Blue Water Grill

★★★★☆
  • 31 Union Square West

    New York, NY 10003

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  • 212-675-9500

About Blue Water Grill

Categories
  • Seafood Restaurants
  • Sushi Restaurants
  • Fine Dining
Details
  • Blues
  • $$$
  • Brunch
  • Group Dining
  • Live Music
  • Lunch Spot
Hours
M-W 11:30am-10:30pm, Th-Sa 11:30am-11:30pm, Su 10:30am-10pm
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after 20 years i still love this restaurant. book yourself downstairs to hear some great jazz and eat amazing food. people are always outgoing and the vibe is terrific.

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★★★★☆

after 20 years i still love this restaurant. book yourself downstairs to hear some great jazz and eat amazing food. people are always outgoing and the vibe is terrific.

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It is just unbelievably fresh seafood

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It is just unbelievably fresh seafood

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The food is really delicious and healthy, and the people are friendly. It's just a fantastic restaurant.

5
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The food is really delicious and healthy, and the people are friendly. It's just a fantastic restaurant.

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Food was delightful!!! But the service was not great. The food is always really good having lots of options, not just seafood choices. The chocolate fondue dessert topped off a great birthday dinner!

3
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Food was delightful!!! But the service was not great. The food is always really good having lots of options, not just seafood choices. The chocolate fondue dessert topped off a great birthday dinner!

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If you still value your hearing and want to have a lovely dining experience without the blaring sound of deafening music, this is NOT the place to go. Can't comment on the food; though we had reservations for four people, no one wanted to

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★★★★★

If you still value your hearing and want to have a lovely dining experience without the blaring sound of deafening music, this is NOT the place to go. Can't comment on the food; though we had reservations for four people, no one wanted to

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My friend recommended this place to me. And since I am very much curious about the place, without having second thought I visited this place right away. I was really surprise because the place is just so wonderful.\r
The decorations are

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My friend recommended this place to me. And since I am very much curious about the place, without having second thought I visited this place right away. I was really surprise because the place is just so wonderful.\r
The decorations are

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I love Blue Water Grill, after dinner we went to another great place, The Griffin NYC to Michael Fredo's Wednesday night party. They have a great show and an open bar from 8-9:30. Free admission too. Michael Fredo with The Benny Reid

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I love Blue Water Grill, after dinner we went to another great place, The Griffin NYC to Michael Fredo's Wednesday night party. They have a great show and an open bar from 8-9:30. Free admission too. Michael Fredo with The Benny Reid

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FOOD - very GOOD / WAITRESS SERVICE- WORST
OK so first our waitress spoke to us in a loud voice and then proceded to go to the ordering station which was coincidentally next to our table and start talking loudly to another server. I

3
★★★★★

FOOD - very GOOD / WAITRESS SERVICE- WORST
OK so first our waitress spoke to us in a loud voice and then proceded to go to the ordering station which was coincidentally next to our table and start talking loudly to another server. I

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bravo, great awesome, delicious fabulous, wonderful highly reccomend, go here, great place, amazing service, phonominal staff, great experience

5
★★★★★

bravo, great awesome, delicious fabulous, wonderful highly reccomend, go here, great place, amazing service, phonominal staff, great experience

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I'd give it less than one star for food if I could. We ordered broiled lobster, clams, and the blackened swordfish, as well as two salads. The octopus was mushy, we sent one of the lobsters back, and the swordfish tasted like a blackened

3
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I'd give it less than one star for food if I could. We ordered broiled lobster, clams, and the blackened swordfish, as well as two salads. The octopus was mushy, we sent one of the lobsters back, and the swordfish tasted like a blackened

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Great food, always consistent, and the service is professional. Very romantic atmosphere.

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★★★★★

Great food, always consistent, and the service is professional. Very romantic atmosphere.

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The Blue Water Grill won't disappoint you! In fact you'll love it

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The Blue Water Grill won't disappoint you! In fact you'll love it

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Still "as good as seafood gets, one of NY's best seafood restaurants. A must try (go during week days)

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Still "as good as seafood gets, one of NY's best seafood restaurants. A must try (go during week days)

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I didn't really get a chance to be too daring with the menu, as i didn't understand some of the names. I must admit, I played it safe and enjoyed not rolling the dice!

2
★★★★★

I didn't really get a chance to be too daring with the menu, as i didn't understand some of the names. I must admit, I played it safe and enjoyed not rolling the dice!

Pros: Good fish

Cons: none

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Excellent atmosphere, a little crowded and noisy for my taste, but acceptable . Their food is very good Their Chilean sea bass is perfectly executed. The calamari is served on a bed of cilantro leaves and grated carrots, drizzled with a perfectly matching sauce. The music is fine and completes the atmosphere. Service was not impeccable but good. Will definitely be going back!!

2
★★★★☆

Excellent atmosphere, a little crowded and noisy for my taste, but acceptable . Their food is very good Their Chilean sea bass is perfectly executed. The calamari is served on a bed of cilantro leaves and grated carrots, drizzled with a perfectly matching sauce. The music is fine and completes the atmosphere. Service was not impeccable but good. Will definitely be going back!!

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The downstairs area has live Jazz that is usually very good. Paired with good food and good wine, it makes for a nice evening out.

2
★★★★☆

The downstairs area has live Jazz that is usually very good. Paired with good food and good wine, it makes for a nice evening out.

Pros: If you like Jazz, its a great fit

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Katie from MN.. ...

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Katie from MN.. ...

Pros: best bartender

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I went here for brunch last Spring and it was great! The service was good, the prices were reasonable and the food was tasty!

2
★★★★☆

I went here for brunch last Spring and it was great! The service was good, the prices were reasonable and the food was tasty!

Pros: service, food, drinks

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love coming here with my girlfriends for brunch. cute place

2
★★★★☆

love coming here with my girlfriends for brunch. cute place

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3 people out of our party of 4 got sick from the tuna at this restaurant. We had food poisoning and were violently ill for 2 days. We called the restaurant to report the incident and the manager took down our information and said they would get back to us...never did. I won't be returning to this place as none of you should as well. Too many other good places in NY that serve good food and actually care about people that patronize their restaurant. An expensive stomach ache.

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3 people out of our party of 4 got sick from the tuna at this restaurant. We had food poisoning and were violently ill for 2 days. We called the restaurant to report the incident and the manager took down our information and said they would get back to us...never did. I won't be returning to this place as none of you should as well. Too many other good places in NY that serve good food and actually care about people that patronize their restaurant. An expensive stomach ache.

Pros: nice bar

Cons: spoiled fish

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I"ve been to this restaurant many times before, but this past luncheon was a disaster. Perhaps it was because it was the holiday season and they couldn't keep up with the crowd.

1) my food came to me cold and the quiche I picked up was like a rock besides being smaller than a pancake.
2) my friend's food was also including ingredients she asked not to include.
3) the wait took forever.

The mgmt team did not charge for my friends entree and they tried to be accommodating, but the food has gone downhill.

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I"ve been to this restaurant many times before, but this past luncheon was a disaster. Perhaps it was because it was the holiday season and they couldn't keep up with the crowd.

1) my food came to me cold and the quiche I picked up was like a rock besides being smaller than a pancake.
2) my friend's food was also including ingredients she asked not to include.
3) the wait took forever.

The mgmt team did not charge for my friends entree and they tried to be accommodating, but the food has gone downhill.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Food

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It's very bad.

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It's very bad.

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Other than the very loud atmosphere, the place was fantastic. THE ATLANTIC SALMON MADE MY MOUTH WATER. thumbs up!! brought a date there and she enjoyed herself as well.... the only thing i'd consider changing is the noise level. tune it down a notch. otherwise, food-phenominal. service-very welcoming. decor-beautiful.

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★★★★☆

Other than the very loud atmosphere, the place was fantastic. THE ATLANTIC SALMON MADE MY MOUTH WATER. thumbs up!! brought a date there and she enjoyed herself as well.... the only thing i'd consider changing is the noise level. tune it down a notch. otherwise, food-phenominal. service-very welcoming. decor-beautiful.

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I went to Blue Water Grill last night, for my husband??s birthday. We had a table in the jazz room. Excellent atmosphere, a little crowded and noisy for my taste, but acceptable considering what it was coming. Their food is AMAZING! Their Chilean sea bass is perfectly prepared. This fabulous tasting white fish is served on a bed of greens drizzled with soy sauce and accompanied by a pyramid of sticky, flavored white rice which gives this delicate and flaky, buttery and mild fish an Asian twist. The crab cake is melting in your mouth. In my opinion, it is the best I??ve had in NYC. The freshly made potato chips are adding a crisp note to the softness of the extremely fresh crab meat. The calamari is served on a bed of cilantro leaves and grated carrots, drizzled with a perfectly matching sauce. The music is fine and completes the atmosphere. What I didn??t like was the hostess??s sour face and the waiter??s service. In the end, the complimentary champagne drinks were offered to make up for the little unexpected behavior of our server and for the uncomfortable table setting that we were assigned for the evening. A little bit more attention to that would make the place perfect, and who is not thriving for perfection these days?

2
★★★★★

I went to Blue Water Grill last night, for my husband??s birthday. We had a table in the jazz room. Excellent atmosphere, a little crowded and noisy for my taste, but acceptable considering what it was coming. Their food is AMAZING! Their Chilean sea bass is perfectly prepared. This fabulous tasting white fish is served on a bed of greens drizzled with soy sauce and accompanied by a pyramid of sticky, flavored white rice which gives this delicate and flaky, buttery and mild fish an Asian twist. The crab cake is melting in your mouth. In my opinion, it is the best I??ve had in NYC. The freshly made potato chips are adding a crisp note to the softness of the extremely fresh crab meat. The calamari is served on a bed of cilantro leaves and grated carrots, drizzled with a perfectly matching sauce. The music is fine and completes the atmosphere. What I didn??t like was the hostess??s sour face and the waiter??s service. In the end, the complimentary champagne drinks were offered to make up for the little unexpected behavior of our server and for the uncomfortable table setting that we were assigned for the evening. A little bit more attention to that would make the place perfect, and who is not thriving for perfection these days?

Pros: food

Cons: sour hostess and rude waiter

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great food great people place

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★★★★☆

great food great people place

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I had one of my life's best experiences there

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I had one of my life's best experiences there

Pros: you could definitely go with a date

Cons: background noise

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friendly watier

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friendly watier

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it is a great location but the food is so so for the price. Better off at Mesa down the street for the same money

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it is a great location but the food is so so for the price. Better off at Mesa down the street for the same money

Pros: location

Cons: mediocre food

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I've been going to BWG for 10 years now and it's my favorite place in the city. The food is consistently great and service is fast and friendly. I love everything-the oysters, sushi, fish dishes (the sea bass is my absolute favorite), seafood, meat....and, while it is pricey, it's worth it.

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I've been going to BWG for 10 years now and it's my favorite place in the city. The food is consistently great and service is fast and friendly. I love everything-the oysters, sushi, fish dishes (the sea bass is my absolute favorite), seafood, meat....and, while it is pricey, it's worth it.

Pros: great everything

Cons: none

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Simply put.. a great experience.
Friendly staff, great food.
We had oysters and sword fish.
The fish was one of the best I've eaten so far.
Oysters.. cant go wrong with those.. and they do offer 5 or 6 sauces with them.

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★★★★★

Simply put.. a great experience.
Friendly staff, great food.
We had oysters and sword fish.
The fish was one of the best I've eaten so far.
Oysters.. cant go wrong with those.. and they do offer 5 or 6 sauces with them.

Pros: great food and service

Cons: none

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Believe it or not I was actually looking forward to this restaurant, I was expecting a fine dining experience accompanied by excellent sea food. The positives are that the space has a lot of energy and the live music is a nice touch..too loud for my taste but still a bonus. Negatives are that the food is a step up from Red Lobster, the staff is nice but not professional and in general theres just too much going on. Good for a loud fun group with not very discerning tastes.

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★★★☆☆

Believe it or not I was actually looking forward to this restaurant, I was expecting a fine dining experience accompanied by excellent sea food. The positives are that the space has a lot of energy and the live music is a nice touch..too loud for my taste but still a bonus. Negatives are that the food is a step up from Red Lobster, the staff is nice but not professional and in general theres just too much going on. Good for a loud fun group with not very discerning tastes.

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I went to this place because I had always heard it had pretty good food--never raved about, but always consistent. So I wanted to see for myself. In short: this restaurant is a complete letdown. The food was so dull, so unexciting, so unoriginal that I almost fell asleep on my plate. I began with the tuna tartare--which is not only not a tartare--but was small and uninteresting. I then had the tuna suki-something--it was edible, but the sauce was overwhelming and I couldn't taste the tuna. Dessert was equally unipressive-a creme brulee that was so basic I could have gotten it for less at the Coffee Shop across the street. One tasty experience: their calamari appetizer was very good. Otherwise, this restaurant, like many of Steve Hanson's once thriving establishments, is clearly going down the tubes, as more talented chefs rise to make spectacular food in hipper places.

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I went to this place because I had always heard it had pretty good food--never raved about, but always consistent. So I wanted to see for myself. In short: this restaurant is a complete letdown. The food was so dull, so unexciting, so unoriginal that I almost fell asleep on my plate. I began with the tuna tartare--which is not only not a tartare--but was small and uninteresting. I then had the tuna suki-something--it was edible, but the sauce was overwhelming and I couldn't taste the tuna. Dessert was equally unipressive-a creme brulee that was so basic I could have gotten it for less at the Coffee Shop across the street. One tasty experience: their calamari appetizer was very good. Otherwise, this restaurant, like many of Steve Hanson's once thriving establishments, is clearly going down the tubes, as more talented chefs rise to make spectacular food in hipper places.

Pros: nice servers, great bread

Cons: dull, expensive food, and a very coroporate aura.

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BR Guest restaurants tend to provide all that you are looking for: great food, great service, nice atmosphere, beautiful interior. The wine list is extensive, from reasonable to are you kidding me?! There is a variety of speciality drinks. The dinner menu includes a raw bar, sushi, and a variety of delicious seafood and other entrees. Have to get the 'chopped salad', so many ingredients they can't all be listed on the menu! There is also a jazz room downstairs. But make sure you have reservations, because getting a table as a walk in means a LONG wait.

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BR Guest restaurants tend to provide all that you are looking for: great food, great service, nice atmosphere, beautiful interior. The wine list is extensive, from reasonable to are you kidding me?! There is a variety of speciality drinks. The dinner menu includes a raw bar, sushi, and a variety of delicious seafood and other entrees. Have to get the 'chopped salad', so many ingredients they can't all be listed on the menu! There is also a jazz room downstairs. But make sure you have reservations, because getting a table as a walk in means a LONG wait.

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Spent a romantic evening with my husband and celebrated a wonderful occasion. the food is good. there is a live band. nice soft jazz music if ur into that. candlelit tables. very romantic. and we had excellent service. its pricey but worth the money

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Spent a romantic evening with my husband and celebrated a wonderful occasion. the food is good. there is a live band. nice soft jazz music if ur into that. candlelit tables. very romantic. and we had excellent service. its pricey but worth the money

Pros: everything

Cons: a little too dark

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I visited Blue Water Grill during restaurant week - and I hope the terrible service was due to the place being busy, not that that is really any excuse. Our waitress let us sit at our table a good 10 minutes before taking our drink orders, by which time we were ready to order. Our drinks finally came at the same time as our appetizers, and we never were served bread. Then I had to wait a good 5 minutes to get a spoon for my soup. Our server only returned when our entrees came out, and the runner had to stand there with our food while she cleared our appetizer dishes. At this point she refilled my cocktail glass, which I only took a few sips from, and took away the remainder of my drink - more than half of it! Same thing when dessert came out - our plates were still on the table, because she had never once come to check on how we were doing. The runner dropped off our desserts, and our server disappeared again, without asking if any of us would like coffee (which several of us would have). We sat for about 20 minutes after finishing desert (obviously NOT lingering over coffee) when I saw her come in the front door from her smoke break. At this point we had to flag her down and ask for the check.

All of this could have been a little more forgivable if the food had been amazing - and it wasn't. My entree was advertised to have "heirloom tomatoes" and a "lobster emulsion." It came with huge hunks of bland supermarket reds and a salty vinaigrette - with not a hint of lobster flavor.

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I visited Blue Water Grill during restaurant week - and I hope the terrible service was due to the place being busy, not that that is really any excuse. Our waitress let us sit at our table a good 10 minutes before taking our drink orders, by which time we were ready to order. Our drinks finally came at the same time as our appetizers, and we never were served bread. Then I had to wait a good 5 minutes to get a spoon for my soup. Our server only returned when our entrees came out, and the runner had to stand there with our food while she cleared our appetizer dishes. At this point she refilled my cocktail glass, which I only took a few sips from, and took away the remainder of my drink - more than half of it! Same thing when dessert came out - our plates were still on the table, because she had never once come to check on how we were doing. The runner dropped off our desserts, and our server disappeared again, without asking if any of us would like coffee (which several of us would have). We sat for about 20 minutes after finishing desert (obviously NOT lingering over coffee) when I saw her come in the front door from her smoke break. At this point we had to flag her down and ask for the check.

All of this could have been a little more forgivable if the food had been amazing - and it wasn't. My entree was advertised to have "heirloom tomatoes" and a "lobster emulsion." It came with huge hunks of bland supermarket reds and a salty vinaigrette - with not a hint of lobster flavor.

Pros: Beautiful space

Cons: Terrible Service

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It was a Thurs night, 7:30. 3 people in the jazz restaurant. Beautiful atmosphere and a great great jazz trio. That was about it though. Terrible service overall, sad to say. We first waited 10 mins to be poured water upon sitting down, then to receive a spoon to eat the soup we ordered. Worst of all, 90 mins after sitting down, we still hadn't received our entrees. Sadly we had comedy club reservations nearby (a full 2 hours after the reservation time) and had to get up and leave the restaurant prior to even receiving our entrees!
It was an embarrassment.

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It was a Thurs night, 7:30. 3 people in the jazz restaurant. Beautiful atmosphere and a great great jazz trio. That was about it though. Terrible service overall, sad to say. We first waited 10 mins to be poured water upon sitting down, then to receive a spoon to eat the soup we ordered. Worst of all, 90 mins after sitting down, we still hadn't received our entrees. Sadly we had comedy club reservations nearby (a full 2 hours after the reservation time) and had to get up and leave the restaurant prior to even receiving our entrees!
It was an embarrassment.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Service

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I have been to Blue Water Grill several times and I have always been pleased. I have had brunch as well as a dinner entree. They have a good selection of wine. The staff was friendly and efficient. Overall a very enjoyable experience!

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I have been to Blue Water Grill several times and I have always been pleased. I have had brunch as well as a dinner entree. They have a good selection of wine. The staff was friendly and efficient. Overall a very enjoyable experience!

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Had dinner here one night. Atmosphere was okay, decor was alright, food was good. For appetizers I tried the lobster sliders which was delicious, the crabcakes which was okay. Entree I had their salmon special. It was fresh and ingredients were simple and clean. For dessert I ordered the carrot cake which I did not like. It tasted weird for some reason.

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Had dinner here one night. Atmosphere was okay, decor was alright, food was good. For appetizers I tried the lobster sliders which was delicious, the crabcakes which was okay. Entree I had their salmon special. It was fresh and ingredients were simple and clean. For dessert I ordered the carrot cake which I did not like. It tasted weird for some reason.

Pros: lobster sliders

Cons: carrot cake dessert

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I find Blue Water Grill to be the most reliable restaurant in NYC. The simply grilled fish is the best and they often have Alaskan halibut on which is not always easy to find. It's also open late, so for last minute post 11PM on week nights it's a sure bet. Although it can get noisy, the general atmosphere is great, especially if you can nab a table on the terrace. Will keep returning for more.

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I find Blue Water Grill to be the most reliable restaurant in NYC. The simply grilled fish is the best and they often have Alaskan halibut on which is not always easy to find. It's also open late, so for last minute post 11PM on week nights it's a sure bet. Although it can get noisy, the general atmosphere is great, especially if you can nab a table on the terrace. Will keep returning for more.

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Went on a date here and we sat in the red jazz room which is down stairs. There was a live band playing, it was dim lighthing and cute. I really enjoyed myself! I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass which was to die for!! Yummy! I believe my date had the chicken which was delish too! Love it here and so do a few of my friends I suggested it to. Well go again!

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Went on a date here and we sat in the red jazz room which is down stairs. There was a live band playing, it was dim lighthing and cute. I really enjoyed myself! I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass which was to die for!! Yummy! I believe my date had the chicken which was delish too! Love it here and so do a few of my friends I suggested it to. Well go again!

Pros: Great food

Cons: Long wait

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My boyfriend chose this surprise restaurant for us to celebrate our one year anniversary and I couldn't have been happier with it. The food was amazing! They also sat us in the sidewalk seating area which was lovely. The waiter brought out two rounds of free champagne and comped our desert!

I must recommend the Lobster Roll for an appetizer and the Soy glazed Sea Bass for dinner. You will NOT be disappointed! Finish it off with some fresh coffee and a scoop of their peanut butter ice cream.

It will be a night I always remember. And we will definitely be doing more of our celebrating at this place!!!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend chose this surprise restaurant for us to celebrate our one year anniversary and I couldn't have been happier with it. The food was amazing! They also sat us in the sidewalk seating area which was lovely. The waiter brought out two rounds of free champagne and comped our desert!

I must recommend the Lobster Roll for an appetizer and the Soy glazed Sea Bass for dinner. You will NOT be disappointed! Finish it off with some fresh coffee and a scoop of their peanut butter ice cream.

It will be a night I always remember. And we will definitely be doing more of our celebrating at this place!!!

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I just visited Blue Water Grill as a guest and have nothing but beautiful words to say. The atmosphere was great, the wait staff recommended an excellent wine. I was not familiar with any of the wines on the list but the waiter found the perfect bottle. The food was the right portion, well presented and a taste that leaves your palate dying for more. I cannot wait to visit this restaurant again. Highly recommended.

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★★★★☆

I just visited Blue Water Grill as a guest and have nothing but beautiful words to say. The atmosphere was great, the wait staff recommended an excellent wine. I was not familiar with any of the wines on the list but the waiter found the perfect bottle. The food was the right portion, well presented and a taste that leaves your palate dying for more. I cannot wait to visit this restaurant again. Highly recommended.

Pros: Price, selection and wait staff...a perfect combination

Cons: I did not recognize any of the wines on the list but the waiter helped with this.

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The Grill Room really is very nice indeed - gorgeous decor and impressive food all served by lovely staff. We were taken here by a friend and the whole experience was a real pleasure. If you want a fantastic place in which to eat then i can recommend The Grill Room. But be careful with the prices

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The Grill Room really is very nice indeed - gorgeous decor and impressive food all served by lovely staff. We were taken here by a friend and the whole experience was a real pleasure. If you want a fantastic place in which to eat then i can recommend The Grill Room. But be careful with the prices

Pros: nice place

Cons: prices

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My husband & I had my bday dinner last night; we've been here many times before-we're locals, we WERE BRGuest fans, this WAS one of my family's fave restaurants in NYC. BUT the service has gone down during the last 2 years-it's living on its reputation. I wanted the Raw Bar Castle & we gave them one last chance-who wants bad service for her bday?! We figured 8:45PM Sun, not many people, should be OK. We want to think our server is new (Holly M, Server #487) but the others just walked past us & looked at us sitting there either with closed menus (waiting to place our order) or nothing in front us (no bread). We felt like we were invisible & all they could see were the dishes & menus on the table. We just got water, asked for a drink when we ordered, asked for bread & waited 15 mins+ between courses. The runner that brought us our food apologized for bringing us dessert for another table before we got anything! That's when I told him that Castle sitting downstairs on the shelf was ours & we'll take the dessert if that's all we could get. It was frustrating bc by now, 45 minutes went by & I stared at the Castle for 15 minutes! So he went downstairs to get the Castle & had to argue to bring it up to us without a lazy susan. (The ice was melting when we got it!) We didn't mind turning it ourselves-what bothered us was that another table of 2 got there & placed their order 15 minutes after we did, but got their bread & Castle the same time we got ours! There was no apology/excuse from Holly. It would have been better if she'd said anything. She forgot to replace a fork when she took the dirty one; she hid in the waitstation instead of checking on our food; she didn't bring us the bread until we asked. She obviously needs to be trained. I have waitressed before (my degree was in Hospitality Mgmt from Johnson & Wales in RI) so I'm lenient. Ignoring the problem & pretending it's not there is unacceptable. Where was the manager? They need Chef Ramsey to teach them service!

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My husband & I had my bday dinner last night; we've been here many times before-we're locals, we WERE BRGuest fans, this WAS one of my family's fave restaurants in NYC. BUT the service has gone down during the last 2 years-it's living on its reputation. I wanted the Raw Bar Castle & we gave them one last chance-who wants bad service for her bday?! We figured 8:45PM Sun, not many people, should be OK. We want to think our server is new (Holly M, Server #487) but the others just walked past us & looked at us sitting there either with closed menus (waiting to place our order) or nothing in front us (no bread). We felt like we were invisible & all they could see were the dishes & menus on the table. We just got water, asked for a drink when we ordered, asked for bread & waited 15 mins+ between courses. The runner that brought us our food apologized for bringing us dessert for another table before we got anything! That's when I told him that Castle sitting downstairs on the shelf was ours & we'll take the dessert if that's all we could get. It was frustrating bc by now, 45 minutes went by & I stared at the Castle for 15 minutes! So he went downstairs to get the Castle & had to argue to bring it up to us without a lazy susan. (The ice was melting when we got it!) We didn't mind turning it ourselves-what bothered us was that another table of 2 got there & placed their order 15 minutes after we did, but got their bread & Castle the same time we got ours! There was no apology/excuse from Holly. It would have been better if she'd said anything. She forgot to replace a fork when she took the dirty one; she hid in the waitstation instead of checking on our food; she didn't bring us the bread until we asked. She obviously needs to be trained. I have waitressed before (my degree was in Hospitality Mgmt from Johnson & Wales in RI) so I'm lenient. Ignoring the problem & pretending it's not there is unacceptable. Where was the manager? They need Chef Ramsey to teach them service!

Pros: Location, Seafood/Food, Annually changing menu, Romantic setting

Cons: Service going downhill, Price going uphill, Large group seating

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I have had more than one wonderful meal at the Blue Water Grill. I found the food to be quite tasty. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was quite romantic and relaxing.

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★★★★☆

I have had more than one wonderful meal at the Blue Water Grill. I found the food to be quite tasty. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was quite romantic and relaxing.

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Food is delicious with an amazing menu! There's something for everyone! Ordered crab cakes, Lobster bisque and 2 Maki rolls for appetizer, and for entree, we had the Seafood paella, Halibut, & Cod.... all absolutely delicious. No complaints! Also, sit in the jazz room downstairs for dinner... great jazz band and ambience! Great place to go with friends, on a date, or even with a group!

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Food is delicious with an amazing menu! There's something for everyone! Ordered crab cakes, Lobster bisque and 2 Maki rolls for appetizer, and for entree, we had the Seafood paella, Halibut, & Cod.... all absolutely delicious. No complaints! Also, sit in the jazz room downstairs for dinner... great jazz band and ambience! Great place to go with friends, on a date, or even with a group!

Pros: Excellent dishes! Great Service! Cool Jazz band for dinner!

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Food is great! Wonderful menu! Delicious fish dishes. I recommend trying one of their special rolls and definitely the sweet potato crab meat hash! I also love their salads and desserts. No complaints! Great place to go on a date, with friends, out of towners, or a group! Enjoy!

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★★★★★

Food is great! Wonderful menu! Delicious fish dishes. I recommend trying one of their special rolls and definitely the sweet potato crab meat hash! I also love their salads and desserts. No complaints! Great place to go on a date, with friends, out of towners, or a group! Enjoy!

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This restaurant has some great sushi selections. The nightly specials are wonderful. I had a panko ccruster red drum with a light sauce. Not too rich. The crabmeat hash is the best-I could eat that as my meal.

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This restaurant has some great sushi selections. The nightly specials are wonderful. I had a panko ccruster red drum with a light sauce. Not too rich. The crabmeat hash is the best-I could eat that as my meal.

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Blue Water Grill is by far my favorite restaurant in New York. I'm partial to any BR restaurants, but this one definitely takes 1st place. I've only been once for dinner (because it's pricey), but also for lunch, a handful of times for brunch, and for cocktails. I love seafood and they have such an amazing selection of food and wine. Brunch is phenomenal with tea/coffee and mimosas/bloody mary's included in the price of your entree. The staff is wonderful (as they must be when you are paying that much). Once at Sunday brunch my friend and I ordered champagne, and though we didn't realize it couldn't be served until noon, our waiter arrived with 2 brimming flutes promptly at 12. If you want to do it right, go for dinner and make reservations in the jazz room downstairs. Guaranteed an amazing dining experience.

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★★★★★

Blue Water Grill is by far my favorite restaurant in New York. I'm partial to any BR restaurants, but this one definitely takes 1st place. I've only been once for dinner (because it's pricey), but also for lunch, a handful of times for brunch, and for cocktails. I love seafood and they have such an amazing selection of food and wine. Brunch is phenomenal with tea/coffee and mimosas/bloody mary's included in the price of your entree. The staff is wonderful (as they must be when you are paying that much). Once at Sunday brunch my friend and I ordered champagne, and though we didn't realize it couldn't be served until noon, our waiter arrived with 2 brimming flutes promptly at 12. If you want to do it right, go for dinner and make reservations in the jazz room downstairs. Guaranteed an amazing dining experience.

Pros: Great food, great space, awesome service, lots of wine, jazz room, main room... EVERYTHING

Cons: Expensive, but worth it

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