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Blue Water Grill

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Flatiron District
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31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203 (16th Street)
+1 212-675-9500
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having sampled their food in the past, my wife and I decided to dine here on our wedding anniversary. We were given a table upstairs and enjoyed a degree of privacy. The food, the wine, the service and the atmosphere were all excellent, and I do not hesitate in recommending this venue for an evening of fine and not too... More 

Thank mrw_retired
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go-to work lunch restaurant because it never fails: Its always very good. In an old bank, the front of the restaurant is marble leading to the "tellers" turned bartenders in the middle of the room. Tables run down each side. A balcony runs down the right side and the back of the restaurant has a second floor.... More 

Thank Beth W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for lunch after a few days of cross training for work. I made no reservation but only waited for about 8 minutes as guests filed out around 2 pm on a Thursday. This has been my "go to" restaurant for many years and I've never had a bad meal. This lunch was no exception. We shared crispy... More 

Thank KatWomanNYC
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187 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here with a large group for a private business dinner. We had our own room. Service was fine, although they were a bit overwhelmed during peak. The food was excellent. Everyone raved about the food. Highly recommend.

Thank brian796
Charleston, West Virginia
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely time at this elegant restaurant recently, and we had some wonderful food, but there was one problem we experienced. My wife and I both had the blackened swordfish with barbecue shrimp, sweet potato, and braised greens. It was delicious (see photo). Cooked just right, and the combination of flavors was excellent. Our daughter had the Porcini... More 

Thank kyrt60va
New York City, New York
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727 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were enjoying the experience here until the salmon arrived. We both thought it tasted bad. The manager came to the table and actually argued that it was unlikely it was bad. He did resolve the issue but with ab it of hesitation. Other than that, all was fine.

Thank Mike P
Koh samui
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21 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to the restaurant several times over the last few years and always enjoyed our meals. We came for brunch with a gilt city the first week in November. We were seated in the very rear of the restaurant at a small table for two with guests right behind us and the kitchen entrance directly adjacent to us... More 

Thank Giotop48
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had dinner at Blue Water Grill. We'd been there before and enjoyed it but this time was even better. The young ladies at the Reception Desk were very pleasant as was our waiter, Rick. Rick was very personable and was quick to answer any question we had concerning the menu. The food was the best... More 

Thank lmodula
Upper Arlington, Ohio
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The appetizers are fabulous and seafood rolls are not to be missed. If you like truffles get the flounder. Get there early and enjoy the cocktail bar. Do not allow them to seat you in the basement unless you want a very quiet, sedate atmosphere. The main restaurant and balcony are the places to be for a lively ambience.

Thank John H
New York City
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121 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

If you look at my past reviews of BWG I am a staunch advocate of what used to be one fine restaurant in NYC. My last experience around the holidays really has cemented that this restaurant is not at all what it used to be and barely hits the poor rating I am giving it for two dining experiences and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Flatiron District

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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 home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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