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Water Grill - Santa Monica

4.4
1874 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Daily: 11am - 4pm

Dinner

Sunday - Thursday: 4pm - 11pm; Friday - Saturday: 4pm - midnight
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Phone number
(310) 394-5669
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Teich
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Monica Boulevard
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Parking details
Valet parking available in front of restaurant. Metered street and lot parking near by.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Water Grill has been LA's seafood destination since 1989. Santa Monica's ocean views paired with the fresh new design offer a classic and inviting backdrop for entertaining small and large groups alike.

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What 1874 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Always yummy and fun

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LauraO 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The Downtown Los Angeles location of the Water Grill is excellent, so I was hoping for the same from the Santa Monica location, but I was disappointed. The chowder was not hot, for example, and we ordered some oysters that never came. We had to have them removed from our bill. The brussel sprouts were undercooked and hard. The cocktails were very good though. I would return for a drink, but not a full dinner. Save some money and go to Santa Monica Seafood instead for the best seafood in Santa Monica. Or, go the the DTLA Water Grill, which is much better for the price.

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vipCarolynR (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We had a great experience start to finish. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable about all the food and drinks.
Everything was fresh with many unusual preparations which I enjoy—Who wants to go out for a special evening and have the food be uninspired? Drinks were also fabulous.
I definitely recommend Water Grill.

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LeonardK 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed on the table given to us. Made reservations and it was on the end with a lot of traffic and very crowded. Beware of the end tables near the raw seafood bar it really made the experience not as memorable due to the seating.

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SAJockDoc (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Hostess and wait staff very attentive and waiter honest regarding what he believes were top selections on the menu.

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bat2 (San Joaquin)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

After being seated by the friendly hostess.
Dinner was to celebrate a birthday, there was no acknowledgement.
Service was very disappointing. Oyster appetizer arrived after entries: Sand dabs, Scallops, Sea bass were delivered. ( Mgr did stop by to apologize and comped appetizer). The entries were fine. We had to request dinner rolls.
Table service only stopped by once to refill water.
After coffee was delivered we had to request dessert menus. Bread pudding and banana sundae were fine.
The lack of service gave the feeling of being discriminated against.

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vipSabo18 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our waiter, Chris, provided attentive and excellent service. The cold seafood platter was delicious. As locals we appreciate the no corkage fee which is extremely unusual. Will return often.

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vipFrenchrunner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Water Grill always deliver. Great views, excellent seafood, oyster lover's paradise and the most friendly corkage policy in Town.

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LariSpitler (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Sea Bass is unbelievable! Oysters were great too.

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vipJonathanL (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a reservation for 8:15pm and didn’t get seated for 45 minutes. The gentleman that served our wine was either drunk or on drugs. He spilled the wine on the table and made slurring remarks. The waiter was amazing and very helpful.

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