Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
168 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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American Restaurant serving seasonal small plates & artfully crafted cocktails. We partner w/local farms & suppliers because it matters & it tastes better.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm to 10:00pm Friday- Saturday: 5:30pm to 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm Monday: Closed
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Phone number
(516) 654-9200
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Parking details
Valet and Street Parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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Sun 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 9:00PM

What 168 People Are Saying
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Pittsburgh
29 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Love the small plates, especially the tomato peach salad with delicate fennel fronds and the diver scallops. Excellent sauces. And the donuts were delicious--they tasted like zeppoli!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent, but did not care for the corn creme brûlée. Great overall dining experience. Will definitely go back to try other items on the menu.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The two of us split 5 small dishes and each one was perfect. We had the meatballs (outstanding) and the arancini which were incredible. We also had a tomato peach salad which was like summer in a bowl as well as a corn ravioli and perfectly cooked bass. I can’t say enough about the food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat. Tables close together with little privacy. Pricing in line.

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DS
Miami
15 reviews
4.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The good news. Extremely creative creasing artfully presented. Special kudos to the arancina balls, heirloom tomato and burrato salad and brisket and short rib burgers. The bad news: parking impossible, lighting minimal (I mean VERY dark) and very uncomfortable chairs and banquettes. The creative cocktails are described well but did not excite me enough to order one, but a simple vodka Gibson order arrived as a gimlet because “we were out of onions”. And they did not have decent martini glasses. And a slender pour of average wine for $14 in that environment is outrageous. The creative chef deserves better surroundings.

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M
New York Area
16 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fresh and delicious
The server was extremely knowledgeable
We had small plates and each one was awesome

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t
New York Area
25 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exactly what I was hoping for having read so many reviews and recommendations..from the kind welcome upon arrival ,Frank, the passionate recommendations of the server, Eddie, and the 4 plates we shared, thank you chef, were phenomenal! Such a neat treat for a mid week celebration!

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s
New York Area
15 reviews
2.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

2nd visit to this establishment in 6 months.
My 1st visit the internet went down and they could not process my credit card. They asked me to wait and after 25 minutes of sitting and waiting I told them to comp my meal or write my card number down and charge it later. They finally agreed. Honestly they should have bought a drink or appetizer for making us wait.

Last visit we (6 people) were 20 minutes late for our reservation, totally our fault. We should have called. We sat at the bar and ordered some drinks and appetizers while we waited for a table. They continued to seat people, after about 30 minutes staff approached us and asked if we still were waiting for a table, which we relied yes. Seems they forgot about us and continued to seat people. Again things happen, but they let us pay for what we ordered and go to another restaurant with a sour taste in our mouth. Poor customer service. Instead of buying a round and letting us know they were sorry, they let 6 adults walk out to never return! Oh well Snaps took great care of us.

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a
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I had a great dinner here. We were pleasantly surprised. This place is a hidden gem in Wantagh. We cant wait to came back!

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EL
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall good, but pricey for size of plates. Menu on line does not reflect actual menu in restaurant. Many deletions or changes.

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JR
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal with great drinks! The ricotta gnocchi was amazing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for anniversary. Had an amazing experience. Food and service were exceptional. Can’t wait to go back.

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DI
New York Area
37 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time but will go back! Was looking for something new and stumbled open this through Open Table. Good reviews prompted us to try, and glad we did. Small bite plates were EXCELLENT, and made-on-premises dessert topped it.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was top notch and the prices were reasonable. They have an excellent drink menu, I would highly recommend either an Old Fashion or Sazerac. An excellent experience overall, will definitely be back. We would have never found this restaurant had it not been featured in Newsday.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious & quaint! Enjoyed the porterhouse for 2 but was a little too full from so many small plates to start...but everything was yummy!!

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TD
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is absolutely fantastic! So rare to find a place in Long Island that has a city-like atmosphere and exceptional food!

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ES
Washington DC
15 reviews
5.0Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal as always at Blackbird! cant say enough about it Food & service are amazing!
Highly recommend! The wings are a must have for sure!

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MS
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an incredible meal experience here. This is by far my favorite local spot for impeccable food and creative drinks. Can’t wait to go back.

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B
New York Area
67 reviews
4.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Small plates. Order more than they suggest but food is outstanding!

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JB
1 review
5.0Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun restaurant. Perfect for couples, date night or dining with a friend who enjoys sharing their food. The mussels were amazing, as were the lobster roll, and meatballs. We also ordered asparagus and shared all the plates. The husband and I agreed it was the best lobster roll we ever ate outside of Boston. Very fresh ingredients, all local, clean. Just wonderful. We hope to return.

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VC
New York Area
14 reviews
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and cocktails will definitely go again

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty Food with really good cocktails!!! Friendly Staff. Overall great experience!!

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J
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time going and it is hands down the most delicious food and drinks on long island. All farm to table fresh and unique dishes as well as perfectly crafted cocktails. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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LS
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. Everything was so delicious especially the Mussels and the Corn Pasta! Can't wait to go back.

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MB
New York Area
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is FABULOUS! The service is awesome - our server Eddie was so versed on every detail of our drinks - food- super knowledgeable with a touch of panache- the drinks were out of this world - delicious! Fresh thin
Slices of fruit & cucumber.. berries .. never had s drink so fine .. and the food - so this is by far the
most delicious flavorful food ever - seriously unreal - tasted a variety from their menu - appetizers — so fresh! Did I mention fresh and homemade - hummus with homemade warm pita - mussels oh yes with home made bread for dipping in flavorful juice .. arancini balls with white truffle oil - to die for - The gnocchi with peas was delish! The peas were so fresh - I know I keep saying fresh but just imagine the dense flavor in freshness - I
Could not believe the taste of the baby peas. Home made gnocchi- ravioli with corn & chorizo- yum and going back for more ASAP the LOBSTER ROLL - people - don’t wait it’s awesome (side of the thinnest homemade waffle potatoes chips) bam - I am dreaming of going back .. congratulations - this place totally off the charts in bonus points for it all .. love love love BLACKBIRD 💕 thank you to the LI Herald Seaford edition Editor James Mattone for the excellent Recommendation...

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. Wait staff was great.

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MN
New York Area
12 reviews
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Today was our first dining experience at Blackbird and I cannot say enough! Our dining experience at Blackbird was above and beyond in every way! The watermelon feta salad was on point. The fresh caught fluke was sensational! We will definitely be back. This place is truly a hidden gem.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Be prepared to sit a bit close to other parties which can get loud but it was a great experience.

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OT
Las Vegas
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant. The staff goes above and beyond the call, not to mention the food is great, and locally sourced.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food. Good service. Attentive staff. Nice crowd.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. The bartender gave us a variety of drinks to meet our individual tastes.

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a fabulous meal, every single bite delicious! Drinks are fantastic!

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j
Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great! Will be back soon for sure.

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t
New York Area
3 reviews
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We typically sit at the bar and the Bartender was a bit of a ...... food was great which is why I would go back. Bartender needs a better personality. Hostess was so sweet.

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ES
Washington DC
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. The wings are a must have!!

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J
New York Area
32 reviews
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A new local favorite! Great small plates & drinks. One of the best mussels dishes ever. All the staff have Obvious pride in what comes out of the kitchen as well as the bar.

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L
New York Area
16 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful surprise in Wantagh! So glad we gave it a try...John the mixologist aka bartender made the experience top notch . We will definitely go back

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not our first visit but we are impressed every single time!! The lobster roll was the best I’ve ever had!

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy to have found this gem. Small plates enough to share, good wines. Best octopus around, delicious mussels and pork meatballs. Homemade ravioli was outstanding, fluffy pillows of ricotta , and burrata plate , perfect. Nice bar, right off parkway . Will definitely be back.

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