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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, Soups, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
31 Union Sq W, New York City, NY 10003-3203
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was visiting family and we decided to have dinner at the Blue Water Grill because they never disappoint. Kid-friendly, amazing atmosphere, with amazing food and an extensive wine list you will be glad you ate here. Their plates are just enough to not feel full...More

Thank mrs_un0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is larger than it appears from the street and I was surprised at how quiet it was upstairs during lunchtime. The staff was extremely nice and attentive. The food was also good (albeit a bit on the small side). I had the lobster...More

Thank Dneuburger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has been a couple of years since having a meal at the Blue Water Grill. However, it was an excellent dinner and surprisingly good dessert with the warm peach pie. This is a very energetic place with good variety on the menu and fresh...More

Thank 1Trippermonth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was great. We went for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. We were 45 minutes early for our reservation and they were able to seat us immediately. Our server was fantastic. Totally on top of things. Food was great. Raw bar items fresh and...More

Thank Bellybirdsmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fond memories of visiting this restaurant some years ago but this visit was disappointing. We arrived at about 8.30 and they managed to fit us in - surprisingly, however, the place had pretty much emptied out by 9.30. Service was OK if a...More

Thank mckad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a table of 5 on a Saturday night. We sat upstairs which overlooked the raw station and the street level dining area which was pretty. The raw oysters were above average and presented appropriately; I enjoyed the Ichabod Flats with the bigger bellies....More

Thank AlwaysUpForGoodFood
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped by for dinner and a drink. We had the lobster tortellini and blue crab farfalle and it was delicious. Especially the blue crab.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of different fish to choose from. Either entre style, sushi or rolls. We started with a selection of sushi rolls. All very good then I went for the sea bass ginger glazed while friends had swordfish. Everything tasted fresh and perfect.

Thank martynsnook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice vibrant energy in a space with multiple levels. Servers were excellent and food was promptly served. My larger group of family members enjoyed their meals which included multiple fish entrees. I unfortunately ordered a squash and sausage pasta dish which was only fair. Wine...More

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was one of my ny favorites. Had a terrific meal in the summer. But was disappointed last week. Found out upon arrival that they would close at 9pm on a Sunday. Promised to order quickly. Was seated in the corner of an empty section despite...More

Thank azad-musafir
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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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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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