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31 Union Square West @ 16th Street, New York City, NY 10003
(212) 675-9500
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Ranked #606 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $45
Sun - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Flatiron District
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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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Pennsylvania, USA
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346 reviews 346 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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chicago area
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 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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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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90 reviews 90 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This place is great and very cosy. We had a romantic birthday dinner at this restaurant and we were absolutely not disappointed. We shared oysters for the first course... absolutely great with 3 different types! a great discovery! We had the Roasted Halibut and Crispy Skin Salmon, both dishes were tastfull, surprising and well presented. The service was great despite... More 

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Decor and atmosphere was very nice, we really enjoyed the live music too, lite jazzy 80's hits. Wine selection was decent, although the white burgundy I selected tasted a little off. Appetizers were delicious - the deviled eggs with lobster, the baked scallop sushi and the tuna ceviche. Could have eaten that all night. For main course we both got... More 

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Colts Neck, New Jersey
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37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I met up with a high school friend this past weekend. We saw an early play and decided to grab a quick bite. I let her choose the place since I chose the play. She suggested Blue Water Grill. Since it was about 5:00 p.m. we were able to get a table without a reservation. They told us that they... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We always go here when in NYC. It is consistently outstanding. Food, service, table all outstanding. Prices fair. Get the banana tower for dessert! Can't go wrong and the kids will love it!

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Staten Island, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Blue Water Grill has everything-excellent location on Union Square, NYC, great atmosphere, excellent menu with interesting appetizers, great selection of fresh fish prepared any way you can imagine! Ask for a table downstairs in the Jazz Room for an extra special treat-great jazz during dinner which is not too loud and makes for a special evening.

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Highland Lakes, New Jersey
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311 reviews 311 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were disappointed during our most recent dining experience at Blue Water grill. The oysters were very salty and did not have that fresh ocean flavor. We ordered the expensive seafood tower, nothing special, another disappointment. Our entrées were good but not great. Dessert was OK at best. There are better choices in NYC, especially for this pricepoint

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Additional Information about Blue Water Grill

Address: 31 Union Square West @ 16th Street, New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 675-9500
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 45
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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