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Water Grill - Denver, Denver, CO

Water Grill - Denver

4.7
4.7
1399 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

7:00 PM


Booked 43 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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 1,399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,399 Reviews
  1. rockman

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was top notch. We had a little problem with a very tough steak, but it was resolved quickly and to our satisfaction. Thanks!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Remember that you have a lot to learn about this book

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  3. TonyP

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When you are looking for a great seafood restaurant in Denver, look no further than the Water Grill. The food and the service are impeccable. We’ve never been disappointed.

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  4. RickG

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely loved this restaurant. Claire was a fantastic server. Food was great. Highly recommend Waters Grill.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and impeccable service. We love going back whenever we are in Denver

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  6. NewmanM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful meal. Swordfish for one and halibut for the other. The clam chowder and lobster bisque were also tasty. The cocktails were great also. I love this restaurant. It was particularly noisy because we were seated next to a table of twelve but it's a wonderful restaurant.

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  7. Dinner56

    Naples

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice venue and enjoyed the food. Crab cakes could have had more lump crab meat, however, calamari and mussels were very good. Entrees were missing some items - the shrimp Louie was missing the hard boiled eggs, which the waiter corrected, the cioppono had no shrimp - a lot of mussels and fish which was disappointing however broth was very good. The black cod was excellent. David our waiter did a nice job.

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  8. Rebecca

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first visit to Water Grill. The food and bevy's were excellent. Our waitress was great. Service was slow though. I'm not sure whether that was our server or the kitchen. Our apps took quite a while and we were quite ready to eat when we arrived. The ambiance was so great and I look forward to going back.

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  9. StevenK

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food great menu and selection will for sure go back one day. Highly recommended

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service!! We will definitely be dining at the restaurant again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess and Gus the server offered a warm welcome and service for my first visit! The kitchen delivered a superb meal and the bar created a super gin martini. 🧡🙏🏻🍸🫕🐟

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch before the Rockies home opener. Great bar staff and service was outstanding

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  13. Richard

    Denver

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always the best overall seafood in Denver. Oyster sampler was perfect as well as my NE steamed lobster,

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  14. mpwheeler

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter, Trey was great and very helpful. Food was amazing as always. We were there for my son’s 16th birthday and he loved everything!

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  15. Greg

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lobster bisque was amazing, about the best I have ever had. The fish tacos were super tasty as well.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food! Our go to joint for seafood and oysters.

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  17. jimm

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service . Close to ball arena

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  18. LauraB

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, excellent service, love the atmosphere. A+++ dining experience!

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  19. jdpontesnyc

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood and great service! The oysters, scallops with pesto, Spanish Octopus, and spiny lobster were our favorites.

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  20. RonnaP

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent A great place for a date or friends just getting together. Jordan was our server...He was great!

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  21. Foodiebrat1

    Denver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great! We had requested a bigger table when we made the reservation. We got there and they had a great spot waiting for us in a cozy corner. Matt the server was so amazing & professional! The food was fantastic, fresh and just the right amount. The restaurant is just beautiful!

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  22. ChrisB

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Business Meal, great service and the food was fantastic! Highly recommended!

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  23. Lauren

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant is outstanding, the seafood, the service, the decor. Incredibly positive experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  24. jenniferb

    Denver

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Matt was super professional and delightful. This was our first time here and definitely not our last. The quality of their menu items is over the top. Best sushi roll I have ever had. The lobster bisque… chefs kiss! The craft cocktails are worth every penny. Can’t wait to go back with a bigger appetite! Highly highly recommend this restaurant…. Now one of my favorite places in Denver for sure.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. JenniferS

    Denver

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is our second time to Water Grill. First time we loved it, and this time not so much. Although we did like our waitress Lindy and all the bartenders were very nice. The oysters and the Bigeye Tuna Poke were delicious. We had to send the calamari back because it had a ammonia fishy taste. We couldn't recommend the Garden Roll because it has a type of leaf that is on top that gave it a strong taste that none of us liked at all. The Trojan Roll was fishy and nothing great. Then the Chilean Sea Bass was just so-so. The guys were disappointed because it was bland and they expected a nice hardy portion of the ricotta gnudi and there were just 8 small ones circling around the fish and that was it. Ha! Very disappointing....especially for $47.00! The Caramel Bread Pudding and Key Lime Pie were good. Best part of the whole meal was the sourdough bread ~ but not a good enough reason to go back. There are much better sea food restaurants in the Denver Metro area to go to with fish that seems much fresher than Water Grill had last night. There is nothing worse than fishy fish! Sorry Water Grill......we tried.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pricey for portions, but fun atmosphere.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and fresh. Would highly recommend to anyone who likes seafood. It's a little pricey, though.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. SaraC

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Checkin was a little slow but overall great dinner experience.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. VilmaV

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the lobster, the lobster, roll, calamari, and the shrimp scampi. Everything was perfectly well cooked and absolutely delicious.

    1 person found this helpful

  30. BrianP

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always sit at the bar as the bartenders always deliver superb service and the vibe is the best there.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always impeccable. consistently serving some of the best meals of your life

    1 person found this helpful

  32. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Fish was raw and revived no compensation for it. Had to eat my entree while my boyfriend had to wait got his

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  33. HannahB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Water Grill was a very cool, fancier place. The service was amazing, especially Clare, who helped us feel special for our birthday! However, we were not impressed with the quality of the food for the high prices. I was expecting superior food, but it was just fine. The worst part was that the lobster we ordered was over cooked and way too chewy and unappetizing. We told the restaurant, but nothing was done about it. Overall, cool place maybe just for drinks.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. jann

    New Mexico

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sea food was delicious as usual. However, the restaurant bragged about their steak dishes. . .I was left unimpressed. Though prepared to my specifications, the stteak came out cold (2 times) and was not a good cut of filet. Lesson learned: not like a good steak house. Stick to seafood.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. NormC

    Denver

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Although the service was great, for the price the value of the food was not close to what one would expect. Taste of the food was good, it just was pretty expensive for what we got. We had 2 martinis, 1 Dover sole, a side, 1 appetizer, a wedge salad, and 15 oysters and I walked away with a $270.00 bill. A little steep considering we only had 1 entree!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. Nicole

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience. My friend took me out for my birthday. Everyone said Happy Birthday to me, which I was not expecting. There was a card at our table before we even sat down! We got the deluxe tower and it was delicious. Drinks and dessert top notch too. Looking forward to going back!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. NicD

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Octopus appetizer was amazing. The service was attentive without interrupting. The tequila selection was good for neat drinks and the jalapeno margarita was delicious. One of my new favorites in Downtown Denver.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. skmath

    Denver

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grilled octopus was delicious and service was excellent!

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  39. nodoze

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed our night out, The Water Grill took great care of us. Food was delicious, restaurant was beautiful, and service was great. We will be back in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Increíble experiencia. La comida está deliciosa y el servicio fue excelente!

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FAQs

Water Grill - Denver is rated 4.7 stars by 1399 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 43 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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