BLT Bar and Grill
BLT Bar and Grill

BLT Bar and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.e2hospitality.com/blt-bar-grill-new-york/
  • Phone: 6468268666
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast (Daily): 7:00am - 10:30am
    Brunch (Saturday & Sunday): 10:30am - 4:00pm
    Lunch (Monday-Friday): 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner (Daily): 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Bar Service (Daily): 11:00am - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Craine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from BLT Bar and Grill
BLT Bar & Grill is a modern tavern serving inspired versions of familiar American classics and bar fare with hand-crafted cocktails, beer and wine. The menu features a wide variety of favorites from sharable snacks, fresh salads and grilled meats to market-driven pastas, pizzas and sandwiches. BLT Bar & Grill is everyday dining that still affords impeccable style and service.

BLT Bar & Grill spans two levels, with each floor offering a different energy and experience. The full menu is available throughout the restaurant, but guests can opt to linger in the upstairs dining room or socialize at the bustling downstairs bar. The space features high ceilings with custom-designed wood beam chandeliers draped with Edison bulbs. The warm, tavern-like atmosphere is outfitted in dark red and brown leathers, with neon signage that recalls classic American pub décor.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
BLT Bar and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (20)great for brunch (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (6)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • excellent
    jimsarvis328
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was incredible. Thanks for a great evening. Perfect evening after seeing the wtc memorial. And so close to the memorial
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Nice outdoor seating and pleasant atmosphere, but the food was terrible and the service even worse. Asked for salmon to be done all the way through and basically came out raw. Requested creamed spinach instead of french fries - got french fries. Couldn't point to one thing the service staff did right for entire meal. I expect more from a restaurant affiliated with the W Hotel.
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  • Bummer for BLT in NYC
    CAFoodie
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Rude hostess. Poor service due to under staffed. Soggy grilled cheese and Reuben overcooked. Bummer since BLT has a great brand. Positive was Popover. Will not return or recommend. Been a member of Open Table for many years and had many wonderful dining experiences and this was not one.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem in historic area
    Foodlover14
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A fine spot for lunch or brunch after a visit to the freedom tower museum. Menu has something for everyone. Kids had burgers & fries, women had omelettes, and the winner was a brunch special enclosed in a donut , which was like a confection! Our server was hepful; when asked her opinion she steered my husband to the donut special saying it was something out of the ordinary, which it surely was! Prices were very reasonable, making it a good choice for a family or group visiting the area.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't go
    andynjVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The room temperature ranged from mildly warm to sauna despite repeated requests. They tried to give us the wrong wine. The burger had dressing on it despite a request for none. The pasta was at best lukewarm and it was impossible to get a server so it could be reheated. At one point a server said the hotel controls the AC so they cold not really do anything!! We have been to other great BLT restaurants so this one was a real BAD surprise.
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  • Always reliable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Always reliable. The salmon burger is wonderful as are the fries. They let you sit and talk.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TobyBVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Nice food, great popovers and good location. But somehow lacking warmth of atmosphere.
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  • Pleasantly Surprised!
    Bobellerz
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised with the food and service at BLT Bar and Grill. The BLT brand is one that is consistent for the most part, and it is a brand that I can trust to give good service. However, given the multitude of restaurants in Manhattan with similar styles, tastes, cuisine, and service for a similar price, I can safely say that the BLT experience is one that every person should try once--and perhaps expand their horizons afterwards.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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  • Ezequiel was great!
    BillyPVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Our waiter, Ezequiel, was fantastic. Very polite, courteous and handsome. I would come back for him! The food was very heavy. Loved the deviled eggs and the tuna tartar.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 231 reviews are from the BLT Bar and Grill reviews archive.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    GMANJI
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Found this gem about six months ago and have been a Friday night fixture. We never had a bad meal!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Brunch
    LuvbrunchVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've been here before and knew they had great burgers, but the brunch was equally fantastic. The French Toast and Belgiums waffles were amazing. Highly recommend.
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    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was weak
    sharonVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We went for brunch Saturday morning, and were one of only four tables. Despite this, it took over 10 minutes for us to get a simple question answered about the bottomless brunch promotion, after asking both the hostess and the server. It then took over 5 minutes for us to receive our first mimosas once we ordered. We also were seated in a table where the sun was in my boyfriend's eyes, and moved ourselves, which was never even acknowledged by the staff. Our waitress switched about halfway through, and things improved once we received our food (and second and third mimosas), but we probably won't return.
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  • Clean restaurant, good food
    Jangal
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Clean restaurant, good food but service was really slow. I guess we were a party of 8 so maybe that is why.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick fast and friendly
    CTlady1
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Grabbed birthday lunch with a friend and the service was friendly and the food came fast which allowed us to eat and chat while not feeling rushed. Definitely a place I'd go to again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had been the BLT once before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Had been the BLT once before and they had a price fix menu which was great and the service was friendly and attentive This time, there was not price fix - the service was poor and the portions were tiny. For like $30 I got 5 scallops on my plate...nothing else. The service staff seemed confused and our waiter rarely came by. Probably will not be going back.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • This was a breakfast meeting
    RJMNYCSalesperson
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    This was a breakfast meeting with my boss - and it was a great place. We were not rushed, service was good and we were able to talk easily. I have been there for lunch in the past and enjoyed that as well - outdoor seating with a view of the NY harbour, Statue of Liberty, etc.
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    great for brunch
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  • Great for large groups!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a team lunch on Friday and BLT was able to accommodate all 12 of us with a short notice. Service was great, staff was friendly and there was little to no wait when we arrived 15 minutes early. Everyone was satisfied with the food which had good variety. We also had a birthday and they were able to accommodate dessert although one of our members closed the tab a few minutes early. Definitely recommend!
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was slow when restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Service was slow when restaurant wasn't all that crowded and food was disappointing because they ran out of certain items. Overall, not a satisfying experience.
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  • Food perfect, Service needs work
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    The hostess at this expanding, Chef driven Bistro was the only employee who truly executed proper service standards during our visit. Anticipated my needs, went the extra mile with a request and wore a permanent smile ear to ear. Bartender was mechanical and distracted. Wine pours were very uneven one glass to the next. The server took our order correctly and was pleasant, but had a very large station and could not get back until the check was dropped. The busier tried repeatedly to clear plates before we were finished and did not speak English well, so this became somewhat comical. The food however, was very good. Standouts were deviled eggs, pizza, tuna tartar and crab salad. The popovers are to die for and always made perfectly here.
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  • Food was good; Service was
    lmch1313
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Food was good; Service was good. Nothing overly "fantastic" - but definitely a solid option for a good meal. Meal prices were reasonable - but drinks seemed pricey.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great place down in no man's land
    carmVIP
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    BLT and the family of restaurants are always good. I think the food is good. The drinks were divine, the salted caramel martini yummy and creamy! We had a melange of dishes brussel sprouts, deviled eggs, calamari, procuitto and the steak. All very good. The dishes arrived on time, were hot and tasted as advertised! The dessert was tiramisu, light fluffy with fresh ladyfingers on top with espresso.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't let the name fool you!
    GMANJI
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Went out for a casual Sunday evening dinner but what we got was blown away by the level of sophistication served up with every course. Waiter, Paul was outstanding with just the right balance of attention while timing delivery of each course to make it one of the top dining experiences we've had in Lower Manhattan over the last two years. Thanks BLT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Last minute business travel. Excellent salmon entree friendly help. Would go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and authentic greek
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Great and authentic greek food in an atmosphere that reminds one of Greece in NYC.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You won't leave disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    The steaks were unbelievable, service was top notch and the feel of the restaurant is really energetic! These folks got it right.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very uneven
    DesignerDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Four of us had lunch on a friday before our visit to Ground Zero Memorial. Food was very uneven. My burger and fries were perfect, but my friend's chicken sandwich was below par. Best advice-- order burgers. Re: service: It was very cold and windy outside and the manager allowed folks to enter through a side door that often sent cold breezes through the space-- very annoying. Also music was sooo loud it was very hard to have a conversation and it took multiple requests to get it even slightly lower!
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  • Excellent Time
    Sabby
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We had a great meal and an excellent time. We will definitely be back and look to try the other restaurants affiliated with BLT.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu lacks important information
    Fran
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    my only complaint is that the menu doesn't advise what kind of bread is used for sandwiches. Very surprising considering so many people suffer with nut allergies. I had to send my sandwich back (which I never do) because the multi-grain bread it was served on was loaded with seeds and due to a medical condition I cannot eat seeds. The waiter was very nice about it and the chef offered to make a complely new sandwich, which wasn't necessary. But I did feel bad and embarrassed, that I had to send something back when it wasn't the chef's fault.
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    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    SweetpeaVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    This was my third visit to BLT. Everyone really liked the burgers and raved about the French fries! I had the ginger chicken salad and it was just OK.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK / Service hit or miss
    DCAMichaelVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Was looking for a Sunday brunch down in the FiDit. Chose BLT based on one guest wanted a place that served omelets and waffles. We were greeted and promptly seated. Our waiter asked if we wanted anything to drink. Only later did we learn when we overheard another waiter, that there was a special on Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's. When ordering, my guest ordered the Omelet which said 'a choice of three ingredients' but no options were listed. When asked, the waiter said 'whatever you want'. My guest said salmon and the waiter replied, 'except salmon'. Then we asked again what options and he stated 'whatever you want'. Ended up ordering something else in frustration. He was only scene once more during the meal. Poor service. OK food.
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  • Good food...very nice place...but..
    Colette
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Service during lunch hour (rush hour) was really slow!! But the staff overall were super nice.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made my choice off the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Made my choice off the price fix menu. great food and good sized portions. LOVED the popovers!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved the food and the service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Loved the food and the service! it was good to have dinner and be able to talk knowing I was being heard. Noise level was down and perfect for a get together with my friends.
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    special occasion
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  • I was pleasantly surprised
    mos205VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised by the food here. I wasn't expecting much but everything was very good. Pumpkin sundae was awesome.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will come back for sure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    made a last minute reservation for dinner with my buddy. we had a great time, food was outstanding, great service! Will definitely come back. Highly recommended to all looking for a great restaurant downtown. My buddy insisted we go across the street but very happy we came here instead!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Post-Memorial Lunch!
    Laurie932
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    We popped in for a bite, the burger place across the street looked chintzy. What an excellent choice!! Our server was adorable, very sweet and nice and fast! We told her we had to get to our allotted time at the memorial and she had us in and out stat. Great food, two burgers. And the best fries I've ever had! We're in and out of the city for weekends a lot and we will be back to blt!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food ... a must try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    went for dinner with a friend, we've been to other BLTs but never here. Service and food were both great. We enjoyed it very much and for sure will come back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect lunch spot
    Stephanie
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Delightful and delicious..Very good service. Will return soon.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Very pleasantly surprised.
    NickVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    Very pleasantly surprised. Lots of energy, but not loud. Good menu; nice bar scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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  • I have had more positive experience
    NotimpressedVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    I have had more positive experiences here, however when I came for brunch last weekend I was very disappointed. The coffee was cold, two of our orders were incorrect and took awhile to replace. The service was incredibly slow and the restaurant was empty at the time. Overall, I felt dissatisfied with the service.
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