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“Absolutely Delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Water Coastal Kitchen

Water Coastal Kitchen
3411 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 (Formerly The Water Grill - Richmond)
804-353-3411
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Ranked #170 of 1,274 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $10 - $27
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Crenshaw
Description: Located in the heart of Carytown the Water Grill is the newest restaurant of the Richmond Restaurant Goup which operates some of Richmond’s best known restaurants The Hard Shell, The Hill Café, Delux Café and Lounge and Europa Italian Café and Tapas Bar. The Water Grill Specializes in Fresh Local and Regional Seafood, Had Cut Steaks Chops and Ribs as well as a Full Raw Bar featuring Oysters, Clams, Mussels, Crab Legs, Shrimp and Lobster. The Water Grill has a big city feel and beautiful décor with multiple levels of exposed brick, cozy fire place, private rooms, multiple bars, water features and one of Richmond best outdoor patios. The Water Grills private rooms can accommodate seated parties and cocktail parties from 10-100 people. The Water Grill is only 5 minutes from downtown Richmond, has convenient parking and accepts reservations for parties of all sizes. Also, make your reservations online at www.thewatergrill.com
Richmond, Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This restaurant is one of my favorites in the city. The seafood dishes are my favorite. It has a great happy hour from 4-6 with very affordable drinks, as well as steamed seafood options (crab, clams, shrimp). On the regular menu, the mussels, which are served in a lemongrass and coconut curry broth, are some of the best I've ever had. Be sure to end your meal with the key lime pie. Although it'd be a little better if the lime garnish was candied, the graham cracker crust and scrumptious key lime filling leaves you feeling very happy. Service, by the way, is outstanding (fast, friendly, courteous, and helpful).

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Awesome Quaint Restaurant on Cary St.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

This palce was great. the service, food and atmosphere was unbeatable. The ceasar salad, fried calamari, superb!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Classy and Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

knowing nothing about the Carytown district, we were unsure of where to eat. On a whim we went to Watergrill and are pleased we did. Great menu choices in a classy atmosphere. My Petite Mignon was cooked to perfection.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“CALAMARI!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I had not yet tried Calamari in my life and it is my husband's favorite. With the lovely restaurant guide from Grace Manor Inn we found The Water Grill. Their calamari is fried perfectly golden and served with a Saracha sauce and an orange type sauce, it was the best! Superb!

Visited December 2012
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RRGVA, Owner at Water Coastal Kitchen, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
So glad you enjoyed the calamari. Hope to see you again soon. Safe travels.
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Deltaville, Virginia
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“Fading Star”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I have usually enjoyed my dining experiences here, until last night. From the confusion over our table (with a reservation made in advance), to the lukewarm, small entrees, this was a disappointing experience. To make matters worse, we were seated next to the "screaming baby" table which nearly ruined our evening. I finally had to ask the waitress for management to intervene, it was so awful and embarrassing. I would characterize this evening as one of almost total indifference on the part of Water Grill employees and a restaurant trying to exist on its past reputation and failing. Too many better options in Richmond to risk this one again.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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