So this is not my first time at BLT steakhouse. I’m happy to report that the quality, service and overall vibe of this restaurant in DC is as good as it is in NYC. I swore that I wrote a review for the first time I went to BLT, but I simply could not find it anywhere. That is truly bizarre because since the chef was Paul Niedermann from Hell’s Kitchen of all places, I figure I’d remember to review this one. But I couldn’t find it anywhere! I checked on yelp, zomato, my site, archives, etc. Nothing! Anyway, I did find a picture from then.
So I felt that the wait staff here was extremely professional and attentive. They have a way of making you feel like you are important, royal almost. I did feel a bit out of place here, but that’s not about the restaurant and more about me. I never feel too comfortable around wealthy or well off people. Most of the people who were here seemed to be like that. In fact, I had this rather large woman who looked really snobby nearby and not once did I hear her say thank you. But I saw her bark many orders and requests.
Anyway, this isn’t about the people there, but about the food. So I tried several items and I have to say that I really enjoyed the food.
I love tuna tartare. This was really good.
Here is a sea bass with some veggies. The dish was pretty good. I’d like a bit heftier portion, but it was good.
I love crab cakes too and these did not disappoint. Yum!
I can’t recall what this is called, but it was on the house. I tried it but I didn’t like whatever that spread was. Pate or something, I don’t remember. I wasn’t feeling it though.
These bread and cheese puffs were pretty good.
For dessert, you can’t go wrong with chocolate cake and ice cream. There is some sugar embedded in the ice cream, I thought that was a piece of chocolate and bit into it. Hah, I was wrong, sugar, pure sugar!
More dessert on the house? Sure, why not! Pretty yummy little chocolates here.
Last but not least here you have a mocktail that I had. They had forgotten about it, but it eventually made its way to me. This was pretty good too.
Overall, I enjoyed dining here. I was by myself and though I am fairly comfortable alone, at a place like this I felt more awkward than I think I normally would. It’s a pricey night out so do take note of that before visiting. But if you’ve never eaten at BLT, its worth trying it out.