Blue Water Grill
One of the individuals inOne of the individuals in our group does not eat seafood so I asked the waiter if he could have a steak. We had arrived at 3:00pm so the dinner menu was not yet available. The waiter did check and he indicated that they could accommodate the request for a steak.
You may want to offer another one or two options for those individuals who do not eat seafood. I realize that it is the Blue Water Grill, however when you have a larger group it provides an option for everyone.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious.Everything was delicious. Great service and atmosphere.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMhave been there many times .Blue Water Grill is consistenly excellent and one of the excellent members of teh BR Guest resturant group. We recommend it hightly5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd travel across continents.......for lunch at Blue Water Grill and have done a few times. It is my go to place for lunch in NYC, super atmosphere, heavenly food, great service, not to be missed in my view!! My favourites include the monster rolls, tuna tartare and shrimp tacos. I will undoubtably be back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 5th time back atThis is my 5th time back at the Blue Water and I am never disappointed! One of my favorite New York restaurants for sure!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently greatThe Blue Water Grill is a consistently a great place for lunch or dinner. Although a bit pricey, the food and service are impeccable. Always worth the visit!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMNice surpriseThis was my first venture to Blue Water Grill. Our waiter was most helpful. Service was good. My friend and I really enjoyed the food. I would go back.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperbWonderful meal, great food from bread to amazing chocolate chip cookies that must be eaten. If you enjoy seafood - you'll be a happy person. Staff is highly trained and talented. they are there to ensure you have a wonderful dinning experience and you will.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely lunch, stellar serviceI took my 82 year old mom and her friend (and my two kids, ages 8 & 6) here for lunch. This can be a challenge because my mom has many dietary issues and preferences. None of that was a challenge here. Blue Water Grill was lovely. The space is ambient and beautiful for a special occasion and the menu is varied. You can go totally decadent and order oysters and caviar or keep it simple with a lobster/shrimp roll.
The big stand out here is the top-notch staff and servers. Our server was so witty and lovely with us that my mother and her friend kept talking about taking him home.They were smitten. He made them feel special while visiting. It really set the tone for the whole day.
We will definitely be back.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outWent after seeing Jersey Boys matinee. A perfect ending to a great day. Made a reservation and we were seated immediately. The place was very busy but we were not rushed at all. Fried calamari was the best I ever tasted and I have tasted a lot! Oysters were outstanding! We sat in the upper level which to me is the place to be. Blue Water Grill was recommended to me by a few people. After my visit there I have recommended it to a few people already, I can't wait to go back again myself.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodFood was excellent, service was great. It was a lively atmosphere but not too loud. Looking forward to going again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantGreat restaurant, food, service,ambience, except one thing. They served the appetizers and salads together. Not acceptable!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafoodProbably the most I have ever paid at a restaurant but it was definitely worth every penny. Drinks were on point food was delicious, especially the appetizers. You have to try the lobster and shrimp springs rolls. Went there an hour before closing and didn't get to sit in the jazz section that I heard about but my girlfriend and I for sure will make reservations again at an earlier time.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthe experience left my husbandthe experience left my husband and i in awe! great food!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of New York's FinestWe love this restaurant and always enjoy coming back with friends and out of town guests. The location is colorful and very convenient and the atmosphere is trendy and appealing, and best of all the food more than lives up to it's reputation. DELISH We highly recommend The Blue Water Grill.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for jazz lovers and foodies.Even though we had reservations we still had to wait for about 20 min to be seated cause the place was packed. Well, that's Friday night for ya. We got a table for two downstairs right next to the jazz band which actually worked out for the best. Watching those guys play was amazing and enhanced the whole dining experience for us.
The food was delicious beyond words, and that goes for both seafood and steak. Probably the best steak I've tried in a mostly seafood restaurant (not a Steakhouse).
Overall, a great place for a date night (if you don't mind the noise and loud music) or going out with a group of friends and, of course for jazz lovers.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMYou must goA fantastic evening. Restaurant was recommended by a friend, the menu sold it to me. Once we got to our table the evening was amazing. Service was top notch, very informative about dishes, nothing was too much trouble and very attentive throughout the meal. The food was first class. The restaurant was very busy and it was only a Thursday, but once sat down you forgot about everyone else and had an amazing and memorable evening of fabulous food.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedAlways fresh food served beautifully like art. The outdoors is my favorite place to eat.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMhad to ask for decent tablereservations were made 3 weeks ago. came with 2 other women and was placed upstairs by the back where they place the dishes.
had to ask for a less clastrphobic table. was given one but was told had to leave by a certain time as others had reservations.
was quite disappointed. am surprised blue water grill is now placing women at the back and out of sight seat.
never had that experience there before.
thought those days were over
if it happens again will not return and tell others the same.
very poor policy and bad public relations.
i could understand if i had reserved an hour before.
but three weeks before really. how insulting!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMUpscale seafood houseIt was exactly as I had imagined - interesting, delicious fish entrees, or grilled simply if you prefer, raw bar and surprisingly, very interesting Sushi.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice dinner.We had a very nice dinner. Food was very good. Our table was good(not always so I find with OT), atmosphere was great, former bank building has a lot of character and the live jazz is nice touch. If you are looking for quiet, this is not your place. Nice indoor and outdoor seating.
My only issues were that I ordered a vodka tonic and it was not good, being the polite MW I am I did not ask for another and our food came out too fast-before we could order our wine. I blame myself however, because I have yet to find more than a few restaurants that have decent tonic water. I don't know why, but it's true. I should know better.
I would definite recommend and return BWG- but order the martinis, they looked awesome4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday on the SquareHad brunch at Blue Water and it was the perfect combination of good food and service as well as outside dining on a beautiful morning. Get there early though if you want a table outside. they are first come first serve.
The coofee was hot and delicious and the waitstaff accommodating. The food was excellent.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat Could Be Better?Great for Brunch. Sit outside on a sunny day and enjoy Union Square - outside tables are first come first served. The Crab Benedict is fabulous. Free bloody Mary or Mimosa after noon.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food, excellentWonderful food, excellent service, great music in the jazz room downstairs. We had a very enjoyable meal and they even gave us two creme brules on the house. Price range is what you'd expect for this type of restaurant in Manhattan. It cost us about $200 (before tip) for three people including three appetizers, three entrées, three desserts, a large bottle of sparkling water and 2 glasses of wine.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMNot the best value; It's aNot the best value; It's a bit over priced. But the food is good and fresh which is what you want when you're looking for seafood.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA regular spot for me ExcellentA regular spot for me Excellent fish service always friendly First time in years I asked for my fish to be heated up a little more and they accomodated easily All Good4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had four different entreesWe had four different entrees and all were very good. The service was excellent. Overall was an outstanding experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSomeone reads the notes ISomeone reads the notes I add when I made a reservation!! I hosted a Japanese family who spoke very little English. Blue Water had a terrific menu which enabled me to satisfy everyone's palate. We were seated upstairs and in all my visits to Blue Water, this was a first for me. The architectural detail of the ceiling up close is just amazing. I had asked to be seated in a place where we had some room and less noise so this was perfect. They enjoyed the food and ambience and told me often throughout the meal how good it was. The loved the desert tower too. Blue Water is a great place for a special occasion - I celebrated my birthday there in Feb. thanks I will be back.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorites.Always satisfying...very good food, excellent service, happy ambience...perfect for so many occasions.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur experience at Blue WaterOur experience at Blue Water Grill was positive. The food and service were amazing.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue Water Grill rules!My wife and I have been going to Blue Water Grill for random dinners / lunches and special occasions for over 11 years. As a matter of fact our first date was here! Everything about the eating experience here is amazing - great and fresh food (especially their lobster - get some!), cool ambiance (used to be a former bank and they kept a lot of the old furnishings), and wonderful service.
The menu is heavy on seafood so keep that in mind but they have awesome non-fish dishes as well. From start to finish, you will enjoy being there with people you love!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely coming back!The lobster bisque was delicious. The blackened swordfish was also tasty and the red curry sauce just topped it off with sweet potato hash.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Blue Water Grill was delicious!The Blue Water Grill was delicious! I got the Calamari for an appetizer and the Jumbo Crab Salad for dinner. The salad was a bit small, but the food was very good. The service was also excellent and the ambiance was great!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a joy - in every way. WeAlways a joy - in every way.
We sat through shifts of wait staff, and felt welcome and quietly cared for the whole delicious time.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were so pleased becauseWe were so pleased because we made our reservation on open table and asked for a booth in a quiet corner and they provided just that kind of table which was wonderful. Really impressed at their attention to detail. Thank you Blue Water Grill.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Seafood Resturant in NYCNot only was our waitress very courteous and professional, but the assistants and help(people that brought out our food) were also polite and professional.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAn evening to completely unwind!What a GEM, this place offers top-class service without being pretentious or having a "business/corporate" overtone. Very very relaxing environment and easy to lose track of time. and that's just the upstairs dining. Go downstairs to the Jazz Room and WOW, you enter a bluesy, homey, almost secretive realm of music! I can imagine this being exactly like the speak-easys of the roarin 20's, only there's no cigarette smoke or machine guns ~bbboooo!~ :)4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent, never fails. oneexcellent, never fails. one of my absolute favorite restaurants, anywhere.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBEST TUNA TARTARE EVER!The Tuna Tartare is out of this world! You MUST have this when you are here. The ambiance of the restaurant is nice, decor is a little dated. The service was outstanding. Service was very attentive, efficient and we accidentally had a fry mixed with our calamari and the Manager came to the table to apologize (we did not say anything about it)....I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass- so buttery and delicious. My boyfriend had the Petite Filet, it was very tasty and cooked to perfection. Dessert was a Banana Tower and it was amazing. The chocolate chip cookies, don't waste your money on them, they were not tasty at all. We will be back!! Highly recommend if you are in Union Square!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGot a great table and ourGot a great table and our server was delightful, friendly and professional, I would definitely recommend Blue Water Grill to my friends for a great dining experience. Food was par excellence. The physical surroundings were beautiful.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice dinner & good service.Very nice dinner & good service. We were seated instantly.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood and awesomeGreat seafood and awesome service, although a little on the pricey side. The salmon, scallops and shrimp that we ordered was cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. The dessert sorbet was tangy and perfectly prepared. Our waiter was attentive and friendly yet inconspicuous. The old bank building is delightful and the location at Union Square is easy to find and easy to get to. A wonderful experience.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster and shrimp benedictThe lobster and shrimp benedict was great! It was a very festive, lively scene for Easter brunch, truly enjoyable.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBlue Water Grill continuesBlue Water Grill continues to provide great & innovative seafood dishes3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a fantastic meal,As always a fantastic meal, and we got the exact table we requested!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service. Great children'sGreat service. Great children's menu. Very accomodating for dietary restrictions.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great! WillConsistently great! Will be back as soon as we get back to NYC3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service and location!great service and location! Had some very fresh sea bass...3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only problem I had wasThe only problem I had was that I had to wait for my reservation at 9:15 I didn't get seated until 930.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food in a friendly comfortableGood food in a friendly comfortable atmosphere.
Excellent service all make for a lovely dining experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM