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!
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 .
Nice location. Felt safe considering COVID with all the options for outdoor seating. Good raw food (shrimp, oysters) but fish and chips and halibut were very underwhelming considering the price. Bread pudding was huge disappointment as well. Service was good.
There was an incident at another table that was very disturbing. The manager nor his team acknowledged that other people were effected. It ruined our meal and left us with upsetting feeling. Manager ignored all other tables that witnesses the incident.
The staff and our server were top notch! Excellent! The food was very good but a bit over priced but what do you expect for an ocean view location and fresh seafood. Everything was delicious. As pescatarian I find it a little odd there’s bacon in the Mussels so heads up on that.
Overall great Lunch !
Came here for lunch in my birthday. I ordered the sea bass and my husband ordered the crab. So fresh! Everything was delicious and the service was great. Will be coming back
Our chicken was not completely done. Blood ran out of it. The lobster Mac was runny . The appetizers were awesome especially the sushi . The drink was good. The service was exceptional
When I called for a reservation they did not have anything available until the end of the night but when I went on this app they had reservations within the next half hour. So I was a bit annoyed by that.
However, the service from our waiter and the food was exceptional. We tried a couple of the sushi rolls and the black cod. Everything was very high quality and delicious
Love this place. Sat on the sidewalk because of Covid - but as usual, the food and service were excellent.
Great place for celebrate our anniversary !
Great outdoor setting and ambiance! Would recommend for outdoor seating during covid. Even the indoor seating is breezy and safe!
Every experience was superb except the food.
I will never go back.
Food was awesome. Service was excellent.
Nice place to people watch and have dinner. Our waiter was very good too!
Our server was quite good. Apparently she was new and not on our receipt.
An absolute must if you’re in Santa Monica!
Love this place. The seafood is great!
Asked for a booth. Was stuck in a brightly lit half booth in the bar. That's not why I make a reservation to drop hundreds of dollars. Thumbs down here.
Not my first time there. They do a very nice job, the staff is very attentive, and the food is delicious. If you have a special night out, this is a perfect place to go.
Very good food in all courses. Service was attentive, courteous, and efficient.
Open windows and doors for pretty ocean view made even the deep restaurant interior uncomfortably cold.
Some special main course offerings were listed on the menu as priced by the pound when they were actually priced by the serving; they should have been listed as such.
Great place! So good we went back 3 times
Great food. Great location. Great wait staff. Great people watching!
We ate at your Santa Monica location tonight. We are from Dallas and Louisiana, and we love to travel, eat out and cook. Without a doubt, for the money, it was one of the worst Restarant experiences we’ve ever had. You are charging A+ prices and delivering a C- product. Obviously, you will not continue to be able to do this for long.
Met my mom & sister there. The waiter was very patient and accommodating to my elderly mother and Finn/quick witted with us. The food was delicious and the Margarita with cucumber & jalapeño was magnificent. I will go back.
Great location and views. The drinks and the waiter is amazing.
Classy restaurant with pop radio music, two vibes that absolutely don’t fit
Sushi roll was not fresh. Manager made an excellent recovery move by providing a delicious scallop appetizer while we waited for a new entrée. However, it just upset the night as this food item was rather offputting and upset the cadence of the meal service. Server was excellent. She was grace under pressure.
Great location. Table service was excellent. Host/hostess stand appeared to be overwhelmed. Very curt answers and no smiles. Made a reservation for 3 to celebrate graduation outside. Arrived on time but one person in our party was 5 min late. They gave away outside table and wanted to seat us in a back corner by a door. Ultimately they moved us to a high top inside that worked out fine but was not what had been requested. Would recommend to go at least once - food is very good. Will most likely not return as location is very touristy- busy.
Never been to this place before was my first time and I really enjoyed it everything was on point
It was nice to finally be able to go to Water Grill and feel normal again. The weather was beautiful along Ocean Avenue and everyone was having a great time at each table. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica and the seafood was exceptionally fresh.
This was a restaurant experience like the good old days. Fantastic atmosphere -- from outside you can see the ocean, great service and fabulous food. Everything was perfect!!
Food was great ! Definitely going back very soon .
I've been there numerous times and its always great. Glad to see COVID has not changed that
Bit pricey but was very good. Lemon Drop best i have had...!! Will come back!!
Horrible service and food quality
Lovely day to celebrate my beautiful friend’s acceptance into USC grad school just before her 50th bday!!
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 3390 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.