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Water Grill - Denver, Denver, CO

Water Grill - Denver

4.6
4.6
1363 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
PLEASE NOTE: Valet Parking entrance is on Blake Street between 17th & 16th (on the left).

Water Grill is family-owned and operated, and offers an elevated, seasonally-driven seafood experience. Located in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood (LODO), their menu features “first-of-season” seafood and a large selection of finfish, shellfish, lobster, crab, and oysters, all sourced directly from their own seafood distribution company King’s Seafood Distribution.

The saltwater tanks are visible from the dining room and feature seasonal items such as Spiny Lobster, Dungeness Crab, King Crabs, and more. Menus are updated twice per day — visit https://www.watergrill.com/denver for daily offerings!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Fine cuts
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (303) 727-5711
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jessica Biederman
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Cross street
    We are located on the corner of 17th St. & Market.
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    If you are driving down Blake St., valet is available between 17th & 16th halfway down the block on the left side. Look for the entrance of the Market Station Parking Garage. You will see the illuminated signage with a large red arrow and a 'P' for parking. Valet crew will direct you to the restaurant's entrance.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,363 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,363 Reviews
  1. NicD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Octopus appetizer was amazing. The service was attentive without interrupting. The tequila selection was good for neat drinks and the jalapeno margarita was delicious. One of my new favorites in Downtown Denver.

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  2. skmath

    Denver

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grilled octopus was delicious and service was excellent!

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  3. nodoze

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our night out, The Water Grill took great care of us. Food was delicious, restaurant was beautiful, and service was great. We will be back in the future.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Increíble experiencia. La comida está deliciosa y el servicio fue excelente!

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  5. Ano2178

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow..wow..wow. Everything was incredible. From the beauty of this restaurant, to the bar where you can watch your oyster's being shucked, lobster tanks and romantic tables this place is great. We went for valentines day and every single bite was epic and delicious. I was so stuffed I couldn't eat dessert so they packed it carefully away along with a GORG candle and copies of the menu as sweet reminder of the great night.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was decent but not worth the price. Should have been 30% of the price it actually was.

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  7. IsshinI

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was fantastic. Servers rushed us and took our plates with food still on it. Very pricey. Recommend to try once.

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  8. EvanK

    Denver

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood restaurant in Denver if not the best restaurant period.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andrew was fantastic, one of the best waiters our group has ever had.

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  10. Coniferdiner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best seafood in Colorado. The oyster sampler is the best.

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  11. Segmic

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our family favs! Daniel provided us high quality, family friendly service. Helpful and prompt he went out of his way to be patient while also attentive and understanding. We love the decor and the friendly smiles. The crab cake is about as good as anything this side of Maryland. The scallops are always our favorite order. The sourdough rolls could be a meal if you’re not careful! Great signature cocktails priced within reason for Denver these days. All around make this a destination for a special meal or just a drink and app at the bar. Thanks also to Lisa for helping sort out our bill.

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  12. Ldl214

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting from Dallas, TX! Of all the restaurants to visit for a nice night out for a birthday was Water Grill and were we glad this is where we picked! The service was amazing from beginning to end. Our server, Matt, was an absolute gem. He took amazing care of us and the food was 10/10! Matt was so kind to even allow the birthday girl to take a pic with a king crab in the kitchen and gave her a free birthday dessert. I highly recommend this place and would ask for Matt! Thanks for the hospitality Water Grill!

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  13. Judy

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughter and I had a lovely dinner last night. It was her birthday and everyone was so kind to offer birthday wishes. The food was excellent as were the drinks and ambience. We will definitely be back.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! The food and service were exceptional!

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  15. JasonS

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is great! Awesome service and amazing food. Go all out on those Oysters!

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  16. ChristopherH

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and excellent service. The server asked if we wanted a tour of the kitchen with the lobster and crab tanks. My 8 year old loved it and were able to take a few pictures. It wasn't very busy last night so we took advantage of the offer. They know how to cater to their customers here. Loved the experience.

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  17. Mary

    Denver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lindy was super attentive and helpful! We wish you all offered black napkins. White linens with black work attire isn’t desirable.

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  18. JessicaK

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and food at Water Grill. They had king crab in the tank and my husband and son were checking them out. A staff member noticed and asked if we wanted to hold one. He brought all 4 of us into the kitchen and let us each take a turn. The kitchen staff didn't seem bothered by us taking pictures and asking questions, everyone was great! Oysters were fresh and we loved the jalapeno accompaniment. Each entree was delicious and hot, my 11 year old son's steak was a bit too rare and they accommodated him by cooking it longer and the manager even brought it out to him and talked to our son directly. Great place and the atmosphere is beautiful at night.

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  19. ShigeruY

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were great as usual. I will definitely go back.

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  20. LynnetteS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was busy - too be expected for a Saturday night. About a 15 wait for our reservation but it went fast. Food was great. Server spoke very quickly- it was kind of uncomfortable. $373 for dinner without alcohol.

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  21. MichaelS

    Denver

    37 reviews

    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Good service and food. Sat us in front of the kitchen, even though we requested a window seat where several tables where open, it was bright and noisy and a poor atmosphere. We like to sit next to each other, so this request seemed to be inconvenient to them. Never had a manager stop by to check on us so for this level of a restaurant it failed to make the mark this time.

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  22. luv2eat47

    Denver

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding menu and quality of seafood. Excellent service. We came here for dinner before seeing a show at the Buell and it was perfect.

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  23. ArletteL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service were excellent as always! We have and will continue to recommend your restaurant to our friends. Thank you for a great experience! It was my daughter’s birthday and we really enjoyed ourselves.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing Fresh Fish selection - Terrible Service!! Valet Parking is hard to find - Should have drop off right in front of restaurant.

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  25. Yoon

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought my mom for her 70th birthday and there was a nice card from the staff which I thought was a very nice touch. Our server was knowledgeable and on point. Overall a good experience

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  26. RandyU

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second trip to water grill and won’t be our last. We are from Texas and want the best seafood ever so this is the choice. The chopino is the best and the oysters are amazing!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service. I would absolutely dine here again

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  28. JuanA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated our daughters 21st birthday here and it was amazing! Staff was so accommodating and professional! The food was delicious and our cocktails were impeccable! One of my favs from now on !

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service , food options, drinks, ambience and staff were excellent beyond description.

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  30. mctd2

    Denver

    41 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was nonexistent. Our food was subpar. The rolls and clam chowder were great but it went downhill from there. It took forever to place our our order even get a drink. No one refilled our waters. Companion ordered a burger which had fatty bacon in it and tasteless patty so he just ate the fries. Spiny lobster was good but the coleslaw with it was gross. Mixed greens salad was ok but dressing was very sweet and veggies on top were very large. The polenta side had abt 2 thin halves of mushroom on it. The polenta was milky tasting and very wet and undercooked so we didn’t eat it. Our server never came around. I had to order wine from busboy but then was given the wrong one and had to wait another 15 min for correct one. Just awful service. The cloth napkins left white lint all over my black outfit. By the time we saw our server again we’d been sitting there unattended to and were irritated and just wanted to leave. Definitely will not be back. There are much better restaurants with better food and service. Skip this one.

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  31. rengirl1978

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got there before my friends so I ordered a drink, the 17th Street, which was amazing. It was savory and sweet...very yum! When my friends arrived, we asked our waiter, Simon (who was amazing by the way) to just start brining us stuff because we couldn't decide! He brought us several items such as scallops, shrimp cocktail, more scallops, chorizo mussels, lobster bisque, and some delicious bread with flaky salt on top. We finished it with the maple cheesecake which was divine, and they brought us this decadent triple coookie for the 2 birthdays we were celebrating! All in all, an amazing experience and I can't wait to go back!

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  32. jerryg

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, good service. Pricey for what it is, but that's the market today. Like the room and the people.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was so very fresh and delicious!!! I look forward to another visit - hopefully soon!

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  34. RobinfromT

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredibly delicious and the staff was quite attentive. We look forward to returning!

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  35. MikeV

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent without being "Hovering". On a very chilly winters night it was warm and inviting. The food is cooked to perfection ( Eastern Scallops & Dungeness Crab) Can't wait to return.

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  36. DanaJ

    Denver

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jordan was amazing and we had such a dinner for my husband’s birthday! Thank you!

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  37. Jepr

    Denver

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. We had the beet salad which as a bit different from others that I’ve had and it was really tasty. We also had the Dover Sole which was really delicious. It’s an expensive restaurant but it was worth it!

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  38. Emily

    Denver

    93 reviews

    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Water Grill for our anniversary and enjoyed our experience. The food and service were both great. We were very decadent getting the oyster sampler, Caesar salad, California spiny lobster, and Wild Barents Sea king crab legs. We were also given the polenta side dish as a complementary item. All were delicious. The lobster was slightly overcooked making it a little tough and rubbery, but we weren’t disappointed. We’d highly recommend this restaurant if you want to indulge in seafood.

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  39. MitchY

    Denver

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Beautiful decor. Where we sat was noisy. It is very expensive so probably best for a special dinner rather than everyday dining.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible service and the food was not good. Very expensive

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Water Grill - Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 1363 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today
Google Map for Water Grill - Denver

1691 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located on the corner of 17th St. & Market.
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown / LoDo
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Fine cuts
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    If you are driving down Blake St., valet is available between 17th & 16th halfway down the block on the left side. Look for the entrance of the Market Station Parking Garage. You will see the illuminated signage with a large red arrow and a 'P' for parking. Valet crew will direct you to the restaurant's entrance.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jessica Biederman
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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