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BLT Steak Introduces Express Lunch

February 17,2010

ATLANTA  – BLT Steak Atlanta, a member of the Downtown Dining District, launched a new Express Lunch Menu on in January introducing a quick and casual way to enjoy the restaurant’s signature modern American steakhouse menu. Served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Express Lunch Menu’s $18 one-course combos encompass the steakhouse sophistication, Southern inspiration and classic French training that characterize BLT Steak Atlanta and the style of Chef de Cuisine Jean-Luc Mongodin.  

The Express Lunch Menu at BLT Steak Atlanta offers guests their choice of any combination of two items of soup, salad or half sandwich with fries. While the menu will change seasonally, based on the availability of local produce and the chef’s culinary inspirations, highlights may include the following:

Soups
Chestnut Apple Soup
Bacon / Brown Butter
Butternut Squash Soup
Sausage / Sage Croutons

Salads
Endive Salad
Gorgonzola / Walnuts / Pear
Baby Arugula
Shaved Fennel / Pecorino
Field Greens
Mustard Dressing
Caesar Salad
Parmesan Crouton
Chopped Vegetable Salad

1/2 Sandwiches
(served with fries)
Prime Steak & Fontina Cheese Sandwich
Roasted Leg of Lamb & Provolone Panini
Organic Chicken & Sundried Tomato Sandwich

 

Combining a sophisticated Downtown location with the energy and style of Atlanta, BLT Steak evokes rich warmth with a bustling walnut bar and banquette lounge. With a variety of appetizers, steaks, salads and raw bar offerings, BLT Steak is a prime spot to enjoy lunch with colleagues and business associates. The Express Lunch Menu provides an efficient and flavorful approach to enjoy BLT Steak’s signature quality and service. 

BLT Steak is located at W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences in Allen Plaza at 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard. In addition to the Express Lunch Menu, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The restaurant also handles in-room dining, offered 24 hours a day, as well as special events for W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences. For reservations, please call 404.577.7601 or visit www.bltrestaurants.com.

 

ABOUT LAURENT TOURONDEL

Honored by Bon Appétit as Restaurateur of the Year in 2007 and by Food & Wine as a Best New Chef in 1997, Tourondel also has received an array of “Best of…” awards from publications that include Esquire, Travel + Leisure, Saveur and Wine Spectator.  Tourondel has changed the approach of fine dining by creating accessible menus prepared with the finest ingredients and presented in a casual, comfortable dining room.  By adhering to his belief that ingredients should be stellar, food simply prepared and service kind and efficient, BLT restaurants have become household names.

With the passion and skill of a French-trained chef, and the sensibility and style of a metropolitan restaurateur, Tourondel has successfully infiltrated the rarified world of New York restaurants and the national dining landscape, much to the delight of critics and diners alike.   

ABOUT BLT RESTAURANT GROUP

BLT Restaurant Group is owned by Jimmy Haber, Laurent Tourondel and Keith Treyball, and comprised of BLT Steak in New York City (2004), Washington DC (2006), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2006), White Plains, NY (2007), Los Angeles (2008), Scottsdale, AZ (2008), Atlanta (2009), Miami (2009), Hong Kong (2009) Charlotte (2009) and Waikiki (2009); BLT Burger in New York City (2006) Las Vegas (2008) and Hong Kong (2009); and BLT Fish and Fish Shack (2005), BLT Prime (2005) and BLT Market (2007) in New York City.  Upcoming projects include BLT Burger in Washington DC as well as two new restaurant concepts slated for 2010: Casa Nonna, a family-style Italian restaurant in Washington DC, and BLT Bar and Grill in New York City.

ABOUT BARRY REAL ESTATE

Barry Real Estate, founded in 1995 by Hal Barry and Chris Schoen, is a full-service commercial real estate firm specializing in office, hotel and mixed-use development, marketing and management. Barry Real Estate Cos. has established a niche in the constantly changing real estate marketplace by operating under a tenant-driven development and service-oriented strategy.  In mid-2007, Barry formed Barry Hotel Partners as a division of Barry Real Estate Cos. Barry Hotel Partners is a full service hotel developer focusing on boutique, four and five-star hotel brands. In addition to leveraging key properties owned by Barry Real Estate, the new entity will seek other development opportunities. For more information, please visit www.barrycompanies.com

ABOUT ALLEN PLAZA

Rising on the northern edge of Atlanta’s downtown, Allen Plaza represents a new resurgence of the city’s core. The towering mixed-use project rises from Atlanta’s most visible and most accessible neighborhood, an area teeming with new construction that will bring condominiums, shops and tourist attractions. Allen Plaza is leading the resurgence of Downtown Atlanta. The development has unequalled visibility and access and already has attracted Southern Co., the largest market cap utility in the country , and Ernst & Young, the international consulting firm. Allen Plaza comprises three downtown blocks and will consist initially of two office towers, W Hotel with condominiums above and the opportunity for a third world class tower. In addition, the newly named and expanded Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard will serve as a new east-west corridor and pedestrian boulevard with trees, streetscape and a walking sculpture garden. For more information, please visit www.allenplaza.com

About The Private Residences at the W Atlanta-Downtown

The W Atlanta-Downtown will house the “W” Hotel managed by the Starwood Hotels and Resorts with 237 rooms and The Private Residences at the W Atlanta-Downtown with 74 luxury condominiums (priced from the $400s to $3.6 million), both anticipated to open in February 2009.  The retail space will include an Atlanta unit of BLT Steak of New York, awarded Bon Appetit magazine’s “Restaurant of the Year” for 2007. A 3,500-sf Bliss Spa will also be a part of the project.


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MEDIA CONTACTS:

BLT Restaurant Group
Jennifer Russo/Katherine Bryant Flaherty/Jackie Goldstein
Bullfrong & Baum, 212-255-6717
russo@bullfrogandbaum.com

katherine@bullfrogandbaum.com

jgoldstein@bullfrogandbaum.com

BLT Steak Atlanta
Mary Reynolds/Jill Caramella
The Reynolds Group, 404-888-9348
mary@thereynoldsgroupinc.com
jill@thereynoldsgroupinc.com