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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.
Posted by mike on 09/03/2008
Didn't live up to the hype. Simply put, the steak was not very flavorful. I've had better tasting steak at a dozen other places The ones we had here were ordinary. (German potatoes, aka hash browns, were actually exceptional.) Definitely not worth the schlep to Brooklyn, not to mention carrying hundreds of dollars in cash.
Posted by Kose on 08/23/2008
There is simply no better steak in New Yorkdare I say the world. The steak is so extraordinary any other consideration is secondary. However, the bacon strips are other-worldly too. The atmosphere and service are what they should be: classic steakhouse style. Any complaints about either suggests that the person misunderstood this type of restaurant. Of course, it's expensive, but the price is irrelevant once you've committed to eating at a first-rate steakhouse. To top it off, the make a great gin martini. Luger's is everything it is billed to be and more.
Posted by chefsdaughter on 08/20/2008
i wanted to go here for the longest time. finally, when i did go, i was left very disappointed. i have a hard time enjoying a meal when the service is awful. i went to the manager to complain about our waiter in hopes of a new one. but was dismissed. even the manager wouldn't listen to me and made a shoo / get away hand motion to me. i was very ready to leave but stayed since we did make the schlep out there. but it's hard to digest anything when you get treated so poorly. but i will say the porterhouse was good. the only other thing i liked was the real whipped cream they brought out with our desserts. i'd rather go to del frisco's, bobby van's, mortons... anywhere but here for a good steak. if you are looking for a good quality steak and service, i'm sorry but you won't find it at peter luger.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/19/2008
I have been fortunate to eat in some of the best restaurants in NYC and although Lugers was a fine steak there are other fine steaks out there where you can actually get a reservation. I actually get a pain in my stomach when I am asked to make reservations here because they are so unaccommodating. They act like they are paying me to eat in their restaurant. I made a reservation for 4 people and asked if I could make it 5 and they had me call back 4 times, keeping me on hold for 10 minutes at a time only to tell me to call 2 hours before my boss and his family were about to arrive hoping to bring their mother along. Imagine telling him "Sorry your Mom will have to stay home because the restaurant can't pull up an extra chair for a dinner that will definitely cost over $600 paid in cash because they don't except credit". Unbelievable. Imagine if you were visiting here for just a week and were hoping to try this restaurant? Good luck! You need to call at least a month in advance or you will be told we have a 5:00 p.m. seating and a 9:00 p.m. nothing in between.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/03/2008
Service was good. we were seated almost immediately when we arrived. Server was polite. Ordered Steak for 3, bacon, creamed spinach, German potatoes - Bacon: thick and juicy, definitely the highlight of the meal. - Steak: better than your average steak, but not worth the hype or the price. The "special luger sauce" was basically a mix of A1 shrimp cocktail sauce. At $130, the steak is nothing special.. We'd been better off getting 40 slices of bacon. - creamed spinach: nothing special - German potatoes: the most overpriced items on the menu.. basically paying 10.95 for hash browns. - Go back? NO .. if i lived nearby maybe, but Manhattan has steak houses with better quality. - Misc: cash-only policy is just silly. Need to get some bigger mugs for beer ( a little 8 oz glass just won't do).
Posted by Reesey Cup on 07/24/2008
After reading some of the previous reviews, I was a little skeptical about coming here. However, I wanted to treat my hubby to a good steak for his birthday. It turns out this place has not only superb food but also some pretty good service. I made reservations about 3 weeks in advance for lunch and was pleased that when we arrived we were seated immediately. Our server was terrific and recommended the steak for two and creamed spinach. Those were some great choices. The steak for two was cooked to perfection and the sauce (oh that sauce!) was too good for words. The spinach was also great-creamy and juicy enough. We didn't get to have dessert because we were full from our entree. I only had about 4 thick pieces of steak (which by the way was a combination of filet mignon and NY strip). Since the pieces are so thick and healthy, 4 pieces is about one decent-sized steak. My husband wasn't even able to finish so of course we took the rest home. The only bad thing that occurred while we were there was my husband's plate had a hair on it (before the food was served). He simply asked the waiter to replace it, which the waiter kindly did and apologized. Usually if something like this happens I would've opted to leave but the waiter seemed deeply apologetic and sincere. Overall, I would certainly come here again. If I could afford it, like a previous review stated, I would come every weekend too. I've lived in Brooklyn for many years and can finally say that I've been to Brooklyn's finest steak restaurant!