Water Grill - Santa Monica
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Great atmosphere with comfortable seating with a glass lined kitchen and attentive staff. Well located on Ocean Ave with access to Santa Monica Pier.
overall pretty good, good service and nice ambiance and view. Recommended.
Good but overpriced for what you get. Service was ok, felt unnatural and inexperienced.
It was very pleasing and foods were amazing. It was valentine's day and it was very crowded even at 10pm. Service was great and surf and turf and seafoods were excellent.
Wouldn’t come on a special holiday due to the menu is pre fixed and you can’t order anything else
We went for our Valentines and Anniversary date, and we had an amazing time as always. Even though they had a limited menu that night, we were excited to hear that the raw bar was still open and we were able to order some of our favorite items.
My server Melissa straight lied to me and was a terrible server
Valentines Prix Fixe was a bargain at $90. (We has upgraded the $75 by ordering Lobster at an additional $15 cost.). When it turned out the restaurant ran out of our prechosed dessert, the manager stopped by with his card to invite us back for a free one. CLASS!
Food options are typically great. The fish, oysters, and lobsters are to die for ... haven't tried crab. Unfortunately, on Valentine's day, the service was really slow. We had to 30-35 minutes for food and they also ran out of the dessert we ordered. Essentially, a delay on a busy day is expected but not to an extent where you get a headache waiting for food. Anyway, sea food is great and the flavors are adventurous but service needs to be quicker.
A couple was sitting beside us during Valentines Day. The woman broke the glass of champagne and a piece of glass cut my arm. I handed it to the manager and he only apologized after my husband stated it was wrong to let a drunk couple in your establishment. My 70 year old mother was there and was very upset with the incident. It was not a pleasant experience. We don't recommend.
Kimberly, our server, was amazing and warm.
The cheesy bread the have you start with is delicious.
The scallops in the curry cauliflower sauce were the best scallops I’ve ever had!!
Classy joint, lots of people.
Yes I think the ambience is really good for small group of friends cheering their time
Super consistent, always great. The best thing is the fact that there is no corkage if you bring in your own bottle. The staff is super friendly, the food is always spot on, and the location is spectacular. Overall, I highly recommend the Water Grill.
We love going to Water Grill.
Great experience and meal.
Our waiter Joe was just perfect.
OVERALL RECOMMENDATION COLORED BY THE FACT THAT WE WAITED FOR A WINDOW SEAT FOR ABOUT TWENTY OR THIRTY MINUTES AND OUR TABLE WAS GIVEN TO PEOPLE WHO HAD JUST COME IN. WHEN I BROUGHT THIS TO THE ATTENTION OF THE HOST, HE APOLOGIZED BUT SAID HE CANNOT UNSEAT PEOPLE ONCE THEY WERE SEATED AND WE WOULD BE SEATED AT THE NEXT AVAILABLE WINDOW SEAT. HE OFFERED A GLASS OF CHAMPAGNE WHILE WE CONTINUED TO WAIT, BUT THIS HAD ALREADY SET THE MOOD FOR A LESS THAN SATISFACTORY VALENTINE'S DAY. MY DINNER WAS FINE BUT MY HUSBAND FOUND HIS CHOICES TOO SALTY. I AM SORRY THAT THIS HAD HAPPENED BECAUSE THE WATER GRILL WAS ON OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS.
This is my favorite restaurant in all of Los Angeles, and I eat out a lot. The food is excellent - the freshest seafood you can get in a restaurant, and so perfectly prepared in creative and delicious ways. The service is always great - everyone is polite and efficient. You can count on Water Grill Santa Monica for the best of everything in a restaurant.
Ordered expensive sea bass came out undercooked they then took it back and re-cooked the same pieces of fish and tried to re-serve even then it was still not cooked correctly they did in fairness take it off the bill
It seems that if it is raining in Santa Monica they understaff the restaurant’s
We had a fabulous waiter, Nick, who just did a wonderful job over the course of the entire meal.
Very highly recommended!
We had an Amazing server, Richard. He was accommodating, knowledgeable and very attentive .
Great food and great service as always
We had a business dinner and knew we could bring our own wine (no corkage fee for the first 6 bottles, we had 2). This took alcohol off our tab (short of tipping appropriately for the service) and made our total tab for AMAZING seafood very reasonable.
We had California spiny lobster (in season and cooked fresh to order), oysters, stone crab and sides...not to mention their amazing clam chowder! It all amounted to a great dinner for 3 that was reasonable given the freshness, flavor and impeccable service.
Every location (Dallas, Santa Monica, South Coast, etc) is consistently fresh and enjoyable!
Water Grill please clean your Windows. Our area was quite dirty.
Loved the salmon. Perfectly prepared.
Did not like the onion cheese bread.
Waiter was very accommodating to our relaxed schedule. Thank you.
GREAT SERVICE OUR SERVER WAS GREAT MADE GREAT RECOMMENDATIONS
De lujo y excelente
Food actually made me sick
Amazing food and great service! Loved it all.
Tried this place for the first time for Dine LA lunch. Fabulous. It is our new Santa Monica restaurant favorite. Get a street side table when the windows are open. Like being on vacation. And ask that John be your server.
The meal was very good with generous portions. We were seated in a quieter area of the space
I keep trying to give Water Grill the benefit of the doubt bc the location is stellar but they always miss the mark. Location, ambience and service are great but food is ok and overpriced.
Consistently good for and service. Great corkage policy. Added sushi & it was excellent.
Noted birthday on the reservation and it was not acknowledged.
The food is always fresh and nicely prepared. The waiter we had was very attentive, as were other staff from the restaurant. I strongly recommend Water Grill in Santa Monica.
A much noisier version of the DTA Water Grill. Food was fairly good and a reasonable good value for the money. Dined at the Santa Monica Water Grill as part of the Dine LA deal, where we enjoyed a four-course prix fix meal.
Had a great evening. Our party of 6 was seated promptly even on a Saturday night! Friendly and professional service, reasonable wine selection, and everyone enjoyed their appetizers, salads, soups, and main course. Sea Bass was a stand-out! Fish and chips were delicious, although pricey for what was on the plate (one piece of fish), but most of us ordered the Dine LA menu and were very happy.
It wasn’t good. I made a reservation and still have to wait more then half an hour for my table. I would have left if I wasn’t the host. The food was mediocre and the server had no knowledge about the dishes when one of us asked a question. She left to find out and didn’t come back for a long long time. It was really noisy hard to carry a conversation so over all not pleasant. I won’t go back.
This place is like being at Disneyland. Loud, too many people. Food was OK at best!
The food and service was wonderful and a great value
Our server michael was great he made the night really memorable definetly going back to try the rest of the menu.