Water Grill - South Coast Plaza

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Water Grill is steps away from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and a just quick stroll across a scenic footbridge from the world renowned South Coast Plaza. The restaurant’s multiple event spaces provide the ideal setting for intimate celebrations, business gatherings, large parties and charity events. Deluxe accommodations are available for any occasion- from groups of 5 to parties of 500, and everything in between. Submit an inquiry now to start planning a truly exceptional experience for you and your guests!
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Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 2588 People Are Saying
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WM
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavors

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KD
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This review does not rate the quality of the food because it is near excellent. Rather, the review is focused on the value and ambience. We went as a party of five ordering filet mignon (12oz), Chilean sea bass 2x and halibut entrees with two appetizers (crab cake and grilled octopus) and one dessert, and the total exceeded $350. Again, the food is tasty and we'll prepared but for the value it is definitely on the pricey side. And avoid the right side of the dining area (looks like the bar side) if you want to talk with and hear your guests. It's way essentially a noisy bar. In contrast, the left side of the dining area (nearest the entrance) has a much more calm and tranquil ambience.

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M
Los Angeles
92 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh fish, excellent service and great ambiance. What more can one ask for when dining out — maybe the music turned down a little at lunch? Otherwise, everything was great.

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JD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with the family after going to the theater. This is one of our go to places for special events and a fun time. Food is consistently good with a menu providing choices unavailable in most restaurants.

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CC
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and food was well done. If you love sea food that have a lot of options for everyone.

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OT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent food, great quality and fantastic service! Rueben is the best.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Love this place!

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C
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my dad there. Food and service was excellent.

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F
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good experience. Excellent services. Good food. Wonderful evening..

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MH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great place for a date night or to celebrate a special occasion.

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C
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food as always. The service is fantastic and the staff work incredibly hard to make the dining experience a great one!

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KM
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very kind and did well recommending the new oysters and the branzino ceviche with the Antidote #2 really was one of the best meals I have had in a while. Very wonderful evening

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E
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Ellke is the best. She introduced us to new items. All delicious.

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M
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Ordered sea bass; doubt it was sea bass. It was so over cooked I took one bite and did not eat the rest. The server picked up the plate ignoring the fact the food was hardly touched.

We were sorry we tipped 20%.

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PA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Of the 7 orders, 3 were wrong. Sauce on the side does not mean no sauce. By the time it showed up, the meal was over. The lobster roll was tasty, but very short on lobster. Impossible to spend more on a meal, they should get it right.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has something for everyone without sacrificing anything! Great atmosphere and different areas to accommodate a variety of diners.

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f
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect. The drinks perfect. Our waiter David perfect! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great time and enjoyed a wonderful meal and great service, thanks

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AC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We like the front sitting area and we’ve been a few times but the food is never as good as we hope it will be.

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CI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and came in a beautiful presentation. Our waitress was cheerful and knowledgeable about the food options.

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

our waitress Samone was great .Somone was the Best We will always ask for Samone as our waitress The free parking in the afternoon is super & all the help are very friendly.

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KS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding & the service was impeccable!

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NY
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome. Joe served a wonderful meal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend enjoyed her birthday lunch so much! Thank you!!

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HB
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My grandmother and I love coming here before shows at Segerstrom Center. The food is delicious and the service is usually pretty quick. The valet is quick and efficient when you’re coming back from the show.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theatre with visiting family

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance
Excellent service
Love dining there
Best Margarita ever

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MT
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was good and the service was good except that we have had this reservation for three weeks and I requested a special table. When we got there they said that that special table is for five or more only, our table was for four. So we had to sit in the open. We needed to have private discussion which is why I requested that table or even another one of the many booths.

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HM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shrimp and grits was good, but left me wishing I'd ordered the Chilean Sea Bass.

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OT
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent!

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l
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For fresh seafood, this is a wonderful place to eat. Oyster selection is great and we had the best uni of any place we have eaten, hands down. Staff is so friendly and helpful, drinks are amazing and the food is so tasty! The restaurant itself is open and airy. A great place for a special occasion or a stop after a show at Segerstrom. I highly recommend it for the seafood lover.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roy our server was great, atmosphere was phenomenal everyone was very friendly and the food was terrific.

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

The first waiter was rude. Kept saying cool. 2nd waiter was better but food was very delayed. Went for bday, notes on reservation but was missed by entire wait staff. Will not be back.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks and appetizers were delicious. We had a great spot in the bar area. Moved to a table for dinner, portion was really tiny but it was ok since we got pretty full from appetizers.

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M
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was outstanding and the food excellent for dinner. Thus I came back with different people for brunch the next day. It would be nice if there was some tables that you could be seated at that would be in a quiet enough area to have a quiet conversation.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adriana is awesome

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M
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Kitchen was extremely slow. It took over 2 hours to eat dinner. We waited an hour for our appetizers. Restaurant was also very expensive. Cocktails mostly big ice cubes. Wish we had gone to Mastros.

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RM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

The food came out so slow, the drinks came out slow and it was a t lunch and it wasn't even 25 % full.

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JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely delicious! Loved every bite! Perfect place for a special occasion. Definitely going back.

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