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Water Grill

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
American, Seafood, Barbecue, Wine Bar
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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
213-891-0900
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 223
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    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place

Went there for DineLA as it was a good chance to try a new restaurant. I missed our reservation made through open table, I read the wrong day, however the host was very helpful and had a table for us! Relatively medium sized portions but so very worth the price to port. The food was outstanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
tybittner
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for DineLA as it was a good chance to try a new restaurant. I missed our reservation made through open table, I read the wrong day, however the host was very helpful and had a table for us! Relatively medium sized portions but so very worth the price to port. The food was outstanding, the ambience was great... More 

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Thank tybittner
Fresno, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Third time we have been to Water Grill. It has never disappointed us. One of the finest restaurants in Downtown LA. Will be going again on our next trip to Los Angeles.

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Thank Gerald C
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time there, meeting some friends for dinner. Thought I'd made reservations but turned out I hadn't. We were able to be seated at a wall booth (we were early so that helped). All of us were wearing black and our server, Walter, came up with black napkins. Usually you have to ask for them. High five for that! (It's... More 

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Thank LovetoTravel202
Sherman Oaks
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. The bar is in the middle of the restaurant with television sets. The restaurant has hard features which makes it very noisy. The televisions had sporting events on the them which made the noise ever louder. Too bad because it did take away from the food and the service.

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Thank John_BShermanOaks_CA
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Water Grill is owned by the same people who own my favorite restaurant, King's Fish House so right up front I'm probably biased. That said, they know fish, wine and quality service arguably as well as anyone in Los Angeles, and this restaurant is a step up from King's. I visited the Water Grill in Santa Monica a few years... More 

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Thank Kurtsterr
DC
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting here from the east coast a couple years ago I had a disappointing experience. The meals here on other occasions had been good but this one soured me so I wasn't in a hurry to return. My worries are over. New Executive Chef Chris Idso is commanding a very taut ship indeed, starting with a warm greeting and prompt... More 

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Thank MotherJoyce
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Water Grill in SD and ordered a seafood tower. The food is just an OK. The price tag is very expensive.

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Thank double99
Darien, Illinois
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We asked to change our assigned table because of the proximity to the bar. Unfortunately, no one then knew we were waiting for an assigned server so we waited fifteen minutes before we could get anyone's attention. The manager, Brian, acknowledged the mistake and compensated by comping a round of drinks. Once assigned, the service was good and the food... More 

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Thank S N
Harrison, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Really liked the innovative flavors they have. We loved the clam with chorizo, the beet salad with a hint of curry, and the miso cod with crispy pork belly. Yum!

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London
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is an excellent, top class seafood restaurant. The waiting staff are knowledgable, efficient and friendly and offered great advice about both food and wine. The wine list is extensive and covers all bases. The menu has a great concentration on raw seafood & oysters, but has plenty of cooked dishes and even steak, for those that need it. Portions... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
    (6th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213-891-0900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
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