Permanently Closed - Water Grill - Dallas

4.4
866 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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vipLove2Dine
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed! So embarrassing when my clients showed up and we saw the restaurant was closed. Unbelievable! How could you allow reservations if you are closed?

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BTM2018
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s closed for good! I made my reservation through opentable and went there the night of our reservation only to find it had completely closed down two weeks before I made my booking.

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brandiel
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience4

We’ve been before and had a good experience every time. For some reason this time was terrible. The server was very nice but he took forever getting things. He brought out the appetizer and we had eaten it all before we got silverware. We went our whole meal without napkins. The apps were good but the entrees were nasty. Sub par at best. It was really disappointing considering the place is expensive. The manager made a wise crack about me returning my dish and did not apologize about our poor experience. We won’t be returning.

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vipRick
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Inconsistent quality of mixed drinks.
Showed up 45 mins before our reservation and still was seated 30 mins after reservation time

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating birthday and Valentines Day
We made reservations but I think they overlooked
and were somewhat overwhelmed but they made the best of it. Friendly staff and the manager who I believe his name was David Smith was super nice and
Tried his best to accommodate us.
We will definitely return again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We showed up early for our reservation and ended up waiting about 20 mins after our reservation time to get seated. Our server was very friendly and did a good job, but seemed like they were a little short staffed. Food arrived quickly. Overall, a good experience.

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blkwarriorQue
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Underwhelmed with service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt and Brittany did an outstanding job of creating an unforgettable, spectacular evening! Beautiful!

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SarahF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance for a date night and the service was as excellent as the food. No detail was missed!

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vipStacyB
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

So glad to see Water Grill has bounced back. I haven’t been here in probably well over a year because the service and the food had both become TERRIBLE!!. We really enjoyed our dinner and our waitress Kathy was absolutely phenomenal 💗

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CodyM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this place on Google trying to make a date night reservation. We had never expected the amazing experience we had from the moment we walked it the door until we left. This was just what we desired dinner was an experience. Suit and tie was a comfortable attire.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day dinner. Our server Victoria was a delight. Highly recommend requesting her.

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vipLmat
Oklahoma City
95 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here and enjoyed our experience for a Valentines dinner. It was a prix fixe menu so choices were available for each of the 3 courses. The Caesar salad had very little flavor but was fresh. The sea bass was excellent and the key lime pie was ok/ not great. Our server was wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time and experience

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JulieJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Valentines dinner! Service with Brianna was outstanding, food fabulous and a really nice quality about everything! Highly recommend

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CristineD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Very expensive! The chili bass was not good. It was overcooked!

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EverettWright
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was average at best, certainly not worth the price. Not in the same class as nick and sams or trulucks

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vipleatherwood1022
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fresh baked bread, clam chowder, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and spiny lobster tail were amazing. Blackened Redfish was just so-so. Dirty rice was gummy.

Our server was phenomenal. Very knowledgeable. Very professional and attentive.

Manager checked on us several times.

Hostess was a standout as well.

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KimH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, a little pricey, but I don’t mind paying a little more for excellent food and great service

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vipJester56
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Very expensive restaurant with lackluster service. Felt like we were a burden to our server even though it was a slow night. Food was good though but we left feeling disappointed.

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vipBryanR214
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the food is great and the service is superb!!!

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vipBigDEater
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was very poor for a place with a high end price. After appetizers, they didn’t clean the table Two different servers blindly placed dishes on top of crumbs and spots that were not cleaned. Entrees are OK but in no way justify 40+ price. Nice atmosphere, but nothing else lives up to these prices

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crabbypatty
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Look forward to dining here again. The craft cocktails are amazing!

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JanetB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food at Water Grill was very,very good. But the service was below par for an upscale restaurant. We were not waited on or even spoken to for about 10 minutes after we were seated. We had to continually ask for drink refills (tea and water) and a couple of times had to remind the waitress that she'd taken our glasses away. Because the food was excellent, we may go back but we'll probably wait a while.

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vipNanag4
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful! Fish was amazing! Matt was a great waiter. He went above and beyond to make our evening wonderful. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fresh seafood is on point! Service was excellent. We will definitely go back!

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DonnaW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and wonderful food! Wait staff was very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and high quality food

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vipMichelleB
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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GaryM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I think that Chef’s try too hard to differentiate themselves. Ordered boiled shrimp but the cocktail sauce had a funky herb taste to it. Also ordered Sea Bass and it had a sweet glaze on it, not described that way on the menu. It’s a shame because the fish was beautiful and would have been excellent without the sweetness. On the positive side, the wedge salad was great! Also very expensive...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great downtown location. Pleasant greeter. Relaxing Ambiance. Delectable food. Reasonable Pricing. Attentive Valet.

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vipDanny
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great raw bar. Food does not disappoint. Pleasant surprise among all of the steakhouses in Uptown. Dover Sole was excellent, crudo as well. We liked it so much that we went back the next evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was not what I’ve come to expect when visiting Dallas, I have been coming to Dallas for the last 15 years for the Market and this was the first disappointing meal I experienced .

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ElizabethC
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Water Grill for an always delicious date night!

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Diner
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is very good here. The only real criticism I have is the terrible valet that makes getting in and out a little burdensome. Be aware that you are going to spend more here than at other nice restaurants in Dallas. I assume seafood is just more expensive. It’s a fun casual vibe and worth visiting.

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DavidD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent depth of flavor on all of the dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The restaurant was running almost 2 hours late with seating. The manager was horribly rude.

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SudiptaSen
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clam Chowder = magnificent
Crab cakes = heavenly

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vipdarrenscg
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Poor table management, seated an hour and 20 minutes after scheduled reservation.

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vipBillK
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience4

Went here for New Years Eve. Terribly unorganized. 9pm reservation and waited 1 1/2 hours to be seated. There were many angry customers whom were having the same experience. Once we were seated we were told by our waiter that it would take longer to get a cocktail than it would take to receive our food. Recommended a bottle of wine instead. Maybe she was upselling? Not sure. Food was good until we decided to have desert which came out with hairs in it. Left the restaurant at 1pm after having a 9pm reservation. The manager should be fired for the horrible experience they provided on NYE.

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