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BLT Steak Will Reopen on September 6 on South Beach

BLT Steak Will Reopen on September 6 on South BeachEXPAND
Photo by Brett Hufziger
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BLT Steak, known to serve some of the best beef, seafood, and popovers in Miami, will reopen on September 6 inside the new Iberostar Berkeley Hotel, previously the Berkeley Shore Hotel, in South Beach.

The steakhouse, formerly located inside the Betsy Hotel, shuttered in May 2016 with no word if it would relocate or reopen. After the restaurant's closure, the space was transformed into LT Steak & Seafood, a similar surf-and-turf eatery with a greater focus on fish.

BLT Steak, located right off the lobby of the Iberostar Berkeley Hotel, seats more than 150 guests, both inside a sleek white dining room and on a lushly landscaped patio. The space also has an intimate backyard with communal seating for larger parties.

Chef Carlos Torres will helm the new location, where he will create a rotating roster of blackboard specials using regional produce, exotic fruits, and local seafood. Previously, Torres held executive chef positions at LT Steak & Seafood and 660 at the Anglers.

BLT Steak Will Reopen on September 6 on South BeachEXPAND
Photo by Brett Hufziger

A peek at BLT's menu reveals a few new items, including steak tartare tacos, snapper crudo, heirloom tomato and beet salad, and foie gras empanadas.

Otherwise, the restaurant will offer many items similar to those served at its previous location, including a 28-day dry-aged New York strip, a Kansas City bone-in strip, and a porterhouse for two, as well as classics such as tuna tartare, a lobster Cobb salad, and the restaurant's famous warm Gruyère-laced popovers.

The restaurant will also offer a daily selection of East and West Coast oysters, as well as seafood platters layered with oysters, littleneck clams, jumbo shrimp, crab claws, and lobster.

For more than a year, BLT Steak has worked on plans to reopen, but management wanted to find the right location. According to BLT's reps, the Iberostar team approached them with a proposal to restore the Berkeley Hotel and make the steakhouse one of its main restaurants.

The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. It will also provide food and drinks to guests at the hotel's rooftop pool.

BLT Steak. Iberostar Berkeley Hotel, 1610 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-605-0819; bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/miami. Opening September 6.

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