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Blue Water Grill

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Flatiron District
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31 Union Square West, New York City, NY 10003 (16th Street)
L, 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q & W trains to Union Square/14th Street. M14, M1, M2, M3, M6 & M7 buses to Union Square/14th Street.
12126759500
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: Blue Water Grill's Jazz Room is located on the lower level room of the...
Blue Water Grill's Jazz Room is located on the lower level room of the popular Union Square seafood and sushi restaurant, Blue Water Grill. Dine in the Jazz Room for live music nightly beginning at 6pm. The full Blue Water Grill dinner menu is available in the Jazz Room, and the private room is available for events of up to 125 guests. Blue Water Grill's menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the sushi bar and coming out of the kitchen. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Park Farmer's Market.
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  • 287
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 26
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great night with live jazz music

We visited NY and wanted to listen to live jazz while having dinner. We found this restaurant around 14th street. We had a great table in the lower level and we really enjoyed dinner and the music. We really liked the menu, we tried sushi and some seafood dishes. The food prices were ok. The drink... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
acdemarco
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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New York City
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249 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Blue water grill has been around at least 20+ years. They were sold to a larger corporation some time ago and I am happy to report that the quality has remained quite high. Our last meal we ordered 2 Maine lobsters, 2 dozen oysters and sushi. Everything was Tasty and fresh and for dinner or Lunch the "old bank" the... More 

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Thank NYCshopper
Sotogrande, Spain
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend recommended this place as i was in the City for Thanksgiving, fantastic food, service and stetting.

Helpful?
Thank Jordb23
BRGuestHospitality, Quality Assurance Associate at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi Jordb23, Thank you so much for taking the time out to let us know about your dining experience with us at Blue Water Grill restaurant. It truly means so much to us to hear how we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. Best wishes and we can't wait to see you again! Yasmin Silvera BR Guest Hospitality Quality... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us shared the Spicy Shrimp and Hamachi Roll, the Miso Chile Lobster and Salmon Roll, the Union Square, and Mini Fish Tacos. They were all fantastic, but the fish tacos were the best. The tacos come with two small tacos (2 bites per taco) so if you want to make a meal of it, then you will... More 

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Thank Alex N
BRGuestHospitality, Quality Assurance Associate at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi Alex N., Thank you so much for letting us know about your visit with us at Blue Water Grill restaurant. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our Mini Fish Tacos! Cheers and we can't wait to see you again! Yasmin Silvera BR Guest Hospitality Quality Assurance Associate More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited NY and wanted to listen to live jazz while having dinner. We found this restaurant around 14th street. We had a great table in the lower level and we really enjoyed dinner and the music. We really liked the menu, we tried sushi and some seafood dishes. The food prices were ok. The drink prices in the lower... More 

Helpful?
Thank acdemarco
BRGuestHospitality, Quality Assurance Associate at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi Acdemarco, Thank you for taking the time out to let us know about your dining experience with us at Blue Water Grill restaurant. It truly means so much to hear how we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. All the best to you and we can't wait to see you again! Yasmin Silvera BR Guest Hospitality Quality Assurance... More 

New York City, New York
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267 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here recently to try out the winter restaurant lunch menu. We were seated upstairs overlooking the entire restaurant and the section where they make the seafood tower. For starters, we opted for one of each - New England clam chowder, Farro salad (interesting flavor), and the maki of the day (shrimp tempura). Service was quick when we told them... More 

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Thank Tardykat
BRGuestHospitality, Quality Assurance Associate at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi Tardykat, Thank you very much for taking the time out to let us know about your dining experience with us at Blue Water Grill restaurant. We are excited to hear how much you enjoyed our yummy selections and look forward to having you again and again! Best wishes! Yasmin Silvera BR Guest Hospitality Quality Assurance Associate More 

Syosset, New York
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall the experience was wonderful. A group of friends having a special meal together in a very nice atmosphere. The food was excellent. OUr waiter was friendly and cheerful and did a great job. The hostesses were my big complaint. When we first walked in there was a very strong smell like someone had on way too much perfume. I... More 

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Thank skbeachqueen
BRGuestHospitality, Quality Assurance Associate at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi Skbeachqueen, Thank you so much for taking the time out to let us know about your dining experience with us at Blue Water Grill restaurant. It truly means so much to hear from you and we will review your feedback with our team of managers here. Best wishes and we can't wait to see you again! Yasmin Silvera BR... More 

Conn.
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271 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a new restaurant for the family to try in the Union Square area and after some research decided on the Blue Water Grill. There were reservations available, the on-line menu contained items that would work for everyone and the interior photos looked like the restaurant offered a high-vibe atmosphere. The restaurant occupies a building that formerly... More 

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Thank jfood
BRGuestHospitality, Quality Assurance Associate at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi Jfood, Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience at Blue Water Grill restaurant! It truly means a lot to hear that we are meeting and exceeding our guests' expectations. Your feedback is important to us as it gives our team of managers and chefs the opportunity to address the issues... More 

Wilton, Connecticut
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137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this Resturant ... Great servers... Fresh food... Well prepared every time... I think they have the best clams hands down in NYC...There is always creative offerings as specials.. The lobster puffs were amazing..... I had the Tuna it was amazing .. You can not go wrong with their food... For years now whenever we are around Union square... More 

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Thank achristine13
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have had much better experience with the Blue Water Grill before. The reservation system works well and we had a decent table. The waiter was extremely busy, but tried his best to give us some attention. The lobster sushi roll was fresh and tasty. The bread basket came with only three slides. Could do better since the wait for... More 

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Thank AChung94536
BRGuestHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Water Grill, responded to this review

Hi AChung94536, We are terribly sorry for the poor quality in food you described as having during your dining experience with us at Blue Water Grill restaurant. We truly appreciate that you chose to dine with us and certainly the visit you described is not the kind of dining experience we pride ourselves in offering to our guests. Do you... More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this restaurant several times but will not return. Went for brunch on Sunday and was extremely disappointed with the service. We ordered drinks and shortly thereafter an appetizer. The appetizer arrived, we finished it and still no cocktails. Finally the cocktails arrive (dirty martini's meant to be had with our oyster appetizer). The waiter was friendly but... More 

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Thank igetcarriedaway

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Union Square West, New York City, NY 10003
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: L, 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q & W trains to Union Square/14th Street. M14, M1, M2, M3, M6 & M7 buses to Union Square/14th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: 12126759500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

Blue Water Grill's Jazz Room is located on the lower level room of the popular Union Square seafood and sushi restaurant, Blue Water Grill. Dine in the Jazz Room for live music nightly beginning at 6pm. The full Blue Water Grill dinner menu is available in the Jazz Room, and the private room is available for events of up to 125 guests. Blue Water Grill's menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the sushi bar and coming out of the kitchen. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Park Farmer's Market.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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Flatiron District
Offering many of the city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets - much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighborhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being home to a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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