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Blue Water Grill

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31 Union Square West at 16th Street New York NY 10003
Phone
(212) 675-9500
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(212) 675-1899

Business Hours

Status: Closed

Sunday
10:30am-10:00pm
Monday
11:30am-10:00pm
Tuesday
11:30am-11:00pm
Wednesday
11:30am-11:00pm
Thursday
11:30am-11:00pm
Friday
11:30am-11:59pm
Saturday
11:30am-11:59pm

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Payment Methods

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  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Diners Club

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This now-classic seafood palace sails on victoriously with its ocean-traveling menu.

One of Zagat’s Most Popular Restaurants in New York, Blue Water Grill delivers quality seafood and sushi in the dining room, an outdoor café in Union Square and a jazz room with live music daily.

Whether you eat at the year-round sidewalk cafe (complete with heaters in the winter), the spacious and stylish main dining room or the smoky downstairs jazz room, the seafood is always lovingly prepared and served by an attentive, well-trained staff. The raw bar at the Blue Water Grill serves oysters from all over, especially the Northeast. The massive seafood platter is a great bargain. Fish...

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Overall review sentiment

Score
79%

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Score
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Overall review sentiment

Score
79%

Rating distribution

5 stars
78
4 stars
64
3 stars
19
2 stars
12
1 star
14
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Blue Water Grill
Reviewer Name
nicole
Review Date
June 20, 2008
Average Rating
4

great sushi and wine

great place for sushi and wine. the servers were helpful in picking out what to order. outside seating is great for people watching

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Blue Water Grill Restaurant Review

Blue Water Grill is located in a former bank building in Union Square. The kitchen crafts an almost exclusive seafood menu. Lobster claws its way into bisque. Or order it live and then bid it 'adieu' for a grilled, broiled or steamed send off. The mollusk is even lobbed between brioche slices at lunch. Offerings at the raw bar beckon, too. Before or after you get to all of this, be it at the...

Average Rating
14

This "time-tested" Union Square "oasis" is still "holding strong" after a revamp, with a market menu of "first-rate seafood" served by "engaging" staffers in an "impressive" former bank with "marble all around" and a "wonderful" side terrace; it runs "a bit expensive", but the "energetic" regulars say it "never fails" "for business or pleasure."

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Terrific food! Wonderful salads. The bre ...

Average Rating
100

Terrific food! Wonderful salads. The bread is delicious! We had an amazing waiter who didn't rush us and let us sit for hours! Loved the upstairs table.

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. ...

Average Rating
40

We were there for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was poor. My 16 year old son ordered scallops for dinner, there were 3, not priced for 3 scallops and certainly not a dinner portion. My husband and I did the 3-course Thanksgiving dinner. The brussels sprouts were inedible and the turkey lots of cartilage. Wouldn't ever go back for holiday meal, we've eaten there before and my 12 year old son is...

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Blue Water Grill, a Zagat favorite year over year, is a sustainable seafood dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and visitors alike are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space with chandeliers that illuminate the bi-level dining room, and a café perfect for people-watching. The menu highlights the freshest sustainable seafood daily, with innovative craft cocktails....

Blue Water Grill is located at 31 Union Sq W, New York, NY. This location is in the Union Square neighborhood. This business specializes in Barbecue Restaurants and has 93 review(s) with a star rating of 3.9. Blue Water Grill is open Mon, 11:05am-10pm; Tue, 11:05am-11pm; Wed, 11:05am-11pm; Thu, 11:05am-11pm; Fri, 11:05am-12am; Sat, 11:05am-12am; Sun, 10:05am-10pm and accepts American Express,...

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What to Drink

The wine list is long and pricey, and servers may have trouble recommending one of the few bottles in the $40s. That said, a bump up to a $58 bottle of Dobbes Grand Assemblage Cuvee yields a stellar, light bodied red that pairs well with both fish and meats.

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Despite an otherwise well-run front of house, half hour waits can accompany reservations.

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