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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
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Today
11:30 - 22:00
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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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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love seafood and this was one of the best places to eat seafood. The. Place was packed. The best part, restaurant didn't smell like fish market.

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Thank anjik008
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great setting good consistent food. This is one of my favorites in Los Angeles. Both down town and Santa Monica locations serve high quality sea food. Always a good selection of oysters. Service is unwavering. The prices are steep but for the occasional self indulgence either location is worth the effort. The bar is a great way to test the... More 

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Thank Tom Y
Los Angeles
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I guess the name Water Grill gives you a hint, order the seafood, especially the lobster salad or the traditional shrimp and seafood salad. They are always very fresh and the seafood quality is first-rate. Prices, be warned, reflect this. Surprisingly, Water Grill is the flagship of a sizable chain of seafood restaurants that also includes King's Fish House. Thus... More 

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Thank Gordon W
Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

While, in all honesty, the rest of my group enjoyed the food, the lobster I ordered was dry. I had great difficulty cracking the shell. The waiter (who was excellent) tried it also and said the nutcracker I had was defective. He brought me another, which worked fine. The restaurant was very noisy. We had to lean across the table... More 

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Thank JudyCarolW
Hollywood
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Water Grill with our entire family - a party of 12 - for our 50th Anniversary. The service was excellent, the seafood was fresh and delicious. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Everyone was blown away and raved about the service, food and ambiance. Very comfortable.

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Thank 647kateg
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great location with slight views of the ocean. Food was good quality and the service was excelent. Good place for dinner with friends , casual and busy atmosphere.

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Thank Dave W
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've eaten at both locations of Water Grill several times over the last five years. I have never been disappointed. The fish is always freshly caught and prepared perfectly. The service is always excellent. The wine list is complete. This is a destination restaurant in LA and you will not be disappointed.

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Thank rbrennan2016
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was delicious, but the service was really slow, went there prior to attending a show, and had to leave most of our food to get to the performance on time.

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Thank armamareyes
Los Angeles, California
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171 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten here several times and, while I enjoyed the food, I was not as impressed as with other equally high priced eateries in the area. If I were going to choose a place to go for fine dining, I would rather pay the same high prices for better food at other restaurants.

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Thank Rob H
North Hollywood, California, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh fish, good wine, excellent service. My advice after the fact is to use their parking garage right next to the restaurant vs. what we did which was park down the street and have to deal with after hours walking and paying extra.

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Thank Susan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • 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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