BLT Steak

106 E 57th St. New York, NY 10022(212)


I’ve easily been to over a dozen steakhouses in the city and my clear favorite is BLT. Very hip décor. Good waiters- hostesses, not so much. You’d think they were hostessing the Playboy Mansion the way they cop a tude. But petty nits aside, BLT stands for Beef Lover’s Dream as far as I’m concerned. And no, I’m not concerned that I just used a “D” instead of a “T” because they rhyme and that’s not really the point anyway, now is it?

The point is that the food is just awesome. Lunch or dinner, you won’t be disappointed.  Right out of the gate, even the “bread” is somethin’ special- a parmesan popover. So friggin’ good I could make a meal of those alone! But not to be outdone, every cut of every steak I’ve had here is cooked to perfection, crisp on the outside, tender and juicy all over the place on the inside, served with an assortment of delicious sauces to enhance things even further – the red wine sauce is sinful- not that it needs it- sans sauce is just fine too, but if you’re go with one, that’s my reco.

I’ve even had their branzino, which is mighty impressive for a steakhouse. And their kobe steak sandwich for lunch was unbelievable. But you’ll have to take my word for it on that one, because they pulled it off the menu. Cue tears…

And while even the desserts are superb, choose to get nothing and you’ll still end things on a high note with their little, fresh-baked chocolate cookies. Better than most things you’ll find on other steakhouse dessert menus.

Oh, and let’s not forget the wine. A choice selection indeed. Discovered one of my favorite Pinots there, Seque. So good I bought a case from the vineyard when I got home.

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