Blend on the Water

4.4
2701 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.


Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Monday-Sunday
Blunch 11am to 3:30pm
Dinner 5pm to 11pm

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Phone number
(718) 606-9851
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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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.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 687-3996
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Valet Parking is available for $7.
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Public transit
Take the 7 to Vernon-Jackson, G to 21st St, or E/M to Court Square.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2701 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

Not sure if it was just a busy day, but I’ve never had to wait for my table with a reservation, sorry for coming 15 mins early

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Took 2 hours to get seated, when my reservation was at 6:00pm. Valet took 30 minutes to get my car when I was leaving. Never going back.

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JE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been one of many times I have pleasure to socialize with my friends and family, we all had a great time!

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere.
The food is great! Dessert was awesome! Drinks spot on!!
Overall loved it! Will return

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

I am always impressed with Blend on the Water. To be sure, I only go there for Saturday/Sunday brunch. But the overall experience has been satisfying each and every time.

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

The service was so fast and the food was so tasty! And of course the view is amazing! Very remarkable overall! I highly recommend!

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M
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place. Awesome service and view of the city. Food great!! Hot spot.

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

Had an excellent time. Went for my birthday. The hospitality was great. The food and drinks was good.

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

Took my parents for their 42nd anniversary and it was wonderful the food the vibe the people were all great

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AR
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

I feel the service needs to be better , from the reception area. Bartender wasn't friendly at all. Our waiter was amazing but employees need to be trained on customer service. Overall it was ok, nothing about the experience was wow.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blend on the Water is one of the few restaurants where I can indulge in their entire menu. Selection is amazing and as well as the drinks. With the incredible view I strongly recommend to anyone.

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my friend's birthday the other day and oh my god! The service was amazing and the food was divine. I loved the atmosphere and it was simply amazing. I can't wait to come back here! It's perfect for big groups as well as just for couples. Mmm still dreaming about that shrimp fettuccine!

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

Very nice waitress- Charlene.

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AA
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute enjoyed this place. It’s truly amazing I would go there again. Waterfronts views is amazing.

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S
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Ambience was great. Perfect for special occassions. Drinks were great. Service was great. Location is great.

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

Went on a date night with my wife something that we both deserved make your reservation ahead of time online like I did great customer service we were seated as soon as we entered the restaurant. The food was good. I’m a big guy I didn’t think the Food portion size was going to fill me up but it did after a couple of beers and Dessert. I will come back again total experience was really good

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, they need to work on the birthday celebration , all they do is give you a candle and say happy birthday. No singing or anything what so ever.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

It was my girlfriend’s birthday so I decided to take her to a place a friend reccomended. We arrived to the restaurant around 10 minutes early for our 9PM reservation, but we were not seated until 9:20PM. A larger party ahead of us also had a wait time they were not happy about. The host explained to us that the table they planned for us had guests that had paid but didn’t leave, but that isn’t an acceptable response. When you make a reservation, you simply shouldn’t have to wait 20 minutes for your table. Then the server did not speak to us until 9:35PM; we were 5 minutes away from walking out of the door. She came over and was polite, but seemed like she didn’t understand that we were in her section for 15 minutes before she said a word to us. We placed our orders from drink to entree and then the food and drink service was prompt enough, but our entrees (the filet mignon and the salmon) were less than desirable. The salmon had a hair in it and the filet mignon flat out didn’t taste good (I ordered it medium). We alerted the server to the issues and they took the entrees back. We didn’t order anything else because we were turned off from the entire experience. We asked for the check and they brought us a birthday platter, which was a sweet gesture but not what we asked for. This was the worst dining experience I have ever had, and I will not be returning. I was very disappointed in how unaware the server was, the food simply wasn’t good, and the restaurant, on a Tuesday night, couldn’t honor a reservation for 2 people for 20 minutes. It’s a pretty place and the drinks are good, but running a restaurant seems over their head.

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CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went to Blend on the Water to celebrate my birthday this past Tuesday. I selected the restaurant for the location, knowing it had a great waterfront view. The service was hospitable and efficient - friendly staff and quick turnaround times for both food and drinks. We were also delighted to learn it was "2 for 1 Mojito Tuesday." A great value, if you enjoy mojitos. My husband and I both ordered steak entrees and were pleased with the quality of the meat, temperature, and seasoning. We also had the arepa appetizer (with short rib) which was decadent. We will return to Blend on the Water, especially if we have friends in town and want to "show off" the beautiful waterfront in LIC.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

My family and I have been coming to this restaurant since it first opened and before that we went to regular blend on Vernon blvd. When I made the reservations I put the accommodations that would be needed and requested to be seated outside if the weather was nice. Upon arrival I give my name and they see I had children with me and asked if I wanted a high chair I told them I wrote all the accommodations in the booking. The lady goes and gives out a huff then reads what I wrote there and looks annoyed and tells the other girl I don’t know just put them at the table right there. So I then asked why weren’t we be being seated outside as requested she told us the outside is closed because there aren’t enough waiters. I honestly don’t get why I bothered wasting time writing what I needed if the request weren’t going to be met and nobody was going to inform me that outside was unavailable, it’s beyond unprofessional and that’s not even mentioning the lousy service we received and the waiters trying to take things off our table that weren’t finished yet and being seated right in the front where they have people waiting to be seated who just stare at your food and one of the groups were so loud and arguing with each other not caring I had two kids with me. This experience was so horrible and it ruined the whole celebration we went there for.

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KL
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was recommended to me.
I was so impressed I'm not only coming back but i'm recommending it to my closest friends.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in Long Island city! Our waitress was the best

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LW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is my second meal at Blend. Both times have been great food, and a fun atmosphere. This is a great place to celebrate a birthday. Happy hour drinks were nice, and there are plenty of specialty drinks. Both seafood and steaks were very good. We love the taco appetizers. The only thing that was just okay was the guacamole. And of course, the view of Manhattan is to die for!

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

I love the place and the food. One of my favorite place unfortunately is not a place to go and have a nice talk over dinner with special someone, its too loud and last Sunday the music was extremely loud.

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KK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Blend was a disappointment. The ambiance was beautiful, settings were immaculate. The service was less than optimal. The staff seemed very unorganized and often times confused. The food was less than lengendary and certainly not worth its price. I would not recommend dining to anyone.

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AB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good. Service wasn’t great. I had steak and was never brought a steak knife, asked for ketchup for home fries and never received it. Waitress also never came back after our food was served to ask if all was ok.

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FF
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall everything was good except was very hungry and have to wait to long to order

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I was expecting more the chicken was so bland🤦🏾‍♂️. The drinks were the best part of the meal!!!! The manager was cute though 😭😭😭. Next time tell the chef to add more seasoning please and thank you

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

The service was excellent and food was delicious reasonable prices The view was full of excitement and elegant.the only thing I didn’t like because I was late to my own dinner party I had to wait hour and a half to be seated

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DL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool area to eat and overal fun. I highly recommend all couples or friends to go there and parking is convenient because they provide parking for only $7.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

My girls and I went to Blend on the Water and had a Fab time! Will certainly go again!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is really nice. Good food and good quick service. All the employees that served us were super nice. Plus nice view and definitely would go back again.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very Nice time and great food with beautiful views . Would definitely recommend . Although it was a bit pricey

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TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The Valet Parking was great. Music too loud for general conversation, waitstaff was slow and not very attentive. Food was okay and the restrooms very clean. Location was very good to show customer the NYC skyline.

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

Had an Amazing time!! Food was really good, our waiter Viviana V. was super friendly and amazing . Thanks! :)

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

My experience at Blend on the Water was sensational. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. There is a great view of the city skyline and you can go for a nice walk in the park after your meal. Great restaurant overall.

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AM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The vegan chicken was delicious. Our server was really good. I had two issues: we were seated near the band which made it hard to have a conversation. Luckily they finished their set before our meal came. The other issue was that the manager was a little rude. He said that because we were arrived 2 minutes after the 15 minute grace period they will have a 1 hour and 15 minute wait but they may call sooner. After waiting an hour we went to follow-up on the wait time and he said well you’ve only waited about 55 minutes and I told you it would be an hour and 15 minutes.

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MR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had our first date as a married couple at Bland and it was perfect. They provided us with glasses of Champaign on the house and candle lit dinner. The food and drinks were amazing! We will definitely be returning soon.

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This was my first time at Blend on the Water. I attended in celebration of 2 friend's birthdays. We made a reservation and once the entire group arrived, we were seated promptly. It took a while for the waitress to come to our table. We were given menus for our food but not for our drinks. I asked the bus boy if we could have drink menus and he did not seem thrilled to honor this request. He actually never came back with menus. We ended up having to wait to ask the waitress who then brought the menus. We then had to rush to look it over to place our drink order with her. Beside this initial occurrence, the remainder of the visit was enjoyable. The drinks and food were all good. Bread should be standard for the table, however. The tres leche coconut dessert is very good -a must try! I will more than likely eat here again.

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GT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We really wanted to enjoy the view however with the TVs on Over the Bar it reflects on the glass and you are not able to see out and look at the Manhattan skyline. Service was not that good had to wait when we first sat down to order anything and then upon leaving the hostesses upfront could care less that you spent the night in the restaurant and didn't even say goodnight it's the little things in customer service that are important to me and I do not feel like this restaurant delivered on those fronts.

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