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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 - 23:00
Closed now
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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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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to split an appetizer as well as have the DineLA $25 menu, which included an appetizer and entrée. We ordered the wild spanish grilled octopus $19 with tomato, feta and nicoise olives and when we tried to cut it it was so tough we each took one bite and sent it back. It's difficult to ship any food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place was packed on Saturday night 5:45 for dinner. Even with the full room, our service was excellent. The choices for fish were superb and our dinner was well prepared. Validated parking and easy access to drive back the the Music Center in short order.

Thank Sheldon K
San Jose, California
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of us had dinner before a hockey game. It was an easy walk from the restaurant to the Staples Center. All of enjoyed our meals and the wait staff was attentive and professional.

Thank Diane W
Los Angeles
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu, food preparation and service are assured and unfussy, so there are not distractions if you are having a discussion. It has an upscale yet bistro vibe, not overly noisy.

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go to destination when you are in the Downtown Los Angeles area. It is even worth the drive if you are not near by. Reservations are recommended. It was a meal not to be forgotten. My friend and I both had an excellent experience at the Water Grill. The service is first class, the cuisine is... More 

Thank bennettadgroup
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sea bass here is delicous! I'd recommend the oysters, sea bass, and mussels for your appetizers!

Thank Jd0aner
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and the service great. They allow you to valet park at no charge for lunch and until the play is over. (I honestly don't know what their policy is for dinner.) We attend the South Coast Repetory Theatre often and we will definitely return to the restaurant.

Thank mweil1234
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whenever my girlfriend is in town we go here for champagne and oysters. We usually just sit in the bar area and watch the sunset over the ocean while we chat and catch up. Staff is usually great, but the last time we went in, the bartender was really rude to us. We work in "the industry" and always try... More 

Thank Jenni G
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful décor, friendly and professional wait staff, and fabulous food. What's not to like? Prices are a bit stiff, but well worth it. I had crab bites as a starter that were fresh, sweet and tasty. My trout entree was particularly flavorful, with crisp skin and sweet, tender meat. Reminded me of cooking trout on the camp fire as a... More 

Thank 145russell
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been celebrating birthdays and Mother's Day at the Water Grill for several years with our young kids and it's always a delight. Th menu has something for everyone from the pickiest kids (fish and chips) to the most discriminating adult palates. That you can create your own seafood tower is a huge plus and the selection is always fresh... 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
US$25 - US$100
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • 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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