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Blue Water Grill

31 Union Square West @ 16th Street, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 675-9500
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Ranked #447 of 11,588 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $45
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 16th Street
Transit: 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.
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.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Booked this a long time in advance as a really special treat for my family..... Unfortunately, we were seated at a table next to the doors to the outside terrace.....so every time someone, staff or customer, came or went, we caught a blast of cold air. The seafood platter was great, as were the chips! Unfortunately, the service left a... More

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Oak Hill, Virginia, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were invited to the BWG for a saturday dinner in the downstairs 'jazz room' or whatever it's called. There was a 3 piece band that played all throughout dinner, nice musical choices and volume. BWG serves fresh seafood including sushi, oysters (many ways), and other shellfish and other fish. I ordered the shrimp and scallop a la carte plate... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Loved the ambiance; high energy, busy place. That said, the service was a bit slow...Wonderful selection of fresh oysters. The Chilean sea bass was out of this world. The Apple cobbler with granola & ice cream. Not so much! The ceviche wasn't great; they left the mushrooms off a chicken dish; my NY family has been there many times with... More

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Beside the food that is excellent, the atmosphere in the jazz room is very romantic to take your date. Carb cake is worth the price.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Superb atmosphere and surroundings. Very friendly and welcoming. Food choice was varied and of an excellent standard. Sea food platter was really first class. On arrival was very disappointed with our table. Having booked weeks in advance and travelled from Scotland to NYC didn't like sitting under a staircase. When I pointed this out we were moved without any problem... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We love dropping into Blue Water Grill late in the afternoon for that cocktail to start the evening off. We like Blue Water Grill because they fill your cocktail glass and then give you the cocktail shaker with a bit more. You get great value here - not only the one glass but likely a lot more if you chat... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. If you love excellent prepared seafood and beautiful ambiance combination, then you need to dine here. Great place for an elegant lunch or evening. Wonderful service. Enjoy the live music downstairs too. Whatever area of this restaurant you choose to dine, I guarantee that you will return many times more.

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Damascus, Maryland
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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I came here fro a christening reception this past weekend. The sit down portion of the dining experience was fabulous. The cocktail hour however was a totally different story. The buffet was not really tended to and there whenever it was they didn't bring enough of each course. However, the sit down part was fabulous. I tasted my sister's spicy... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

In the past, I'd enjoyed the excellent food and service in Manhattan's Blue Water Grill. No longer. Two days ago, I was disappointed to have a waiter so inattentive that another waiter had to come along and help us out. The new menu has diminished drastically, featuring only oysters and sushi, with only an extremely limited and unappealing listing of... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The space is very lovely. Atmosphere really nice with jazz musicians playing ! Outdoor seating great in nice weather; even in cooler weather, there are heaters which work well... Fish is fresh; severs are outstanding. all in all.. a nice place to enjoy dinner!

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