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Posted by Anon Foodie on 10/24/2005
I was very worried about going to BLT Fish after reading all of these reviews but I couldn't have been more pleased with the entire experience. The service was fantastic; they were on top of everything (your water glass was never half empty) and knew what they were talking about. The food was wonderful The tuna tartare, cheese biscuits, and cod were delicious. I go out to a lot of the better restaurants and this would be one I would recommend highly. I don't know if these other reviewers were eating in the downstairs part, but upstairs is on par with a lot of NY's high-end places. I look forward to when I can go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/23/2005
Upon arrival we were told the wait would be 45min. But after over 1hr we inquired again, & was told we'd be seated in an additional 15min. This turned into an additional 45min, when we were so angry that we'd gone up to ask again. This is when the host apologized profusely for somehow "missing" my name. Then the hostess asked accusingly if we even had our name on the wait list, which by that point (1.5hours of waiting) was enough to make me scream. They forgot to bring our appetizers and our entrees were cold. We weren't offered a complimentary drink or dessert to make up for the night. They rushed us out with the bill even though by then, no one was on line for a table anymore.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/11/2005
I have been to all 3 blt restaurants. This is not nearly as good as BLT Prime but better than BLT Steak. The best part of the meal was the biscuits (cheddar jalapeno) at the start of the meal. the tuna tartar was good (just spicy enough) they didn;t have cod last night but substituted the chilean see bass with the ascasian honey reduction. TOO SALTY. The strawberry cheesecake sundae was tastey and the apple cotton candy was an interesting addition. Another negative was that the waiter barely spoke english and the sommelier was snotty for no reason.
Posted by WCP on 09/04/2005
From the friendly greeting to the excellent table to the open kitchen, the start of our evening held great promise. From our first contact with the excellent staff to our first course, BLT delivered. The baking is phenomenal, the first courses were exceptional and the Salt encrusted snapper was superb. Everything was fresh, beautiful and delicious. Our desserts ended a great evening. I cannot wait to go back to BLT. It will be soon.
Posted by Evil Ninja Tracy on 08/18/2005
Make sure you ask about the specials and if they are serving skate on the night you go...ORDER IT! I had never had skate (which is a ray or stingray) until that night and it was absolutely the best seafood I have ever had. The only thing that I hated is that I didn't order it. I had the cod and my friend had the skate and I sampled it....twice. The cod was really good but the skate was superb! Both were reasonably priced. The service was extremely friendly and quick. The atmosphere was very comfortable but a bit loud. I would definitely go back. Now want to try the other BLT places.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/04/2005
Our lobster bisque arrived an alarming shade of light brown. In a word... feh. Skip it. Too much nutmeg ruined a classic dish. The lobster roll is lackluster and overpriced. BLT's is held together with mayo and poor culinary judgement. You can not go wrong with their raw bar tho, which has a wide selection and is very fresh. One of the servers looks like Elvis.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/15/2005
I went here for my birthday last night and had a wonderful time. We had to wait about 10 minutes and had a drink at the bar. The house cocktail I had was nice and refreshing (this was june 14th 2005, during this heat wave). All we ordered was the seafood platter and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There were just so many different types of shellfish! Whelks! Who the hell even knew what these were? But man were they yummy, so tender and flavorful. The oysters could have been bigger, but there were lots of them. The shrimp were probably the biggest shrimp I've ever eaten. The scallops were served with a light and delicious sauce. The platter was served with cocktail and mignonette sauce and home-made mayo. We were completely satisfied with the platter and could have left it at that (we were 2) but we decided to gorge ourselves and had a cup of each chowder. The New England was the superior one, though a bad idea to eat soup on such a hot a humid day. The desserts we had were both excellent! Chocolate cake which forced you to eat every single bite even though there wasn't any space left in your stomach and a light and tasty raspberry and pistachio tart, both served with ice cream from Il Laboratorio del gelato on the LES (the chocolate ice cream blew my mind). Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable about the wines, attentive too and friendly. The only caveat I have is that the service at the bar while we were waiting was a bit backward with the barmaid serving one drink, then printing out another client's bill and then fooling around before pouring my boyfriend's drink. Whatever, that was quickly forgotten once we started eating.