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Water Grill - Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

Water Grill - Downtown

4.6
4.6
4526 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

Water Grill has been serving seafood in Downtown Los Angeles since 1989.

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Booked 69 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 891-0900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Moulton

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a classic and inviting backdrop for entertaining small and large groups alike.

  • Private party contact

    Nitin Kashyap: (213) 891-0900

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    6th St.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,526 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Seafood

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  1. CD

    ChristianD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, divine food, exquisite ambience.

  2. f

    foodie

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    excellent wine list. excellent list of fish that were fresh and tasty.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food tie was good and the service was excellent.

  4. EQ

    EricQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had our anniversary dinner here. The food are excellent and the service are superb. We got an anniversary dessert as the gift from the restaurant. A wonderful experience!

  5. j

    jkaumana

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Loud mouthed drunk gal

  6. VM

    VanessaMac

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Flavio helped us and was excellent. We really loved the crab cake. The shrimp scampi was delicious as well.

  7. M

    Monica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One Great restaurant, love the food, the service, the bar. Everything about The Water Grill is excellent!!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Father’s day. Even though it was busy, service was impeccable. Thank you John !

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was wonderful and the food was perfect! Very appreciative.

  10. a

    asokd

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10 quality food as always!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Daughter‘s birthday and before we went to the Santana concert at Bank of California Arena.

  12. LB

    LeahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always visit this place and I absolutely love the food, ambiance, the staff, and the experience is always amazing.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I made a reservation at this location and it was the best decision! The service was excellent and the food was phenomenal. Our server was very attentive and provided us with the best dining experience. We ordered the Calamari, Hamachi Nachos, Sea Scallops, and the Surf and Turf. Every bite tasted amazing and did not disappoint. To top it off, we had a decadent dessert which was a Salted Carmel Brule Pudding. We definitely recommend this location!

  14. SG

    Sabrina4Good

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this place. The ambience is lovely, the service is delightful, and the food is delicious. We like to stop for a late lunch on our way back from the hospital.

  15. AM

    AshleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic Food and Service! Flavio was our server and didn't disappoint.

  16. JN

    JohnN

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten at the Water Grill numerous times and the food and service are always excellent!!

  17. BT

    BryanT

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always exceptional!

  18. i

    ipman

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3

    Over cooked a lot of seafood. Some of the seafood are not very fresh. Service are okay.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My brothers bday

  20. p

    pete

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love The fresh bread as well as the perfectly done dishes we’ve been going to the downtown location for the last 20 years and have never been disappointed.

  21. EY

    EmilyY

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Water grill doesn’t disappoint. Food is always on point and service is great.

  22. S

    Shabu

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    We enjoy the Santa Monica water Grill location, but the downtown LA location fell short. It appeared that they grilled the crabcake for to long as it was blackened when I came out, and they also cut the calamari too long and the calamari was slightly soggy. It looked like and taste it like they used old oil. They also forgot a spoon when serving the clam chowder, and it just seemed not up to the usual standards. However it is in a good location, everyone is nice, and it is a very inviting restaurant. I think they just have a few things to work out in the kitchen.

  23. F

    Frenchie

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were very impressed with everything from the logo embedded in the table to the quality and creativity of the food. Our server, Denise, was top notch. Super attentive without being too intrusive. The bread was also delicious. The French press coffee with dessert was also a nice touch. All in all, really a fabulous experience and this comes from experienced, not easily impressed, diners.

  24. CB

    ChristineBX2

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and the food was excellent!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We t for dinner before a show; service was exceptional.

  26. K

    Katv

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is always great and Nick the waiter is awesome!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    This is literally the WORST restaurant we’ve ever dined at. We arrived for our 5pm reservation, got seated, and didn’t get served regular beverages until 35 minutes later. I’m pretty sure our waitress was on drugs— slurring her speech, spilling water everywhere. She was horrible. The food was also horrible. The worst sushi rolls we’ve ever tried— so pungent and fishy.. couldn’t even swallow it. We didn’t even wait for the last roll to come out… which was more than 45 minutes after we ordered it. We just left. Our tab was close to $200. What a complete waste! And we regret tipping our awful waitress. Would not recommend this place to anyone. Shameful!!

  28. ME

    MarcusE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The server was fantastic! So sweet and just a true pro.

  29. S

    Superchick

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3

    The restaurant was busy for a Monday night so service was slow and it was loud. We asked about our food twice before we got it. In the future we'll skip this location, not a fan anymore.

  30. BT

    BryanT

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dining and service as always!!

  31. CW

    ChristyW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The food was really good. The seafood was fresh. I had the halibut and my friend had the lobster roll. We also did the Brussel sprouts for an appetizer. The portions were generous. Our server was very attentive and provided us with excellent suggestions when asked. I would recommend.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Took 30 mins to cook a steak when the place was not even busy.

  33. TT

    ToxT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Food is very good: especially if you love seafood. We did not try to the raw bar but it looked good as well. Service was very attentive. A bit noisy on a Saturday.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall it was a good meal. The server was a bit aloof. Not super friendly and seemed to get slightly annoyed when we didn’t order immediately. The food was good but both my wife’s and I whole fish had a lot of bones. This wasn’t the case at their San Diego location where we ate a month or so ago. Good food but it could have been better

  35. KH

    KieshonH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was good, but a little pricey for the portions.

  36. LH

    LindaH

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Repeat visit. Reservations recommended. Excellent food and attentive service. Thank you.

  37. F

    Fungus

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    Food was overly seasoned for the fish. Oysters were good.. Small portions for sides for the price. Loved our server.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friend’s bday

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4

    Group of four on Vacation from AZ. Main entrees were scallops, Mex sea bass, fish tacos, organic grilled chicken. Appetizer of Octopus. Octopus appetizer was cooked acceptably. Scallops were perfect, fish tacos were fine. However, the Mex sea bass and chicken were both over cooked. Chicken was dry and under- seasoned, the fish was over cooked and internally tough. To the credit of the staff, the waiter observed our concern and the Manager immediately came over and inquired about the issues and offered alternate dishes. They were very sincere and ultimately removed the cost of the chicken and provided a complimentary dessert. That displays good customer service and is a credit to the restaurant.

  40. LC

    LCFDiner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an excellent meal! Best seafood restaurant in LA! We especially like that they don't charge corkage if you bring your own wine (unless they have that particular wine on the wine list).

FAQs

Water Grill - Downtown is rated 4.6 stars by 4526 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 69 times today
Google Map for Water Grill - Downtown

544 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90071

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonathan Moulton

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 891-0900

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a classic and inviting backdrop for entertaining small and large groups alike.

  • Private party contact

    Nitin Kashyap: (213) 891-0900

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