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Water Grill

3300 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1806
+1 949-208-7060
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“swordfish” (13 reviews)
“oysters” (21 reviews)
“fritto misto” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
3300 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1806
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well located, across the street from the South Coast Plaza, very close to the 405 freeway. The restaurant is big and has great decor. Our waiter (Joshua) was great. He had great knowledge of the menu and made us feel comfortable as it was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank FTichy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very, very good, if a little spendy. The service was fantastic. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the food and kept us on track to get out in time for our show. Would definitely go back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thitherandyon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter was attentive and pleasant. Oysters were fresh and delicious. We had the mahi-mahi and the sea bass. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. My friend was celebrating a birthday and they baked a complimentary cookie that was amazing. Great afternoon.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Exploration824360
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Best cioppino in a long time. Excellent service and well trained staff. In the same spot where Scott Seafood used to be. We will be back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hermaans
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

I wanted to go to the Water Grill for SO long since it opened. I hosted my team in Orange County and thought it would be a great place to take them. I was WRONG. I will say the restaurant is beautiful, great ambiance especially...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CourtneyR749
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing effort by the Water Grill team, this is the 2nd year I've had my birthday dinner here and it didn't disappoint. Clams in saffron sauce, fish and chips, halibut and raw tuna with spicy mango side and scallops with grapefruit sauce (not...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cat E
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Went here once for a work dinner and will say I was pleasantly impressed with the menu, food quality, and service. I had heard from a few coworkers that it was overpriced and just OK, but I along with everyone else in our group that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ee978
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here! Staff was friendly and attentive. The California Spiny Lobster was awesome!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank VanDo
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

This is my number one pick for a seafood restaurant! It has the best atmosphere and wait staff! Seriously, this is a must dine if you are in the area. I had the swordfish and another night I had the big eye tuna. Both were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank russellenglish75
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I have been to the Water Grill in San Diego so I went in with high expectations and the restaurant did not disappoint. We started with light appetizers and cocktails. Everything from the oysters to the shrimp was phenomenal! The Chilean Sea Bass was so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank panamajoe2015
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Barbara D
May 12, 2018|
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Response from SportsReporter | Reviewed this property |
California casual.
January 8, 2017|
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Yes, the website has menus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3300 Bristol St, South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 949-208-7060
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