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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- 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
glazed with fennel, baby spinach, and parmesan
Wild Ross Sea Chilean Sea Bass (Msc Certified)
pan sautéed with herbed ricotta gnudi and brown butter
Wild Icelandic Atlantic Cod Fish & Chips
from the grindavík auction
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We had a wonderful time. The cocktails were excellent and the food delicious. Chandwick was our server and on top of his game. Made the experience all the more memorable!
Maybe the best seafood joint in the country
Very pleasant for a business meeting.
Service was very good. Sequence of appetizers was a little off. We ordered two types of oysters and one arrived and the second one came with enters?
3 of 4 dishes were really good. Mine was just okay.
My favorite restaurant to go to when I am in town for business.
Great experience overall from the ambiance to the selection and choice of both food & drink…will be back soon. Thanks Water Grill - South Coast Plaza!!!
They never fail. The service and the food is consistently Awesome.
The service was perfection, the temperature a little high in the restaurant. One of our favorite spots.
The food was delicious…the drinks, the appetizers and the entrees! The service was excellent. Peter was very attentive and we never had to go searching for him. He was always checking in on us. First time at this location…will definitely be back!
Our server Jordan was knowledgeable of the menu and provided excellent suggestions. We were well attended from water, food being brought out at a great pace where we didn’t feel rushed, nor did it feel as the food had been “waiting” to be picked up at the line.
Speaking of the food. The chilled Canadian Scallops were heavenly, as we have always remembered the dish to be (used to be Peruvian scallops).
My wife is not a huge seafood person and really does not care for things like raw oysters, but a dozen of those chilled scallops, she will easily devour.
The food is really spectacular. We had the lobster roll and salmon roll. They gave my friend a beautiful dessert for her birthday. Service was slow for cocktails and appetizer - we had to wave down our waitress. I love the upbeat ambience of this restaurant.
Amazing food, the Bristol cocktail was AMAZING! The bartenders really knew what they were doing with that one 🔥 great service from my waitress I wish I knew her name I totally forgot but she had a great set of lashes, that’s all I remember! Lol! But she recommended everything that I ate and It was all a 10/10!
Great food with variety choices! Great location for group party!
I love spending special days at Watergrill. The service is always impeccable and the food is always to notch. I look forward to the rolls each time too!
Not impressed with food at all. Food was not seasoned probably, lacked flavor.
Incredible food and terrific staff.
We added two to our party of ten and they were very accommodating. They food was terrific and service was exceptional.
The food, ambiance and service were top notch.
Just a great experience from cocktails and appetizers to a dessert we had never tried.
The restaurant has great service from the valet to the server. The food is always fresh with a great drink menu.
Loved the vibes. From the drinks to dessert was amazing!
Amazing food, the server Sean was very knowledgeable about the menu offering insight to each type of clam to meet our specific likes and dislike. 5 stars all around
Pretty neutral on this place, but that's after only one visit, which was a work celebration lunch. The aesthetics are very nice and maybe I'd revisit and sit at the bar and check out the appetizers. The Pan seared halibut was dry and the bacon and garlic in the brussel sprouts were dry and chewy. Not the best. The french fries were also not the best, dry and didn't taste fresh.
Overall, easily forgettable, for me.
Great food and atmosphere for business or pleasure gatherings...Fantastic Staff!
Water Grill is my go to spot for any special occasion , yesterday September 15 was mine and my Fiancé six year anniversary!!! Water grill made it very special for is ! Thank you will back back soon !
Went to celebrate our anniversary. I consider the Water Grill a high end restaurant, and the food and service were exceptional. Don’t mind paying their prices for great food!
I little disappointed that we were seated 20 mins past our reservation time … very busy for a Wed night.
My biggest issue is that they don’t enforce any dress code requirement. Baggie t-shirts and shorts, baseball caps, in fact baseball caps worn backwards???
Can’t we go to a high end restaurant and see people dressed nicely and appropriate for the venue? This wasn’t Denny’s.
Great oysters and black cod. Wine list is exceptional with many fine French options not normally found in a restaurant this casual.
Both of us had halibut and by far it was the best halibut we’ve ever had! We primarily go to seafood restaurants and so have a great appreciation of seafood that is prepared properly and tasteful. We would highly recommend the restaurants to all.
We always enjoy the Water Grill. The food was excellent and the service is first class. It was a wonderful experience. We look forward to our next time dining at the Water Grill.
service was poor, our waitress was not involved with the program which made our evening terrible.
Sunday Night football and the place was cranking! Lots of tv’s to see the game. Delicious seafood-lobster roll on an in house made New England style bun-grilled in lotsa buttahh! Sea bass and gnocchi is delicious! Desserts are fantastic.
Although Water Grill - So Coast Plaza's Covid guidelines on OpenTable state that diners and staff must be masked, that wasn't so on our recent visit and restaurant management wasn't enforcing it. Two of the hostesses were unmasked as were about 25% of the wait staff. Not many guests coming in or leaving were masked either. If Covid safety is an issue for you, take note or insist on a server that is masked. Luckily our servers were masked but that wasn't the case for all tables.
Excellent place for a special occasion
Love the place, food was amazing
Great service and food
Normally, I love the food, but this last time it was very average. Always great service though.
The server was new but was followed by someone who was guiding him. I liked that
The bread with salted butter was our starter--amazing
The crab cake--light and full of crab, no fillers
The raw scallops in the delicious citrus dressing--melted in your mouth
Our main meal was outstanding and the presentation--spot on
Did I mention our High Ball grapefruit martini!! and a 1942
Then we popped a MAGNIFICIANT BOTTLE OF DEOVLET WINE--listed 4 times in
Wine and Spirits Magazine in the top 100.
Last: the bread pudding.......fabulous!!!
The Caesar salad was yellow. There was absolutely no green at all. It was a salad full of yellow lettuce. Fish and chips had a bone in it. This in unacceptable in a fried fish. Some staff wore masks, most did not. Service was also very slow, despite the restaurant not being particularly busy. Oysters were excellent. That was the highlight of the meal.
Great food and great service… hamachi nachos are to die for
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 4.7 stars by 4610 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.