Water Grill - Dallas

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Seafood
Water Grill is located blocks away from the American Airlines Center in the heart of Uptown. For over 30 years, Water Grill has satisfied the palates of fish lovers. From the moment it opened, this restaurant from King's Seafood Company has satisfied the need for a world-class fish eatery in Los Angeles. Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by USA Today and Zagat, the Water Grill consistently offers dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness. From the copper topped 360-degree bar to the world class interactive Oyster Bar and Live Shellfish Tanks, Water Grill is an easy place to enjoy great seafood.
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Water Grill Dallas Happy Hour

Enjoy Happy Hour featured prices from our Menu. $5 Pints, $6-8 Wines by the Glass, $8 Specialty Cocktails, $18 Dozen Oyster Sampler, and much more!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 16, 2019

Ends: February 17, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 810 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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W
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

Service was prompt and knowledgeable

JF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Water Grill. The service is impeccable and the food even better. I licked off with a half dozen oyster and their selection never disappoints. The red fish main course was a deviation for me but it did NOT disappoint. (I’d previously had — and loved— the sea bass and scallops.) Momma had the crab legs and said they were 2nd only to those she had In Hawaii. Even my land lubber boyfriend enjoyed his NY strip.

SR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a date!

JK
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual! One of our favorite spots...that never disappoints.
Victoria was unavailable but the young man that took care of us was great...wished I’d remembered his name.
Anyways, thanks as always!

JW
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was overpriced. Some of it was good but not all of it.

CL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Warm, cozy, and a pleasant quiet atmosphere greeted us. We had made a reservation on OpenTable and were given a lovely booth. We had a special dinner - sparkling wine and oysters and we enjoyed it very much. Our server was knowledgeable about the oysters and very pleasant.

HC
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loup de mere is better than the S of France

GG
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

My fourth visit to the Water Grill and each time the quality of the food and service diminishes! I am giving up on this restaurant.

FR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great waiter. Great friends. Great times.

b
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service...love the new chef.. incredible snapper , clam chowder and maple cheesecake with sweet/sour ice cream

AL
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor and extensive selection of seafood on the menu. We had a exceptionally knowledgeable and accommodating waitress.

EC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening celebrating Veterans Day with fellow employees of the firm.

PD
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Water Grill menu has nicely varied selection of sea food along with plenty of options for non fish lovers. We selected the sea bass and the cioppino. The sea bass was fresh, perfectly prepared and delicious. The cioppino was wonderful, full of sea food with a nicely spicy broth. The staff is friendly, professional and skilled at offering recommendations. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will mark the Water Grill one of our favorites

MW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Date night. We went there and the ambiance is perfect for a date night. Service was great. Our food was just ok. It wasn’t flavorful, very bland. One of our dishes was undercooked...they took it away and corrected it.

RL
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife to the Water Grill - Dallas for an early (4pm) birthday dinner. The bartender (Allie) was our server since the dinner crew was just arriving. She made great suggestions and drinks. Their craft cocktails are really nice, especially the Harwood. She had an oyster sampler for a starter and I had the mussels. The oysters were really good but the mussels (especially the broth) are marvelous. We chose their specialty whole fish dishes for our entres. My wife had the loup de mer (branzino) oven roasted with the escabeche topping/sauce and I had the dover sole. They were both remarkable. We'll be back soon

O
Miami
298 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. food was wonderful. service was terrific, friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable about the menu. Would go back next time in Dallas

LF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the highlight of my weekend in Dallas. Food wise I am not sure I have ever had a better sea bass. In terms of staff the manager went out of his way to ensure that every part of dinner was perfect. Also would recommend being seated in Jae's section. I have never met a waiter with such an enthusiasm for the food served at a restaurant and general happiness/excitement about life. His demeanor helped accent a wonderful evening with constant positive energy. I will dine here every time I go back to Dallas from now on.

CM
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was my cousin's birthday and we repeatedly mentioned it; however, no special treatment was offered or given. We spent between $800-$900 for five people and we felt we should at least had an acknowledgment by staff.

RN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Dallas.

S
Charleston
86 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will say food amazing! Had the sole. But waite staff not very good.

TS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waiting.... a lot of waiting. Late to seat us upon arrival. We then waited for Drinks at the bar. Next at the table, drinks, oysters, entree. Everything took a very, very long time. This is now the second experience here and both times we have experienced poor service.

B
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff, delicious food and a very well decorated interior. Great happy hour! Cannot wait to go back!

SM
Orange County
55 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The service is great! The food was good, but not remarkable. It is way too cold in the restaurant. It takes so much away from the experience. They need to provide blankets if they want you to enjoy your meal.

JC
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. George was a fantastic waiter. Food is wonderful.

CW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the experience was great. We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner!

c
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 7th wedding Anniversary and I chose this restaurant based on reviews from others. They did not disappoint us at all. Everything was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George was the best and very accommodating. Big thanks to him and all of the staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

upon arriving there was no one at the valet stand. the service was lackluster and when I asked if we could have our parking validated they said "no" because they offered complimentary valet. when I explained to them that there was no one present to valet my car they said "we are sorry about that" but did nothing to help validate my ticket.

R
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a PHENOMENAL time and thought the food ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL.
Be advised, if you have an allergy to BUTTER, don't order the CIOPPINO. I knew it was TOO GOOD and can confirm from my experience that the chef uses a lot of butter. I don't want to put this restaurant or the chef down over my lousy digestive system. The experience was DELIGHTFUL!!!

d
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Water Grill never disappoints. Our server, Justin, was awesome.

DC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

I took a client on a Monday business dinner, and we were interrupted so often it turned into a joke. Our waiter was extremely over attentive - interrupting our conversations, repositioning our plates and utensils unnecessarily, and in general, disrupting the flow of an otherwise excellent meal. He also couldn't take a hint about his behavior, believing himself the star of the show, joking around and trying to insert himself into the conversation, rather than reading the tone of a serious business dinner. I wouldn't bring a client here again, but it would be a good family meal spot. Also, they don't validate parking or offer free valet, which was surprising given the price point. The food was great.

M
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on Saturday for our anniversary and everything was Perfect ! We shared the seafood tower , my hubby had the sea bass I had the cioppino & they both were amazing ! Our server was the sweetest he was amazing !!!! Would definitely come back !

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service

P
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always good food, good service, nice atmosphere, very reliable which is what you want in a fine dining experience.

K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was superb. The food was inconsistent. For example, I had the sea bass and it literally melted in your mouth. (If you come you have to get this! Trust me!) By husband had the salmon and it wasn’t even seasoned.

Overall a good experience, nice atmosphere and phenomenal service.

KH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Water Grill had some of the best seafood I've had in years. Our waiter, Jace, was right on point with his recommendations. My wife had Chilean Sea Bass and I had Alaskan Black Cod. Both dishes were amazing, but the Sea Bass was THE BEST Sea Bass I've ever tasted! We will definitely be back again!

KS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good shrimp and grits. Went for lunch And plenty of seating.

HN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blake was a great waiter

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The snow king crab legs were perfect. Big meaty sweet and delicate. The Chilean sea bass was the best fish I’ve ever eaten

KC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was awesome

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