Water Grill - Downtown
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Sunday, 16 June, 2019
Always great food and great service, topped with an excellent selection of wine and cocktails
I've been to Water Grill in DTLA twice in the last two months. Once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times the service was mediocre at best. We had drinks at dinner but they were very slow in offering a second cocktail or replacing a cocktail. Both times we waited a long time before a waiter took our order. At lunch I had the Halibut which was only OK, certainly not worth $39.00. Both times it was not a memorable experience.
They do a really good job at the Water Grill to be fair.
If you're lucky enough to get Phillip as your server, you're guaranteed a great experience.
Great food - very fresh, well balanced. Outstanding wine list!
From the time I walked in and met Michael, until my exit, EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT AND WELCOMING
Great food, great atmosphere, great location! Service was amazing, loved Amy!
we had a 8 lbs king crab for our table and it was amazing. Also Austin made our experience even better. we made another reservation. cant wait to go back.
Brandan was amazing
This is second time we are having same server , her name is Jenna she’s very rude
Food and service were great.
It was my husband’s birthday.
Raw scallops were the star...amazing! Rest was so so...
Great wine selection
Great seafood and excellent service, huge wine and drink list. Everything is fresh and delicious. Our server was incredible. Thank you!
Superb seafood. I had the oyster sampler of 3 Virginia and 3 Pacific Northwest followed by a grilled pink bream from New Zealand. I’ve not had good experiences in finding good seafood in LA so I’m happy to have found Water Grill. Also our server was both gracious and attentive as well as very informative about our meal.
I keep on trying to give the Water Grill a chance because if it’s location, but it continues to disappoint. It took over 45 minutes for our food to arrive at lunch, with no explanation or acknowledgement. This has happened many times in the past.
My fish cost $39 and came with nothing but a piece of fish. No value whatsoever.
With all of he other options in DTLA now, I won’t be surprised when this place goes out of business. I have one more reservation there that is already confirmed with my guest, but I won’t go back ever again after that.
Enjoyed a delightful evening dining at Water Grill. Their Chilean Sea Bass and Halibut entrees were delicious. This is one of our favorite Seafood restaurants in Downtown LA. Consistently great service!
Fresh seafood and various selection! Good price, great atmosphere and amazing food!
Lovely restaurant! The only glitch was that at 1:00 in the afternoon, the menus we were given by the hostess had only brunch in them. After we ordered, we saw luncheon food being served. We inquired and were given lunch menus. Fortunately, we were in time to cancel the first order and get lunch The food was delicious and our waiter went the extra mile to be sure we were happy.
The DTLA location of Water Grill remains the standard! The other locations are just OK. Still very much look forward to and enjoy my experiences there. Thank you!
Best seafood restaurant in Los Angeles. Good service and a high quality experience all the way. Good location for business meetings/meals.
Bad smell of fish on entry.
Very slow service.
Food not as good as I remember from before
Excellent as usual. The soft shell crabs are a must have. Needs more options for dessert.
Best seafood restaurant in Downtown LA.
Such a beautiful restaurant. I really wanted to love this place. My Chilean sea bass with butternut gnocchi was excellent, and my husband really enjoyed his New York steak, although he said the mashed potatoes were unseasoned and bland. The maple pistachio cheesecake was unique and really worth ordering. Why only two stars? The clams were bad in my clam chowder. If a seafood restaurant can’t make sure their shellfish is fresh, why should you bother to go there? May as well go to a fish market and make your own. I became sick later on in the evening, and it lasted through part of the next day, and lucky for my husband, he’s not a clam chowder eater. When I saw the clams still in their shells in the soup, I thought how gourmet that was. Now just sorry I ate it. I think I’m done with ordering anything with supposedly fresh clams or mussels in restaurants.
This was our second time at the Water Grill and this time we came post-theater. The food was excellent as before and the staff could not have been nicer or friendlier. Our server was KELLY and she was a joy to get to know, super diligent, knowledgeable and very professional. We will definitely come here again.
In an old building south of the library. The waiter was excellent. The food is largely seafood which I enjoyed. I had the clam chowder which I felt was a bit watery. The salads are all based on mixed greens and other herbal plants. I prefer Romain there is also a salad wedge.
Great food, great service. Lots of fun. I took the family for Mother’s Day and it was a big hit. Hadn’t been there in years. We had a nice time.
We had a wonderful time. Food and cocktails were fantastic. Great waiter too
I had a 1pm reservation for a Mothers Day party of 9 and was NOT seated for 45mins. Also the maitre d should offer to validate parking either upon arrival or waitress at end when she collected the $800 bill!
What a wonderful dining experience, the food was absolutely mouth watering, dreamy delicious! We talked about it for days! The scrumptious tortellinis were sooo delicious, the best i've ever had and the Lump Crab Cakes with celery remoulade were excellent. Will definitely go back!!!
We came here for seafood but we also ordered a ribeye steak so we were pleasantly surprised that the steak was well-seasoned and prepared. The service was impeccable as expected from a restaurant of this caliber. I highly recommended it to my siblings in case they are looking to find a place for big groups. No one usually thinks of coming downtown on weekends but Water Grill is definitely worth it!
Our waitress didn’t listen I ordered two champagne cocktails . She brought two champagnes I called her over to our table and she said I don’t know what a champagne cocktail is. I explained I don’t know why she didn’t ask the bartender. Then when the bill came she charged for both the champagnes which we sent back and the champagne cocktails. My husband tried to explain but before he could she said oh I charged you for both I will correct it. She took off the less expensive champagne cocktail and left the significantly higher charge for the glass of a premium champagne we didn’t order. The manger came over and rectified the problem but it made us feel that she tried to get away with something. Also the staff was fighting and it was obvious and reflected in the service. We heard another waitress get annoyed with a gues over his food allergy and that the kitchen would have to use a clean pan.
Not what wee is red based on previous hype about this restraunt
Completely raw in the middle sea bass which is their specialty/ popular choice. Amazing crab cake. Never refilled our water.
I was really excited about going here as it really was one of my first downtown restaurant experiences. The service was amazing (although took really long to get out check, but our server had a table of like 15 people come in so I get it). My daughter's boyfriend got the NY strip and loved it, but my wife's filet was almost flavorless. The Chilean Sea Bass was cooked perfectly, but pretty much sat on the plate without much around it like a broth so it just kind of sat there. There was a little sauce, but I didn't like it and it looked like melted Velveeta.
Amazing selection of 16 different oysters. The service was above and beyond. The food and drinks were fantastic. Highly recommended, will definitely be back.
Food was cold and burnt. Second time coming and first time it was amazing! I think it was a one off but just sucks because it was my birthday. They helped us out with free desserts to make up though.
Great for business Meeting tThe food is fresh the presentation is beautiful and the wine list is superb
Dishes were quite good, especially I felt the cod was very delicious. But a little noisy.
NOTHING BUT THE BEST😍