Blend on the Water
Blend on the Water

Blend on the Water

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blendonthewater.com/
  • Phone: 7186069851x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Thursday
    Blunch 11am to 3:30pm
    Dinner 5pm to 11pm

    Friday & Saturday
    Blunch 11am to 3:30pm
    Dinner 5pm to Midnight
  • 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, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, 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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Blend on the Water reviews from OpenTable diners
211 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (173)special occasion (140)romantic (135)hot spot (108)good for groups (104)great for outdoor dining (86)vibrant bar scene (76)neighborhood gem (63)late-night find (59)fit for foodies (54)great for brunch (37)great for lunch (35)kid-friendly (13)notable wine list (10)Show More
  • Simply Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The best food I've had in a very long time. It was my birthday and I couldn't have chosen a better restaurant. Usually I go out to dinner in groups and somebody complains about their food. Nobody even had time to talk the food was so amazing and savory!!! FINGER LICKIN' GOOD!!! I will definitely be returning VERY SOON.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blend on the Water
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Having eaten at the original Blend, and shopping for a perfect place to celebrate my birthday, I was delighted to see a sister restaurant, right on the East River, with a million dollar view of Manhattan! And it didn't disappoint; from fun happy hour cocktails, to delicious, creative Latin fusion dishes, to a desert sampler with fireworks - it was a delight! Add in a poised, professional, delightful staff, and you have the makings of an evening to remember! Everyone from my 20-something nephew and girlfriend, up to my mom had a great night out. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience Great...Food well...
    Twinkles
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I was looking for a restaurant that has an scenic view as well as great food. One out of two is not bad...Blend looks EXACTLY as it appears on their website. The restaurant itself it nice, but what I enjoyed most was the view...ABSOLUTELY beautiful. We were a group of 8, therefore, everything was shared. The Tostone "Nachos" were hard and "gummy" I guess it got that way in part from the items that were on top that saturated the Nachos then there was the Crispy Arepas. I ended up scrapping off the top and at just ate the Arepas. The main courses (Chicken & Salmon dishes were OK (served luke warm), nothing to write home about. On a positive note the waitress that was assigned to our table was GREAT!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    FabulousFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was a little skeptical about going but we had an amazing experience from the service , to ambience , to the food and drinks . I can not wait to come back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view and service BUT
    Vbangin11
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food is way too salty and the drinks were too too sweet. So disappointed :(
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Find
    Arled
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Spectacular view of NYC. Food good. Service fine. New neighborhood very upscale. Valet parking, Young crowd.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday with the family.
    Italmex4
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great time with the family, service and food was excellent, server was very friendly and helpful. The surprise card from Blend was awesome. Can't wait to come again and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Night
    Goodplace1
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    From the service to the food to the drinks everything was amazing !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place.
    Havok
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My brother told me about this place in a quick notice. Great place to take someone for an occasion or a group just to have fun. Very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this restaurant
    Felicialoves2dine
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great atmosphere! Perfect for a first date.. I enjoyed the food drinks and service I will be back soon. The view was amazing! Great new hot spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress took awhile to come but
    Jdfulmore
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Overall service was great food came on time drinks came on time it didn't take long to be seated only thing I wish birthday person get like a deal off of dessert or something but great place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spectacular food and view
    foodlvrVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Went for birthday celebration very pleasantly surprised. Great Spanish food, great happy hour. Had the frozen sangria and the coconut caipirinha both were excellent. The ambiancenter is really cool and modern. The menu is lit so u can easily read. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first impression!
    Gongy09
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Blend on the water was out of this world. Their customer service is outstanding (even the valet was friendly). The food and drinks were really good. The place was clean and beautiful. It was just awesome overall. I highly recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    raya
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    second time coming and love it !! will be back many more times !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blend on the Water
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The view, food, and service are excellent. However, this seems to be such a hot spot that the wait is extremely long. The restaurant is such a show with what seemed like almost every table celebrating a birthday. Be sure to make a reservation and all guests must be present to be seated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service and great view
    AussieInLIC
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The wait staff are exceptional. Breakfast menu is good and the food quality was excellent. My only suggestion is to add almond or soy milk to coffees - as many people can't drink full cream milk.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Atmosphere. Food SUCKED
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The restaurant decor is beautiful. Drinks are excellent. Food sucks with limited options and odd items. Such as PORK in mussels. Who orders seafood to get served with PORK ??
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anonimo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food, excellent service and nice ambience. Will come back again!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our anni
    Marriiee
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    From valet I knew we were going to have a good time. From the personalized anniversary card left ok our table, to the complimentary champagne honoring our union, I knew this restaurant really cared about who walks in. Thank you again fora great experience. I'll sure to be coming back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodlvr
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    3 separate male managers visited my table to see how the food and service was. They were very accommodating and friendly, however the young female greeters in the front desk weren't too welcoming. Good ambiance though.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing !
    John
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We had the best service! The staff was amazing. The view is romantic, perfect for any type of occasion. Definately coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • INCREIBLE
    Rosadel
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Must come spot in LIC! I've been here twice 4 friends / family B-day & I plan 2 come w my significant ofher !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome birthday dinner!
    MrsB
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    As first timers at Blend on the Water, we were impressed. The employees were cordial and welcoming. The service was on point and the food & drinks were amazing. I was there with my hubby to celebrate my bday and Blend on the Water acknowledge that. It was an amazing experience with a killer view and I recommend it 100 times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My dinning experience was phenomenal I would love to come back soon
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Princezzstylesssssss
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Went as a double date we enjoyed the food as well as the view. It was defiantly worth the wait
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breath taking Views
    Bite4Bite
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I went to Blend on the Water to celebrate my birthday along with my 3 girlfriends. The scenic view was amazing. We Arrived 10 mins prior to our reservation but were not seated right away. The hostess said she'd send a txt msg when our table was ready, in which she did 30 mins later. We were seated out doors, our waitress was not attentive to us, we were given a glass of water. But she took a long time to get back to our table to even begin with cocktails and appetizer orders. In the middle of taking our orders she left abruptly to tend to another waiter whom called her to the side. We thought it was rude. I'm not sure if was just a bad night or waitress but I'd go again to redeem the prior visit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Great Great Place!
    GoodVIBES
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good food, good service, city view, water view, Menu's that light up. Drinks are tasty and strong!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My birthday
    DeeDee
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I just celebrated my 26th birthday here, and I must say I was blown away. The food was amazing the services was great and the place is just absolutely beautiful. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    Fernzillionaire
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This place was far beyond my expectations. The food was amazing and I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • De Lish
    Shelleyre
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Loved loved but Lower the music please! Food delish -service great- great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Girlsnightout
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had absolutely the most amazing dinner. Everything was perfect. From the personalized birthday cards to the waitress
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We ordered the chorizo mac and cheese as well as the crispy arepitas and they we absolutely amazing!!! The drinks were okay, and my server was very attentive but not to family with the dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ix3food
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    No valet parking available which is extremely discouraging due to the headache that is finding a parking space in Long Island City. There is a parking deck 1-2 blocks away. It seems like a hectic place to just drop by. I recommend making reservations and arriving with plenty of time to look for parking. Do not be late or good look. Food was great! The churrasco was extremely tender and the pollo a la plancha was the best I have ever had. It was tender, juicy, and creamy. The white sangria was to die for! I will be coming back for more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    3 Seniors. We went early on Friday evening (5:30). Seyda was wonderfully accomodating and made up a special surprise birthday card for one of us. We loved the food. The waitress (Kayla) was very knowledgeable and she steered us perfectly towards some interesting food choices. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    Gatsby
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This was by far the best tasting food I've had in years. Great service started as soon as I walked in the door. The hospitality was impeccable, from the waitress to the servers and the managers. My waitress Kaylamarie was as sweet as can be and she made some great suggestions of which were right in the money. Kudos to her and the rest of the staff. From the appetizers all the way thru to dessert every course was savory and delectable. I look forward to becoming a regular patron at this wonderful establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful
    cece
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    everything was amazing. food was outstanding and fresh. service was quick, no wait. Prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Mpstar
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I came here with my husband and mother to celebrate a promotion. Alexis was wonderful! The food and drinks were out of this world! We will be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vanessa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had a fabulous time for brunch I have been at the other blend location and love it as well but blend on the water is breath taking and the food was amazing . Our waitress was most pleasant and delightful. Will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!!!!
    Jackie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went for my friend's birthday and she loved it.She's pregnant and so I made a special request for her to bring to our table a 3 leches cake at the end of the dinner,instead the manager brought her a virgin drink that she loved! That even surprised me!! The only thing was that we couldn't get to eat outdoors even though they had availability but I thing was because of 76°,who knows.Other than that everything was just great.Thanks Blend!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish night out
    NickVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Great location with a beautiful view of NYC! Food was good, great flavor and good portions. Personally I think the music was too loud for a Monday night dinner, but still enjoyed the dinning experience. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.