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Water Grill

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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Pasadena, California
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136 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is rated #4 or 8,139 restaurants in L.A. by Tripadvisor? I've not visited the top three, but they must be something special to beat this place!! The venue is beautiful and ambiance is wonderful. You can see right into the large kitchen and it looks clean, well-lit and inviting. Executive Chef, Paolo Bendezu, is Peruvian and brings a... More 

Thank HappyTraveler0109
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Water Grill Restaurant is one of my favorite restaurants...fantastic seafood(big variety), what can I say about the wine...Nectar and by the way Water Grill Restaurant serves Rombauer Chardonnay by the glass, while many restaurants do not. The service is perfect and fast as always! The whole family was satisfied while the prices were quite reasonable. It is a must... More 

Thank John R
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So close to where I live and feels so comfortable going in. Love the people and the food. Always a great experience!

Thank Alexis_rae91
Mattpoisett, MA
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I hadn't been to Water Grill in many years, but had enjoyed it in the past, so I looked forward to dinner there with a few business associates, and wasn't disappointed. They have a wonderful raw bar, do a pretty good New England style clam chowder for a west coast place, and offer a Caesar salad with just the right... More 

Thank Ron_in_paradise
Los Angeles, California
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248 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined at the Water Grill in Santa Monica several times. It has been several years since dining at the downtown Los Angeles location. I recently dined in Los Angeles with friends, and was impressed with the restaurant. I liked the atmosphere. It reminded me of some of the upscale and established New York restaurants. The Los Angeles location... More 

Thank niccjr
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a nice dinner that was our expectation, food ( at least entrees where ok) unfortunately service was really bad! We had to leave due to the lack of service!! Hopefully the waiter had a great tip from the table next to us! She show not intention at all to explain any dish, recommended or suggest! Very disappointed.

Thank sunshinepdc
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189 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall we thought this was a nice place, very crowed so I would recommend reservations. I had the cipiono and had some of the seafood been hot it would have been great. My colleague had the salmon which was very good. Overall a very nice seafood place in downtown LA.

Thank VanHalenII
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am a New Orleans native and know quality seafood when I see it. I've lived in Los Angeles for 30 years and there's absolutely no question that Water Grill has the best raw bar and seafood in Los Angeles. In addition, their wine list is outstanding and offers any wine connoisseur a magnificent selection of quality wines at reasonable... More 

Thank rnewcomb33
Leicester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a day wandering around Santa Monica we walked past this restaurant which was buzzing even at 5pm. We decided to call in and had a 5 minute wait to get a table by the window. Nothing better than watching the world go by whilst eating your meal. The food was amazing and fresh and was mainly fish / seafood,... More 

Thank Oliver S
Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at the bar and had appetizers. The crab cakes and salad were fresh and flavorful! The atmosphere was warm as were the staff. Good place for a nice dinner.

Thank mthomas03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
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

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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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