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Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
+1 213-891-0900
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (102 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (29 reviews)
“shellfish” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
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1 - 10 of 653 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you want very fresh fish and to rub shoulders with the power suits in DTLA, then Water Grill is the place for you. Not cheap, but at least the food is good and you'll feel like you coulda been somebody. Check out the Library...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Mapman62
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First, I was raised in the restaurant business & know good food & service. I don’t mind paying $$$ for good food, but Water Grill food prices are worth the finished product. The restaurant would look better with white tablecloths & dressed up servers to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 843garyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere, good dinner. Warm Bread, Good Fish and Excellent Raw Bar. Staff was friendly, waiter was professional and did a great job. Good Wine List and full bar.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kari G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy this restaurant as we travel to Santa Monica a couple times a year. Not amazing but certainly a very cool vibe.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank OregonBob14
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gotta love this place! The staff was so friendly and amazing, the food is super fresh and really well thought out, a wonderful experience, each time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Alex M
Reviewed November 4, 2018

Very good food and of course service was excellent. A nice place for a romantic dinner, business or birthday.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pamm35
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Getting ready to go to a Clippers game need to find something to eat fast, we ended up at Water Grill. Overall the restaurant was average nothing notable, but the price was high for the experience to be just average. The atmosphere was good; my...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Dave_PSCA
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

This is a restaurant that has to be experienced. All aspects our our groups experience was special. The wine and menu selections were many. If you love oysters, the selection read like a wine list with oysters from the best places on the planet. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank H3788ONrichardr
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food I had the mixed green salad and whole Black Sea bass, others at my table had king crab legs, mashed potatoes and lobster and Stella beer. Accommodated us without a reservation and short wait time. Thanks for the experience

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kaye1977
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Years ago, we frequented this restaurant often. It had the best seafood in an elegant setting in L.A. Now that we're living nearby, we decided to go back, knowing that changes had been made. Reservation was promptly acknowledged. Seated in the middle of a VERY...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank onetaxingguy
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LiliyaTTL
May 18, 2018|
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Response from zogmeister | Reviewed this property |
Love the raw oysters, the clam chowder and the cooked shellfish in ice. Haven’t had much of the grilled fish yet. Great service here. Ask for a sea view table when you reserve.
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LiliyaTTL
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Yeznik K | Reviewed this property |
very lovely
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drbgeverly
March 10, 2018|
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Response from worldnomad_01 | Reviewed this property |
Congratulations and best of luck! Best thing to do in this case: call the restaurant!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$25 - $100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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: +1 213-891-0900
  • E-mail
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