Aqua By El Gaucho
Formerly known as Waterfront Seafood Grill, this Pier 70 institution offers killer views of Lake Elliott, in a modern, light-filled dining room. Glass walls embrace the location, as does chef Peter Levine's maritime menu. The oyster bar selections change daily, with regional bivalves served with mignonette or a West Indies cocktail sauce. Seafood Bacchanalia, with its mass of grilled king salmon, steamed lobster tails, diver scallops, wild prawns, and king crab is fit for two. But with El Gaucho at the helm, steak options abound. Wines favor the New World.