Given its 13 worldwide locations, I love the comfort of knowing that, when traveling, I can probably find a BLT Steak restaurant nearby. Often, I just want a tried and true classic I can trust in delivering a seamless experience. After a seven-year run on Ocean Drive, the original BLT closed in May 2016. Now, we finally have a new South Beach location. Welcome back!
BLT stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel, named after the original owner 13 years ago when it first opened. Sorry, there’s no bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich on the menu. But you won’t miss it.
What I tried:
Of course, you can expect USDA Prime steaks and 100% Naturally Raised Certified Black Angus beef to shine at BLT Steak. But there’s so much more to explore. Before I even made it to the appetizers, I enjoyed the complimentary rich Chicken Liver Pâté and the famous Popovers, a feast in itself. The Foie Gras Empanadas with the accompanying truffle shiitake vinaigrette were delightful. It surprised me to find out the empanada dough was actually yuca based. Talk about bringing a little bit of local flavor to the mix!
The tender Salt Brick Chicken stole the show. Yes, it’s salty, but in the most toothsome perfect way. I was ecstatic to reunite with the Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse at dinner’s end. It’s a dessert I’ve thought about for the last three years since I first had it at the Washington D.C. location. Happy to know it wasn’t a one time fling, this one is for keeps!
Visit the new BLT Steak at the IBEROSTAR Berkeley Hotel location in Miami Beach, for that classic American steakhouse experience… with a Miami touch.
1610 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139