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Blue Water Grill

31 Union Square West, New York City, NY 10003-3203
+1 212-675-9500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
The dining experience at Blue Water Grill continues to impress reviewers on TripAdvisor: "Our very close friends introduced us to this restaurant during our visit to NY! The...More
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
31 Union Square West, New York City, NY 10003-3203
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is lovely, great atmosphere, nice polite staff, lovely food and reasonably priced! Would highly recommend!

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for a special occasion on a Friday evening. The space is elegantly understated. We were seated almost immediately. From the beginning, our service was outstanding. Attentive without being intrusive. The food was great although we didn’t have a regular meal with apps and...More

Thank CJPJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pricey but very solid seafood. The oysters were great. Main dinning room is pretty and very old school...lots of brass and marble. I think they do a big business lunch crowd. Easy to get a res on a weekend evening. Downstairs room had great jazz...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is in my top 10. Service is always impeccable. Sushi is the best I have ever had. Many sushi places use kani kama (imitation crab meat) as a filler for their rolls. This place used real knuckle crab meat. Just excellent sushi! For...More

Thank sushiguy79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After enjoying a reasonable meal for lunch today, my elderly father took a fall in the restaurant injuring himself. Why I am writing this review is the fact that not one out of the many staff, came to the assistance of an 82 year old...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Fancy restaurant with focus on fish and seafood. Menue without any guidance for Gluten, Dairy or Vegan - very strange these days. One person in the party was Gluten intolerant - and this was informed in advance at booking. The waiter (Andre) had not picked...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I was in New York on business, and my cousin, who lives in this neighborhood, took me to Sunday Brunch at the Blue Water Grill. It couldn't have been nicer. Our reserved table was waiting for us, and the well-trained staff was gracious and helpful....More

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Solid Choice for Lunch or Dinner in Union Square. Whether it is a business meeting, a family get together, friends, or solo, this place DELIVERS. Nice atmosphere, great drinks, fantastic menu (the cauliflower bites are to die for), and a nice, friendly waitstaff is there...More

Thank Camila M
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

From the outside it seemed like a nice fancy restaurant. For appetizer we ordered lobster roll. For $20 you would expect lobsters in it. As you can see in the photos below, it really felt like I was eating a hot dog bun with unknown...More

Thank pejenn
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Had the metropolis sushi, scallops and a glass of wine. The food was very good. Flavorful but a little pricey. Nice environment with live jazz music downstairs.

Thank Mrk303
Flatiron District
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amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
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Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
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photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
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Response from dmrxox | Reviewed this property |
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29 September 2016|
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Response from 61DPB | Reviewed this property |
Seasonal and uses local growers, so while there are certainly "mainstays" on the menu, the chef will consistently make changes as needed based on (fresh availability) and his own creativity. Also, remember this is a seaport... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Union Square West, New York City, NY 10003-3203
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Flatiron District
  • Neighbourhood: Flatiron District
  • Phone Number: +1 212-675-9500
Blue Water Grill's Jazz Room is located on the lower level room of the popular Union Square seafood and sushi restaurant, Blue Water Grill. Dine in the Jazz Room for live music nightly beginning at 6pm. The full Blue Water Grill dinner menu is available in the Jazz Room, and the private room is available for events of up to 125 guests. Blue Water Grill's menu highlights the freshest seafood daily, with innovative offerings at the sushi bar and coming out of the kitchen. Blue Water Grill is also known for Sunday Brunch overlooking the Union Square Park Farmer's Market.
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