When you have a taste for something—sushi? steak? fish?—and just can't figure it out, BLT American Brasserie has you covered. The new restaurant by famed chef Laurent Tourondel opened suddenly on Friday in the former Brasserie Ruhlmann space and has a pretty varied menu in categories ranging from a raw bar and sushi to pizzetta, burgers and "from the grill."
The space, which still resembles Ruhlmann with its crushed red velvet, high ceilings, dark wood columns and art deco flourishes, has a main dining room and a new, swank lounge, which was reconcepted by designer Jordan Mozer with mohair ottomans, mahogany tables, cubist murals and a chocolate and Chinese red color scheme. Back in early August, Tourondel told Eater that his menu would feature a variety of food and range between $12 and $35, and the menu has pretty much stayed true to that.
The American menu gains inspiration from both French and Asian cuisine and features items like bigeye tuna tartare; peekytoe crab roll; oysters, clams, ceviche, shrimp and more on the raw bar; a BLT sandwich "deluxe" with taleggio cheese, applewood bacon, heirloom tomato and truffle paste; a French dip; eight different pizzettas like fingerling and soppressata and New York style with anchovies and capers; Thai skirt steak salad; BBQ baby back ribs; Alaskan black cod; and steak frite a "L'echalotte."
BLT is also offering brunch with much of the same savory items, but also includes breakfast options, including huevos rancheros, eggs piperade with chorizo, egg frittata, omelets and more. Check out the full menu below.
· Laurent Tourondel Opening BLT American Brasserie in Former Brasserie Ruhlmann Space [~EChi~]
· BLT American Brasserie [website]