Daily, 7am-10:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm, and 5:30pm-1am
R at Rector St.; J, Z at Broad St.; 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Co-founded by French chef Laurent Tourondel, the BLT brand has spread across the globe, establishing mega-eateries everywhere from Vegas to Hong Kong. This restaurant represents the first endeavor sans LT himself (he split off from the group in spring 2010). The two-floor space inside the financial district’s W Hotel is impersonal and corporate--somewhere you'd take a client to fuel up before pitching a deal. The uninspired menu zeros in on hulking, meaty entrees, including steaks, chops, and chicken. Buzzing around them are tasty, lighter options like a peppery spaghetti with clams and chilis and some dishes borrowed from other BLT repertoires. One standout: a prim cube of tuna tartare settled atop a tray of crushed ice that keeps the fish refreshingly cool. Daily specials beckon with offerings like curried mussels on Mondays and a brook trout on Fridays. Given the nearly barren culinary offerings of lower Manhattan, BLT Bar and Grill offers Wall Streeters some decent pub-style dining, but it’s unlikely to lure anyone else all the way downtown.Recommended Dishes
Deviled eggs, $5; tuna tartare, $16; spaghetti, $14; BLT Burger, $17