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Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #56 of 8,564 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Central L.A
Cross street: 6th St.
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84% Recommend
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The best thing this place has going for it is location. Downtown LA is not really an exciting place to be at night. But if you're a business traveler and you don't want to drive far, then this place will show up on your radar. I'm from the Pacific Northwest where we get some of the best fresh seafood in... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We noticed this restaurant while on a walking tour and were keen to check it out. Lovely room, lively atmosphere, great food and wine menus. What could have been a really negative experience was transformed by the lovely supervisor. Our table was nowhere near ready - - it looked like it was going to be a one-hour delay. She stepped... More

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Irvine, CA
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329 reviews 329 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We were a group of three for a meal at Water Grill. The quality of our selections varied considerably. It's hard to say why, but the variation makes it hard to offer a more positive review. Our server was great and attentive. I suspect that she was also new as she didn't seem to have a mastery of the menu... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went first with a large party (9) with a reservation. Our table was ready and everything from our greeting at the door, to the friendly and attentive service was perfect. The food was spectacular and the portions generous. I ate the black cod and it was one of the best renderings of this dish I've had. Everyone in our... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had an enjoyable, but not exceptional, dinner at the Water Grill. I wouldn't rush to go back - nothing stood out as very good or very bad. Pleasant experience. Get a window seat if you can. Eye-wateringly expensive valet parking, so make sure you get your parking validated.

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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We have lived LA area for over 15 years and we eat out a lot! We were expecting much more from the Water Grill. We did not select items off of the raw menu or have any of the fresh seafood platters - perhaps that was our mistake. We opted to try their Cioppino. Too much Saffron, too spicy, and... More

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Forestville, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The best "poke" ever. SO delicious. Also had Chilean sea bass and halibut. Both were melt in your mouth good. Ambience fun and comfortable. Very attentive service. Would highly recommend dining here.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place has ambience, quality food and great service. Took us four days to realise it was next door to our hotel but wow we were not disappointed at all, only wish we had of found it sooner. If you like seafood and an amazing wine selection try this place out. Oyster platter and choice of different types was great,... More

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We walked to dinner from our hotel and the place was packed! We got seats at the community table and ate our dinner there. It was lively and delicious. I had the crab cake and my husband had amazing chicken. We would return.

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had dinner here & from the menu we walked in the service was exemplary, the ambience bit old school but charming. The oyster sampler was superb & the wines varied. Portions were generous & tasty & sides interesting. The potato mash the winner! This place is upmarket but nevertheless value for money. A special occasion venue.

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