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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 193
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Good Oysters

Beautiful restaurant. Has a east coast Boston or cape code feel to it. I prefer east coast oysters and Water Grill has a great variety of both east coast and west coast oysters. I've had the little creek oysters, crudo sampler and crab legs.-All were delicious. . I've never had anything I didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lee L
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful restaurant. Has a east coast Boston or cape code feel to it. I prefer east coast oysters and Water Grill has a great variety of both east coast and west coast oysters. I've had the little creek oysters, crudo sampler and crab legs.-All were delicious. . I've never had anything I didn't like here except the fish tacos are... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The service from manager to waiters were really polite and very good. There were 4 of us sharin multiple dishes, and all our dishes were amazing. My 2 favourites were the chilien seabass and the white salmon. 5* food and service and highly recommended

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Michigan
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79 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice atmosphere, amazing food, great service. A pleasure and worth every penny. They specialize in seafood and you can't go wrong.

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Kula, Hawaii
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

One of our favorite restaurants ever. Fish and shell fish and so much more....with great service. Oysters galore.....excellent squid ink pasta, and a lovely bar, great wine list. For desert once we had a Mango sorbet with a Sauterne that was almost a religious experience!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were starving when we landed. This restaurant was just down the street from the Hilton Checkers. What a great find. Sat at the bar great service, great menu. Will be back.

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Powell, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Excellent menu; very up and down execution. Crab cake appetizer was awful - overspiced, no delicacy. Fritto misto was well done, but served with icky tartar sauce. Halibut was okay with nicely done succotash. Cioppino was seafood mush. Best key lime pie ever.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Fantastic food, fish choices were amazing, my daughter ordered the scallops it was amazing but very small portion for a main course. Oyster choice great. Dessert great too. Overall an amazing place great atmosphere and great service

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Kingston, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This restaurant has enough variety that I was able to make three trips and not feel bored. First if you are on your own go for a table by the window to people watch. I opted for the crab cake and char grilled octopus on my first outing, truly enjoyed both. The crab cake is just that, real crab meat,... More 

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USA
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Our second time to this place, but this time, it was very disappointing. We do not plan on going back. First, the service at the table was slow and inattentive. After a bottle of wine was ordered, we had to ask twice for the additional beverage that was ordered. Then the menus were removed before we ordered. When the server... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful, large restaurant, that has a lot going for it. Really liked the food and mixed drinks, and the wine list is incredible. Will go again next time I'm in LA.

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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: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

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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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