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“Great place to dine before a show”
Review of Water Grill

Water Grill
Ranked #13 of 563 Restaurants in Costa Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Really nice restaurant where the old Scott's used to be. It is walking distance from the Segerstrom in case you are catching a show.
Service is fast and the seafood is really good!!
There is also a sushi bar. Fresh sucked oysters if you desire. We had a seafood platter appetizer. Nice beer and wine selection.
Love the open space!!

Thank Bonnie C
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

Formerly Scots Seafood has been totally revamped with new decor and image. Visited the LA Watergrill 25 years ago.
The location has always been a hit. The Water Gril menu offers good variety. We loved the crab legs. Mostly grazed on small plates but will explore the menu in greater detail in upcoming visits for sure. Service was attentive. We spent three hours talking, drinking and eating. Not rushed at all. The manager comped deserts, a treat!
Definitely a place for fresh seafood.

Thank Hoverbutton74
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

The Water Grill is my new favorite restaurant in Orange County, CA!! Beautiful decor and ambiance. The patio offers a range of comfortable seating in a lovely setting. However the fresh seafood, gorgeous presentation, and superb service are the draw, so much so that I had dinner there twice during my ten-day visit! Many thanks to manager Josh for his professional oversight and personable welcome (he doesn't miss a beat) and to our server (Adrianna? from Orlando) for her skilled and caring service. Can't wait for my next visit!

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Thank TKM2014
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Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Haven’t been here since it was Scots years ago. So glad it was recommended. Easy valet service, nicely laid out with indoor or outdoor area. Huge bar with lots of specialty drinks, wine cellar, raw bar that was so good I’ll be back for just that! Had brunch with friends on a Sunday morning. Attentive staff, excellent fresh cinnamon rolls and tomato goat cheese quiche was outstanding! I’ll be back!

Thank Suzie W
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Reviewed December 12, 2017

We were in from NYC, visiting family nearby for a 97 year old's birthday and took a night for ourselves at Water Grill, hoping for as enjoyable an experience as we had last year at their place in downtown LA. This is a bigger place, giant bar area, but were brought to our reserved table in a reasonable amount of time. We ordered a dozen varied oysters, as is our custom, plus a few appetizers and proceeded to enjoy the different tastes. The waiter was involved, personable and knowledgeable, explaining the underwater "terroir" of the different mollusks. Then we met a manger, Josh Smith, who came by to pick up Nancy's fallen sweater. While thanking him we talked about our LA experience and how his place compared. He was intelligent, personable and gracious- suggesting a different set on 12 oysters, and talking at length about food. which we love to do. We went on to have a lovely meal, each choice of fish, octopus, etc. was carefully coked to out taste (mostly underdone) and accompanied with interesting sauces and sides. A totally enjoyable experience- but the Josh capped it off by comping us with 12 more oysters! Also delicious but we were sooo fulll! This was totally unplanned but its the type of place, and Josh the type of host, where these kinds of interactions can happen. Thanks to all- a great experience!

Thank eh2bh2eh
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