Making Waves

Water Grill’s new OC location presents seafood to savor in a chic setting

Written by Beth Fhaner

Photo courtesy of Darren Edwards

Photo courtesy of Darren Edwards

For patrons attending productions in Costa Mesa’s Theater & Arts District, grabbing a post-show bite is now even more enticing with the arrival of Water Grill, which recently took over the former site of Scott’s Seafood near South Coast Plaza. As the latest fine-dining establishment for King’s Seafood Co., the trendy resto—located in a gorgeous new building—features nautical design elements and rustic touches throughout its expansive interior, including a main dining area with a copper-top bar and an oyster bar illuminated by a custom-designed chandelier of oyster shells. Additionally, an extra-large patio with a retractable roof and resort-style lounge seating invites guests to linger over the fresh, savory fare and handcrafted cocktails. Besides the visual feast, diners can indulge in an array of seafood dishes such as Chilean Sea Bass, grilled octopus, a New England Lobster Roll and various chilled- or iced-shellfish platters. Tempting brunch options include lemon ricotta pancakes, crab Benedict and Atlantic salmon hash. With its delectable seafood, attentive service and upscale ambiance, Water Grill is just one more lure for OC’s premier shopping and theater district. 

Photo courtesy of Alan de Herrera

Photo courtesy of Alan de Herrera

Water Grill 

3300 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa ~ 949.208.7060 | WaterGrill.com