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Water Grill

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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service and seafood. If you are looking for a classic restaurant for a business meeting or a night out this is one of the best.

Thank MicheleBOnel
Potomac, Maryland
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247 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Elegant setting. Professional service overall. Superb wine list with reasonable markups. Super fresh seafood prepared expertly. So why not 5 stars? At these prices, everything should be right, if not perfect. Clam chowder was super basic and paled next to that we have had in New England. Tuna burger had excessive red pepper, while shrimp with pasta lacked seasoning. Waitress... More 

Thank Potomac_11
Escondido, California
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to splurge on dinner last Friday night when we were in LA. We had heard great things about the Water Grill and we were not disappointed. The food is amazing, the atmosphere chic and sophisticated and the service was wonderful. My husband (who is British) especially liked the fact you can get pitchers of Old Speckled Hen there.... More 

Thank Algene A
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to watch the sunset with great drinks and great food. The courses were nicely paced and not rushed at all.

Thank Irene S
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I asked about the oysters (they had many different types) and my waiter said "I am an expert in Oysters... do you like big, medium, small, briney or not briney"? I said "small and not briney". We only ordered 6, but they were so good we ordered 6 more. We then ordered the whole fish cooked Mediteranian style. The meat... More 

Thank erikzobler
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

one of the more civilized dining experiences in Los Angeles, i say that as this city as become more and more an epicurean dream... it's what Mastro's is for steaks and more subtle and accessible and easy on the ears. The Water Grill has long been where we have gone for a pre theater dinner but now it's a go... More 

Thank LaSenora8484
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've eaten at Water Grill and find the service excellent, the surroundings great and food exquisite. I want to single their lobster roll dish as best one I have found in L.A.

Thank Frank H
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here prior to concert, so we had to be finished eating/paying within one hour, during a busy Friday night. We sat at the bar (they offer the full dinner menu there) and the bartender promised to get us out on time. Not only did he deliver on his promise, he made terrific food and drink recommendations. We decided... More 

1 Thank MyTravelTalesColette
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a really pretty restaurant. The food is creative and the presentation done well. It has a special feel. The service make you feel special.

Thank Habitat P
Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want the best seafood in L A....this is the place to go. Valet parking easily available, otherwise might be difficult to find a spot near the restaurant. The service is outstanding and their fish beyond wonderful.

1 Thank Blackrock747

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Restaurant Details

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