Watertable

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Wed 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Thu 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

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DZ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dinner outside on the patio. Food was delicious and the service was very good.

GL
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Watertable for our Anniversary and it was wonderful! Beautiful indoor & outdoor dining, incredibly delicious food, great service and a free celebratory dessert! Thank you Watertable for an amazing experience! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

This was my wife’s birthday. I made the reservation for four at 6:16 PM. I immediately called back and asked if I could add another person (our son invited his girl friend). I was told we would ha e to wait trill 7:45 PM. We arrived and we were seated at a four top table. I asked if we could add a chair? I was snootily told we could try to squire in that all the bigger table were reserved. They were not polite or accommodating. Food was very mediocre at best. Even though there were two tables near us that were vacant the whole time we were there it was still very noisy. Our waiter was serviceable but was not very attentive.

PB
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Everything was quite delightful other than the dry branzino. I frequent here quite often and enjoy the view as well as the libations.

f
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday party and perfect place with beautiful ambiance and great service

SL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I ordered the halibut and was disappointed because it was too overdone.

f
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Perfection!

RK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside as we normally do when dining here. View, food, and service was superb as usual. Free valet parking w/3 hour validation from restaurant. Great for special occasions.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so nice sitting by the water fountain, a very romantic setting to impress your date. We sat outside, the weather was nice. The restaurant does have a bar area thaw was pretty busy with the hotel’s guests but it was a fun environment. Highly recommend and the food was great.

CR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the food was good. Got several appetizers, steak & sea bass. The lamb was my favorite, given the flavor and value. The Pomtini drink was quite sour, but the bartender was very nice. I went for my birthday this first time and is somewhere I would want to go back to. And again, the service was top notch.

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best cooked fish I’ve ever had. Everything was wonderfully prepared. I was impressed and hats tough to do.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

No acknowledgement of our anniversary and I did indicatie at time of reservation we were celebrating that. The noise level was too high. Everyone, including the children ages 11and 13, had difficulty hearing conversation. Will not return to the restaurant for that reason alone.

FL
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time celebrating our anniversary! Cameron made our meal so special and the food was fantastic!

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing views and even better service. Best restaurant in Huntington Beach hands down.

MB
Salt Lake City
29 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The halibut was cooked to the point of jerky. The filet was chewy, and not in a good way. The scallops were cold (and raw in the middle) when they made it to the table.

All in all, not a great night for the restaurant. The martini was large, though, so that’s a plus. Good news is, we were on vacation and have no need to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is great, food were delicious. Recommended !!!

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food. Perfect for a nice night out or for a birthday. Cocktails were very good as well.

T
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and drinks were great, appetizer, salad and desert...a couple cocktails...$200!

R
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We’ve been here many times and always enjoy the food! I recommend sitting outside for a quieter experience. We sat near a large birthday party and it was extremely loud. Normally we haven’t experienced that.

CS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food overall was great - best were the tender lamb chops and scallops as starters and the sea bass, lobster, and veggies were wonderful. Service was a bit slow and waiters distracted. Overall the chef did not disappoint.

BH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything we ordered was amazing. High quality food across the board

O
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We love the Hyatt Regency resort and vacation there yearly. We had never been to the Watertable restaurant and thought we would try it this visit. Decor is very nice. Sat the two of us next to 2 tables with very young children at 8pm, they behaved as toddlers would at that hour. Only these 3 tables used in this area. Couples and families sitting outdoors were putting on jackets, although heaters sitting off around the patio should have been on.

Ordered wine with a glass of ice. Brought wine which was warm, said he would grab some ice. Only 4 tables occupied inside, waited around 10 minutes then went to bar and asked for ice. Manager came by and apologized and asked if there was anything else we forgot.

Menu or waiter not clear on whether sides were part of dinner. But we ordered a few sides, which turned out to be a good idea as the portions were small. I ordered the shrimp dinner, the 3 shrimp were very good. Accompanied with potatoes that looked like little white kidney beans. My husband had the halibut, said fish itself was plain, but sauces and spices good. Luckily we ordered the sides and had the mashed potatoes that were very good. I would say the sides are shareable for 2, if not big eaters, more for 1. I don’t normally eat the bread, but did this time to help feel full.

All in all, the food was good, left still hungry. I don’t think they have the attention to detail a nice restaurant should. I would not go back, we found a number of really good restaurants in the area
that we look forward to returning to.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to Watertable for our anniversary. We chose to sit in the outside patio area which had a nice at since at sunset. The service was great and the food was also very good! We recommend the shared plates...they were well prepared and delicious. I ordered the pan seared halibut and my husband ordered a “create your own.” The waiter was very helpful in recommending options for my husband and describing the menu options. At the end of our meal we were going to order dessert, but the waiter was kind enough to give us a celebratory one. We definitely recommend Watertable and will be returning ourselves.

Note: Parking is valet only at the hotel, but the restaurant validates.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent complete experience for my wife & I as we celebrated our anniversary at a new local spot ( new for us.)

Service, view, and of course food were all top notch and highest quality. Appetizers through main course to a sweet finish were all 5 * for us.

VS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outside with view of ocean. Terrific attentive service. Menu has nice set of smaller cheaper cuts for those not looking to waste food if they can’t eat a large serving. Tenderloin with wine demi was great. Also so was the chicken. Potato appetizer not great.
Good wine list but by the glass had many on the high side.
Best meal out we have had in a long time.

P
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We love the Watertable, especially when we can eat on the patio. Food is always good, as always. The only thing we weren't crazy about was our server. He was just a bit imperious for our taste. A little humility goes a long way! Definitely not someone you'd like to sit and have a conversation with.

JM
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. Have been coming for years when we want a special evening. Service was excellent. Appetizers were bone marrow and hamachi, salads were arugula and wedge and main entrees were steak with jam and bacon sauce on the side and salmon. Most everything was good, but we mentioned to the manager that the side vegetables were not very good. We didn’t want any “benefit” from complaining. Just want them to get back on track. She was very sweet and said she would be sure to communicate with the chef. They did want to apologize with a nice gesture of a complimentary item. Wasn’t necessary, but very classy.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food the service and ambiance are consistently above and beyond of any restaurant I ‘ve been. Everybody is amazing that gives a wonderful dining experience everytime I go. Thiis restaurant is real representation of a 5-star rating from the time you walk in till you leave the place. Thank you very much.

OT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting presentation with dinner served at a fire pit.

JH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was really good, Nice place for a special dinner ( date night, birthday, anniversary). Drinks were good. The table were a little close together and the noise level was a little high. Service was really good.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Overall a good experience.

f
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner

KA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place with Great food!

TX
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our second time for dinner at Watertable. First time was a few years prior and during off-season (Oct 2015). This dinner wasn't as good an experience. Our experience the first time was stellar. This time it was average.

This time around the restaurant was very busy and loud. Our patio table location was poor (obstructed ocean views and next to a waitstaff station). Our waiter was good, but there were a couple of miscommunications on the order, which could've been due to the noise level and our waiter not being able to clearly hear? The food was good, although we did have an issue with one dish that had rancid pine nuts on it, which we mentioned to our waiter.

I'd still recommend Watertable, but perhaps only during off-season.

AS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the live, soft guitar music and excellent service very much. Food was very good as well. It was our anniversary, and they brought us a dessert on the house. We dressed up a bit for our special occasion, but most guests were dressed very casually.

JW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alway a wonderful place for special occasions, the food is always on point. Excellent service

WK
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply put, a great experience!

CC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday evening with Watertable

For 5 years at each location I was a server trainer at Macaroni Grill and Roadhouse Grill and I have dined all over the world.
Brandon was my server and he more than exceeded my expectation. His service is beyond the best I have ever received.
He covered every step of excellent service, from the greet, to drink and appetizer suggestions, to PERFECT description of menu items, to splitting something as simple as a salad (which enabled us to have room for additional items) this also increased our service ticket and allowed for dessert.
What an asset to your establishment as well as making my birthday celebration that much more special.
Thank you so much for and absolutely beautiful evening❣️
Lydia

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I ate at Watertable for our anniversary. The food was yummy with a gentle ambiance and beautiful views of the beach and ocean. The staff was also very generous towards us and gave us dessert and a glass of bubbles to celebrate!

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