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BLT Steak Restaurant Review: The sleek Miami Beach branch of BLT Steak is located in the lobby area of the boutique Betsy Hotel and glows by day with sunlight and by night with subdued lighting. The concept is from French-trained chef Laurent Tourondel, and the restaurant’s initials stand for “Bistro Laurent Tourondel.” The kitchen executes a menu that takes in the famed complimentary chicken liver pâté with peasant bread to giant popovers (Yorkshire puddings) topped with melted Gruyère that launch dinner. Starters include blue crab salad with grapefruit and hamachi crudo with yuzu and bursts of heat from jalapeño. Steaks are the main feature, including USDA Prime, certified Black Angus and American Wagyu cooked with precision, as are sauces like tangy béarnaise and rich peppercorn. Sides range from hen of the woods fungi to potato gratin. Desserts combine French finesse with tropical inspiration, including a complex crêpe soufflé with passion fruit sauce. There’s a small selection of wine by the glass.