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Blue Water Grill

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Flatiron District
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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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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 264
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    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Good food, nice service, late night

After being turned away from Tocqueville, our friends and my husband and I walked around the corner to the Blue Water Grill and were served a wonderful seafood dinner. I had trout as did others and one friend had the salmon. Everything was cooked beautifully. Our waiter was pleasant - especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
cjv9037
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After being turned away from Tocqueville, our friends and my husband and I walked around the corner to the Blue Water Grill and were served a wonderful seafood dinner. I had trout as did others and one friend had the salmon. Everything was cooked beautifully. Our waiter was pleasant - especially considering the late hour. He patiently described each dish... More 

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Rockaway Township, NJ
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is an expensive NYC restaurant - no higher than most but pricey nonetheless. If you know that going in the prices should not surprise. The menu was extremely limited which did surprise me. If you don't like sushi you may have a problem. Even the seafood selection is limited. The food was good but not stellar. This was a... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went for Sunday brunch. Maybe they were training a new waitres. We put in our order, and when the food was delivered, one of the orders was incorrect. We sent it back. Eventually, the replacement came back, but now, the hungry person had no silverware. A manager type person said he'd get it, and went off. And didn't come back.... More 

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NYC
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A colleague and I went to Blue Water Grill for lunch recently, after a meeting in Queens. I made the reservation on the drive over. I've been going to this restaurant since I first moved to NYC and lived in Union Square although I moved to Brooklyn years ago. I've had many lunches and dinners here with family, friends and... More 

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Far Rockaway, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Had Valentine's Day dinner with another couple here. It was our first time dining at Blue Water Grill, but we had heard only great things about it. And by gosh, they were all true. The service was excellent. It was fast, but not rushed. Our server was friendly, polite, not pushy and offered great recommendations. And the food, oh the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had lunch here and enjoyed the sushi, lobster roll and oysters. I decided to try it because it was one of the restaurants the girls went to in Sex and The City and I had recommendations from other people. The lobster dressed sushi was great as was the other ones we had. The restaurant has an old school downtown... More 

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Pennsylvania, USA
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179 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was impressed with the sushi appetizers and the main courses here. Everything was fresh and well-presented, although the serving size for the fresh tuna entree was more like an appetizer than a main course. The only problem was the service. Our waiter was a decent guy, but we would not see him for very long periods of time. It... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We had a nice meal at the Blue Water Grill which we visit a few times a year. We were disappointed to see the chopped salad and regular caesar salad were deleted from the menu. The new caesar salad was made of kale and I am not a fan of kale. I asked if it could be made with romaine... More 

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Long Island City
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It used to feel more upscale, the menubis now quite basic, and space is tighter and tighter. With pretty expensive wines too, I would not go there too often.

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Springfield, Illinois
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It's a shame that the enjoyment of great food can be diminished so much by terrible service. That was the case last night in my most recent visit to Blue Water Grill. I asked for seating on the main floor, and arrived on time. My party of three was seated immediately adjacent to a serving station; the clean plates were... More 

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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 0 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Water Grill staff and past visitors.
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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