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Water Grill - Denver, Denver, CO

Water Grill - Denver

4.6
4.6
537 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
PLEASE NOTE: Valet Parking entrance is on Blake Street between 17th & 16th (on the left).

Water Grill is family-owned and operated, and offers an elevated, seasonally-driven seafood experience. Located in Denver’s Lower Downtown neighborhood (LODO), their menu features “first-of-season” seafood and a large selection of finfish, shellfish, lobster, crab, and oysters, all sourced directly from their own seafood distribution company King’s Seafood Distribution.

The saltwater tanks are visible from the dining room and feature seasonal items such as Spiny Lobster, Dungeness Crab, King Crabs, and more. Menus are updated twice per day — visit https://www.watergrill.com/denver for daily offerings!

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 103 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fine cuts

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (303) 727-5711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jessica Biederman

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Cross street

    We are located on the corner of 17th St. & Market.

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    If you are driving down Blake St., valet is available between 17th & 16th halfway down the block on the left side. Look for the entrance of the Market Station Parking Garage. You will see the illuminated signage with a large red arrow and a 'P' for parking. Valet crew will direct you to the restaurant's entrance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 537 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall very good. Calamari was a bit salty but that was it. Everything and everyone were spot on.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner Meagan and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary here, and we had an amazing experience. The decor, feel, and energy there were all beautiful, and the staff ensured an experience that we will never forget. We dined on oysters to our heart’s content, and melted into the decadence of the Chilean Sea Bass. The cocktails were delicious and well thought out. Highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is incredible - large selection of shellfish, beef, and all kinds of things for pescatarians. Live saltwater tank with seafood served directly from it. Beautiful space with reclaimed wood beams, leather booths, and all around cool vibe. Granted, it’s definitely expensive - however - it is well worth the cost. I recommend Water Grill 100%.
  4. P

    Pete

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an incredible experience at Water Grill. The place had a great atmosphere, the food was amazing and our server made the experience even better by helping us choose how to dine.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    Oysters were ok, sushi was not good, King Crab was cold and very fishy in taste and smell, forgot to bring my wedge salad and tried to convince me serving the salad after the last plate was normal. Wouldn't go back.
  6. JS

    JohnS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Denver metro area. Perfect for a casual night out in the town or a special date night. I was just a little put off by the delay in receiving our drink order - it took well over 10 minutes - and the reorder of wine after the entrees arrived - was almost finished with the meal. But otherwise, a great meal.
  7. CG

    CariG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    9-pound king crab, couple dozen east/west oysters, Cobb salad, coupl bottles good wine and key lime pie. 4 people $1200. You can choose your live king crab and they prepare there. All the seafood was very fresh, the wine list was diverse, and the key lime pie was the best I have ever had. If I win the lottery I’ll go again!
  8. L

    Lifes2short

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Well. The front desk needs a few people skills or should I B say any
  9. L

    Leeanne

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and it was raining super hard! We came in a little earlier than our reservation and they were still able to seat us which was very nice seeing how hard it was raining. The service was amazing!!! the BREAD was something i've never tasted and will be back for!! Im from California and a HUGE seafood lover and this is the first place since ive been here that has the freshness i love! Everything about this place was amazing, thank you for making my birthday amazing!
  10. AL

    AndreaL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to water grill denver on Sunday evening. We were seated right away (we had a reservation). The servers were prompt with greeting us. The food and drinks came out in a timely manner. Everything was delicious! The only complaint our table had was the dirty martinis are not very dirty and we had to request some extra olive juice. But the food was really delicious. We would go back!
  11. GD

    GaryD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We ordered the Deluxe "ICED SHELLFISH PLATTERS", but the lobster was over cooked.
  12. SL

    SanitaL

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, oysters and a very nice espresso. Enjoyed every second. Noise level just at the right level :)
  13. MM

    MichaelM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pricey for an average meal and sub par service. Much better value elsewhere!
  14. DD

    DenverDiner

    Denver

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This dining experience was really a mixed bag. The service was fantastic and it's a very nice restaurant. Some of the food was spectacular (salmon roll, oysters, and hot entrees) and other items were pretty disappointing (crab cake, king crab nuggets). This is an expensive restaurant and paying such inflated prices for mediocre items was painful.
  15. EH

    EricH

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was astounding. The service was friendly and professional. Plus, they went out of their way to make our anniversary feel special. I couldn't ask for more.
  16. RD

    RickD

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Annniversary and they treated us special.
  17. CB

    CarrollB

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome seafood tower!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Really underwhelming. I was under the impression it was go
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The sea bass was one of the best things I have eaten in a long time.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Everything was great except the service. It seemed as if we had at least 4 servers. They all came by to ask the same questions and this caused the service to be very slow.
  21. SH

    SimonH

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all loved our entire experience at the restaurant! The live tank was amazing. Those King Crabs! I’ve never seen them so big
  22. MH

    MartinH

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and our server were fantastic. The kitchen was running really slow for our meal though so we were there quite a while. Did not seem to be their usual pace though since other tables were getting their meals quicker.
  23. w

    winesnob

    South Dakota

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited Water Grill for lunch a few days after they started serving lunch. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the service as well as the food. Everything was excellent!
  24. c

    cls2013

    Minneapolis

    36 reviews

    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was good though not exceptional - expensive - and too loud for our preference. Our waitress was very good. Bread pudding over-rated.
  25. s

    stevew

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot, excellent food, selection. And fantastic service!
  26. WP

    WPDiner

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great selection of fish, well prepared.
  27. SJ

    SkyllaJ

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff, amazing food, beautiful ambiance. Would highly recommend!
  28. LK

    LauraK

    Phoenix

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Water Grill and we were not disappointed. Started with a half dozen Kumamoto oysters. Next we split a wedge salad followed by Australian spiny lobster with a side of Mac and cheese. Everything was delicious! Our server Hannah took great care of us. We will be back. The complimentary dessert was also delicious.
  29. KM

    KMZozulia

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous! We went for lunch! Loved it!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service and ambiance
  31. M

    Marc

    London

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at bar. The fish was fantastic, high quality, simple preparation. Good selection. Would return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner. Service was great, food was mediocre, especially considering the cost.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trey was a fantastic/fun and knowledgeable server. Mischa (who I believe was floor manager) went above and beyond to make sure my friends food allergies never got off the ground. Thank you both for a wonderful evening. The spiny lobster was top 3 of my life and spanish Octopus was equally incredible. All the best! -Chris J
  34. NK

    NickolasK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great experience. Staff was great. Atmosphere was perfect. Food was excellent.
  35. JF

    JimF

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were celebrating a special occasion as I was getting over surgery and my wife was so awesome the entire time that I wanted to take her out for a great evening. I also had flowers delivered and the florist and staff coordinated everything. When we arrived they had the flowers sitting on our table and the manger came to meet us. We ordered a variety of scallops and oysters that were recommended by our attentive server and selected a bottle of Malbec. Then we ordered our entrées and my wife had the Wild Ross Sea Chilean Sea Bass and I had the Australian Spiny Lobster. During our meal several managers and staff members constantly checked in with us and made sure everything was perfect. I ordered the Bartenders Special which was the Mauna Loa cocktail and I fully enjoyed it. We took a Key Lime Pie dessert home with as and enjoyed a few bites together as we reminisced about what a fantastic time we had together. We definitely will be back again to spend another night out together and enjoy another great evening at the Water Grill. Absolutely 5-Star review across the board. Thank You!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday. Great service and wonderful seafood. Also my daughter loved the chicken and my grandson loved the filet. Everyone was happy!!
  37. s

    sarahjoy

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our server Matt was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and super helpful with our gluten free friends. The only thing I would have appreciated to see would be more gluten free options or a gluten free menu. My friend was visiting from out of state and she had such a great time. From drinks to apps to entrees everything came out quickly and was so delicious.
  38. l

    lschluter

    Denver

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic special occasion restaurant with highly professional, attentive, knowledgeable wait staff, creative, extensive menu, and wonderful wine list. Our adult son chose this venue to begin his birthday celebration, and what a find! Very spacious with a variety of seating options, every kind and combination of shellfish and sushi, with a great downtown vibe. Extraordinary and unique new restaurant in Denver that makes you feel like you might be close to the ocean!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mussels were the best mussels i’ve ever had
  40. t

    tigger

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We were catching up with old friends so were at our table for an extended period of time and they did not rush us. Knowledgeable about extensive menu

FAQs

Water Grill - Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 537 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 103 times today
Google Map for Water Grill - Denver

1691 Market St, Denver, CO 80202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    We are located on the corner of 17th St. & Market.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown / LoDo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Fine cuts

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    If you are driving down Blake St., valet is available between 17th & 16th halfway down the block on the left side. Look for the entrance of the Market Station Parking Garage. You will see the illuminated signage with a large red arrow and a 'P' for parking. Valet crew will direct you to the restaurant's entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jessica Biederman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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