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106 E. 57th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
best steakhouse around
By saalogistics on 7/25/2009
i have to say i have been to a bunch of steakhouses in my time but this one is amazing....the service top shelf....the food amazing....yes its a bit costly but man o man you will walk out licking your chops...just had a fabulous staff serving us..never asked for anything it was right there.....i give it a 10....i would give it an 11 if it wasnt for the paper menus..but hey who eats menus....
Can not go wrong
By Honor1 on 12/22/2004
Everything is fantastic! The bread will get anybody off adkins and the dessert will get you off weight watchers and both are well worth it. I was there to ask my fiance's father if I could marry her, would go for a romantic dinner and have also sent clients. Good for many occassions.
A great meal, a great experience, but for a price
By Pieper21 on 10/18/2009
Looking for a non tourist trap quality meal? Definately consider BLT Steak. Great steak- pretty rare when asked for medium rare but great flavor and sauces. Sides were surprisingly tasty. The popovers are out of this world-seriously. Desserts were decadent and beyond expectations! Service was not rushed even on a Saturday night. Atmosphere was upscale but comfortable. All at a price- $230 (not including tip) for two including 2 rounds drinks, 2 apps, 2 filet steaks, 4 sides, 2 desserts. Overall great experience, plenty of food and we're glad we went.
Food that is worth the wait
By dwallack79 on 10/26/2007
Despite being hidden under a scaffolding (my biggest gripe with NYC) once you walk into BLT you forget all about that. The space has a sexy kind of ambience for a steakhouse. We had to wait a little while for our table despite our reservation, which was a little lame, but once we were seated it was all worth it. The popovers greeting you at the table are just the first of the excess we experienced. The waitstaff was friendly enough, yet didn't blow us away or anything. The food, however, did. The NY Strip was AMAZING and the accompanying sauce made it that much better. The side dishes were a little small but well worth the price. By the time we left, I was way full and completely satisfied.
More like BLT Chopped Steak
By martin_chamois on 1/14/2005
BLT Steak may be a great restaurant. The problem is it is so popular; it does not have to be more than a good restaurant. Huge adoring crowds of patrons are good for the bottom line, but seldom good for the quality of food or service. The portions are huge; the service is good, the quality of the ingredients is good. The problem is until the kitchen and service staff have to work for customers they are on cruise control and BLT will continue to just please not wow people that know great food.
Something for everyone
By adam on 12/7/2004
Not your typical steak house. The food is inventive but basic. The selection is big enough that even meat eaters will be satisfied. The presentation was first rate and the service was attentive. Notables included the Filet, the brazed short ribs and the veal chop.
By bergepet on 5/9/2004
The excellent experience began when we arrived 30 min. early and were seated immediately. The complementary duck liver mousse was very tasty, the popovers with gruyere divine. Sommeliere made a wonderful recommendation. Crabcake was a dream, but the shredded celery root threatens to overpower it; eat them separately. Tuna tartare was heavenly. NY strip steak was too good to put the nice, tart red wine sauce on. Marinated chilean sea bass created a totally brilliant alchemy with the soy-ginger sauce and parsnip puree. Mushrooms (hen o' the woods, with garlic and butter) and asparagus (char grilled with a little salt) perfectly simple and lovely. Desserts were nice (crepe souffle and lemon meringue) but avoid the greasy little brown discs that come unbidden. Coffee was uninspired. Service was helpful, attentive and appropriately obsequious. Only complaint about the ambience is the noise level.
By bugmenot on 12/12/2012
Went to BLT for lunch (not on my dime, fortunately, because I would have dropped a lot of them) and it was great. The ribeye was cooked perfectly as ordered and needed no embellishment (though others at my table liked various sauces). The sides (particularly the mushrooms and the onion rings) were tasty and the popovers, which are apparently a BLT trademark, were warm and delicious. Deserts were good, as was the service. If you need a good place for a business lunch in Midtown East, BLT Steak is a good choice.
By missoverrated on 8/18/2010
My boyfriend took me to BLT steak for my birthday the other day. We the bacon and the tuna tartar for our appetizers. The bacon was eh, but the tartar was amaazing! it came with these delicious garlic chips and the tuna and avocado was super fresh. I definitely recommend trying it- it's a good fresh taste for your buds before the savory steak. The signature popovers were interesting, a little difficult to eat. Now, the most important part- the STEAK. I had the bone in rib eye which was super tasty and juicy just perfect and my boyfriend had the ny strip with a side of red wine sauce. Both were cooked deliciously and generous portions. For the sides we got grilled asparagus and jalapenos mash potatoes. The asparagus, i really liked but the jalapeno mashed was too buttery. Overall, i say definitely a go! The service was great- the service was so great that the lady next to us gave a number the waiter!
cool yet causal vibe
By netstar on 7/4/2008
celebrated my bday with my wife - pleasantly surprised how nice the place looked compared to typical nyc steakhouses that go overboard with the mahogany and brass look. the decor was fashionable without being feminine - it is still a steakhouse afterall. the steak - a nystrip medium rare - came out great - not overdone, although i prefer it to be sizzling a la peter lugers - maybe the porterhouse would have presented this way - next time perhaps. the treat of the night however was the celebrity sitting directly behind me - Leo DiCaprio. Although it was my birthday, it felt more like a gift for my wife (and all the other ladies present) who kept rolling their eyes over towards Leo to see what he was doing next! All in all a great restaurant, classy and chic.
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