So good, it makes other Atlanta Steak houses nervous.
Most people who know me, know that I am proud to be a New Yorker. So it’s no surprise that I’m a huge fan when my hometown favorites make their way to ATL, bringing a new treat to add to our dining arsenal. So with the addition of BLT to the W Downtown a while back, I knew where my next dining adventure had to take place.
Specializing in meats, this chic eatery provides you with everything you’re looking for when it comes to a fabulous night out on the town, including an extravagant ambiance, fantastic food, and an attentive wait staff. Plus, the general manager is also a passionate sommelier, so I recommend working with him to pick out the perfect bottle for the night. The restaurant offers the standard a la carte entrée options such as burgers, steak, fish and more. As well as mouthwatering sides such as creamed spinach, gorgeous onion rings and hen of the woods mushrooms. If you’ve never had hen of the woods before, it’s a must, as they may just be the most incredible mushrooms you will EVER have. The restaurant also offers a pre fixe styled menu, with items made especially for that evening and not available on the regular menu. Prepared similarly to a chef’s tasting, you know you can’t go wrong with this option.
During my visit, the pre fixe offered melt-off-the-bone-good lamb, which made for some incredible leftover sandwiches the next day. I wound up topping them with the hen of the woods mushrooms and creamed spinach on BLT’s famous popovers, and was in heaven. Oh, did I forget to mention the best part? Silly me. If you thought you knew bread, think again. One bite of the BLT popover, and you will not only be hooked, you will go out of your way to somehow end up downtown just to bring them home. While free with your meal, these huge treats only go for $2 a pop, come with BLT butter, and they even send you home with the recipe to attempt to make it yourself.
Insider Tip: Check out their 5 for 5 happy hour, where you can get apps and drinks for $5 a piece, and their “Bar 2 Bar” menu from 5-7pm, offering $2 oysters, $2 oyster shooters & $2 handcrafted Flying Dog Pale Ale, sweet.
BLT Steak | 404.577.7601 | 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30308