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21 W. 17th St., nr. Fifth Ave. (Flatiron)
New York, NY
(1) 212-691-8888 | www.bltfish.com
HOURSMon.-Wed.: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Thurs.: 5:30pm-11:00pm; Fri-Sat.: 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sun.: Closed
BARYes; in BLT Fish Shack
PRICE (APPETIZER; ENTRÉE)USD 12-22; USD 27-50
FAMOUS PLATESAlaskan black cod; Cantonese-style crispy whole red snapper; spicy tuna tartare; Santa Barbara sea urchin risotto; diver sea scallops
DRINKS AND WINEExtensive wine list available; full bar
# OF SEATS87
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?Yes
SUBWAY14th St.-6th Ave. (F, L, M, 1, 2, 3); 14th St.-Union Sq. (4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R)
Long before Chef Laurent Tourondel experimented with steak, he became a seafood master. Located on the third floor of a Flatiron townhouse, and above the less formal BLT Fish Shack, is his elegant yet relaxed BLT Fish. Patrons tuck into fresh-from-sea fare on dark leather chairs neatly arranged around streaked wooden tables that line the walls and room center. Above, moonlight penetrates the angled, retractable skylight roof (perfect for nice evenings!) to illuminate the beige-accented interior, while the back wall glows with the brightly lit open kitchen. Chefs can be seen working their wonders on sold-by-the-pound whole fish, soon to be whisked to diners on gleaming platters.
Laurent Tourondel enthusiasts, business diners, and fish foodies of the more upscale variety.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
For upscale casual, we would suggest a flattering top with pressed pants or knee-length skirt, heels, and dangling earrings.
GO HERE WITH
Groups; coworkers; significant other; a date; yourself
WHY WE LIKE IT
As expected of Tourondel’s mastery with seafood, the fish served here is delightful. You really can’t go wrong with any dish. No matter how its reputation swells, BLT Fish continues to serve fantastic fare without pretension.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
We wish they served lunch. Come spring, that retractable roof would be blissful midday!
GOOD TO KNOW
The more casual oyster bar and chowder house, known as the BLT Fish Shack, sits downstairs on the ground floor. The second floor houses BLT Fish’s private dining space, available for private parties. Laurent Tourondel operates a food empire, with restaurants such as BLT Steak, BLT Prime, BLT Burger, and BLT Market among others, located in New York and throughout the world.
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