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Water Grill

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American, Seafood, Barbecue, Wine Bar
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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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

Food was awesome service was awesome will be back. Steak cooked to absolute perfection and wine selection good too

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Peter J
Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Food was awesome service was awesome will be back. Steak cooked to absolute perfection and wine selection good too

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Tokyo, Japan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

You have to fall in love with the place after being there for about a second! The staff are great, and really attentive - especially for an out of towner. The food is well presented, and with the staff flair, make the entire visit an honest pleasure. I only wish we could have gone a few more times while we... More 

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Hemet, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fanny Bay oysters, they were, so sweet and easy going down. The excellent wine list included my fave--Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, the perfect complement for dinner: expertly prepared scallops with roasted cauliflower. We sipped our drinks and enjoyed the East Coast grill vibe. Then we shared the best in comfort food--warm caramel bread pudding. Um, mmm, mmm. This warrants a... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had a wonderful meal of fresh seafood at Water Grill. We started with a dozen oysters that tasted and smelled extremely fresh. I then had the grilled loup de mer and my dining companion had the wild halibut special of the day. Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. The wine list is extensive.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Very nice seafood, good service. I visited once before for lunch (the bahn mi) and wasn't disappointed at dinner (sea bass). It's popular and busy and they employ the irritating multiple staff delivery system, but I'd come back.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

First time visit to the city and followed the hotel recommendation for seafood. We were not disappointed! Outstanding service and food. Coming from the Midwest we do not always have access to great seafood. Great atmosphere and accommodating reservations. Definitely on our repeat list during a return visit.

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Top Contributor
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41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were taken out to this nice fish restaurant by a good American friend of ours who really gave us a treat at this restaurant. The service to start with is excellent. The waiter very attentive and nice, patient. The raw bar: excellent oysters! The main courses: excellent cod, scallops and sea bass. All totally perfect. The lemon cake as... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great restaurant in downtown LA. Lively atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. Seafood options are superb.

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17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After wracking my brain for anything I could tell you that's less than superior, I've come up with one: If you're looking for silent, sedate & stuffy, Water Grill may not be for you. And here's another: If you dislike a menu with lots & lots of choices, another place might be for you. Other than that, I'm unable to... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Liked everything. Disliked nothing. But then there is so much rush,you might have to have a prior reservation. Else you can also sit at the bar to dine and eat.

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?

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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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