Water Grill - Downtown

4.7
4132 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Water Grill has been serving seafood in Downtown Los Angeles since 1989. The restaurant is not open at this time, due to limited outdoor seating, but it will reopen soon.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4132 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back!

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vipSteph
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both Steven the manager and Michael our server did an excellent job taking care of us.

The food was outstanding and the service was expeditious! We needed to catch a train and they were helpful to get us there on time.

The Water Grill is a classic!

We look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We’ve been here numerous times. This time was a bit different. The food was t as tasty this time around.

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AdamS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time took my parents to water grill in dtla and amazing food everything that we order was just perfect. The drinks were amazing I ordered the castaway and my mother ordered the grand Avenue both were great drinks. Oysters were perfect and no complaints. Service was on point

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was outstanding I waited to get served and appetizer for a long time so didn't like the wait time. It was very noisy there and crowded. Use. The ambience was OK nothing too special but I really did have a good time here I would give it a 4 out of 5 didn't blow my mind a great food and lovely waiter. The manager also came over and wanted to know if everything is going well so I thought that was pretty special

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RonaldS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad they are back. Not inexpensive but always a great dining experience

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sclisa
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been long time patrons of Water Grill and this was our first time back after pandemic. Service and food were exceptional and better than we remembered.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Side dishes were lovely. It was packed so service was incredibly slow but the server was very friendly. Seafood was unimpressive. Best seafood dish was the raw scallop.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The quality of the food was good to average but the prices were very high. I don't mind paying high prices for amazing food but it bothers me to pay high prices for average food. I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and setting in DTLA

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Price
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, Trevor was great. Really cool ambiance and the food is always amazing.

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WillT
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back inside a restaurant and hoped it would be worth it. This place is obviously well managed, and I understand most staff returned after a pretty long shutdown. Service was attentive and informed, food tasty and wonderfully presented. Very complete bar selection and amazing wine list. I will return when in L.A.

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JenniferA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood tower was amazing and so fresh. The 20 ounce steak perfectly cooked.

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DanielM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I enjoyed out evening at Water Grill - Downtown. I especially enjoyed the Calamari, Oysters Rockefeller and King Crab Legs. The drinks were interesting though not terribly good. The service was adequate but not great. The table next to us seemed to have ties to the staff. There was a lot of congregating and too much noise.

I think, on a different night, we would have had a better experience.

At present, no plans to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, great food (albeit a rather limited menu). The wine list tended to be a group of the "unusual suspects" rather than a truly curated list. Ambiance is nice, and convenience to downtown is perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the king crab legs they were amazing. The oysters are great, they have a great variety East Coast and Pacific Ocean,. I sat at the bar Anthony was very informative and makes a great old-fashioned and a mojito. I haven't had anything bad to eat here everything is great. And don't forget to try the bread pudding for dessert

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They didnt do anything for my friends birthday

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vipRickS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in without a reservation sat at the bar for dinner Anthony took care of us.GREAT MARTINIS

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wutang976
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Loud. Had to send the halibut back because it was over cooked and dry, and they didn’t even take it off the bill.

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JesseL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

forget any other seafood joint :) , this is this spot to be!

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AngelicaN
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, the oyster to die for, best quality of sea food .Highly recommended Scallops

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SeungJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great foods and friendly staff. Grilled octopus was incredible, they didn’t go cheap with shrimp for shrimp scampi, and soft shell crab from Maryland was very tasty. I had their margarita, and it was kind of disappointing.

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NeiraC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena comida excelente atención su manager con una gran actitud sin dudas volvería gracias

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience dining at Water Grill. Staff was accommodating, ambiance lovely, food delicious. Trifecta! Score. Thank you for a nice afternoon Water Grill :D

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Chris was our server, and he made our dinner so fun and so special! He’s an absolutely amazing server, and i’ll have to request him the next time i’m there! He always made sure we had what we needed and checked up on us frequently!! It was refreshing to have such a fun server!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday. Food was great. Service was great. Place was great

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I ordered the scallops, which were delicious and perfectly cooked but they were very salty. I mentioned this to the waiter because I wanted to help. He insisted taking it off the bill and I kept telling him I didn’t want that and the meal was excellent. I know he wanted to compensate me but I was embarrassed as I didn’t want free food.
I just wanted to give honest feedback.
However, it was a nice gesture and the waiter was very kind. All four of us had a delightful meal and of course we will dine there again...when the Philharmonic starts up again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and wine!

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IsaacT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the restaurant had a dim and welcoming atmosphere. The prices were fair for the food quality. All staff we encountered were extremely helpful and genuine. 10/10, HIGHLY recommend for a date night or any special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had Jared as our waiter who was amazing and so so kind. Food and drinks were delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

It was less than expected. The service and food were mediocre.

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monicav
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. Love everything about this place .

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Chris
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris R was our waiter, and Trevor was training with chris. Service was immaculate!! They were very attentive! Food was amazing! I’ll definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best thing on the menu is spicy lobster roll and margarita

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vipEdwardDz
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was primo! A server from another table noticed that I needed something and came over to help. Our waitress was so helpful with suggestions, friendly and on top of everything.

The food was excellent too!

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GordonT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great location and comfy atmosphere. Good place for a date or family/friends gatherings.

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Water Grill - Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 4132 OpenTable diners.

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.

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