Water Grill - Santa Monica
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
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!
THE food was great as always and the service was excellent. Try the toro appetizer its worth the trip just for that
Service was awesome and the food very good!!
Great spot, a bit pricey but the food was very good. Their wine is way over priced.
Great food, great view, and great service. Highly recommend!
Great service, amazing food, right across from the beach. All around amazing!
Best fish for fish+chips ever. Cracking crisp crust, fish shaped to look like a bread loaf, kept it very moist. The tartar sauce is lively with Mediterranean spices. The Parker house roll-like complimentary bread was pillowy with substance and tasted of salt and sour. Fantastic lobster in the lobster roll, and lots of it. Better than Maine, roll great quality too, not just a hot dog bun. We’ll be passing through Santa Monica again next week, and we’ll be back to try more of their extensive menu!
Always amazing and fresh.
Our waiter was excellent! He recommended great food options and was full of personality with even better customer service.
The service was good but the food was very institutional
tasting. Not worth the money.
I love coming here for the fresh sea food! I come here here at least once a month to try something new.
Overall it was a decent experience. It was a lil annoying that we had people come up to ask for money or to “bless us with salt and pepper” that were left in the planters. The drinks took a lot longer than anticipated and we had asked for drawn butter for the lobster/crab but it came out cold. Otherwise, the food was delicious, and the bread was amazing! I’m glad our server was able to get our Louie salad “constructed” as opposed to de-constructed. We had a good time catching up and enjoying our dinner.
Food was good. Service was a bit slow.
The service (Tasha) was 5 Star!! For was fresh and amazing, but her knowledge of menu and drink recommendations made the night!
Great food, service and atmosphere. Definitely recommend this place.
The food was simply too salty. For the price, I expected better.
Great food, a little pricey for some dishes and some were served lukewarm. Other than that we had a great experience.
Sons Birthday ! We had a fantastic waiter and great food !
Food was absolutely delicious and service was exceptional. We were sat on the front patio at magic hour with an ocean view as well. Couldn’t get much better than that!
One of my favorite places, best oysters in Santa Monica that is for sure!!!
great service! excellent food- everything very good
Everything was fresh and delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience.
Everything was absolutely wonderful! The service from valet parking, to checking in, being seated, our waiter,
and of course the food, was amazing. Definitely coming back again!
Our server was great and the food was delicious. My partner and I enjoyed the tuna appetizer, seafood platter, steak and Chilean sea bass. Didn’t get a photo of our dessert but the banana ice cream was out of this world!!! We had a wonderful time celebrating his work accomplishments. We will definitely be back!
We were celebrating an anniversary and based on my sister’s recommendation we chose Water Grill with plans to get the lobster. Sadly it was over cooked and tough as could be - but the coleslaw served with the lobster was delicious. We ordered the crab cake appetizer which was also delicious. Because we were seated outside, the mash potatoes, ordered as a side dish, turned cold before we could eat them. On a more positive note, the service was excellent. Our server was very attentive, checking back frequently to see if we needed anything. We brought our own wine which our server put in an ice bucket and there was no corkage fee. We were also give a nice dessert, on the house, to celebrate our special occasion. Except for the tough lobster and cold potatoes, our experience was lovely.
My wife and I had dinner for the first time at this Water Grill location in Santa Monica.
Our server was Marc, who provided an outstanding service. He was cordial, attentive and checked on us during the evening.
The food was wonderful, with every dish we ordered was an explosion of flavors and textures. The restaurant measures and capacity seemed adequate to the current health department requirements.
Overall, this dinner was excellent!
Everything was great. Sat outside. Food was nice. Service. The only issue is when your on ocean, too many loud motorcycles being super loud and many people smoking as they walk by.
Food is very good. Drink not so much.
Wow it’s great to be out and have fresh seafood and just good food. Service was excellent the tables are spread apart nicely and you can see the ocean while you eat. The Alaskan king crab roll was the best ever, and the live main lobster was absolutely delicious. Highly recommend Water Grill !
Great food, excellent wait staff!!
Did not have to pay penalties for car registration, people at the DMV so kind and courteous, and thought I would celebrate my birthday earlier than May 16th just in case the pandemic gets worse. I live the WATER GRILL and my server was an angel.
Everything was great..I had the King crab roll! Very delicious 😋
The sea bass and scallops were buttery and melted in our mouths. The crunch on the calamari was perfect, with just the right amount of oil. The lobster Mac n cheese could bring about world peace.
Food just average today.
Fish and chips C
Lobster Roll C
Ceased Salad D+
Clam Chowder B-
They have been missing it on my last few visits. Hopefully they can turn it around.
Also, pretty expensive. Be prepared to pay at least $200 with tip. Including 2 glasses of wine.
Un lugar con ubicacion, preciosa frente al mar
Con una muy buena seleccion de mariscos
Y una atencion amigable
Se recomienda ampliamente
We love the Water Grill. Food, service and ambience are always spot on. Will continue to dine here.
Our favorite seafood restaurant in Los Angeles (Santa Monica)! Top quality seafood, good serving sizes and prices are fair. Excellent service too! Good energy by their whole team!
Valet parking with validation for $13, very convenient!
Always a pleasure to dine at Water Grill, especially the one located in Santa Monica with ocean views and palm trees. First time in over a year to dine "indoors," but it is basically like patio dining with the immense open windows. Food and service were outstanding as always. Bravo!
Very small portions , Chilean sea bass was a strange cut and not flaky . Oyster menu was huge so many to choose from definitely recommend getting some .
Water Grill - Santa Monica offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 394-5669.
Water Grill - Santa Monica is rated 4.7 stars by 3428 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.