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
Very good service and food. The only things that had a negative impact on my experience were things the restaurant could not control - very windy and loud noises from the street. Excited to return when restaurants can reopen indoor dining.
Best place fir oysters and their bread is phenomenal.
Water Grill is always delicious, and the new outdoor seating is very nice now since they upgraded from the cheap plexiglass dividers. The prices are a bit steep in my opinion but the food is high quality and the free corkage makes up for the exorbitant prices a bit.
Excellent service and food
Most amazing 5 star style classy food ever amazing staff Sergio was the best Server we have had in years! So knowledgeable and patient with our questions! Kind soul! Thank you!
Delicious quality seafood and excellent service!
The Water Grill used to be my favorite seafood restaurant. Our last lunch was disappointing. As usual the oysters are great but the fish in the fish tacos was greasy, we asked for two more tortillas which never arrived, the scallop dish consisted of 3 small scallops drenched in a sauce. My lobster roll was good but not as it used to be. The service was friendly but so slow.
Great service and the Chilean sea bass was to die for!
The complimentary cheese bread and sourdough were delicious!
Excellent birthday lunch. Terrific staff, good and ambiance.
I agree with some of the other reviews that have been posted. The service is sub standard for this scale of restaurant. Sat around for quite a while after we were seated to get any service. Once the waiter did stop by we ordered a bottle of wine and oysters. Took about 10 minutes to get our wine and the oysters never showed up. Had scallops and Chilean sea bass, sea bass was a little over cooked. Highlight of the dinner was the butternut squash over quinoa. Very good and if you are a light eater it's big enough to make it a meal.
It was awesome! Nick was the best waiter we could ask for!
Ordinary preparation for scallops. On a par with what a home cook would do.
The scallops were amazing
The food was a hit or miss for me but the service was really great. They had heaters and tables spaced and followed COVID guidelines
Very good food! Loved the up beat atmosphere and our waiter was very fun and energetic! He knew a lot about the menu and made helpful suggestions! Very observant and stayed on top of accommodating all our dining and drinking needs! Fresh oysters and fish! Will definitely be back!
We made reservations & still waited 30 minutes afterwards. Food was bland for the price. Server was great, I forgot his name but it started with a T. Great guy. Manager was pretty cool too, nice lady. The issues were with timing and food quality. Making a reservation is our job, having the table ready is Water grill’s.
I would highly recommend. The quality and freshness of the food is so worth it. I will definitely be back!!!!!
Our experience was great from start to finish as the host greeted us. Gregory waited on us and the manager was super attentive to our needs. We are local and enjoy seeing the familiar faces of the Water team.
Denisa was an excellent server. Highly recommend the Chilean sea bass and oysters. Machete is excellent if you like Mezcal
Fantastic service, great foods.
I’m coming back for the whole king crab
Great food and excellent drinks great service!
Lobster was way over cooked and steak tasted like it was from sizzler. Would not recommend this place and I’m never one to complain.
Definitely requirement this restaurant. Our server was so nice and helpful. The environment was nice and had an amazing view of the water.
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
Best birthday lunch in a long time!
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
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 3259 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.