Blend on the Water

4.3
3976 Reviews
$30 and under
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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FainolaL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved everything about Blend in the Water . The food , drinks and ambiance were all Amazing. I will definitely be going back

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KareeneB
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and the wait was not that long(with reservation). I went to celebrate my husband's birthday and he enjoyed himself.

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SonnahB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. The food was delicious and service was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Overall the experience was good but a rat showed up and its

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We waited over an hour just for drinks. Tables around us that were seated after us had eaten their entire meals and paid their bills before we even got out drinks.

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KayKayH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I’ve visited this restaurant before. It’s beautiful, beautiful location, great views, and yummy meals. However, this time when I made brunch reservations for myself and my friend, I was disappointed. We were seated, and I kid you not...we waited a little over 15 minutes before our waitress greeted us. I was confused b/c I kept seeing a waitress pass by us to tend to other tables beside us, but she didn’t acknowledge us at all. I had to ask 2 busboys if they knew who our waitress was. As it would turn out, it was the same waitress that passed us by a million times and didn’t even greet us. I’m not even talking about taking our orders...Just greeting us, saying hello, or that she’d be with us shortly. She ignored us for over 15 minutes like we weren’t even there. When she finally meandered over, no apologies. She took our order. Food took forever to come, but it was delicious. When I made reservations, I included that it was a bday celebration. It was not acknowledged. I was so annoyed at the service, I didn’t even remind her. We went somewhere else for dessert.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Good location visually but service was bad for a 3 pm reservation wasn't even crowded but took 30 mins just to get the bill. They ran out of food items which didn't make sense for being such a early reservation. All around would never go. Booked a month in advance asked for outside seating called 4 hours before I came to make sure I had out side seating but when arrived didn't get out side seating. All around bad experience. Do not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

I had nobody serve my table for 30 minutes I went to the host stand she ended up getting the manager to take my order them the waitress came at the end of my meal

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vipGals
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff
Great margaritas
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MelissaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently good. Servers are always attentive. The view by the water is excellent. I am a repeat customer here for years. I have always had an excellent experience at Blend On the Water.

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SelenaO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience at Blend on the Water was amazing! I made a reservation about 2-3 weeks in advance, and they seated us near the water view, the food was amazing, super flavorful, cooked to perfection. Our waitress Viviana I believe her name was, was attentive, friendly, and tried her best to make sure we were doing good because there were some delays at the bar and kitchen due to a busy restaurant. But it was totally worth it, would recommend to anyone!

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JodyAnnM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything thing was great except for the gentleman in the front when you first walk in byes not friendly AT ALL. If I was a person of first impressions, I would’ve left and went somewhere else but our waitress was very pleasant and nice it kinda made up for Mr. Grumps at the door. He honestly looked like he was annoyed we were there. Only negative part of our experience.

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JenniferS
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love going to Blend on the Water.

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Andy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The portions were extremely small for the price. However it was quite tasty.

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abdelt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was nothing special and too expensive for low quality food

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YahairaG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Went in on a Monday around 6pm which i expected not to be so busy. I was celebrating my wedding anniversary but Service was horrible. Only one waitress and i understand under the amount of pressure she was in to be serving over 10 tables alone, all she kept doing was complaining about her being the only one. Which the customers aren’t there to feel that vibe. Waited on the table for over 20 mins to just get a drink order. Food is always amazing but for the price, service should be top notch. I honestly felt i was ordering at a diner. Waitress seemed frustrated,
Moody. Bu the time our dinner arrived there seemed to be more waitresses on the floor. But still she did not check on us. We had to get a bus boy to get us another round of drinks . Disappointing that with these times and this location service has to be that bad and even with a mask on you can see the waitress was just moody and frustrated. Not even a “good evening welcome to blend”. She went to straight “why are you ordering” because we had to tell the hostess TWICE that we had not even ordered drinks.

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LowerDeckNena
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my Mother for a Mother's Day Brunch and they had a special Mother's Day Brunch Menu. The food was AMAZING! Right from the start, the Avocado Salad appetizer was incredibly good, the Churrasco & Eggs were cooked perfectly, the Piña Colada Tres Leches was delicious, and their Peach Bellini is absolutely unmatched! The service was great and we were seated right away...actually early as we arrived a bit earlier, so that was even more amazing. Everything was great and for completely fair prices, which is always amazing! My Mom had a great Mother's Day here which made me very happy I chose Blend on the Water, so I absolutely recommend Blend on the Water looking for the perfect dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very nice; will definitely go back

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ChristopherR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, Really enjoyed the view along with the music.

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JoyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious ! Ambiance was great . Will be returning again. ❤️

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LillianR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blend On The Water is a great place for food and drinks whether its on a Friday night or for weekend brunch. Definitely recommend.

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BKDINE830
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time coming for Brunch and the food, service and atmosphere was excellent

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Brianna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great experience . Surf & turf is a go . Wish their was lamb chops on the menu .

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DulceG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great views of Manhattan from this restaurant. The tables are spaced out well and the atmosphere was lively.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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PinLIC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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Yanni
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great! had a wonderful time. love the diversity & loved the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Came here after we buried our sister/daughter/friend/neice

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stacyd
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good vibes, the Mrs was happy

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Worst service ever

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

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.

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Denden
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious, French toast and drinks were tasty.

I’d like to recommend removing the outside top panels to let the air from the water flow through the outdoor seating area it was hot with the sun beaming down on an 80 degrees day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

I love this place to much to leave it a bad and lengthy review. “Blend on the water” please get back to being amazing. 😰

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MeekK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Would’ve loved more attentiveness from the waitress. Had to keeping calling her over. Instead of her actually checking on us. Otherwise good experience.

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Monifa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks were good, the appetizers were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Unfortunately it is not what it used to be. None of us were happy with what we ordered, everything tasted really bland. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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LisaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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TimG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from our of town, just walked along this place. Everything was great.

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Blend on the Water is rated 4.3 stars by 3976 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.