Water Grill - Santa Monica

4.6
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2836 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
For over 30 years, Water Grill has sated the palates of fish lovers. From the moment it opened, this 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 USA Today and Zagat, the Water Grill consistently offers dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness.

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4.6based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service are top notch. It is expensive but you can find excellent values on the menu and in the wine list.

NJ
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The host and server were outstanding. The host reminded me to set up an open table reservation before I checked in, then immediately sat us. Then the server knew the menu very well and took just the right amount of care of our group. Would just say the food was either extremely good (the cod and swordfish were amazing) or really bland (the tuna was not onky not spicy but underwhelming to two our our guests). The bread waa also skippable which was a shame. Yet would go back any day for the cod. One of the best I've ever had

SH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Turan was a gem. Great experience. My son loved his sushi and bread pudding. And my sea bass was elegantly prepared and presented, and it tasted fantastic.

e
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Excelente Gracias

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m
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was cold.. the waiter was attentive but no apology for the food been cold but he did replace it!

AZ
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good, service spotty

W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing. Food was good until we found a hair in the Chilean sea bass. Ruined the food experience after that.

GW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I can't stand when busboys insist on cleaning the table.
Servers need to know who ordered what.

SK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way. Worth the price.

D
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious but pricey. Wine was also pricey. $200 for two of us, 4 total glasses of wine, two delicious sushi rolls, 1 beet salad and 1 so so Niçoise salad.

TF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered the miso cod and it did not taste fresh and was slightly cold. Service was good and setting is pretty but the food is going downhill.

MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Just not what I expected for the price point. Could go elsewhere and get better quality/quantity food for the same price points. In all honesty don’t think I will be back.

RS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent as was the service. However, ordering the "fresh catch" of sea bass and being charged $74 was obnoxious

L
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a party of eight people. The king platter was good. The salmon entree was a little too salty. Worse is the service. They totally forgot to deliver whisky we ordered for a guest. When we asked the waitress, she was asking us to order another whisky while failing to deliver the first one. And they even asked for 20% service charge with such services.

FC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere with comfortable seating with a glass lined kitchen and attentive staff. Well located on Ocean Ave with access to Santa Monica Pier.

HD
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The views are amazing!! Food delicious. Service was very slow.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing king crab

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!!

s
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

overall pretty good, good service and nice ambiance and view. Recommended.

L
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good but overpriced for what you get. Service was ok, felt unnatural and inexperienced.

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Wouldn’t come on a special holiday due to the menu is pre fixed and you can’t order anything else

SH
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience5

My server Melissa straight lied to me and was a terrible server

GG
Los Angeles
34 reviews