Named after former chef-owner Laurent Tourondel (BLT stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel), this lively restaurant is Tourondel’s take on a modern American steakhouse. Set on a leafy side street in Gramercy Park, BLT Prime is furnished with suede banquettes, polished zebrawood tables, and across from the bar, a glass-walled dry aging room. Complimentary Gruyère popovers are followed by USDA Prime steaks such as the porterhouse and rib eye, which are broiled and served with a choice of nine sauces, including the house steak sauce or the classic Béarnaise. Sides include creamed spinach and hand-cut fries with cilantro mayonnaise.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.