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106 E. 57th St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
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 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 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(
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.
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 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!
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.
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....
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.
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.
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