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Blue Water Grill

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31 Union Square West @ 16th Street, 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.
(212) 675-9500
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worth a visit for the waitstaff alone

The waiter in the jazz room, Matt, is the earth, sun, and moon. He's delightful to talk to, has an all-star sense of humor, and was so helpful with ordering! We loved everything we got, and the food came fast, and the jazz was beautiful. But, let's be honest, we're coming back for Matt's beard... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Gina C
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The waiter in the jazz room, Matt, is the earth, sun, and moon. He's delightful to talk to, has an all-star sense of humor, and was so helpful with ordering! We loved everything we got, and the food came fast, and the jazz was beautiful. But, let's be honest, we're coming back for Matt's beard alone. Thanks for a great... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

One of my fav. places in N. Y. C. downstairs they have jazz upstairs great bar scene. Food both levels. Great outside in season. Now for the food. Never a bad meal in 10 years of going. A solid 4 1/2 to 5 in all aspects.

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62 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went with business associates for brunch. The restaurant was full and we had a big party. Bloody Mary's were great and so were selection of oysters. Crab cake Benedict was a little odd as it came with the English Muffins and spinach but was delicious nevertheless. Poached eggs were a little over-done. One of the hosts next to me had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great location, decent food (good oysters!), good wine list. We sat on second floor, very noisy, hard to hear, service was poor (when you have to pour your own wine and water something is wrong). Restaurant was not overly crowded so surprised at lack of service (table of four). Check please...

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were able to get a reservation the day before we wanted to eat there. The service was very quick (almost a little too quick maybe). Our fish was cooked perfectly and full of flavor. We sat in the jazz room and enjoyed live music

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Nashville, Tennessee
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150 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Our NYC friends suggested Blue Water Grill for us to meet and catch up while we were visiting the Big Apple. We were staying in Midtown, but a quick subway trip to Union Square and then a short walk across the street got us there. I loved the feel of the place as soon as we walked in. The staff... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Reservation in advance will gurantee you a good operation because the restaurant is very popular in local society and crowded. A service person in charge of each table is professional, recommending the day's specialities and wines.

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Argentina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Very good seafood. We had salmon and it was perfectly well cooked and tasty. Not a good experience with my lil bro due to we ordered a hamburger which was on the kids menu and it was really spicy!! He ended up at Mc Donalds, cause they take too long to bring him another one which wasn't tasty. So, no... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We happened upon this place and found a gem! Our waiter was great and super helpful. The food was delicious and the restaurant was lovely. They have a fun jazz room in the basement, which we'll visit next time. This place calls for a repeat visit!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

What a great spot - super atmosphere, great staff, out deer seating was a blast and the staff accommodated our seating preference graciously. Who knew beer battered asparagus could be soooo good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Union Square West @ 16th Street, 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: (212) 675-9500

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, 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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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

Neighborhood Profile
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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