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Posted by zoey on 03/13/2005
I went to BLT fish (3rd level) that just opened with 7 others. When I tried to make a reservation they told me that they were going to have to squeeze me in, meanwhile it was empty. We didn't get our entrees until after waiting for 2 hours. When they finally came out they were ice cold. Everyone was upset that it was so poor. We told the manager to send back two of the entrees to warm up and he returned two seconds later to tell us that the chef said they were perfectly fine. Was he eating the meal or me? We asked for them to correct it and not only did he bring the 2 plates back but he brought the check with him and asked us to pay and leave. Well with a bill over $800 I think we had a right to complain. A simple sorry would have done but I guess no one can make a request on how they would enjoy their meal without getting asked to leave.
Posted by B.L., on 03/13/2005
Unlike the other reviews here we found the hostess staff and wait staff to be very friendly and attentive! (Maybe there have been changes since the earlier write-ups). Everything was fresh and tasty. Lobster rolls were expensive, (we haven't found inexpensive ones anywhere in this city), but we thought they were really delicious. Good cole slaw...good fries though they could've been a tad crispier. The lettuce wedge with blue cheese was so good, a retro treat. Not usually a lover of restaurant pies I was suprised to have really good slice of apple here. We will definitely go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/22/2005
BLT Fish has much to praise - an enchantingly creamy/tangy lobster roll, a lovely variety of oysters, must-have beer-batter shrimp, and a generous cocktail of flaky white crabmeat. The wine list is also superlative, with a delicious Gruner Veltliner on the low end and a scrumptious Savennieres by the glass. But...Beware of the surly, condescending, unprofessional hostesses. On the four visits I've made the the restaurant, they have been cranky and difficult -- with most anti-customer attitude I've ever experienced in my 30 years of dining (and reviewing restaurants) in NY. Mr. Tourondel, if you are reading this, I was strongly advise you find more professional, pleasant hostesses -- or else they will remain this splendid restaurant's achilles heal.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/13/2005
I was so excited to go to BLT Fish, it sounded like a great place for a lobster roll and New England clam chowder. Boy, was I disappointed. The clam chowder was just ok, (a bacon flavor in the soup?). The lobster roll was good, but pricey, especially considering the atmosphere. We got there at 5:30 PM, just when it opened, on Sat. night, so we had no trouble getting a table. The waitress was friendly, and let me substitute the fries for the onion strings, which were delicious.
Posted by tastebuds on 02/13/2005
Noisy, bustling clam shack atmosphere. Manhattan clam chowder was very peppery. New England was very porky. Great striped bass that needed no sauce. Lobster roll tasted commercial--much better at Fresh Restaurant. Wine in carafe was a good lunch idea. Tanqueray martini was $13.00! - and only adequate. I'll wait for the upstairs to open before I go again.
Posted by pisces on 02/03/2005
This is a fantastic fish restaurant. Great food--the freshest, largest selection of oysters, clams, and their brethren shellfish, chowder that's a taste of heaven, and simply wonderful fresh fish, cooked to perfection. The place has a relaxed, great vibe, knowledgeable and really nice waitstaff, and a fantastic selection of wines by the glass to accompany everything you can order. And the value is extraordinary. Of course this comes at the price of having to wait for a table. But the bar is just right for easing the pain and any angst you might have come in with. Definitely a winner.