Blend on the Water
Blend on the Water

Blend on the Water

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blendonthewater.com/
  • Phone: (718) 606-9851
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Blend on the Water reviews from OpenTable diners
231 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (192)special occasion (157)romantic (148)hot spot (123)good for groups (116)vibrant bar scene (87)great for outdoor dining (79)neighborhood gem (78)fit for foodies (67)late-night find (63)great for brunch (48)great for lunch (37)kid-friendly (16)notable wine list (12)Show More
  • Great service, food, ambience
    Nadia
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Came for brunch with friends and will def be coming back - our experience was nothing short of fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The valet was prompt,hostesses were attentive and the waitress was amazing. The service in this place was spectacular and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll definitely keep coming back
    SuchaTastyKick
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    I enjoyed it in all aspects that one can enjoy a Restuarant. Amabiance food customer service drinks time Carlos is managing blend on the water to perfection.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Music too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Sunday brunch - music too loud for anything but dancing.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Brunch on Sunday
    FoodAdore
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My friend and I went on a Sunday at 11am for brunch. There weren't a lot of people which was surprising to us. It started to pick up around noon. I'm not complaining since the service was amazing and the brunch menu was beyond this world. They combined american classics with Latin influence. Their coffee was lacking which was surprising considering it was a Latin restaurant but they stressed their happy hour which I'm assuming not many people ask for coffee. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to meet up with friends for brunch and catch up. I'm planning on going back for dinner to see the view. Be warned, parking in the area is horrible!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    rossib
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had a terrible experience our waitress never gave us her name and it took her an hour just to show her face at our table. When we finally got our food it was even hit it was warm. I will not be returning there for any reason.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Awesome place and excellent food!!!! Kid friendly but the restaurant needs a better kids food selection
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great place. Nice area, good view. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fatima
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    My experience here was amazing. I went there with my boyfriend for his birthday during "Blunch." I were greeted by a friendly face at the door, she sat us down and introduce us to our waiter Mani who was very nice, polite and friendly. The food was good and the caipirinha was too weak for my taste but not complaining it was only 5 bucks. We were too stuffed after the meal for dessert but definitely I will next time I go back. If you are looking for a scenic view, great good and friendly wait staff this place is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My bday at blend
    Scorpioness
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    This was my third time at Blend on the water. This was the first time that I had to wait to be seated. Once seated there was another 10-15 minute wait for someone to acknowledge us sitting there to give is menus. Other than these "issues" I've always found the food to be amazing and the mojito a to be great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The food was delicious but the service was really slow. Maybe they were short on staff this night so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Success
    QnsFoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I made reservations to help my friend celebrated his daughter's 15th birthday. They were very attentive from start to finish! They had a great time and enjoyed the great food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Loved the food and the staff was amazing. They were very accommodating and always made sure that we were having a good time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never lets me down...
    Benavides
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had an amazing night celebrating my fiancés birthday, made a reservation a few weeks in advance and asked for a table with a view and I got just that. Food was delicious as usual. I love this place ❤️ I definitely recommend it and I for sure will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above and Beyond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Blend on the water is such a beautiful restaurant with the view of manhattan. From the service to the food it was "TOP NOTCH." We were celebrating something special which they acknowledge and congratulated. We had an amazing dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fizz
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The view was amazing. The food was delicious. The service was impeccable and that just made my night unforgettable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Looking forward for my next visit
    love2eat
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Friendly staff ! Great drinks & a beautiful place for any occasion
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday occasion
    Blessedcutieq
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    2nd time at Blend, however first time for my man and he loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Million dollar hit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I experienced blend 3 yrs ago from the orginal location an it wasn't great at all. So for my wife an I anniversary figured I'd give it another shot. Wife loved it an it was a home run for me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CLova1020
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Service was slow, and my waitress was super busy so I barely saw her. But they made up for it by giving us a flan and a drink on the house. Food was great as usual! And the managers were very involved with the customers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Delicious food. Very accommodating. Amazing views and fun for a group or a date. My only small issue was that we were looking for our waitress a few times during the night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view of Manhattan
    Snuggles
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had a birthday on a Wednesday night. There were probably about 7 other tables who were celebrating their bdays. $15 sangrias pitchers were a hit in our grp. But it was a little too dark and loud for a group of people to be having a conversation while eating.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    It was such an amazing experience i really enjoyed myself. And the food was excellent. I recommend it to EVERYONE!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a disappointment...
    kittykat76
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    i was looking forward to trying blend on the water & came here for my birthday. the ladies at reception were friendly upon our arrival- that's where friendly service ends. we decided to sit at the bar for a cocktail before our meal while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. there were only 2 other patrons seated at the bar & it took the bartender about 10 minutes to acknowledge us & offer a drink menu. she poured our drinks & never came back to check on us until it was time to close out the tab. our table server was not welcoming at all, food took a long time, some orders were wrong, specialty drinks were blah, food quality was bad, but the view is nice. too bad.. it's a pretty place but service needs to improve along with food.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LATIN FUSION ALRIGHT!!
    Alimar
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Blend caught my eye on Instagram w their pictures and now that I finally tasted the food I was blown away! Yummy latin food :) great service !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    LisaMarie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I could only say nice wonderful things about Blend on the Water. Food was excellent. The service was impeccable! They couldn't do enough for you. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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