Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails

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$30 and under
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American
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  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
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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What 384 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Frank was extremely accommodating to our party of 6 that grew to 8. Food was fantastic and wait staff so professional. Highly recommend and will be going back.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great farm to table fare. Very friendly and attentive wait staff. Great drink menu. Next time we will do all small plates because everything was awesome.

SO
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very interesting but somewhat limited menu. I started with one of the house craft cocktail specialties, a bourbon
old fashioned. It was absolutely perfect:The best I've ever had.
The salads and small plates were also exceptional. The salad we shared was the one with the figs: it was perfectly dressed and balanced. We also shared the meatballs, which were also very good.The rigatoni was not very exciting, done in a light and simple marinara sauce. ( I would have chosen something more exciting). We split the steak (a "large" plate ... but not so large) and that was perfectly done and quite tasty. Our server was very pleasant and attentive
My one regret is that I didn't have a 2nd old fashioned (I knew that I was the driver)
MAKE A RESERVATION! seating is somewhat limited.

R
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a real special place to dine. Does not look like much from the outside, however Blackbird is very quaint inside & an outstanding venue to dine.
The menu is fairly small & the small plates make it easy to share several dishes. Please try everything you find interesting. You will be amazed at the preparation & flavors. Every dish we had was fresh, creative & delicious.
Service is welcoming & Andrea was very helpful & pleasant. I plan to take friends there again when I’m in town. It’s one of those places you just have to try.
Really Excellent.

g
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and superb service soraya was most pleasant attentive thank you

LA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. They have an extensive cocktail menu & we wanted to try something new & different. Waitress was very helpful in suggesting some popular cocktails. My friend & I both enjoyed her suggestions and the food was great. Can’t wait to go back.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

service was terrible and the owner is penny wise and pound foolish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and a great relaxing vibe!

R
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

This was our 2nd time to Blackbird Kitchen & Cocktails. We were 2 couples, heading to a Jones Beach concert, & thought we’d have an early dinner this past Sunday. Food rates at 4 stars.

We were greeted at the door & shown to our table. It was 5:30 PM, so the restaurant hadn’t yet filled up (but it did shortly thereafter!). Our server came to the table promptly to take drink orders. All of the drinks were very good as was the 2nd round.

The biggest negative is they take an unreasonably long time to serve the food, even with reminders. We had the same experience the last time we ate there but had all evening so it wasn’t a big deal. This time it was.

After drinks were served, service became less on point but with a little effort you were able to attract someone’s attention. 3 of us had burgers, and enjoyed every bite. While fries are included they don’t offer sweet potato fries, which would’ve been each of our preference. Hint to Restaraunt! My husband ordered the pasta, Sweet Corn Agnolotti, which he said was very tasty but was an embarrassingly small portion. None of us are very big eaters but this was so ridiculous that I wound up giving him ½ of my meal!

I still recommend Blackbird Kitchen, but suggest not ordering the sweet corn agnolotti when you’re hungry & not going when you’re pressed for time!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was my first time here. But absolutely loved it. Friendly and food was delicious, Can’t wait to go back and try other dishes. Everything was just great.

LS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite restaurant!! I brought my girlfriends and they absolutely loved it! The staff were very professional. Everything about this restaurant is awesome! Can’t wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, friendly owner, great service. Definitely going back.

v
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

everything was great but the service was very slow

CG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was excellent and the drink menu was above and beyond, but not overwhelming like some places. We had five dishes total, all of them meeting or exceeding our expectations.

The staff was very friendly, the only “negative” of the experience was that we were there for almost 3 hours. It was a night where it worked out for us, but could see it being a problem if you didn’t have all night to spare.

Overall a great experience, we will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very limited choices of very small plates

DD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The drink options are spectacular! The food menu is very eclectic, I went with the Spanish octopus, my husband had the hangar steak, both were delicious! We will absolutely return, next time we will sit at the bar, and give happy hour a try.

DL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was excellent as were drinks. We sat at bar and thought bartender should have checked in more with us.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Drink menu is crazy large but the drinks are delicious. Food was very good We will definitely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Creative, unique cocktails! You can truly tell the bartender enjoys their craft & it shows! Food was great and reasonably priced for the size! Would definitely go again!

w
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food , service, drinks ... an absolute 10!! One of favorites!!

BM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner before Jone beach concert. Excellent!!

OT
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and drink selections were excellent. The food was excellent tasting and looked amazing. I recommend the chicken wings and the agnotolli. The size of the portions did not really jibe well with the price, however.

P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Although the food was very good, the small plates were “smaller “ than I’ve enjoyed at other restaurants offering this option. Additionally, the waitress did not offer a suggestion as to how many plates would be adequate for a party of 3. We all enjoyed our selections but felt the total bill was high based on the quantity of food we ordered.

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I truly enjoyed out visit to blackbird. We had requested a quiet table on open table, and were accomodated. The drink menu was impressive, the food was excellent, and the service was attentive and personable. Our waitress brought us a delicious bread pudding, a sweet gesture as it was our anniversary. Definitely a "must try" gem.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was a little overpriced for the portions, but very good. The ambiance was cozy and nice and the staff was wonderful. Definitely worth the visit.

JF
Miami
110 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific spot

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, wine, cocktails!

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A bit pricy, portions were a bit small for Tapas, and the "larger plate" I ordered wasnt much larger at all, HOWEVER all the food was EXCELLENT, specifically the Corn Pasta and the Scallops which were amazing.

CH
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. We tried it based on the Restaurant Hunter TV show and it did not disappoint. Definitely going again and bringing friends

BD
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place was a great experience , the food was excellent. It’s a bit small inside but was packed on a Tuesday night which says something about the food . Definitely recommend this spot if your like me I’d order a few dishes they are smaller tapas type dishes and bring at least $150

Q
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Blackbird is truly a conversation piece. This was my fifth time visiting and we are returning again, two days later, to celebrate my daughter's birthday. From the outside, one is not quite sure what one is looking at. For example, is it a bar, or a small restaurant, or both? Does it have ambience and who are its customers? Once inside, however, you are transformed into a lovely venue, with the most incredible chef, a very professional wait staff, and a clientele that is truly eclectic. Without question, this is a five star event.

AG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great. Its mostly small plates but one was better than the next.

JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing, encyclopedic yet curated cocktail, wine and local beer menu, and inventive dining menu with vibrant flavors. Great for sharing multiple plates.

VC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food and drinks were excellent. Service was slow and unexpected since the restaurant wasn’t as busy as we’ve seen it in the past.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very busy for a Thursday night but our table for 4 we reserved earlier in the day was waiting for us when we arrived at 8pm.
Food is very good. Ricotta with honey on bread, salads, octopus,scallops,chicken,cacio e pepe and fruit turnover with ice cream. Service is very attentive and helpful.
Will continue frequenting the place.

l
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tapas, as usual, was outstanding. The kale dish is my usual favorite. Enjoyed the lobster roll as well. Only complaint was the air conditioning didn’t seem to be working well. Otherwise, would have rated it the highest rating possible.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

What a hidden gem. Didn't look like anything special from the outside. It's in a commercial shopping center. Was looking for somewhere to meet friends for drinks and dinner before a concert at Jones Beach. Food and drinks were excellent and service was great. Will definitely be returning.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
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!

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.

l
New York Area
24 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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