Blend on the Water

4.5
3184 reviews
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Latin / Spanish
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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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

I made a reservation for 9:15 and wasn’t seated until 25 minutes after.. they seated us in a small booth with no space to move. Other than that the food was great

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining there definitely will be going back drinks was great and the food was delicious

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

Highly disappointed. We were late to our reservation so we ended up waiting an additional hour for a table. No problem. Issue is after we were seated we ordered our apps and entree simultaneously. We received our apps in a timely fashion however our entrees were extremely delayed. We mentioned this to our waitress, she said there was a large party in the back. We waited an additional 15 minutes. No entree. We spoke to the manager and decided to leave. So no dinner on my Birthday!!!

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

I love this place I go whenever I can. My fiance and I try to go once every 2 weeks, because the food and service is impeccable. Definitely go here if you get the chance. This place has a fantastic staff and the food is amazing.

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G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Great place for seeing the city. The food is good and tasty. The service is lacking. Due to its location it is very popular for groups and parties. Seating can take a while as they clear tables. Then it took a long time to get drinks and orders placed. There was a long gap between the spitzer's and main course being delivered. The waitress did not check to take drink orders in the meantime. I do tend to like this restaurant but due to its popularity it is just to crowded. Noise level is excessive so dificult for large parties to hear each other.

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MR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

This place is usually better service wise I guess I went on a bad day ! Apart from that the food is excellent !

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EC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was so bad! Food just ok, nothing amazing. We waited 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated with a bunch of tables visibly open. Finally we sit and get our 1 app to split after another 30 min. Then we waited almost another 45 min to an hour for our entree brought out by the kitchen, not even our unattentive waitress. I already finished my drink at this point and the waitress never came back to check if I needed a refill on my drink or to see if the meal was ok. The next time she came back was to ask if we wanted dessert and I promptly asked for the check. We had dessert elsewhere. Would not return. Overrated.

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

I waited for more then 30 mins for a table service was great

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NV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We reserved a table for 3 for our daughter's 19th Birthday. The table was ready upon arrival and we had an amazing brunch. The service was excellent and the ambiance is absolutely beautiful.

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CF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The is great place to go for special and regular occasions. Service was great. Food was okay nothing extraordinary. Overall, recommend for drinks and food with friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girlfriend’s birthday. Spent a nice time in the birthday section. My choice of drink was a old fashioned (very good and strong). Appetizer was the arepas, taste just like my grandmas cooking. Entree was the crispy chicken, you gotta love the avocado and mango sauce. And the desert was the coconut flan. All have a 5 star rating in my book.

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CO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

They had awesome appetizers and drinks, but the pernil lacked seasoning and the black beans were bland. The churrosso steak was delicious but should offer other accompaniments. Drinks were delicious

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EM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to blend on the water for our 10 year anniversary and it was the best choice. Very romantic with the view of the city and the bonus was that when we reserved the table we did mention it was our anniversary but didn’t mention it after that, once we were dining, my fiancé and I were surprised with complentary champagne! We loved it! Thank you Blend on the water!

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DG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a Wed evening, the restaurant was packed. It makes sense after you try the food. I recommend the chicken skewers (just order 2), arepas and mac n cheese. For dinner, the salmon was top notch.

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RA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Yes but not on mother’s day or Father’s Day. The pre fixed menu isn’t that’s good.

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LP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for brunch on mother's day and unfortunately we weren't able to enjoy a main part of the overall experience, the view due to horrible weather. That being said the live music was a nice touch and the service was good. The only 2 complaints are the portions of food were entirely too small and I didn't like the automatic tip factor.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When I made the reservation, there was no notes restaurant will be offering preset menu. Preset menu was not worth the money. Menu was boring, food was blend and did not have many flavors. Water was not refilled. Very disappointing experience.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A prefix should include a desert option. Otherwise everything else was excellent

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! The staff were very polite and attentive. The vibe of the restaurant was perfect to be with family or with your loved on celebrating something special. I would definitely go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat but definitely on the expensive side for the food. But I think it's definitely more for the ambiance.

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W
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

This is my second time attending this restaurant as my first time was very memorable. We were seated about 5 mins after we came in as we had a reservation. We got our waters and waited for the waitress. We ordered drinks first and then our entrees. Our drinks were great but the food was bland and disappointing. I got the Chicken Lomo but it had no taste and looked like it was not cooked properly. The rice was hard and the chicken was cold. My husband got the steak sandwich but when he got it the cheese was cold. I would have thought it would've been melted and gooey but unfortunately it wasn't. We also got the chocolate cake desert with ice cream which was delicious. Unfortunately I would not be returning.

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KA
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the customer service. The waitress was very attentive. The only downside is that the food takes a long time to come out. But overall I love the ambiance and the view is amazing.

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

Service was subpar. We arrived at 11:15am for brunch. We weren't seated until 12pm even when we had reservations and they had a 15 min hold or drop on their reservation policy. The restaurant was empty. Maybe 2 family sized tables being tended to at the most. The rest of the customers were like us, seated to the side waiting...for what? The food was delicious. Arepas appetizer was yummy. Our waitress was preoccupied the with other tables understaffed maybe? She didn't get to our table until another 20 mins after being seated and we waited another 40 mins for our food...we didn't end brunch until 1:30pm. I love the location the food holds its own. But the service needs to be revisited.

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AP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish they played more music. You heard everyone talking for the most part. But, overall it was very nice and the food was great!

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff were friendly . The food was great . It was my first time being there and i would definitely go again

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KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The good is good! The portions are small but the flavor is there. The drinks are good too. I really like the mangu deviled eggs.
The gratuity was included but when I paid a portion of the bill with my card the waitress charged an extra gratuity. That’s not cool.

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CA
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my girls birthday. Food was great. Drinks were great. Awesome view. Will def be back.

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M
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was amazing. Food and drinks were great!! We were seated immediately. Served quickly and our waitress was fun and friendly.

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MS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was attentive, food was great!

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YP
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was bland and not what I expected from what I ordered. As soon as we finish eating the waitress asked if we wanted desert I said no, she bought the check when my husband was still having drinks. I felt we were rushed out of the restaurant and she didn’t deserve the $45 tip she got. The service she gave us was not worthy of the $45 tip she got. Nice restaurant, nice area, my plate was bland.

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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where to even start besides AMAZING, this is what first comes to mind when saying Blend on the water. I took my girlfriend here to celebrate her birthday and might I say it was an absolute pleasure and great choice (Happy Bday Boo). Our first waitress wasn't that friendly when we were first seated, a better seating option became available and we were seated rather quickly and that particular waitress was the exact opposite and very enjoying and welcoming. The ambiance is very very nice, its an low light environment and music friendly, just perfect. Their mojitos that night were Buy one Get one, and their Hennessy Mojito was the best hands down. Food was EXCELLENT, it was initially a little hard to find as my GPS put me off right at the park which was an added bonus because it is a very beautiful view and only had to walk about a block to get to the restaurant. The area itself is just invigorating and relaxing, perfect place to go to for any occasion. I was supposed to go to Capital Grill that night, this place was about $200 dollars cheaper and IMO a lot better than any experience I ever had at the capital grill by Roosevelt Field. The only thing about Blend I would change is giving the place just a tad bit more light, other than that a perfect evening. They even did their own Birthday Surprise cake for my girlfriend before I even got the chance to speak with the staff. My girlfriend recommended blend to her co-worker the very next day and they also loved Blend. Definitely a hidden gem and I WILL BE BACK.

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SD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

I absolutely love this restaurant, atmosphere, food, drinks just not the service from time to time I feel like they could be more friendly but otherwise it’s a beautiful place. Prices are great as well. Valet parking for $7 so it’s very much affordable

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ER
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great setting by the water. Amazing views and Sabrina, our waitress, was a delight. The food was great although I wish there was a bit more on the plate and more variety on the menu. Overall the experience was great and I would return.

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SL
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent staff excellent food excellent service five star restaurant

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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management and staff was point. Great place for any kind of event.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was great, as well as the food. I still had to wait for a table even though I had a reservation which was my only complaint. Other than the 15 minute wait, they made my boyfriend's birthday great!

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved spending my Anniversary there, they surprise you with a cute little dessert and it's honestly a very cute experience.. prefer the ambiance more at night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice decor & views, Good appetizers, mediocre entrees. Would return for drinks and apps in the future.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Although the food was good - the service was truly horrible!!

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CB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great view of the city and customer service was on point. Food was also delicious

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