Peter Luger Steak House
When we started planning our trip to New York, my wife had her heart set on dining in an old school steakhouse. We set about doing our online research & landed on Peter Luger Steak House. All the reviews & photos impressed us, so we called to set an 8pm reservation for 4 people on Thursday night 09/14/17. Shortly before we were to leave for our trip, my BIL decided he would join us. I called Peter Luger's to adjust the reservation. To my dismay that had no dinner openings for a party of 5. We were leaving for our cruise Saturday morning, so I was a little concerned that my wife would miss out on her steak. Luckily they had an opening for us for 11:45am that Thursday!!!
We arrived a few minutes after they opened. I dropped everyone off by the front door, then have to park down the block & across the street. I don't mind the short walk because they don't charge for parking. Once inside, we are seated at a large round table. Our waiter is a little gruff with us, but I soon catch on that it was just a shtick. It's part of the charm of the old style beer tavern feel. The 5 of us started with 2 slices of bacon before splitting the steak for 4 with french fries & Luger's special German fried potatoes. We all agreed that our meal was spectacular.
|complimentary bread & butter|
|house made steak sauce|
|Luger's Sizzling Bacon, Extra Thick by the Slice|
|STEAK FOR FOUR - arrives to the table already sliced|
|STEAK FOR FOUR - what's left of it|
|I enjoy my steak, medium rare|
|are you drooling yet?|
|French Fried Potatoes (for 1)|
|Luger's Special German Fried Potatoes (for 2)|
|I am so lucky to have married a beef eater. This woman of mine LOVES a good steak. I myself, am a proud carnivore. This is a happy marriage in deed!|
|complimentary chocolate coins|
Peter Luger Steak House has been named the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 30 years in a row. “Still the one and only”, this circa-1887 Williamsburg “monument to meat” sets the bar with its “buttery” house-aged beef (“they define porterhouse”) served by “cantankerous” career waiters in a “busy” “old-time” German beer hall setting; the “rough-and-tumble” style “only adds to the charm”, but prices are “stiff” and they don’t take plastic, so come with “a lot of cash.”
"Peter Luger Steak House does not accept any credit cards at either Brooklyn or Great Neck locations. Accepted forms of payment are the Peter Luger Card, US checks with ID, US debit cards and cash."