Water Grill - Downtown
Always a delight. We had oysters, scallops, and sea bass, all excellent, and a couple of terrific martinis.
Made dinner reservations for two, the table was small we decided to sit at the bar. I had different dishes trying to get it right. The crab cake nice flavor but too much celery. I live in MD we don’t put celery in our crab cakes. If you don’t mind crunching on celery you will enjoy.
Service was excellent.
Great place! Impeccable service, fantastic food - we had steak and fish and sides... and everything was beyond expectation delicious. Highly recommended!!!
Our clam chowder was a bit burnt but otherwise all good.
Experience was pleasant from beginning to end. Enjoyed the food, the drinks and the very efficient, personable staff!
Great service and appreciate the amazing accommodation. I will come back with more friends.
It was great in every way. The Chilean sea bass is amazing as well as the service and atmosphere
Spectacular food and service
Great food and great atmosphere! Seafood was very fresh and well prepared. Great date night. Even though it’s on the more expensive side, it’s was worth it.
Went in at lunchtime for cocktails and oysters. Sergio was excellent. Later that evening went back for dinner, Dover sole was excellent as well as our waiter, Chris.
Excellent food and service. Nice setting for a business discussion.
Oyster sampler, Grand Iced Shellfish platter, and California Spiny Lobster was good. Clam chowder came out cold, but the manager took it off our bill. Overall good.
As far as I am concerned, this is the best seafood place in DTLA. Food and service were amazing! The only complaint is the noise level which was quite elevated. If you prefer a more intimate dining experience do not go on a weekend. In any case, it was well worth it when considering the delicious food.
Terrific meal and great service! While you have a primary wait person, the teamwork here is amazing. Food comes out in a very timely manner and the quality is outstanding. Highly recommend the Chilean Bass which is one of their signature dishes.
good clean food with service that was very comfortable and pleasant
One of my favorite in LA. The clam chowder changed. It was lighter before. Now it’s time unite thick. Still good but I liked previous version
Don't order meat. I have long enjoyed dining at the Water Grill whenever I visit L.A. I always order fish and an interesting bottle of white wine from their great list. This time my companion brought a special bottle of wine, a red, so we decided to share a fish entrée first with a bottle of white wine and follow it with a shared meat dish with the red wine we brought. First problem was that the first two bottles of white wine we ordered turned out not to be as described on the wine list. While we were waiting for our third choice to appear both the fish and the meat were served. We accepted the fish even though we had no wine yet and we told them to bring the meat when we were done with the fish course. Eventually we got some wine and enjoyed the fish. Then the meat came and it was lukewarm, not hot, definitely not sizzling. We called the waiter back and he apologized and took the meat back. We told him just to reheat it. But he said he would have us a new dish made. After quite some time the waiter said it's about to come off the grill. Shortly thereafter, the meat arrived and it again was not hot. The pat of herbed butter on the top was not even melted. Obviously someone in the kitchen cooked the meat and it sat there getting cold before someone else prepared the platter and put on the pat of butter. Our waiter apparently could not tell that unmelted butter means the meat is not hot, much less sizzling. By this time we were really hungry so we just went ahead and ate the cool meat. The waiter was kind enough to comp us the meat and offer us a dessert to share. Next time I will stick to fish. And hope the wait staff knows how to pay attention.
Our server Chris was superb.
Great place, wonderful food, wonderful service, would definitely come back
Good app round, lovely halibut
The server was wonderful, highly recommend it, excellent eats, never got to the table because the seafood bar was a great seat.
Been here many of times. But this time was a little let down. We had reservations but we were15 minutes late due to traffic it’s LA it can get real bad. Anyway, hostess said it would be 5 to 10 minutes to get a table even though we had a reservation. Well it was more like 25 minutes later before we got seated. Had to rush the server cause we we a theater tickets and had to leave by a certain time. Not sure why such the long wait, but was a little disappointed with this visit.
The food was very good , service was good but not perfect
Everything was perfect for my husbands birthday dinner!
Thank you. Was delicious.
Great food and service’
Halibut was over cooked and extremely salty.
The octopus was outstanding along with the oysters from the seafood bar.
Love this place. Just really pleasant vibe, pro service and great simple food.
Service was outstanding. Oysters were good not great. Sea Bass was phenomenal! Thank You!
We all enjoyed our meals but to be honest it was just ok. I was hoping to just get my fish grilled but the waiter seemed put off that I asked and said well ya if you just want a piece of plain halibut. Up to you but that’s not what we do here. I ordered an app for dinner instead. Service felt rushed. Not sure I would go back.
Everything was amazing!
Eat here regularly when in town. No corkage fee which is great and food always good. Our server (Chris) was excellent as well as support staff.
The food was absolutely delicious. Wine was great and they even offered a glass of champagne on the house because I was celebrating my birthday. However the highlight of the night was our waitress Rowan. She was exceptional. Based on the service and food, I highly recommend. I will be returning the next time I am in LA.
Tis the season for "Spiny Lobsters" . Just outstanding. Santa Barbara spot prawns fall into the same category. Always has the best selection of oysters in all of Los Angeles. Never fails to please. Service was top-notch. They honor your requests.
Austin our server was amazing.
Exceptional seafood! Nice ambiance.
Flabio is the best. Food and experience was top notch. Had the scallops and sea bass. Excellent food and service.