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Water Grill - Denver, Denver, CO

Water Grill - Denver

4.6
4.6
808 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

8:30 PM


Booked 86 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 808 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Seafood

  • Denver

    Seafood

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  1. R

    Redwhiner

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Our service was top shelf. Our meal was fabulous. It’s is that time of year and there were many large parties to celebrate the holidays and everything was flawless
  2. BC

    BobC

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    I ordered fish. It was swimming in butter and too salty. Did not expect that from a fish restaurant. It also was very expensive for what we got.
  3. C

    Charlotte

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    the place was not busy and we had VERY SLOW service and there were alot of people serving. my other time i had great service but this was poor right after being seated. we were going to buy some gift cards but decided not to due to the experience. First time i took my husband there and although the food was good, the service was not.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We went to celebrate our anniversary and they had a card with our reservation that said birthday. We corrected them but they never said “Happy Anniversary”. They then sat us a a table right outside the kitchen door. We asked to be reseated and they finally gave us a nice table at the window. Still no one acknowledged the anniversary. We waited 10min for water and another 5min for bread. The waiter finally came over. Looked at the cars that said anniversary folded it up and took it with no acknowledgment of the anniversary. Asked for assistance in picking a wine to pair with dinner and the sommelier did not even know the wines well. Food was very good but the service was abysmal. Never once during the whole dinner was our anniversary acknowledge. We have been out many times for our anniversary and had the table decorated, special drink, dessert….etc. spent $350 and was very disappointed
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed it. Definitely recommend
  6. RB

    RobertB

    Denver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a few disappointments trying to find an exceptional seafood restaurant, we tried Water Grill and found the place we were looking for. The Dover Sole was wonderful, the clam chowder too. I’m looking forward to coming back and trying other option.
  7. CW

    ChrisW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    It was just okay for me. It's a beautiful space but the food was just okay and service not so great.
  8. p

    ptowngirl

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, drink and service! The seafood is so fresh and expertly prepared. Our server was awesome as well.

    Water Grill - DenverResponded on November 30, 2022Thank you for the kind words we hope to see you soon again!

  9. ZG

    ZGfoodie

    Denver

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good Our wait person was very nice but seemed to be extremely busy as things took awhile to get
  10. m

    melindag

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The food was amazing- the service was NOT. When you spend $500.00 for dinner for 4- at 4:00 pm - you expect to get a drink within 10 min- but no it took 45 min. The meals did not come out at the same time. My fries were cold and they never brought me new ones- they took the cold ones and never returned hot one. They did not bring a plate for the stone crab legs- that were 99.00- my husband ate cracked them on the table. When the manger showed up - 15 min after we asked to see him - he just said - we will make it right. Wow- won't be back.
  11. JW

    JonW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Post thanksgiving dinner before we all headed back to whence we came
  12. JD

    JeffD

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holiday with family. JT was an outstanding server who was attentive and caring!
  13. LN

    LouieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Mathew is our first reason to visit back. He is well aware of the menu and was kind enough to guide us with the menu and recommended the crowd pleasers. A true fine dining waiter. Second would be the appetizers! The muscles were our favorite. Next would be the oyster sampler. I’m from the west coast and couldn’t believe we had an oysters from Ensenada Baja California. It took me back to the flavor of the west coast! Calamari was nice and fresh. Hard to find good calamari here and now I know where to find fresh crisp calamari. 4 star is due to the fish. The salmon was l mediocre. I’ve tasted better. The blackened cod was a mix of pho and tasty cod. Until I ram into bones. That was the end of the entree stage. Half into it while I was enjoying the best cod dish I ever had. I guess it unavoidable. Bones can slip. Overall a great first time experience And will visit again. Thank you Mathew for this great experience. See you soon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    They must have been having an off night.
  15. F

    Foodie

    Denver

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Seafood and fish is great! However, the menu is lacking in vegetables, there's roots and potatoes but we need green vegetables on the menu!!
  16. M

    Maryf

    Milwaukee

    65 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    Arrived at 7:00 for 7:15 reservation. Among the last table at 9:45 not by our choice. We were seated immediately but that is the only good thing I can say about the service-party of five -every aspect from drinks to food took 20 minutes. Any new drink order took 20 minutes. No apology or explanation from server. Parties of ten seated after us were finished and out of the building before us. Would pick another restaurant next time.
  17. JR

    JamesR

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambiance. The waiter was very nice. The fish was fresh.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner
  19. J

    Jantz

    Boise

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving dinner portions were quite small and overpriced. The shrimp scampi was good though.
  20. TM

    TriciaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent. Severs are knowledgeable and prompt and polite always. Best seafood available in CO in our opinion!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous. One of the best meals ever! Plan on spending a lot - but worth it!
  22. LL

    LovingLife

    Denver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had never been here, and we're so pleasantly surprised! Gabe, our waiter, was exceptional, and the young women at the hostess stand for a really lovely. The food was delicious! Service was exceptional by the whole staff.
  23. MM

    MelissaM

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving & it was agreed that it was the best clam chowder any of us had ever had & I lived on Cape Cod for years! Service was friendly & very attentive. Just a wonderful experience from start to finish.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I found Water Grill at the last minute as the hotel/restaurant we were going to closed due to a system issue. What a great find Water Grill was!!! The ambience, the service, the food - all absolutely outstanding!!! Thank you WG!
  25. L

    Lafemnakita

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food and service was excellent! Definitely will be back!
  26. RB

    RobertB

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was very good. Oysters are fantastic. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Tried to go to bar before dinner as we were early. Bartenders completely ignored us on bad part of experience.
  27. RO

    RichO

    Denver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. 3rd time I’ve been in a month. Keeps getting better. Our server again was on point. Restaurant is so pretty and the food is off the charts good. By far my current favorite!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. The first server told us he was in training and if he hadn’t said anything, we wouldn’t have known. He had excellent understanding of the drinks and food and made delicious recommendations! The Chilean sea bass was perfect, the octopus was light and crispy, and the drinks were a perfect pairing. We’re never disappointed when coming here and look forward to our next time!
  29. MH

    MarylouH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Water Grill. Excellent food...attentive staff but not hovering...gorgeous building.
  30. JC

    JudyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were visiting Denver to participate in a conference and wanted to go out to celebrate my husband's birthday. We had no recommendations, and so we found the Water Grill online. We are kosher but eat fish out, and the selection of fish on the menu looked very good. The reservation form asked if there was an event so we ticked off birthday, but the birthday dessert was a surprise! We enjoyed the place, the service, the ambience and especially the food!!!
  31. s

    scottb

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exemplary service, fantastic food options and quality, nice atmosphere. This is a gem among all my neighborhood favorites.
  32. MC

    MacC

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was amazing, Muscles were maybe our #1 choice, Samon Roll also excellent. Swordfish was excellent and loved the olives to give it a little more flavor. We ordered the Cesar without anchovies, but you could still taste the anchovies. Root Vegetables has a little extra spice. Do you Serve Rolls with Dinner? We never got any Bread and Butter and we saw it going to every table around us? The Entres came before the appetizers were cleared which was a little awkward for the Runner, but he managed it well. Drinks were very well made and had all the flavors easily identified in the cocktail. Bread Budding was amazing. Just a great Place to Dine and enjoy great food and Drinks. We will be back.
  33. F

    Finn

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish could not have been fresher! A wonderful splurge.
  34. RB

    RitaB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The cocktails were good, as were the raw oysters. However, the crab was served cold, which was odd with melted butter, which congealed quickly with being dipped with cold food. I thought the crab was fresh and cooked to order, so oviously it is cooked ahead and refrigerated--overpriced for that. The cole slaw was mediocre and extra oniony, which I did not like.
  35. P

    Panosh

    Denver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fun date night!!!
  36. JB

    JamesB

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very good dining experience. Service was tremendous; server was incredibly attentive. Food was very good. The crab cake is a must-have when I visit the chain and it met my expectations. My partner LOVED the sea bass.
  37. t

    tetos

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best seafood in town. 100% recommended. Would definitely go back very soon
  38. S

    Slobo

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful venue, great food and super service. Had diner with my wife before symphony concert. Service was for fast and excellent, very personable . We will definitely be back
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very fresh and tasty food! Service was top notch also! Staff seemed supportive to each other and happy to be there! Made the experience so nic!
  40. JV

    JohnV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant and well worth the money. Fish was fresh and prepared perfectly.

FAQs

Water Grill - Denver is rated 4.6 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 86 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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