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Peter Luger Steak House
Posted by Mark on 12/23/2007
I learned about Peter Luger's from a program my wife was watching on television. Did some research on the web and made reservations to dine there when we were visiting New York. The service was excellent and the food was amazing. I have had steaks at Morton's; Ruth's Chris and El Gaucho. Peter Luger's was the best hands down. You have to get the thick bacon slices to start and finish off your meal with a slice of cheese cake and whip cream. Adequate selection of red wines to complement the meal. My recommendation is the Rubicon Estates Cabernet. Very well worth my trip from Portland Oregon. Well done!
Posted by mobius0 on 12/17/2007
Best steaks in New York. Eatten there so many times. I love this place But going to this restaurant is like stepping back in time. Calling to book a reservation takes forever because their business number is a single line. You'll get a busy signal the first twenty to thirty times you try calling (never heard of multi-line reception guys?). Busy signals even on a Monday or Tuesday night. But they're also completely booked on a Monday or Tuesday night - proof they're the best steakhouse in the city. No online reservations option, and cash only.
Posted by Vino Guy on 12/08/2007
Was at Luger's last night with some friends in town -- two "newbies" who had never been, one guy who'd been a few times and me (who's been going for 15 years now). All I can say is "wow". Whenever we go, we play a game where we take a vote at the end of the meal - we go around the table and finish the sentence of "We went in talking about how good the steak would be and left talking about the ______". And usually something is so good (shrimp, hash browns, spinach, hot fudge sundae etc) that it totally blows away the steak. Last night, we went in talking about the steak and left talking about the steak. It was outrageously good. Better than in visits past...terrific char, great mineral/aged flavor -- just got better and better through the meal. Oh yeah - it was three deep at bar when we arrived and five deep when we left at 9:30pm! Great meal - a legend and institution worth every penny.
Posted by cryo on 12/05/2007
My wife and I have been going to Peter Luger's for years. Needless to say that we love the place or we would not be going there all this time. On our last visit, I got a steak that was tough. Usually, the steaks just melts in your mouth. I called our waiter and he got the manager to our table right away. I didn't even have to explain myself and the manager had the steak replaced. I loved the service and the new steak.
Posted by daniela on 11/12/2007
I trekked all the way to brooklyn to try the "amazing" restaurant just to find out it was average and over-priced! I ordered the steak for 2 ($89) and steamed broccoli. The steak was actually very good and the broccoli was decent. However my real problem was with the service. With the exception of one waiter and the greeter at the door the staff was rude. The one waiter actually threw the menus at us! Then we had another waiter who was a snob! Maybe he was having a bad day..ok but for those prices customers are paying he should leave his bad day at the time clock! my bill came out to $124 including tip. That was for steak for two 1 side order of steamed broccoli and 2 sodas. When i went the waiter told me to go to the front to pay cause i had a debit card. When i went to the front they told me the debit machine was broken! so i had to go to an atm machine and take out money. In the end the steak was good but i dont think ill ever pay those prices or go there again.... i love good food and good service.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/10/2007
Went with family this early evening to Peter Luger which a family member had raved about. The steak was delicious, tender but overpriced for what you actually get. The bacon at $2.95 per slice is to die for but also overpriced. Service was excellent and for this and the cheesecake and key lime pie, I would say that I would return.
Posted by Michigan Carnivore on 10/25/2007
I was very exited to go here after reading all the praise this place gets. However, I just don't see it. The steak for 4 people is 2 porterhouse steaks. The price was $161.00 just for the steak. That's over $80.00 per steak. Also had Caesar salad, shrimp cocktail, French fries and spinach. We ordered 2 beers and 2 diet cokes and had the Mud sundae for dessert. First, the steak was good but not special in any way. If the cut of meat and aging process which is supposed to make this place so special really was, then I sure could not tell. The meat was not tough but all of the "melt in your mouth like butter" claims just were not true. People, you are ordering a hunk of meat. Any other steak house with prime cuts and aging are just as good. Actually, because the steak was so bland, there just was no seasoning to the meat, other steak houses are just as good if not better and you don't have to pay a ridiculous price for it either. The salad was a joke. The dressing tasted like any bottled dressing you get at the market. The shrimp was good and I did like the spinach. The dessert was good but again, nothing special. The bottom line for me was that I went to this place because I wanted the best steak and I realized any aged steak is good enough. You don't have to pay an outrageous price for dinner just on the basis of their reputation. Our total bill for 4 people was $300.00 including tip but without wine. That was for a dinner of 2 porterhouse steaks. Very unseasoned, I just don't understand why this place gets such good reviews. Maybe because they only accept cash.