Water Grill - Santa Monica
In compliance with the current CDC Guidelines, we require all Guests to wear a face covering when entering the restaurant. Face coverings may be removed when sitting at your table. We are exclusively offering Outdoor dining for our Guests.
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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- 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
The only reason I did not give Five stars for every category was because of COVID. Watergrill did a great job adapting to the rules and making a great outdoor space but it’s louder because of traffic and ambiance is tricky because of sitting out on the sidewalk. However, they made a great little outdoor space. I highly recommend this restaurant. The wait staff is above and beyond.
Food and drink were terrific and John,our server,was superb
Great service. Waiter was attentive. Food was pretty good. Would recommend
Our server was attentive and offered yummy suggestions!
So good . Always good
Safe & spaced out floorplan during covid times. has burners for the nighttime to keep warm. Service was great & the food is always top notch when I go!
The Manager was FANTASTIC! Super friendly and accomodate my request to be seated by the heaters since it was pretty cold out. We made an 8pm reservation and the table was ready upon arrival. Due my requested we waited less than 10mins. It was a great outdoor dining experience.
Great food, Good atmosphere considering its outside. Servers were great.
Waiter was great, food was amazing. We wish we could have sat inside since it was super windy out and chilly, but they had heaters and we sat near the wall which seemed to help.
Was a great dinner despite covid-19 and having to sit on the sidewalk. Great service and great food. My wife's new favorite.
Fabulous. It was mine and my husbands anniversary and they made sure to acknowledge that. Food was amazing! Drinks even better!
Oysters are great, fast servers , management needs to learn about better client service,
Mike was very helpful it was our first time and he helped us a lot , great food and great cocktails def coming back here 🦀👌🏽🙏🏼🔥
Waiter brought out a dish we did not order and billed us for it. Claimed it was a complimentary birthday dessert. Will never go back and will not recommend.
Everything was perfect for my birthday lunch. It started with cocktails which had just the right amount of alcohol and finished with complimentary cookies and ice cream. We all loved our entrees which was sea bass scallops snd shrimp scampi. Thanks Watergrill
Their re-designed outdoor seating area is really great. Very welcome.
We were seated in the worst seat possible in the back near the waiters station where garbage bags and cleaning supplies were stored. Outside dining area is just tables on the sidewalk. They have not done anything to create ambiance. Service was very good and food was average. Overall disappointing experience. I won’t be going back.
My friend and I both had the Chilean Sea Bass, and shared brussel sprouts, and squash. Everything was perfect. Both of us love Water Grill, and will continue to return. The social distancing worked out perfectly. We never felt rushed, or crowded. Highly recommended.
Great food and atmosphere
I love coming here. Great outdoor seating and food is excellent. Everything here is amazing.
the 3 for service was because our drink was spilled from our uneven table. the server had the table fixed, but no one asked to take the items off our table; appetizers, drinks, silverware. other than that, everything was great!!
Made reservations (recommended btw) for 12:30 PM and was promptly seated when I arrived. Our server, Matthew, was delightful and very helpful with our questions since it was my first time here.
We ordered the Oysters Rockefeller for app, and the Shrimp Scampi and Chilean Sea Bass for entrees. All were delicious and priced accordingly ; ) Also, the patio view of the Pacific Ocean ain't too bad either. Overall great food, awesome service, and nice atmosphere, but do be prepared to part with some of your dough.
Excellent service and food.
Food was good, some items came out too quickly and were just placed on the table while we were still eating. But the standard of food was fantastic and for four courses it was well priced for Valentine’s Day.
The food was excellent, and with portions that made the value undeniable. The real wonder of the evening was the staff, from the host, to the waiter, to the manager even personally coming to our table simply to gauge our satisfaction with the evening, our every need was met and then some. There is no doubt that we will be returning.
Service was on top, night was wonderful, valentines booth was great only issue was some of the food quality was a bit of a let down for the price we paid but still would love to come back I think Valentine’s Day stressful on everyone that day so that’s why it was understandable.
My girlfriend and I went for V-Day. Service was great and food. The only thing that I didn't like was when I got there I was told I could only order for a specialized menu for a certain price per person. I was told since I booked online I was being told at that point. It was not so much the price but I was not told until I got there. I booked the reservation a week or so in advance. Wish I could have been told sooner. fortunately we liked what was on the menu.
All great - due to temporary COVID restrictions road noise a little high and temp tables outside dinged the ambiance but as good as it can be in these times
Wonderful Valentine’s Day experience. 4 course Prix Fixe meal with a wine pairing so it was expensive, but she enjoyed it. Courses were all very good and most of the wine pairings were spot on. The Moscat Asti was particularly great with desert.
Food is amazing! Vibe is amazing. Enjoy the great weather here
Everything was amazing, we had a great time ❤️
My hubby and I came for V--Day. We enjoyed the service, John was our server, and he was awesome !
The food is well prepared, fresh and delicious. This place is a walking distance to the beach and other local places and restaurants. We will come back soon!
Excellent service, delicious food and varied wine list in an upscale environment. Tables well spaced, comfortable temperature despite being close to the ocean. An upscale overall experience with commensurate prices.
Seafood specialty house without parallel. They've got other dishes, but stick to the specialty. Friendliest, most knowledgeable and helpful staff on the Westside. Too bad about the pandemic outdoor seating because indoor is warm, comfortable and inviting.
Great service and great food. Probably lot better if you set inside.
Great location, very convenient valet parking, beautiful view of the ocean and stellar service from the waitstaff.
6 year anniversary, we go here as our first date was here. 2nd day of restaurants opening up. Service great, food ok probably getting into the swing of things.
I liked this place but wish it wasn't so breezy. Atmosphere was outside instead of in and COVID has us dining out. The wind was Coooooolllldddd!!! Waiting to return to experience inside dining. Scampi was great, lobster roll was good as well. Oysters rockefeller were a tad bit creamy for me. More of a chargrilled fan. Overall great location and good for people watching!
We had a wonderful and romantic time at the Water Grill. The seafood was so fresh and the service was impeccable. We enjoyed oysters from the raw bar and grilled octopus to start followed by a sampler that included different shrimp, scallops, clams, lobster, and more oysters! Absolutely delish! We finished by sharing the seabass which was seared perfectly and buttery inside. Maybe I died and went to heaven? Even with the Covid spacing, it was a beautiful evening out and made us forget for a moment about the pandemic.
Great views right on Ocean!
Water Grill - Santa Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 394-5669.
Water Grill - Santa Monica is rated 4.6 stars by 3233 OpenTable diners.
Water Grill - Santa Monica 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.