid show, with its long serpentine bar and big windows looking out on Elliott Bay (and a great deck for bayside dining when it’s warm). I’d stick with the seafood here because that’s what Aqua is really about. From a variety of local oysters to seared sashimi-grade ahi tuna, wild Alaskan halibut, and Alaskan king crab legs in truffle aioli, Chef Wesley Hood’s seafood is always toothsome. Landlubbers can enjoy one of the 28-day dry aged steaks from Niman Ranch or custom-aged Angus beef prepared on an open-air charcoal grill. Vegetarians can now choose from delicious fresh salads, pastas and curry dishes.