Food critic Victoria Pesce Elliot says Donald Trump's newest eatery, BLT Prime, "mostly sizzles." Though disappearing waiters, the presence of children and a couple of unimpressive items (like "stale," "tepid" coffee and steaks that "lacked flavor") disappointed, mostly everything else worked for the critic. Noting service was slow, VPE writes:
When appetizers did arrive, I was thrilled to sample one of the best crab cakes I have had in years. This thick, full-on meaty patty was draped in ribbons of shaved fennel and bracing chunks of lemon pulp, see-through coins of radishes and showered with piles of fresh dill, all resting in a deliciously rich aioli.
All in all, Elliot finds the food "mostly spot on" and advises only a "few tweaks" as well as a "service revamp."
Despite the artisanal touch, it's evident that the restaurant menu is inspired by the catering business. Many of them are familiar, please-everyone dishes that you might see on a wedding menu. But Blaushchild works his creative side, offering a tasty twist on each.
Danna praises dishes like the chicken and waffles, an otherwise sweet dish with a spicy kick, a well-presented lobster mac and cheese and foie gras served on mushroom brioche bread and multiple others.