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Blue Water Grill

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  • American (New), Seafood, Sushi
  • 31 Union Sq W, New York NY10003 40.73685 -73.991147
  • (At 16th St)
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  • (212) 675-9500
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User Ratings (Based on 141 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 3.3
Service 3.6 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 675-9500
Visa, MC, AmEx, Disc
Mon: 11:30am-10pm Tue-Thu: 11:30am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-12am Sun: 10:30am-10pm
Brunch, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar, Bar Scene, Beer Served, Dinner, Fine Dining, Good for Groups, Liquor Served, Live Music, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, People Watching, Pre/Post Theater, Private Parties, Raw Bar, Romantic, Take Out, Trendy, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine Served
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User Reviews

  • Blue Water Grill

    Posted by murrayhill foodie on 08/28/2011

    Love this place

    I love this place---always have and will. If you're into shell fish, it's fantastic share one of their extravagant, combo shell fish tiers with a fellow, shell fish lover A little champagne with some oysters is my favorite lunch. Even the dinners during jazz are delicious and fairly priced

  • Blue Water Grill

    Posted by Susan on 08/23/2011

    Brunch. Lunch, Dinner Favorite

    Definitely a little confused by some of the negative reviews of this restaurant. We eat here all the time and have never had a bad meal. The sushi appetizers are excellent. Great fish. Brunch is unusual and very good. Service has always been attentive. Definitely a place to try.

  • Blue Water Grill

    Posted by anonymous on 08/14/2011

    Definitely not going back

    My husband and I went here for our wedding anniversary. I would not recommend this restaurant and certainly we will not be going back. The calamari was not as good as it use to be and the lobster bisque soup was sickening and the consistency was too creamy. My husband ordered scallops and shrimp for his main meal and since its served with broccoli rabe he requested if he could have some other side. A suggestion of mashed potatoes was posed to him of which he said yes. When his entree arrived, it was very unappetizing. It was 4 shrimps and 2 scallops served embedded on top of mashed potatoes - not on the side - not a good presentation. I ordered salmon and it was just OK, peas were not pureed. Quite disappointed that we had no intention of ordering dessert or coffee.

  • Blue Water Grill

    Posted by CodyBlue on 07/14/2011

    Skip this one.....in a word Disorganized

    I have been here more times than I should have been already.....always hoping they would get their act together. This was our last time. BlueWater Grill is basically an upgraded Red Lobster. Stale bread to start which looked like someone was picking at it from another table prior to ours...The food is mediocre at best. Tonight we ordered the Chilean Sea bass which at one time was good a year or so ago. Not so now. The portion is for a CHILD, the fish measured about 1&1/2 inches squared, arrived cold, cold rice..etc...all for $34 each. Look I don't mind paying for a good entre, but this was pathetic. Now onto the service, if you can call it that... We ordered cappuccino and desert, the cappuccino comes and the desert about 15-20 minutes later and tasted like it came from a diner, overly sweet and artificial looking and tasting, a glob of goo. The entire service staff seems to be running around blind, inexperienced and haphazard service all around....and all of this with floor managers (or whatever their title is) wired with intercom radios attached to their ears as if they are the Secret Service.......however even these folks don't really seem to have a handle on keeping things in flow here. It's like a Walmart, Target....selling food at a table. So I say skip this place....there are far superior places to have a fantastic seafood dinner in the city with far better service. Mediocre food, premium prices and poor service means I will never be returning here....lets face it BlueWater Grill survives from tourists basically and others who don't have a clue as to what fine dining and good food are about. You have been warned.....good luck.

  • Blue Water Grill

    Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2011


    It's nothing to write home about. The food isn't terrible, but certainly weak in many areas that you'd expect any seasoned seafood restaurant to nail, like steamed lobster that's not overcooked...seems pretty basic to me. Service wasn't bad, but wasn't stupendously great either. It felt as though there was a shortage of waitstaff, and much of what we ordered was delivered to us haphazardly, rather than with precise timing or consistency. For the prices, you'd expect the quality of food and service to comparable with a restaurant like Gotham Bar and Grill. It most certainly is not. I guess I shouldn't be so surprised that a TGI Friday's has surfaced on the other side of the park. At least you're getting what you pay for there. Sigh.

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    Posted by gene on 10/23/2010

    Great food, poor service

    I've been a regular customer at the Blue Water Grill for about 3 years, taking clients and family to dinner and lunch several times. I'm about ready to quit trying to get past the poor service here....I waited 30 minutes for our bottle of wine on a Sunday night (after 9pm) when the place was half empty. The server carded someone at our table, and we understood this. However, an arrogant man later approached and gave us a long story about the recent problems the restaurant has had with underage drinkers. We did not want any further discussion, but he wouldn't quit. The food was great as usual, but by the time he left our table we were all out of the mood. I don't recall this being the case when I first started to eat here. It appears that more 'senior' management onsite would be able to iron this out. A bit more class in the service area would go a long way.

  • Blue Water Grill

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/27/2010

    Best service and food. Period.

    Absolutely awesome start to finish. Has struck the perfect balance between quality of food and service. Knowledgable waitstaff, solid wine list... Found the cocktails a little passé But the food specials were outstanding.

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