Water Grill - San Diego
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
Caramel Bread Pudding
with alaea red sea salt
glazed with fennel, baby spinach, and parmesan
Wild Ross Sea Chilean Sea Bass
pan sautéed with herbed ricotta gnudi and brown butter
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Celebrate Mother's Day at Water Grill! Our Chef is preparing a special menu to help celebrate that special Woman in your life!
It was my girlfriend’s birthday and we were visiting from out of town. She ordered the octopus appetizer and asked me try it. I don’t eat seafood, but because it was her birthday I gave it a shot. It was delicious no fishiness at all. She had the Chilean Sea Bass and I had the New York steak. Both cooked perfectly. Ordered the Brussel Sprouts and the Broccolini as sides. Simply delicious. Our only regret was no room for dessert.
Water Grill is hands down the best seafood in all of San Diego.
Great service and wonderful ambiance as well.
Great food and a great place. Keep it up.
Excellent experience and would def go back. Halibut was a little bit boring and i wish I got something different for $50... the scallops were best I ever tasted.
Overall experience was great! Food and drinks are so good! The only thing was the lobster Mac and cheese was dry and cold on the outside. Hot and cheesy in the middle. Still good we just had to dig for the good stuff!
Steak was cold and waiter never paid attention to our table.
Food was not seasoned. I had to add salt and pepper to everything. I have never done this at a restaurant before in my life. Ordered lump crab cake for appetizer and didn’t taste like anything. Next had to add salt & pepper.to the Chilean Sea Bass which needed seasoning too. Finally the lobster Mac & cheese once again had no flavor so added salt and pepper to make it taste good which a comfort food should already be ready to eat. My friend ordered caramel bread pudding to go...not sure how that was. All in all I expected more from this place. Have visited the one at The Forum Shops in Vegas and was only slightly better. This is a good place for drinks. App somehow wouldn’t let me add pics of appetizers & sea bass which all had a nice presentation.
Fantastic food and service! Highly recommend this place.
My bartender/server was Michael. He was super cool to chat with and gave me some good insight on San Diego. I ordered a variety of oysters 🦪 and I had the scallops. The ambiance was nice, very airy. I would definitely recommend this place.
the quality of the Food was off the charts no matter what was ordered. the specials were good, the ordinary fare was good, the sides were good..........everything.
OUr waiter Megan was outstanding and personable and offered real attention so we had fun at the table.
What was not ideal was the high prices and the really small portions. When I say small I mean really small.........like 6 ounce fish portions, small vegie sides, no starch with your entres. It was a blatant gouging. Never again.
Worst sushi I’ve ever had. Would have preferred grocery store sushi, honestly.
The food at the water grill is predictably world class!
Perfect day downtown. Great food & service
Everything was incredible. Spot prawns are divine. Great service. Always love a hot towel after a meal.
The quality of food was excellent. Fish/shrimp/oysters were fresh and delicious. Server was attentive and friendly. Very cool vibe in downtown San Diego gaslamp.
Great food, great ambience and friendly staff. Would definitely return and highly recommend.
High quality seafood. Top notch server that enhanced the experience.
Our server, Jordan was exceptional! He gave great suggestions for menu options, answered all of our questions, and had a very pleasant personality. Jordan’s suggestions were on point! He explained he’d worked at the restaurant since it opened. He was passionate about the food and his career and it showed. We’ll be back.
Food was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent.
Server was awesome
The service was very good, our waiter was very helpful on suggesting dishes for us (we were visiting from NM) and also helping select gluten free modifications. We got the sea bass dish which my husband didn't have the modification and said was delicious. I had the same fish but there was some gluten free noodles in a broth. The fish was cooked perfectly and tasted OUTSTANDING. I did not care for the noodles but it was still an overall great dish.
Ryan was amazing very helpful friendly great vibe
Great experience one on the best Dirty Martini’s I have had and they had blue cheese olives! Fresh and very tasteful. Great service!
Exceptional dinner! We will be back!
Loved everything about this place. The halibut was done to perfection!
Very nice evening we spent here. Good food and service!
Our waitress that night was amazing!!! Thank you doe taking care of us.
Our waiter Joey was Awesome!!!
Really good service, food was okay in my opinion nothing spectacular. Great bread and shrimp cocktail. My boyfriend loved the grilled octopus I didn’t enjoy the shrimp scampi.
The hostess was flustered and rude. The rest of the staff was great. The food was also on point.
Food was cold. Lobster Mac wasn’t warm. Manila Clams came out cold when it’s supposed to be a hot dish. Same with clam chowder. After eating Manila clams dish we were approached with a food runner bringing the same dish but hot. We obviously knew they brought out a dish that had been sitting there so it wouldn’t go to waste.
Incredible experience from start to finish. Our server was attentive and had excellent oyster recommendations. He stopped by frequently to check on us, and kept our drinks flowing. I had the shrimp scampi - 10 stars. My wife had jumbo shrimp Louie salad. She shared the massive portion of bacon with me, which went really well with scampi. They should consider making that an option IMO.
Usually bread isn’t all that noteworthy. Not the case at Water Grill! We devoured it. Every bit.
Can’t wait to return on the next San Diego visit.
Our waiter was amazing super cool guy really enjoyed the restaurant will definitely go back
The food was great. Service was slow. This was the second time coming. The first time they took for ever. Same thing happen again took a long time to get our drinks and our food
The staff needs to be a little more attentive to the customers needs show themselves more at the tables they need to be a little more friendly
The ambiance and service was great. The food lacked flavor, wasn’t worth the price.
Fantastic meal & great service!
Service was slow, food was marginal, not what I expected for the price.
Everything was great. Waiter forgot my shrimp cocktail but not problem. I had plenty of food.
Tasty food! We had a dozen oyster sampler and the cod with soba noodles, would recommend.
Water Grill - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 717-6992.
Water Grill - San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 1553 OpenTable diners.
Water Grill - San Diego 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.