Blend on the Water

4.5
2813 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 2813 People Are Saying
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T
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 1service 2ambience 1

I went to better restaurant,too noisy and it’s seem like they in a rush to get you out of there

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KC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The drinks were very good and the food was good portions.

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

Spouse and I shared Chicharron de pollo which was not what we thought because Chicharron is basicall pork rind aka crispy skin/fat. What we got was 3 chicken strips on a stick with batter that was not crispy. The lime and cilantro sauce was good. Then I had the pan roasted chicken with friend rice and mango/avocado salad. Portion size was very small except chicken which was a very large and thick chicken breast. Tasty but rice was ROOM temporature. My spouse had the pirk shank which was listed as pernil (roasted pork picinic). Spouse said it was super tender however not pernil. The served a chimicurri to give it flavor. Side dish of rice was also ROOM temperature and very small portion about 1/4 of rice if that. Dessert coconut flan was divine. All in all location, view and ambience and service was good. But food quite disappointint. Best to go for appetizers and drinks.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

me and my family had a great time. food was awesome

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

Great service and food.

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

Excellent service!

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

Amazing experience all around... great food, great music, great ambience, incredible service and incredible view.

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SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 6.00 pm reservation got there at 5.44 we didn't have to wait to be seated , we love the decor , menu was easy to read without using a glasses , Our food came out very quick , I had the Filet mignon it was cooked the way I requested it , my husband had the beef with rice which he enjoyed .The atmosphere and service was great . Our waitress paid attention to our table , very nice young lady , am sorry I forgot her name she always had a smile on her face .
We will definitely be returning to Blend on the water

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our reservations were for 5pm, we arrived at 4:50 gave our name and were told they see the reservation and to sit in the waiting area as they begin seating at 5pm. 5:06 the same hostess comes out asking if we didn't get the text they sent saying to come back to the desk (which was 10 feet away). The music was loud so no, I didn't hear my phone and you did not tell me to expect a text. Also, you just told us to sit here so why couldn't you come and get us??

My aunt ordered a virgin piña colada and my mom ordered a regular one. The virgin one comes out basically juice. When we ask they said o yeah the virgin one is not frozen it is juice on the rocks. Why didn't the waitress feel the need to explain that when it was ordered? We sent it back.

The food was just ok, skirt steak was a little chewy, rice and beans were bland, salmon had very little flavor.

I would not go again.

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

Always a great experience

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DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Blend on the Water is a great combination of ambiance, terrific food, and amazing views of the City. We've been including it each year in our Christmas New York trip...and it just keeps getting better and better.

The menu was spectacular...we would recommend the shrimp diablo appetizer, and the Aroz con Seafood (rice with mussels, shrimp, other seafood - sorry...can't remember the actual name...but it was AWESOME). And the warm chocolate cake dessert is a MUST! A little on the noisy side...but it's a small price to pay for an otherwise incredible place.

Be sure to go before AMAZON comes to Long Island City...because I'm afraid it will soon be untouchable!!!

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious and the drinks were amazing.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Spectacular views of the city.
Drinks where fine.
Service was ok.
Food was absolutely horrible.
Waiter delivered bill to table
without us asking for it.
Will never go back to this
place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been meaning to get there for a few years and decided to go for our anniversary. The experience was amazing! The food and drinks were awesome! We can’t wait to go back!

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V
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at this location. The service was great and the food even better.

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GR
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my fiancé’s 21st birthday. We were treated very well. The food was delicious and the drinks were strong and affordable. Overall great experience!

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EL
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and service was great ! The only thing I will NOT recommend is the sides that comes with the Skirt Steak , the chimichurri was very salty and the onions were very salty and had too much lemon.we ordered 4 steaks and we all agreed

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J
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a 10;45pm reservation on a Saturday night. I arrived earlier than my reservation, check in, and was called fir my table before I could order 1 drink from the bar. The restarurant was packed with people enjoying the food and the night. The food and service was good. The views of Manhattan were wonderful. What else can you ask for.

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NA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Muy buena comida y el ambiente perfecto , es un lugar donde te sientes cómodo y en tranquilidad , muy buena música. Y servicio !

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

Good food, good service and very affordable

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The drinks were brought out too late.
Our waitress had an additude.

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an amazing time with my friends for my 30th birthday. The food was fresh and tasty. The drinks were perfectly made. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating an event, looking for an intimate environment. Beautiful view, classy, and memorable. 5 stars!

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

place is nice with good music, drinks are on point and food is definitely amazing. This is my second time there and I will continue going there.

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

First date

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida servicio

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the Blend on the Water experience. A1 customer services

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m
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

emailed event manager twice, never got back to me. I called and spoke to someone who told me they would call back never did. I made reservations for 10, 2, 1 in order to try to reserve seating, they wouldn't accommodate the hostess who was going to seat us was extremely rude and gave an attitude and spoke very rudely to me. Plus the restaurant overcharged my card an extra 30$ after 22% gratuity. Will not be returning.

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WE
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eventhough the place was crowded we barely waited for a table, making our reservation time. There was a live band therefore was a bit loud but the service, food, timing, customer service, and staff were great...have been there many times and it has improved everytime I go

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance with live music & the food was truly amazing as always. Definitely one of our favorite places to visit.

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GD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valet was fast, efficient, courteous and focused during downpour at arrival. Greeted and seated immediately for my reservation. I read a review and was fortunate to be served by Carolina. Great recommendations, follow up and great space to conduct conversation with my guest. Salmon was flavorful, fluffy, tender along with perfectly prepared asparagus. My wine did not taste fresh. Chardonnay seemed flat and not bold (maybe a sitting bottle ). Pinks Colada dessert came super fast and was enjoyable. My picture is from my first visit and I appreciate the consistency on my second visit. I will return.

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TQ
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé asked me to marry her ‼️‼️‼️

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience normally we save some for later.

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DO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Thanksgiving Dinner. Food had a great taste and service was attentive and friendly

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MI
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find on the water in Hunters Point! Would highly recommend for small or bigger parties or for a date. The place has awesome view of Midtown skylines.

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VF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best view of Manhattan skyline!! Suggestive location and good food (we took crispy arepas - very very tasty - French fries and moduros).

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it, the good is amazing! Love the place.

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a
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant was great, we were able to be seated very quickly even though we got there 1/2 hour earlier. I think it is a little overpriced for small portions, my brother was still hungry after his entree. We did enjoy the food but options are very minimal, there should be more variety. Definitely paid for the waterfront view in the meal.

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MD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing like always. Took my girlfriend to dinner for her birthday and it was amazing!

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JT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place took my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved it

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