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
Great food and excellent service!!
Great experience. We got the table we wanted. We had a great welcome and great waitresses. The food was excellent. It was our anniversary and we received a complimentary dessert! Tables were spaced out and we felt safe
Great evening experience with the fellas
Tell chef to not use hard end of tomato. When we got there waited twenty minutes for table to be cleaned, four hostess just stood chatting ignored us completely. We asked to share a wedge salad, should be served on two plates. Bread was amazing! Food was good. The experience was not great for the price this should be much better.
Food was goooood. Bread and butter was amazing as well!
Used to love this place. Now menu lacking. Small amount for huge price.
Excellent service and food
A very nice birthday dinner for my husband! The staff made us feel welcome and the food was delicious. Thank you!
Consistently great food, extensive menu selections and our server, Adam was outstanding!
Staff and food was exceptional. Our server was fantastic and really made the experience extra special
Good spot for a date. The food and the service was fantastic. We had the lobster and new zealand salmon. Food presentation was spot on.
The food is always good here - can’t go wrong with the smoked hamachi nachos 🤌🏼
We had the 8.25 king crab with clarified butter , cowboy steak and cod fish tacos. Was not a fan of the tacos. Not bad, just not great. Both king crab and steak were mouth watering. Also tried the old fashion, jalepeno (has a bite) and classic margarita. Classic won my vote. Our server Stacy was absolutely amazing. Not to mention the manager Steve, who went out of his way for me and my pic of my king crab. We will be returning to try other items on the menu. Outside had a patio view of the passersby. Lighting was gentle. Enjoyed immensely.
AMAZING! The food was spectacular, the staff was super friendly. Everything was perfect.
Wonderful, fresh, beautiful food. The fish was amazing, delicious, memorable. We sat outside which was dreamy. And the service was incredible.
The food and service exceeded our expectations. The dinner sides are pricey and portions are small, but they were delicious. Our waiter, Nick, was on top of his game. There is a tad bit of traffic noise as it is effectively sidewalk dining. the dining area is enclosed with a three foot wall to separate you from the multitude of bicyclists and pedestrians walking past.
Outdoor area is bland and uninspiring. Menu prices have gone way up. Not enough people want to work to expect high level of service. Manager and server were excellent however. Not their issue.
Lovely place to eat in summer weather. Shellfish great and lobster roll also.
Wonderful food and service. John is terrific. Look forward to dining with you often.
Scallops were a bit overcooked and I sent the fries back because they were definitely overdone. The waiter was excellent. It was also fun sitting on the patio watching the world go by and see all the characters.
It was great experience . My friends loved it. They had been in Costa mess . I experienced all three. The Rockefeller oysters this time was not very good. Normally , it’s great .
Food was great as always. They're cooking of seafood is always beyond perfect. They had a bit of confusion on the gluten-free front but they did catch and correct it.
Service was truly outstanding! Waiter was most helpful / knowledgable, the host wished us good by by name, really positive experience!
Nice seafood spot. The food is ok. Nothing at all original. If you’re looking for basic seafood, this is perfect for you. They use great quality products, just wish they did more with them..
Service is fantastic though!!!
Outstanding food, the service was great. The wine selection was top notch.
Service slow. Needed to send Clam Chowder back twice because was not hot. Saw others doing the same thing. Calamari average, nothing special..many places to go along Ocean Ave, would try another next time...
We had a great time. food was delicious and I would recommend.
The service was fantastic! The food was not memorable. My fish was dry, my husband’s lobster roll not tasteful, and my friends scampi was probably the best. The cost for lunch was pricey… 170.00 without alcohol.
Perfect as always! Excellent excellent service from our waiter!
Our night was a very good experience. Great service great food.
Wonderful dinner outside enjoying the sunset. Cocktails were unique and exciting, and the seafood appetizers and dinner were outstanding! One of the best meals I’ve had while visiting LA and with a lovely view as the icing on top!
Water Grill remains one of the finest eateries for top notch entrees, ambiance, a great bar and drink selection. Also, excellent service from the waiting staff. Wife and I celebrated our anniversary on 6/12/21.
I was around the place and thought to give them another chance after 5 yr ago bad experience. Guess what, nothing changed! i prefer to go The Lobster vs here as there food if made to be served and not seating under the lamps to be kept warm. Not my cup of tea. Thanks but not coming back again. I bet tourists will love your dull food and lackluster drinks.
Lovely setting on Ocean Ave Promenade in Santa Monica
Great food and great service. Love the fresh oysters.
Will definitely be back!
I have eaten at the Water Grill many times over the past 20 years, and I remembered the food and service were good. Well, not so much anymore. My friend and I went for our birthday lunch on 6/12/21, and the whole situation was a big fail! We both ordered the shrimp salad, which took a while to receive. Once we received our food, we realized that the shrimp had NOT been deveined. Who doesn't devein shrimp???We sent them back. I re-ordered the same thing, stating to make sure the shrimp we all deveined. My friend ordered the salmon salad (which she said was very good). Her food came out and nothing came for me. We flagged down another waiter and asked for our waiter. He somehow misunderstood me and had not placed my order. My friend was almost done with her food by the time my new shrimp salad was served. Guess what-the shrimp were not deveined again! I sent it back and did not order anything. Again, who doesn't devein shrimp? This is not the restaurant I remember. They need to do a better job.
We sat outside which was nice. No patrons were wearing masks, during their time at the restaurant.
I got laid afterwards :)
Michelle was awesome! The Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding!!
We had a great time. The service was great. The other diners around us were having a good time and we all just had a an overall good time in our section. Go have a good meal and a good time. You will not be disappointed.
Most things about our dinner were outstanding, but I didn't love sitting outside as much as I have loved coming and sitting indoors in the past. I can't wait to feel comfortable coming back indoors and enjoying the ambience. The service was great, though, and so was the food. Thank you!
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 3613 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.