BLT Steak - Ritz-Carlton San Juan
BLT Steak - Ritz-Carlton San Juan

BLT Steak - Ritz-Carlton San Juan

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bltrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 7872531700x4240
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak
  • Executive Chef: Laurent Tourondel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private event space mimics the aesthetics of the main dining room and is available for a sit-down dinner for up to 18 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Erica Ventura 7872531700x4214

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Avenida Isla Verde
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Reduced rate self & valet parking available at hotel
A word from BLT Steak - Ritz-Carlton San Juan
BLT Steak's design integrates select traditional elements of the French "Bistro" and an American "Steakhouse." A lighter environment has been created that is enhanced by the richness of Macassar Ebony tables and matching suede. A 25-foot bar greets diners with an excellent array of libations for pre- or post- dining pleasure.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
BLT Steak - Ritz-Carlton San Juan reviews from OpenTable diners
39 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (25)fit for foodies (19)notable wine list (15)good for groups (13)romantic (13)hot spot (7)neighborhood gem (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Very special birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We chose this restaurant to celebrate a dear friend's 40th birthday. Our servers were very attentive and efficient, the food was really great (the birthday girl is a true connoisseur when it comes to raw oysters and beef and she was quite happy with everything). The restaurant gave us a tasty bonus dessert and wrote out "Happy Birthday" in beautiful lettering which we featured in many photos. My only negative critque is that our drink orders always took a bit longer than expected, but our servers were were very dilligent about following up on them. Everyone said they had an excellent experience and that we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a great experience, and we're made to feel welcome as soon as we entered. The service was fully in keeping with the high standards of the Ritz-Carlton in which it was located. The food was great. The steak was cooked perfectly, and actually tasted best on its own, as opposed to with the available sauces. A very comfortable place, and the background music set a very nice mood also. Thanx for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing except for the food
    nyfoodie63
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    BLT San Juan is a beautiful venue. The staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. The only down side was in the preparation, not the quality of the food. It was if the chef decided not to season anything. In a word, bland. Definitely two of the most pedestrian steaks I have ever had at a higher end steak house. And the lack of seasoning impacted the appetizers as well. The tuna tartare was diced tuna set on top of diced avocado; again, no seasoning. The best course was dessert; the home made sorbets were outstanding. It's hard to tell if it was simply a bad night, or the normal course of things, however I would be uninclined to go back anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Food was your normal steak what you would expect at a pricey place like this. However the service was exceptional. Our waiter was on the money!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This BLT does not serve Prime steak. Good place and probably one of the best in San Juan, but not the same as BLT in NY.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Service was lousy. Food was not outstanding. The gnocchi special was not available. Not much empathy with sever Julian. Too much noise. Was sitted facing kitchen; had to ask for a chair. Not a romAntic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fish was delicious.Service terrific
    Jjss
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We both ordered fish- snapper and swordfish. Excellent! Stuffed mushrooms and Caesar salad apps were fabulous! Start it all off with huge popovers. Loved it all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No chicken pate
    Cruiser
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    No chicken pate served. This is considered a condiment like butter and thus not only was it expected but it wasn't served. When I asked to speak to a manager. She said she would go check and see. She never came back to explain. How does BLT allow them to get away with this?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Place Ever
    Achr
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent Food, Excellent Wine selection, Excellent service. In summary, Excellent on everything.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excelent
    AngieMG
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great food, ambiance, Excelent service....loved it!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You can't beat BLT
    thechangman
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was the 5th time I've been to this BLT and I never leave disappointed. I loved the popovers and as usual, the bone-in ribeye. The steak was cooked to perfection and I left barely able to move. This was the best meal I had during my stay in San Juan and the waitstaff keep giving me reasons to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service were delightful!
    RitzCarltonSteak
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We made a last minute reservation and discovered their dinner specials between 6-7 pm. The meal was delicious with both of our proteins prepared perfectly. The restaurant also recognized that it was our 20th anniversary and surprised us with an additional dessert. If we are back in San Juan we will certainly return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Once again, BLT San Juan was flawless. Excellent from start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Amazing food and service and the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary! Had such a great night!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost perfect experience
    Kayabba
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. There was an issue with one of our glasses not being so clean. The glass was replaced immediately. The manager came over to apologize and were were taken good care of.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous service
    Relaxing
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had the best waier we have ever had. He anticipated our every move. Adrian was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really amazing dinner!
    MeatsCheeses4Me
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I ate here with my fella on the last night of a week long vacation and I have to say, it was nothing short of spectacular. We decided to go all out, no expense spared and every bite was worth every penny. To start we enjoyed the fresh lump crab salad, tuna tartar and scallops. The fresh crab meat was possibly the freshest crab I've ever had we the portion was very large. For dinner we had the filet, which was very good but I have to say the 16oz coffee rubbed delmonico special was the best steak I have ever had. It was so tasty and full of flavor. But the real bonus was the bone marrow on the side that was a little delicious dollop of heaven on each bite.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • San Juan BLT - Pop Me Over!
    deezertVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    POPOVERS! Need I say more? I mean it's like having oral ecstasy. The tuna tartar was muy excellente as well. The filet mignon was OK as were the hens of wood ... Ive had better. Service was nice. Excellent House Red. Quiet Setting. Will try Meat Market next time I am in town. The hotel is beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better every time
    fromLItohereVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to BLT in San Juan and each time is better than the last. The food from start to finish was excellent, nothing short of our expectations. Service was equally as great and made our dining experience fun by giving us personal recommendations from the menu. He steered some towards a wine, others for a side dish or dessert and each time was right on the money. We will be back next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 205 reviews are from the BLT Steak - Ritz-Carlton San Juan reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    The coconut bread pudding is possibly the best dessert on the planet!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfecto!!!
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Dined at the BLT in Atlanta, Charlotte and now San Juan and all have been fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    Food4um
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was my first Mother's Day without my daughter, who is away at school, taking finals. My husband picked this restaurant because foodies told us about it. Everything is first-rate and perfect, from the smiling waiters to the incredible food. Popovers win, let me tell you. And the short ribs are better than any we have had. Coconut bread-pudding is like a souffle. All that was missing was my child.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BLT
    NashVegas
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Excellent service, the pop up pastry is wonderful. The rib eye was mediocre at best, the veal was acceptable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice!
    JayG
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Nice location in Isla Verde, Great food, good atmosphere, solid!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent the bone in strip
    steaklover
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Excellent the bone in strip and filet melted in your mouth. The staff was professional but not at all stuffy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blown Away!!!!
    DavidordcdVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    This was one of the best all around meals I have ever had. The service was truly spectacular, our waiter even gave a us a personal hand written thank you card at the end of the meal. Being from Chicago, a truly great food city, I have eaten at a lot of amazing steak places, but this one was truly amazing and in the top three best ever. If you go to San Juan and / or stay at the Ritz you absolutely have to spend an evening eating here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't bother with BLT
    SwimmerVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    They sat us by the bar area. One waitress with no help. Dishes were left on the table foe a long time. I think they forgot the tequila in my margarita. The bread took forever to come out. The steaks did not come out hot. The waitress forgot the sauce we ordered and then she said oh I will bring it right out and never did. Way over priced for the quality for cold food and lack of service
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  • Mixed experience
    SteakloversVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Ruth Chris is usually our choice but decided to visit BLT cause we could walk. Wine list missing 4 pages (the reds I would add,) Our standing steakhouse choice is a porterhouse for 2 so what we ordered. Were told shortly after that they ran out of porterhouse. Ran out? So went NY strip and ribeye. Both were served warm, not hot and halfway through were cold. Strip was ok, ribeye was tough. Huge disappointment at theses prices. Highlight of dining was the sommelier who helped us choose a wine from Spain- his story telling around each winemaker and what set them apart was superb and so was the choice of wine. Meat was a bust, the bread they serve we give 5 stars to. My wife who is gluten free even polished off one of their signature popovers.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was slow, steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was slow, steak okay, would not go back! Very disappointed!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too much char on the food
    RayrayVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everything had a burnt coating on it... this overwhelmed the flavor of the food. Also, they will nickle and dime you for everything you ask for. Egg on your burger? $6 extra... refill on your pepsi? $4. Why Pepsi? Because they won't serve coke! This place is not worth a tenth of the price paid.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service and
    serena
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Excellent food, service and decor. They went out of their way to accommodate us. We had two young male servers who were excellent. I highly recommend this place :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak in the Ritz Carlton
    jjgold
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Second visit to BLT in San Juan and it was great. Gruyere popovers are awesome and the lamp chops and other entress and sides were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak lovers paradise
    Renee
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Great restaurant located in the Ritz Carlton in San Juan. The food was spectacular. Best meal we had all vacation Including the surprises like the luscious popovers and little chocolate treats we were offered when we said no dessert. If you love steak. GO! Though my husband had the shrimp and said it was spectacular too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in a Romantic Ambiance
    DeniseVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The evening was perfect! The staff was very friendly and helpful (maybe a bit too pushy in the order-taking); the steak and the mac and cheese were excellent, the wine list was superb (although they had run out of our initial selection). Overall, it was just great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Halibut
    Jjwyet
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    While a steak house my fish was awesome . I loved that it was in our hotel in Puerto Rico and we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and expensive
    JtciiiVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    This was a feast meal and great service but be prepared to spend more than $100 per person before adding any alcohol.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    demandingdiner
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    In the past I found found BLT to be an elegant restaurant where the well-executed food merited the high prices for a special dinner. The last visit was a disappointment. The television at the bar and casually dressed clientele seemed a bit incongruous with the price range. It might work better to separate the bar/cafe part of the restaurant from the dining room- creating two different atmospheres that might please diners more.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what we expected
    Celebrate
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Looked forward to a romantic dinner on our first night in San Juan. Called ahead to move up reservation but told no option exist yet when we showed up early there was plenty of open tables. Bar area was showing football game and the noise level made the experience less than desirable as any when cheering like they were at a sports bar. Unfortunately this ruined the experience we were looking for. Food was fine and the service was good but we just wanted to leave because of the atmosphere so we skipped dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special steak house
    familyvacations
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Amazing popovers that came with the recipe so you can try at home. Steaks were excellent (with the exception of the hanger steak-spend the extra money for the filet or ribeye) Certainly feel spoiled with all the little extras, including the bon bons at the end of the meal. Be prepared to pay for the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    Tito
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Wanted to treat my Dad to a Peter Luger like experience and BLT did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.