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Peter Luger Steak House
Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2006
I had read the reveiws and I knew what to expect so I did not think I would be so disappointed. I love steak and I thought the quality of the meat would be so good it would make up for everything else. It doesn't. The steak is very good and so was the bacon and spinach but the german potatoes were burnt, the tomato and onion salad was bland and the steak sauce was nothing special. Add to this that we were seated upstairs and there was no atmosphere and to be honest the place just looked scruffy and worn. Would it kill them to give the place a lick of paint? Do they think it adds to the charm? The prices are on a par with other steak places and they only take cash, you'd think they could invest some of that money on improving the customer experience...
Posted by foodiegirl on 06/29/2006
The steak was great, very flavorful, but what is all the fuss about the tomato and onion appetizer? Folks, it's 4 wedge slices of raw beefsteak tomato with 3 slices of raw onion served dry on a dish! Was I supposed to be impressed by the size of the tomatoes? And yes, we put the Luger's special sauce on them, a tasty sauce but nothing more than a glorifed cocktail sauce (cocktail sauce mixed with barbecue sauce and perhaps some Worcestershire) but I still don't understand why people are falling off their seats over this. I grew up eating garden beefsteaks (from my dad's, sweet as sugar, juicy and huge) and let me tell you Luger's tomatoes were nothing special. And the German potatoes were just home fries. The creamed spinach was the best, though. And the steak delicious. Zero ambiance though, much too brightly lit. Friendly but not prompt service. Will not be beating a path back. FOR THE GIRLS: lot's of testosterone, tables full of attractive men. The bar scene was nil, I think because it's just too bright and there are no seats. Unfortunate since it would be a great place to meet someone otherwise.
Posted by Rob on 06/26/2006
Ok, let me start off by saying you DON'T go to Peter Luger's for a BURGER! There are plenty of places in this fine city that specialize in great burgers. You go to Luger's for the porterhouse. Like another reviewer just stated, ask for a medium steak and it will tend to be a bit too rare for most people,so order one level more than you normally would. But trust me, you'll be glad you came. It's not one of those stuffy places... it tends to be a bit on the loud side, but if you can look past that you'll be fine. There usually is a long wait, so get your reservations well in advance. I wouldn't call this place the best in NYC, but it's up there in my top 5.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/12/2006
If you want to be coddled and reassured of your place in society, this is not the joint for you, for it is in fact, price not withstanding, a joint. But, if you want the best meal a steakhouse in NYC has to offer, welcome home. To our surprise, we were seated right away and our waiter, while gruff, was nice enough and very attentive. They turned tables over quickly, but if you wanted to lounge around, you were more than welcome. Got the regular: tomato & onions w/ Lugers Sauce, and the bacon to start, Steak for 3 with German Potatoes n' creamed spinach as sides. All were beyond world class. The steak's only comparable competition was del Frisco's. For dessert, the Sundae was great. I preferred the ambiance here to any other steakhouse I've been to: Everything’s a throwback, from the wooden tables to the steins and photos on the wall, and it felt more homey than any other steakhouse I’ve been to. Luger's is the best, and a superior alternative to the Manhattan aristocracy of Steakhouses.
Posted by nycjadie on 06/05/2006
This is still THE best steakhouse in the world. Although the atmosphere is so-so, it is not frat boy central as one other reviewer wrote. I don't think the frat boys could afford this meal anyway. And if a cab driver doesn't know where Peter Luger's is, he's a rarity. If there's one place in Brooklyn that cab drivers know, it's Peter Luger's. Still the best Porterhouse I've ever had. They do cook a bit rare on the medium, but I trust the experienced chefs in the kitchen. They know what they're doing. I've had the fish here. A friend of mine doesn't eat meat. It was not very good. The other side options are wonderful, however, and I highly recommend the German potatoes and creamed spinach. I don't know how they get tomatoes like that this time of year but the tomatoes and onion cut beefsteak thick with Luger's sauce is sublime. One of my favorite restaurants in the world. I've been there a dozen or so times. It always gets better. P.S. - if it's a hot day get a draft beer. They have a chilled cellar and the beer is oh so perfectly cold.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/31/2006
How can the best steak house in New York be overrated? It is hands down the best never dissapoints anyone who has enough money, who ever says it's overrated is entirely wrong it's the best steak I have ever tasted. Hands down Peter Lugers.
Posted by Dallas Girl on 05/19/2006
Make sure you find a good taxi driver - ours told us that if he did not grow up in Brooklyn he would never have been able to take us there. It is way off the beaten path!!! We had the burgers - they were good however mine was still "mooing" (very rare) when I ordered it medium. The menu is expensive - but go at lunch time and get a burger. Service is OK. Food is good.