Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
Sourcing from local fishermen, Water Grill’s seafood arrives from boat to table in a matter of hours. Water Grill Executive Chefs prepare the dishes with care, allowing the fresh seafood to shine, while using high-quality ingredients to elevate the recipe. From Spiny Lobsters in the fall to Wild Salmon in the spring, Water Grill’s focus is all about local, sustainable seafood and a one-of-a-kind experience.
A safe and comfortable experience, Water Grill follows all the CDC guidelines to ensure you have an amazing experience each and every time.
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Celebrate Valentine's Weekend Saturday, 2/12/22!$135.00 per person
Feb 12, 2022 onlyExperience Valentine’s Weekend at South Coast Plaza! Chef Eduardo has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
Celebrate Valentine's Weekend Sunday, 2/13/22!$135.00 per person
Feb 13, 2022 onlyExperience Valentine’s Weekend at South Coast Plaza! Chef Eduardo has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
Celebrate Valentine's Day!$135.00 per person
Feb 14, 2022 onlyExperience Valentine’s Weekend at South Coast Plaza! Chef Eduardo has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spicy Lobster Roll
avocado, sesame soy paper, spicy mayo, lobster eel sauce
King Salmon Roll
farmed nz king salmon, avocado, hazelnuts, papaya, and white soy lime vinaigrette
applewood smoked bacon
We go to water grill at South Coast quite often and always enjoy it however this time it was very disappointing food was poor and returned it once ordered something else and it too was not up to par. Was too embarrassed to send it back again Hoping it was just a bad night
My husbands birthday. Our waiter was great!
Our waiter was great. He explained the specials and was readily available when we needed him. The seafood platter was delightful. Wine great. The only negative was that we were sitting next to the street and the windows were open - a bit noisy from traffic on Bristol and we asked to close the window,then all was well.
A bit pricey but we were satisfied !
I am sure they will attribute the slow service to Covid but there sure seemed to be many of the wait-staff "waiting" around the kitchen for the food rather than out on the floor serving water, bread, drinks and making sure the silverware was on the table. The prices were high enough that the service should have been a lot better.
Fantastic food and service
Kristian the best bartender!
It was nice to be out and enjoy good and fresh seafood once in a while on a date night, but it is also enjoyable for any occasions. Didn’t like the hostess (Sat night 1/15/2022 at 9:45pm) since she wasn’t friendly and approachable but our server and the rest of the service there was very accommodating there from the server to the busboy, to the valet service.
Adam was the best server we had such a great time!!!
Exactly what we wanted. Great food, great drinks and great service.
I was giving this restaurant another try. The waiter did not know much about the wine or the food. Had to wait too long for the sommelier to visit the table so I decided on the wine myself and it was ok. However, the food was more difficult. I am gluten free. The waiter gave me no options. I ordered the sea bass and he said I would get veggies with it. It came as just fish on a plate with sauce and nothing else. The fish was cooked perfectly but for the price I had to ask for something more to accompany it. They brought me broccolini that was not done enough. Overall, for the money I spent, it was a disappointment. I was also seated in an area where it was too noisy. I had made a reservation in advance and had asked to be seated off to the side but was told that it was not possible.
Friendly and knowledgeable server. Accommodating to our baby and large group. Delicious food, however small appetizer portions to share.
Everything was great!
Dining at the Water Grill is always a special occasion, but particularly we were going for brunch before Seggerstrom performing arts centers matinee of “my fair lady “, which was sadly postponed due to Covid so our visit at Water Grill was the saving grace on a rainy Saturday we were there for hours and treated like queens! Thanks to Kyle, Justin, Chef and the staff❣️🍴🥂 it was fabulous‼️
Amazing food, service and overall experience!
Tyler is an excellent server, attentive and knowledgeable. We appreciated his perfect touch and a meal of extraordinary goodness! Thanks for a perfect evening.
Great food and atmosphere, and the service is excellent. The raw oysters and scallops are incredible.
Love the ambiance and style of this restaurant. The food is always amazing and the service is great.
Nice experience, food well prepared but not exceptional. Crowded with pre show clients.
Good location , great decor , food fell flat on meeting my expectations especially for the price . After reading great reviews I booked a reservation for my wife’s birthday , staff was great , it was just the food seemed just average at $320 for a meal I expected more . Seafood selections were limited and the steak I ordered , although cooked perfectly had no flavor . Wished I had a better experience, maybe it was just an off night for them , who knows .
We had crab legs and filet, it was fantastic. Loved the indoor/outdoor vibe!
Lovely restaurant with nice ambiance. Our server was great. Nice menu.
We went to Water Grill to celebrate my friends birthday. The experience was outstanding! Charlie our waiter, was so wonderful and patient with us with all of our questions and iced tea refills galore. The food was excellent!
It is a great place for dining.
Thank you so much for a warm welcome!
We love Water Grill! The food and drinks are always great. The servers are friendly and really know how to take care of their customers. The Chillean Sea Bass is my favorite.
Great place for dinning with the family
Service was good and welcoming.
Scallops were a little sandy; should be cleaned better.
Overall good experience.
Andrew our server was amazing and very attentive. Food top notch
Excellent food, great service & the ambiance was beyond pleasant.
Go. Just go. Fire.
As always, everything was great. However, the news the "Cheese Bread" was no longer available, will take some getting use to.!!!
We love Water Grill. The food is always good, the service is exemplary and the fact that there is no Corking Fee is a huge plus! The weak spot for Water Grill, in my very humble opinion, is the check in / reception. The front desk staff ALWAYS looks like deer in headlights. The wait to get seated is very slow and many times, people that are walk ins get seated before those of us that have checked in and have reservations. It's very annoying.
Watch out for the valet - they lost my keys one night. The valet actually put my keys in his pocket, supposedly had to move his vehicle and my keys fell out of his pocket. We waited for my car for about 20 minutes before we were informed that they couldn't locate my car key. Needless to say, the valet manager drove us home to get my spare key, we had to drive back to the restaurant to pick up my car and I had to return the following afternoon when the valet who had my keys got off school and returned to work. (The valet company is NOT owned by Water Grill). they're a separate entity so this isn't about Water Grill).
Other than the above one-time glitch, we love Water Grill and try to stop in for a meal at least once a month.
The food and our waiter were amazing! Can’t wait to go back.
Family trip from chulavista to WC! Waiter was ok! I notice when they see kids in the table they think we are not going to consume. How ever I order always stake for my kids (that’s what they want ) couple of drinks, appetizers (3) and main courses … but waiter seem to be like he was finishing his duty and got stuck with us. Any ways !
The staff and food were excellent! We can not wait to go back and try all the different options.
Clam chowder, Sea Bass and mashed potatoes are my favorites , NEVER disappoint.. great atmosphere
It was our wedding anniversary and everyone was so nice. It was a Friday and it was packed so I recommend making a reservation prior to coming in or else it will be a wait. We got seated 10 mins past our appointment time which was okay because I can tell they are very busy. Our server Sean was very attentive and fast. Overall a good experience, good food, good alcohol selection and nice environment.
Our waitress was one of the best part of our luncheon. She never interrupted our meeting, she really knew the menu, and loves her job.
Amazing service and environment!! Upscale but not stuffy very energetic trendy atmosphere. Valet was prompt, Seated quickly and service was very quick and friendly. Will definitely return soon!
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 208-7060.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza is rated 4.6 stars by 5069 OpenTable diners.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://kingsseafood.securetree.com/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.