Reviews for Water Grill San Diego in Santa Monica, CA


Outstanding seafood restaurant. The baked Oysters are amazing. Ridiculous $$$ Alaskan snow crab and lobster so fresh out of... their tanks. Come hungry. Cool atmosphere overlooking the Santa Monica beach. Good service even with the wait times. Read more

TheGuide 1 year ago

Absolutely amazing experience! The service was friendly, the drinks were excellent, and the food was utterly delicious. I had... two lovely cocktails as well as a whole New Zealand Pink Sea Bream with mashed potatoes. I would highly recommend dining here asyou look out over the glistening ocean. Update: Gregorio is the most amazing, charismatic, kind, and talented person I haveever had the pleasure of interacting with. He made my experience special each time I have visited the Water Grill and I willdefinitely be going back soon. Thank you so much Gregorio! Read more

Richard Wu 1 year ago

We stopped by and decided to have late lunch here at 4:05pm. The receptionist said dinner time had started, which was ok. We... were seated at the corner in the semi open space inside, it felt like in a convertible and the ocean view was right behind us.The view is worth the visit. It is really awesome. The food was good and the waitress, Kirsten, was really courteous that shenever let the water run down to the bottom of the small glass cup and constantly checked on us. She is really the treasure ofthe place. The only thing we felt odd was that, towards the end of our late lunch (or early dinner), the receptionist put 2guys next to our table while the whole place was still empty. The table is quite close to each other and we can hear eachother’s conversations. When it is full, we can understand, but the whole place was pretty empty. Why? We canceled the idea ofdessert and left. That is the only drawback. The receptionist was polite, he said thank you to us while we walked out. The foodis good, the view is awesome and the service is excellent. Everything is great except that tiny drawback… Read more

Julio G 1 year ago

They have an amazing raw bar, we had ½ a dozen oysters, 3 from the pacific and 3 from the east coast. The wedge salad is huge,... you can easily share it. I tried the sword fish and it was really good. Read more

Gillian Caine 1 year ago

I was pretty excited to go to this restaurant on Sunday evening. We got a reservation within a couple of hours of our late... dinner for 2 at 8:30. However when we arrived it took forever (like 20 min) to park in the valet. It was a zoo on ocean and thatadded to the mess. It also took forever (at least 15-20) to be seated. The waiter said it wasn’t even that busy for a Sundaynight. The room is warm and beautiful with lots of wood and nice comfortable seating. However, we then waited at least 15 minfor someone to take our order. We did get bread before that which was amazing. It was warm soft sourdough with whipped butter.We both ordered blue goat cheese wedge salad (mine chopped) which had a wonderful flavor and the perfect amount of cheese, thickbacon and dressing. For main course I had the Alaskan halibut with the corn sauce. The texture and flavor was fantastic. Myhusband got the fish and chips. The beer batter was crispy and great but the fish was cut too thick for the dish and so theproportion of batter to fish was off. They also put paper beneath the fish ( I guess to absorb any vinegar ???????) and insteadit tore into pieces and was hard to tell if you were eating paper with the fish. The fries were not so good. We also orderedcocktails and that took forever. We ordered at the same time we placed our food menu and got them midway through our meal. Sooverall there were food and bad about this place. Put it all together and it has to get a 3. Read more

Monece Starling 1 year ago

This is my go to place in Santa Monica. It has a nice scenery and the decor is great. Plus the have great customer service. They... cook the best sea bass and the raw oysters are pretty good too. - Mo Eats LA Read more

Jackie Vorhauer 2 years ago

We wanted to treat ourselves to a nice lunch out (baby, pandemic, needed a moment for ourselves) and wanted an open air... restaurant. Water Grill was perfect. Tables are perfectly spread out. Service was great! And the food was so savory so theportions were perfectly filling. And of course, a nice view of the ocean. Will be back. Read more

Molee Hong 2 years ago

Parking- there’s valet right out front. We came for the seafood tower. Lots of fresh items and a tray of 6 sauces/condiments.... The scallops were the only item that was already seasoned and I thought that was the best imo! Outdoor seating availableoutside with a view of the roaring cars and traffic passing by with the coast and ocean beyond that. Very touristy area. Heatlamps near every table that they will turn on near early evening. They only kept us warm if were were directly near it as thereis no tent/awning/shelter overhead to trap the heat. Indoor seating has tables and booth seating. With a bar in themiddle. Food The warm items weren’t the best. Stick to the fresh raw bar items. Read more