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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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "I had a wonderful experience dining here, the service was wonderful and on time, food was tasty, the pitcher of sangria could had been better. Overall my experience at Blend was great. Definitely would return and taste some other dishes."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I had heard and read good reviews about this place and decided to give it a try for my bfs birthday. I have worked as a waitress in fine dinning before, so I am extremely picky when I go out and my server doesn't do their job right. But I have nothing bad to say but to keep up with the excellent customer service. My waitress, Alexandra, was great. She gave us good recommendation on drinks, came back to check on us and the bus boys were also on top too. Manager also went around and checked if customers were satisfied. This place definitely caters to their customers. I will be coming back and recommend this place to friends. Scenery was beautiful and the coconut Caipirinha was amazing."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My overall experience here was great !! Although there were delays at the time it was greatly appreciated on how kind our waiter was in explaining the situation. And for some reason our service worked out just fine. The salsa music that was playing was great , the view was beautiful and I must say I enjoyed my birthday dinner. Will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our time there was great! Our waitress Felicia made the experience even better!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "enjoyed the meal and the price. Very reasonable and tasteful. Scene out side is beautiful. Romantic walk on the strip"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This place was great... Food was phenomenal n ambiance was superb... Def going back soon..view was amazing"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend for her 21st birthday. Services was great. Food was even better. Prices are fair. The View of Lower manhattan is the best part of it. They are fast serving and very generous."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Wonderful place, made reservations online, got seated immediately. Server was great. Will be back again."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The drinks were awesome. Noise level was 5 of 5. If you go after 10pm once you finish dining you can walk through the blvd which has an expectacular Manhattan view!!!!!!!!! The con is that it is very difficult to find parking late at night. However, the restaurant offers valet parking starting at 6pm. I will definitely come back again with my husband and family."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Lance, the emcee is great and accommodated our gluten free guest! The noise inside is loud, but outside was lovely. Service was a little slow. Food was interesting"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The actually restaurant is beautiful, romantic, but loud. The drinks and appetizers were amazing. We had the arepas, maduros, and nachos. The actual meal was disappointing. We had the lemon chicken (very dry), pernil(not well seasoned), and the skirt steak was basic. Try it for the views bit just buy appetizers for food."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I absolutely loved our waiter and appreciated all his suggestions. The food was amazing. I actually cleaned my plate. I've already recommended to everyone."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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
  • "Amazing place ,great service ,delicious food. look foward to coming back"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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
  • "This place is definitely worth the trip. The food is so delicious I nearly licked the plate. Drinks were different but just as delicious. The view is AMAZING! I recommend this place to anyone who wants some delicious food and drinks and a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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
  • "Beautiful ambiance and exceptional food. The service was a little slow and cocktails were lacking in balance and flavors, but overall an great experience!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "The arepas, and salmon were delicious! Coconut mojitos too! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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
  • "AMAZING , the food was GREAT ! the view was stunning "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great service and the salmon and churrasco were amazing! "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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