BLT Steak, the flagship concept from ESquared Hospitality, has returned for its sophomore year at The Capri boutique hotel in Southampton this summer.
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The intimate restaurant space will be open through Labor Day, serving diners in the 110 seat restaurant and on the covered patio.
Last Thursday evening my friend and I sat down to a very enjoyable dinner at the restaurant. With executive chef Clifford Crooks helming the kitchen, BLT Steak at Capri Southampton features the restaurant's signature dishes, from the famed popovers, tuna tartare, to classic steaks, and desserts such as the peanut butter chocolate mousse. Chef Crooks also features seasonal specials like scallop crudo and sautéed branzino.
The BLT signature popover, that was brought to the table before dinner and included a recipe to make your own, was fantastic way to start the meal.
For appetizers we tried the tuna tartare, prepared with avocado and soy-lime dressing. The dish consisted of complimentary flavor profiles that made an exquisite starter dish. The lobster cocktail was delicious as well, and perfect for the season.
For my main course I opted for the 12-ounce filet mignon with a side of glazed orange and mint flavored carrots. The rich, savory steak was everything I had hoped for and prepared to perfection. The sautéed branzino, imported from Italy, with shitake mushrooms and basil was also a fantastic option with a side of grilled asparagus to accompany.
From the sophisticated cocktail menu to the intricate desserts, everything at BLT Steak was done amazingly. The tempting peanut butter chocolate mousse to end our meal was heavenly.
BLT also offers poolside fare at The Bathing Club at Capri Southampton during daytime hours and a menu of small plates for those enjoying the outdoor bar and lounge areas in the evening.
The restaurant is open for dinner Thursday through Sunday through July 4 weekend, and Wednesday through Sunday from July 4 weekend through Labor Day weekend, as well as for poolside lunch service on Saturdays and Sundays.
BLT Steak at Capri Southampton
281 County Road, 39A