BLT Steak Wins the Golden Local Award

The people of New York have spoken: BLT Steak takes the coveted Golden Local trophy over Peter Luger's for the city's best steakhouse.

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New Yorkers chose BLT, Bistro Laurent Tourondel, as the home of the city's best steakhouse. Because Mike is human and must eventually depart from the BLT Steak premises, Chef Tourondel received a certificate proving that his restaurant is the best steakhouse in New York.
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BLT's New York Strip -- one of a variety of choices at Chef Tourondel's adaptation of an American Steakhouse.
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Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel carves up some delicious beef in the kitchen of BLT.
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Chef Laurent, a classically trained French chef who once headed up the kitchen at Cello, slices up some prime USDA beef for an eagerly awaiting customer.
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You didn't choose BLT as your favorite steakhouse for nothing -- each piece of beef is cooked to order and served up with a variety of Chef Tourondel's signature sauces.
The Porterhouse. Supposedly for two, but Chef Tourondel swears he saw one customer eat all 40 ounces by himself in a lunch hour.
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The quintessential BLT spread -- enough for a family of four or a small army, including a New York Strip, a 40 ounce porterhouse, BLT's trademark onion rings, grilled asparagus, poached green beans and the restaurant's signature sauces.
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Not in the mood for beef? (Why are you in this gallery?) Chef Tourondel is also known for his seafood selections.
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Sometimes you need a little green with your beef, like grilled asparagus.
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BLT, which serves lunch and dinner, is located at 106 East 57th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues.
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The back wall features a large board displaying the daily specials.
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Chef Tourondel's restaurant is a fusion of the French bistro and the American steakhouse.
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Our Human Trophy Michael Nathanson bonded with Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel over BLT Steak's fare.
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Chef Tourondel considered his Human Trophy one of the biggest honors the restaurant has ever received.
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Mike, the human Golden Local, shouts BLT's praises to passerby on 57th Street.
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Chef Tourondel got in on the human trophy action and took a spin on Mike's pedestal.
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Garnishing 53 percent of the vote, the Manhattan newcomer edged out the Brooklyn staple, Peter Luger's steakhouse.
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Forever marking that New Yorkers have spoken, BLT Steak proudly displays it's best steakhouse status.
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