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Peter Luger Steak House
Posted by Yanks07 on 03/11/2008
I go to steakhouses often for work. While Luger's steak is good, it is not the best. It is not worth the trip to a lousy neighborhood in the middle of no where for a decent steak, otherwise crappy menu, outdated decor, and poor service. When there were 5 steakhouses in all of NY, it may have been the best. I can name at least 5 better steaks and overall steak experiences in NY. Oh yea, and if you are going for work, remember - Cash only!
Posted by jwb1969 on 02/17/2008
Luger's is a great steakhouse. I travel across the US for 5 yrs, trying every major cities steakhouse, about 50 in all. And Luger's as NYC girl says, tops them all for steak. Their are better wine lists elsewhere, dessert lists, port lists, bourbon and scotch lists. But Luger's is for the fan of Porterhouse steaks. Not service, not martini's, not fern bars, not scenery, not ambience. And for the people who said the steak doesn't taste good?! I've been to Gibson's, Rainwater's, Mo's, Spencer's, Pappa's, Gene & Georgetti's, and Luger's steakhouse has got a great tasting steak with or without their sauce. If you don't know the above steakhouses, why are you even writing a review of steak places. Bottom line, Luger's is an icon, and I admit their steaks are superb. In case your wondering, Gibson's IMHO, is second on a much grander scale, there you will find service, desserts, wine lists, bourbons, scotches, ambience, power dinners. That's just my opinion, I could be wrong.
Posted by MM on 02/11/2008
The steak was TOO greasy -> it actually swam in my stomach. Next, their world-famous Old Fashioned Steak Sauce was Too Sweet. - And lastly, their creamed Spinach had No Taste. - All I did enjoy was the Green Salad appetizer, their Coffee was absolutely Delicious & the Waiters were fast & extremely polite.
Posted by nyc steakgirl on 01/20/2008
This is the steakhouse that has spawned many other steakhouses with a similar style/menu. So you KNOW it's gotta be good to be copied that much! I know it's in Brooklyn, but come on, we're not babies. There are such things as cabs and it's literally right over the bridge. Don't get me wrong, I ABHOR leaving Manhattan, but honestly....it's not too rough of a journey out there. You just GOTTA be a steaklover too. I'm not talking I-like-my-meat-cooked-medium kinda steaklover. I'm talkin' I-like-my-meat-STILL BREATHING steaklover. You gotta crave MEAT. You can't come for the ambience 'cuz it's just whatever. You gotta come for the MEAT. THAT's where all of your cash is goin' (btw no VISA, MC, or anything else....except the Luger CC). You're not paying for their Manhattan rent, for their restaurant design or decor....you go there and pretty much 100% of your cost IS the chunk of meat itself. It is beautifully broiled. Super juicy with a good char. The bacon is thick and delicious and amazingly not too fatty tasting considering you're getting a SLAB of bacon. The potatoes and spinach are mediocre. The tomato and onion dish is just literally, a thick slice of tomato and a thick slice of onion.....THAT'S IT. If that actually sounds tasty to you, go for it. But it's really nothing special. But again, you're not coming there for the chef's interesting flavor profiles. YOU ARE GOING FOR THE MEAT! If you are going to say you are a NYC steaklover, you just GOTTA check this place out at least once.
Posted by JY on 01/11/2008
Nevermind that the waiters are notoriously “gruff” and unfriendly. Nevermind that it’s not cheap and cash only. Nevermind that it’s tough to get a reservation and all the way in Brooklyn. I don’t even care about these things. What I care about is their food and for all of the negatives, I expected their food to blow me away. I’m willing to endure social stigma and criticism by stating plainly that I did not enjoy my food experience at PL. I would also like to preface my detailed criticism by saying that I am a carnivore. I love steak and dislike steak sauce. At PL, their steak lacked in taste. I had to douse it in their house steak sauce just to give it some sort of flavor, which if I might add, tasted like ketchup and shrimp cocktail sauce. We did the steak for two, we wanted it cooked medium and it was given to us still breathing. They give you two cuts of meat with this order and the sirloin was good. But the other cut had a strange texture and weird aftertaste. The sides were unimpressive – creamed spinach and potatoes. I’m was really disappointed. The only upside was that I was I had good company and the SCHLAG, which is the basis of any positives I give PL. Schlag is their homemade whipped cream which was fabulous!! They had a great hot fudge sundae too! So would I go back? I honestly would give it another try, yes. I keep thinking that maybe I went on an off day. If it wows me the 2nd time, I’ll gladly come back here and re-do my review.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2008
If you think you've eatten a good cow, you've been mistaken. If you don't get the bacon, it'd be like going to this restaurant with a vegetarian...a sin! Better yet, take pictures of the mouth watering, addicting, steak and bacon and send it to your vegetarian "friends". The only downfall of this restaurant is that you need reservations during peak times. Peter Luger ForTheWin!
Posted by John on 12/24/2007
This is one of the great steakhouses of New York City. It's traditional, masculine, old school. New York would be so boring without places like this. Enough of these glass cookie cutter chains. This is a landmark!