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Water Grill

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544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602 (6th St.)
+1 213-891-0900
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Clarksville, Maryland
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent tuna poke appetizer, good seafood dishes and my wife enjoyed her curried beet salad. All served in a pretty setting

Thank Bruce P
Dana Point, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't believe this restaurant gets high reviews. Very over priced; sea bass was under cooked and cold, clam chowder was like water with no body, steak was mediocre, mac and cheese was horrible. Beware of false reviews as this place is definitely overrated and over priced.

Thank Bobkappy
Richmond, California
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216 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a big fish eater and love oysters, all types styles and varieties. The Water Grill does both exceptionally well. Our server turned me on to one of the best varieties of oysters I have ever eaten. They come from Duxbury Massachusetts and are absolutely marvelous. My halibut was grilled to perfection. However, I do recommend that it be served... More 

Thank Jim B
Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ambiance, very romantic. The food is excellent and there's not a huge wine list but plenty of good options. We shared oysters, salmon sashimi and spiked lobster. Our server was knowledgable with recommendations. Would definitely go back.

Thank Rachel L
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had not been to the Water Grill in ages. I was downtown and thought I would give it a try. It was not as pricey as I had remembered and the food was delicious! I have been back a few times. Everything on the menu that I have tried has not disappointed, from the whole lobster to the soft... More 

Thank Sunni171
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for the first time on a Sunday evening. The staff was friendly and responsive and the food was very good.

Thank tfeliz
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. The staff was lovely but the food was not as good as the reputation of the restaurant. My fish was cooked well but very under-seasoned. Took a lot of salt and pepper to get it closer to what i think they intended. Probably won't dine there a second time.

Thank Dave W
Newton, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there the first night in LA, and then returned with another couple the second night. One of the broadest sea food menues I have seen in a quality resturant. The fish is cooked for fish lovers, rather than for people who want fish so covered in sauces that you could be eating anything. Good bread, a broad... More 

Thank pageslady
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has a very strange, narrow and interesting entrance, but I am not the Fenshui master. So I will just talk about the food now: the choices of raw crudoes are great for fresh sea food fanatics. Everything was prepared either in the ice covered oyster bar or in the expansive open kitchen, which are very clean...there are around... More 

Thank A M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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339 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is gorgeous. The music is jazzy and hip. The room is dark. Cocktails aplenty. The raw bar offers many spectacular options. The place was empty so our service was very attentive. He recommended a variety of oysters and when one came out undersized he brought me an extra - complementary. I was disappointed that the gluten free options... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
    (6th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-891-0900

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Posting guidelines
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

Neighbourhood 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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