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Blue Water Grill

31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
+1 212-675-9500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (60 reviews)
“seafood” (114 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am putting it 4 only because there is no cheese selection in the menu however wines are offered. So it was disappointing to order expensive bottle of wine to realize we can't order any cheese but I understand it might be just personal preference....More

Thank Chataranga
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe I'd never reviewed this here. We thought we went for our goodbye trip in September, but were thrilled to discover that they currently have no plans to move or close in the near future. Yea! They've been a fixture in Union Square...More

Thank KatKealy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Blue Water Grill for lunch with family that lives in NY. The meal was exquisite. We had a sweet potato soup with pomegranates and then a short ribs rice bowl. The soup was so reach and creamy. The short ribs bowl had...More

Thank 8alanz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though they are expensive they did not offer bread or anything extra that a fine dining place might. It is very noisy and of course busy.

Thank etnbanker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love abandoning the streets and enter the unhurried, tranquil atmosphere of the bar. They have an extensive wine list (book) containing some very fine specimens. Best is they are priced fairly. The bar at Blue Water Grill is a hidden gem and one of...More

Thank HnossDesign
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We have dined here a few times in the past and the experience was always a good one which is why I thought we should repeat the experience on our most recent visit to the city. But this time sadly I thought it was a...More

Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The place looks nice and is obviously very popular. The 5 of us were seated after a ~ 10 min wait (we had reservations and were right on time - they did not ask us if we wanted to go to the bar). From here...More

Thank Riccardo U
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Some friends tell us about this restaurant. Amazing! All was good and delicious. Try oysters, clams, and the lobster rolls (I would bring these rolls in Roma with me!) Even peaches with burrata! Wow I will come again

Thank Dlady84
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is our 3rd time at this restaurant and they have been consistent on each visit. I can not fault this place for anything and have to admit this is one of the very few restaurants my husband and I have been to where everything...More

Thank travelinmadeline
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is at a great spot in union square. It is a very stylish restaurant, old style, with high ceilings and old fashioned look and feel. It really is very attractive. We came here on a thursday night, asking for a 730 booking. They...More

Thank Tim B
Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set
amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron
District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd
Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building,
which makes a good picture no matter what angle you
photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant
architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this
neighborhood is part of a historic district that was
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20 October 2016|
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Response from dmrxox | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have those
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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Union Sq W, 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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