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Peter Luger Steak House
Posted by ck on 07/19/2007
I've been here at least three times in the last 6 months (not by my choice, of course) and all three times it was overpriced mediocrity at best. The apps are boring. The bacon is NOT that big of a deal. (Think of thickly sliced, undercooked ham slices at Thanksgiving.) And the steak is just OK. Yes, it's good, but that's all it is.Sure, it's an institution, it's got the history, blah blah blah. When I'm plunking down cold hard cash (which is all they take other than their Peter Luger credit card) I want a GREAT steak, with friendly service, in a great atmosphere. I had better atmosphere eating in the mess hall in day camp for crying out loud! Go try it once if you must, but make sure you come back and drop a review. The hype for this place is seriously out of control.
Posted by extribecaresident on 07/07/2007
Had lunch here. My review is as follows: Food, had the porterhouse, was average, no better than Wolfgangs. I agree with the other poster, our steak came medium rare and was medium to well done when finished! Could not have the german potatoes as was lunchtime, had fries which were greasy, creamed spinach was average at best. Service: Average, and cocky as if they were doing you a favor. Ambience: Looks like the inside of a german bierhall, drab, with a few decorative steins on ledges. Agressive AC. Overall: Good steak but not the benchmark that it is hyped up to be, ambeince less than flattering.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/07/2007
If you want to be coddled and reassured of your place in society as you chow down on the best second rate food in the universe. If you want the real deal, at a real joint, come out to Brooklyn cause Luger's is the place. The steak almost had me in tears: I cut the strip portion with a fork. There's no better creamed spinach, no better bacon, no better sauce, and no better tomato and onions... trust me. The potatoes are better at the Old Homestead, but not much. Service was prompt and on the ball without being overbearing. If you’re looking for fifi chic curtains and sultry hostesses, this ain’t the place. If you’re looking for the best steak dinner in the 5 boroughs, welcome home.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/22/2007
the steak is great, but you have to try the bacon. It's the best thing I put in my mouth in the last 10 years.
Posted by dimepiece on 04/30/2007
This place is amazing. The steak exceeded my expectations...I imagined it would be great, but it was something out of this world. The steak was SOOOOO tender, that it barely required chewing...and I dipped the steak in the melted butter a jus that they put under the steak and it was heavenly! Everything was delightful, the decor, the service, the old timey bartenders and the waiters. They were all old fashioned and understood the meaning of good hospitality. Our waiter looked like something out of the Godfather movies, like a barber shaving Don Corleone. The sides especially the french fried onions and the spinich were to die for. I also had the bacon and tomato onions with lugers sauce for appetizer and it was a culinary delight,. You must try those two appetizers. They might be very simple, but they do it right....The host was so charming,, crossing out names from the long hand-written list... We had 3 bottles of Shiraz that was great also. $450 for 4 people-definitely worth every penny. I would pay double to eat here again. As far as I'm concerned, they don't charge enough.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/27/2007
I honestly don't see how the place rates so high on best-steaks list (even when disregarding the value issue). It is a good steak and nothing more. There is absolutely nothing outstanding about it. It is not full of flavor, and I thought the hot plate serving was a terrible mistake, as the steak over-cooks in minutes. Not worth the trip to Brooklyn.
Posted by STEAKS on 04/18/2007
Went there last night for the very first time. I thought the food was good, but nowhere even close to the hype that it gets. Sure the steak was like butter and I enjoyed it very much, but at what price? The bacon strip was excellent and fairly priced. Also had the Caesar salad, not bad (but $8.95). Baked potato was so-so. The shrimp looked very good although I didn't have any. I think they should put prices on the desserts and the fish dishes. The people I was with had no idea that the shrimp cocktails were $16. Overall, I think its an upscale restaurant with very little atmosphere. It's more of a man's place and you go there just to eat. I don't mind spending my hard earned money for good food, but this was way overboard.