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Blue Water Grill

31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
+1 212-675-9500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“seafood” (113 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was pretty much disappointed at the mediocre experience this past visit. Selections for dinner not very exciting but it was one of our favorite restaurants in NYC pre-renovation. Happy hour is no more, and the atmosphere was not fun and exciting anymore.

Thank alank1101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a sad and abrupt ending to a long term relationship. We've been regular customers at Blue Water Grill since their 1996 opening (and to Metropolis which was there beforehand where I took my wife for our first date) and the location, setting, food have...More

Thank Cardsany1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all loved this place. Outstanding service. Amazingly unique food, great room. Go to this place, you will not be disappointed.

Thank Cpscpscps
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited NY based friends at Blue Water Grill. They regularly go to BWG, I had gone to BWG too far in the past to remember the specifics. We had a great meal and a good time. The service was professional and attentive, our friends'...More

Thank DM10468
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well...gotta be honest here...BWG and the downstairs jazz club Metropolis, have been around for a while, but...they can't seem to break on thru to the excellent side. I don't know...it's a fun place, the food is good...service is ok...music downstairs is ok...WAIT! That's why!!...it's just...More

Thank ColeTraveler999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visit NYC regularly and this restaurant always features in my schedule. The terrace in Summer is amazing to people watch the interesting pass by. The service and food is very consistent and of a high quality. Do make a reservation because the news is...More

Thank SMcCullough67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I met friends for brunch last Saturday and there was a nice menu selection to choose from. My friends had omelettes and I had a flatbread with lamb sausage and egg. Coffee was good. Service was excellent. Basic NYC prices, a little overpriced for an...More

Thank CyprusMama
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It's a nice restaurant with quality dishes. Value for money though would be a stretch... Had a main course made up of 3 scallops which cost $32.00, so over $10.00 a piece, hummm. A good restaurant, but a bit pricey for the end product.

Thank R V
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We enjoyed are dinner at Blue Water Grill! We loved the setting of the restaurant with open air seating located across the street from a park. We enjoyed the beet salad, vegetable chopped salad, warm fresh bread, and the salmon and sea bass entrees! If...More

Thank FrankFern
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Everything about this experience was perfection. The comfort level was just right. Clean, upscale and design educated, but comfortable (even on the edge of cozy). The food is delicious, the choices are easy, and always a bit surprising in their deliciousness. Prices are reasonable considering...More

Thank sandbackgirl
Flatiron District
Offering many of 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
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Response from dmrxox | Reviewed this property |
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Response from 61DPB | Reviewed this property |
Seasonal and uses local growers, so while there are certainly "mainstays" on the menu, the chef will consistently make changes as needed based on (fresh availability) and his own creativity. Also, remember this is a seaport... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
    (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
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-675-9500
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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