By Lisa Loverro
Las Vegas is filled with glitz, glamour, gambling and lots of good food. While there are a multitude of restaurants from which to choose, the new BLT Steak located in Bally’s Hotel and Casino on the Vegas Strip is one of the best bets in town. BLT Steak, which first opened in New York in 2004 and has a sister restaurant BLT Burger at Mirage just a little further North on Las Vegas Boulevard is a welcomed addition to an already bustling restaurant scene. The size of this restaurant is 7,000 square feet and filled with almost 250 seats. A sexy bar with long curves and filled with beautiful people, greets guests as they enter the main dining room. The rich wood and neutral tones are accented with stainless steel, amber and tangerine colors. There is also a huge fireplace lighting the way for a meal that is second to none. It’s in a prime location, once home to the famed Bally’s Steakhouse. BLT kicks it up a notch with their award-winning list of 300 wines including Old World selections from the regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Piedmont, Tuscany, Rioja and many others.
BLT Steak is an American Steakhouse with traditional dishes served in a bistro setting. The brand has graced the streets in some of the most demanding cities, including New York City, and has always come out a winner. BLT Steak, Vegas is owned by ESquared Hospitality and their gamble of opening in Las Vegas has paid out in spades. The energy of the Vegas Strip action has spilled into this restaurant, offering its patrons not only a delicious meal but also an atmosphere of excitement.
Those of you who have dined at BLT Steak in the past will again be lured in by the familiar smell of their scrumptious popovers, laced with warm Gruyere cheese (gratis with every meal). The tuna tartare (dressed with soy-lime atop a generous portion of avocado) and chopped veggie salad never disappoint and, of course, their steaks are always cooked to perfection. Don’t miss out on the Dover Sole and their 28-day, dry-aged steaks and bone-in rib eyes, they are the best choices on the menu. All your favorite sides are here from Creamed Spinach to Caramelized Brussel Sprouts. For dessert, save room for our favorite, Peanut Butter Chocolate Mousse although the Warm Chocolate Cake with Pistachio Ice Cream will not disappoint.
The restaurant pays homage to its predecessor’s 30-year Sterling Brunch run, re-imagined with champagne and a fine dining menu. A buffet line allows guests to feast on endless amounts of Alaskan king crab legs, lamb, lobster tails, prime rib, sushi and fresh-shucked oysters. There’s also melt-in-your-mouth truffle mashed potatoes, banana bread pudding, French toast, yogurt parfait with granola, a custom omelet station, a charcuterie plate; we could go on and on but you get the picture.
If you’re looking for a happy hour drink, head over to BLT Steak for their nightly half-off drink specials from 4-7pm. So, whether you need to celebrate a winning streak or drown your sorrows after a gamble that didn’t pay off, BLT Steak in Las Vegas will certainly fit the bill.
BLT Steak – Las Vegas
3645 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109