BLT Steak DC

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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 including an oyster and shellfish raw bar.
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OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Fantastic service and atmosphere. It is a noisy restaurant so if you are looking for an intimate evening not the best place.

BR
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

ER
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I usually love BLT - always a treat to go. But I had the special NY Strip - it was really tough, with a lot of fat marbled in it, I think I just got a bad cut. Service was outstanding. All and all, it was okay.

r
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Definitely recommend and will return!

C
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere, outstanding food and staff. A great place to enjoy a great dining experience.

LD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food is always good. Good place for business lunches.

FC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is nicely appointed although our table was a little close to other tables on either side. Server was efficient and very friendly. Food was simply magnificent as always. Unexpected surprise desert for our anniversary was a treat. Our entire party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed every minute and every bite.

M
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We overpriced. Does not compare to Charlie palmers.

JR
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prompt and consistent service. The food was exceptional as always.

EH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s five year breast cancer clear celebration. A great place to do so.

JR
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful and accommodating to our needs. The service and quality and always top notch.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I was in town with a big group of people. I had been to the BLT in Aruba last spring and was impressed. The service at BLT was beyond bad. I’ve never received such bad service at a high end restaurant like this. The cut of steak (NY Strips) was not worth the price and had a tendon going through most of our cuts. Some of our steaks were under cooked and the server never came back to check on us to see if the steaks were cooked properly. The popovers were pretty good though. Overall I would not recommend this steak house to anyone.

m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would highly recommend.

SB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

While I enjoyed my meal at BLT this week I did have a few issues. First of all, who puts chives on a caesar salad? Never, ever, have I experienced that before so I didn't think I need to ask for "no funny green things". I have an allium intolerance. Now, if you send a salad back for something like chives don't you think the server should take note and make sure they don't end up on other dishes? One would think so yet the truffel mashed potatoes and asparagus arrived with chives. I understand the chives on mashers, it's a garnish that adds colour. But why the eff would you sprinkle chives on asparagus, which is also green. Makes no sense to me.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagyu NY strip was absolutely delicious. Service was incredible

LS
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Had a really good time. Downsides were that it was super loud and only 4 shrimp in the shrimp cocktail for $24.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. Servers are wonderful and remember us!

JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Our server was very thorough and made great suggestions from the menu.

D
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

BLT's ambiance is what you would expect of any busy upscale restaurant in the city. The cowboy ribeye and grilled branzino were underwhelming considering the cost. The wine list was impressive with a variety from $1800-$45 a bottle. We decided on a $100 bottle of Bordeaux to compliment our dinner. All in all, the evening was an enjoyable one. The host, wait staff, chef, and sommelier were absolutely delightful.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too much aircon

KM
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

On the down side, it was loud, the popovers were over baked, and the service was slow as we spent several minutes (10+) staring around the table at the finished plates with no serving staff to clear - twice, after appetizers and entrees.
On the up side, the popovers were still yummy, the steaks cooked to perfection, and the lobster Cobb and wedge salads were really good.

MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Go to DC Steak house for family dinners! Nothing better!

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff is fantastic. I listed in the OpenTable notes that this was a birthday celebration for my husband. BLT thoughtfully had menus printed with my husband’s name at the top. Just a small touch that goes a long way. The service was impeccable and the food even better.

NC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was excellent, but it was so loud that you couldn't hear the person right in front of you unless you also were shouting. Also, the lighting is so dim that you could see everyone looking at the menu's with cell phone lights, not to mention the print was wearing off and the type font was very small.

DA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Appetizers were very good and the complimentary po overs were delicious as well. Very nice wine list. But the steak was tough and lacking in flavor - each person at our table had a steak that’s was less than desirable. Domestic wagyu was not nearly worth the price tag. And the “local” aged beef was tough and over cooked.

DC
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Steaks, seafood, pop-overs......all taste great. It is a little pricey, but a great experience and dinner!

LH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent Service - Good Food! We had a great waiter! He stepped up the customer service even more when I mentioned how much we loved Mastro’s.

NB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meet my son there for dinner when I’m in town. Always a great overall experience with the atmosphere, service and the food. I highly recommend it!!! Nick

JJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience. Great popovers.

AM
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from the moment we first stepped foot in the front door to our complimentary glass of champagne to cap off our anniversary. #datenight #bltstrakhouse

AA
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the place but got overcharged for the special dessert which was listed as $9 and was charged $16. Otherwise, for some reason that night, service was not that great and when the server asked if we where ready to order, we said "yes" and then she proceeded to tell us she would be right back!

MD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just fabulous food! The steaks were among the best I’ve had. Luxurious restaurant and setting. The ambiance improved when the sun set. There is an abundance of staff that take care of you perfectly without interrupting your meal. Will dine there again! Worth the $$$$.

p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Had to send the steak back; too long a time for it to come back and even then it wasn't cooked properly. Asked for medium rare; first time came back medium well; second time came back super raw. Nothing was offered for the inconvenience of eating my meal when my friend had finished his. There are much better steakhouses in DC

WS
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience A+++

VA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a great venue for lunch as the location is great and the food is delicious. It is on the more expensive category, so it is most appropriate for business-type luncheon meetings.

OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a dinner for a birthday, and the food was delicious, the staff was helpful and the group had a great time. Thank you.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

I've been to countless high-end steakhouses, and in my opinion BLT is slightly overrated. My girlfriend and I both ordered the NY strip steak. It was cooked just fine, but the meat was tough. It was not worth the $55 price tag. While we were eating, the manager came over with a small gift from the chef. He stated "try this and I'll tell you what it is". So my girlfriend and I went ahead and tried it. Come to find out the dish is cow tongue. It actually tasted pretty good, and I'm very willing to try new foods. My girlfriend on the other hand wasn't very fond of it. It weirded her out. It was very nice of the manger to give us a complementary dish, but with the dish being cow tongue, he should have made that more clear, as not everyone is very keen and willing to try it. My girlfriend was not happy. I said something to the manager about it, and he was polite and understanding of the situation. After a couple minutes the chef came out. He stated "so what was wrong?", and I went ahead and explained the situation. And then he proceeded to argue, stating how it was meat. (Cow tongue is a muscle). I mentioned how I understand his point of view, but it is a muscle. He then proceeded to look at my girlfriend and stated "so was your steak good then?" in an extremely rude demeanor. Moral of the story, if you are serving someone cow tongue, you should probably state what it is, because some individuals are not going to like it, and lastly, the chef is extremely rude. Overall, if you're in DC and looking for a good steakhouse, I do not recommend BLT. I recommend The Palm DC for a good steak.

G
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

While I wasn't overly impressed with this location, the food is great, atmosphere is good, and overall it is a delicious spot to get dinner!

F
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All you expect from a good steak house! very professional

SD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a nice table near the front. Not crowded with others. Our server was excellent; a good balance of competent and funny. Our food was good—the steak was a little dry and I don’t like sauces. The seafood bouillon was good the popovers were amazing!!! We also had mushrooms, kale, and Brussels sprouts; all good. The peanut butter chocolate mousse was wonderful and carrot cake was fine. We appreciated the menu that said Happy Anniversary.

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