Blue Planet Grill NYC
Blue Planet Grill NYC

Blue Planet Grill NYC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blueplanetgrillnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2125711700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 9am - 12pm; Lunch: Daily: 12pm- 5:00pm; Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 9am - 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our restaurant can offer a four course pre-fixe menu. We can close our restaurant for private event up to six hours. We also can accommodate up to 65 people for dinning. Please contact restaurant for rates and available dates.
  • Private Party Contact: Jacob 8887064962

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Albany
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Rector St.
A word from Blue Planet Grill NYC
To all our Patrons and loyal Customers!

The Blue Planet Grill (BPG) is extremely pleased to announce that
Sous-Chef Philliberto Jimenez from famed "River Cafe" Restaurant has now joined our passionate and devoted Culinary Team.
At BPG we take a lot of pride for providing our Customers with fresh
and exceptional quality products, so we are indeed thrilled and really
excited to have Sous_Chef Philliberto as a new addition to the Creative
Process in our venue, therefore on entire Staff's behalf we would like to extend to him our best wishes for Success in within our Group.
"Welcome aboard Philliberto"!

BPG is a beautiful restaurant with global fusion fare and liquid art cocktails.
This comfortable spot, located at the corner of Albany and Greenwich, is destined to be a local favorite, for the food and cocktails like the Poquito Picante and Red Finance.
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Blue Planet Grill NYC reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good food and happy hour
    Love2WineNDineVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great lunch place and drinks! Perfect for the kids and to relax comfortably
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch place @ 911 Memorial
    tranbvel
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great service - missed our reservation by an hour and the hostess squeezed us in as soon as we told her we'd missed it. Service great throughout - ever present but not overly so. Hostess and manager both checked on us - felt like we were important. Started with cheese pizze - I thought it was good, not great, but connoisseur pizza eating daughter enjoyed it. Gyro, bbq sandwich, and caprese flatbreat all really good. Greek salad was ordered no tomato, but they must've read that wrong and added extra tomato. Daughter just picked them off (was at least an entire tomato there), and had to ask for onions b/c they were left off. They gave us a % off our meal to compensate. Small but great open ambience. Go!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner!
    Jenrenmil
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Return every time we're in the city. That alone says something with all the amazing food choices in Manhattan. Food is top notch and service is on point. Have tried everything from entrees to their pizzas and have not been disappointed. Recommend if you're in the FIDI District, for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service, limited menu
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The service was outstanding. The manager and the server waited on us and did an excellent job. The menu is limited to pizza. Lots of choices if you like pizza. There 3-4 salads and 4 entrees in addition to the pizza. I had the brick chicken which was very good. Desserts are limited also, 4 choices. Had the apple pie but they have no ice cream. It was good but nothing like warm apple pie and ice cream. Overall, good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 77 reviews are from the Blue Planet Grill NYC reviews archive.
  • Solid Gluten-free Options
    cfishernyc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My dining companions & I chose Blue Planet Grill for its proximity to Battery Park City and because they had an extensive gluten-free menu. The GF crust looked like a thawed frozen crust, very thin, but it was pretty tasty as far as gluten-free goes! (The regular crust looked divine!) We had a variety of toppings on our pizzas, and everybody seemed to like theirs. The restaurant was pretty empty since we were dining late night, so it was fairly quiet, and they had the front windows open which was nice. The service was okay - both the host and the waitress couldn't hide their annoyance that we didn't want to see a wine menu and just ordered water, a huge dining pet peeve of mine! Other than that, they were fairly attentive.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location for 9/11 memorial
    ChelseanycmomVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I looked for a place for brunch near the memorial on a Sunday for brunch. This place was perfect. It is right accross the street from the entrance to the memorial. The hostess and server were very friendly and attentive. The food was great. I don't normally write reviews but wanted to this time! Really great find!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service to Big Group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We brought 16 people right after the New York City half marathon race. I had made a reservation, a table was waiting when we got there. The food was great! Please note that while their website says they serve brunch on Sundays, in fact they do not. The non-bunch was fabulous though, with pizzas that were amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair at best
    Bert
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This pizza/restaurant, adjacent to Ground Zero, has a somewhat pushy and poorly dressed man hired out front trying to get 'walker by's 'to come in (like they would at a seedy place in Times Square). Once seated, the waiter tried to push a $50 bottle of Amarone on us-AFTER we said we wanted an inexpensive WHITE wine. Many of the whites were 7-8 years old, another bad sign. Caesar salad was whole pieces of romaine with a tasteless dressing. Small pizzas were passable but a server came over every 2 minutes throughout the whole meal to see if all was "OK". Hate that! Would never go back here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cozy and delicious
    VeggieHeavenVIP
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Enjoyed our meal at Blue Planet Grill immensely! Our meal was tasty and filling. It was also very cozy with the Christmas decor - big penguin, narrow & tall silver Christmas tree and Santa's elf surrounded by Picasso artwork - in a perfectly heated & festive room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was great, our particular
    AB121VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The food was great, our particular server wasn't the most attentive so what we wanted to be a quick bite to eat turned into a loooonnnnngggg meal. Also we were sat in front of the bar area rather than over by the more secluded tables and it was really loud because the tables in the bar area are so close together. But definitely would go back, we've eaten there a few times and the food is amazing. Just would request to sit over away from the bar next time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 13 for lunch!
    phild
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    We picked the Blue Planet Grill based on reviews and its location. It is right across the street from the 911 Memorial site. When we arrived at 1:30, there were people waiting to get in. I mentioned my name and reservation and we were told to go right in. Incredible! This must be the worst possible time (Thanksgiving weekend) and we walked right in. Originally, the reservation was for 12 but one more showed up and room was quickly made. The food was delicious. A few of us had hamburgers and they were outstanding. There wasn't a fry left on a plate. The pizza is to die for! I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disastrous Service
    vmarie
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We went to brunch here -- and the service was a disaster. Our cups were never refilled, our waiter was impossible to find, the food took forever. When it was getting close to paying, however, the waiter hovered like a hungry shark.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crowded but good
    FoodisLife
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    We were looking for a place for a quick late lunch on a Saturday and remembered BPG was right in the neighborhood. It was very crowded - it is right across the street from the 9/11 Memorial - but they honored our OpenTable reservation immediately, which was a nice surprise. The food was good and didn't take too long - again, a surprise given the crowd. I had the Chicken Stroganoff which was very tasty, especially if you are a "meat and potatoes" person. My wife said she liked her falafel plate and my son enjoyed the chicken fingers from the kid's menu. All-in-all, a good experience for a quick lunch, even in a crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient and good
    CarolmicVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Went to see 9-11 memorial and this restaurant couldn't be more convenient. We were four people for brunch. My husband and I ordered the French toast. It came with blueberries and caramelized bananas. It was good but we thought it was a little dry. They didn't offer us any syrup. The other couple ordered omelettes which came with salad. They said it was very good. The omelettes didn't come with bread so they ordered bagels. We also had 1 OJ, 3 coffees with a 25% off coupon the meal came to $70 with tax and tip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great location, good service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Very convenient location - walking distance 9/11 Memorial. Host/Manager was very attentive. We were sat at a table that was a little uncomfortable and the staff realized immediately and moved us to a larger and more comfortable table. One dish that was not to a teenager's liking was removed from the bill without question, and we were asked if we would like something else instead.Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I enjoyed my dinner at Blue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    I enjoyed my dinner at Blue Planet Grill, but the place is nothing to rave about. I hear that they are very busy during lunchtime, but that is because it's mostly filled with tourists. On a positive note- they've got a great happy hour (2 for 1, 5-7 pm everyday).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tourists galore!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Overpriced food for what you get. May be better on a weeknight when the tourists are absent. We attended on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon and this may have been why the experience was less than stellar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The height of ordinary. Acceptable
    RiverheadDestinationVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    The height of ordinary. Acceptable food in the shadow of the 9/11 memorial site.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unexpectedly great food. Good
    JDub
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Unexpectedly great food. Good value. Swing by if you are staying at the Marriott.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    We dined at Blue Planet after visiting the 9/11 Memorial on a rainy Tuesday. We were one of two tables seated for lunch and waited an hour for two turkey burgers to be served. They were delicious, but an hour wait??? The sweet potato fries that we ordered were overcooked and warm, not hot.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, great drinks.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great Food, great drinks. Nice atmosphere. Nice staff. Will def b back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The bartender is outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    The bartender is outstanding and makes fantastic martinis. This is a great neighborhood restaurant we enjoy going to for the food and the bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good spot for downtown workers
    lindarVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    A good spot for downtown workers at lunch and early dinner. Service is good, and food is okay with a good variety of pasta and salads to choose.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A small restaurant with good
    EugeneGary
    Dined on 2/10/2013
    A small restaurant with good service and good food. Given the downtown Manhattan location one expects prices to be on the higher end and they are at BPG. We will go back but not all that soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creepy spot, excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    I couldn't click any of the features for this restaurant because I don't know what it's trying to be... We arrived to what was essentially an empty restaurant. The service was consistently uninterested which is odd in an empty restaurant---it should have been much better. It wasn't bad, necessarily, but we've anyone who's dined in New York has had a dining experience in a very busy restaurant in which an amazing server made them feel as if they were the only ones in the establishment. Well, we were pretty much the only ones in the establishment and they failed to make us feel that way--it's too bad. The ironic thing was--the food was excellent, absolutely excellent. I can't imagine they'll be open too much longer, which is sad.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Its ok if you end up stumbling
    Jimeatsgood
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Its ok if you end up stumbling on this place but for a planned dinner go elsewhere
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    This restaurant is a very tight space. But it's proximity to the 911 Memorial make it a good choice for a visit downtown.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place!
    AdSmithVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    Nice place, great service, very nice people, nice atmosphere and good menu and prices. I enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The inside of the restaurant
    sammydayeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    The inside of the restaurant didn't make me feel like I was going to receive a great meal, but the food was actually very tasty. The Fish N Chips came out nice and crispy, and the "chips" we seasoned very well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was looking forward to going,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Was looking forward to going, however, wasn't very good. Food ok. Would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The waitress who served us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    The waitress who served us was impatient taking our orders. She seems very green as a waitress and not very courteous. We need to help her move the dishes away so she can have room to place the food. At one point, she even tries to push another plate away with the plate of food in her hand. The rest of the staffs were nice and even helped us get the check when she was no where to be found. The food was good. Prime rib was cooked perfectly and short ribs falls right of the bone. However, the tortellini was a bit too salty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good value lunch menu: soup,
    foodtraveler
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Good value lunch menu: soup, entree and glass of wine for $14.99. Very busy-right across the street from the entrance to the 9/11 Memorial. Reservation was a big plus as people were waiting continually. It's a small, somewhat cramped space though the french doors were open since it was a beautiful day. Very convenient if you're going to the Memorial.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/18/2012
    I dined at BPG on a Tuesday night in the company of 5 other good friends as part of our monthly dinner club, and it was quite a nice surprise. This place has the best happy hour; 2 for 1 drinks and a free appetizer! (get the short ribs taco, it's delish!) And the mix master at the bar served awesome drinks--you can't go wrong with any; they're all tasty. Our dinner entrees didn't disappoint. I opted for the chicken, which seemed like a safe choice though it can easily turn into a rubbery, tasteless mess. Not here...it was the best flavored and moist chicken I've ever had. The evening ended on a high note as our hostess was kind enough to bring out a cake for the birthday girl in our party, which we'd planned to surprise. Perfect night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delighted!!
    OCFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    We just stopped in after touring the World Trade Center site, and were delighted to find this neighborhood gem! Got a chance to chat with the owner, who is a charming world-traveled man. And his menu reflects the same -- a wonderful assortment of dishes that span from Mediterranean to South American to Mexican. Great soups, great salads, great brunch items! Thanks for a great (and very friendly!) meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went there for dinner on
    ACZA
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We went there for dinner on a Friday night. The food was amazing! The waiters were very helpful and walked us through the unfamiliar items on the menu. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch there on very hot NY
    LADYO
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    Lunch there on very hot NY day. The AC was inadequate. But, the food was very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I would recommend this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    I would recommend this place to people going to see the WTC Memorial or people who work in the financial district. The skirt steak was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We planned/booked BPG for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2012
    We planned/booked BPG for dinner after visiting the 9/11 Memorial, location is convenient right across the street for the memorial entrance 2 adults, 2 kids (15 and 12) and one infant. Menu selection was good, so was the wine selection . The calamari is highly recommended! We all had different selections for dinner and we were very pleased with the quality of the food. I did not give the food full score because of ths tiramisu we had - was a bit dry. Service was great, highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World trade and interesting mix
    truegridVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    Perfect if going to the world trade site; liked their cocktails, nice bar area. Bartender can do special drinks from scratch style. The food includes good ukranian or russian dishes, which I happen to love. Still has wide selection - no one else was looking for that type of food there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BPG - A Great Find on Greenwich St.
    JackHites
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    I've eaten both lunch and dinner now and enjoy the diversity of food. My favorite dish is the fish tacos, which have always been perfect when served. BPG used to be Blue Planet Grill but now has changed its menu and brand. My aunt loved the branzino, while my uncle felt the prix fixe was a great find ($25 including a better-than-average size salad and entree). BPG seems to get a good amount of foot traffic from the nearby entrance to the National September 11 Memorial, and that's a good thing because it's the new kid on the block, and worthy of a try.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic