Everything was great. Service
Everything was great. Service and food very good. Loud table next to us hurt just a little but will definitely return.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a rare special event
This was a rare special event for our family -- the first time in 8 years we were all together and we we are so happy we chose Blue Water Grill Jazz Room for the occasion! Service was superb, and the ambiance was energetic, friendly and yet we had privacy to talk. There was enough variety in the menu that everyone got a entree they could love. While the food itself was not high-end, the flavor was delicious and much much better than average. Absolutely no complaints.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The experience was very good, the food was very good, I had the sea bass, very tasty but a little to salty for me, my friend had the salmon which was outstanding.The appetizers were excellent (crab cakes and lobster rolls.)The desserts were mouth watering too. The food ambiance and the live Jazz made the evening exceptional.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Seafood with Jazz
We ate in the Jazz room and a very solid 3 piece group, playing the classics, help make the evening. Food was excellent, although I thought the calamari was a bit ordinary especially when compared to the rest of the meal. Good value, but I felt the wait staff in general was somewhat disinterested and this did take some of the glow off of the experience.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was remarkable good.
Food was remarkable good. Very lovely setting. Veryb good service. The jazz quartet was excellent! Will definitely return!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The blackened sword was very tasty. My cousin absolutely enjoyed the grilled salmon. The service was very good - the waiter was very friendly and helpful with our dinner selections.
I particularly liked the relaxed feeling and the ample spacing between the tables. The band was good. I would definitely recommend this restuarant.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Blue Water Grill Delivers As Usual
The Blue Water Grill on New York's Union Square has been an exceptional restaurant for that special occasion for years. It's also ideal if you just want to take someone out and impress them. Great music (sometimes loud, you might ask for a table further away from the stage if you plan on having conversation.) The Fried Soft Shell Crab Maki Roll was crispy and tasty. My blackened sword fish was moist and spicy without being overwhelming. It was laid over a bed of sweet potato and crab meat hash. Yum, just delish. The chocolate lava cake was perfect (nothing like those frozen ones you get in those chain restaurants).
All the other folks in my party completely enjoyed their meals and agreed it was an exceptional experience.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The music was amazing! Great
The music was amazing! Great mix of music and it was not too loud. The appetizer and the main course were wonderful. However, the dessert was not very good. We had the chocolate cookies. The cookies were cold and tasted like they came out of the microwave. It was a disappointing way to end an otherwise great evening.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sitting in the lower area of restaurant was lovely. I enjoyed the food and the music! A very special evening made even better by our waiter.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Music with some great seafood
It has taken me 4 years but I finally made it to Blue Water Grill this past weekend. Only regret is booking the Jazz room versus the normal room. Same menu as far as I know, but was downstairs in a smaller area with a very vibrant and loud jazz band. Luckily they did take breaks, but at points was too loud to have a conversation. Depending on the company you have this could be a good or bad thing! Just be prepared.
Foor was fresh and had a ton of flavor. Many options from inventive seafood with tons of flavor to very plain jane versions that rely on the freshness to drive home the quality of the mea. Something for everyone on the menu, and is the best seafood restaurant I have been to in the city. Would definitely go back!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue water jazz rm whats not 2 like
Beautiful jazz. Amazing Chilean sea bass.
Up or down rooms blue water grill is always
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, great atmosphere
Good food, great atmosphere and live music that wasn't too loud.
They gave us a great table.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend there for our anniversary. He enjoyed it. Food, service and jazz music. PERFECT NIGHT!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Father's Day Brunch
This was my first time at Blue Water Grill, although the rest of our group had been there many times before. We were greeted and allowed to sit at our table before our whole party had arrived. Our waitress was not very attentive and we had to call her over to take our order. The brunch menu included beverages - but we had to ask for them. Water glasses and coffee cups were not refilled. The waitress only asked if we wanted appetizers or extra alcholic beverages. Anything that was included was not offered. However, our food was delicious. I had the lobster and shrimp benedict. The jazz room was very pleasant and the music not too loud. The rest of our party said this was the first time they had a waitress who was bad here.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent atmosphere and food!! Highly recommend!!
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the place you would
This is the place you would like to bring your date or to celebrate special occasions. Great food and sevices
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food consistantly very good
I have been to this location a few times, and it is very consistant with both quality of food and wait times, and overall experience is very good to excellent, however, we did experience a service issue that bothered me enough to comment, we ordered the chilled lobster ,jumbo shrimp cocktails and crab cake, the lobster and shrimp were presented on same pplate , very nice actually,however no claw crakers or little fork? when i asked, our waiter rolled his eyes,without saying a word, at least ten minutes went by, finally the items arrived, so did our main course not 5 minutes later? now we have 4 plates,wine, glass s water glasss and they insisted on dropping off main course,I felt like we were being rushed, and at $280 for 2 ?
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went To Blue Water For My
Went To Blue Water For My Wife's Birthday. We Love It, Good Food, Jazz And Atmosphere.
Parking WasTerrible. Great Time Overall.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very romantic . Great music.
The jazz room was very romantic. They had great music and the service was excellent.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Oh What a Night!
My husband took me to the Blue Water Grill restaurant for our 13th wedding anniversary. I was more than impressed with the ambiance of the facility. We were seated and served by a waitress name Quinay that encouraged me to try dishes that I never tried before. Not only was the food outstanding, but the music was tasteful. What I expected to be a nice evening out, turned into one of the best evenings I have had in a very long time. I loved, loved, love everything about this place from the moment I step into it. I would recommend this restaurant not only for the food, but for the service provided by a staff that is a class act. Go to Blue Water Grill and ask for Quinay, she is wonderful. Thank you for a memorable anniversary.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great music, even better food.
I love this restaurant. The food is consistently delicious (I've been a few times over the course of several years). The service is good and the live music in the jazz room is tons of fun. I wish the band didn't have to take so many breaks, but I guess when they play for so many hours, it's not unusual. I would recommend this place again and again. Drinks were fantastic, the waitress recommended a *lovely* bottle of french white wine to go with our meals, and the seafood was perfection -- everything from the oysters, to the maki rolls, to the pan roasted fish. We loved it all.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
the surprise supper club
an unexpected delight, good jazz, very food and great service. it had the feel of an earlier time, but not in a dated or old fashioned way. very different vibe from upstairs. the restaurant week menu was great, the $1.5 oysters and the $5 wine suggested for to go with it was terrific. altogether a very reasonable and lovely evening.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal ever!
I have been to A LOT of restaurants across the country and the world, and this had to be one of my top dining experiences. The food was superb, the atmosphere is excellent (I mean come on, live music), and the service is top notch. Great place for a date/special occasion. Don't miss this place!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solo Dining by Jazz Light
The Jazz Room of the Blue Water Grill is in the cellar of the larger restaurant. The upstairs/outdoor areas were HOPPING; a nice, vibrant, up-tempo environment - the downstairs relaxed and low-key, at least with the band on break. The combo was exceptionally skilled and sitting there listening to live jazz while dining and wining is fantastic. Though very good, the combo did say "we be back after a short break" (15-20 minutes each) three times in my two hours. The food I had was solid but run-of-the-mill, with the seafood tower being exceptionally fresh. They make two ceviches which were fabulous, and a wine list with many good selections for lingering until that next set. The ladies serving me were wonderful, except one was a Sox fan. :)
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always
We clear our plates, simply amazing from start to finish. Server was nice, and informed us of all the specials, however a bit pushing to sell us more. Hence the 4 stars for service although attentive and checked in with his tables frequently just a tad to aggressive for my taste.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
An outstanding evening out.
An outstanding evening out. Great food and music too.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening with guests of fine food, outstanding service by our waiter and most enjoyable music and
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service, excellent
Excellent service, excellent choice, excellent food, excellent live jazz....highly recommended!!!!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
They think of everything
On a lovely late summer night, my friend and I decided to sit outside rather than in the jazz room. No problem. With heaters on the terrace, we were sure to be comfortable when the sun went down, and we were. My friend wanted to try a white wine. The server had recommendations but also brought a couple of glasses to taste. He was so knowledgeable about the wines, the dishes, we felt we were in expert hands. The food was wonderful. I chose the special roll of the day; my friend chose the special salad of the day. Wonderful! The dinner was paced, not rushed, relaxed. Dessert - yum!!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food + Neighborhood Gem
I've been to Blue Water Grill several times and I always enjoy a great meal. During this visit, I enjoyed clams, calamari, and two glasses of pinot grigio. Everything was delicious. My only complaint is that I had a reservation and had to wait 15 minutes to be seated when the restaurant was not busy. I recommend that they pick-up their customer service if they want to continue being perceived as a high-end restaurant in NYC.
9/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to the Blue Water
We went to the Blue Water Grill while visiting our 24 year old son for the weekend. There were 4 of us. We ate downstairs to listen to the music. The atmosphere was vibrant and fun. Although we enjoyed listening to the band, the singer was marginally talented and that surprised me as there is so much talent in NYC. The food was a mixed bag. I had the lobster bisque which I did not love. The flavors were not very complex and the temperature was not nearly hot enough. 2 of us had the swordfish with sweet potato and crab with curry. The fish was great but the crab was not and the sauce was just too much. My husband had the monster roll and LOVED it. It was a festive, fun evening. Not sure though that I would run back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jazz and seafood
Great location right on Union Square in an old bank building. Downstairs is a jazz club/restaurant. Wife had Branzino grilled and I had Scottish salmon. Great sides. Good jazz trio that added a singer in the second set. Waitress was a little pushy, maybe ready to go home on a Thursday night.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our special restaurant in NYC
The few times we get to hang out in the city without kids we book at the blue water grill, and it never disappoints. We take visitors there and they are agreed that it is a special place to go. Great ambiance (especially the jazz room), marvelous food and superb service! Visitors from The Netherlands would like a blue water grill in Amsterdam!!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A perfect place to make memories.
My godmother and her partner came in from Florida to celebrate my 40th birthday. We were looking for somewhere special away from the touristy and overpriced establishments in Times Square. After some research we decided to make a reservation in the jazz room. Amazing food!! The host comped the table with a champagne toast and made sure we were comfortable and having the best time. I went for a classic 2lb lobster. The rest of our party tried some of their takes on fish dishes. Everything was fresh tasting and done with care. The band set the mood for our 2.5 hour + experience. And at the end our bill was much lower than one would expect from a place with that much class in NYC. It was a perfect place to make a memory for a lifetime!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food & great music
We had been to Blue Ocean multiple times but never downstairs in the Jazz Room. My wife had her 65th birthday so I wanted a special night and she loves Jazz. I noted in the reservation that she is Celiac/ gluten intolerant, and both the waiter and the manager were very attentive to helping her choose dishes that were safe. Each plate came from the kitchen with a paper label indicating it was prepared especially for an allergy. She had the shrimp & scallops, and I had a crab cake appetizer and a special Vancouver Salmon for a main. Pumpkin Creme Brulee and 3 sorbets were shared for dessert as the only two gluten free choices available but everything was excellent, and they added a candle to the dessert plate to celebrate the birthday-
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The jazz room was awesome.
The jazz room was awesome. We showed up a little late and the restaurant still sat us right away. We had a table right next to the band an they rocked. So much fun. It was a great date and the food was delicious. We has the shrimp tacos and tuna over soba noodles.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for sushi and jazz
We booked a table via open table for a Friday night dinner as it was one of the few places not fully booked. The jazz bar has the same menu as the rest of the restaurant, and a band playing and singing jazz. We loved the place! The food was great and the music was wonderful!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Water is simply wonderful. Seafood Tower, sushi, spring rolls. Never disappointing.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and setting was great,
Food and setting was great, waiter was helpful with recommandations. Only thing I disliked was the hostess blatantly stepping on my foot and looking at me dead in the face and not apologizing or saying excuse me. It wasn't really crowded that wednesday night. It's nothing to say sorry but instead I got a nasty look in return I don't expect this from a fine establishment it's hardly tolerable in McDonalds.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four of us were celebrating a wedding anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent--our waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive, but never overbearing. The ambiance was lovely. Excellent jazz band as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I usually use Blue Water Grill
I usually use Blue Water Grill the Jazz room to entertain guests.
Quality seafood with live entertainment.
Great cost performance!
Server, Cam was very attentive and we must have had about 50 oysters with 2 bottles of Chablis.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food but more jazz please!
We booked our table (5 people) for a special meal on recommendation from a friend. The food did not disappoint despite having some fairly fussy group members. The seared tuna, maki rolls (sorry, cannot remember which one!) and the crab cakes all featured as highlights. My mum went for the chicken and was equally impressed with this. The service was very good, not at all over-bearing as we had found at some other restaurants. My only disappointment was that, although we had booked a table in the 'jazz room' we heard very little jazz. Our table was booked for 8.15 on a Sunday evening. The musicians were on a break on our arrival and when they returned they (two) played for about 45 minutes before retiring and did not return before we left.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not known that the Blue
I had not known that the Blue Water Grill had a jazz room. Two friends and I picked it randomly and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The band was great and played just enough music to enjoy, but still allow for a vibrant conversation without having to yell. It's definitely great as a date spot or with a group of friends. Blue Water's food is always amazing!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
quite pleasant experience
The jazz room has a different feeling from many crowded popular NYC restaurants. Servers were busy on a Friday night but hardworking and pleasant. Not too busy to take our photo when asked. Food was quite good.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried and True
Blue Water Grill was outstanding four years ago. It's outanding today.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good, although
Food was very good, although expensive ($200.00 for 2). Megan was our server and she was very nice. I wish I had more of the pumpkin ravioli since it was so good. We also had the Chilean sea bass and the Scottish Salmon, both very good. The light jazz music in background was excellent. I would recommend for a night out with someone special. i definitely plan to go back
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER
The title says it all food,service,ambience,!!!!! UNBELIEVEABLE//// GREAT WAITER
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner at Blue Water - our only issue was the brussels sprouts were over-salted. They went out of their way to accommodate us, and the wait staff were very friendly.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My first time at this restaurant and it was a holiday meal and it was PACKED! Which is perhaps why we were sitting so close to the musicians in the Jazz Room and the noise level was a bit on the high side. But I think I liked it better than I would have upstairs, where it was piped-in pop music.
Food was mostly excellent, but the desserts were not up to par. I had the molten chocolate cake and the maple-ginger snap gelato on the side was by far the best part of it. The chocolate cake was okay, but just. Loved the pumpkin ravioli and the scallops, though!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decided not to cook and instead make a reservation for Thanksgiving.
The place was perfect. It was all dressed up for the holiday, so the decor put you in the mood for the season. The atmosphere was festive, but low key. It wasn't rushed at all. We took our time, had a bottle of wine and listened to the live jazz while dined.
The food was delicious. The turkey and all the trimmings... as if I had cooked at home. We left suitably stuffed without all the leftovers and clean up.
I highly recommend this place for any occasion, and would send out of town friends here without hesitation.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM