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Water Grill - Denver, Denver, CO

Water Grill - Denver

4.6
4.6
928 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.

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

Experiences

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day!

    $135.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Experience Valentine's Day at Water Grill - Denver! We have created an exclusive 4-course pre-fixe menu for you and your loved one to enjoy! ($135 per person). Indulge with a delicious, optional wine pairing enhancement and cherish the special celebration of love! Please visit www.watergrill.com/denver to explore our menu details.

What 928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 4 loved every single thing we ordered. Outstanding!!
  2. WP

    WarrenP

    Denver

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    This was not a good night. The kitchen was the problem. The appetizer was served cold and undercooked. We sent it back to get another one that was hot but undercooked. Next, the shrimp came out undercooked. We sent sent it back, they reheated it, it came back nd it still tasted wrong. The salmon was excellent. This was not our first time there so we were disappointed. The service is very stiff and no personality on any of our visits, We assume they are trained to be that way.
  3. JA

    JillA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There was a long delay in delivery our appetizer to our table (raw oysters) We hadn't complained, but the house manger determined it and comps up the appetizer. Was very generous of her to do so
  4. SS

    SusanneS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in Denver. Attentive service and great atmosphere. We will be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent especially the sablefish. Service was also great. Expensive but would go again..
  6. C

    Cindy

    Denver

    142 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    142 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic birthday dinner! Thank you to my best friend for taking me there, and thank you everyone at the restaurant that made me feel very spoiled. It was an excellent birthday treat! Thank you again, Cindy
  7. SD

    SandDWillIams

    Tallahassee

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were visiting Denver from Atlanta and decided to try Water Grill, and I’m so glad we did. This place has great ambiance and vibe, reminding me of Superior Seafood in New Orleans. The mussels were the best that my wife and I had ever had, plump and juicy. My wife and I split the wedge salad, and she had the Shrimp Scampi for her entree, while I had the lobster roll Connecticut style (warm). We would have ordered the caramel bread-pudding but were totally stuffed. Our server Alley (Alexandria) was very attentive as was the rest of the wait staff. We’ve decided that this is an all time favorite of ours and are looking forward to returning to Denver in the years to come, and our next visit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Super slow service all night.
  9. l

    lola1eats

    Denver

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very delightful evening on a Wednesday at Water Grill. The relatively new manager was so welcoming and funny, and we enjoyed the evening so much. Our server was great too, and the food is excellent. It is expensive to eat out, and the total experience made it worth every penny.
  10. TL

    TatyanaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Amazing octopus and oysters!! Best ceviche ever!! I will be back for sure
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Clam chowder came out 30 min after ordering it. Cold. Drinks were slow. Other items were delicious
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Shropshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from start to finish. We waited at the bar until our table was ready and the bar team were great. At our table we were mainly looked after by Simon and Kevin and they were both brilliant. The food was really good, oysters were amazing. All round a great experience and if we come back to Denver we would definitely visit again.
  13. k

    kent

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food! Great place! Once of the best seafood places in Denver.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Service was great until after dinner. It took over an hour for our plates to be cleared and dessert ordered.
  15. WK

    WendyK

    Denver

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner! Staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
  16. TP

    TonyP

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding seafood choices, very helpful and attentive wait staff. The Dover Sole is cooked perfectly. A place to go again and again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Fresh but not very tasty
  18. BP

    BluffPark

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Lindy again. Enjoy how she doesn’t rush our meal and is always very friendly. The clam chowder is some of the best we’ve ever had and we’ll keep coming back for it. Love the sourdough rolls as well.
  19. JM

    JordanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was our server and went above and beyond to ensure that we were taken care of for the duration of our dining experience. We were having a company celebration and every single staff member from FOH to runners were on their A-Game. 6 out of 5 stars!
  20. BC

    BrittneyC

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and delicious seafood. Service was top notch, thank you Thomas for your attention to details and brisk service! The manager was a delight and assisted in pre bussing at least twice, I loved that touch! Overall, a wonderful experience and made my boyfriend’s birthday a success! We will definitely be back and will always recommend!
  21. SS

    SpikeS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Birthday. They had a card for my girlfriend
  22. JG

    JataraG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! The sea bass was incredible, and we enjoyed our octopus, oysters, and lobster! Looking forward to coming back!
  23. BM

    BerryM

    Denver

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Brian and the team, do an outstanding job of taking care of diners. We were a party of five and Nathan provided a smooth, professional delivery of menu discussion, from cocktails to desserts. The shellfish starter, included stone crab, oysters, scallops, sea urchin and Alaskan crab nuggets, that we haven’t seen anywhere else in Denver…excellent start followed by Spiney Lobster, Sea Bass and the scallops with cauliflower….all well prepared and truly delicious, Highly recommend the Water Grill for lunch or dinner.
  24. C

    Christopher

    Denver

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! I am so excited that a fresh seafood restaurant of this caliber has been established in the Lodo area of Denver! I am from Long Island, New York, and grew up on fresh seafood and shellfish. The Water Grill has got it 100% right. I love how they add the details and show the locations where each seafood has been sourced. The oyster bar showcases a selection of ten different oysters from both the west and east coasts. My wife ordered the fish and chips (cod in local IPA beer batter). It was cooked perfectly. The breading was super fluffy. I ordered the Mexican Swordfish with spaghetti squash, olives, and tapenade. Not too sweet, perfectly savory. My only negative observation, the wines were super marked up. I publish Wine Country International(r) magazine and am a certified sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. So you can say that I am a wine expert after twenty years. The wine markup is roughly 4 X which is the trend lately, folks. It is not just at the Water Grill. It is happening at most restaurants in Denver and Boulder. I blame this on the wine distributors trying to look like heroes to their customers. I think that restaurants should consider price points. There should be more wines on the wine list priced below $50. With this said, I will be returning to the Water Grill on a regular basis. Their food, flavors and staff are exceptional!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From beginning to end our experience was stellar, our waiter was so attentive and the food was delicious. The clam chowder and Rockefeller oysters were so good!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so good! Service was excellent, we enjoyed a really nice evening.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Michael was awesome and a joy to have as a server. Not sure what happened in the kitchen last night considering the restaurant was not very busy at all. All the steaks and the crab came out over cooked. Still very tasty and not so much that they were not enjoyed. We just expect the a restaurant that boasts its seafood and grilled food they would have the best of those two things. We appreciated the wine and food selection. Michael made excellent suggestions and was accommodating to our friend with an allergy. We will give it another try on a weekend and hope to see water grill’s reputation shine.
  28. ST

    StevenT

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although the seating staff was pretty impersonal and dull, our waiter was awesome. Very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding! My new favorite for seafood.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew was an amazing server, very knowledgeable. He made our dining experience fantastic. Highly recommend
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  31. j

    jyls

    Denver

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    We always enjoy the food. Unfortunately, every time we go the service is poor, takes forever to get cocktails and water. The waiters are all very nice though. We will not be going back. It’s not worth it based on the expense.
  32. JB

    JeffB

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. A bit on the pricy side but worth it.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    It took 30 to get first drinks. Another hour to get food. Another 30 after dishes were taken to get our desserts ordered. Part of the food tasted like it was sitting under a heat lamp for 12 hours. Management knew our food was late and did not care. I have been to Watergrill on multiple occasions and this visit ruined it. A $500 bill for an Applebees experience. Someone needs to take over the management and fix this restaurant.
  34. TG

    TastingGirl624

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When our Uber started to pass the building I thought, “Oh I wish that’s where we were going!” as it looked so beautiful through the windows. I was delighted when the car stopped and we were at Water Grill. And it did not disappoint. Fabulous ambience, superb service from Mike, a menu filled with so many wonderful things. But how we regretted our late lunch earlier in the day - we wanted to eat so many things. Wound up splitting the clam chowder completely with in shell clams. The lobster roll was so full of lobster and the roll was perfectly grilled. The accompanying fries were hand cut and nicely brown and crisp. The grilled octopus was wonderfully charred around the edges and tender inside. Rolls are fluffy with a crisp salty top. If we lived in Denver, we’d go back again and again. Word of advice: please go hungry so you can eats lots!
  35. K

    Kyle

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing! Our server was great at making recommendations for us.
  36. c

    christopherc

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service with Robert was outstanding. The Caesar salad was very good although the oysters Rockefeller was a little disappointing overall very nice experience and worth the price. Very nice ambience for the two of us.
  37. CS

    CarmelaS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Server tried to accommodate all our requests, very nice young man. Water Grill always consistent, we thoroughly enjoyed.
  38. LW

    LaneW

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It would be difficult to find a better assortment and quality of seafood in the Denver metro area. Everything looks, smells and tastes fresh. it’s definitely on the pricey side, but worth the splurge. The raw bar seafood platters are huge and are a great way to taste a variety of different shellfish. The Chilean Sea Bass was succulent and perfectly flavored and our companion said the shrimp scampi, with homemade noodles was the best she’s ever had. Great choice for a special occasion.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined there for my birthday. Had a very nice experience. The staff signed a little card and gave me a birthday dessert. Much appreciated, thank you!
  40. M

    Mitchw

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, not huge portions but reasonable … pretty pricey

FAQs

Water Grill - Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.
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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