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Blu on Park
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Blu on Park goes beyond what you would expect from your everyday steakhouse here in Manhattan.  It is something that I noticed right when I walked into its location on East 60th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.  The Upper East Side hotspot seems to have taken the concept of what a steakhouse is, and used some sort of Instagram filter to lighten it up in many different ways, from the visual execution of the establishment to the gorgeous food we were presented that night.  I continue…

I stopped by with a friend this past Friday night after hearing all about how great this was from other people that I knew.  The thing with steakhouses for me, is that even though I rarely have any complaints about the food, they just tend to be somewhat generic and the same brown tones in each of them that really give me a hard time in finding some sort of unique aspect that inspires me to bring my readers to.  Blu on Park is a lot more light and airy, especially towards the back of the first floor with its gorgeous coloring of whites, golds and blues that adorn the walls that give it a more fresh take compared to their competitors.

Blu on Park has three floors- the first being a bar and dining setting, the second with a more reserved & intimate dining space and the third for large scale parties to celebrate whatever the occasion may be.  Each definitely have its own level of beauty and sophistication you would expect out of something in the Upper East Side.

Blu on Park
Credit: Blu on Park

Their dinner menu isn’t overtly large, more straight to the point as a lot of steakhouses can be.  Here is what I recommend that you try the next time you are at Blu on Park.  A Wedge Salad is common at many locations, however the Gorgonzola vinaigrette that they mix with the fresh heirloom tomatoes, baby iceberg and bacon lardon was simply amazing and added a nice zing to an already fresh dish.

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Courtesy Blu on Park

The tastiest dish of the night, which was still in the starters side of the menu, was their scrumptious Crab Cake with marinated jicama, apple salad and sauce remoulade.  I have had a bunch of crab cakes in my life, however this one had such an amazing taste to it with the sauce and jicama really complimenting it and the apple salad providing a great crunch.

Blu on Park
Credit: Blu on Park

You obviously have your choice of top of the line steaks here, but we wanted to try something a little different as they have a vegan entree called Kataifi Tofu, which came with grilled vegetables and a red pepper lemon grass broth.  The dish itself is visually stunning, as the broth’s color has such a beautiful depth of red to it that I kind of just wanted to stare at it for a while before diving it.  The tofu tasted great, was an amazing substitution for the heaviness that meat can provide, and went well with the veggies and broth.

Overall, I would definitely recommend trying Blu on Park.  They are also open for lunch and brunch if dinner doesn’t strike your fancy.  For more information about Blu on Park, please check out their official website.