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About Blue Water Grill
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.
New York, NY 10003
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public garage located on 16th Street between 5th Avenue and Union Square W Hotel. Street parking in area.
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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 email@example.com.
Or request event information online here: http://www.brguesthospitality.com/event-venues/book-event.
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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.
Blue Water Grill Ratings and Reviews
My wine was taken before I finished it, and after asking for another one had to wait 15 minutes. Service was not great. They do not like you to swap out the sides (vegetables for potato for instance) and they forgot special requests. The ambiance is nice but the service not great.
The price of the food is much higher than it was before the renovation but the quality has not improved to justify the hike.
Our server never came to check on whether or not we liked the food. When we asked for salt for a bland, expensive, sea bass - we had to ask three different times and our server was nowhere to be found. We ordered sea bass (medium rare) for over $40 and it was overcooked and dry. The server never stopped to ask and was not attentive at all - unacceptable for such an expensive restaurant.
I have been coming to Blue Water Grill for many years now and my experience on New Year's Day was very disappointing! I had family visiting from overseas and I thought that it would be the ideal place to have a family celebration, but unfortunately this time around BWG didn't do what they do best - serve great food! The Brunch Menu was limited and the service was extremely slow. When the food eventually came to the table it was cold! We had to return the food to the kitchen to reheat and that took forever!! My guests were not impressed and I felt embarrassed that this happened. The food in general was not up to the usual standard! The ambience was mellow and the noise level moderate. All in all our dining experience was not the "best in show" from BWG
The food was really fresh and delicious. Chopped vegetable salad was on point, and wood plank salmon cooked to perfection. My guy had the signature lobster bisque and the seafood Cobb salad. A little odd that our waitress didn't mention there was bacon in the salad when we asked what was in it, especially since my guy specifically asked whether there was any meat in the bisque as he doesn't eat land creatures. Ah well.
I ordered the scallops. They were not very tasty. The service was overattentive and often intrusive, and our waiter seemed to be trying out for a voice over commercial. The espresso we ordered was awful, really some of the worst I've ever had. We asked for another round, and it was just as bad. For a restaurant which prides itself on fish, on service and at the prices it charges, it was pretty dismal.
Very disappointed. After years of going there, I can say that Blue Water Grill is now only a shadow of its former self. At my recent lunch, the menu was quite sparse—no fish offerings, hello it’s a seafood restaurant!—and the food just so-so. The lobster roll hardly had any lobster in it, the seafood Cobb was full of mayonnaise and not too seafood-y, the raw bar though was OK. The one rosé wine bottle on the menu was not available, except by the glass, and then again only one serving left. Service was minimally acceptable. The place is moribund. Don’t go.
I have been to the Blue Water Grill many times over the years and that is why my rating is as high as it is, and have been to the Blue Water Grill many times over the years and that is why my rating is as high as it is, and it wasn’t good this time. Reason - the lobster tortellini was not up to the standard of Blue Water Grill.
I've been to Blue Water Grill before, years ago and remembered it fondly. Unfortunately this visit fell a little short and I doubt I would go back. The food was good but the seating upstairs with the low ceilings and scarce service are definitely not up to the price point. Our food was good and the waiter was very nice but not attentive. I think he had tables upstairs and downstairs - not fair to us. We sat with empty glasses most of the meal and our fish for two came with no plates to share and no one around to flag down to ask for them. We had eaten half of it before we saw our waiter to ask for plates. Each sushi dish we ordered came with no chopsticks we again had to wait and wait to get them. We all ended up feeling like outcasts and were happy just to get our check and get out of there.
I've been coming here for years , seemed like a perfect place to share Christmas Eve supper with a friend.
Upon checking in we were promptly taken down stairs to the lounge. I told the hostess we had not requested this, she ignored the implication that I preferred upstairs. Unless you are going for a specific show it's quite dreadful down there...loud, low clauatrobic ceilings, very plain decor, no windows or light, as the main dining room is a magnificent white marble former bank with lots of windows & 20' ceilings. Our server was as dreary as the bsmt, not very attentive but he did know his fare. The oysters & fish special he recommended were spot on, fresh, well prepared & presented. Desert was lack luster at best. Prices are justified for area & quality of food, service needs to up their game.
We waited 15 minutes before anyone even approached our table. When the waitress finally appeared she didn’t ask us if we wanted drinks, simply asked what we’d Like to eat. I asked for coffee with my meal, she didn’t ask whether or not I’d like milk or cream. A black coffee came, I asked I’ve eaten in this restaurant two months prior & had a wonderful time so I had high hopes going in. But this experience was a disaster, I was entertaining friends from London and had raved about the restaurant. They were terribly disappointed in how they were treated by the waitress and I had to agree. I will never eat there again.
Food was good but not exceptional. For lunch, they wouldn’t seat us without full party(only 3).This is not customer friendly and given that table was ready it was an inconvenience to stand in entry way. They should change their policy.
Service at the table was good but not exceptional. Typically NY expensive restaurant. They can do better and have done better in past.
It was a wonderful meal. Our server was delightful, very witty and fun. Drinks were great, food was tasty and as described. The rolls were delicious and we had three different fish entrees and everyone loved them.
Our table was ready for us, we were seated in a booth with an overhead view of the restaurant. We will be back.
To me one of the most solid, consistent and great value restaurants in NYC. seafood is always fresh and creatively prepared. The service is first class, and the rooms sophisticated. On this visit we dined in the lower level jazz room which is one of my favorites.
Blue Water Grill used to be one of my favorite restaurants...haven't been there for a few years...very disappointed with their new menu...food was fine but limited selection...service was just ok...a lot of money for a so so dinner...probably won't make the trip back again...
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