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Blend on the Water
Blend on the Water
  • Address:
    4540 Center Blvd
    Long Island City, NY 11109
    Neighborhood:
    Long Island City
  • Cuisine:
    Latin / Spanish
    Price: $30 and under

Blend on the Water Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blendonthewater.com
  • Phone: (718) 606-9851
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday to Thursday 5 -11
    Friday & Saturday 5-12
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Take the 7 to Vernon-Jackson, G to 21st St, or E/M to Court Square.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking and public lot available right near the restaurant.
A word from Blend on the Water
We are a Latin fusion restaurant, presenting authentic cuisine inspired by all Latin countries.

The Music, The Art, The Culture, The People, The Food. Blend is the ultimate dining experience.


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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing place ,great service ,delicious food. look foward to coming back"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Every one who works at this restaurant was friendly and helpful, NO attitude at all. Hostess even gave us directions when we got lost in the bowels of LIC. Javier, our waiter, was perfect (friendely, efficient with perfect timing). Drinks and wine were very good and appropriately priced. Guacamole was good, but nothing special. Entrees were delicious and terrific! We sat outside which was very nice and actually quiet, while inside the noise level is quite robust. This place is very real, no tourists. The view from our table was kind of disappointing, but we took a walk along the promenade after dinner and were completely knocked out by the view!!! We already booked a table for next week!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I came upon this place as I was visiting my friend. We came here with reservations on a Friday Night. We were greeted and seated immediately. I was in total shock when I opened up my menu. It was an electronic menu which was extremely BRIGHT. The room lighting is very dim, so when I opened it I was startled. It is very cool. I ordered the skirt steak and it was delicious. My friend had the salmon and she said it was amazing. Overall, its a great spot that looks out to the city."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This is our 2nd time here. First time apps were really good and the waitress very friendly, but the entrees were small portions and not very tasty. Second time we can because we said well let's give another shot apps still good and the waitress very friendly but when we had ordered advocado salad with chicken to go once we got home there was no advocado like seriously! We live in the neighborhood and would like to come back but now just hesitant to do so..."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Everything about this place was great. The blend stuffed burger was amazing. One of the best around. Only complaint was the food took a long time to come out. Other than that i would definitely recommend going their. Nice place for a date."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Food was great! We even received recommendations for the next time...and our waitress was fast and friendly."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "On Yelp it's considered on the water but there's greenery blocking all views and to me when I look for a restaurant on the water, I want to sit and look at the water, be next to the water, feel the energy of the water but this restaurant just had very loud music playing outside and food was mediocre."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Second time at blend on the water - went to again have tasty salmon but switched to stuffed burger. Outstanding taste and portion (short rib stuffing didn't make the burger too big to bite! Highly recommend this friendly restaurant"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Our edits wasn't knowledgeable as she stated it wad get first day in the job. She double chargef our credit card..smh"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food and service was great, and the view was absolutely amazing! However, the music was so loud my friend and I were screaming over it just to have a conversation. I wish they would Lower music slightly....if they did, it would be a perfect experience. Despite the music being too loud, I will still go back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went for my boyfriend's dinner and had an excellent time. he really enjoyed his dinner. and I loved the drinks"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Beautiful restaurant with delicious food. Very friendly staff. I would definately visit again when in New york."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "What can I say that hasn't already been said. My husband and I went for early dinner after a maintee on Broadway. Our server was fantastic we order the Arepas and the shrimp as appetizers which were solid. We did notice however that our entrees took a little longer than we hoped but at least it was worth the wait. The only thing that I did not like was the Piña Colada. I was expecting a frozen one and this was not. However our server took it off the bill. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The arepas, and salmon were delicious! Coconut mojitos too! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "AMAZING , the food was GREAT ! the view was stunning "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great food and fun place my summer spot!!! All the good is good it was my second time there the waiters are on point add some specials "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "great looking place. good service, unfortunately the food was only so so."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This was my daughters choice for her graduation day dinner..First GPS left us about 6 blocks from the place , Parking was so so.. ..Not a kid friendly place , no child menu or plastic cups for chidren and a bit too dark , The service was excellent , our waitress was very nice and attentive , She was also a childhood friend of my daughter which was a plus , the food was incredibly good , and My wife ordered the seafood paella ,now usually when you order paella you recieve quite a portion , when her plate was served we looked at each other like..wtf..it was a mere fistful of paella , not enough for a 7 yr old child yet alone an adult so she ordered another appetizer..overall is was a really nice experience and i would go again for sure.."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "This is my fourth visit. The food, desserts, drinks, décor, and view are all magnificent. I've recommended Blend on the Water to so many people. They all loved it and will return. The personnel are the greatest! Vance Diaz is so helpful and extremely professional as are all of the help I've encountered."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The place was beautiful the portions of food are small I didn't feel full what so ever and the waiter was horrible he never came around to ask how was the food or if we needed anything and also we were eating with no drinks "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Wanted to try something new. Was not disappointed. Love the place, the food and the service. Only drawback was very small table. Will definitely go back though. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Blend on the water has a unique menu with tasty foods from different countries. The "Tostones Nachos" were delicious and the Churrasco steak was A+. For dessert I had the "Pineapple Tres Leches" which is served warm and was just heaven! The NYC view is spectacular and really adds to the whole dining experience! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Service was very slow but overall a nice place for a special occasion. Music was too loud, need a few more menu options "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great service and the salmon and churrasco were amazing! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A great dinning experience with friends or a special someone. I was there on a Thursday evening and had a great time. Awesome vibe!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The place is in a beautiful location, but prices are overrated . I will probably try it for brunch thats about it. The drinks are good and service as well. But overall food is ok i had better for less "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "This place is amazing. The food was wonderful, great customer services the atmosephere is amazing I'm definetly coming bck on a Sunday for brunch "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "great view of Manhattan, good food, good service and reasonable price. we had good great time there. just couple of thing to mention is parking is not very easy and music was little too loud to me. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "has been open for 3 months and cannot seem to get their act together. 3 of the 4 items on our Churassco order were incorrect, they forgot that drinks were included w/ brunch, the forced a prix fixe menu on us because we were 8 people. they forced a 20% tip on us because we were 8 people also. noisy and inattentive waitress. had to wait 10 minutes for my drink - came as check was being served. do not recommend - if you want the view, have 1 drink and the bar and leave."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "I'd give the food an 11 on scale from 1-10 and I'm a very picky "foodie" I guess you can say. The butternut squash soup, salmon, and mangu are a must try. Service was okay. Parking was horrendous though on a weekday around 7. We had to park in a garage and pay for parking even though their website says they have valet. Reservations are a must. View of the skyline is beautiful. It's hard to find a restaurant with a view and great food but this is definetly it. Would come back again and wish there were better parking or valet options and I'd come more often. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • " We dined last night at the Blend on the Water and found that the service was incredible. Both our waiter and bus boy did a great job. So attentive, friendly and up beat, something that is rare these days. We even had the pleasure of meeting the manager because there was an error on our bill. He graciously came out to explain and offer a comp drink. Our dinners were just as good as the service. We started with a mushroom truffle flat bread that was delicious. For a main course I had the pernil, which came with rice and beans. The Pernil was shredded and stuffed in a cup made out of fried plantain. Presentation was perfect and different. My husband had the fish special, it came with with beans that had a great tasting sauce on it. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Good vibes...Good Food well attended at blend on the water."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Came here for Mother's Day. It was great food. Good service. Very nice ambiance and good music. Not too loud but just enough to hear and vibe to. All around, nice place. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a 7:30pm reservation and were seated by 8:00pm. They directed us to the bar where we had awesome drinks. The food was great and the place is beautiful. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The service was awesome, nice setting beautiful nighttime view highly recommend this place !, "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Overpriced LIC resturant trying to be a trendy NYC hot spot. The food was just ok. The service was poor and slow. Lucky for them there aren't many other resturant options in the area. The best thing was the view of the NYC skyline. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Chef Kelvin's Last week so I don't know if this place will last without him!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "This place has a gorgeous view. The food was really good. One of the owners was there and he was an absolute doll. Thankfully he was there because our assigned waiteress was super slow and a bit ditzy. We had a delay waiting for our food. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "The restaurant was definitely nice and the food and view are amazing, but they could tone down the music and the noise some as it was really loud in there. It did eventually quiet down as it got later, but prime dinner time it was REALLY loud. I can't wait to go back with my boyfriend as it was a nice spot and the view is UNREAL, so kudos all around, just let's tone down the music some! :)"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Made reservations Saturday , May 3 for Cinco De Mayo. Received a call at 3pm Monday to confirm my reservations. Arrived a half hr early (530 for a 6pm reservation for 4). Host, maybe the owner, told us he would inform us when our table was ready as we drank at the bar. Seated promptly and our server was very informative about the drink specials for Cinco de Mayo. My gf and I had the pernil, while my friend and his wife had the chicken that was the first item menu and the skirt steak respectively."
    Dined on 5/5/2014