Water Grill - Dallas

4.6
720 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Water Grill is located blocks away from the American Airlines Center in the heart of Uptown.

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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Dallas
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Water Grill always seems to exceed my expectations. The food - Chilean sea bass and Dover sole were mouthwatering as advertised. The waiter knew just the right times to intervene in our late lunch to serve the table without interrupting our conversation. The meal was enhanced on the open air patio that provided a nice breeze but plenty of shade. A great dining experience.

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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very chi-chi interior and ambience. The blue crab cakes with the vegetable salad is the one to get. In fact, you can almost make a meal of it but we split it since we were both getting main courses. Mine was the Copper salmon(in season) and was cooked to perfection with a bed of risotto underlayment. The risotto was good, marred a little by a bit too much salt. My partner had the fish and chips. The batter was very crispy but again a bit too salty. Since it was my birthday, they gave me a three cookie(double chocolate, oatmeal, and snickerdoodle) with homemade ice-cream. A very nice touch!

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Horrible service!!!!! Had a reservation for pre-theatre at 5 pm, showed up at 4:40 pm. Walked in and the restaurant was nearly empty and yet it still took almost 10 minutes to be seated. Then service was so slow and the food came out lukewarm at best. It took almost 2 hours to have dinner. Dinner was not worth the money and especially when you factor in the service...waiting 20 mins for dessert was the last straw. I won't be coming back. This place was great when it first opened and now is another restaurant to never return to. If I could ask for my money back I would.

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D
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Seafood was cooked as ordered. Very attentive waitress. Large menu selection.

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Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food we have had in a long time! Our ew Favorite and we have pushed over Social
Media!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came into town to celebrate my daughters wedding and brought the family here for pre event dinner. Not disappointed! Food was excellent and service was great. My mother ordered a soft shell crab that cane pan seared but when she said it was crunchy enough they made her a battered and fried crab that wasn’t even on the menu. We will definitely return when we come back Dallas.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service!!!!!

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J
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a birthday dinner tonight. The service is great, the staff there is so attentive and helpful. We love this place. The food is wonderful and I am already looking forward to my next trip there.

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RC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! The food was really good, but could have used a bit more seasoning. I had the charred Alaskan Cod and it was just missing a bit of seasoning. Waitress was outstanding and the drinks were top notch. Came for mother's day and we enjoyed the evening. We all had seafood, but would love to try the steak. A bit pricy-i think the ambiance/location inflates the price a tad.

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MH
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful afternoon for Mother's Day! Matt the food is second to none. Love this place; cannot wait to return!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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KB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place on so many levels. Great food, ambience, service. Great and relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

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New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Octopus was a little chewy and the halibut was dry and salty, but it was a great place for a business lunch and the waitress was great

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing from the service to the meal. We never had to ask for anything. The Halibut was delicious and light. I had the Bread Pudding for dessert which was not too sweet, perfect!

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MH
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This was our first visit to Water Grill. Never heard of the place until I found it on Open Table. We arrived and the place was empty which worried us a little. The décor is really good and they have a patio that looked very nice. The service was good but the food was just ok. Nothing stood out nor made us want to come back. After dinner we decide that the food was really subpar for the expensive price tag. We will not be back.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From service to food..everything was incredible! We were surprised at the fact that it seemingly wasn’t busy AT ALL...given the amazing dining experience that we had...but all the more better for a nice dinner where my wife and I could talk.

Definitely a great place to try!

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FL
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters were awesome! The server Laurie was very well informed and so friendly and accommodating. Delicious hand crafted cocktails too:)

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server and the team were amazing. I made my reservation late so I appreciate how nice everyone was. I didn't tell anyone I was celebrating my birthday so it was amazing feeling special even when the staff was busy with the large party next to us. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you!

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r
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

It was overall a terrible experience. Our reservations were at 6pm on a Sunday. All of this is said with a caveat that the restaurant was not busy at all. There were maybe 4 tables occupied when my party arrived. We were seated and after a couple of minutes, a server said he was going to give us water while they figure out who our server is. We get water and wait. A different server stops by and asks if there's anything else we'd like to drink besides water or if we'd like an appetizer while they still try to figure out who our server is. Eventually our main server makes his introductions and takes our entree order, at 6:30pm. Our food didn't arrive at our table until 7:15pm. By this time, the diners in the main area have already left, so there isn't exactly a queue in the kitchen. I ordered the halibut since it's halibut season and for $42, I received at best a 6oz piece of fish. My entire party paid over $200 for 3 people. Even with appetizers and ordering extra sides, we still left hungry. Such a shame, the patio area was gorgeous with a see through fireplaces and plenty of relaxed and cushy seating.

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DD
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I would recommend Water Grill if someone wants high end seafood place. The food was a tad pricey but it was amazing. We all had drinks, they all were strong but tasty. We had the oyster sampler and crab cakes to start, both were great choices. I had the halibut, it was a smart move. I tried some of my friends cod and sea bass. The sea bass was so good. Unfortunately, our service was ok. Even though the restaurant specialized in seafood, I did not like the fact the waitress making a verbal gasp when my girlfriend ordered the cheeseburger (she is not a huge seafood person but I wanted to try this place out). Also, the waitress also was pretty insistent there would be an extra charge to substitute the fries for mash potatoes instead of going back to the manager and making the requesting (spoiler, they didn't charge extra $8 on $330 bill including the $50 tip for 4). Outside of those two events, the service was fine. The host and rest of the staff was very friendly. She even went outside to take a picture for us. The Decor was very nice.

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AG
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place. Food was delicious and service was perfect! We’ll definitely be back!

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MG
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to catch up with friends and enjoy a good meal.

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DH
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a great time with a group of five. Food and service were great. only downside - there was an extremely loud and large group near us, so at times it was hard to hear.

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GC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an anniversary dinner at Water Grill, Dallas and we couldn’t have been happier with the food or the experience. The waitress (Victoria) was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the food and helpful with pairings. The manager came by to check on us twice and even brought by one of their chef specialties to show us. The atmosphere was quiet and the ambience was very eclectic with great decorations of fishing and seafaring. The food was excellent. We started with King Crab Nuggets and Crab Cake appetizers. I had the Red Snapper Escabeche and my wife had the Chilean Sea Bass. We both agreed it was some of the beat prepared fish we have ever had and seafood is our favorite fare. We had the mac and cheese and brussel sprouts for sides, both of which were very well prepared, and finished off with a triple-cookie ala mode desert. The bartender mixed and excellent Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned for me and my wife regaled him for his rendition of a Lemon Drop Martini. We will definitely be returning to Water Grill and do should you.

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GT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Black Cod is unbelievable! I would highly recommend the Water Grill and anything on the menu!

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SM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food and attentive staff. Overall a great experience for those looking to indulge a bit.

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GS
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Friday night dinner. Location was not crowded at all, able to get seated right away. Waiter was attentive, did not try to upsell on the wine order. Food was great, fish is easy to message you but order was cooked very well. Generous portions.

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Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Nice ambiance and good service. Good drinks. However, the food was OK. Good place for seafood and steak.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to dine at a nice place for a quiet birthday dinner and decided to try Water Grill. The Crab Cakes and mussels were to die for. I can't say enough good things about the staff here. They really made all the difference and ensured a great dining experience. Our first time dining here and it certainly will not be our last. The staff, service, and dining area were beyond excellent. Kudos to Milind, our waiter whom was very knowledgable with the menu and provided thoughtful service throughout. They even surprised us with a birthday dessert. Candy and another manager took the time to drop by for introductions to make sure we enjoyed the food. Truly professional.

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r
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. First time at restaurant. Will definitely be back. Great service and food.

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C
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive service & great ambiance. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!

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RR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice. Very attentive staff! Good cuisine. Space is too large

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Love the concept!

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate a Friday night early dinner at Water Grill. It was excellent! My husband had the red fish which was very spicy but good. I had the Seabass which was extremely good. It was fine dining & priced accordingly. I will definitely go back & not hesitate to recommend Water Grill to a friend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just had a great business lunch here. Good food and service. Quiet enough to talk business.

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it love it love it

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LS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Dallas. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I received a gift certificate during the holidays from our sons to this restaurant. We thoroughly
Enjoyed our evening. From the valet parking the friendly staff , expert knowledge of the menu to the
Service and delicious seafood. The environment was classy
and beautiful. My husband had the Spiny Lobster and I had the Alaskan Cod both were excellent and had the wow factor. The bread with toasted Parmesan on top was so good , I had to force myself not to fill up on it!
Their staff is well trained and seem to work with a company
worthy of their loyalty. A shout out to LeVonte who supervised our experience. We’ll definitely be back!

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