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Peter Luger

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY - (718) 387-7400
Peter Luger is an ancient (since 1887) neighborhood steak house that serves stupendous porterhouse. You order it by the person – steak for two, three, or four – and what you get is a gorgeous slab of prime beef that has been well-charred on the outside, then cut into thick, rosy-centered strips on its serving plate. This is the best steak we have ever eaten.
97% Approval Rating (39 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Steak For Two
Creamed Spinach For 2
Steak For Four
Shrimp Cocktail
Single Steak
Cheeseburger
Sliced Tomato
Bacon Cheeseburger with french fries
Pecan Pie
Sliced Tomatoes & Onions For 2
Luger's Special "Holy Cow" Hot Fudge Sundae
French Fried Potatoes For 2
Schlag
Pistachio Ice Cream
Luger's Sizzling Bacon
Apple Strudel
Luger's Special German Fried Potatoes For 2
Fresh Fruit
Luger's Own Sauce
German Coffee
Bread Basket

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
" The tables are bare oak and the knives have battered wooden handles; the waiters can be impatient; the menu is short (most customers don’t even bother to look at it); and the prices easily rise into the double digits for two normal-appetite eaters, even without ..."   [Read More]
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Bill Homan - Photos (5)
September 14, 2011
"I had always known Peter Luger's as one of the premier steakhouses in NYC but after countless friends had repeatedly told me how great their burger was I just had to find out for myself. I've eaten quite a few burgers in my day and more often than not they don't ..."   [Read More]
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Jack Ziegler
July 25, 2011
"What can I say about Peter Luger's that hasn't already been said? It's just the best damn steak you'll ever eat. It's expensive, and they don't take commercial credit cards (only their own). The waiters are known for their attitude, some of which comes from being a ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 387-7400

http://www.peterluger.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
A Peter Luger porterhouse arrives at the table already sliced, in a pool of sizzling-hot natural juice.  The waiter puts a couple of pieces of meat on your plate, then it's up to you to help yourself to the rest.
"A Peter Luger porterhouse arrives at the table already sliced, in a pool of sizzling-hot natural juice. The waiter puts a couple of pieces of meat on your plate, then it's up to you to help yourself to the rest."
Michael Stern





Your waiter will place two slices of steak on each diner's plate, along with a spoonful of spinach if you ordered that.  He then offers a spoonful of
"Your waiter will place two slices of steak on each diner's plate, along with a spoonful of spinach if you ordered that. He then offers a spoonful of "juice." Accept the offer. After that you're on your own."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The bacon for this bacon cheeseburger is so hefty it comes on the plate as it would otherwise overwhelm the burger.
"The bacon for this bacon cheeseburger is so hefty it comes on the plate as it would otherwise overwhelm the burger."
Bill Homan


The superb breads in the basket are not just for show.  They are worth eating!  Yes, even with a huge steak to follow.
"The superb breads in the basket are not just for show. They are worth eating! Yes, even with a huge steak to follow."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


September, 2001:  the tomatoes are delicious!
"September, 2001: the tomatoes are delicious!"
Michael Stern


An amazing cheeseburger.
"An amazing cheeseburger."
Bill Homan


At lunch, the fantastic hash browns are not available; but these French fries are a fine alternative.
"At lunch, the fantastic hash browns are not available; but these French fries are a fine alternative."
Michael Stern


German coffee contains a good hit of Aspach, which is a German brandy.  And, of course, that great schlag tops it all off.
"German coffee contains a good hit of Aspach, which is a German brandy. And, of course, that great schlag tops it all off."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Unless you normally use things like A1 on your steak, you'll probably enjoy Luger's sauce more as a dressing for the onions and tomatoes.
"Unless you normally use things like A1 on your steak, you'll probably enjoy Luger's sauce more as a dressing for the onions and tomatoes."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The warm pecan pie topped with crisp, toasty nuts is extraordinary paired with Luger's ultra-rich whipped cream.
"The warm pecan pie topped with crisp, toasty nuts is extraordinary paired with Luger's ultra-rich whipped cream."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


A hot fudge sundae seems impossible after a meal like this.  And maybe it is: the person who ordered this one met us for dessert!  It's really a perfect hot fudge sundae.
"A hot fudge sundae seems impossible after a meal like this. And maybe it is: the person who ordered this one met us for dessert! It's really a perfect hot fudge sundae."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


After the meal, customers are given chocolate in the form of gold-wrapped doubloons.  This may be the management's gentle reminder that unless you have a house charge account, cash is the only acceptable form of payment.
"After the meal, customers are given chocolate in the form of gold-wrapped doubloons. This may be the management's gentle reminder that unless you have a house charge account, cash is the only acceptable form of payment."
Michael Stern


Cooked to a perfect, juicy medium.
"Cooked to a perfect, juicy medium."
Bill Homan


The bacon appetizer is sold by the slice.  It is extra-thick cut and meaty, and a happy Luger tradition.
"The bacon appetizer is sold by the slice. It is extra-thick cut and meaty, and a happy Luger tradition."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


We don't know how they do it, but Luger's whipped cream, served in great billowing bowls, is the richest, thickest whipped cream ever.  One of Peter Luger's signature items; don't miss it.
"We don't know how they do it, but Luger's whipped cream, served in great billowing bowls, is the richest, thickest whipped cream ever. One of Peter Luger's signature items; don't miss it. "
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Flaky and not too sweet, this is a decadent end to a great meal.
"Flaky and not too sweet, this is a decadent end to a great meal."
Bill Homan


A New York institution since 1887.
"A New York institution since 1887."
Bill Homan



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