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Water Grill

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$$$$
Neighborhood:
Downtown
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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
213-891-0900
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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Burbank, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

do not mind paying alot if it is worth it...surroundings are great, location good and staff very good

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Thank sandyoo2016
Los Angeles
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the place to go for fun, upscale dining. Get a window seat for a romantic experience with ocean scene views. The bar is great for a quick bite with drinks. The service is spot on. Trendy and luxe at the same time. Not inexpensive but you do get what you pay for.

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Thank James D
Virginia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to this restaurant because of the ratings. But we were disappointed with the service as well as our meals. Our bill was over $125 for the two of us but we felt it was only worth about half of that. Also the vibe is a bit to conservative, business-like and uptight.

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Thank Finny63
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends from Arizona wanted something new and fresh. They weren't disappointed as I knew they wouldn't. Great value, service and food.

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Thank LaVerne D
Culver City, California
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place convenient to all the happenings downtown, so great for before or after a show at The Music Center since it is walking distance from there. (A bit of a medium length walk but do-able if you are in decent shape.) We have never been disappointed in the quality of the meal. The variety, freshness and... More 

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Thank roxskin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been eating at Water Grill for years(Downtown L.A. Location) and the food and service have always been extraordinary so when clients of mine suggested lunch at the Santa Monica location I was thrilled. I started with Oysters which were awesome and then had the fish and chips for lunch the texture of the batter was light and airy. Highly... More 

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Thank Michael M
Anaheim, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the Japanese oysters, to the Chilean Sea Bass, everything is unbelievably fresh. The Black Cod with pork belly is off the charts. Not to mention, top notch service and no corking fees!

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Thank sappel222
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was the best in town for fish lovers, great service, and very comfortable and welcoming place for lunch or dinner. A must go to restaurant here in LA for locals as well as vacationers to our wonderful city.

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Thank jtravens
Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best fish restaurants in Los Angeles. The fish is fresh and well presented.The service was quite good. The only reservations were the wait time after after arriving for our reservation and it was a bit noisy (depending on where your table is).

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Thank NelloDas
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I used to have an office in the Pacific Center which also houses the Water Grill so I visited there for business lunches and dinners, etc. When my assistant went off to law school, my staff and I treated him to a send-off dinner at the Water Grill. He was thrilled and we all enjoyed a memorable dining and social... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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Downtown
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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