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BLT Steak White Plains – Finest Steaks in New York

BLT Steak White Plains – Finest Steaks in New York

FOOD + WINE, NEW YORK

BLT Steak (which stands for “Bistro Laurent Tourondel”) is our interpretation of the American Steakhouse, and it combines bistro ambiance with steakhouse fare. At BLT Steak White Plains, located in the always elegant Ritz-Carlton Westchester Hotel, Westchester residents can savor the signature warm popovers along with specially selected steaks, fresh seafood, and satisfying sides such as grilled asparagus and hash browns.

Chef Laurent Tourondel may no longer be involved with his namesake steakhouse, but this classy space, decked out in beige with resin-top black tables, still draws a crowd every night.

 

 

BLT Steak White Plains Dining Area
BLT Steak White Plains Dining Area

 

Since I was staying at The Ritz-Carlton hotel, I invited the family to dine and made a reservation for 7:00 p.m. for the large booth table which could easily accommodate our group of seven.

 

BLT Steak large booth seating area
BLT Steak large booth seating area

 

You can either enter through the restaurant via the Ritz Carlton or use the main entrance off the street.

Once inside the restaurant it is very nice without being pretentious. There are huge glass windows surrounding the entire restaurant letting the early evening light in.  In the evening, the city lights reflect inside.  You are even offered a choice of sitting outside for dinner.   Overall, the ambiance is trendy, classy, and relaxed.

 

The first thing you notice as soon as you walk in is the bar area and some couches and a dining area to the right. The bar seats maybe 10-15 people max. The restaurant 150 or so. After cocktails, we had happy hour with trays of huge pieces of shrimp cocktail, fresh lobster, cheese and crackers. They also walked around with a variety of hors d'oeuvre which were tasty. After happy hour we were seated and the waiters brought around tons of food. They start off with these huge dough things that are easily my favorite thing about the place. They're baked and have a crispy outside and a doughy cheesy inside. Yum
BLT Steak White Plains main street entrance
BLT Steak White Plains dining area
BLT Steak White Plains dining area

 

As we were seated at our booth, our waiter took our drink order right away.   As soon as we were all settled, the waiter brought out a chicken liver pate with bread and two plates of gruyère Popovers still steaming upon arrival at our table.

These inflated Popover bread rolls were the conversation starter at our meal.  Comically large and mishapen, with balloon-like tops crusted with baked on cheese, they also came with a meaty salt shaker and — we were told — special European butter that is 98% butter fat. Yes, please!

They even gave us the Popover recipe in a little card so we could try making them at home.

 

BLT Steak Popover Bread
BLT Steak Popover Bread
BLT Popover Recipe
BLT Popover Recipe

 

SALADS AND APPETIZERS

The chef sent over a few appetizers for us to sample including a platter of age-cured meats with sausages and prosciutto hams and cheese bread with bacon.

 

BLT Steak Appetizers
BLT Steak Appetizers
BLT Steak salad
BLT Steak salad

ENTREES

When it came time to order our entrees most of us ordered their famous steaks.  I ordered the Filet Mignon 8 oz, and it was perfectly cooked. The spices in the crust perfectly complimented the flavors of the filet.  It was melt-in-your mouth delicious.

 

BLT Steak White Plains - Filet Mignon 8oz
BLT Steak White Plains – Filet Mignon 8oz

 

While the others ordered Prime Hanger Steak, Braised Short Ribs, Lemon-Rosemary Chicken, and Salmon.

 

BLT Steak White Plains - Lemon Rosemary Chicken
BLT Steak White Plains – Lemon Rosemary Chicken
BLT Steak White Plains - Braised Short Ribs
BLT Steak White Plains – Braised Short Ribs
BLT Steak White Plains - Salmon
BLT Steak White Plains – Salmon

 

SIDES

For our side dishes we went with the potato skins, creamy mashed potatoes, and the mac and cheese.

 

BLT Steak White Plains Sidedishes
BLT Steak White Plains Sidedishes

DESSERTS

Most of us were all stuffed from the meal, but we couldn’t pass up on ordering the Warm Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream dessert and Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Huckleberry Sauce.  I loved that the tart was not super sweet and had a nice rich dark chocolate flavor.  The chef sent out some mini chocolate brownies which had an airy texture and were not too heavy. Dessert was perfect as we were all incredibly full by then!

 

BLT Steak White Plains - Warm Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream Dessert
BLT Steak White Plains – Warm Chocolate Tart with Vanilla Ice Cream Dessert
BLT Steak White Plains - Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Huckleberry Sauce
BLT STeak White Plains – Meyer Lemon Cheesecake with Huckleberry Sauce
Family Photo at BLT Steak White Plains in the large booth
Family Photo at BLT Steak White Plains in the large booth

PRIVATE DINING

BLT Steak has a private event space that mimics the aesthetics of the main dining room, and it is available for a sit-down dinner up to 40 guests. For cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, the room can accommodate up to 65 guests. The room comes equipped with a plasma screen, digital cable television and a DVD player.

 

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BLT Steak is a great eatery that offers a fantastic range of scrumptious dishes.  The setting is stylish yet relaxed, and its location is convenient.  Overall, BLT Steak is a reliable restaurant for a relaxed and comfortable dining experience.

BLT Steak 221 Main St, White Plains, NY 10601

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

8 Comments

  1. Suze The Luxury Columnist
    August 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm
    Reply

    Why did I read this when feeling hungry? Rookie error! I’m wondering what that special butter is, don’t think we have that in the UK

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Carmen
      August 26, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      You definitely need the right ingrediants but also the popover pan so they come out just right.

  2. Danielle
    August 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm
    Reply

    I love steak and often go to NYC. I would love to eat there since everything looks delicious!

    http://www.spring2spring.com

    • Carmen
      August 26, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      This place is a real treat if you happen to be in the area, especially the Popover bread.

  3. Melanie
    September 21, 2015 at 11:07 pm
    Reply

    Those popovers look so good!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

    • Carmen
      October 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm

      Hi Melanie,

      The popovers melted in my mouth and were delicious. They are very filling and you have to stop yourself for wanting to eat all of them.

  4. dana
    October 13, 2015 at 4:44 pm
    Reply

    The food and ambience was a sublime mix. The popovers were decadent and worth every bite. Thank you Carmen for the invite. Since this restaurant is in our ‘hood, we can safely enter knowing we will be well taken care of from palate to service to view.

    • Carmen
      October 13, 2015 at 10:15 pm

      Hi Dana, I’m glad that you enjoyed the dinner. I purchased a popover pan and hope to make them one day. Next time I’m in town, I would love to repeat the visit.

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