Tuesday, October 6, 2009

BLT Steak at the Ritz

Nationally known chef Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak threw open its doors this week as the uptown Ritz-Carlton did likewise, offering “regional blackboard specials to accompany (Tourondel’s) signature modern American steakhouse menu.” The printed dinner menu ranges from steaks (10-ounce hanger $29; 8-ounce filet $34; 22-ounce ribeye $45; 10-ounce Wagyu skirt $52) to burgers ($16) to Dover sole with soy caper brown butter ($45) to branzini ($30). Lunch has most of the steaks (at the same prices) and more sandwiches and salad options, and yes, there’s a steak-and-eggs dish at breakfast ($24), along with pancakes, Belgian waffles and more. Chef de cuisine Aksel Theilkuhl runs the kitchen. 110 N. College St.; 704-972-4380. The Web site is here.


food-lover said...

Good luck at those prices. I give it 18 months.

Anonymous said...

Maybe "BLT" stands for "Bankers Love TARP." The fat cat bankers with expense accounts will keep these place afloat.

Anonymous said...

The place has been packed for the past 2 weekends.
Really nice bar/lounge out in the Ritz lobby. BLT doesn't look all that impressive. Their bar in the restaurant is tiny.