Blue Water Grill

★★★★★
Sleek River North hot spot reels in a polished crowd with fresh seafood and a stylish scene.
  • 520 N Dearborn

    Chicago, IL 60610

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  • 312-777-1400

About Blue Water Grill

Hours
Mon-Tue 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm Wed-Thu 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-11pm Fri 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-12am; Sat 5pm-12am Sun 11:30am-3pm, 4pm-10pm

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Had one of the best experiences dining. Came in last week for a special occcasion first time diners. Had a wonderful server very pretty girl with a ponytail, just lead us through a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Would

3
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Had one of the best experiences dining. Came in last week for a special occcasion first time diners. Had a wonderful server very pretty girl with a ponytail, just lead us through a wonderful dining experience from start to finish. Would

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I loved everything about this place. It was beautiful on the inside, the waitstaff was among the best, and the food was absolutely marvelous. We must have ordered every piece of sushi available. I think this place is better than Shaw's in

3
★★★★★

I loved everything about this place. It was beautiful on the inside, the waitstaff was among the best, and the food was absolutely marvelous. We must have ordered every piece of sushi available. I think this place is better than Shaw's in

Pros: The seafood and sushi!

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Terrific Food. Service was even better. We enjoyed our evening. Even the music fit the restaurant. It was a simple date with my wife. Just the two of us. Our waiter gave us enough time to enjoy the evening but did not leave us wondering

3
★★★★★

Terrific Food. Service was even better. We enjoyed our evening. Even the music fit the restaurant. It was a simple date with my wife. Just the two of us. Our waiter gave us enough time to enjoy the evening but did not leave us wondering

Pros: Service, Food, Atmosphere

Cons: a little pricey

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My brother & I were directed to this restarant by the 4 Points Sheraton. This restaurant is very pricy, food portions very small. Service was OK but for a restaurant to serve french fries with a $40 steak was appalling. We were offered

3
★★★★★

My brother & I were directed to this restarant by the 4 Points Sheraton. This restaurant is very pricy, food portions very small. Service was OK but for a restaurant to serve french fries with a $40 steak was appalling. We were offered

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food

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My parents and I showed up without a reservation and were seated immediately. The service was excellent, and the food was amazing! It's VERY expensive, but if you want a nice celebratory night out, this is the place!

3
★★★★★

My parents and I showed up without a reservation and were seated immediately. The service was excellent, and the food was amazing! It's VERY expensive, but if you want a nice celebratory night out, this is the place!

Pros: great food, good location

Cons: expensive

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The only reason they got one star is because the food was marginal at best. Everything else was a rip off! We were lied to about a food and beverage minimum $2500, We only had 11 people and were charged almost $3000 for 4 bottles of wine

3
★★★★★

The only reason they got one star is because the food was marginal at best. Everything else was a rip off! We were lied to about a food and beverage minimum $2500, We only had 11 people and were charged almost $3000 for 4 bottles of wine

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BWG was recommended by the concierge at the Hyatt....big disappointment!!! Seating was prompt and waiter was fine. Presentation of food was fine; portions very small but the worst was the food was awful Everything was very very salty!!!!

3
★★★★★

BWG was recommended by the concierge at the Hyatt....big disappointment!!! Seating was prompt and waiter was fine. Presentation of food was fine; portions very small but the worst was the food was awful Everything was very very salty!!!!

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After being turned away from Joe's and Shaw's, we wandered into BWG, so glad we did. More locals dine here, very sophisticated restaurant, great decor, delicious food, awesome wine menu (had 2 bottles). One of the best meals I've had in

3
★★★★★

After being turned away from Joe's and Shaw's, we wandered into BWG, so glad we did. More locals dine here, very sophisticated restaurant, great decor, delicious food, awesome wine menu (had 2 bottles). One of the best meals I've had in

Pros: Great food, will seat you promptly, nice decor

Cons: In a hurry? service is slow

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The drinks were awesome and the food was incredible. The atmosphere couldnt have been better. I highly recommend this place.

3
★★★★★

The drinks were awesome and the food was incredible. The atmosphere couldnt have been better. I highly recommend this place.

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This is an overall great restaurant. There is such a variety of food at this spot that it makes everyone happy. The service is great, they take reservations and as a walk in you very rarely have to wait. The lounge area is a great spot for appetizers and drinks if you're looking for a lighter meal.

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★★★★☆

This is an overall great restaurant. There is such a variety of food at this spot that it makes everyone happy. The service is great, they take reservations and as a walk in you very rarely have to wait. The lounge area is a great spot for appetizers and drinks if you're looking for a lighter meal.

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As we arrived we were seated in a timely manner. Our server was helpful and the food was good but not the best seafood in town. My only complaint is that the food arrived really quick which gave no time for conversation and enjoyment of

3
★★★★★

As we arrived we were seated in a timely manner. Our server was helpful and the food was good but not the best seafood in town. My only complaint is that the food arrived really quick which gave no time for conversation and enjoyment of

Pros: Decor, food

Cons: Way too Fast service.

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This place is awesome. Great ambiance- music, decor, etc. Knowledgable staff. And the chilean sea bass was excellent. I will be going back, and I would recommend this place.

3
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This place is awesome. Great ambiance- music, decor, etc. Knowledgable staff. And the chilean sea bass was excellent. I will be going back, and I would recommend this place.

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Oysters so fresh, you'd swear they were swimming in the North Atlantic earlier that day. The sushi dishes are generous; more than enough to share. The seafood dishes are pretty mainstream, so it's safe to divert from your normal orders.

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Oysters so fresh, you'd swear they were swimming in the North Atlantic earlier that day. The sushi dishes are generous; more than enough to share. The seafood dishes are pretty mainstream, so it's safe to divert from your normal orders.

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My husband and I went to BWG with a supperclub group of 16. We were seated quickly, the drinks were good and the wait staff was very helpful. The food however was awful. My sea bass was one degree above cold and several others at the

3
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My husband and I went to BWG with a supperclub group of 16. We were seated quickly, the drinks were good and the wait staff was very helpful. The food however was awful. My sea bass was one degree above cold and several others at the

Pros: on time seating, rapid service

Cons: quality and temperature of food

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Blue water grill no longer features live jazz. I went with my husband with the expectation of moving upstairs with cocktails for a romantic setting, but that was not the case. Fortunately, we asked our waitress first and she politely

3
★★★★★

Blue water grill no longer features live jazz. I went with my husband with the expectation of moving upstairs with cocktails for a romantic setting, but that was not the case. Fortunately, we asked our waitress first and she politely

Pros: great food, great service

Cons: loud, no live jazz

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Good crowd, nice space, ok service but food disappointing. BWG was recommended by the people at the Pennisula. Hungry and expecting good things we were. First assault, suspect sushi. Followed by the waiter pouring tableside cool

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Good crowd, nice space, ok service but food disappointing. BWG was recommended by the people at the Pennisula. Hungry and expecting good things we were. First assault, suspect sushi. Followed by the waiter pouring tableside cool

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My husband and l dined here for dinner with a friend of ours.Everything from start to finish was excellent,their menu is fab,service was impeccable,meal was great.Whenever i remember what i had for dinner,l start to drool.Definitely going

3
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My husband and l dined here for dinner with a friend of ours.Everything from start to finish was excellent,their menu is fab,service was impeccable,meal was great.Whenever i remember what i had for dinner,l start to drool.Definitely going

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Everything here is wonderful from the sushi to the scallops (which are particularly good). Skip the fancy frou-frou rolls and just go or nigiri when the quality of the fish is this good! Non fish eaters, need not fret as the meat dishes

3
★★★★★

Everything here is wonderful from the sushi to the scallops (which are particularly good). Skip the fancy frou-frou rolls and just go or nigiri when the quality of the fish is this good! Non fish eaters, need not fret as the meat dishes

Pros: Best Seafood in Chicago

Cons: None!

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They recently updated the menu to include more non-seafood items which is great. Although skeptical about ordering non-seafoood items at a seafood restaurant, my BBQ pork chop was perfect, as well as my girlfriends steak. Of course, we

3
★★★★★

They recently updated the menu to include more non-seafood items which is great. Although skeptical about ordering non-seafoood items at a seafood restaurant, my BBQ pork chop was perfect, as well as my girlfriends steak. Of course, we

Pros: Service all around, food, ambience

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Dinner at Blue Water Grill was a good dining experience. It started off great...good bread! The atmosphere was also great. Our waitress was friendly and the service was excellent. Huge sushi people ...and there's was great! Salad was good.

3
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Dinner at Blue Water Grill was a good dining experience. It started off great...good bread! The atmosphere was also great. Our waitress was friendly and the service was excellent. Huge sushi people ...and there's was great! Salad was good.

Pros: Great Sushi

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Before going to Blue Water Grill, I was a little hesitant after reading the mised reviews from many. I decided to try it anyways, and LOVED IT! I wanted the perfect place for my birthday, which was on valentine's day and I couldn't ask for

3
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Before going to Blue Water Grill, I was a little hesitant after reading the mised reviews from many. I decided to try it anyways, and LOVED IT! I wanted the perfect place for my birthday, which was on valentine's day and I couldn't ask for

Pros: Food and service

Cons: music selection

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I read a lot mixed reviews before checking out Blue Water Grill for myself. So, I went not knowing what to expect, and left satisfied. The sushi was good and so was my steak. That's right, I ordered a steak at a seafood restaurant. It

3
★★★★★

I read a lot mixed reviews before checking out Blue Water Grill for myself. So, I went not knowing what to expect, and left satisfied. The sushi was good and so was my steak. That's right, I ordered a steak at a seafood restaurant. It

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Completely different feel to it from the NY Blue Water Grill. I love the ambiance...dimly lit. Great for dates or with a big group. Both the traditional seafood preparations and sushi were really tasty. I have had good service and okay

3
★★★★★

Completely different feel to it from the NY Blue Water Grill. I love the ambiance...dimly lit. Great for dates or with a big group. Both the traditional seafood preparations and sushi were really tasty. I have had good service and okay

Pros: Cool ambiance, good variety on menu

Cons: Service can be spotty

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On every visit we have been treated well during lunch and dinner. But on every visit there has been a frustrated guest at the hostess stand. And we completely understand their frustration. The hostess/hosts aren't the most service

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On every visit we have been treated well during lunch and dinner. But on every visit there has been a frustrated guest at the hostess stand. And we completely understand their frustration. The hostess/hosts aren't the most service

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I was very excited to see a Blue Water Grill open in our great city as I had enjoyed the one in NY for many years. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed after a recent meal here. The service was good-our server was very patient as we waited

3
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I was very excited to see a Blue Water Grill open in our great city as I had enjoyed the one in NY for many years. Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed after a recent meal here. The service was good-our server was very patient as we waited

Pros: Sleek, trendy decor

Cons: Average food

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Recently, I went to BWG for a corporate event (thank you, Aon!). I thought the food was unbelievably abundant and delicious, and I couldn't wait to get back. But then I went to BWG for lunch last Friday (with three colleagues) and

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Recently, I went to BWG for a corporate event (thank you, Aon!). I thought the food was unbelievably abundant and delicious, and I couldn't wait to get back. But then I went to BWG for lunch last Friday (with three colleagues) and

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This is a hidden gem on North Dearborn. The bar area is vast and a great meeting place after work. But the real dining is done upstairs, in this awesome room. It is beautiful and accentuated with this large fish tank full of tropical fish. The food is fresh, and you know that it has been the catch of the day. The wait staff is knowledegable, but they do not hover. They make suggestions based on your likes and dislikes, but don't try to push the specials of the day. They offer truly unique beers and cocktails, that only a truly inspired place can create and offer. This is a place for special events, with that special someone, on a special day.

PROS: Blue Water Grill
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This is a hidden gem on North Dearborn. The bar area is vast and a great meeting place after work. But the real dining is done upstairs, in this awesome room. It is beautiful and accentuated with this large fish tank full of tropical fish. The food is fresh, and you know that it has been the catch of the day. The wait staff is knowledegable, but they do not hover. They make suggestions based on your likes and dislikes, but don't try to push the specials of the day. They offer truly unique beers and cocktails, that only a truly inspired place can create and offer. This is a place for special events, with that special someone, on a special day.

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You have to try the BBQ Eel roll. We ordered one at the bartender's suggestion and then ordered two more once we were seated! My husband said his martini was one of the best he's ever had! The entrees were divine, as were the oysters

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You have to try the BBQ Eel roll. We ordered one at the bartender's suggestion and then ordered two more once we were seated! My husband said his martini was one of the best he's ever had! The entrees were divine, as were the oysters

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I went here for my birthday, and probably had the best dinner of my life. The food was exceptional and the drinks were great. The decor was very classy-all black tables. We were on the lower level but ventured upstairs to see live jazz

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I went here for my birthday, and probably had the best dinner of my life. The food was exceptional and the drinks were great. The decor was very classy-all black tables. We were on the lower level but ventured upstairs to see live jazz

Pros: Great Food, Great Service, Live Jazz

Cons: Expensive

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trendy place, kinda like the restaurants in Vegas and noted to have a mature crowd. Food on the other hand was not that exceptionally good, but u could say that it was just right for ur money,though I didnt realize that the salad was not

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trendy place, kinda like the restaurants in Vegas and noted to have a mature crowd. Food on the other hand was not that exceptionally good, but u could say that it was just right for ur money,though I didnt realize that the salad was not

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The first time, I went for dinner. The shellfish platter was fresh enough, but not of a very high quality, so we ended up with a variety of oysters that tasted the same, and rubbery, small everything else. A month later I went for brunch

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The first time, I went for dinner. The shellfish platter was fresh enough, but not of a very high quality, so we ended up with a variety of oysters that tasted the same, and rubbery, small everything else. A month later I went for brunch

Pros: service, filet mignon roll, price

Cons: FOOD

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We went there on a weeknight with eight friends hoping for good food and atmosphere...wrong restaurant! Although we told them we are waiting for two more persons and they had plenty of open tables they decided to seat us at a very small

3
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We went there on a weeknight with eight friends hoping for good food and atmosphere...wrong restaurant! Although we told them we are waiting for two more persons and they had plenty of open tables they decided to seat us at a very small

Pros: attentive MD, nice scene

Cons: bad food, bad wait staff, noisy

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Went a few weeks back.
While the food wasn't bad, it was totally unremarkable. The treatments sounded interesting, but ended up being thoroughly average - the halibut tasted like generic "fish". One thing I tend to want in a seafood

3
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Went a few weeks back.
While the food wasn't bad, it was totally unremarkable. The treatments sounded interesting, but ended up being thoroughly average - the halibut tasted like generic "fish". One thing I tend to want in a seafood

Pros: Good Service, Nice Atmosphere

Cons: Uninteresting Seafood

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I am now hooked on Lobster. It weighed as much as me! So fresh, so tasty I crave it always. The only problem is, I compare all lobster to Blue water and it never compares. I am always disappopinted. Blue Water you have me hooked! Thank

3
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I am now hooked on Lobster. It weighed as much as me! So fresh, so tasty I crave it always. The only problem is, I compare all lobster to Blue water and it never compares. I am always disappopinted. Blue Water you have me hooked! Thank

Pros: fresh!, Clean!, YUMMY

Cons: loud, waited w/ a res!!

 

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