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“Outstanding seafood in Santa Monica! Must Try!”

Water Grill Santa Monica
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Ranked #27 of 719 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Description: For over 20 years, Water Grill has sated the palates of fish lovers. From the moment it opened, this flagship downtown restaurant from King's Seafood Company has satisfied the need for a world-class fish eatery in Los Angeles. Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide, Water Grill has consistently offered dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Water Grill is fantastic...a wonderful and needed addition to Santa Monica. The best seafood and ambiance (overlooking the coash and ocean) in LA! Great menu...outstanding fresh daily seafood in a lively, cool, hip new re-done space. In particular their crudo (salmon and scallop) were INCREDIBLE, as was their black cod.

Everything we sampled was excellent, and the service was awesome (attentive, friendly, professional). Place has a great vibe, cool bar scene with attentive, but not rushed service. Great cocktails and a fun bar.

Worth a visit (or repeated visits!).

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Thank Gary W
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Love love loved this restaurant ! From the ocean view table, to the fantastic seafood and fish ....I had the whole Greek Sea Bream that was excellent, the sides were outstanding like the Braised Kale with Greek Yogurt .....even the salad with Garlic Dressing is amazing.
Hands down the best seafood restaurant in Santa Monica ! Went there twice !

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

We had here very good sea food. Everything was excellent and variated. The oysters, the crab, the lobsters, the sea urchin, the white shrimps. Service was very nice and the place was a very happy one.

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Thank polifema
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great food, we all had different dishes and everyone was great. Hostess promptly seated us, and waitress was attentive and knew her food.

Thank Stuart E
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the Water Grill as a party of four on business in LA on the recommendation of colleagues and were blown away. As others have said it has a relaxed rather than upscale feel, being set out in open style round a central bar across a wide and cooly-lit single ground floor. But don't let that fool you into thinking that the dining experience is anything other than superb.

We were seated in a side booth - there are lovely side rooms for slightly larger parties - on a comfy dark leather settee. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, willing to offer advice and recommendations on what is an extensive menu of seafood and fish.

My fish taco starter was excellent, just big enough without spoiling my appetite for the main. Speaking of which, my Chilean sea bass was a sensation. Pan-fried and served simply with brown butter it was as good a fish dish as I've ever tasted, a view endorsed by others in my party who made the same choice. All others were hugely complimentary about their own mains and starters and we left talking of little but the food.

If you're ever in LA, make a point if visiting the Water Grill.

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