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Can’t get a reservation at Peter Luger except for 4:30 P.M. on a Monday? Try one of these unaffiliated but proliferating clones opened by the legendary steakhouse’s former employees.


1. Ben & Jack’s Steak house
Two cousins, both former Lugerites, are the latest to dish up the steak for two, three, and four.
219 E. 44th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-682-5678

2. Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
If anyone knows the secrets of running a successful steak joint, it’s Wolfgang Zwiener, who waited tables at the Brooklyn landmark for 40 years.
4 Park Ave., at 33rd St. 212-889-3369

3. MarkJoseph Steakhouse
The general manager and a cadre of friendly, seemingly rehabilitated waiters came straight from the mother ship and brought the meal-ending schlag with them.
261 Water St., nr. Peck Slip; 212-277-0020


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