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Peter Luger Steak House
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.
Posted by Steak Lover on 10/14/2007
I went this afternoon and they have not lost their touch. The only reservation we could get was early around 5pm-it was not crowded by Luger standards and that was probably why the waiter was "Un Luger Like"-not pushy when my friends who hadn't been want to look at the menu. The steak still melts in your mouth. No need for the sauce, the gravy is sooo tasty. My first time, i tried the cream spinach i didn't like it-but i just wasn't used to the texture since i was raised on regular steamed spinach that isnt' wipped or anything. I hadn't tried it several times going back, but when my friend suggested it, i loved it after trying it a second time. We also had the German fried potatoes-which were good, but basically like home fries-i'd rather them w/eggs. The only time i we didn't need a menu was for desert-the signature Holy Cow Sundae-not to be missed and such a great way to finish off an amazing meal. For all steak lovers Luger's is an experience not to be missed-and to be honest, it's no more expensive than any pompus midtown, expense account place Sparks. Don't miss out!!
Posted by Steakedy Steak Steak on 09/19/2007
The best steak I've ever had. Ordered MR it comes out closer to rare which is perfect for this Porterhouse. Bacon beforehand is a must.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/14/2007
Despite having read reviews about the terrible waiter service, it was quite good. The host/hostess staff needs some personality training though. They ignore you when you come in, and treat you as a minor nuisance at best. Make sure they give you a reservation! When I called for a reservation, I was told I didn't need one. The hostess just rolled her eyes when I informed her I did not have one. That's of course only after she ignored me for a while. The steak was quite good. They were out of strudel - but I guess that's what I get for not having a reservation!
Posted by Gaou on 08/29/2007
...three years to get there. Never the right timing. Needless to say I was excited. And boy was I in for a disapointment! I just don't understand how high it is rated in guides. I'm not hinting that there is some sort of bribery going on, but I just cannot understand. Anyway, bland if not ugly decor. Waiter were decently nice. Shrimp cocktails were plain bad: disgusting sauce, and no preparation; best was to season them with salt, pepper and lemon. And finally, the porterhouse had nothing special on him. It was decently cooked and savorious, but really not worth the trip to Brooklyn, and certainly not worth the 90dollar per person fare. Sadly, it doesn't live it up to the hype, and is obviously grossly overpriced.