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
When we arrived (9:00) there was a beautiful gray tent to the clouds and the scenery was just beautiful. Loud car riding by but overall our experience was amazing as always.
Food was very underwhelming. Sorry Will not dine here again. Poke no flavor and stale wonton chip. Clam chowder too watery no consistency. Fries plain no seasoning no salt. Mac and cheese cold and not creamy at all.
It was great would totally recommend this restaurant! The food was excellent.
Father’s Day lunch. Was a special treat. The food was delicious and service was excellent too.
Father’s Day lunch
This restaurant is totally outstanding in all respects. The seafood was the freshest, the ambiance was exquisite. The waitstaff was attentive and charming. The pacific halibut was to die for! What a spectacular birthday treat.
The food , the service everything was just amazing even after being so busy, the only thing I didn’t like about the place was they share restroom with all the other restaurants they didn’t have any toilet paper or paper towels 😩
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
Food was immaculate. A little noisy and breezy, but overall a wonderful dining experience!
Out to town relative visiting.
Everything was great, the staff was very pleasant and they showed us that they care.
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.
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 3626 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.