Water Grill

544 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Critics' Pick


  • $$$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Takeout
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
A big-city fish restaurant, Water Grill is a redoubt of oysters and fresh scallops, sparkling fish and sea creatures we can't even pronounce, in one of the busiest commercial corridors of downtown. Extremely expensive and quite formal by Los Angeles standards, but you knew that.

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  • 62: Whole Channel Island Red Sea Urchin at Water Grill
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 9 a.m. by Besha Rodell

    Leading up to this year's Best of L.A. issue (due out Oct. 4), we'll be counting down, in no particular order, 100 of our favorite dishes. 62: Whole Channel Island Red Sea Urchin at Water Grill. There's a lot to indulge in at Water ...

  • Water Grill Has A New Chef: Damon Gordon
    Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 1:12 p.m. by Elina Shatkin

    Recently reopening after an extensive renovation, Water Grill also has a new face behind the stoves: executive chef Damon Gordon. He takes over the kitchen of the posh seafood restaurant after 16 months of musical chairs. Longtime c...

  • Previews: Water Grill Renovations Continue Apace, with a Vacancy Remaining in the Kitchen
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 6:29 a.m. by Jessica Ritz

    Downtown Los Angeles continually witnesses its fair share of change and reinvention. So it's no surprise that one of its fine dining stalwarts, where notable chefs have developed careers and power brokers wheeled and dealed through ...

  • Top Chef Amanda Baumgarten Out at Water Grill
    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 6:15 a.m. by Elina Shatkin

    After only seven months, Top Chef season 7 contestant Amanda Baumgarten is out as executive chef at downtown's Water Grill. Baumgarten was promoted from sous chef in mid-February to fill the shoes of chef David LeFevre, who left in ...

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