Water Grill going into the Palm Restaurant in East Village. .
Water Grill, a downtown LA resto for nearly 25+ years is coming to East Village per the UT.
King's Seafood Company will spend $5 million to transform the 2 story Palm restaurant into a new Water Grill at J street and 6th.
Will open later at the end of the year.
I think this is great news..
Remember when they had that wonderful brassiere where Lou and Mickey's used to be...what was the name of that place..Royale Brasserie?
Yes, Royale. Amazing place, very Balthazar or Nice (the place) seafood resto. Loved that place.
Had more than my share of fantastic meals at Water Grill- it's near The Biltmore, my favorite place to stay in LA.
A little old, a little worn at the edges, but a classic with a lot of style.
Basement swimming pool is gorgeous, and the GIANT coed steam room adjacent is a must-experience.
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Royale Brasserie was fantastic and I think it was a little ahead of its time for the Gaslamp.
The TI's were impressive for that site and was a very expensive build out, if memory serves.
Coed steam room...love me my steam but don't know if I want to see old guys sweating next to me.
If there hot, well that's a no brainer..
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Used to eat at WG a bunch of times on work trips when staying at the Biltmore (loved the old mural in the lobby) or working in an office across the street.
I still have nightmares about spilling a luggage-carrier load of boxes of papers all over the intersection between the office and the hotel.
Also a chinese place (Mon Kee?) not too far away.
Doesn't happen very often but I agree with ipse - Water Grill was good many years ago (mainly under Cimarusti) but if the current quality will also be part of the SD restaurant we will just have another overhyped (can't wait for the daily updates on SDEater, I wonder how much the restaurants pay for the"ads") and overpriced but underwhelming SD restaurant.
Plato once said:
Some things in life are bad
They can really make you sad
Other things just make you swear and curse
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
...always look on the bright side
Always look on the light side
BTW: Lou & Mickeys is still a King's brand. They just couldn't sell the finer dining of Royale. Good for them- changing and surviving.