Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails

4.7
347 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
American Restaurant serving seasonal small plates & artfully crafted cocktails. We partner w/local farms & suppliers because it matters & it tastes better.

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Sun 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Tue - Wed 5:00PM - 9:00PM

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was outstanding. My friends and I decided on a few small plates. The meatballs were some of the best we have ever had. The scallop was cooked perfectly and the kale salad was fresh and delish. Cocktail menu was extensive and the server was able to suggest a few of her favorites, all of which were amazing. We will definitely be back!

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E
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here and it was just as good as the first time. I love that the menu changes to reflect what’s in season and their wine selections are excellent as well. Will definitely be returning.

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l
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Food is terrific. Might be a one off,but we were there at Happy Hour, although we were there for a regular meal. Bar was packed, with only one bar tender. At a table, wine came immediately, but a glass of Vodka took 20 minutes. Waitress poured the wine.
Also for value, the menu makes no sense. Small plate meatballs were half the price of the pasta entree we ordered, but was twice as big as the dish that cost twice as much.
Great food, slow kitchen and poor management.
Kudos to our waitress. Doing her best to make up for slow bar and slow kitchen.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great meal as always. Salads are great. Cacio e pepi. Warm Chocolate cake is delicious. Ricotta and honey on bread is amazing. Service is good as well. Lots of unusual mixed drinks on the menu.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent all around, as always!

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LS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Been here many times always had exceptional service. This last time though it took a long time for our drink orders to be placed and felt like we were chasing the waitress to get her to our table all night. Food was very good except for the mussels. We have always ordered it and it was always amazing. This past time mussels were fishy tasting and the broth wasn’t as good as previously. It’s is still one of my favorite places and hope this time was just a fluke.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best restaurant on the south shore without a doubt

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service,great drinks and phenomenal food

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I drive by this local hidden gem all the time and I am so glad that we finally were able to experience the cuisine. I was a bit nervous walking in as it is small and a bit dark inside. Do not be deceived. The quaintness is much appreciated, not over seated. Plenty of space and room. We were able to have a conversation without noise. The drink menu is extensive and has something for everyone. The food menu has a nice selection of small plates/fresh pastas/ and large plates. The food is amazing, fresh and high quality. I was very impressed as to how it was served. We ordered 5 small plates, a pasta and 2 large dishes. The food was brought out staggered in that we were never without food on the table and was spaced nicely. We were not rushed and enjoyed each dish. Same for the drinks. Well done. Will be back again. Delish!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An unusual and wonderful selection of drinks and small plate delights. Vegetarian options were awesome, as were grilled octopus and lobster rolls - both unexpected and great. The crafted cocktail menu alone was worth the trip and experience, and they did not disappoint. We'll be back ;)

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JM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our second time there and we love this place. Met some friends for dinner, our reservation was honored on time, the cocktail list was so impressive and was the menu. Never rushed , everyone was wonderful. Can’t wait to return

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a nice way to celebrate a friends retirement steak was delicious

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KL
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went with a friend, and each started with an espresso martini, that was made perfectly! We shared all our dishes, and were not disappointed! We started with the blistered runner beans, which I'd never heard of. They were sauteed, seasoned, a little sweet and we really enjoyed them! Next were the lobster rolls, served in a tiny bun, and garnished with 2 little potato chips. Fantastic!! Then the Maine sea scallops, which were seared just right, sweet and melted in your mouth. We then shared the ditalini pasta dish, which was light and delicious, and ended with the halibut. Also cooked perfectly, and every tasty!! We finished each dish completely, and since they were all so good we HAD to see what the dessert menu held. We tried the bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream...holy moly!! We truly enjoyed the entire meal, and I would go back again for sure!

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MS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another incredible meal at my favorite restaurant!

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AR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

food was amazing as usual. ravioli and ditalini were amazing.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is fantastic. Even though they are small plates they give a generous portion. The drink menu is extensive and it’s hard to choose!

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JD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing cocktails, food and service. Can't wait to go back!

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing!!! Most innovative food and cocktails. Everything is always fresh!!! I keep coming back for more!!!

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Impressive cocktail menu but cocktails not great
Food pretty good - lobster roll delicious but pasta was very salty

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome all around! Love this place!

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LI
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food great. Drinks great. Service really nice. Will definitely be returning

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DM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful experience with helpful staff and delicious food. We will be back!

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LM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, intimate restaurant. Food and cocktails were sublime.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always an amazing experience and meal at Blackbird Kitchen $ Cocktails! From their delicious cocktails by mixologists Elizabeth or Jonathan to Frank (Manager) and his contagious, welcoming smile to Chef Chris’s consistently cravable dishes...you simple CANNOT go wrong!! Just...GO. :)

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s
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant. Warm and friendly. Frank is one of the owners and is always so nice

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LE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food at Blackbird is always delicious despite the presence of my food arch-nemesis lemon zest on the whipped ricotta. The chicken wings are a must order - the current iteration had the perfect balance of spice and sauciness. The octopus was cooked perfectly and was served with the smallest potatoes I've ever seen - seriously they were the size of small marbles but man were they delicious! We loved the smoked gouda greuyeres (like an adult version of a mozzarella stick), sea scallops (although my son wondered why there were only 7 half scallops rather than 8) , meatballs and ravioli. Even after all that, my husband found room for the maple bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream (holy cow was that ice cream OUTSTANDING) and the kids enjoyed the passion fruit creme brulee.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I would have given 5 stars across the board but excellent service is very important to me. Warm greeting by owner very welcoming. It has a very inviting atmosphere.
Waitress forgetful and not very attentive took a long time to get drinks and longer to get food which was not very hot. That was a shame because the food was delish. She totally forgot one of the items we ordered. By the time she reappeared we were finished The place is not that huge!! So she was not overwhelmed with tables
I will try it again and hopefully service will be better. When you offer that wonderful quality of food and drinks, the service should be equally wonderful. Make sure to make a reservation. Not inexpensive

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such great food and drinks! Love it here

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This a great local place that i

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EV
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I took my wife here for her birthday dinner. What looks like an unassuming store front on Merrick road enters into a surprisingly spacious dark and romantic restaurant. Cocktails were A+ and the food was delicious as well. We decided to try a bunch of the small plates and Muscles were so tender that we had to double dip! Great service as well!

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KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

First time there. The food was delicious the only fade-away back was the noise level

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ME
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I took a friend out to dinner to celebrate her birthday...she wanted to try something new. We loved the food and the cocktails.
Service was great- friendly and helpful. I highly recommend Blackbird Kitchen!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was absolutely delicious and the service from arriving until departing was warm and welcoming. We can’t wait to return.

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LO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Friday was my husband and I’s first visit to Blackbird. It was excellent. We had Italian chicory salad, scallops and whipped ricotta (small plates) and the halibut (entree). Everything was excellent from the cocktails to the food and service. We can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu items.

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CP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very consistent, if possible it gets better and better. A few new dishes all delicious. Cocktails and wine is always amazing too! A perfect night out!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Heard about this place from a few friends and wanted to give it a shot. Food was perfectly seasoned and drinks were as if we were at s speak easy without the pretentiousness. Overall an extremely satisfying evening if wonderful tapas food and drinks. Add this place to your list.

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Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A nice little place to meet friends. The food was excellent as was the service. The shredded kale salad was great...oh get over yourself....kale done right is delicious. :) The ricotta was lovely and the scallops were delicious. Will definitely go back again.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for foodies! The drink menu is exquisite, and the service is excellent.

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A
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was terrible and very overpriced the quality of food was that of something canned or frozen

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HM
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

The food was outstanding which is obviously the most important thing when eating at a restaurant. The kale salad, mussels, scallops, runner beans and Gouda greyere were amazing. The pasta with speck was also delicious, but it didn’t taste like it was homemade. Three out of four of us got small plates, but the other person ordered a burger which didn’t come out to the very end. That was our only complaint about the service. We were seated right next to the kitchen where the orders were coming out and asked to change our table. Unfortunately our request could not be granted. We were able to ignore it but it put a damper on the ambiance. Like I said before, the food was excellent but you did pay for every peppercorn and sliver of speck. Overall I would go back and recommend it to a friend.

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