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Gotta be a Steak House

BLT Prime
111 East 22nd Street
New York, NY 10010

No restaurant requires a great wine list like a steakhouse does. One of the great maxims for pairing wine with food is that a complex dish requires a simpler wine, while a complex wine shines with a simpler dish. I don’t know about you but I am a steak house purist, so while I can appreciate the intense complexity of a dry-aged well-marbled steak, my steak is all about the beef, the perfect partner for a complex and layered wine.

That’s not to say that the steaks at BLT Prime have to be simple. They can be accompanied by classic steak sauces; chimichurri works for me, though the Roquefort might make your wine really pop! Round your entrée out with Hen of the Woods mushrooms, Provençal tomatoes and jalapeno mashed potatoes for full-on steak house overload! Looks like you might want an intense red wine when dining at BLT Prime!

Some recent values on the list:

2008 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee $67
2007 Ridge Vineyards Santa Cruz Mountains $99
2001 Chateau Pontet Canet $180
2006 DRC Echezeaux $778
2007 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot $105

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  • Snooth User: Hana Choi
    Hand of Snooth
    803609 935

    Ditto on Otto! We had a thoroughly enjoyable meal with delicious, fairly priced pairings.

    Thanks for including 8th Street Cellar - with its great happy hour (I think $18 bottles, 4p-7p), it's a favorite and reliable neighborhood gem!

    Aug 30, 2011 at 3:21 PM

  • During happy hour they @ 8th Street Wine Cellar, they offer $18 bottles, and a decent selection too. This is where I got my friend, a die-hard pinot grigio drinker for the 10+ years I've known her, to try something different ... and the rest is history. We continue to go here and she relies on me to pick the bottle from the happy hour list.

    Aug 31, 2011 at 9:29 AM

  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Hand of Snooth Voice of Snooth
    89065 238,749

    Love the love for the wine bar! It's a great place to try something new, which is part of what makes a good wine bar good!

    Aug 31, 2011 at 11:16 AM

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