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Posted by Bob on 03/31/2005
The food was on a par with other high end steak houses but the service was spotty and the room was noisy with not enough character. At this price point there are better choices.
Posted by Vicki on 02/17/2005
We ordered the roasted beet appetizer, shared the NY strip, onion rings, hen of the woods mushroom, gnocchi with parm. All were delicious. The complimentary pop overs are amazing. Really, one of the best breads I've ever had. I could have eaten the bread all night and been happy. The beet and goat cheese appetizer was yummy, a great pairing. The steak tasted great by itself - so juicy and tender. We barely used the sauce at all the steak was so good. The onion rings were fried and salted to perfection, mushrooms were a treat and my least favorite was the gnocchi, but probably because I was so full. They topped it off with complimentary cheesecake for the birthday boy and homemade cookies. We were even able to take home our unfinished bottle of wine. The one thing I didn't like about the service is that I don't know if there were any specials. I heard they serve steak tartare, but didn't see it on the menu and it wasn't offered. I wonder now if I should have asked.
Posted by SWF from UES on 01/03/2005
The sauces are what make the steaks here. My favorite was the warm blue cheese sauce, but I also liked their own traditional steak sauce. It's atmosphere is simple. the service is great. I feel like it's more of a co-ed steak house than others, meaning it's not just a room full of men... definitely would be back.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/28/2004
With all of the steak houses in NYC , BLT is certainly one to miss. Food was overpriced and the service was lacking. Stick the The Palm or Sparks if you are looking for a real steak.
Posted by LouisM on 11/10/2004
I went ro BLT last month. Although it was only for lunch, my expectations were high and my appetite big. I had the hangar steak and found it just ok. I ate at the bar, and the service was at the same level as the steak--until I got home when it dropped to less than good. I had asked that the leftover sauce be poured on the meat and boxed up for that night's dinner (while I watched the Yanks lose--sigh). To my disappointment, all I found was my left over steak--unsauced. Dry dinner. In the final analysis, BLT is ok, but, in my experience, not to the level of the competition.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2004
Posted by Anonymous on 09/29/2004
Set in the middle of otherwise deserted 57th St, BLT is traditional steak house in more informal, beige setting (some corners devoid of any color were noticeable), with more going on in terms of sides and desserts than usual. The downsides: steaks were nicely done--blasted in such a way as to cook, it seemed, uniformly all-around. Still, despite the dry-aging, we thought they were a bit dull flavor-wise. The cutest presentation of many things in small cast iron pans was okay but presented a problem for those ordering steaks for one--how to transfer the steak from pan to plate. A dowager at the next table seemed to complain and strugle with this for at least 5 min. Not a problem with the porterhouse for 2 which comes sliced off the bone. The room could be less drab. The most disappointing dish were the fries--shoestrings in a typical papercone--too light and un-potato-ey to go with a steak. Pricey but worth it compared to some other midtown steak houses (esp. hotel-base ones). Steaks in the $30s. The pluses: service was very good, but not intrusive. Food came quickly but not rushed. Freebie of duck liver mousse with port-wine jelly. The popovers are amazing--huge, evenly cooked and topped with Gruyere. Would've been nice to have some other choice in bread though in case popovers aren't your thing. Should add that we might've gotten a bit more service than usual since we helped a lady who had fainted just as we were coming in (free drink and a dessert). Would definitely go back--even though there are bettter steaks--overall a keeper. Waiting to see what BLT Fish will be like.