Water Grill - Dallas

4.6
677 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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AE
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The Chilean Sea Bass was outstanding.

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Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The bar was really slow - took 10-15 minutes to get drinks at our table. Heard there was a prom or something in the restaurant but took the bartenders away from regular guests.

Not good for $220 tab

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Oklahoma City
11 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant loved sitting on the patio. Waitress took our drink order and after picked up the wine glasses in front of my youngest son and broke it over his place setting. Had the waitress remove and replace the place setting for both my boys didn’t want them to have a piece of glass still on one of their napkins and they get cut or ingest it. We had a dozen Hama Hama oysters for our appetizer which were delicious. My youngest got the cheese burger with fries which he did not eat the burger only a few fries but he loved their sea salt dinner rolls. My oldest boy had the clam chowder and said it was the best he ever had. He really liked that it came with whole clams in the shell. My wife and I ordered the Cioppino. All the seafood in the dish was way over cooked, it was basically all mush which wasn’t to appetizing except for the calamari which had the consistency of a rubber band. Broth was good with bread. Overall nice night with the family and maybe will try this place again but will definitely will not be ordering the cioppino.

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CS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience throughout. The Water Grill is hitting on all cylinders. Highly recommend.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, raw bar was very fresh with a great selection. Good cocktails and the Alaskan Black Cod was absolutely amazing. We will be back. Miguel nailed it with a custom cocktail.

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H
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was great, we started with a refreshing mood setting wine and took the recommendation for the seafood sampler try. Oysters were some of the fresh ones I have had in the metroplex. The European sea-bass was worth every bite. Great environment, service was impeccable and cost wort the meal...

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LA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was excellent, from the amazing oyster selection to the entrees everything exceeded our expectations.

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PB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service at Water Grill are always outstanding/never a disappointment! Highly recommended!

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PM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Water Grill and it is now our go to special dinner destination. The restaurant is gorgeous. Service is excellent. The food is amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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b
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it and will certainly be coming back again! Some food items were a little disappointing but they were just done differently from what we prefer. The fish dishes were awesome and the seafood platter was great.

The macaroni and cheese side was super watery in its sauce, the wedge salad was fairly bland and the sundae was mostly whipped cream, so we won’t be ordering those again.

The ambiance was great, service was fantastic and overall we had a great time. We’ll be back again!

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SH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place. Wait staff exceptional. Valet very good system. For a Seafood place, they served up a filet that rivaled the best Steak houses in Dallas. Job well done! A definite repeat.

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DK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

The staff were nice enough, but did not have caliber worthy of serving $50 entree’s.

Multiple errors with the food and service —but no offer of apology, or even simple recognition, that their staff and kichen were off. If the waiter or manager would have come around to ask, I wanted to ask if they felt the greasy, coagulated fish entree was supposed to look the way it did... or if they were simply having a bad night. First meal in a while I knew I wasted $ ($160 for 2 & only 1 alcoholic drink).

Paid to valet. — Valet driver handed us our car keys, no smile or friendliness, did not even open a door. We just laughed and figured it was the perfect culmination of a bad night out.

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R
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love their happy hour and you will too. Oysters and Suarez wonderful

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DD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing experience from the host to the cleaning staff to management. They truly believe in a comprehensive experience in which every worker makes the experience great for the guest. 5 Star experience at a 4 Star price.

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RL
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was quick and attentive. Excellent blue point oysters. The clam chowder was not typical but was very good. The crab cake was disappointing. The amount of crab meat was adequate but was finely shredded. This, there was little texture although the flavor was good.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service and the food was superb

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DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience.............................................................................................t

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JJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was simply amazing! Our waiter William was phenomenal and we will definitely be back. Oh and the food was simply terrific 😋

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Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent value. Dishes were cooked exactly as ordered. Very attentive waitress. Meals arrived promptly considering it was a busy night. Will definitely return.

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L
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were disappointed in the way our food was prepared, it was so-so. Service was also only so-so. Very underwhelming. Not sure we will go back.

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RE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Valentine's Day. The food, service, and ambiance was perfect. The sampler oyster plater was amazing. Will definitely go again.

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Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Valentines Day. We had the fixed menu & it was terrific & reasonable. The quality of the oysters outstanding, Atmosphere was beautiful & not too loud which is difficult to find ! Staff was very good too. My only criticism of the service was that it was a little rushed and the kitchen staff person who brought our main dishes acted like she was having a real bad day.

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JA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice, want to comeback and hang out at bar

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall it was good, except the filet we ordered was a bit over cooked. It was not medium rare. My husband was way too nice to say anything.

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Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoy Water Grill but this time wasn't up to the usual experience. When we arrived a large group was standing near the entry drinking and talking loudly. No host or hostess in sight, waiters walking back and forth but no one acknowledging we were there. Finally were seated, thankfully away from the noise (I realize the noisy crowd isn't the restaurant's fault but was annoying and would have liked to be seated more timely). Valet never sent the text for my car pickup, which I believe was supposed to be a convenience so that we wouldn't have to wait outside when ready to leave. I noted this with the hostess after we were seated but still never received a text. Meal was terrific as always and waitstaff were friendly and attentive.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal, drinks and night. Our first entree was over cooked, but they replaced it free of charge and took care of the new entree. Wonderful service and attention by Kathy and the GM.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Wife’s birthday. Being foodies, we definitely hit the big restaurants every time we find a chance. (Town Hearth, Nick & Sam’s, Del Frisco’s, etc.) This was just nothing (food nor ambience wise) worth actually coming back too. The restaurant itself is GREAT. Location is great. Not in love with the menu. Had the sea bass... it was good but a little too much brown butter. Fritters were a touch over done, and the fact that I don’t remember the sauce vehicle that accompanied it tells you a lot about that dish on the whole. Drinks were GREAT! Wish more people were there... that would have helped, but I see why there weren’t

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MA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Water Grill was absolutely fantastic! We had incredible service, amazing food that was so delicious my wife and I split our meals so we could enjoy both. The ambiance is so much better than many traditional Dallas restaurants. We felt as if we were on the coast in Seattle or somewhere similar. It was different, fun and exciting. Will definitely go back. Hope this restaurant sticks around for a long time.

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M
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed a leisurely “early Valentines dinner”. Fritto Misto, a bottle of Chablis and split a whole roasted lobster with fries. Good service and a relaxed evening.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time at Water Grill. Everything was good. Service was good. Food was good. Ambience was good. Highly recommend this place for a date night.

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1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome...the ambiance that the lighting and decor created, the AWESOME food, and the (new) server who had clearly studied their menu and drink pairings. Made for a great birthday for my fiancé. We’ll definitely be avoiding the overcrowding of the other “well known” fine seafood restaurants in the area and visit Water Grill lots more in the future!

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Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. We felt like we were in NYC or SFO. So different than typical Dallas restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

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San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.

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r
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food and oyster selection, great wine list, and the atmosphere is open yet cozy.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The steak and crab was awesome. The wine was perfect . The cocktails were mixed exactly as requested. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable." Being from California we are putting Dallas on our list of places to return to.

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1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

I specifically ordered just the Fried Snapper with no sides. It came under cooked, also accompanied with vinegar rich black beans and soy sauce drenched cole slaw. I could not even put black beans in mouth because of so much vinegar making me cough. Cole slaw disgusting with soy sauce drenched as well. Waitress brought bill charging extra for black beans. I reminded her I did not order them plus never ate any. After a small discussion she removed that from bill. By the way, the snapper weighed 1.1 pounds and alone cost $56, fried!!! Nothing gourmet there!!! Unbelievably overpriced! W I do not recommend Water Grill...

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Was a pleasant evening so enjoyed the outdoor feel w our booth. Service was fine. Pricing was extremely high considering the portion size. When I'm paying $47 for a small piece of fish -- and all the sides are ala carte -- that's of little value to someone like me that wants a meal that actually fills me up. Also, when I'm paying $300 for dinner, I think the restaurant can pick up the tab for Valet Parking -- because there is no "free" parking available. First time to visit and probably last time.

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M
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First outing to Water Grill in Dallas. Great oysters, great (diverse) wine list, great cioppino. I'll be back.

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