Water Grill - Santa Monica
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Sunday, June 16, 2019
Great food. Great service. As always!
Best food and service ever
Excellent service! I requested for ocean view and I am so happy that I got my ocean view.
Was very goog but very expensive. Service was ok, we will be back but only on special occasions.
This was my 3rd times coming back to Water Grill. We all ordered fish and chips and none of us liked it. My food was not even cooked well. I celebrated my husband birthday at the resturant and did not want to make a big deal out of it in front of my guests! Thank you
Great food, overlooking the ocean with attentive service. Ideal that it was also right next to where we were staying in Santa Monica
Waiter was on point! Good service, not too intrusive! All around professional— awesome!
The table sitting next to us was unbelievably loud and annoying. My whole family was getting migraines listening to them. We were told there was not another available table (nothing was said to the family next to us about their football match appropriate noise level) and then a while later later they found us a table but the table was ready to leave and we had already ordered wine so we did not take it. Not the restaurants fault but definitely could have been handled better.
Good was amazing!!!
Salmon, calamari, shrimp and white fish appetizer wow!!!
I got the Tuna cooked rare the wife had the scallops so good along with the mash and their home made bread.
My wife had an amazing time for Mother’s Day and great experience. Thank you sever Brent :)
Made a last minute Open table reservation with a request for a window seat - we were accommodated 15 mins early. All staff were super friendly, the atmosphere is so nice.
The food is delicious- overpriced, over $30 for fish and chips and a small portion of fish- but delicious.
You pay for the atmosphere and the water views of Ocean Ave.
would recommend but after asking the waiter to put my order in for soft shell crabs, i was told an hour later that they ran out. really? Why wasnt the order held for me? Very annoying for a foodie....
Wonderful service, delicious food, upbeat atmosphere
the food here has gotten worst since the first time we were there 10 years ago and none of the food we were served tasted like it used too.The lobster was dry, the burger was not cooked well, the clam chowder was watery and the steak was dry.
Great overall experience
Everything was fantastic
It was great! My boyfriend had a great time on his birthday :)
Way loud. Great food. Best scallops raw ever. Until I found out they were out of season. I felt guilty and they should too!
Birthday for me
This restaurant is in my top 3 worldwide, always outstanding! Great food, excellent service and amazing ambiance.
Awesome service and great food!
Very friendly staff. Excellent seafood. Terrific atmosphere. Generous corkage fee of one bottle no charge.
Terrific food and service as well as nice location near Santa Monica pier. A large, open space though so gets loud. Better venue for large gathering than intimate dinner for two.
We’ve been several times, and the food is good but the service is always slow. Took 45 minutes to get our food. We’ll probably go again, mostly because we like the location, but we’ll be prepared to wait.
The Water Grill is meant for the young. The food is very good and the service is fine, but it is very cold and the music is extremely loud. Don't expect to have a conversation! I can see how some people would love it, but we will not return.
Great service and food
The Water Grill is right in the heart of the action near Santa Monica Pier but not so close that you are overrun by the crowds that hit the pier. Food is very good. There is a nice selection of choices. I am not a cold shellfish eater, but if you are, they cater to your needs. The ambiance is wonderfully beach town. But with that comes waiters who may not be focused as much on their waiting tables as they are on their aspiring acting career. Bottom line is that if I'm in the area again, I will return. The Water Grill has good seafood and the right vibe for a beach town.
I took my daughter to lunch today. We had not had an outing together for quite awhile. I wanted what I remembered as a great special restaurant. To my dismay, it was AwFul . I almost walked out. I didn't want e to make the dining experience , in her eyes, as bad as we both felt.
First off, it took forever for the waiters to even acknowledge us and get us a booster, yes, for my grandson, and a cup for water, non break able(aka, Plastic). Second, we ordered Miso Soup. That came quickly but, to ask for a second spoon or additional cup, about six minutes.
We ordered Cioppino for my Daughter, Fish and Chips for my Grandson and I had the SeaBass.
Mine came Somewhat Raw. My Daughters dish was cold as well as my Grandsons.
By the time we got our waiter, about 8-10 minutes later, We said our dishes were cold or raw. They then took our plates and said they would fix it.
After 40 minutes our newer plates arrived. By then, My Grandson was overly done with Bread and Butter.
The dishes arrived. My fish was still overly raw , as before. The other dishes were fresh and hot. Unfortunately, the desire to enjoy was gone
Even the Cioppino was less desirable as my grandson's dish. Fish and Chips.
The first time his order arrived as cold French Fries and Batter with perhaps a slice of fish. The second time around, much better yet much too late.
In Essence, we hardly ate our lunch. We paid for it. I have vowed never to go back. It is really too bad. The Water Grill has always been one of my favorites. Never More.
We were with the whole family family (three generations) and everyone loved both the food and the service
Consistently excellent. The food and the service have always been great. And they were such this time again.
To note, the Host at the reception desk was VERY rude and unprofessional. We were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary and asked for a booth - in the Open Table reservation, on the confirmation call, etc. When we asked him, he snorted and said no. When we pressed him, he asked if we could finish and leave in under 60 minutes (!). My wife nearly walked out. Luckily the manager walked up, took over, and sat us in an excellent booth where we had a superb dinner. Sea bass and halibut were awesome; great wine list, great deserts! And we enjoyed nearly 2 hours! ;-) Everything was great (except for the snooty host!). Cheers!
A great “go to” place. Always terrific.
Booked a table for our anniversary. So surprised we haven’t been here before!
Highly recommend the clams and chorizo, oysters and king crab legs.
Service was great. Our entrees were slow to come out but management more than made up for it by comping a few dishes.
Love the ambiance and best of all, no corkage!
I will definitely come back.
Wonderful place with good sea food.
Great sea bass!
The food and preparation was very nice. It is pricey but worth it. The waiter was nice but seemed a little disingenuous. We were his only couple as he had larger parties and we felt like he did not care about us. It was not a bother but felt a bit improper. Get the Chilean Sea Bass or the lobster fresh from the tank. Both were excellent.
The staff was extremely attentive. Even though it was Easter, & a large crowd, the service was excellent. Serving the appetizers & entrees, refilling water, & placing new silverware between courses, were all perfectly orchestrated. The food was tasty & flavorful.
Great food overall.
It’s always good at Water Grill and it is u realistic to think you won’t pay a handsome price. It is consistent and delicious.