Blend on the Water

4.5
2455 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
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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.
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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

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What 2455 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Was a nice first experience dining in Long Island City. We had to wait a while even though we had reservations made 3 weeks in advance. We reserved a table for 9:30 and did not get seated until 10:30. It took the waiter a while to serve us. Overall the place should work on taking better care of customers that place reservations ahead of time.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I absolutely enjoyed the live music. The food was very delicious and the drinks were on point. We were celebrating my hubby's birthday. He enjoyed and so did I.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

we had a great time, best place to eat in Long Island city .

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Good ambience, great manhattan skyline view and delicious food. Went with ny boyfriend for his birthday and we both enjoyed. Definitely see myself going again. Good drinks and good dessert as well.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I absolutely love blend on the water

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Very kind and attentive. Nice service and beautiful ambience.

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2.0Dined 7 days ago

I was celebrating Father’s Day and in that respect my husband does not eat poultry. Knowing this and reviewing the menu prior to making reservations I felt there was enough other food selections he could choose. When we arrived at the restaurant they sat us in a corner (my husband is 6’2” 280 lbs solid) and other available tables that would suffice were booked at least so I was told. During the course of the night the same tables were never used. The waitress took our order and returned 30min later to tell us our selections were not available because they ran out of shrimp, filet mignon and Arroz con Mariscos.. the second round off orders delayed our dinning experience even further. With that the Pernil was not roasted it was undercooked with visible veins. A request for extra bread was also delayed 45min from order of appetizers to second dinner selection. The waitress was all over the place and had no idea of recommendations for dinner selections. She was friendly but had no menu knowledge. On a good note the drinks were great. but I will not recommend this restaurant. Did not get the bang for my buck. Big disappointment.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I really enjoyed the location of Blend on the water. The food was really good. Our server was excellent!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Waiters and staff were very friendly and made this an enjoyable venture would definitely frequent more often great job.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I took my hubby here for Father's Day brunch it was awesome. My waitress was friendly and personable. She actually held a conversation naturally and was not extremely helpful. The atmosphere is definitely beautiful. If you have a couple of drinks you can take a walk outside since its right next to the water.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I went with my family and friends for Brunch to celebrate Father’s Day. We had a great time, the food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My overall experience were good. However, the food was not that great. The grill chicken didn’t have any seasoning. The staff were pleasant and welcoming.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

While Blend on the Water is in a fantastic location, the experience was underwhelming. My family and I had Father’s Day brunch at Blend. The food was lacking in flavor or in my mother’s case too salty. The music was so loud we could barely hear each other and it took too long for us to be seated considering half the restaurant was empty. Seems more like a happy hour spot than a fine dining establishment.

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Reservations don't mean much with this place. I waited 45min regardless of being present for my reservation. To make matters worse, walk-ins we're getting better seating than those who went out of their way to make reservations in advance. I'm in customer service, and whoever runs this gig is under some unhealthy pretenses as to how to run a business. This place can easily be among the best, but they allow the quality of their food to be an excuse for mediocre service. There's an air among the staff that you should be grateful to have the chance to eat there. I'd fire the person running the show and change the attitudes of the employees

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

amazing restaurants, entrees took a little long to come out but the manager treated us fro drinks and appetizers. it was a saturday afternoon so it was full, but it was a good place for a date. the food was great. the staff very friendly

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was a great experience as always and my date enjoyed his food.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Very nice place, food great. Was a nice ambiance.

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I went for my anniversary and it was the cutest thing ever!!! The food was AMAZING !!! I would go back again for my birthday if I could that’s how amazing the dinner was !!!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Noon was the perfect time to be there to celebrate our anniversary! Food, service, ambiance was great! Complimentary special celebratory dessert was the perfect end to the meal!

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4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great ambiance and location. Food is good and served very quickly. The blush sangria is very tasty and great for sharing.

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3.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Was disappointed that 3 of their entrees were unavailable.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Upscale restaurant with delicious authentic hispanic cuisines. My husband and I went for our anniversary and we had a lovely experience. The food came quick, the waiters were prompt and the drinks were delicious.

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1.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I was not happy with the service I received on my birthday. I had to ask the waitress multiple times for a straw and the food took too long to come. My friend told the waitress it was my birthday so that I can received the sparkler with the little cake but I never did. There was multiple people celebrating their birthday on June 10 who did receive it tho. I felt like I was being wrongly treated because my hair was orange (my opinion)

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone due to unfair treatment and poor service

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The ambiance and scenic view creates an atmosphere for an evening of fun and relaxation. Even with the constant movement and high energy, Blend on the Water offers a personable feel with its excellent service staff. The food was superb!! An overall wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had Javier as our waiter and he was beyond lovely and attentive. Made my birthday celebration awesome. The two receptionist were also very helpful and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Beautiful ambiance. Great service. For a popular restaurant, the wait staff took time and care. The location is really nice too.

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1.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The waitress never put in our order or as the manager said she put our order in to another table. The food was not all that. Waited 30 mins to get my car. I gave the valet guy my ticket and he gave my ticket to someone else and told me he gave my ticket to his boss, come to find out he gave the ticket to another worker. One of the worst experience I ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

When we visited New York from LA we knew we had to go to Blend on the Water after hearing so much about it. Ordered the Arepas for appetizer and it was delicious. The meat was tender and the base was sweet and crunchy. My husband and I both ordered the Churrasco for our main dish and it was just melting in our mouth. So good. The beans and rice are such a yummy side and truly evens out all our taste buds. It was filling and left satisfied. We loved it so much we went back the night before our flight!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food great the food is really good. Service was bad the workers had an attitude if you ask too much questions. Wait time if you missed reservation is about 2 hours . So if you miss reservations you better off not showing up all together unless you mind waiting two hours .

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Overall the place is good. One thing they should consider, every time the main door opens the smoke from the kitchen invade the restaurant creating a smokier atmosphere like you are in a bbq. Good vegetarian options. We were a party of 6 and unfortunately 2 of the party couldn’t made it on time because of train issues. The place wasn’t full when the 4 of us were there and the manager refused to sit us down. We waited for an hour for our friends, unfortunately, when for that hour we could be drinking and eating in the table. In other words you loose money. Reservations should be more flexible for example if more than half of the party is there sit the people down. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Hostess very friendly and understanding too. After all the waiting we had a nice time there anyways.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Went there for a early birthday celebration. Our server Melissa was wonderful! Food, service, drinks, and ambience was immaculate. Will definitely go back!

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1.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Worst service I have ever received from a restaurant. Not only did it take about 30 minutes to get our order in after we were sat (mind you it was not that busy at this point inside) but it also took about about 45mins to get our check after we finished eating. We were not checked up on AT ALL during our entire meal. We wanted to order more drinks and add some sides and yea that did not happen. We were offered a free pair of shots for the inconvenience. Seriously?!?! What kind of business are you running here? You really need to re train your entire staff and learn that in the service industry customer experience is everything. 1 star over all. As for the food it was ehhh ok at best. Save yourself the time and don’t go there.

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4.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Had a great time. Tables are small and server took too long to remove empty glasses so table got cluttered. After a certain time the lights were turned down extremely low and candles were lit. It was almost too dark.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

what a perfect place for "lunch!" I loved the food, service, and views. after your delicious meal you can take a stroll by the water which is right outside the restaurant. took my husband for a lunch date for his birthday and they did an awesome job surprising him with a yummy chocolate dessert. I had the Arepas Benedictos and he some taco dish....both were sooo tasty and amazing....I would definitely like to come back during for night scene!

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2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Host was a little rude. Lots of empty tables before the time of my reservation but they still made us wait. Menu was nothing special, poor wine selection. Nice view

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great experience customer service was really good!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very good food. I thought the place was bigger but still nice. Would of been nice to eat outside...
Overrall nice place.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Everything was excellent except the service. We waited 15mins for the server to come to the table. We were not even acknowledged the whole time we waited. Food was excellent and the atmosphere was great.

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1.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We were celebrating our daughter's high school graduation and had a 3pm reservation. We were told 3 times that we would be seated but was not seated until 4:15. We waited at the bar and was not offered a drink for 30 minutes. The atmosphere was very, very loud and we were moved to a table that was declined by other patrons who were waiting longer than we did. Once seated, the wait staff was attentive and the food was good. We did receive a free pitcher of sangria and a reduced bill which was appreciated, however, I would not look to go back or recommend due to the above.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food was amaizing. Better than what I expected. Loved it, definitely coming back

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