Laurent Tourondel

Laurent Tourondel

A 1998 F&W Best New Chef, Laurent Tourondel is known for decades of BLT and LT restaurants, including BLT Steak and BLT Fish, LT Burger, LT Steak & Seafood, LT Bar & Grill, and LT Above. Today he operates more than a dozen concepts in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Florida.


Tourondel is from Auvergne, France, and worked in France, Hong Kong, London, and Moscow before developing his restaurant empire in the United States. Today he has locations in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and the Hamptons, in addition to his L'Amico, Second, The Vine, and Skirt Steak restaurants in Manhattan.

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