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Water Grill

Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Barbecue, Wine Bar
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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
No Fish Tale: This Place Still Great

I recently visited the Water Grill after a long hiatus. It was good back then, but may be even better now. Great jumbo shrimp cocktail to start, superb oysters and lobster roll better than they serve in Kennebunkport. I won't stay away long this time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited the Water Grill after a long hiatus. It was good back then, but may be even better now. Great jumbo shrimp cocktail to start, superb oysters and lobster roll better than they serve in Kennebunkport. I won't stay away long this time.

Thank Padrino62
Brooklyn, New York
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264 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a large, well appointed seafood restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles. Every one was freindly and professional from the host who seated us to the bus personnels. Our waitress was especially excellent. She was attentive without being obtrusive, always there when we needed her. Fresh delicious bread was immediately placed on the table. My dining companion ordered Cioppino, an... More 

Thank ronco0807
Salem, India
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a sea food lover then do not miss this place.Its got good ambience and great collection of wine from all over the world. The RED SALMON they served us were one of the best we have ever had.Try the crab cake and the sea food TART.

Thank palanivelbabu
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interior is a great space, we must of chatted for hours between the 3 courses and never felt rushed or ignored. The waitress was wonderful and the staff was attentive. We had an early evening dinner. If I could afford to visit weekly I would. I had the roasted beets with feta, fish taco and Fritto Misto sampler.

Thank DeDreanaFreeman G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful food menu with good interior. The food item are so delicious. I love their lobster, roll, shrimp Louis salad, and salted carmel bread pudding. The staff are so friendly and they behave so cool. Love it....!!!

Thank thomas c
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed an excellent meal this evening. Had a lobster roll, shrimp Louis salad, and salted carmel bread pudding for dessert. All items were prepared to our liking and really good. Wait staff was friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

Thank Keith S
Washington, DC
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161 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wow? Beautiful restaurant with a great, lively vibe. Very fun! Great menu, tons of oyster selections and fresh fish. Had Shrimp Louie, a side of kale and Greek yogurt, terrific! Highly recommend if Downtown LA.

Thank donc880
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Oysters were very fresh with a great selection available. The crab cakes were great as was the tuna. It was extremely hot in there, would have stayed longer, but we couldn't because we were so uncomfortable.

Thank Daph0953
Emerson, New Jersey
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went here for lunch and they had soft shell crabs still on the menu. My wife , who loves them, ordered it. Mistake!! They were past their season and they used to much spice to flavor it up. I had the shrimp & grits with sausage and it was very tasty. I must say it is a pretty restaurant... More 

Thank Alphonse D
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Food here was great! The fish melted in our mouths. Just a fair warning that you will have to open your wallet to enjoy the good food made here.

Thank Wilcan

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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: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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

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Neighborhood Profile
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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