BLT Steak Now Open

January 5,2009

With celebrated Chef Laurent Tourondel at the helm, BLT Steak will make its southern debut Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the new W Atlanta-Downtown Hotel & Residences in Allen Plaza. Located in the heart of Atlanta's most sophisticated Downtown area, BLT Steak will combine its signature rich warmth and texture with the energy and style of Atlanta. Using his French culinary training and passion for American culture and cuisine, Chef Tourondel will offer Atlantans regional blackboard specials and a full raw bar to accompany his signature modern American steakhouse menu. BLT Steak will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The restaurant also will handle in-room dining and special events for the W Atlanta-Downtown Hotel & Residences.

BLT, or Bistro Laurent Tourondel, is the personal stamp of acclaimed chef and restaurateur Laurent Tourondel, named 2007 Restaurateur of the Year by Bon Appetit magazine.  BLT Steak opened in Manhattan in 2004 as a revolutionary modern American steakhouse and was named one of Esquire magazine's "best new restaurants in America" shortly after receiving a two-star review from The New York Times. At BLT Steak, Tourondel elevates the classic American steakhouse with his signature style, French training and all-around finesse.