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Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
+1 213-891-0900
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (97 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (29 reviews)
“shellfish” (25 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071-2602
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1 - 10 of 646 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a restaurant that has to be experienced. All aspects our our groups experience was special. The wine and menu selections were many. If you love oysters, the selection read like a wine list with oysters from the best places on the planet. I...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food I had the mixed green salad and whole Black Sea bass, others at my table had king crab legs, mashed potatoes and lobster and Stella beer. Accommodated us without a reservation and short wait time. Thanks for the experience

Thank Kaye1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Years ago, we frequented this restaurant often. It had the best seafood in an elegant setting in L.A. Now that we're living nearby, we decided to go back, knowing that changes had been made. Reservation was promptly acknowledged. Seated in the middle of a VERY...More

Thank onetaxingguy
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Went yesterday to meet friends. If you are looking for an elegant restaurant in the middle of downtown this is it. The food is fresh and wonderfully presented. There is an oyster bar. The staff are lovely,from the greeter to the servers (thanks Mo). Expensive...More

Thank Skyros7
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Oyster where superb. As were the two seafood entrees I had on back-to-back visits. Great service, nice atmosphere.

Thank wlfmw
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and were shocked by the quality! My salad with ahi tuna had canned cannelloni beans and canned harticort vert. It also had sardines with tuna. None of the flavors went together. It was disgusting! My daughter’s food tasted as though...More

1  Thank Julia K
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Our first visit was for dinner, food was pretty good and the server was excellent. I had the Sea Bass and my wife the salmon both were well presented and tasty, also reasonably priced. We had been so impressed that we decided to return a...More

1  Thank Sallndmark
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

What a super place to eat! Water Grill serves there guests the best fish I have eaten in years.. Oysters from various countries and areas. The Wellfleet one was the best! Small size and very tastfull. We had a wonderful dinner with the 4 of...More

Thank ruudschaapsmeerders
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We stumbled upon Water Grill because we were staying across the street at the Hilton Checkers hotel. The service from our waitress (I forget her name!) made us feel like royalty, and the food was incredibly fresh. The menu has a pretty wide range of...More

Thank maryboissonneault92
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Love the food and the atmosphere. Adore the cocktails and have never had a bad meal here. The service is also great.

Thank Rachele M
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19 May 2018|
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Response from zogmeister | Reviewed this property |
Love the raw oysters, the clam chowder and the cooked shellfish in ice. Haven’t had much of the grilled fish yet. Great service here. Ask for a sea view table when you reserve.
19 May 2018|
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Response from Yeznik K | Reviewed this property |
very lovely
11 March 2018|
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Response from worldnomad_01 | Reviewed this property |
Congratulations and best of luck! Best thing to do in this case: call the restaurant!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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