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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful food and Resturant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 NEW

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.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 NEW

This place is awesome!!! My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary in California. We are from CT and so did not know much in the area for what is good. Our last night I decided to randomly choose this place for our last dinner before flying back and it was the best idea! They were only 3 blocks... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I had eaten here once before for lunch and recalled the experience as being excellent. So for a pre-concert dinner for a special occasion, this seemed like a sure bet. But not so much, as it turned out. The room is large and as it fills with people, quite noisy. They originally proposed to seat us at a table at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Although the table cloths and formality of the room is gone, the excellent food remains. Water Grill has a darker, men's club feel to it now with comfy booths and grey decor. The service is as it always was - excellent. And the food is fresh and flavorful. A perfect spot to go before the theatre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Stumbled in after getting lost while running an errand for my daughter. So glad I did. The raw oyster bar had a wide selection. Something pleasing for every palate. Waitstaff is friendly and energetic without being overbearing.

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Elegant restaurant, tastefully appointed with dark woods, dim lighting and excellent food; it will remain on our list for friends and family. Not cheap, though. Appetizers and entrees for two, a $38 bottle of wine, and a dessert to share ran us $202 with $30 tip (17%). We were dining prior to a show downtown and had two and a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Great raw bar and also great selection of oysters. Also try the beet salad and any fish in the menu. Service was good even when we had lunch at 3:00 pm

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Austin, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great food , great service and convenient to Hotel.. Nice selection with some interesting choices Hotel prices but very worth it!

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Los Angeles California, Chatsworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

It was a night in Downtown Los Angeles for the Chris Cornell concert at the Disney Center. With this in mind we wanted a place that was close by that we could potentially walk to and had good food. We found Water Grill to be well appointed and it had a good atmosphere. The location close to the Disney made... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I absolutely loved this restaurant. Everything I ate tasted great, the ambiance here is nice and they are located in an excellent location! I really enjoyed my Lobster roll and crab cake! I would definitely recommend eating here when visiting LA if you are a seafood lover like myself!

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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: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic


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

Staying in Downtown

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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