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Peter Luger Steak House
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.
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.