Steak is useful for exercising incisors, muffling trumpets, and reducing swelling from black eyes caused by trying to eat steak with one's eye. Put steak to its prototypical use with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Argentinean fare and drinks at Buenos Aires Grill downtown. This deal cannot be used for Happy Hour specials or in conjunction with any other promotional offer.
Voted one of Seattle's Top Ten Steakhouses by AOL City Guide in 2008, Buenos Aires Grill is a traditional Argentinean steakhouse with a wood-seared and mouth-watering menu and wine list. Fill both hands with traditional Argentinean empanadas ($8.50 for two) before filling both mouths with a remolacha salad stocked with roasted beets, peppery arugula, goat cheese, roasted almonds, and pomegranate vinaigrette ($7.50). First daters can find something in common by both ordering wild king salmon fillet ($29) or churrasco de lomo, which is stacked with butterflied beef tenderloin steaks, lightly pounded and grilled with chimichurri sauce ($25).
On Friday and Saturday evenings, teeth can chomp into red roses during tango night, when there is a minimum consumption requirement of $30 per person (children excluded). Tango is not a prerequisite to having an authentic experience at the restaurant; the traditional eats paired with the cool lighting and use of tables and chairs—both prevalent throughout Latin nations—help provide diners with a true Argentinean affair.
Buenos Aires Grill has been reviewed by several local publications including the Seattle Times and Post-Intelligencer. It was rated 13 out of 20 on Gayot, has a 3.5-star average from Yelpers and Citysearchers, and is liked by 80% of Urbanspooners:
- And let me tell you, the beef at B.A. Grill does, indeed, taste pretty darn glorious. – Penelope Corcoran, Post-Intelligencer
- Bravo to Marco Casas Beaux, whose Buenos Aires Grill is a godsend for Argentineans hungering for a taste of home. A back-street ambiance adds to the allure of his rustic retreat where the menu is kind to cash-strapped carnivores. – Nancy Leson, Seattle Times
Buenos Aires Grill
As the tango dancers that perform inside Buenos Aires Grill strut and twirl, they enact a wide range of dance influences—traditional polka, Cuban habanera, candombe rhythms from Africa—that reflect the same melting-pot culture that shaped the country’s food and, thus, the restaurant’s menu. Authentic asado—or grilled beef—cooks over a mesquite charcoal fire to ensure that fillets, rib eyes, skirt steaks, and porterhouses retain their natural juices. Chefs also stuff ravioli with ricotta cheese and crown angel-hair pasta with Pacific prawns, an option that most guests prefer to gnawing on a halo. Diners pair their entrees with pours from an extensive wine list that includes options from Argentina as well as France, Chile, Portugal, Spain, and California.