Blue Water Grill
Blue Water Grill? Has anyone been there? Same owner has Barca 18 for that I have not been there.
Its on 31 Union Square West
at 16th St.
It sounds as though you don't know that Blue Water Grill has been around for a long time. I've always had good meals there. Not mind-blowing, but well-prepared and tasty. Servers are friendly and competent. The large interior space, which used to be a bank, has very attractive decor, and the vibe is upbeat.
Blue Water is ok, but nothing special. They do have a really attractive private room in a vault downstairs if you're looking to host a reasonably tasty and reasonably priced private dinner, but otherwise I wouldn't bother.
As previously said, Blue Water Grill is good, not outstanding. Fresh fish, competently prepared but no awards. Barca 18 is actually much better for what they do - tapas. Just around the corner is the Union Square Cafe which is absolutely stellar - even after all these years. Almost impossible to get a table without a reservation weeks in advance but you can get there early and eat at the bar.
I loved my experience at blue water grill. The seafood was really fresh and good. I was in the downstairs lounge where there is live jazz music. The service was okay, but the food more than made up for the waitress that was just there because she was cute!