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Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails, Wantagh, NY

Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails

4.8
4.8
1087 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Blackbird Kitchen and Cocktails brings to Long Island the passion and heart of brother-in-law duo determined to bring a taste of the finest cuisine to the South Shore. Seasonally inspired small plates that support local farms and ingredients are complemented by a meticulous cocktail, beer and wine menu. Fresh seafood, premium meats, handpicked produce and homemade pastas are the essence of a menu thats always evolving. Easy elegance meets cozy intimacy in the handcrafted interior that makes every experience memorable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (516) 654-9200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chris Perrotta
  • Neighborhood
    Wantagh
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Tasting Menu

    $95.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A thoughtfully curated 7-9 course tasting menu that takes our guests through seasonal highlights and house favorites. With our ever changing menu, the tasting is a fun opportunity to see what's new any time a guest comes to dine with us. Menu is subject to change, and requires full table participation.
    Chef's Tasting Menu Photo

What 1,087 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York State

    American

  • Nassau

    Innovative

  • Nassau

    American

1,087 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is quality over quantity. Go try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delish… we did small plates next time we will do tasting menu! The hummus was fresh and the lemon in it was delicious!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, amazingly delicious food. A little noisy but not unbearable. If you don’t mind paying for great food and excellent service, this is the place for you.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite place on Long Island! Can't recommend it enough. Delicious food and drinks, attentive servers, relaxed atmosphere.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around but the new crab cake item on the menu… WOW.

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  6. RobinT

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    First, the place is extremely dark…very low lighting, flash light needed to read menu. Waitress had an attitude from bring us bread (never happened after we asked) to debating the quality of our cocktails (weak) instead of just replacing it. She pushed the tasting at $95 per person and then sort of admonished us for not choosing it. She then directed us to the most expensive entree on menu, the steak. Three of us order it and it was just meh. The pasta dish was so salty my husband had to scrape the topping off to eat. Totally disappointing.

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  7. Pequa11758

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always unbelievable here! Can't go wrong with any choice.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place never disappoints!! The food is amazing the service is impeccable and the drinks are to die for. Highly recommend!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to blackbird so many times but tonight was the first time we did the tasting menu and it was absolutely incredible!! Such a fun experience! Everything was delicious and our server Brianna was sensational as always! 10/10 cannot wait to come back

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  10. LaurieM

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, drinks, room, vibe! Our server Allie was fantastic! The short rib Genovese was amazing, very authentic!! Tasted like my Italian grandma made it. My new favorite restaurant and can’t wait to go back!!

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  11. ToniSue

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WE LOVE BLACKBIRD!!! From the food, cocktails and amazing staff, Blackbird consistently delivers a fantastic dining experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall good just a little loud and very tight space.

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  13. Smw96

    New York City

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. Parking is always a challenge though

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  14. Allie

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as usual! Love the cacio e pepe - tastes fresh every time.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly the food is the best on the island. My favorite restaurant hands down.

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  16. Closed

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t go wrong with this restaurant. My wife and I have been going almost every week since the restaurant has opened. The quality and presentation of the food is amazing. If you are a foodie you will love this place!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service, food & cocktails are top notch. Dining in close quarters may bother some people. Everything we ate was a signature item, nothing run of the mill

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always incredible! Our go to spot. Never lets us down!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great dining experience at Blackbird. Best food quality of small plate restaurants on L.I. Each season the switch up the menu. The seafood offerings have been increasing and they added some new wines to the menu.

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  20. PhyllisL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. My third time here and love it. Service was excellent as well

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  21. KristinC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and service was about the best I’ve experienced in a long time. Restaurant was quiet, but it was a rainy Tuesday night. Could be a lot busier on the weekend, but busy or quiet, we’ll be going back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu that highlights seasonal foods Tasty Inventive cocktails Will be back 100%

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  23. BonnieG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my daughter's 40th birthday here and it was a wonderful experience, great food and service and the bartender even made me a special drink! We will be back!!

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  24. MargheritaL

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, especially the pasta dishes. They were very fresh and tasty. Looking forward to going back to try the chef’s tasting menu.

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  25. LisaK

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The dinner we had was very good, but the menu has limited choices and they were unwilling to make any changes to the dishes. Pretty annoying as the waitress was not exactly nice about it when we asked if we could have something removed from the dish that we ordered.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great.. however it’s a very small space, felt like I was dining with the couple next to us since there’s not enough separation between the tables. Too small

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  27. DanP

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem, The food, cocktails and service are outstanding. Food and cocktail menus are unique. Chef Chris Perrotta is a star in the making and his staff is incredible. One of the best restaurants I have been to.

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  28. JoeySauce

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    30 minute wait with a reservation. Hostess sai 1 person ahead and we watched 3 tables be seated before us. Overall it was a lack luster expereince and the food was average at best

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  29. KatieV

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant on Long Island. The staff is professional, kind, and friendly, and the food and cocktails are thoughtfully curated. Always unique and delicious!!

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  30. MichelleS

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall we enjoyed this restaurant the food was phenomenal it was so refreshing to have such a wonderful menu. The toasted carrot appetizer was so delicious I’m still thinking about them. The Gruyère bites melt in your mouth. The short rib with pasta also so good. Service was very good. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. The only thing I did not like is the seating is very close together and if you come a little early, they tell you you can have a drink at the bar but the bar is set up for people to so it was uncomfortable just standing there they need to make an area where you can just hang at the bar and not feel like you’re invading on the diners.

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  31. AllisonM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is phenomenal and the staff is fantastic! The wine list is awesome and carefully curated. I didn’t get to do the chef tasting this time around but anything you get on the menu is amazing. The bread pudding for dessert is a must have.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks are amazing. There are only a few restaurants on Long Island that serve this level of quality food. I go to this place a couple of times a month.

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  33. CynthiaP

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Some new menu items, everything was delicious!

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  34. ClaireR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food tastings were delicious and appropriately portioned. Service was excellent with the server explaining each course! I thought it was quite expensive especially as they added a $20 surcharge if you chose steak as your last course, option was either chicken or steak. Drinks were expensive. I would go again, but probably not choose the tasting menu.

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  35. DanielM

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great experience as always. The food, drinks and service is top notch

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food tasted very fresh and Service was very attentive

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  37. Gary

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious, as always. Salads, mussels, pork chop like no other…great place.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu was out of this world . So fun! Will go back for it.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful & delicious plates. excellent & attentive service and quality cocktails

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  40. KennyL

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blackbird Kitchen and Cocktails is an awesome place for excellent food and drinks. Staff is very polite, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. Bourbon drinks are the specials as well as their cocktails. There are also craft beer and wine options. Most plates are shareable. Everything on the menu is delicious. Reservations are highly recommended. Also know that Uncle Frank's in Wantagh on Railroad Ave and Rustic Root in Woodbury are under the same management. Each Restaurant is excellent and offers their own specialties on food and drink.

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FAQs

Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (516) 654-9200.

Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.8 stars by 1087 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails

3026 Merrick Rd, Wantagh, NY 11793

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Wantagh
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chris Perrotta
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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