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Water Grill Santa Monica

1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
+1 310-394-5669
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea bass” (43 reviews)
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1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You are seated in a quaint indoor/outdoor setting with the sense of fine dining, quality place settings and excellant customer service all with the pacific ocean in view. We went for lunch and all ordered different dishes. My friend had to Lobster roll, and the...More

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went with a group of 8 and the service was awesome. Excellent location right across the street from the ocean.

Thank laketravelsun
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had come to this establishment a couple of times and was not disappointed! The oysters were fresh, succulent and melt in your mouth. We ordered a dozen and it’s price is reasonable. After we had the crab cakes which was light and tasty with its...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Water Grill in Santa Monica is the place to be. If you love great Seafood, it's the place to be. It you love great personalized service, it's the place to be. If you love the best entrees and sides, it;s the place to be....More

Thank WaltlW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with business partners one of which ordered the same thing I did. We both ordered pan roasted halibut, when the food came it was confusing. This was lunch not a six course dinner. We seriously had three bites each laid out on the...More

Thank ashre28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good: Cool atmosphere, good food and drinks The bad: Moved away from bar due to dirty mop water smell. Had to flag down waiter after sitting for 10 minutes and every time thereafter. They just seemed intent on not making eye contact.

Thank todwith1d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lot of fish dishes here, except the Mahi Mahi is out of season it look like. Service is ok, food fairly tasty. But had better.

Thank OCDane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate hear on our last night after a recommendation by a friend. Very good food and service. Not cheap but a place that I would recommend for a special occasion.

Thank Wolst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good. I had the Dover Sole. Quite tasty. The server was excellent! Very comfortable seating. If this restaurant was not located at the worst intersection of all of Santa Monica, we would probably put this restaurant on our regular “go to”...More

Thank deanschneider21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant on Ocean avenue with a perfect view of the ocean and the always entertaining street life that is Ocean Avenue. The food is great, Im from New England and moving out here I was worried I wouldnt be able to...More

Thank Peter Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-394-5669
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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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