Mon-Thu, 11:45am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, 11:45am-2:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm
4, 5, 6 at 59th St.; N, R, W at Lexington Ave.-59th St.
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What makes a good steakhouse, of course, is lots of good meat, and there’s plenty of that on the menu at BLT Steak...it’s cut width-wise, in delicate slices (to facilitate fashionable “family-style” sharing), and it comes in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a suitably enormous porterhouse for two (40 ounces for $94) to a thin, surgically sliced flatiron cut of Wagyu beef oozing with fatty, rich flavor. In between, there’s a tough but tasty cut of hanger steak, an absurdly tender filet mignon, and a classic sixteen-ounce New York strip. It’s charred and salty on the exterior, so that when you take a bite, the result is a pleasurable candylike crunch.Recommended Dishes
Filet mignon, $44; New York strip, $48; lemon-rosemary chicken, $26; Dover sole, $48; onion rings, $8; creamed spinach, $11; potato gratin, $10