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“good but not great”
Review of BLT Prime

BLT Prime
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Ranked #929 of 13,743 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Gramercy Park
Cross street: Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue
Transit: 6, N,R,W train @ 23rd Street
Description: Discover BLT Prime in Manhattan's enchanting Gramercy Park neighborhood. Unwind and dine in a comfy yet modern suede banquette on the first floor, overlook the handsome dining room from the mezzanine or sit in our outdoor café on tree-lined 22nd Street. Beef rules the menu at BLT Prime. The menu, organized by category, and complemented with corresponding savory sauces, guides diners to steakhouse bliss. With a sumptuous selection of fresh seafood, signature salads and seasonal blackboard specials, BLT Prime sets the standard for today’s modern steakhouse.
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“good but not great”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

My third time here and the same impression, very good but not great. I will start with the positives: i love the lighting, just dark enough, you can still read the menu and the lights are soft. Very comfortable sitting and a good size table. Music was a little annoying, screechy jazz track, they could go with something a little more smooth. Wine list - well, everything is 300-400% markup. Too much french and not enough Napa or Italian or Chilean. Need a little more balance and a litle more Cabs in a steakhouse. Now, the food was good but i dont think i will go there again to eat steak.Our steaks were too seared an I ended up cutting the burned crunchy outside off. Their burners are too hot. Even my side of mushrooms was too burned. Asparagus was very good. Bacon appetizer was burned a little as well and it was not tasty at all. I did enjoy the desert, Apple Cobbler was excellent. Finally, very good service, I only wish they would have fewer people trolling the isle and trying to take your plate away.

  • Visited February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good but a touch expensive”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

You don't expect to go to a place such as BLT and expect it to be anything but expensive, that being said it felt just a touch over the odds for what was on offer.

Service is efficient but not overly friendly but the staff are certainly knowledgable enough.

We certainly didn't have a bad meal but it left a definite hole in the pocket and I think we try several others before we'd venture back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Los Gatos, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“My steak was terrible”
Reviewed January 19, 2014

For a foodie, this place should be avoided. My steak was seared on the outside, but still very cold inside. The service was apologetic, but don't go here for food.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Kelly M
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Seattle, Washington
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“More than just a steakhouse”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Satisfied the beef lovers (Kansas City 28-day dry aged Prime bone-in strip and Cowboy bone-in rib eye), the non-beef eater (Ahi Tuna) and the vegetarian (3 sides - Grilled Asparagus, Creamed Spinach and Truffled Mashed Potatoes). The Popovers, brought to every table, were amazing. They provide the recipe so you can make them at home. Save room for the Mini Doughnuts / Coffee Ice Cream / Valrhona Chocolate Sauce. Amazingly quiet for a very busy restaurant. Wait staff were outstanding and we never felt rushed. Wish I could afford to go regularly.

  • Visited May 2013
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Rowlett, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The appetizers and sides were absolute heaven”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We went BLT Prime to celebrate a special occasion. Our server was fabulous. Everything she recommended was spot on. Our appetizers include the tuna tar tare, which melted in our mouth. The popovers were hot, with an oozing cheesy center. Everything we tried was just heaven. The steak was tender, and buttery rich.

  • Visited December 2013
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