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Posted by sa on 12/29/2008
i came here with my bf and we were a bit overdressed. not on purpose but bc we both got off work in our business attire. the steak porterhouse that we had was definitely over rated. i can make steak broiling at home just as good, if not better. our steak was burned and looked half eaten becaue they cut a big piece of meat up and split it into rations so if someone ordered steak for 4 they'd prob get the whole steak without missing pieces. ours was missing pieces but was still big. if it wasnt for the side of baked potato that i ordered(which was definitely nothing special at all) i would stil had been hungry after eating the steak with my bf. they say it should be enough for 2 people but it really wasnt. it was approx $80 for the proterhouse for 2... and it was big if u compare it to other places but def not worth the money bc with $80 i could eat many steaks at other palces. peter luger is overrated and cater more to families because you eat more steak if u go witha family. the server that we had was not particularly welcoming or friendly either which i accepted bc we were just a couple coming ot eat ...no need to hype us up the way they do to families. we had reservations ahead of time so we didnt have to wait when we got here. if you dont have resservations i dont know how they can get you a table unless you come really early before dinner starts. otherwise reservations are highly recommendedd at least 2 months in advance. i came to peter lugers on rcommendation from a high school teacher as well as reviews online that ranked it as the #1 steahouse in ny. definnitely untrue. the bacon slabs are quite thick and can prob give u a heart attack or a stroke on the spot. 1 slab is equivalent to about 10 bacon slices from a regular package of bacon purhcased from the supermarket. it is HUGE and when u see it you wont want to eat it. the idea of it just gives me a heart attack. soda was not worth it because they gave you those mini glass bottles which is ridiculous. youre better off drinking the ice water. when we left we were basically like invisible. nobody said anything to us, not even a thank you good night.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/23/2008
Went with my family, including 2 3/4 year old grandson, to celebrate my 60th birthday. Born in Brooklyn but never ate there. I had mixed expectations based on previous reviews, but we had a great experience. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The steak was wonderful. The spinach very good. The desserts were surprisingly good. One of my daughters doesn't eat red meat and had the salmon. It was a huge piece and was quite good. The rest was just ok, but who cares. You go for the steak, and our porterhouse for 4 was superb.
Posted by Johnny d on 11/29/2008
I've wanted to go to Luger's for 10 years and just never made it whenever I visit NYC, as I'm always spending the day at McSorley's Old Ale House! Anywho, it being my birthday we decided to go before McSorley's. I read some of the posts here and had second thoughts, but I figured Luger's could be like McSorley's, some like I, find it an amazing place full of history and character and staffed by wonderful people serving good ale. Other people find it dirty, dusty and nasty with rude servers and bad ale. I applied for the Luger credit card which didn't arrive in time but here is how my visit went. We arrived for an 11:45am reservation at 11:30. It was cold outside and the door was locked. The staff let us in early to stay warm. The atmosphere was quaint, and had an old world feel which we like. We were seated exactly at 11:45. Our waiter was friendly, funny and helpful. We ordered drinks followed by the Steak and Tomato appetizer with 2 slices of bacon. Combine the 3 on one of their rolls with some Luger sauce and that is worth the visit itself. We ordered the Porterhouse for 2 with the German potatoes. The steak came out perfectly cooked and sliced. The potatoes were great. The filet side of the cut was awe inspiring! The sirloin side was a bit of a bummer for prime but delicious anyway. We ate about half of the steak and took the rest away. German Coffee was wonderful. $162 later before tip and I'll sum it up, It was worth the money and I will visit again, though only for a special occasion. Have I had better steaks? Sure- but the whole experience made it an event I'll want to repeat. Give it a try, hopefully you won't be disappointed!
Posted by bklynKK on 10/16/2008
I don't understand all the negative reviews. Seems like most of them are posted by people that don't live in Brooklyn. Please, do us a favor & stay in Manhattan since there are so many better steakhouses there. Thanks!
Posted by Broadway Fan on 10/13/2008
I had not been to Peter Luger's for decades and after checking out the menupages.com last week I was a bit aprehensive, sure that I was going to be disappointed, especially with the service. For the past couple of years I and a few friends have been eating at steakhouses in and around NYC so we have a few top name places to compare Luger's with. I checked in on time for my reservation and told them that my guest would be late and they said to let them know when my guest arrived. There was no problem when he arrived a half-hour late and they sat us right down. What I can say about the service is that the waiters were prompt, professional and courteous. The portehouse for two was as ordered, a perfect medium rare. The sides - creamed spinach and fries, the deserts- apple strudel and cheese cake were all up there with the best. I'm also glad to see that they have their own secure parking lot. I don't understand all the complaints. The place was packed and everyone at tables in my vicinity seemed to be enjoying themselves. I will recommend Peter Luger's to anyone and it didn't appear to me, as some have called it "a man's steakhouse" there were several women only tables in my line of sight many couples.
Posted by J B on 10/07/2008
If you are looking for ambiance and first class service then go uptown. This is Brooklyn. If you want a superb steak then this is the place. Lugers's is an old world style steakhouse with a steak that will melt in you mouth. I have eaten at numerous steakhouse in NYC and LI and this place has a truly extraordinary steak. Although the menu is limited it does satisfy ones carnivorous cravings. The steak is served somewhat more rare than ordered since it continues cooking on the plate. As for those who complain about the service all I can say is that our waiter was very friendly and attentive to our needs. Close to trains, BQE. and bridges not to mention free parking so try it for yourself.
Posted by disappointed on 09/20/2008
The steak was not cooked to order initially, surprisingly tough, and drenched in butter - to the degree that any robust meat flavor is drowned. The service was bland and unhelpful, trying to sell us on unwanted items multiple times. The only redeeming items were the slabs of canadian style bacon and the fries. You're better off buying and cooking your own (properly the first time) than paying $85 for this truly butchered porterhouse.