An instant winner when it opened early in the summer of 1996, Stephen Hanson`s sophisticated seafood palace gave people a reason to stay in the city instead of tooling out to the overcrowded Hamptons. Housed in a lofty former bank building, there`s a raw bar at the back of the multilevel dining room and attractive outdoor balcony seating. A tray of iced oysters is a must. Other excellent choices include Moroccan-spiced red snapper, lobster by the pound, and lightly grilled Asian-accented swordfish.
Blue Water Grill offers an American fare with a menu based largely on seafood and the raw bar. Expect the average entrée to cost for the most part in the range of $12 to $20.
Atmosphere: The eatery has a romantic atmosphere.
More Reasons to Go: If you`re looking for a place with entertainment, this is a good place to go. Blue Water Grill is great for anniversaries and other romantic evenings. When weather permits, enjoy outdoor seating.
Eating & Drinking: Open for lunch and dinner. There`s a Sunday brunch. Click for a sample menu.
Details to Note: The place stays open late.
Ways to Pay: Cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express