It's been a while we wanted to go to Blue Water Grill, the seafood restaurant located in Union Square. So, we decided to go for restaurant week, thinking that it would be a good way to try this fancy place.
It is fairly big, with two floors that were packed. We got a seat next to the station where they prepared the seafood and could observe the staff relentlessly opening oysters or preparing seafood platter that looked amazing.
For my appetizer, I decided to go for the oysters: one side was from the East coast and the other from the West coast.
The oysters were really good and fresh, worth the $5 surcharge and perfect with a glass of Riesling.
On her side, Jodi got the maki of the day. I cannot remember what was inside, but it was vegetarian and had tempura in it for an added crunch.
For her entrée, Jodi got the pan seared tile fish that was served with a ratatouille and a spinach purée. The fish was perfectly cooked, moist and with a delicious crispy skin.
On my side, I got the casarecce pasta, served with blue crab, a tomato sauce and spicy almonds. I was less lucky as my dish was not that great: the pasta was doughy unfortunately.
For dessert, Jodi ordered the dark chocolate sundae with espresso caramel, turkish coffee gelato and whipped cream.
On my side, I got the market blueberry shortcake with vanilla gelato.
Between the two desserts, I prefer mine, but mainly because, although I am a coffee drinker, I do not like coffee ice cream.
The Restaurant Week dinner at Blue Water Grill was fairly good and a perfect way to discover this place. Would I go back? Certainly and this time, I would try some more seafood.
Enjoy (I did)!
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