- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
If it was not NYC restaurant week, would I ever have found BLT Prime - I don't think so - Lexington Avenue is not my "go to" restaurant area (is it anybody's)! The surprise was pleasant and while the street door is modest the space inside is very inviting and our table upstairs overlooking below was perfect (will request it again next time). We enjoyed the $39 restaurant week dinner which was a good value and for that reason may have suffered a bit. Tomato salad as a starter was spot on, bacon starter not so much - dry and tough with an odd pesto mustard on top. New York strips as main were cooked spot on and only suffered from minimal amount of mashed potatoes on the side. Deserts were a selection of ice cream (massive portion) and a pannacotta with some crushed pineapple - sadly canned! These comments should be seen as positive for the $39 meal which was very good. But there is more - a nice liver pate was immediately brought to the table followed by popovers with herb butter and sea salt - both excellent! Rare that a restaurant week steak did not command a supplemental charge - nice! A quick read through a classic steak house wine list lead me to a good value red from Gigondas in Rhone. Daniel served us and he could not have been more brilliant - a jovial professional who took excellent care from us - an asset to the place. We had a quick chat with the manager as well and complimented how they used lapel pins to show that the staff had been vaccinated for Covid - great idea. Sitting high up in a beautifully vaulted space created perfect ambiance. The entire meal was paced beautifully and the acoustics allowed for a comfortable noice level - I may have heard more of my wife than usual!! I have been known for my critical reviews so let me summarize by saying that I will go back for the regular menu and I certainly will go back alone to sit in the bar, have a cocktail and take the hurry out of my life.
Always great food and service.
Consistently good, food and service.
Awful. Forgot our drinks. Forgot one person in our parties order. Waiter more attentive to every table near us.
Steaks and sides were fantastic (ribeyes, bacon, mushrooms, creamed spinach) - crab cake app was great - “jumbo shrimp” were on the small size for the price - but whatever. Staff was pleasant and attentive, hosts were nice. Would go back. Oh…. And as always, the popovers were fantastic
The food was excellent, and the service was great. As pointed out by another reviewer, they can back off a bit in the service, especially when you are in a conversation. But I think they are just finding their rhythm, so it is a picky point! I will go back.
The food was subpar had better stake not worth the price
BLT Prime is an exceptional steak house with top quality food combined with the most professional staff in the dining industry. Management watches and always comes up to check on each table and their care assures you of a fine dining experience
apps mains and dessert all were very good. Notable was the extremely thin cut chips which neither of us had come across, and the chimichuri sauce was very tasty (we should have asked for more lol).
Service was pleasant but slow. Food was just ok - steak was tough (my dog had no complaints about the leftovers though), salmon fairly tasteless.
Very disappointed. The waiter made a mistake and had the bacon appetizer finished when the steaks were done. I specifically asked that we get the bacon with our drinks and the steaks after. When we got the steaks they were all over cooked, dry and hard to chew. Not the way it should have been. The waiter admitted he made a mistake and the restaurant should have made us new steaks but they didn’t. They tried to make it up to is with a piece of cheesecake that I didn’t even eat. Considering the reputation of the restaurant and the price we were all very unhappy and I not sure if or when we will go back
Our server was fantastic and gave great recommendations.
Rideigo our waiter, made our experience warm fun and wonderful! We will be back! The restaurant had great energy ambiance
Great experience for a birthday celebration
Last day of school!
Always a neighborhood favorite where we feel like family.
The service was way too fast and we were interrupted frequently to see if we were happy. I know there is a fine line between too attentive and not attentive enough, but this was too attentive!
In our party of 3, the 2 strip steaks ordered were inedible. Fortunately, the manager graciously offered to bring us something new to replace them. We then ordered filet mignons which were perfect. The manager also sent over side dishes and a shared dessert so she did her best to overcome the initial issue.
We had my sons graduation dinner there. It was amazing. They made it so special. We had the entire top floor to ourselves. The service was amazing!!!
Best meal I have had in years. Best service ever.
This restaurant is a gem. Great food and service! The popovers are amazing.
Welcome back and the restaurant was buzzing. So great that it was close to full. A great steakhouse on the upper east side!
Both food & service were perfect as always! The FREEDOM! ‘21 cocktail was delicious (and benefits the LGBTQ community for pride month) as was our entire meal and dessert. Another wonderful meal at BLT Prime in the books!
Fantastic experience, never disappointed. The popovers are amazing, the drinks delicious, the steak cooked perfectly. Lovely, lovely time.
Food was really good best creamed spinach ever. Our waiter was fabulous
Truly an outstanding experience. From the service to the food, BLT absolutely NEVER disappoints. If you haven't yet been, make your reservation immediately!
the calamari was amazing; good drinks, we chose to eat outside so the noise level is to be expected. Great service- attentive- better than my recent experience at the Mark
Birthday lovely time
Very expensive, all the food was disappointing, service was terrible, constantly coming over to clear table even with food still on plates.
Birthday dinner. Honored request for a specific table. Great evening.
Porterhouse excellent although it was cut into chunks vs thick slices, a little smaller steak than benjamins for example
Cream spinach and mash potatoes very good
Tuna tartare and Bronzino could be better, TT down the street at Orsay much better.
I asked for 2 dewars and soda, think I got something even cheaper and poor quality instead. I should have asked to see the bottle. However when a bartender puts a straw in a glass of scotch and a lemon on the rim it tells me that he is poorly trained - not up to the standards of BLT.
Overall not bad but there are easy fixes to make it world class
From the moment we sat down Cliff Crooks engaging staff could not have been more attentive, from the hostess to the waitress to the busboys. We had almost immediate gratis food (puff pastries were excellent) on the table, and drinks within minutes. The food was perfectly prepared and fabulous, and the bartenders were creative with their suggestions during and after dinner. All of this in beautifully appointed, rich and elegant, yet comfortable setting. This is our new go-to spot on the upper east side… kudos!
Wonderful dinner with amazing service and great atmosphere. Hugo makes an amazing martini
The best steak in the upper east side!
Only good thing were the popovers, but I'm going to have to add some words to reach the minimum 50 characters
Th steaks are delicious! Also a nice atmosphere and the tables are arranged so that there is a roomy feel to the place.
Excellent steaks plus other non-red meat choices on an interesting menu, VERY widely-spaced tables in a handsome environment plus attentive, professional service at fair (for this quality on the UES) prices.
Another terrific meal. Thank you to our great servers!
As always, the food at BLT never disappoints and neither does the service. Both are excellent. BLT has become our go-to on the Upper East Side. Highly recommend.
You can order delivery directly from BLT Prime using the Order Online button. BLT Prime also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. BLT Prime also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 995-8500.
BLT Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.