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For 2
7:00 PM
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Blue Water Grill

4843 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (70)
  • Good for a Date (57)
  • Creative Cuisine (47)
Blue Water Grill, a Zagat favorite year over year, is a sustainable seafood 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, and a café perfect for people-watching. The menu highlights the freshest sustainable seafood daily, with innovative craft cocktails. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Greenmarket.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Monday - Wednesday: 11:30am – 10:30pm
Thursday - Saturday: 11:30am – 11:30pm
Friday – Saturday: 11:30am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 675-9500
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
16th Street
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Parking details
Public garage located on 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square W Hotel. Street parking in area.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Blue Water Grill is available for full restaurant buyouts, or partial buyouts in the Upper Mezzanine orthe Bank Vault Room.

For more information about our event spaces, contact Special Events at 212-331-0328 or email

Or request event information online here:
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

One of Zagat’s Most Popular Restaurants year after year, Blue Water Grill’s Union Square location, classic elegance and two private dining rooms make it extremely desirable for hosting events. Accommodates 20-300 guests. Join us for your next holiday gathering or birthday party.

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What 4843 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Beachnuts (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Look forward to every visit. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Looking forward to our next dinner!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Joanna, our server was excellent. I brought my mom for a special night out and she loved the ambience and the food. Thanks

WarnerS (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

All food was good for this delayed Valentine's day brunch, service was moderately attentive but not super. All was pleasant and enjoyable UNTIL a visit to the bathroom. It smelled...bad, really bad as If there'd been s sewer backup. So what could have been a really nice experience ended on a smelly note. We'll be back...stuff happens as they say😁

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is lovely but our experience was lousy. 9:00 on Saturday night with restaurant half full, we were seated at a table close to kitchen. The noise from bus help cleaning up dishes was so distracting and loud, we had to request a different table. We were then moved to table by waiters station. When asked about being seated upstairs, we were told that it was closed, yet there were obviously guests dining there. Beet & cauliflower appetizers, as well as Chilean sea bass were average. Salmon with vegetables was tasteless.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

We booked this place for a Valentine’s Dinner under two conditions: seafood and the ambience. The ambience certainly delivered, though it would’ve been nice to have the jazz band playing on the top floors or some romantic music playing at all. The food was mediocre. I got the small-sized blue crab farfalle, while my boyfriend got one of the specials. Service was really slow - not sure if our server was new or he was intentionally ignoring us; we were constantly looking for his attention. However one thing that Blue Water Grill does right is that they don’t take the plates away until all parties are done eating.

Chris (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall good experience. Atmosphere is nice, the food is overpriced and small portions.
Good place for drinks and some appetizers..

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is great. The service was excellent. The food was delicious . The environment was good. Me and my date really enjoyed the place.

vipRosie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Consistently good!

Rich (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and an even better server, hunter was awesome and engaging with my family. I would highly recommend this restaurant for the quality of food and level of service

viplucky0724 (New England)
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

Brunch with friends. Gorgeous ambiance. Okay food. Okay service. Expensive for what it is.