About 390 million years ago: a fish strolls onto land and into the history books.
1991: Water Grill opens, and Downtown seafood feasts become legend.
2011: Water Grill closes, and you get kind of sad.
Today: The all-new Water Grill opens—it’s more modern, it’s airier and it’s bulked up on lobster tanks and Negronis. Now let’s have a look around.
It’s a lot different in here, like the 21st-century remake of itself. Think gleaming oak floors instead of worn carpet, a more open central bar area and a window into the kitchen. Also, a couple of big lobster tanks (one for spiny, one for Maine) and a marble raw bar to remind you why you’re here: seafood. Lots of seafood.
So yes, this place still works for a Downtown power meal of crab cakes and Mediterranean loup de mer. (They heard you, and they didn’t mess with the crab cakes. They wouldn’t dare.)
But now that it feels a little less... conservative in here, you’ll also want to keep this place in mind for more casual, spontaneous situations. Like when you just want a bar stool, a view of the game and a Brooklyn #2 (rye, sweet vermouth, maraschino) or a Yeti Imperial Stout immediately. While you’re there, maybe some Atlantic True Cod Fish and Chips.
So much better than false cod.