Blend Astoria

4.5
156 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
Newest outpost of The Blend Group. Providing a selection of what made both Blend and Blend on the Water NYC's most popular Latin restaurants along with some new twists on Latin cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, South American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(718) 606-6383
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Parking details
There is a Municipal Parking lot on 30th Avenue and 38th Street. There is also Street Parking.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 156 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was great!! We went for early brunch.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Blend Astoria on Sunday for a Birthday dinner with my Grandson and his Girlfriend. Had a Fabulous meal. We ordered the Salmon,
Churrasco, and the Crispy Chichen, and the Arepa Appetizers. Everything was Perfectly cooked. Delicious!
Awesome Customer Service! The Weekend Menu is a little more upscale and the prices are higher but the Food is Exquisite!

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G
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved going to blend. It was my first time and my friend suggested it to me for my birthday and a group of 5 of us went for dinner and the food was delicious, the restaurant looks amazing. The flower wall by the bathrooms was a plus for pictures.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Appetizers were amazing!! Entre was delicious! And the staff was friendly. Manager was such a delight.

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HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 1

Especially on Saturday night restaurant dress code policy should be enforced for guests.

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D
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ladies night spot or date night! Service was great. Sophia was very patient with my party of 5 as some were new to the menu. Food didn't take long to come. Didn't feel rushed. Will definitely return. Bonus was the flower wall for pics on the way to the rest room. Check the food pics, thanks Blend!

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MA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blend was crowded as usual. Upbeat. I'm glad I had a reservation, if not would not be able to sit.

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RM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here and I was still just as impressed as the first time. Great food attentive staff and a beautiful atmosphere. Good times. Check in on Yelp for a free drink or dessert.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely atmosphere. great service. fabulous food. salmon crusted fillet was divine

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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

After making a reservation, I called to let them know I was running 15 minutes late due to traffic. The hostess said that wasn't a problem at all. When we arrived, it took them about a half hour to seat us. Then once seated although service was decent, our drinks we horrible, I'm assuming the bartender might be new because we asked to change our drinks they were so bad (we ordered a caipirinha& a margarita) & the replacements were equally horrible. The manager at the end of the night happened to ask how everything was at which time my friend mentioned how it was "just ok". She offered to comp our meal the NEXT time we came in (although she never took any of our information) or to get us a round of drinks on the house. We said thank you & would take the meal but since we have no plans on returning, we changed our minds & opted for the drinks. We flagged the manager down again & asked for the drinks. We changed our order yet again, hoping that the third times a charm & maybe asking for something simple would be better. My friend ordered an old fashion, I ordered a mojito (they seemed to be popular here). Once again, they were horrible. Although the food here was decent, don't try to come in without a reservation & even then you could very well wait...and drink before or after you leave because spending your money on drinks here would be a waste.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. From the appetizer to dessert, the service and the ambiance, and the value of the whole experience. Very good.

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J
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Churrasco steak is good. Outdoor seating is nice. Thanks.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been there twice and I loved the experience both times. The atmosphere is beautiful. The food is delicious. I have no complaints.

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f
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

nice place, good food, good atention
perfect .. .. -- Aaaaaaaaa

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our food was great, the ambient of the place was good but our sever was more busy on her cellphone than paying attention to us. We had to ask for our check multiple times and thank God one of the busboy came to clean the table and we ask him to please ask the server to bring it to us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mother in law’s birthday brunch was spectacular. Not only was the food great, we got to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful weather. She was blown away as was I.

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ML
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was average rice wasnt cooked at all steak was like a rubber after asking for it Medium Rare. Server was excellent manager was very nice and took care of the steak situation right away.

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JV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was amazing. Great lunch menu pricing! Attentive staff.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to blend a handful of times and I can only say good things about this place! Jasmin was great from start to end! I wanted to do to a bridesmaid/maid of honor proposal and the staff was great in assisting me.
Starting off with their drinks. Their pink lemonades are so good it is hard to say no more. Their rose Bellinis are great as well. Jasmin, our waitress provided great service and kept on checking up on us to make sure we had the pink lemonades on deck.
Their food is so good. We went for brunch and every time I have been here, I have tried something new and they have not disappoint. I have had the pasta aztec with chicken - great flavor with a nice spicy kick, chicken chilaquiles - a good size portion, great sauce and spicy and the huevos rancheros was great as well. Their side order of tostones was so good.
The music on Sundays is a live DJ playing and it's really a good mix of music. What a great place for brunch and have a good time especially is Jasmin is your waitress!

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CN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m so glad we decide to do brunch at Blend Astoria. The food, drinks and service was great. We will be back for dinner.

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C
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The empanadas were not good. The server tried to give us the wrong food. The chicken was not cooked properly and the ropa vieja portion was small. The regular frozen sangria was not available when I tried to order it. The waitress was not good and the servers were dropping utensils all over the place. It was complete chaos and I will never go back to this restaurant again.

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Everything about Blend Astoria was great, with one exception. I ordered the Pan Seared Tilapia Filet figuring it was safe being that I’m gluten free. It turned out that the fish was covered in a light flour coating without that description being provided on the menu. Apparently the waitress was unaware of this as well since I held a conversation with her about being gluten free. That was disappointing, the menu needs more specifics as far as all ingredients used to prepare the whole meal. Other than that, the music was great, the sangria was tasty and the outdoor seating was wonderful. I will be returning but will be more careful about ordering food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great my open table request of a
First time mom was recognized via open table great food and drinks!

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Came here on a Sunday evening. Although the food was good, the service was very slow. Drinks were horrible too.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service is horrible, can’t complain about the food. I do not recommend this place if you would like to impress someone.

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J
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good it would have been better by it was busy so food and drinks to longer than expected. Our server was nice very friendly. Atmosphere was great very lively.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alexa was great ! She was very attentive and friendly.

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EM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seating was just right, outdoors with no traffic noise, the drinks were refreshing (Mango Margaritas), Dinner a fusion of flavors just like we like it. Floridians will be back. XO

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MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've been a fan of this place since it opened, but this is the 3rd time that my tostones were greasy or extra small and crumbly. I'm Puerto Rican, so I know my tostones and Blend's used to be great, but something is slipping. Also, the music on Sunday night way insanely loud, we each had to shout at each other. Was more like a club than a restaurant.

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AC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

It was my birthday. Waited 20 minuets for my drink. My husband food came out 30 minuets before mine. We had to ask what happened... then it was give us 5 minuets. Clearly my food was never ordered. Then I ordered another drink... they bought the wrong one. My husband asked for some extra sauce for his food the waitress forgot about that. He actually stopped eating his food so we could eat together. The food was dry. The service was horrible. The drinks were good once they got them right

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Cool environment.

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JC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They were so busy that we had to keep trying to find service. They need more staff on a Thursday night.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Colombia World Cup game

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I love Monday’s for Happy Hour all day and the food is always tasteful.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Why is the menu not similar or identical to its roots on Vernon??

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was good

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DW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love Blend. This was my second time there and the waitress was amazing. She kept asking how’s everything, constantly checking on us so overall the service was amazing. I made reservations which made it so much easier because Friday nights are pretty busy.

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KO
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great and ambiance as well.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was very welcoming. Food was good. Portion size was great for lunch. Very clean. Music was a little too loud for lunch. Sometimes we couldn’t hear each other. If you use open table to check in make sure you get your points.

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