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31 Union Square West, New York, NY, 10003
at 16th St.
Why the Bad press??
By orologi on 1/18/2005
I eat at Blue Water constantly and don't understand the reviews. The service is always good and so is the food. This place is one of the best lunch spots near Union Square. EAT AT THE BAR. I always do. There's no wait. Good people watching and great decor also!
By big_pickle on 12/23/2004
I went with a friend for lunch and the food was good but nothing to write home about. The location is a real magnet but other than that it was average. If prices were lower, it would be great as a neighborhood restaurant.
Blue Ribbon Food - Black and Blue Service
By martin_chamois on 1/14/2004
Blue Water Grill is king of the hill of the multiple establishments from the restaurant group. Outstanding seafood, perfectly prepared is offered at reasonable prices. The high-energy room is not everybody's first choice for dining, but the overall buzz is stimulating and enjoyable. The real downside is the amateurish service. Why the management permits such inexperienced and unmotivated staff to remain, while other locations have outstanding staffs, remains a mystery.
Great food and entainment too!
By MsNYC on 11/3/2003
I have enjoyed many happy occasions there since BWG opened. You cannot beat the value here of having a delicious meal, ambiance and great jazz. Trust me you will not be disappointed.
By lplex on 6/18/2003
While the food and presentation was just average, the service was awful. When you have to get up, to find your waiter, to get your check...that is the indication of the poor service in what is supposed to be a fine establishment.
Freindly Service & Great Food
By muggans on 4/17/2003
The staff make you feel very welcome no matter if you are with a group or on your own. The food is very tasty. Keep up the good work.
By got2bbetterthanmine on 1/29/2003
Five of us went to BWG for dinner before a B'way show. It was FANTASTIC! My brother-in-law and his wife had been there and loved it. I'm picky because I consider myself a fairly decent cook. If I go to a really nice (pricey) restaurant, the food must be MUCH better than what I make. Well, BWG delivered beyond our expectations. I had shrimp ceviche appetizer with a spicy peppery broth-outrageous. Nice size shrimp, and not skimpy. (I despise restaurants that slice one or two shrimp - or scallops, whatever - into 5 pieces and call it a meal.) My husband had lobster bisque - superb! My entree was wood grilled Mahi mahi. It was superb, came with baby potatos and an amazing "casserole" of sliced seasoned veggies. I hate calling it a casserole - doesn't do it justice. All five of us were VERY happy with all of the food. The bill came to $300, but that included EVERYTHING - 5 appetizers, 5 entrees, 5 mixed drinks, 1 glass of wine, 2 teas (you MUST try the Ruby Sipper tea), tax AND tip. That's not bad. I highly recommend BWG, and plan to go back.
Good stuff, nice service
By catreview on 12/3/2002
I was pleasantly surprised by the Blue Water Grill. I went with a group of about seven and it was very good. The food was tasty and the service was very, very good. It was a bit of a hustle and bustle-type atmosphere but not terrible. I would go back again.
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