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

Blend on the Water Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blendonthewater.com
  • Email: info@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
  • Executive Chef: Kelvin Fernandez
  • 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.

Executive Chef Kelvin Fernandez
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything was fine ...my only complain would be the music it was way to loud my husband and I couldn't even have a conversation cause of that ..."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I truly enjoyed my dinner. Food was delectable, ombiance was sexy yet chic and the service was just the right pace."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Absolutely love the food at blend on the water, Chef Kelvin is an absolute delight! Can't wait to go back!! :)"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "As all new places go the ambiance, decor and view were quite nice. Having said that, the service for the exception of our waiter Javier was lack luster. We had a reservation for 11 only to be seated at 1145. We sat at the bar to wait by the only two bar stools available. It was obvious some one had sat there before as there were dirty plates and glasses in that area. No one made an attempt at picking up the mess the entire time we waited by the bar. Just a lot of chatter amongst the staff. The food was ok at best. Our group of 6 had a chance to speak to one another as to what we thought of the place, and we all agreed that if we ever went back it was not for the food or service but rather for drinks and appetizers in the outdoor space."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Amazing ambiance. Great music and vibes. Dark and fun. Must try for yourself."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was my first time coming to this restaurant. The set was very nice. I was there celebrating my anniversary and I am thankful for the great service among with the delicious food. From our waitress, Alexandra, to the dessert and last drink, this place was great. We were attending professional in the utmost good manner. Management is doing a great job. Looking forward to return back. I also had recommended to a couple of friends. Thanks for making a memorable night."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Service was great, & the food was to die for! Chef Kelvin came by to say hello and ask us personally how the food was. over all a 10"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "To start the food was absolutely delicious, the sangria was also very good. The service was perfect very attentive staff but not overly attentive. I haven't stopped mentioning this place to friends and family since my last visit here! Can't wait to go back! The reason we went to this place was because of Chef Kelvin we have been following him since he was working in the city and once again he blew our mind away with innovative contemporary cuisine with beautifully matched flavors. Hats off to Chef Kelvin!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the churrasco but wasn't too impressed with the rice. The coconut mojito and coconut flan was delicious. Place has a beautiful view. I will come back and hope they have tres leches on the menu."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was delicious. The service was superb and the food was moderately proportionend."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is a hipsters find! Blend has an energetic atmosphere with great service and great food. If you’re looking for gluttonous portions, this is not the restaurant for you. The meals are appropriately sized without the feeling of over eating or requiring a take home container. Half of the restaurant is floor to ceiling windows with an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline; definitely breathtaking. We dined around 8pm and I will say that this restaurant is very dark, the management makes up for it with back lit menus, however, it’s still dark. I would definitely go again but I’ll try and aim for twilight hours instead of after sunset."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The service, food, ambience, views and vibes were all exceptional. I had the burger, yummy! :~) my friend had the Salmon with cilantro mash potatoes - exceptional. I have alerted my family and friend this is the place I want to go for my birthday. My friend and I did not care for the dulce de leche dessert and they took the charge off the bill and offered something else or a drink from the bar. Mind you, the dulce de leche was good, but not what we were use to. The chef, Kelvin, came over and was very apologetic about the dessert and again offered us something else in exchange. Blend is the place to be for a romantic dinner or a weekend brunch. Many thanks to the staff and all for making Friday night such a lovely end to the week."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful experience in Blend On the Water and will definitely repeat our visit!! The food, music, waitors, staff, view was fantastic. I love how we got to just spend time connecting with eachother over dinner and see the beautiful scenery behind us was a moment that we will neither forget but cherish forever. The staff was beyond attentive and addressed our every request on point with everything. Thanks to the people at Blend on the Water for making it an unforgettable experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food was just amazing, chef came by the table to say hello. I could live out eating his desserts forever. Our server could have been a little more attentive, but we have others server come around and talk to us about food and desserts, they were a great deal of help."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "For months I have been wanting to try out this restaurant because the executive chef is my cousin (and I love his food!) I am so glad that I finally went to Blend on the Water because the food was AMAZING!! One of the general managers kept checking on us to make sure we were okay and our waitress was super sweet. I am so happy that I finally got eat at Blend on the Water. There will definitely be more repeat visits!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was a wonderful experience. The food was great. Chips and Guacamole, outstanding (definitely not ordinary). Seafood Paella wonderful. Chocolate dessert was to die for. I highly recommend the Sangria. The view of Manhattan was magnificent. Outdoor dining will be perfect once the season permits. The personnel were so pleasant and attentive to everyone. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Have dined at Blend on the Water a few times now and still eager (and excited) to go back. The food continues to be delicious: in particular (appetizers: arepas, guacamole, mushroom truffle flatbread, mac and cheeses), main: pernil, salmon, chicken, veggie paella and all the desserts are great. All their food though is almost always on point with tastes and presentation. The managers, staff and servers are friendly, professional, attentive and warm. The scenic view is always a bonus. It has become a favorite spot and everyone should try it at least once."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "A great place to take friends or relatives for the first time coming to New York City food is good and ambience fantastic. Goes its worth it..."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was my first time at B on the W and I was totally impressed. Chef Kelvin created amazing dishes with great flavors! The areas were fabulous. Don't miss the Sangria and the cilantro mashed potatoes. We had eight dishes and all were winners. Million dollar view. We'll be back for sure! Great dinner!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food and service was great!!!! Great bar scene, great for groups and romantic nights out!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I cannot stress how great the service was. We wiped down those plates, not a crumb was spared, the food was delicious, the drinks were on point, the ambiance set a great mood, the vibes were of joy. Priscilla was very attentive and sweet. Chef Kelvin came by our table twice making sure we were a happy bunch and happy does not describe the level of content in which we left BOTW. We promised to go back when the weather was a bit warmer."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Me reviewing about this AMAZING restaurant does nothing. Me explaining the amazing food to you does nothing. YOU HAVE TO TRY IT. The ambience is everything. The food is more. JUST GO TRY IT."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Absolutely great food and service. Will definitely be returning. Romantic setting and gorgeous view at night."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food was great. Nice ambience and the service was good. Great view!! Overall an outstanding experience... Will def come back!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food? Wow!! I had the chorizo mac and cheese, the stuffed burger and the chocolate cake. Everything was delicious! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It was our first time at Blend on the Water...."Couples Date Night" I was a bit hestitant after reading some of the previous reviews however they couldn't be more wrong...Blen was fantastic...the service was impeccable...and food was simply DELICIOUS.....chef Kelvin out did himself.....We had one of each for the appetizer menu it was simply delicious. The entree was delicious as well from the Pernil to the Salmon simply delicious....and we couldn't resist order the dessert platter.....again delicious....I will definetely dine there again!!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I traveled from PA just to go to blend on the water and the food was amazing. I would definitly recommend this restaurant and will definitly be going back!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This was my first time at Blend On The Water, and I must say my experience there was absolutely amazing. From the moment I checked into the restaurant to the moment I left everything was excellent. Thank you Chef Kelvin for the delicious food. I will be coming back as soon as it gets warmer. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "What an amazing meal & overall experience!! The food was delicious & you can't beat the view. Our 16 yr old God daughter felt like rockstar the whole time she was there!! Thank you!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This place is great! The food was amazing and the service was on point. They even have a coat check at reception so you can sit comfortably. The servers are very attentive and even the owners are sometimes present to ensure you enjoy your visit. The menu is so cool since it has a great selection of Latin dishes that are truly Latin since the chef is Latino himself (who by the way comes out to greet the patrons occasionally). Overall a great meal and a great experience. I would definitely come back and even bring a group for a dinner party/birthday."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "went to dinner with husband love the atmosphere loved the food the passion fruit mojitos are to die for food portions where very much on the small size kind felt we wanted to order 2nd round of entres but the place was really nice"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This was my second time going to Blend on the Water and it was an amazing experience. It was consistent with the first time. The restaurant is aesthetically pleasing but the food is simply out of this world. Chef Kelvin puts out deliciousness with every plate."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This new location for Blend is gorgeous...the views of the east side midtown manhattan are breathtaking and I can't wait till spring when they also move outdoors...food is excellent...drinks a little too weak...and prices are so reasonable you might want to order the whole menu if you are used to Manhattan prices...cheap public garage parking a block away...everything you could want...just not walking distance...sorry! And the Manager, Henri is attentive and charming! We had a great evening!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The view and ambience was good but the one thing I ordered was not eatable ."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I was having a romantic getaway weekend with my boyfriend and chose this place for dinner on a Saturday night. Our reservation was a mess. We were sat at three different tables. The third time was our request because we had originally asked to be sat somewhere more intimate and private but instead we're surrounded by rowdy groups. The crowd and lack of service was enough to want to send us running. We asked another server for our check. A supervisor came over with our check and deeply apologized for our poor experience and gave us a round of drinks on him. Our server came over after to apologize. She recommended coming during weekdays since weekends are so hectic. The food was good and ambiance was to die for so I'll give it another try."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have to be honest. At first I wasn't sure if this place was going to be right for me and my lady. So I took a chance. Once we were there I must say I was surprised with everything. The scenery and the location it's awesome. First, reserved a table, got there on time and the table was already set up for us. Second, out waitress very knowledgable and polite. Third, the food and drinks, appetizer I must say try the tuna it's awesome, the drinks very well blend, the food great taste. Lastly the chef was what got my attention. He came out and greeted people while they were eating. Overall the place gets a 100% from me. I do recommend it to everyone"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Amazing view and food was excellent. We love Latin American cuisine and out expectations were exceeded. Service top notch. Best flan I've ever had in my life-- try it!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food was amazing . The service lacks organization becuase it took 20 minutes to get our drink orders but our waitress was so friendly! The sangria wasn't as good as the other blend it tasted like fruit punch. but everything was great overall menus light up beautiful view great food I would come again"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Blend on the water is a big step up in terms or ambiance and decor . Chef kelvin needs to train his servers better to fit this prime location. The service is absolutely atrocious. His Latin fusion creations make you want to return despite the nightmarish service. The server we had was poorly trained and lacked etiquette . It's time to graduate the service to match this beautiful space."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Purely AMAZING. Every sinle aspect. The food the decor the scene and ambiance the aura. Totally in love with this place. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 2/13/2014