Restaurant Spotlight:Blue Water Grill
Restaurant Spotlight:Blue Water Grill

Union Square is a eclectic neighborhood in New York City, just a short walk from the StuyTown apartments community.  The area is a popular gathering sight where visitors may browse the Strand Book Store, view the artwork in the Talwar Gallery or catch a concert in Webster Hall.  Union Square Greenmarket draws food vendors from New York and surrounding states.

Several restaurants make their home in Union Square.   One of the best seafood/sushi restaurants is the Blue Water Grill.  The Blue Water Grill overlooks the Union Square Greenmarket and features a bi-level dining area, a cafe and lounge where patrons can enjoy live music.

A New Look, A Celebration

The Blue Water Grill recently underwent an interior renovation to celebrate their 20th anniversary..  The project focused on integrating the architecture structure of the Metropolis Bank that once occupied the site with modern design influences.  

The restaurant is asking patrons to share their stories of past visits to the Blue Water Grill.  They want to learn how people celebrated significant events in their life by coming to the Blue Water Grill.   These accounts will be posted on the restaurant's website at   

Meet the Chef

Chris Meenan is the head chef of the Blue Water Grill.  He brings 25 years of experience in the French cooking to the restaurant.   Meenan combines his skill in French cooking with his commitment to using locally available ingredients to create the outstanding dishes listed on the Blue Water Grill's menu.

An Extensive Menu

If you visit the Blue Water Grill for brunch, you may opt to share seafood tacos or shakshuka flatbread.  Then you may order such dishes as honey glazed doughnut French toast or seafood Cobb salad.

The lunch menu features such entrees as cider poached Faroe Island salmon served with butternut squash, fennel apple slaw and wild rice.  Blackened swordfish served with BBQ shrimp, sweet potatoes and braised greens is another item found on the lunch menu.

The Blue Water Grill has an extensive dinner menu. You may begin with  crispy cauliflower or mini lobster rolls.  Some of the raw selections include day boat shrimp and line-caught tuna.  There is a selection of 5 rolls that include oceanic rolls and Union Square rolls.  You may then enjoy lobster Milanese, artichoke ravioli or dressed sushi.

The Blue Water Grill has a great dessert menu that includes the banana ice cream tower, New York cheesecake and the gelato trio.

The Blue Water Grill has a varied wine list, a variety of liquor and beer and innovative cocktails.

Visit Metropolis

If you enjoy oysters, great cocktails and jazz music, visit Metropolis. Metropolis is an oyster room located inside the Blue Water Grill.  Patrons can enjoy oysters, other seafood dishes or  a drink from the comprehensive cocktail menu while listening to live performances of great jazz musicians. 

Host a Party

The Blue Water Grill can be the site of your next event.  They have the capacity to host small gatherings of 15 people up to large parties of 250 seated guests or 350 standing guests.  You may opt to reserve a large table in the main dining room or book the Mezzanine, Bank Vault or the Metropolis Room.