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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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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1401 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2106
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was amazing, service very good and setting difficult to beat. We really enjoyed ourselves, although we were very much underdressed after a long day of walking around the town. I'd go back any time, but would certainly dress up before I went back.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived on Sunday evening with no reservation and was greeted by a hostess who said we could sit at the bar for dinner. I informed her that I wished for a table and she said that we could get a table straight away. When I...More

Thank A San D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could give more than 5 stars, I would!! We had a fabulous meal at Waterside Grill last night......if you haven’t been, put this restaurant on the top of your list! The fish was so fresh you would have thought it was just caught.....and...More

Thank TravelGnome1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I asked a local for a seafood restaurant recommendation and they told me about the Water Grill. It was very good. The staff was super friendly and the seating was very comfortable with a nice view. Most importantly the food was excellent. I had the...More

Thank RichiePort
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By coincidence we dropped by this Seafood Restaurant. We were given a table in the back of restaurant which revealed its cozy atmosphere. Service was excellent and so was the food. Our choice was a Crab Cake appetizer and a Scallop main dish for lunch....More

Thank Johnny L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant for our last night of mother daughter LA, California vacation. What a gem we found, WaterGrill, Ocean Ave, Santa Monica. The staff all were professional, attentive and smiling. The food was delicious. We tried the razor clams, beet salad...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was recommended to me as great seafood restaurant. Prices were a bit steep. Atmosphere high class. Location was great. Due to high prices, I went with appetizer. It was very good. The bread was wonderful

Thank snuze62
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This place is quite big and has a selection of oysters, crabs and other seafood. Everything was tasty and service was good, on the expensive side though

Thank Andreas2806
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Woooooow love it we love this . Nice place Nice chef Nice food.. shat else ???? Not need enythings else

Thank liahopk70
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Have a cocktail at the super cool copper bar, while enjoying a view of the ocean and beyond. We ordered some oysters and fries, and a few drinks each. The food and service were just fine, not exceptional, especially for the price. Prepare to pay...More

Thank julesx4mclaughlin
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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