Restaurant Reviews

The Pricy Indulgence of Uptown's Water Grill

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Kathy Tran
The No. 1 selling dish: the Grand Shellfish Platter.
A Los Angeles-based seafood chain has arrived in Uptown with high confidence, big ambitions and eyebrow-raising prices. Water Grill already has the swagger of a place that’s been a fixture for years, married to a menu that’s eager to impress Uptown crowds. Diners have come rushing in, but sometimes the food here gets a little overeager to please. Fresh fish is flown in daily — a high expense, but a great culinary result. All photos by Kathy Tran.