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Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (Central L.A)
213-891-0900
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Ranked #54 of 8,581 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $25 - $100
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
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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Cataumet
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Second trip to Water Grill, this time for a birthday dinner for my sister in law, who loves sea food. Everything was stellar--the greeting when you arrive, the service was professional and friendly, the food was outstanding and we ate like there was no tomorrow. Can't wait to go back!

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Our group of 20+ enjoyed an excellent dinner here with friendly service and a good choice of menu with fine wines

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Manchester
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Managed to find a table for 6 weary, jet lagged travellers on a Saturday night. Food was very good. Service was excellent, especially as the server admitted she was a supervisor and hadn't actually taken a section for months. Just like riding a bike I guess! Would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The best seafood restaurant in LA. I would always take this place when my friends visit from no-n city.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I really enjoyed the raw options the Water Grill had on its menu. The location is also pretty convenient, as it's only a 10 minute walk away from some major attractions in downtown LA. My travel companions ordered more traditional dishes, and those looked delicious as well. The raw bar is quite expensive, but the traditional menu items are pretty... More

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Seattle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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354 reviews 354 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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