Water Grill - Santa Monica
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Table location not favorable and crab was a little challenging to eat!
The Water Grill was very crowded when we went there for dinner. We had a reservation but waited a bit for our table. Our waiter was enthusiastic but it took over 45 minutes to get our appetizers. The food was good but not over-the-top great. We enjoyed having dinner there but not sure I’d go there again.
Best meal I've had in a while. Service was excellent too
Food and service was great. Isn't inexpensive but you get what you pay for.
I love love love this restaurant- it never disappoints- fair warning it is very pricey
Great food and service.
Disappointed for 2nd time in a row. We enjoyed for years but something has changed.. for the worse. Quality of food is not the same.
Excellent service and great food. Very good wine selection and prices
Great seafood and excellent service. I love their seafood tower with freshest selections of oysters, scallops, and lobsters. If you love fish, definitely try their Chilean sea bass. For dinner, reservation is a must. The restaurant was very kind to give us a room last time when we had a big group for dinning.
Very limited fresh fish choices for a seafood place. Spot shrimp were heavily advertised they were terrible and terribly overpriced. Service was spotty. Very noisy. You can do better somewhere else
Crowded, noisy, decent menus
Great time, great food, great wine!
The restaurant felt like a food factory and not a food destination
Our server was very polite but he was hard to find when we needed something
The ambiance was pleasant since we were tucked away on the side
the rest of the restaurant felt chaotic
We were entertaining a guest from out the country who had requested seafood - it was really embarrassing to have to wait half and hour for our reservation
My husband enjoyed his fish but could not eat the accompaniments as they were hard and dry
My fish was tasteless and an extremely meager portion for a not inexpensive price
The Brussels sprouts were hardly there too- why suggest a side for the table when there is barely enough for 1
I would normally have shared my dissatisfaction but I did not want to do it in front of our guest
Great quality seafood! We have eaten here twice and there steaks are the best I have had. The staff is friendly, very helpful with the menu and the device is well timed.
Our waiter was very nice and accommodating
The manager keep coming to make sure we were happy and had everything we needed
All the other. People, from the front hostess to the box boy were nice and attentive 👍🏽
Outstanding food and service. Highly recommended
The bartender and manager were terrific
Amazing service. Amazing food. Great all around place!
Great spoke even in the rain.... liked the décor.
Great staff - took my coat, waiter was awesome
The music was way to loud for the middle of the day... only real drawback.
Oysters were so fresh...
Food was great and service was awesome!!
Great atmosphere. Comfortable space, Food was great. They are exceptional and working with all kinds of seafood. Incredible sword fish and Cod. Small portions on the Sea Bass. However, incredible taste.
We quite appreciated our servers and the manager, who brought me my (forgotten!) hat in the valet area.
The whole fish Dover sole, Chilean sea bass, mahi mahi were excellent. The fish were all cooked perfectly . the sides of mashed potatoes and Chinese sausage with brocolini were equally excellent. We had no dessert but I also enjoyed my decaf coffee. The service was attentive and recommendations were excellent
Sea bass is amazing! Love the service and ambiance. Overall great experience and value compared to other restaurants of its caliber.
Family in town.
Best lobster ever...great service, excellent!! I would highly recommend and already have to several friends.
I think this was our best seafood dining experience Ever! Our server Brett was very attentive and knowledgeable. The only negative was the.tiny bathroom shared by several other restaurants and businesses with an attendant hovering over everyone. No privacy and weirdly uncomfortable.
Our server, Yuri was unbelievable. Overall, service is excellent, including the 2 who checked on us twice. Thank you for a great experience.
Food was great, service was prompt and efficient.
Good food, nice mood. Always good to have a dining
Chilean sea bass is truly unbeatable.
The restaurant was very busy on a Saturday night. Yet, the service and food were great.
We were sat next to the lobster tanks and the kitchen door. Lobsters were taken out of the tanks and several times dropped on the floor.
We had a table of eight and when dinner came out one dish was missing because the waiter forgot to put the order in. The eighth and last dinner came out as the seven of us were finishing our meal.
Sad because most of the restaurant tables have nice ambiance. I made the reservation weeks in advance and we had a terrible table.
Eat here often for years and it is always great. Our waiter was outstanding this time-engaging, knew his wines and funny!
Fabulous service and delicious food!!
Excellent sea food and service. Highly recommend it!
Excellent food! Excellent service! Great decor!
Family dinner night - loud but good food. Kinda pricey but enjoyable.
I wanted to come here as it is a longstanding steak/seafood place in Santa Monica. It felt a bit like a franchise, with the staff hurrying around in a panic and long pauses between service. The food was good but relied too heavily on fat and salt, so I think for the price that there is better food to be found in the area.