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Blue Water Grill
Seafood Restaurant$$$
Today 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
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31 Union Square W New York, NY 10003
31 Union Square WestUSNew YorkNew York10003
(212) 675-9500bluewatergrillnyc.com
$$$Seafood Restaurant, Bar & GrillToday 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 12:00 amSaturday 11:30 am – 12:00 amSunday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
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The award-winning Blue Water Grill has delivered top seafood, sushi, scene and jazz to Union Square for almost two decades.
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Premium seafood dishes offered in an elegant former bank building next to Union Square Park.- Google
"Great fish - and the spicy tuna roll is on a par with any sushi place in NY."
"I suggest to book downstairs, there's live jazz music during brunch."
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Nika Sokolova
4 months ago
One of the best upscale seafood places. I always have the best experience here. Great food, even better service, great ambiance. It's a very spacious restaurant. It's a must!
Bin Fang
4 months ago
I'm sure I would have enjoyed this restaurant a lot more if I hadn't come for Restaurant Week. Oh well, I may never know. First of all, it seems like every BR Guest (corporate entity that owns this place) restaurant has the exact same menu for restaurant week! I mean, really? You couldn't change it up just a little?! My girlfriend had the sushi roll as her appetizer - it was OK (the sushi place down the block from me in Astoria has better sushi for a fraction of the price) and I had the key west shrimp, which were not bad, but not that great all things considering. We both decided to go for the salmon as our entree and were shocked to see when it came out served on a bed of canned corn! No potato, no rice, no other veggies of any kind, just corn. Seriously?! I mean, I love corn, I eat it straight out of the can sometimes when I don't want to cook myself dinner, but when I'm at a nice fancy restaurant for a pricey dinner, I do not want canned corn with my Salmon! The Salmon itself was wonderful and a decent size portion. My friend got the chocolate cheesecake for desert, which was just too rich to eat. I got the upside cake, which was OK. I cannot complain about the service of the atmosphere of this place, but I suppose I should have gone in with lower expectations...
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Jennifer Hernandez
12 months ago
I went there for lunch for a meeting, and I enjoyed myself. Beautiful decor along with delicious food makes for a memorable experience. I had the lobster bisque, which was better than others I've tried. I also really like the old fashioned phones they have downstairs from the 1900's. Great photo op.
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Hi Jennifer. Thank you so much for taking the time on Yelp to let us know about your visit to Blue Water Grill! It truly means a lot to us to hear from you and we appreciate your feedback. We hope to have you join us again and wish you all the best. - Gabrielle Barikian (Community Relations Specialist, BR Guest Hospitality)
Mimi Rosenberg
11 months ago
Wow. This place has gone down hill if last night's meal is any indication. Overcooked tasteless halibut. Uninspired romesco sauce-vinegary, lacking texture, and barely any garlic that it is known for. Asparagus that tasted more like the gas of the grill. Shrimp and scallops that were lackluster. And grilled broccoli that was fine, but had little flavor from the ingredients it was featured with-citrus, parmigiano and pine nuts. Service is charming as ever. Scene is always great. But felt totally ripped off with a tab of $120 for two before tip, one course, no dessert, and one drink each. Come on Blue Water. You can do much better.
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Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Hi Mimi. We are so sorry to hear about your previous experience at Blue Water Grill. Please email us at communityrelations@brguestinc.com to provide further feedback. Thank you. - Gabrielle Barikian (Community Relations Specialist, BR Guest Hospitality)
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Kyle Zolner
a month ago
On a Wednesday night there was a large early evening, mature crowd in attendance but the staff was very pleasant and efficient. Appetizers, rolls and small plates are all very nice so just sticking to sharing a bunch of those is a great option here. Hidden gem on the drinks menu was the raspberry basil lemonade.
Steve Shelburne
8 months ago
Food, atmosphere, service and location, are all very good. Sit outside on a pleasant evening (catch a view of the park); avoid the upstairs seating if the weather's warm (gets stuffy).
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Amanda Stoneall
6 months ago
Decent restaurant in Union Square if you are in the mood for seafood. Not the cheapest, but very fresh and nice decor. Skip the hand rolls and don't miss the Union Square roll.
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Julie Truong
2 months ago
On certain evenings, there is live jazz. It's the perfect complement for a special evening out.

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