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Water Grill - Downtown

4.4
3180 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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For over 30 years, Water Grill has sated the palates of fish lovers. From the moment it opened, this flagship downtown restaurant from King's Seafood Company has satisfied the need for a world-class fish eatery in Los Angeles. Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide, Water Grill has consistently offered dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm; Friday: 11:30am - 11pm; Saturday 5pm - 11pm; Sunday 4pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(213) 891-0900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chris Idso
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Private party facilities
We offer a classic and inviting backdrop for entertaining small and large groups alike.
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Private party contact
Brian Buonarti: (213) 891-0900
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
6th St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3180 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Incredibly fresh seafood. Great meal.

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Evie 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Everything was great! The beet salad was awesome but could have used a few more beets in it.

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Roadtrip (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Horrible! Never again!

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vipIluvfood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Watergrill always has great fish. The lobster roll was very tasty. Their Asiago cheese bread is great. I did order the tortellini, which is not as good as the fish, but I probably should not have ordered pasta from a seafood restaurant. It was fine, just needed more flavor and the serving size was more like an appetizer size.

Always consistently great food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We flew in for the ESPN NBA All-Star 2018. We stayed at the Westin Bonaventure, a five-minute walk from the restaurant. We so enjoyed every minute of our dinner -- the food was perfect, and Jenna, our server was friendly, professional, and more than helpful. And, the ambiance was great too: we could actually converse! We will certainly go back the next time we're in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Just perfect! First we were running late with traffic but I called ahead. They were so accommodating and kind. Every staff person was so gracious with great personalities. I cannot adequately express how much we appreciated the first rate service.

Food was exceptional. Martini and wine were wonderful. Waitress and other service staff were blazing fast!

After going to our usual West Hollywood or Beverly Hills restaurants; which are always sub-par at best, we’ve decided that every time we want to go out to dinner we no longer need to think twice. We’re simply reserving Water Grill. Now you’re stuck with us!

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timothym (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great find and the food was outstanding! We started with a crab cake and Tuna Poke to share - so fresh and WOW! The fish is awesome and the side dishes were great and interesting - we had the Crispy Polenta and the Kale! The Clam Chowder is well prepared and they have a unique twist with clams in the shell which I haven't seen before! This is restaurant is a keeper and hope to be back next time we are in LA!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

As always great food and service!

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vipYingMei (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Perfect place to meet up with old friends! Our server was attentive and terrific. Food scrumptious. Looking forward to returning when we’re back in LA

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We got in before the rush. Very relaxed experience. The scallops were wonderful. I really enjoyed their cioppino. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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CurtP 
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Attended for my wife's Valentines day birthday.
Got seated by window which at first seemed ok but was right next to bus station. Constant traffic and noise from dishes. Horrible.
The fresh oysters were excellent, really good, but ended there.
Ordered two of the fresh whole fish.
Our order took about 1 hour to come to table.
My sole was ok fish taste wise but was swimming in oily butter. All the massive butter/oil ruined the dish. That was all that was on plate. Needed some other thing on plate like a vegetable or ?
My wife order a whole fist oven baked. The fish was so/so and very large and extremely expensive. Her fish dish was over $70 and it just was not that good. Was absurd.
Restaurant is way too old school. Needs good fish on menu fresh prepared and lightly treated.
Never go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Chilean Sea Bass was the bomb! Had to refill my own wine glass a couple of times though...

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A downtown Los Angeles icon, and well worth a visit. Ambiance is great, food and service were outstanding.

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larryk (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was outstanding. One of the very few places where you can buy Wild fish, and they have an incredible selection of fish. The meal should have come with a salad and a simple desert, but it didn't.

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arjay (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Service was slow and we had a 5:45 reservation
Breads were phenomenal and best part of meal.
One of our sides came after some of us had finished our main course .octopuswas really good. My Mexican sea bass was tasty but dry.
Just not the quality it once was as the finest seafood restaurant in the city

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pete (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was wonderful, as usual. The tuna poke was the hit!! Thank you for a great evening!

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dixieH (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great seafood restaurant. Definitely will dine again here. Very close to the Biltmore LA

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Open table said we did not make reservation yet we did show for dinner and it was ggread

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent waiter. Thank you for the timing.

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SoniaB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I am not a seafood person. But my friend is. She loved the Scallops and I loved my 20 oz Steak. Cooked to perfection and very tasty!

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