BLT Prime - New York
In Gramercy Park, you’ll find BLT Prime, serving some of the best steaks in New York and offering an exceptional wine selection, both of which guests enjoy in a modernist dining room that makes everyone feel comfortable and ready to eat. Prefer your steak sauced? BLT Prime is famous for its selection of Béarnaise, peppercorn, and other classic sauces.
It all starts with popovers. As Thrillist notes “The most memorable part of dining here? The complimentary popovers that arrive at the beginning of the meal -- huge, buttery, and light. Which is not to say that the steak isn’t great (because it is), but that the popovers are just that damn good.”
After enjoying the popovers, you can have at the meat of the menu, which is, undoubtedly, the reason most of us would choose to go to BLT Prime. All beef at BLT Prime is USDA prime or 100% naturally raised certified Black Angus. There are the standard crowd-pleasers, as well as a few slightly off-center – and very, very good – offerings. For instance, the Cowboy is a marbled piece of selected beef short loin, though the exact type of steak is subject to change; if it’s the first two or so cuts, it’s a Porterhouse; if it’s from the last two or so cuts, it’s a T-bone. There’s also a hangar steak, which on the steer hangs between the rib and the loin; it’s a hugely flavorful piece of meat that requires a good chef to prepare correctly. Of course, it’s prepared correctly at BLT Prime.
“New York Magazine” recommends the New York strip steak and says that BLT Prime is right for you if you have a “taste for beef, lots of sauces and endless varieties of potatoes.”
There is a very good selection of oysters, and you’ll find a seafood entrée or two, but BLT Prime is basically all about the beef…and the wine. BLT Prime has won Wine Spectator awards for the sommeliers in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The wine list offers many glasses from the bottles, and the wine comes from a very wide geographic range, including an exceptionally broad selection of California reds.