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31 Union Square W., New York, NY, 10003
at 16th St.
The best crab cake and Chilean sea bass
By nyclocal on 10/1/2009
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 have 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. In the end, the complimentary champagne drinks were supposed to make up for the little unexpected behavior of our server and for the uncomfortable table setting we were assigned for the evening.
By vogelenzang on 9/23/2009
we had our dinner in the basement, and enjoyed the high class classic jazz nostalgia. the waiters were very nice and helpful, which is for me of essential interest when I eat out. food was good, the crab cake was superb, the halibut was okay but could have been softer and less salty. doesn't matter, this is a place to come back and take your friends to. i love this mixture of simultaneous informality and politeness that the waiters have. we don't know that in Amsterdam.
By gramercygirl on 9/2/2008
Had brunch with family several times at BWG. Atmosphere is nice, fancy but not intimidating. Staff were attentive and kind. First time we sat on the upper level, nice view of restaurant but a little cramped. French toast was excellent. Free mimosas. Would come back for brunch.
By them_apples on 7/28/2008
After reading dozens of reviews, I made a reservation at BWG when my parents and some friends were in town. Despite being warned of a longer wait, we waited only about 5min for our table. Our server was cute and attentive - but not overly so. Our drinks were superb and the food was delicious! I was nervous about the evening, since I planned it, but everything was fabulous and I will definitely be returning. My mother said it was the best meal she'd had in years - anywhere!
Blue Water Grill
By UCGuy on 6/7/2008
I go there once a month and am always satisfied with the service and food. There Sunday brunch is very good in addition to there wonderful seafood dishes. I've even had good sushi there. This restaurant has four places to sit and the experience is different everytime (downstairs - jazz, outside, upstairs loft, regular floor seating). I always tell people to go to this restaurant when in New York. BWG is much better than its sister restaurants Atlantic Grill and Ocean Grill.
By jerseygirl0122 on 5/4/2008
I'm new to the area and have started exploring different restaurants, found this restaurant to go beyond my expectation in every area, service was wonderful, the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, the food was the right serving size, very good and not overstated. Will most certainly put this on my list to return. The building cannot help but to get your attention.
Second Visit Continues to be a Charm...
By niccidanella on 2/19/2008
My first visit to Blue Water Grille was last summer with a late night date. Our table was front and center downstairs with the jazz ensemble right at our fingertips. Romantic with candles lit....the ambience magical and the soft shell crab to die for..... a memorable experience. I went back this weekend and experienced the Grille from a different location.... the bar in the jazz room. My date and I decided on a whim to hit the Grille before heading off to see FuerzaBrutta. The service from Carl the bartender was fabulous, with his wine choice being one of our favorites of all time. Another great experience at a classic and sophisticated location with a sexy flair... A great time for all.....
By mslolita on 2/6/2008
My job went to BWG for our Christmas Luncheon. We were a party of 15 and were seated in the jazz room. It was a fabulous experience. The food was amazing and the service was great. It's the perfect spot for a date. Especially on Valentine's Day.
By pri360 on 12/11/2007
I like restaurants that make me feel better when I walk out, than when I came in. BWG is just such a place .............. It doesn't try to be haute cuisine and shouldn't be mistaken as such. The seafood is fresh, the staff friendly, and I find it quite easy to find a smile at almost every table. Must be the reason why I keep going back again and again.
Horrid and the management is worse
By frequentdiner123 on 12/6/2007
We recently dined at BWG. I had the carrot-shrimp bisque. The shrimp (which contained one shrimp) had 2/3 of it's shell still on. After showing this to our waiter, he did nothing and we didn't see him for 20 minutes. I could see him talking with other waiters, but I had to speak with a manager for him to return. In the meantime, neither our soup or entree dishes were cleared and repeated requests were needed for water and tea refills. The manager did send a dessert, however, no silverware and no one to ask for the silverware. Eventually, we just got up, left the dessert and left the restaurant. The Manager gave us her card apologizing asking us back to dine with them and she "would take care of us." When calling back, she did remember us, but her definition of taking care of us was different from an angry diner's. There are too many good restaurants in NYC to put up with this. Dine elsewhere
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