Blend on the Water
The Music, The Art, The Culture, The People, The Food. Blend is the ultimate dining experience.
Grilled Marinated Skirt Steak Cooked Medium, White Rice, House Beans, Tostones, Chimichurri, Red Onion Escabeche
Skirt Steak, Caramelized onions, Matchstick Potatoes, Cheddar, Garlic Bread
Oven Roasted Pork Shank, White Rice, Bean Sauce, Chimichurri
My first time coming for Brunch and the food, service and atmosphere was excellent
Great experience . Surf & turf is a go . Wish their was lamb chops on the menu .
Great views of Manhattan from this restaurant. The tables are spaced out well and the atmosphere was lively.
Very nice views from restaurants in the LIC harbor. While I did not ask, a valet parking would a nice to have as the street parking nearby the restaurant was impossible to find. The easement in the street for outside dining should be removed I hope as the capacity bans get lifted after May 19th. We asked for an inside table but we were placed outside but after talking to someone it got rectified. The food and drinks were very good and the service was also very good.
I've eaten here more than once. Great location and ambience. Service and servers consistently good. Menu has good variety. Portion sizes are inconsistent. Expect a tapas-style experience. The chorizo mac and cheese was good. If you're looking for a firm mac and cheese, you may be disappointed. The arroz con mariscos is flavorful but heavy on the rice. Only 3 shrimp? Really? Their margaritas are consistently bad. Spanish/Latin fusion restaurants gotta know how to make a margarita people come back for. They're too small, not balanced (I'd describe the he flavor as gasoline), and not pleasant to drink. Still, I recommend it with these qualifications.
great! had a wonderful time. love the diversity & loved the atmosphere
The ambiance, setting and vibe are just really great. Food is tasty and affordable and staff works hard. I prefer the brunch over dinner since there are drink specials. Reservations are a must if you don’t want to have long waits.
Came here after we buried our sister/daughter/friend/neice
I have to say this establishment is a let down compared to all the hype I have been hearing. First of all there is absolutely NO PARKING. The customer service I will say is very nice although the waitress did not introduce herself but the food was horrific. My husband 's and I food were extremely salty and came out cold smh. Also the table had fruit flies crawling on the napkins and our glasses were dirty. Also while paying for the bill the waitress automatically added her tip instead of allowing us to choose the percentage although we were going to tip her regardless. Overall we will not be returning here AT ALL. The only positive really was taking photos outside with the city and river in your background.
Good food, good vibes, the Mrs was happy
Worst service ever
I went with a friend for lunch. I had ordered out from there before and was excited to bring my friend to try it out. Aside from the fact that the food took a good while to come out when it was slow, the waitress would come by and ask if we needed anything; before I could respond or request anything, she’d walk away. Basically, just saying it say it. Multiple times did this happen and we were frustrated because then we would have to wait for her to show again if we could find her. Finally the bill came and we realized the tip was checked off at a certain percentage of tip; when I tried to change it, they waitress immediately began to ask why I was change it. I was caught off guard. I’ve been a waitress before and I’ve never asked or bargained for what I wanted my tip to be. When I changed it back to what she wanted it to be, she snatched the card holder and left without even a thank you.
It’s a shame because their food and drinks are really phenomenal, but I’ll just stick to ordering it to go from now on instead of being haggled.
Would’ve loved more attentiveness from the waitress. Had to keeping calling her over. Instead of her actually checking on us. Otherwise good experience.
Unfortunately it is not what it used to be. None of us were happy with what we ordered, everything tasted really bland. 🤷🏼♀️
Joe the host was wonderful in getting us the perfect table. The server Sylvia was a sweat heart and so efficient . The food was amazing! Highly recommend!
This place is exceptional🔥 I will definitely be returning! Service is on point, food/drinks are delicious, the vibe and scenery are beautiful😍 It was such an experience and a perfect place to celebrate a birthday🎈🎉
It was nice very great food enjoy myself & my bday man that day
In from our of town, just walked along this place. Everything was great.
It was really awesome
I’ve been trying to get reservations since last summer but they were always booked so when I finally got reservations I was thrilled. To my surprise the restaurant was smaller than I anticipated and appeared to be very dark inside. I was seated all the way in the back where it was very bland. No ambiance what so ever. The waitress was very pleasant and made a few suggestions on good drinks to order. The food arrived about 50min after we ordered which was a bit frustrating only because it was a party of 2. The food came and was delicious however the food portions are small. Overall I would recommend just for the experience but It’s not one of those restaurants I would return to.
They didn’t have the same drink from menu
The food was excellent the waitress exceptional. The ambience also was great
I've been coming to Blend on the Water for years, it used to be one of our favorite restaurants. I just left the restaurant(4/25/21-950pm) it's my second time coming and having a very bad experience. Once before covid and today. I'm not one to complain or make a fuss at a restaurant but when you are paying for a meal that you craved for and drove from Yonkers to Queens, I expect it to be on point. Not only was our waiter Maria.C horrible on approaching our table at a timely manner but she took forever to come back to the table to check if we were ready to order or if we needed a drink refill. The food was very salty, from the appetizer (mussel soup) to the main course. i ordered the pernil and when i realized it was not what I wanted I called the waiter over and she told us the kitchen ran out of pernil which made me think they had left over pernil and just shredded it which is unacceptable to a paying customer especially during covid. I asked for a churrasco instead and it was the saltiest churrasco ever. My husband ordered the short rib lomo saltado and it also seemed it was left over. It did not taste fresh at all, it had that overnight microwave taste. When we asked for three coconut flans to go, we told our waiter how unsatisfying our visit was. She apologized and we felt bad to give her this complaint but when she sent us the wrong dessert to go (one tres leche cake) we were even more upset and let down. I'm Not sure if due to brunch the cook and staff was overwhelmed but it is very upsetting to pay your money and not be satisfied with the service at all. I don't think i'll be coming back any time soon. The restaurant also needs new plates added to the menu, it's been too long with no new addition.
The food was ok. The steak was good and drinks were good but pernil had no flavor. The server was nice but was nowhere to be seen for 30 min at a time due to her having too many tables. We had to wait over 25 min for our dessert to be given to us while we saw it at the servers table. The food was good but not amazing.
Delicious cocktails food and service. Comfort level was was perfect. Dinner with colleagues that turned into my birthday celebration. Great time
Absolutely amazing place to go on a date with a loved one. The ambiance and aesthetic is beautiful and the menu is all reasonably priced.
Awesome spot. Great for dates even any occasion. Blend surrounds itself with a background of Long Island City Piers. Piers itself details great lawn area, Manhattan Skyline and even a park to bring the doggies. Great place to have good time.
I think the food portions are to small for the price and it was very loud inside
I love Blend on the water by far the best location.
The waitress was overly interested to take my dates order. Almost like she was trying to flirt with him in front of me. She disregarded me twice when I was telling her what his order was for food and drinks.
Good food fast service amazing drinks beautiful area
Always excellent service and food and the drinks .!
I had a party of 4 booked for 9pm. I arrived at 9:45pm which was extremely late. I walked in and still was able to be seated and served. The waiter was extremely nice and sociable. I really enjoyed my experience and food. I definitely would come back and recommend friends.
Food was great and service exceptional. Recommend making a reservation.
We ate outside. Very nice staff. Relaxing lunch experience. Look forward to returning in the summer. I'm assuming that they open up the back more in warm weather.
The food was okay . The waitress got the preparation of steak mixed up with my friends order , so that was a bummer . The waitress was not as attentive as I’m used to. I would go back because of the ambiance but the service from the waitress wasn’t good so I would prefer not to sit in the area of tables . Other than that, I can not complain.
Went for a birthday dinner. Vibe of Blend has definitely gotten more relaxed and not as upscale since Covid. Had the lobster and crab tequenos as an appetizer. They were just okay. Had the churrasco for dinner. It was really good. Drinks were just ok. May be the last time I visit Blend. Not too impressed.
I wish they utilize the front seating space in the morning. I would have liked to sit separate from other people. But I love this spot!!
I would of like a lil bit more lighting I did fine the place to be too dark. Also there was no music playing at all. I believe there should be some time of music playing in the background
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Blend on the Water is rated 4.3 stars by 3950 OpenTable diners.
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Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.