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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Celebrate Valentine's Weekend on Sunday, 2/13/22!$135.00 per person
Feb 13, 2022 onlyExperience Valentine’s Weekend at Water Grill in Santa Monica! Chef Trevor has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
Celebrate Valentine's Weekend Saturday, 2/12/22!$135.00 per person
Feb 12, 2022 onlyExperience Valentine’s Weekend at Water Grill in Santa Monica! Chef Trevor has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
Celebrate Valentine's Day!$135.00 per person
Feb 14, 2022 onlyExperience Valentine’s Day at Water Grill in Santa Monica! Chef Trevor has created an exclusive 4-course dinner for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement, capture your moments with our interactive photo booth, and cherish the special celebration of love!
- 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
Romantic ambiance, lovely view, great service, excellent food
Hostess was rude other than that the service was fine. Food was just OK. You're mainly going for the view.
Start off by saying I ordered the ny steak and it was probably the best steak I've had in very long time. Wife got the hot lobster and that also tasted great. Ambience is definitely laid back being right by the beach and big windows that were opened added to the nice breeze.. might have been an little louder than usual because there was a football playoff game going..all in all it was great and definitely recommend.
The service was great. The steak came out with garlic butter which was not described on the menu. Also not hot. Warm. The Seabass was amazing.
We ordered broccolini . There were 3 pieces and a lot of garlic cloves. Absolutely ridiculous and a waste. The fries were not cooked properly.
There were four of us and we all agreed we would not come back. The quality and amount of food does not warrant the prices.
Great food, excellent view of the ocean.
Service is very good. I love that place & I’ve been there so many times. One of my favorite places.
My family dinner experience was great! Our food was delicious and the staff was amazing as usual. Thank you Eddie, Kimberly, and Ryan for everything!
Service slow in the beginning but ok at some point. Food is excellent. Kudos to the chef. $$$ but I already knew that.
The seafood was not that fresh. I got an upset stomach later that afternoon.
the drink i ordered was not very good. got a double old fashion with basil hayden. came back on saturday with a buddy and ordered the same drink during the day and it was much better.
Florida Crab cloths were too frozen not really tasty.
Very good : oysters, sea bass and sole
Food was overly spicy and we asked for it with no spice at all . Server treated “ no spice” yet chili pepper was in it and I got sick and did she. Too bad we have been going since it opened but not worth it anymore
The food was amazing, the service was incredible, and my experience was as pleasant as it gets.
Fish and chips : all dough no fish. Greasy. My table made ordered Mexican mahi-mahi. Received Asian will not return. Previously a favorite haunt for all occasions.
Food was great but service was not organized, asked for oyster fork multiple times and no one came by, asked for tabasco sauce many times and it took a long time to receive it. I found put later that our waiter told other servers to bring it which never happened. Our waiter then decided to give us a complimentary dessert so I gave him 18% gratuity. Also, there was a homeless person drunk and yelling right next to patio dining area. Hope they can manage better dining experience going forward.
Service was poor and slow
This is one of my favorite restaurants. It is consistently good and I highly recommend it.
The staff at water grill is amazing we had an excellent server! Not quite sure why they put my salmon and risotto which was full of butter cheese and spinach? I was trying to have a healthy option oh well! But the spiny lobster my husband had was excellent! My husband also enjoy the oysters especially the naked cowboy ones! We will return thank you!
Terrific restaurant, beautiful architectural design, large patio overlooking the beach, excellent food and attentive but not intrusive service. Great place.
Everything was great. We received our entrees before our oysters but it wasn’t a big deal for me whatsoever. The manager and the server both apologized, which was very nice of them. The food itself was extremely tasty. I would say that our meals were too rich (heavy butter) but it was still great. Will definitely go again.
Hostess was very accommodating. Ciopino honestly was horrible. Fishy and not fresh. Poor after taste.
AmaIng as usual!
This is our favorite lunch spot. We’ve been here weekly since Christmas Eve . This time we took a quest. Lunch during the week is less populated but we had no trouble sitting in the bar as requested in our reservations on this Saturday. We go early relax with a drink and then enjoy lunch. Clams mussels and fish tacos we were all happily satiated.
Fantastic experience. The food was amazing and the staff was absolutely wonderful as well. They were helpful in helping us chose menu items. I would definitely recommend and would love to dine there again.
Good, view and service are always fantastic here!
All around a great experience, and I plan on coming back to enjoy the delicious food again!
P.S. Must try the Ocean Avenue cocktail. 😋
Live in SM and eat out a lot. Decided I was not cooking and you had a 7:15 reservation open.
The food was poorly cooked and complete disappointment. Dover sole for $52 was overcooked and drowned in a broken sauce that was greasy and brown. How can you mess up Dover sole when
you are a highly rated seafood restaurant? Side dishes were another head scratcher for us with Broccolini that was mushy and massively overcooked served with copious amounts of charred garlic bulbs. Mashed potatoes where gluey and greasy. Clearly had been over processed and drowned in fats. Fish Tacos were so hot spicy they had to be returned and remade. Management needs to train your chefs! Stone Crab claws for $99 were delicious. Adam, our server was A+. Host was lovely. We won't be returning after spending $300+
Had a luncheon with friends. Everyone loved their food and wine choices. Our view of the ocean from our table was incredible. It’s a bit more expensive than most other restaurants. But, it’s worth it!!!
Excellent selection of oysters
The quality of the food at Water Grill was a major disappointment. We ordered 2 appetizers, fried calamari and clams; a Ceasar salad, ciopinno and king crab legs. The calamari was below average - hard texture, the clams were good, the lettuce and cheese for the salad were old tasting, the coupon I was good and king crab legs were THE worst. It was the most expensive dish, the crab had zero taste! We had 4 Manhattan that were good and a C glass of champagne that also tasted old. We r giving a 2 star because the waiter, the ambience and 4 of the 5 drinks were fine. We will never go to any Water Grill again.
Pricy but very delicious
Great waiter named John
We had the tuna poke & asst oysters to start
Prepared a bit quirky right Nike your own when the seaweed paper was tiny squares?'
I had the dover sole which was superb
Hubby had the black cod - also excellent
2 diet cokes
No sides, no dessert, no drinks & no coffees
$200 with tip
A lot for brunch but this is the new dining out prices
The cocktails (atleast what I had) horrible the beer I had tasted old and almost bad. Food was pretty good but for the price the portions should have been a bit bigger. We were all still hungry after we left after a 750.00 tab. The halibut was the star of the evening, great portion wonderful flavor, awesome plate
We love coming here and it never disappoints!!!!!
Came here to celebrate a friend’s bday. We sat outdoors as requested. I love the outdoor seating because it’s less noisy. This allowed more patrons this way I think. It was a cool evening and there are plenty of heat lamps to keep us warm. Chilean sea bass was cooked to perfection…My favorite dish here. The broccolini and mashed potatoes were delicious. Mitch, our server, was attentive and great. Overall great dinner and loved everything.
Great food and location. I think they might have mixed up the oyster order, but they were still great.
Excellent dining experience. Requests for seating were accommodated. Food was outstanding.
Finishing radiation treatment for breast cancer.
Service was lovely. Food was fun and delicious. Planning to go back. Staff was also terrific.
Food was mostly delicious - the tuna poke was bland, but melted in your mouth, perhaps they overlooked the wasabi? The cider low-ball was delicious, as was the Massachusetts Black Sea Bass. The service was great, but the kitchen was slow. We were there for lunch - it was not busy - and it took 2 hours for 2 courses nice if you have the time, but I never want lunch to take that long.
The lobster roll was chopped too small and over cooked
Wonderful setting, food quite good. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend.
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 4205 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.