Blue Water Grill

Blue Water Grill

Seafood Restaurant · Union Square
31 Union Sq W (at E 16th St), New York, NY 10003, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 10:30 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No

One of Zagat’s Most Popular Restaurants in New York, Blue Water Grill delivers quality seafood and sushi in the dining room, an outdoor café in Union Square and a jazz room with live music daily.

9.0/10

Based on 560 votes

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    Paige C.
    "Sitting downstairs in the Jazz Room is a great experience."(10 Tips)
    Holly C.
    "Can't go wrong with the shellfish towers."(4 Tips)
    Carlos P.
    "Chilean Sea bass was great!! Coconu sorbet, yum."(7 Tips)
    Dana E.
    "Bbq roll, banana tower, farmer market salad were perfect!! Very good"(3 Tips)
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  • seafood
  • jazz music
  • oysters
  • lobster
  • shellfish
  • sushi
  • good for dates
  • banana tower
  • Chilean sea bass
  • brunch food
  • wine
  • crab
  • desserts
  • lively
  • fancy
  • good for groups
  • cozy
  • fish
  • romantic
  • sashimi
  • Stephanie P.

    Tuna roll- amazing

    Stephanie Procell · 1 day ago
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  • Nancerella

    Oysters are always to die for~~~

    Nancerella · 1 week ago
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  • Melissa R.

    Never disappoints. Get the seafood tower!

    Melissa Rosenthal · December 30, 2015
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  • Michelle T.

    Seafood tower was amazing! Great sushi, too.

    Michelle Touchton · December 12, 2015
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  • Brandi J.

    Seafood salad

    Brandi Jacobi · October 26, 2015
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  • Victoria Z.

    A very good and tasty place, good wine selection (even my rib-eye steak was very good). Try choko cake - it is perfect, especially with Sauternes

    Victoria Zelenskaya · October 25, 2015
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  • Olga G.

    Not awesome service

    Olga Gonzalez · September 27, 2015
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  • Jean-christophe D.

    No speed in service. Tasty meat and cool terrace.

    Jean-christophe Duplat · July 23, 2015
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  • Nate T.

    Amazing. Great old school NY environment too.

    Nate T · June 30, 2015
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  • Kora M.

    Still my favorite place for fresh seafood in Union Square

    Kora M · June 25, 2015
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  • Cindy S.

    Happy hour oysters!

    Cindy Splendiferous · June 13, 2015
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  • Morgan P.

    Good seafood if you're in Union Square.

    Morgan Polotan · March 21, 2015
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  • David S.

    Everything is (mostly) good.

    David Schorr · February 17, 2015
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  • Ina L.

    Brunch for crab cake Benedict and avocado toast. The toast is so so and the Benedict is pretty okay

    Ina Li · February 2, 2015
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  • ℰℓεnaᶳᵘ³

    *Great DATE spot! Superb atmosphere and surroundings. Beside the food that is excellent, the atmosphere in the jazz room is very romantic for a date. Sea food platter is really first class

    ℰℓεnaᶳᵘ³ · December 6, 2014
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  • Kate☤

    Service was friendly&attentive. If you love seafood don't miss this restaurant. Wonderful selection of fresh oysters. The oysters were fabulous and fresh and the Seafood Platter was great. 

    Kate☤ · December 6, 2014
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  • James G.

    Cozy corner by the bar downstairs.

    James Green · December 2, 2014
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  • Dana E.

    Bbq roll, banana tower, farmer market salad were perfect!! Very good

    Dana Elkonin · November 29, 2014
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  • Irene G.

    Great Oysters

    Irene Griffith · October 19, 2014
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    The seafood tower. Wow!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · September 12, 2014
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  • James J.

    Beautiful spot. Excellent food. Great for weekend brunch or lunch outside.

    James J · September 4, 2014
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  • Caitlin C.

    Patio seating is nice. Try the shellfish plateaus if you're into raw bar.

    Caitlin Costello · August 30, 2014
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  • Adam B.

    Sunday brunch

    Adam Broitman · August 28, 2014
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  • david l.

    Now an old standard for sea food. Sit outside if you can.

    david levy · August 22, 2014
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  • Mark G.

    The Jazz room during Christmas time is classic.

    Mark Gracia · August 22, 2014
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  • Sherri L. S.

    The seafood is always fresh. Their K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) approach ensures that your food isn't drenched in superfluous sauces and spices, allowing your dishes true flavor to shine through.

    Sherri L. Smith · August 20, 2014
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  • Scott S.

    Rest week finale, guys night it is

    Scott S · August 14, 2014
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  • Ryan W.

    Seafood tower is always a crowd pleaser and they will make substitutions if need be for certain items. Great spot!

    Ryan Watson · August 14, 2014
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  • Ryan H.

    Pork sliders were out of this world. Must. Go. Back.

    Ryan Haigh · August 10, 2014
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  • Lori L.

    A bustling, elegant interior coupled with delicious seafood dishes makes for a superb dining experience. Opt for any of their grilled fish; it's hard to go wrong.

    Lori Luo · August 10, 2014
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  • Brent G.

    Great atmosphere. Great food. Try to catch some jazz...

    Brent Gatewood · August 9, 2014
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  • Jenny D.

    Food and service were both excellent. We were here for a private event.

    Jenny Davis · August 9, 2014
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  • Zoe A.

    LOVET here! Every meal I've had here (seafood) tastes so fresh!

    Zoe Arrow Rivers · August 2, 2014
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  • Victoria D.

    This turned will be a night I'll never forget! Scott, (Manager) & Erin, (server) made our night! Come to BWG, ask for them both, & enjoy an unbeatable dinner in the greatest city in the world!

    Victoria DeMatteo · July 26, 2014
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  • Jason S.

    Jazz downstairs is always great, and you can't go wrong with the simply grilled shrimp & scallops

    Jason Schulweis · May 25, 2014
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  • Compass

    Find perfectly-cooked fish and seafood in the converted bank on Union Square.

    Compass · April 25, 2014
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  • Axelle K.

    The sushi platforms are the best!

    Axelle Kegelaers · April 12, 2014
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  • Tribeca

    Save at the Tribeca Film Festival by using discount code BOMBAY14 to receive $2.00 off all evening/weekend priced tickets and $5.00 off all Tribeca Talks tickets.

    Tribeca · April 7, 2014
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  • Jimmy C.

    Great seafood grill , try the double deck fresh seafood for two, and don't miss the Jalapeno Shrimp potato hash, to die for! Pic attached

    Jimmy Chrabieh · March 23, 2014
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  • Jimmy C.

    Great seafood grill , try the double deck fresh seafood for two, and don't miss the Jalapeno Shrimp potato hash, to die for!

    Jimmy Chrabieh · March 23, 2014
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  • Tamar M.

    Get the cookies!!!!! So delicious.

    Tamar Mendelsohn · March 14, 2014
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  • Shengnan Y.

    Fresh seafood and outstanding services. Love their crab salad and island oysters!

    Shengnan Yang · March 1, 2014
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  • Monia B.

    Food is great!! Service is very good!! We had fun!!

    Monia Bodenmueller · February 22, 2014
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  • Burce E.

    Great live jazz music downstairs everyday except on Mondays, good seafood, friendly and professional staff. I love their lobster bisque!

    Burce Ergel · February 22, 2014
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  • Philip S.

    Barlett's. Uni. Glenfiddich 18. Bronzino. Cauliflower w/ black garlic.

    Philip Shing · February 19, 2014
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  • Leslie

    Loved the salmon!

    Leslie · January 17, 2014
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  • Val

    The shrimp tacos were delish.

    Val · December 21, 2013
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  • Val

    Two of my friends got food poisoning from either the lobster bisque or crab cakes. The scallops weren't fresh either. Be careful.

    Val · December 21, 2013
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  • Halstead Property

    With its outdoor seating in Union Square, we loved our experience here. The Ginger-Soy Laquered Chilean Sea Bass melted in our mouths with a tart yet salty sauce flowing over fresh fish and mushrooms.

    Halstead Property · October 8, 2013
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  • Hanna A.

    Salted caramel cake!!

    Hanna Aase · October 8, 2013
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