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106 E. 57th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
Not for Lunch
By ASpaulding on 1/18/2012
I have enjoyed several meals at this place before, but that was over a year ago. Went there for lunch today and couldn't be more disappointed. Needless to say the food seems pre-packaged, kitchen made mistakes, waitress had no idea what was going on. Too many great places in NY to settle for mediocre.
Not too impressed
By divadeal on 4/23/2004
I take clients out on a regular basis and many are out of towners. I always ask in advance what type of food they prefer. If they say "Steak" I always go to Bobby Vans on either 46th & Park or their new location on E. 54th between Park & Lexington. I must note that I have been to all of the rest. Regardless I decided to try something different and I was not very pleased with the barely warm meat and slow service. Although my clients were happy with their meal I will stick with Bobby Vans who know how to churn out perfect steaks consistently on a daily basis!
For the UES Post-Botox set
By uws101 on 5/30/2004
BLT Steak is neither a steak house nor a chic destination restaurant -- it is lost somewhere in between. This is not the place for an intimate dinner for two. When it got very loud I couldn't even lean across to speak to my date since the tables were far too wide. Being "foreigners" from the Upper West Side, we added the only diversity to the clientele. The food was certainly adequate, but at $40 for an a la carte entree, you'd expect more than adequate. The fawning sommelier, obsequeious manager and vacuous hostesses could not make up for the poor wait service.
not what we expected
By joem78 on 7/2/2013
Entree was good. So we were optimistic about the Wagyu-Beef we ordered. Well... what we got was not what we had expected. Taste was ok but below average and definatly not what u expect when u order a wagyu. DidnÂ´t see the service staff much to order new drinks etc. (we had given a feedback about the food - in a diplomatic way).
By sandradrury on 9/21/2011
This has the makings of a great steakhouse! The sides are incredible. We seek out BLT in every city we visit, after a great experience in Puerto Rico. HOWEVER, in NYC I ordered the Wagyu ribeye for $90 and was shocked to see it "burnt" on the top and bleeding on the inside (definately not medium) and the taste matched. Athough they claim "charred", a steakhouse simply cannot get away with burning steaks! Service was good but not sympathetic.
By rfisher284 on 5/28/2012
The dinner was expensive -- two dined, and one glass of wine was ordered: $225 (incl. 20% tip). The Dover sole was overcooked by about 1 minute, which made it more on the "rubbery" side than it should have been (for $48, in my opinion, it should have been perfect). The steak had obviously been sitting under the lights for a while, because it was not sizzling - and the cast iron tray in which it was presented was not hot. (Odd for a top-rated steakhouse.) The French fries, also, were not properly prepared -- they were taken out of the fryer before they had cooked enough to have any golden brown on them. Overall, disappointing -- overrated, in short, and overpriced. Should have gone to our old faithful, Wolfgang's at Park and 33rd. :o(
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
By sethgnyc on 3/7/2007
Tuesday and Wednesday are the best nights to go. The crowd is a mix of suits and sophisticated looking women (you'll definitely see someone famous stroll in around 8pm) It's perfect for client dinners. The wine list is solid and for the most part comparable price wise to other steak houses. Definitely get the tuna tartare or the Lobster Cobb Salad. The 14 oz Strip is delicious as is the Skirt Steak Wagyu. Try the Red Wine or Horseradish sauces. If you are deciding on fish then go with the Dover Sole. It is a bit pricey. The potato gratin or mash potatoes is a MUST! As for dessert, go with the peanut butter mouse for dessert. We get it every time. Finally, don't be shocked when you see the bill. This isn't Angelo Maxies.
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.
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!
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.
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