Blend Astoria

4.4
231 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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It was Easter Sunday so I’m guessing that was the reason it was very busy. I wouldn’t no for sure coz it was our second visit but it definitely was energetic the first time too. Everything was good except our server she wasn’t attentive at all. We had to wait for our drinks for too long. The table next to us who ordered way after us got their drinks before us. I wouldn’t mind if she was busy but she was literally hanging out on this one table, we were waiting to order drinks but she wouldn’t even look. Then finally she comes and takes the order and it takes over 15mins for her to get a Bellini coz she’s busy hanging out with that same table again. We literally waited for 10mins just for her to finish her conversation with that table until we could pay. I understand it’s a casual place but if you’re working for the tips you have to at least give the guests some attention. We literally had to wait over 15mins for everything we needed. We could see the server hanging out with this table giving a damn about anything and I hated the service. The last girl who served us was way more attentive and good at giving service.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing!

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IS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great place but not recommended for first date. Extremely loud. Waiters are a lil unorganized but very friendly.

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AE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Initially the experience was great and the waitress was friendly along with the hostess. We were there on time party of 9 and sat immediately. Are drinks were orders we noticed we saw less of our waitress. Food took about an hour to come out as well as a desserts and drink at the end of the night. We were there for over 3 hours and saw others parties around us come and go. Half the table was vegetarian so with limited options we didn’t understand why everything would take so long. Also the noise level was very loud. I had to text the people on the other end to communicate with them.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

One hour wait even with a reservation.
One of my friends complained the fish was cold. Upstairs seating there was rice on the seats and in between the crust of the seats. The waitress would pound the glasses on the table when bringing our drinks. ( she mentioned “its a hectic night today”) before we left and apologized for waiting for the food for so long, i mean isnt every weekend night crazy though? The water literally had stuff floating in it that the lady who brought us our water saw it and replaced all of our waters, she was nice and patient and did not bang out glasses down. I should have gotten her name but I forgot, i think she didnt speak too much english and that is okay because i would have rather had her as my waitress anyday.

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J
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing customer service! Haven’t been to a restaurant where the team is on board with every. Very pleasant.

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SH
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place for a girls night out. Nice noise level. Place just lets you sit.

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TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about! Blend. The food was delicious , there was a live band playing ..

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Amazing food always. Waitress wasn’t very attentive. Took her 45 minutes to ask if we wanted to have another drink

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Drinks are really good

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CV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This might me the worst dinner experience ever, Ive made reservations for 830p and from the beginning they were adamant for the whole party to be there so we could be seated . My whole party was there on time and we still waited 1hr to be seated and were encountered with many bad attitudes from the very young stuff running the place .. really wanted to love the restaurant but it was a disaster!

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KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a nice experience, good vibe and awesome food but my friend choked on a chicken bone. Complete accident but it still happened.

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JV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

I came here around 5pm on a Sunday for late lunch with my family (4 of us 3-adults 1- toddler) for the most part the ambience is good. If you sit on the 2nd flr like us you barely see the server. Food was good and priced well sides werent too good such as Fries and Sweet potato fries.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was tepid. Did not feel welcomed. Food took a while to be prepared bear in mind that it was an 11:00 AM brunch and restaurant was not crowded.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

The one complaint I have is the fact that you make a reservation and if you aren’t on time they give up your reservation . I got a lot to blend in the water and ever time I go I am on time and yet I have to wait over 30 mins to be seated always . What’s the point of the reservation . Rules are rules for both the costumer and the restaurant. Other than that I love this place . Food and service are amazing just the wait time .

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place!! There is a hostess girl/ well she wasn’t the hostes but she greated us. She was sooooo nice! So friendly

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AA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good ambient, great food ! . Amazing and tasty drinks

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here twice. Each time the food and service was great. The selection of delicious appetizers is amazing.

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EG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely location, food and staff. I know it was afternoon Sunday in the midst of brunch time but for my father's birthday it was a little too loud. We couldn't even hear eachother speak. The music was great just a little loud.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience and food, please fix the cushions , very uncomfortable

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CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service is too slow!
The bartenders were very pleasant shout to Jonathan and the young lady who made the cocktail with rosemary ! Wonderful
The hostesses were helpful
As a small venue limitation should be put in place when there a crowd build up !otherwise every good

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MA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything except the music was on point. It made it very hard to converse because I couldn’t hear the person I was with and I practically had to scream.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Super attentive wait staff. Music is a little loud but there was a live band so that was expected.

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KR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Keep up all the good and hard work you’re doing. My family loved everything about this experience. Thank you!!

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YG
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most definitely loved every bit of it service, food, noise level, dj, cocktail price!!

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RA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 7 shared 5 apps and a main dish each. The food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Live music. $20 sangria pitchers all night (a regular Wednesday special). Really cool vibe. Looking forward to coming back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I love that they had a DJ and the music was superb. We ordered appetizers and it was brought to us in a timely manner, but two second later they deliver the entree. They did allow us enjoy our appetizers. Drinks were good, but the food was cold.

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MV
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a party of 4. Our waitress was great. Short wait for appetizers and the course meals. Food taste great and definitely fresh! Our drinks were also good. We had a great time.

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NM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband took me here for my birthday dinner and we really enjoyed the experience. The staff was friendly and attentive. Our meals were prepared perfectly. We’re definitely planning to return.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, live band was perfect compliment to a wonderful evening. Food was good enough, nothing exceptional. I’d go back and recommend!

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CB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great and so was the ambience of the place. The only thing I have to say was a bit on the down side was the service. We ordered appetizers and we had to ask for plates which usually get served with the appetizer but nothing. Our server barely came to see if we needed anything. Had to flag one down just to get drinks. Other than that it was good. The drinks though are really really good as well as the food. I had churrasco. Amazing!!!

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s
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would most definitely recommend Blend Astoria to a friend because first of the vibe is perfect! The service was so good, the food was delicious and the drinks were just on point especially if you can make it for the happy hours. Our server was such a sweetheart and made us feel so welcomed, comfortable and took care of all our requests. Its one of my favorite places for dinner if I'm craving delicious Spanish food and drinks.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and customer service! Would definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It’s was really nice kind of pricey but nice

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IL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

In total I spent $200 on a meal for two that I would not spend on a regular visit to Blend Astoria. It was overpriced for a limited menu and no dessert. Chocolate covered strawberries was a nice touch but not worth a flan or tres leche. Drinks were also not included and overpriced just because it was valentines days should not have inflated prices as high as they did plus a 20% obligatory tip for a service for two. Totally unreasonable and I will not be repeating this experience again. No band music either so I’m not so sure other than the balloons what was so special about this night that charges double the amount you’d normally spend there. Will not be recommending this to anyone either. Thanks.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grest experience, from service to food. Awesome drinks.

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TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Place is real nice but started off a bit rough..seating Very uncomfortable. Felt like i was fighting not to slide off the chair and elbow up against the wall. Drinks were good. Maduro app and empanadas were tasty. Medium skirt steak came out very well done, wifes was ok. Waitress started off very attentive disappeared. flagged the other waitress and she kindly returned the steak. new steak arrived medium, was a little tough but it was ok. still no waitress and no manager, etc. to apologize for the mistake.
Completely understand an overcooked steak, it happens, But would have appreciated a "sorry about that" and it was Not busy, around 5pm dinner. Then I get home, about 11pm get a bad stomach ache, dizzy and feel like I'm gonna blackout and hurl. Get past that and end up on the throne all night, next day wiped out and stomach cramps for 2 days after Didnt have much else to eat all day or day before and felt fine until the meal so it appears it was something I ate there. Much better options around, definitely not worth the $.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

It was our first time there and the experience wasn’t good we got there like at 3:45 Order by 4 we got the food at 5:45 the Waitress just went once to say sorry the food will come out soon and on top of that we were Freezing it was cold in there..and food wise I ordered “Pollo a la brasa”I was in the mood for that and it wasn’t that good I think it needed more Sazon and they forgot my Daughters Sweet Plantin for here order... we had to ask for them.. it was a mess 🤦🏻‍♂️ And you don’t get a lot for ur money plates are small...

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