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“Amazing food and service”

Water Grill Santa Monica
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Ranked #9 of 682 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, 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
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394 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

This place is so beautiful with views of the ocean. The food is just as great. This is a pricey upscale restaurant, but it is a must try!! Our server Shannon was the best!! Lobster was wonderful, king crab was great, and the filet mignon was just right!! So good that we're thinking about going again while in town!!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great seafood platters”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

We loved the platters - exceptional seafood. The desert we ordered was an apple tart with ice cream - after such a big main meal we just shared the desert and it topped off a great night out.

Visited May 2014
Thank Steve F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We called here for dinner last night . The restaurant looked very nice and was busy but it soon became obvious that it was pack them in tight and get them out quick attitude . We started with mussels which were overcooked and literally as the plates were cleared from one side the mains were served from the other . The bill with wine was over $100 dollars which we felt was very expensive for the experience we had . In our opinion there are far better places to eat .

Thank David S
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Budapest, Hungary
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159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Seafood selection”
Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

The lunch we had here was rally good, the menu is full of fresh seafood, the service is friendly and timely, the wine list is extensive so all in all a place to recommend, most especially for its wide range of oysters.

Visited May 2014
Thank Peter M
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Top service, great food!”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Had some problems with my reservation at Water Grill Santa Monica, for my group of 15! With the help of the manager we got a big table for all of us. And what a treat it was. Great oysters and lobster. We had a blast! Thank's to the team at Water Grill!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Amerikafanatics
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