My husband and I loved Water Grill in LA. We have to the restaurant in Costa Mesa about 5 times and gone to events in the meeting room 5 other times.
The ambiance is open and relaxed. I find it chilly so usually bring a sweater. The service has been uniformly stellar. The food is general has been stellar. I typically order the black cod and loved it except my last visit. First the fish was quite thick, not fully cooked. It clearly was not black cod. My husband and I both wonder if they picked up the wrong fish. I am hoping it was an innocent mistake although for the price those mistakes should not be made.
The menu and decor in the conference room was not up to the restaurant's standards. The service during 2 events was horrible. We had to go up to the waiters who were talking together to have the wine they had on their trays. The buffets were better than the served meals but beware they provide very small plates.
So this should always be a 5 star restaurant. It wasn't once.
I will go back to Wildfish as I never was served the wrong fish incorrectly cooked there.
Three star as some meals are 5 star and others 1 star.