Water Grill- what to order?
The Chef’s Tasting Menu is virtually synonymous with the Water Grill. Go for it with as many courses as you can accommodate. The minimum five course selection is about $90 per person, food only. At WG, the tasting menu is not an after thought; it is a premise, well thought out to showcase the chef’s abilities and offerings.
The 2008 Michelin Star establishment, under Executive Chef David LeFevre, is arguably LA’s finest seafood restaurant. David is at the top of his game and consistently seeks to wow his guests and tantalize their taste buds with his innovative, yet very fundamental approach to food preparation and presentation. Food and service are exceptional, as would be expected.
I truly enjoy WG's art deco ambience and suggest that you seek to reserve Booth #1 to maximize your anniversary dining experience. It affords seclusion yet affords a great view of the expansive kitchen and its impressive working dynamics.
544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071
I haven't been recently but always order the tasting menu to get a good cross-section of the best and the brightest. And don't discount non-fish items. The last time I was there, the tasting's meat course was a superb piece of steak. Of course, it would be a shame to have steak as your only entree, with all the good fish and shellfish.
Occasionally, WG has served fish cooked slightly too long for my taste, so, if you're sensitive to overcooking -- I emphasize, it was slight and only on occasion -- make your preferences clear.
Sorry I can only offer this general advice. You've reminded me that I need to get back down there sometime soon.