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“More than meets the eye” 5 of 5 stars
Review of BLT Fish

BLT Fish
21 W. 17th St, New York City, NY 10011 (Flatiron District)
(212) 691-8888
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Ranked #1,618 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Cross street: 5th and 6th Avenues
Transit: 4,5,6,N,R,L to Union Square and the F to 14th Street, 1,9, to 16th Street and 2,3,A & C to 14th Street.
Description: At BLT Fish, located in an elegant townhouse in Manhattan's Flatiron district, savor all things seafood. The airy upstairs dining room, ornamented with walnut tables and suede walls, offers a host of line-caught fish from around the world like Chilean Wild Turbot and Florida Red Snapper. The sophisticated yet comfortable design of the third floor, accentuated by the retractable glass roof, features a large open kitchen allowing guests to catch a glimpse of our chefs doing what they do best - preparing sublime seafood.
Littleton, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“More than meets the eye”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was a great choice by my NYC friends. The first floor is casual dining, but upstairs is another experience. We had a lovely dinner -- everything we tried was really good. The spinach side is amazing and the baby donuts for dessert were fun and yum.

Be sure the check out the second level banquet room. Gorgeous pen and ink drawings decorate the walls. It looked like a great place for a holiday or birthday party!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Peru, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“great seafoof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A great place to eat seafood. Service and food were A+. My wifeand I both had the Dover Sole. It couldn't have been better. Don't miss if in New York City.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oxnard, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Seafood and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

BLT Fish is one of the better seafood restaurants in NYC...and definitely one of the trendiest. The seafood-both raw bar and cooked is extremely fresh and well prepared. The service is highly professional and accomodating. We went to BLT Fish to celebrate my wife's birthday with friends and everything i had noted on the reservation was honored including a great table and a birthday dessert. The prices are definitely on the high side but the food is well worth it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Exceptional every time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We travel to New York often and this has been consistently one of my favorites. We took a group of friends from out of town also this weekend upstairs at BLt. Had not been there in a while so always wary about quality etc. when we sat down they informed us it was a new celebrity chef and a new fall menu...so we became concerned. However the concept remained the same. They still have a Amuse bouche and the amazing cheddar biscuits to start. Almost entirely fish but they added one chicken and one steak dish to the menu. I am allergic to shellfish so I had the steak...it had unbelievable flavor (and I have had a lot of steaks In a lot of places). My husband shared the whole sea bass with our friend and they were amazed At the flavor and moistness. we all agreed the mashed potatoes were the best ever - how do they make something so ordinary so delicious. We ended with the chocolate dome. Do not hesitate to eat here. It's fabulous..

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal
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155 reviews 155 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our concierge at the hotel, thank you for doing so.
The food is so fresh and delicious!
Best: the service is amazing, we were waiting at the bar downstairs and the service was very good, once we moved upstairs, we had a gentleman serving us who had the most wicked sense of humour! We laughed a lot, and he knew his menu!
We had oysters (east coast), soft shell crab, whole snapper, salmon..... It was all so delicious. Amazing wine list for all tastes and wallets!
I cannot wait to go back, what a find! ( If you go upstairs it is a bit on the pricey side, expect a $100 and up per person) but it is worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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