Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.25mi
  2. Distance: 0.26mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi
  1. Distance: 0.25mi
  2. Distance: 0.26mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.25mi
  2. Distance: 0.26mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi
  1. Distance: 0.25mi
  2. Distance: 0.26mi
  3. Distance: 0.40mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi

About Blend on the Water

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.


4540 Center Blvd
Long Island City, NY 11109
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Elegant Dining

Cuisines:
Latin / Spanish

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday
Blunch 11am to 3:30pm
Dinner 5pm to 11pm

Dress Code:
Formal Attire

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 606-9851

Website:
http://www.blendonthewater.com/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is available for $7.

Public Transit:
Take the 7 to Vernon-Jackson, G to 21st St, or E/M to Court Square.

Private Party Facilities:
Blend on the Water is not only a great place for dinner, we also serve Blunch 7 days a week and are an excellent venue for graduations, baptisms, showers, business meetings, or just enjoying Blunch with your loved ones.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 687-3996

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Blend on the Water Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (155)
Waterfront (148)
Special Occasion (146)
See All
Good for Birthdays (139)
Romantic (121)
Scenic View (114)
Good for Anniversaries (99)
Fun (78)
Hot Spot (74)
Good for Groups (73)
Great for Brunch (72)
Happy Hour (72)
Worth the Drive (65)
Creative Cuisine (54)
Great for Lunch (52)
Bar Seating (52)
Sunday Lunch (51)
Late-night Find (49)
Casual (47)
Handcrafted Cocktails (46)
Authentic (43)
Live Music (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Comfort Food (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Cozy (40)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Tasting Menu (33)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Business Meals (24)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Quick Bite (18)
Tapas (18)
People Watching (16)
Seasonal (15)
Healthy (13)
Live Sports (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Spicy (12)
Disabled Access (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Vegan (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Sort by
S
2086 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful place! Great service! Great food!
5stars!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Healthy, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

Food and drinks was Amazing.. looking forward to going again

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

It was my girlfriend’s birthday and I had put a note on my reservation for a table near the window. The staff was able to make it happen. My girlfriend enjoyed it so much. The food and drinks were amazing. Definitely coming back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I took our friends from Los Angeles for a nice night out and this restaurant I've picked was THE perfect spot. The atmosphere of the restaurant, ambiance, lighting, the view AND the food was incredible. Not one single dish wasn't good and the complimentary dessert for my dear friend who was celebrating her 30th birthday was very appreciated. If you check in on Yelp, they give you a free Sangria. We ended up getting another round of Sangria with Tequila shots. Not only I loved it, my friends from Los Angeles LOVED it. It will be my new favorite spot in Brooklyn for sure!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, People Watching, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Overall we had a wonderful night at blend.. Although we were seated in the middle of two other couples while the restaurant was quite empty. We got over the space issue and enjoyed our meal. Food was well prepared and the drinks (mojitos) were on point. Toward the end of our night a couple were seated next to us who'd obviously been partying heavily (drunk). Because of the close quarters a few of their antics intruded on our meal but the manager was quick to observe that and offered us a round on the house. I always appreciate not having to complain about things because the attentive staff already addresses the issues. We will definitely be returning as we did not get a chance to sample their extensive tequila selection on this trip.

Tags: Waterfront, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had dinner with my girlfriends at Blend on the Water for my birthday. We had a great time, the food was delicious, the ambiance was great and the views were spectacular. The two situations that took away from the experience was the 45 minute wait for a table when we had a 630p reservation, and I really feel there should be more vegetarian options.
Other than that, I would like to give the place one more chance and try the brunch.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View, Fun, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Recommended by a co-worker. Very happy to have made reservation and attened with my family celebrating husband and mine birthdays as well as my retirement. Can't wait to try the brunch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food.. but the portions where small. Also need a larger dessert variety.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

From start to finish...superb. The food was fresh and delicious. The servers were friendly and knowledgeable...even the manager greeted us and made us feel special. I highly recommend Blend LIC

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

I was disappointed in the food. It was dry and lacked seasoning. I made reservations for my fiance's 40th birthday. Upon my arrival, I spoke with the hostess who assured me that she would arrange for the birthday desert and sparkler. That never happened. I ended up excusing myself from the table to ask my waiter directly. Visually, this is a beautiful place to dine as the view is spectacular and the ambiance is romantic. Other than that, I was under wowed.

Tags: Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience4
service2
value1

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great & service was just as good. I'm a foodie so portions could have been bigger but we were planning on ordering enough food anyways. Coconut flan was to die for! The only thing that I would have changed was the music. It was super low, could hardly hear it . Considering it was a Saturday brunch for us, we were kind of looking to hear some music - but we got there right when they opened so I would assume it gets a little louder as the day goes on. Overall a great experience. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

I went here for my 30 birthday two years ago. I decided to take my friend here, we all order and one of the food was wrong. When I told the waiter, he said well if I get you a new one, it will take a while. I said never mind I will keep it. As I eat my food there was a piece of plastic in in the food; it was a broken glove piece I called the waiter over without one word he just took the food. Did not come back and apologized for the food or anything. I called him over, and he Said: "oh its onion."
No, I am sorry or anything or can I get you a different meal nothing.

We paid the bill and left, and it was a very hefty bill for 45 mins and did not even have dinner. I am discussed never again.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had a very good dinner ! I did expect the view to be a little bit more but none the less gorgeous when you step outside .

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great Service and Good Food!!..Been there before couple of times with friends and decided to celebrate my uncles birthday with family at Blend on The Water. Just make sure to make reservation.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Had higher expectations for Blend on the Water. The food was ok, servings were smaller compared to other places I’ve been. I also specifically requested to be seated by the window and was told over the phone to get there earlier than my scheduled reservation time to be able to be seated next to a window. I arrived 40mins earlier than my reservation, waited all the way until my reservation time to then be told I would have to wait an additional 45mins if I wanted to be seated next to a window. I wasn’t happy about that but the manager came over and gave me two shots of Patron for the trouble. I must say, the service is excellent! Our waittress was VERY attentive! And the staff are beyond nice, but unsure if I would go out my way to eat here again. Does seem like a nice spot for some drinks at the bar though

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

It was fantastic

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on December 1, 2017

Its always a pleasurable experience at Blend on the water. Keep up the great work. Food is amazing. Drinks out of them is world.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Cozy, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 28, 2017

Every thing was
Good but Food was too salty

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice atmosphere and service. Love the view. A tablecloth would be nice.

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

The view was beautiful, I find that its a perfect place for a date. The food did come in small portions however it tasted great.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

It’s was the best so grateful

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

I enjoyed every thing... the food was excellent, the view was excellent, my experience there was the best and i made a new reservation for the 24th of December 2017.../thank to all staff .

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Live Music
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service2
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was outstanding! Ordered the Churrasco Entrée - delightful! Classic mojito was perfect! Overall experience exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had an excellent experience. Will return very soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Authentic, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Blend on the Water has wonderful food, an amazing view of the NYC skyline and great service! What a fun place for our Thanksgiving dinner away from home!

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Do not get the pasta here it is undercooked and it look way too long for the entrees to come out. Not the best considering the price and the small portions

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

First we were running a little behind. Called ahead and the lady said she would hold our reservation a half hr longer. We expect it’s busy and when we get there the restaurant is a ghost town. We really didn’t even need the reservation. I don’t recommend the arroz con mariscos, it had no taste or seasoning.

However the happy hour is a steal and would definitely recommend that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This Thanksgiving nobody wanted to cook so we all decided to go to Blend on the Water where we had great dining! With a nice server, great appetizers and meal ending the night with an awesome warm brownie with vanilla ice cream accompanied by a delicious Sangrita. Giving thanks was natural!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Out of the way but worth it! Beautiful views, good food, great service and live music! Would definitely go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Beautiful place and location. The noise is a bit loud, not bad but not quite - more like dining and party with friend ( not a dating place )

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Spot - - Decent portion. Service was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was so good I went the following day As well.The food was amazing, not one dish was a disappointment..

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Tapas, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

The atmosphere is great! That staff was great. The food is very good. The music is a little loud. So it has an atmosphere for more of a group setting than an intimate couple night. But overall I would recommend this place. I had a good time. The one thing I wish they had more of was more options on the menu to pick from. But I would definitely go back again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was amaazing and perfect from the people to the food and the view loved . The staff were so friendly

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

I had an amazing time here with my boyfriend. They seated us super quick and were great about bringing the food out in way that wasn't to slow but we were also able to enjoy our time and not rush. I highly recommend this place and I would suggest valeting the car because parking is hard over there.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place to go out for a romantic date or go out for dinner with friends. It's a bit on the expensive side. Also the view is beautiful!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value2

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was excellent. Great service. Nice, quiet spot to actually enjoy the company you are with.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was okay this time. I have gone several times now and the food is getting a bit repetitive and the flavor not so great anymore. The service was good but they were a bit slow on getting our order and after to get our drinks they took long also.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Both my experiences at blend were wonderful , the food is great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nice ambiance and beautiful place. Drinks were good. Food came out quick and was plenty. Service was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.