After closing in May 2016, BLT Steak is excited to announce its return to South Beach. The acclaimed steakhouse is now open in its new home at the recently refurbished Iberostar Berkeley Hotel (formerly the Berkeley Shore) at 1610 Collins Avenue. In addition to its modern steakhouse menu, the restaurant will also be offering prix fixe Miami Spice menus at lunch and dinner, now through October 31, 2017, providing an irresistible lure to those interested in checking out its new digs.
“We are very excited to make our anticipated return to South Beach,” offered Keith Treyball, partner and president of ESquared Hospitality, the parent company of BLT Restaurants. “In our seven years on Ocean Drive, we built a loyal local client base while attracting visitors from around the world who are familiar with our brand. With our new location on Collins Avenue, we’re planning to pick up where we left off, offering our classic steakhouse fare in an elegant new space with a new chef and refreshed dishes to make a big splash in our new home.”
Among the new items debuting to Miami audiences on BLT Steak’s menu are dishes that exemplify the brand’s simple yet sophisticated fare: Steak Tartare Tacos, Snapper Crudo, Uni Toast, Heirloom Tomato and Beets Salad and Foie Gras Empanadas. These delicious dishes will share menu space with many beloved BLT staples, including the world-famous gruyere Popovers, along with the finest cuts of USDA Prime Certified Angus beef available, including the signature 28 day dry-aged New York strip, Kansas City bone-in strip and Porterhouse for two. Also returning for highly anticipated encore performances are BLT favorites including Tuna Tartare, Dover Sole, Lobster Cobb Salad and Salt Brick Chicken as well as a selection of both classic and updated sides including the renowned Creamed Spinach and Pommes Puree. And what modern steakhouse would be worth its salt without a great raw bar menu? BLT Steak offers a daily selection of East and West Coast oysters as well as seafood platters comprised of oysters, Little Neck clams, jumbo shrimp, crab claws and lobster.
Chef de Cuisine Carlos Torres will oversee kitchen operations, making his own mark on the menu with weekly blackboard specials, showcasing fresh local ingredients. An intimate cocktail bar and hotel lobby lounge will offer a curated selection of local draft beers and wines by the glass as well as handcrafted, seasonal cocktails. A robust wine list will offer diners a wide array of Old and New World vintages consistent with BLT Steak’s award-winning selections worldwide.
Fully integrated indoor and outdoor spaces include a stylish dining room off the lobby of the beautifully renovated Art Deco hotel as well as a wraparound terrace straddling Collins Avenue and 16th Street. Seating over 150 indoors and out on the lushly landscaped patio, there is also a unique dining opportunity – a “backyard” perfect for small groups with several communal tables and large party seating alike. BLT Steak will take reservations for up to 12 guests in the main dining room and outdoor seating. General Manager David Weiss, a restaurant industry veteran, who served in the same capacity at BLT Steak’s previous location, will oversee front of house including the dining room, bar, terrace and food and beverage for the hotel’s rooftop pool deck.
Effective immediately, BLT Steak is open to the public on serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, in addition to in-room dining and the hotel’s rooftop pool deck. Reservations suggested by calling (786) 605-0819. BLT Steak is located at The Berkeley Shore Hotel, 1610 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.
ABOUT ESQUARED HOSPITALITY
ESquared Hospitality is an international restaurant and hospitality group. Built on a commitment to “Exceeding Expectations” with extraordinary food and excellent customer service, ESquared Hospitality has grown into a diversified group of restaurant concepts, from the flagship BLT Steak New York which opened in 2004 to more than 30 restaurants on two continents. ESquared Hospitality properties include the BLT restaurants, comprised of BLT Steak in New York, NY (2004), Washington, DC (2006), San Juan, PR (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Hong Kong (2009), Charlotte, NC (2009), Waikiki, HI (2009), Seoul, South Korea (2014), Roppongi, Tokyo (2014), Las Vegas, NV (2014), Ginza, Tokyo (2015), and Aruba (2015); BLT Burger in Hong Kong (2009); BLT Prime in New York, NY (2005) and at the Trump National Doral Miami, FL (2014); BLT Market in Waikiki, HI (2016). ESquared Hospitality also operates two Italian concepts: Casa Nonna in New York, NY (2011), which became the official pizza vendor of Madison Square Garden (2013) and Radio City Music Hall (2015), and The Florentine in Chicago, IL (2010); as well as Horchata De Nueva York (2014), The Wayfarer (2014), and vegan fast-casual concept by CHLOE. with seven locations nationwide including NYC, LA and Boston and standalone bakery, Sweets by CHLOE. In September 2015, acclaimed Chef David Burke joined E2 Hospitality as a culinary partner to open BLT Prime by David Burke in Washington DC (2016) and Tavern 62 by David Burke (2016). In 2017, The Sosta opening in New York City as E2 Hospitality’s second fast-casual brand.
About IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts
IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is a resort hotel chain based in Palma de Mallorca (Balearic Islands, Spain), founded by the Fluxà family in 1986. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts is an integral part of GRUPO IBEROSTAR, one of the main Spanish tourist companies with over 60 years of experience, which currently has 100 hotels of 4 and 5 stars in 17 countries around the world. For more information, please visit:
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