Since 1989, Water Grill has been serving upscale seafood from its flagship Downtown location in LA. Expect traditional shellfish platters served on ice, bivalves by the dozen, charcoal-grilled whole fish, and various steak cuts. Elegant decor and a wine list to match have made Water Grill -- both in LA and at outposts across Southern California -- a reliable spot for high-end surf and turf.
Water Grill is an institution in this category, a longstanding bastion of luxury seafood cooking that is about to open its seventh location, which includes locations in Santa Monica and Downtown. In all those years, their kitchens haven’t lost a step, staying up to date with lovely seasonal cooking that relies on impeccable sourcing and creative preparations. The raw bar is legendary, with oysters from both coasts and a wide selection of other shellfish. The charcoal-grilled whole fish is always a good choice, whether there are seabass, sole, or anything else on the menu that day.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.