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BLT Steak report

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BLT Steak report

Core | Jan 26, 2005 10:05 AM

Went to BLT Steak last night - very crowded at 8:30 pm. Lots of diners at the bar and the small front lounge area. Took about 5 minutes or so to get our table. Service was timely and attentive, if not a bit harried. I liked the decor, the noise level was a bit high but manageable. The attire of the clientele varied from stylish jeans to three-piece suits.

I started with the midnight blue mojito (soda, blackberry puree, mint, lime) which was good but not strong. Might have to try the 57th St. Fling next time (champagne cocktail). Loved the duck liver mousse with the toasted bread. My starter was the tuna tartare which was excellent. I thought the blend of the fresh tuna with the avocado and soy was excellent. No foie gras BLT appetizer was offered. Hubby had the clam chowder - he thought it was a bit thin but good. The cheese gougeres were quite good as long as they stayed hot, which they didn't. We barely got a nibble of the waffle-cut potato chips - a bit disappointing but at least it gave me room for the entree.

I had a glass of Malbec with the special of grilled Kobe skirt steak and red wine sauce. Excellent steak and the wine went really well with the sauce. Hubby had the filet mignon with the steak sauce which he liked a great deal. The sides were the potato gratin (I wish they'd sliced the potatos thinner and I thought the sauce was a bit more grease than cream), the creamed spinach (good), and the hen-of-woods (excellent).

I closed with the crepe souffle dessert which was really good, and a glass of the Tokaji. Would definitely come back and try more things. They have a foie gras/Kobe steak sandwich ($28) on their menu that looks interesting.

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