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- 74%Luxury Travelers
- 68%Business Travelers
- 59%Family Travelers
- 58%History Buffs
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
User Reviews (30 Reviews)
- Peter LugerMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersMar 03, 2014
Expect a wait because it's super popular. Family style serving of everything. Steaks are massive and carved up by the waiter. Really solid old school type of steakhouse.
- Peter LugerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 7Jan 29, 2014
This is New York's number One steakhouse...thing is its not in NYC...it's in Brooklyn. It used to be a bad neighborhood, but has changed for the better over the years. Of note, you are Steak for the main course...a Porterhouse. They do not take credit cards, aside from their own. Thus you will need cash. They don't have much of a wine list so drink Martini's and Beer...at least that's what I do. Make your reservation well in advance. Any whatever you do...do not forget to order a slice of bacon for everyone...it's huge, amazing and I don't think they have yet to put it on the menu...Oh Apple strudel with schlag is how you end your meal...
- Peter LugerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 13, 2013
This is NY's Disney World of steak. The food here is excellent and it is an institution but the service is inattentive (though friendly) which is frustrating given the price point.
Some fish and veggie options but they are limited. A lot of birthdays here.
Cash only so be prepared. It is an experience but there are much better ones to be had. More business than passion.
- Peter LugerMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Oct 15, 2013
This famous Brooklyn steak house deserves a visit at least once in life, if only to check it off the list. The steaks are good, but I didn't think great. The menu is simple: you order steak, and potatoes or spinach. The waiters are ancient. The hot fudge sundae I found strangely exceptional.
- Peter LugerJul 05, 2012
I was excited to try Peter Luger because they have a wonderful reputation. While I'd say the experience wasn't horrible. I am actually a little surprised that they received a Michelin Star. I'm not saying that the restaurant is not good. Just not Michelin rated in my opinion.
To start the when I made reservations I was a little surprised at how casually they speak to you. I'm not sure of maybe it is a regional thing, but it seemed almost rude to me. They didn't have the professionalism I would expect from a Michelin Restaurant.
The service was decent. They were attentive and we had everything we needed. It was definitely sufficient, but again far from what I have been accustomed to from other Michelin Star restaurants.
The food was good. We order the following:
Thick Cut Bacon, Tomato and Onion - This was delicious. It tastes a little salty by itself, but paired with the steak sauce, tomato and onions is quite good.
Steak for Two - This is a porterhouse. We ordered it medium rare, but i think it was slightly over cooked. I also did not like how the steak come out already cut. The steak was good, but far from the best steaks I've had. I actually prefer Del Friscos.
Ribeye- We also ordered the ribeye. This steak was also good with decent marbling, but pretty much the same I said above.
I'd say that Peter Luger is a good steak house. As a restaurant I would say that it is slightly above average. But given its reputation and Michelin Star rating I actually expected a little bit more.
- Peter LugerJul 05, 2012
Synonymous with great tasting steak and voted 27 times in a row as NYC's best steakhouse, Peter Luger is indeed a household name when it comes to serving up the finest steaks. After all, this 125 year old establishment is also a one star Michelin restaurant!
Our Steak for Two (Porterhouse) which is a Peter Luger specialty and must order arrived soon after. We had it prepared Medium because Mummy did not like her steak too red so we compromised. The porterhouse was served in a large plate and elevated with a bread plate so that it tilted to an angle and the beef juices was able to fully and thoroughly marinate the meat once more. Our server immediately began doling out cut slabs of the steak onto our plates so that the steak that you ate, would be at the perfect degree of doneness you had requested for. If you prefer it to be a little more cooked, you could then leave the steak in the main plate which was still hot.
And my oh my was that piece of steak in my mouth pretty darn awesome. The tops were charred to the right amount of crispness while the meat was succulent, so rich in flavor, juicy and simply the BEST steak I had ever had- almost like a revelation that all the steaks I had been eating over the past few years was simply a lie. This was the real deal baby and my was it amazing.
And if eating the meat alone was not good enough, Peter Luger makes their very own special house sauce which was the perfect match for the steak. Most tables I had observed, cleaned their table sauce jars dry to the last drop. Our table did not fare too badly either!
Another must order here is their Creamed Spinach which looked a tad like mush and almost like baby food in a bowl when it first arrived. But give this unassuming looking side a chance and you will not regret it one bit.
It was my first time having creamed spinach and while I expected something creamy (duh) and heavy, it was anything but. The good people in the kitchen had sautéed the spinach leaves for just the right amount of time and cooking it in its own broth simply brought out the full flavor of the spinach. Delish! And definitely trumps any baby food around.
Of course not forgetting the Luger's Sizzling Bacon, Extra Thick by the Slice which is a huge hit with Peter Luger fans. The secret to this thick cut loin of a pig is the hot broiling process which caramelizes and chars the bacon, giving it that distinct flavor and subtle sweetness. Order a slice for the table and share it, it will be just right. Any more and it might get a little too heavy and definitely go straight to your hips.
And adding a sweet touch for an end to that mind blowing dining experience were specially imprinted Peter Luger milk chocolate coins in gold foil. It was good chocolate and definitely had me sold. But then again, Im a little biased towards people who give me free good quality chocolate.
Our total bill came up to a little less than USD$200 with tips because we shared the mains and sides. Portions are generous and hearty so dont over order. You can always add on later if whats on your table is not enough but bear it mind that Peter Luger is a cash-only establishment so make sure you draw enough money prior to coming here!
Add this place to your bucket list folks, it's simply off the charts.