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Blue Water Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Flatiron District
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31 Union Square West, New York City, NY 10003 (16th Street)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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163 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always love this spot-a late lunch is great after the business lunch rush. Oysters are extremely fresh & delicious. Great location with outdoor seating available which I would've loved but too hot that day. Spicy tuna roll is really yummy & Union Square roll is good w the sauce.

Thank ttimeatharrods
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I went to Blue Water Grill Sunday Evening, July 3rd. The restaurant is beautiful. Our server Matthew was amazing, friendly, knowledgeable and courteous. With his suggestion we ordered the multiple courses of oysters that were served in various ways and Matthew was very knowledgeable about how each course was prepared and offered suggestions in which order to... More 

Thank pinksnowkitten R
Rahway, New Jersey
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is right on Union Square, in a converted 1890s bank building with marble floors and carvings. The long narrow space works well, with a bar in the middle and lots of windows along 16th Street. It is a white tablecloth place but not too formal and with pleasant and efficient service. We had excellent sushi to start, then... More 

Thank Richard S
Elyria, Ohio
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and the food has always been very good...as well you should expect, considering that it's a bit on the pricey side. However, you tend to get what you pay for and the service and ambiance of the restaurant are also very good. Usually good to have a reservation as lunches,... More 

Thank Wamrazing
Yonkers, New York
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

had a wonderful meal. fresh oysters. drinks well made. very unhappy with our service from our original waiter. he serviced several other tables first even though we were seated before them. unclear what the reason was.

Thank Steven L
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place really delivered on all levels. I was a little reluctant to dine at a restaurant which was part of a big group but the management, chef team and waiters really did an excellent job. The waiter was warm, welcoming and made suggestions about specials plus his favorite items on the menu. He was also attentive without being intrusive.... More 

Thank Phil S
Poughkeepsie, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We had a family birthday dinner here on a Friday evening. The service was exceptional, very detailed information provided by the server and the hostesses were very amenable when one in our party was running about 15 min. late for our reservation time. There were a variety of choices to suit everyone's needs - I had the blackened swordfish which... More 

Thank Mary J
Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stop in union square and stumble on this very large and busy lunch place full with office workers, very good food and atmosphere. If in the area check it out.

Thank Tony M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed a relaxed lunch at the Blue Water Grill. Interesting architecture, lovely fresh fish menu, fair selection of wine by the glass and bottle, Lovely to sit out on the patio and watch the world go by.

Thank JoolsDerbyshire
Pretoria, South Africa
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We had a very nice meal at the Blue Water Grill. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was good. We had the lobster rolls for starters which were awesome. We both had the scallops for main, but were not big fans of the taste. The restaurant cooked it well, it is just not our cup of tea.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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
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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  • 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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