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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.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/12/2006
Peter Luger's is great if you want to spend a ton of money on dinner that's not really worth it . The atmosphere-- frat boy central.
Posted by party of 10 on 05/06/2006
By far the best steakhouse - in terms of quality of food. The porterhouse, cream of spinach and german potatoes - are not to be outdone. Leave room for dessert if you can. A great culinary experience.
Posted by brooklynite on 05/05/2006
The food is okay but its the steak sauce that really makes the steak. Kinda like saying "the ketchup made the fries". Not worth it in my book.
Posted by Aisle79 on 04/10/2006
We have been making trips to Peter Lugers at least twice a year for the past 5 years or so. The first time I went to Peter Lugers, it was a complete and utter experience and completely blew me away. Everytime thereafter, it has gone downhill a bit. I am not sure if thats just on my part, as nothing can compare. For appetizers, tomato and onion is a sure bet. We usually also get the shrimp cocktail and share a piece of bacon which is very good. Always get the porterhouse medium rare - its an excellent steak. For sides the creamed spinach and fried potatoes are the way to go. Lately the food has been overly greasy though. For dessert the sundae is awesome, you'll need to share it with at least 1 if not 2 other people.
Posted by Sam in Brooklyn Heights on 03/30/2006
It is an honor to post the first review for what is a national treasure! The best. If you want a porterhouse you go to Luger's, no question asked. Nicely textured crust with a buttery soft (partly because it is rumored that steaks are cooked with a nice slab on top) inside cooked to perfection in 100 year old broilers. Steaks come out in generous portions sliced to manageable size with a nice bone to take home for your eternally grateful dog (or in my case my own 2AM snack!). Yes, filet at Sparks is awesome, the dining room at Del Frisco's beautiful etc. however Luger's is the gold standard. Service can be a bit gruff at times but they get it right. On par price wise with the other big boys which is to say expensive, especially for Brooklyn but a veritable bargain compared to some of the Manhattan steakhouses, (If you feel like saving some $ the lunches are an excellent value, you won't get the classic steak but the prime rib w side for under $20 is worth the trip as are the generous fish dishes). Keep in mind that Luger's is cash or a Luger Credit Card only! The classic luger experience - complimentary bread basket, tomatoes & onion, (if you are in the mood get a slice of the thick-cut bacon, it's awesome!) steak (it's a porterhouse ONLY unless you get steak for one and for goodness sake don't order anything cooked more than medium!) creamed spinach and fried potatoes followed by one of the instant heart-attack desserts (favorites include pecan pie, and the "Holy Cow" Sundae w plenty of "schlag"), I have heard good things about the cheesecake but I have never sampled it myself. Also, Luger's has ther own sauce aka don't go askin for no A1...as though the steak even needs it. Luger's is a must, at least once, for anyone who remotely enjoys a steak or simply has an interest in what is a classic American restaurant. There is a reason why so many make the (relatively short for those of you afraid to leave the island of Manhattan) trip out to Williamsburg.