At BLT Fish, located in an elegant townhouse in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, savor all things seafood. The airy upstairs dining room is accentuated by a retractable glass roof and features a large open kitchen, allowing guests to catch a glimpse of our chefs preparing exceptional seafood.
BLT Fish offers a host of line-caught fish from around the world like wild Alaskan Halibut and New Zealand Pink Snapper. Drizzle seasoned sauces like Tomato-Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Lemon Caper Brown Butter over your catch and then select from delicious side dishes like Pommes Croquettes and Grilled Jumbo Asparagus with Fresh Lemon. For those diners who are seeking a “Not Fish” option the Chef provides roasted chicken or grilled strip steak.
The BLT Fish wine list has a two-part focus, it offers both in-depth selections of varietals, both red and white, that have an affinity for seafood, and all other wines are divided into aromatic and stylistic categories.
Executive Chef, Amy Eubanks
As the daughter of a U.S. Army N.C.O. who had visited 20 countries before the age of seven, Eubanks embodies a rare, ambitious spirit. A well-travelled eight-year-old, Eubanks settled with her family in a small town in Alabama before picking up again, this time for Anchorage, Alaska. The transient quality of her early life forced Eubanks to mature quickly—an invaluable asset to the young chef who, at the tender age of 30 has already earned three-stars from the New York Times at one of the city’s most cherished dining destinations.
Initially interested in computer programming, Eubanks began her studies at Carnegie Mellon. When faced with the realization that her passions lay elsewhere, she resolved to study what she loved (Anthropology and Social History) and pursue culinary school after graduation. True to her word, she found the work-study program at Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School (now the Institute of Culinary Education), and began splitting her time between the classroom and Marc Murphy’s kitchen at La Fourchette, a two-star restaurant on the Upper East Side. After completing the work-study, Eubanks sought out an externship at Cello. Over a period of two and a half years, she managed to work her way up to lead cook, lending her burgeoning skills to what would become a celebrated three-star kitchen.
Anxious to expand her understanding of fine dining, Eubanks left Cello to work garde manger at Café Boulud. She left her mark on this acclaimed kitchen, becoming the first female in the history of the restaurant to work the protein station. Her stretch lasted nearly three years before returning to BLT Steak as the lead cook. She stayed on for nine months while awaiting the opening of BLT Fish where she started as Sous Chef. After a year of diligent service and imaginative interpretation of the esteemed menu, Eubanks was promoted to Chef de Cuisine in March of 2006. Four years later in March of 2010, she was promoted to Executive Chef.
On board since the beginning, Eubanks is uniquely qualified to take on the responsibilities of BLT Fish’s kitchen. In her approach to the selection and preparation of fish, she asserts her creativity in a way that dovetails with the underlying themes that drive the restaurant. A tireless gourmet, it seems that she can’t get enough of local waters—when not in the kitchen, Eubanks can be found sailing the Manhattan harbor.
Awards & Accolades
The New York Times, April 2005
Michelin Guide, 2005
Best Seafood Restaurant in New York
The Miami Herald, October 2005
Best of Award of Excellence
Wine Spectator, 2009
Award of Unique Distinction
Wine Enthusiast, 2008