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Blue Water Grill
Blue Water Grill

Blue Water Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bluewatergrillnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 675-9500
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
    Monday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
    Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Join us for live music 7 nights a week starting at 6 pm nightly. A sure way to jazz up your dinner date!
  • Special Events & Promotions: Blue Water Grill is available for full restaurant buyouts, or partial buyouts in the Upper Mezzanine or either of two lower level dining rooms - the Jazz Room and the Bank Vault Room.

    For more information about our event spaces, contact Special Events at 212-675-9500 or email bwgevents@brguestinc.com.

    Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.

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: Public Lot
  • 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
Blue Water Grill, a Zagat favorite year over year, is a seafood and sushi dining destination in the heart of Union Square. Loyal guests and visitors alike are drawn to the former Metropolitan Bank space with chandeliers that illuminate the bi-level dining room, a café perfect for people-watching and a lower level lounge and dining room with live music 7 nights a week. The menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the Sushi Bar and composed dishes coming out of the kitchen. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Greenmarket.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Blackened Swordfish and Shrimp Dumplings were absolutely incredible."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Our dinner was slow in coming; the food was reasonably good, particularly since we went during Restaurant Week. It was very difficult to have a conversation due to the high level of noise. We knew to request the mezzanine level but the noise level even here was intense. The inability to converse with our companions created an unpleasant experience. The tables are placed on top of each other."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My friend and I wanted to meet for Restaurant Week and landed here. I would have given it a 5star but the waiter was not very attentive to our table. The Restaurant Week menu was perfect and the food was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Very scenic views of the park at Union Square. Service staff is friendly."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "food was fine but server was awful it was funny that she asked us for a tip"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Ford was consistently good. Will prepared and served hot. Great job."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "As a native NYer I have been coming here for years and bringing all my clients and family here as well. Top Shelf service and food and consistently excellent."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Blue Water is always a dining pleasure - the service is swift and attentive. The food - especially the seafood - is delicious and presented beautifully."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was okay, but nothing that would make me want to go back, although the place does have nice atmosphere. The shrimp toast was just some pretty ordinary shrimp salad on some bread that wasn't very toasted. The Halibut was okay but didn't really have a nice sear to it. might go back just for drinks."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Service spectacular. But food was not as good as last time that I dined here. Would definitely eat here again though."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I so enjoyed my time at The Blue Water Grill! Have not been there in years, and decided to try it again, since my last time was awesome. Well I was not dissappointed. Order the 'Pork Belly Sliders and or "The Kale Ceaser Salade as an appetizer. As for the desserts....... go for it! I will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Not my first time at BWG...but my first time taking the new girlfriend. I had given her a list of 3 places to choose from seeing as she wanted seafood. She explained that she loved BWG and would prefer it to the 'trendy/scene' restaurants further downtown. We had a fantastic meal and our waiter, Hunter, was wonderful."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Just as I am going to post on Trip Adviser, I don't see anything great about this restaurant. In fact we much prefer the one just next door, Union Square Cafe. We decided to go there on a Saturday after going to the Green Market. We had often past it going to Union Square Cafe and thought it looked good. I printed out the menu (not the same by the way as what we got) and we picked out things we though we would like. Much of it was not on the menu presented to us. Food - I can get better food at a place called Vivaldi in Bayside NY near where we live, which is Whitestone. Bathrooms dirty, they had to asked us when we sat down (do you want bread)??? we got 3 small pieces, so we had to ask for more. Why does every Love it?"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This use to be one of our go to restaurants for great sea food. We were disappointed with this visit. The menu is now much smaller. Some of the key favorite items - lobster bisque and lobster mashed potatoes - are now gone. The fish was still well cooked but the way they plate makes it seem like you are part of assembly line. The desserts were unremarkable. In addition the service was lacking. There are lots of staff congregating around the ordering stations, they block customers from walking by. There are also staff members always passing behind you it's very disruptive and kills the ambiance. The was on my list of great restaurants to visit - but after this list visit I'm no longer recommending it to friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great location and building (former bank building). somewhat limited lunch menu but came with specials. Great atmosphere especially in warmer months with open doors to outside seating. Great location on Union Square. Great service and food. Gotta try the ice cream tower dessert!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "From the welcoming staff to the waitstaff and especially for the food, this restsurant never disappoints. Any meal any time you will never be sorry you were there. Kudos for 30 years of terrificness!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I have been to the Blue Water Grill many times. It's a great atmosphere, though the noise level can be high on a busy night, which is most nights. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and appropriately attentive. I just could not figure out why he never poured my wine for me. The appetizer, a tuna ceviche was bright with lime, a creamy avocado sauce and quite delicious. The halibut entree was grilled to perfection and served with a paprika sauce, grilled asparagus and fennel. Absolutely delicious and a true winner. I found the dessert list to be unremarkable. We had a cheese cake which was quite good."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is our go-to place for brunch. Not only is the food outstanding, the prices are fair."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "They recently changed the menu. I prefer the old menu but the new one was good... plenty of different choices."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nicely prepared fish and attentive waitstaff. What you would expect to see on the menu and consistent with the other members of the group."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food was phenomenal. I have a gluten allergy, and the staff and kitchen were attentive and made sure my plates came out with an allergy label on them, letting me know the kitchen had been paying attention and keeping the food separated. Do not miss the watermelon gazpacho -- it was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I always go to the Jazz room, but this time my parents were in town for a concert and we were having an early dinner (6:15!) so we opted to be upstairs in the sunlight. Everything was fantastic. The Sushi is delicious, and all the fish dishes are done just right. We all got something different and all enjoyed our meal. We sat upstairs, which was really nice (a first for us) and our service was fantastic. Not rushed, but not slow. We had a great time and we look forward to going back."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The tables are too close together to enjoy your conversation or dinner. But that is New York. Food was great, service great. Will be back"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I wasn't sure what I was getting into but I'm glad I went. Sitting outside was great and the fact that it was elevated was even better. Make sure to ask for John to be your server. He was amazing."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "It's pretty much my haunt, as well as my go-to whenever I have guests from out of town."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "One of my favorites... wait! my favorite in NYC, I never fail going to the Blue Water grill when in the Bog Apple. Great food and cocktails. The place that I always pick to entertain."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This was one of my favorite places to dine when in NYC. The menu has changed quite a bit from what we were used to. No chopped salad ,limited seafood selection and tries to be trendy."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "It had been a few months since we had last been to the BWG, and we decided to bring my niece and nephew in for a visit on the 4th of July. Upon our arrival, we noticed that the menu had dramatically changed. We stuck it out, and had a nice meal, but were not crazy about the reduction in offerings, and will certainly keep that in mind the next time we are considering BWG."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was great -- watermelon gazpacho and Chilean sea bass"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Have been to Blue Water Grill several times. It never disappoints."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "it was a good brunch with pleasant staff. always frequent this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Was a good choice for a group, right in the heart of union sq where everything happens"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Inside I would have rated this lover on ambience and much higher on noise. But sitting outside on a beautiful summer evening made this really a perfect experience!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "always seen the place but never ate there until this past week when we enjoyed the wonderful and delicious food. I would recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a nice romantic dinner, a great time with friends and or just fine food for a night"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my meal at the Blue Water Grill. The seafood tower was the highlight of our visit. The seafood salad and fritto misto were always scrumptious. The lemongrass pannacotta was divine! Our waiter was friendly and super informative. It is pricey, but worth the splurge."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "delicious and fresh, often featuring local produce from the union square farmers' market."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Blue Water always does it well --- would that their Atlantic Grill concept were up to these standards. Maybe Union Square Café down the street has something to do with it. Seafood is fresh, simply prepared, and accompanied by sides form the greenmarket across the street. Tough to go wrong here."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We skipped the apps and went right to the main courses. We both had the Filet Mignon special with shrimp, spinach and fingerling potatoes. The steak was perfectly cooked and very juicy. The sauce served with it was fantastic. The shrimp were overcooked as they were pretty rubbery. The spinach and potatoes were cooked well and tasted delicious along side the steak and pan sauce. The bread was terrific and the people walking on the street made for good entertainment. One down fall to Cassis, the waiter was extremely french so he was a bit difficult to understand as he spoke so fast. But anyone speaking about food is talking my language so I was able to decipher his code."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Had not been here in a while and I was truly disappointed. Very busy, and not sure why. Ordered a few simple sushi rolls and while they tasted fine they were so poorly constructed that they just fell apart. Service was standoffish and disinterested. There are way better fish and sushi places."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I've been to Blue Water Grill a few times now and it's always excellent. I really enjoy the brunch with the complimentary cocktail. We had sushi which was so fresh and delicious. It melted in our mouths! The salmon benedict is also one of my favorites. Sitting on the balcony in the summer is my favorite. All in all, the food, service, & ambiance makes this restaurant a two thumbs up!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014