Blue Water Grill- Jazz Room
Blue Water Grill- Jazz Room

Blue Water Grill- Jazz Room

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bluewatergrillnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126759500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:45pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:45pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:45pm - 12:00am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Our Chefs and Special Events Team is happy to work with you to create custom menus for any occasion - no party is too big or too small. To inquire about menu options and pricing, contact events@brguestinc.com.
  • Entertainment: Live Music Nightly Starting at 6pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street
  • Public 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.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public garage located on 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square W Hotel. Street parking in area.
A word from Blue Water Grill- Jazz Room
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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Blue Water Grill- Jazz Room reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (30)romantic (29)fit for foodies (20)good for groups (17)notable wine list (11)hot spot (11)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great Customer Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Perfect customer service......great evening. The food was beautiful presented - wine choices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal marred by poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took our 92 year old aunt there for her bday. Our waiter was terrible. Oysters dropped on table - no explanation to type. Wine forgotten. Single glass brought then wrong bottle.asked for wine to be served with dinner. Food cool & got colder waiting for wine. Even tho we specified milestone bday, no particular attention paid besides a candle stuck in her dessert. Not worthy of the great signature dishes served- Chilean sea bass & swordfish both excellent but hard to appreciate when everything else botched. Disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not meet expectations
    foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    After hearing how great this restaurant is from a friend for years, I was excited to give it a shot for restaurant week. The server was unenthusiastic and tired. It seemed our table was a chore for him to wait on. We also didn't get bread, while I noticed other tables had it. For starters, I liked my maki roll--it was a big portion, but my bf got the beet/peaches salad which was mediocre. The red snapper main was just OK. The red snapper was cooked nicely, but no seasoning. On the contrary, the rice pilaf tasted as if it had processed seasoning. I rarely eat processed food, so I thought it was gross. Way too salty. The deserts were nothing exciting either--a bit blank to be honest. Perhaps ordering from the regular menu is better?
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't go
    MM0904
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I was in this restaurant about 2 years ago and it was great. I don't know what happened. I went there on Saturday, August 9 with my husband and my friend. The waitress could not describe or recommend anything. The drinks were awfull. We each ordered a seafood dish. My husbands shrimps were cold, so is my fish. Then the waiter broke dishes right by our table. They thought it was funny. No apologies. We decided to have a desert and coffee at some other place. I will never go back and will tell everyone I know to skip this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Place
    Nikki
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food was delicious and well prepared. We are very picky about good food but it was truly delightful. Would definitely reccomend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AtnaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Been a favorite seafood restaurant for my wife and I for years. Always exceptional service and the quality of food is equally excellent. The Jazz Room is perfect for a date night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music was a bummer
    Lavelle
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been to the Blue Water Grill several times before and always loved it. About a year ago I stumbled on the Jazz Room, and loved the performance, the band was great and the singer amazing. It made for a exceptional experience. So, when planning a dinner with a musician friend I thought of the Jazz Room. What a disappointment! Instead of the jazz ensemble and chanteuse of first experience, there was a wedding grade band singing bland pop songs. The service and food were excellent, but the amateurish pop music spoiled the moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience
    Jjcbyrne
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The food was excellent, and the background live jazz music really created a lovely environment.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Always one of my favorites, never disappoints for the food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Adam W
    Wedders19
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The new Executive Chef has completely gutted the menu and many of the old favourites such ss the crabcakes and lobster bisque are gone. It is now more of a bistro menu serving steak and pork sliders (seriously, what the hell????) and cannot be classed as a seafood restaurant any longer. To say that we were extremely disappointed is an understatement. This was our favourite NYC restaurant but sadly we won't be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The quality of food has gone down
    Kasia22
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The quality of food at the restaurant has gone down in the last year or so, I did not like the new menu. The strawberry ice cream tower had no fresh fruit and steak fries tested like they were cooked the day before and reheated, very blah. Needless to say I will not come back
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner and a show
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great seafood, good entertainment, great service. Not too crowded, great date spot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a romantic surprise
    sjusy
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I decided to throw my boyfriend a romantic surprise dinner and the Blu Grill Jazz Room was the perfect place for that. The band that was playing that night was magnificent and blew us away. The sushi came really fast, but steak took a bit longer than expected but turned out beyond our expectations. A great place to be with your loved one. Perfect, quiet atmosphere if want to have a more private outing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • VERY ENJOYABLE DINING EXPERIENCE
    enjoyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    THE COMBINATION OF VERY GOOD FOOD AND GREAT MUSIC MADE FOR A TERRIFIC EVENING. THE SIMPLY PREPARED SALMON AND SWORDFISH ENTREES WERE DELICIOUS. THE CRAB AND SWEET POTATO HASH IS A GREAT SIDE DISH. SERVICE WAS ATTENTIVE AND KNOWLEDGABLE. BACK ON OUR LIST OF GO TO RESTAURANTS.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chefgirl
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Would have preferred the upstairs restaurant with outdoor seating, but Open Table only has the Jazz Room listed for a reservation. You can't switch, (we were informed) even when they were not busy. The food in this price range was okay but not outstanding in any way. Presentation was average and the wine reduction on the Filet of Beef tasted a little "ready-made".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazzy Funky Yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Great Fish, Great Sushi, really Good tartar and an amazingly friendly service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tootsVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    very enjoyable experience, especially having music while dining!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu Change
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great food but the menu changed. A lot of my favorites are gone to make room for new items. It is a shame but i guess change is good. If you have your heart set on a favorite, please take the time to look at the menu first. I had to take a star off...sorry Blue Water The band was great but they did not play jazz :)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed Jazz Dining Room
    Bros
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed having dinner while listening to a 4 piece Jazz band. The music was at a perfect level the entire evening. I would highly recommend this section of the restaurant to anyone looking for a little entertainment while dining. The Jazz room is a little dated and could use a refreshing but it was very clean and the food and service were excellent !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amber
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The food was very good but the service was terrible. Our waiter was missing in action. Half of our meal was served by the manager who was very apologetic. On the positive side, they removed the cost of the drinks as an apology, and gave me a free dessert for my birthday. I really liked the jazz combo which played well but the noise level was not obtrusive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYTJ
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    great food. the seafood choices made it a tough decision to choose. We forward to return when we visit the city again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Forced Family Fun
    Mangia
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. LOVED the jazz group during dining. I will definitely return. My very very best part.................my Brother paid for the evening!!!!!! Next time will be for brunch. KH
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Noisy Jazz Room
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    I usually love the Blue Water Grill Jazz Room - we go for all family celebrations. However, on this particular evening the band was playing Beatles songs and it was much louder than usual. My father put in ear plugs and there was a lot of shouting across the table. In addition, my mother ordered a medium rare steak which came out extremely rare. She asked for it to be sent back, to which the clearly overwhelmed waiter said, "just give me a second." Several minutes later he came back to take her food. It was brought back quite a bit later, after the rest of the family had finished their meals, and it was overdone. The manager was lovely and took the steak off the bill, but it was still a disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food appalling service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Pre ordered champagne for table but brought after seated. Bottle put in ice bucket and placed away from table for waitress to refill. Waitress un attentive and had to go retrieve bucket myself to continue drinking. Starters arrived promptly followed 2 minutes later by main courses. Chef who brought mains very apologetic. Immediately finished starters main courses appeared again. They were not as hot as I would have liked but food quality good so I did not make a scene. I noticed 2 other diners at nearby table who had to go fetch the manager to get some attention and the place was not overly busy. I got the impression they were not really interested so I asked for the bill straight after finishing mains and left. Pity as food good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ehh
    WalkingBread
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The ambiance was nice. The food was alright. The service wasn't spectacular. I'm not interested in going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood!
    Notgreta
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I brought my Mom here for Mother's Day. The food was great and the service was wonderful. The steamed shrimp dumplings, sea bass and fruit crumble were all delicious! We sat in the jazz room which is in the basement of the building, so the ambience was not anything special, but overall a very enjoyable evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • next time you want great seafood
    swilt
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Enjoyed the 3-piece jazz combo which played at a low volume, so it was not intrusive on our dinner conversation, but added an extra level of pleasure to our evening. The menu has all the kinds of seafood we wanted, from raw oysters, clams, large variety of sushi & delicious, cooked fresh fish. Plus we started with some yummy & creative cocktails. I had the Belmont & definitely recommend! Service was a bit slow, we couldn't find our waitress often & wondered why it took long to get our food & wine, but not a huge issue.
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 38 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 197 reviews are from the Blue Water Grill- Jazz Room reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great service. Nice ambience and very good wine recommendations from the waitress!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Water Grill Jazz Room Rocks!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    My 2nd visit proved as good as the first. The perfect place to visit before or after a show. Food is delicious and the prices are great!! Loved it and so did my guests.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner, music and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    wonderful early evening dinner with great music and great friends from out of town
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Jazz Room
    bklynboy
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The Jazz room has an entirely different atmosphere than the main restaurant. It is more subdued and sexy. A great place to impress a date. Music was great and not loud even though our table was pretty close to the band. The waiters were very friendly and attentive without being annoying. The small and intimate bar area is tucked away in a corner with a handful of bar stools, half dozen comfy seats and small tables. Very private while still being able to enjoy the music. I've lived in NYC for 60 years and worked in Manhattan for 42 yrs and have been to countless restaurants and clubs over the years. This is one of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I went here with my girlfriends for my birthday. The waiters were so cordial and lovely we had a wonderful evening !!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fun and tasty night out
    davidg1
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    You can hear the jazz, but also have a fine meal and even a conversation. Well worth it.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    I thought that the food and service was great as usual but the music was so loud that I could not have any conversation. The reason I have gone there in the past was the soft mellow Jazz music I will not be coming back to the Jazz Room but will dine upstairs in the future
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • toasty
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    spending my daughter's birthday @ the club was terrific. the service was excellent, friendly, but not intrusive. food was fresh, not over seasoned. I have recommended the Blue water grill many times to friends. tx. t romano
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Vibe, Food and Service
    twja
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were celebrating our anniversary and it was an excellent place for just that-- awesome vibe, excellent food, great service and upbeat, live music. It is days later and my husband is STILL talking about our meal. Looks like we will be returning very soon!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Weekend
    Barbara
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    As usual, we had a great time. The jazz group played a wide variety of tunes and the food was excellent. We make it a point to come here each year as a part of our NYC experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of New York' a gems
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    The good is wonderful and service exceptional!! A true diamond in a sea of great NY restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not great
    DAWNFROMMASS
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My husband and I dined at the Blue Water Grill's Jazz Room on Sunday evening, 4/6/14. The room itself is pleasant enough, if a little bland and you really do feel like you are in the basement. Our waiter, whose name I sadly do not recall, was the highlight of our evening. He was personable, attentive without being overbearing, and very friendly. The food was ok - nothing great but we enjoyed it nonetheless. The jazz ensemble was good, if a little too loud, but again it was enjoyable. Next time I would book a table upstairs or out on the patio when the weather is better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excrllent venue
    Michael
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    When we first came in we were a bit taken aback, it was in the basement. However, the service was well above par, the food was very good, the prices were reasonable and the jazz was most rewarding We would recommend this location or anyone looking for good food and ambiance in thr Union Sqare area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.