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Blue Water Grill

4.3
4774 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Wed - Thu 3:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 4774 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.3
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Blair (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Have been dying to try Blue Water Grill after passing it frequently in Union Square. Did not disappoint! Something for everyone (both sushi and cooked fish), great atmosphere, and lovely decor. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food, wonderful attentive service, and lovely ambiance at Blue Water Grill!
We love this restaurant, whether it be for a special occasion or just a nice enjoyable evening out!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Very good food. Sushi was very very fresh too.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

The vegetable salad was average; however, the Grilled Arctic Char was excellent. The ambience is wonderful but the noise level was very loud.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Meal with my son was terrific in all respects.

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vipAdriana (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We have come for dinners many times and most recently, New Year's Eve. Best put together menu for the occasion. The foods just seem tasted even better than before.

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Anna (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

New year's eve dinner in the most beautifully decorated atmosphere. Waiters were fabulous and food was outstanding.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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Cross street
16th Street
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 675-9500
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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 events@brguestinc.com.

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

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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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