BLT Steak – Honolulu, HI

I have been wanting to try BLT Steak for a long while now.  The reviews on Yelp are glowing so I booked us a table on Christmas Eve.  How was the experience?  Well much like the quality of my pictures, terrible.  It’s really such a shame.  Let me share with you through pictures.

140104-01Ribeye Steak – Medium Rare ($46).  Overcooked, tough and expensive.  The first bite was good and it was all downhill from there.  My friend asked for medium well and received like medium rare.  Great right?140104-02Chicken Liver Pate with Mini Toasts.  Complimentary – not bad.  It tastes like…chicken liver…lol

140104-03140104-04140104-05Popovers with Butter.  These were horrible too.  The insides of the popover were raw.  Completely doughy, white and smelled raw.  The outer layer was crispy and cooked.  It tasted all right but not great.  Disappointing.140104-06I ordered the BLT Mai-tai.  It was okay but it also costs $15.  Common expensive pricing through the night.140104-07New York Strip – Medium Well ($47) – my friend had this.  He was also very unhappy.  While this came out medium rare, he mentioned the meat was very tough.  When we’re paying these prices, we expect the meat to be good.  It’s really such a pity.140104-08Hash Browns ($12) – Good, not great.140104-09Green beans with gremolata and bacon – $12.  It was fine but nothing memorable.140104-10We didn’t know which sauce to choose so they gave us a few to try.  This included bernaise, peppercorn, BBQ and chimichurri.  Chimichurri was my favorite.  

All in all, I was very disappointed by the meal.  The service started off okay but once again, the waiter disappears near the end when it’s time for the check.  The parking at the hotel is free valet so you just have to give a tip.  The parking is for 4 hours so that’s pretty good if you want to walk around afterwards.  We were tired after a day of work and wanted to try walking but didn’t make it too far.  This restaurant is like…at the start of the Waikiki.  Do I plan on trying this place again?  Not anytime soon.  There are other steak joints that can deliver over BLT Steak.

7 responses to “BLT Steak – Honolulu, HI

  1. Anon

    Sorry your expensive meal was so awful….why didn’t you tell the waiter and ret the food? I am sure they would of gotten you a better steak etc?:)

  2. I guess I’m one of those that just hate returning anything fearing the wrath of the kitchen. It was also a packed house for Christmas Eve…I think the steak I’ve had at Blazing Steaks was better.

  3. Anon

    Blazin steaks???? 😉 yikes.

  4. Anon

    FYI, I wanted you to have a favorable impression from blt , being that I couldn’t fathom spending so much and getting a bad meal. I contacted their website hosted by four square. I hope they do something to help you out! 🙂

  5. Hi Anon,

    Thanks so much for that! That’s very thoughtful of you. We will see! 🙂


  6. kristian

    ok. it’s unfortunate that our experience at blt was a regrettable one. maybe we expected too much? but with the raving reviews, we thought we’d have our money’s worth. and for you to say that blazin steals was better…i can’t help but lol(h) at my office. my steak was rubbery. i tried to finish it. but i couldn’t. idk. hy’s next time ok?

  7. Hahaha sorry. For this particular visit, my opinion is that I’ve had steak better in other places. But yes, I am excited to try Hy’s!

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