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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%
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
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite being busy (always a good thing), when we arrived early for our reservation we were seated right away. I ordered the mini lobster rolls appetizer - they were a fantastic surprise. My wife had the seared scallops (delicious) and I had the cedar planked...More

Thank engineerartist
Reviewed 6 January 2018

I have reviewed Blue Water Grill before as my family and I eat here every December (more than 10 years running) as part of a holiday weekend we spend in NYC. It is with sad and heavy heart that I write this current review, The...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

On a cold winters eve I met friends for dinner on Union Square; an easy subway ride, perfect in the cold, with only a short walk in the cold. Our waiter, Hunter, was friendly, welcoming us warmly, and professional. He let us chat without interruption...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Had a very pleasant afternoon here, eating fresh food and enjoying a few glasses of wine and champagne. Service was exceptionally friendly and accommodating without being too overbearing. And the food was excellent too. Servings were large but not offputting, and the shrimp we shared...More

Thank DuncanGK
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This was a standby of yesteryear. When I read that it was closing its doors due to a (ridiculous) rent hike, my friend and I decided we would have the last supper. Supper ended up being lunch. I got there early and asked the bartender...More

Thank MABM917
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Honestly, I expected much better from this place. I have been wanting to go for a while after seeing this place online. I checked out this place before going and saw that they have a decent menu, so I said why not. My friend and...More

Thank ntawadros6
Flatiron District
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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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Response from dmrxox | Reviewed this property |
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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
USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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