Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel opened LT Steak & Seafood, Miami’s newest restaurant dedicated to refined American steak and seafood, on Ocean Drive in the heart of the Art Deco District. Situated within the historic The Betsy-South Beach, the Greater Miami area’s only Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond rated boutique hotel, LT Steak & Seafood offers diverse dishes that draw inspiration from the distinct energy of Miami. Today’s opening of LT Steak & Seafood represents the first step in an exciting culinary evolution for the property, and further solidifies Tourondel as one of the region’s strongest culinary voices.
“I am thrilled to continue cooking the food I love here in South Beach,” says Tourondel. “The distinct energy of Miami—its diversity, culture and vibrancy—have always drawn me to the city and sparked my culinary imagination. I’ve found a true partner with the award-winning team at The Betsy-South Beach, and look forward to sharing LT Steak & Seafood with both locals and visitors.”
Tourondel’s seasonally inspired American menu showcases a deep appreciation for the local landscape, combining beloved aspects of steak and seafood houses together under one roof. LT Steak & Seafood offers innovative takes on familiar dishes, with menu highlights featuring: expansive sushi and raw bar offerings such as Crunchy Curried Peekytoe Crab and Freshwater Prawn Coconut; large seasonal salads including Lemon Poached Lobster Salad with grapefruit oil and Watermelon & Heirloom Tomatoes with feta, hot peppers and pomegranate vinaigrette; seafood entrees like Grilled Red Snapper with smashed fresh peas and lime-shiitake ginger vinaigrette; followed by a vast selection of U.S.D.A. Prime steaks from the grill, offered with rotating market sides. LT Steak & Seafood serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
To complement the menu, an extensive beverage program created by LT Steak & Seafood F&B Director David Weiss, features a range of literary-inspired original cocktails, along with some signature classics inspired by Tourondel. The restaurant’s wine program features a diverse, international list to match the bold menu items.
The new look at LT Steak & Seafood has been brought to life by the award-winning design team at The Betsy-South Beach, led by Diamante Pedersoli and Carmelina Santoro. Clean lines, rich textures and an understated elegance define the space, exuding true warmth and comfort. The restaurant’s signature large picture windows from the original L. Murray Dixon art deco design further enhance the airy, open space.
“The Betsy-South Beach is excited to continue our longstanding, and always collaborative, relationship with Laurent Tourondel,” adds The Betsy’s Chairman and Principal Owner Jonathan Plutzik. “LT Steak & Seafood is a perfect addition to our property providing our guests and neighbors with, in the simplest sense, the food they love to eat.”
The opening of LT Steak & Seafood coincides with the larger expansion of The Betsy-South Beach, which will be adding impressive new facilities to elevate the guest experience, while preserving the commitment to a high level of personalized service. Along with LT Steak & Seafood, the property’s expansion will include two additional culinary concepts overseen by Tourondel, scheduled to open in fall of 2016.