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Blue Water Grill

31 Union Square W. (W. 16th St.) Send to Phone
212-675-9500 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Runs on this former bank building are not uncommon as crowds clamor to score the hottest tables.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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Dining room at Blue Water Grill, New York, NY

Blue Water Grill Restaurant Review

: Stephen Hanson's restaurant empire continues to grow faster than casinos on the Vegas strip with Blue Water Grill winning the Union Square popularity contest. Executive Chef Matthew Hughes crafts an almost exclusive seafood menu. Lobster claws its way into bisque, slips onto sliders, and rolls into maki. Order it live, then bid it 'adieu' for a grilled, broiled or steamed send off. Hughes even manages to mix the mollusk into mashed potatoes and lob it between brioche slices at lunch. A selection of briny bivalves---caught in British Columbia and New Brunswick waters---beckon at the raw bar. Before or after you get to all of this, be it at the bar or the mezzanine, break the ice with an old acquaintance over 'frost's first kiss' (Maker's Mark, apple cider and amaretto) or break it off with a 'winter stormy' (rum, cranberry and ginger beer). Follow the jazz riffs downstairs; or come for Sunday brunch when the band moves upstairs and improvises to Hughes's eggs benedict specials du jour in the main dining room.

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