By bcbrown75 on 4/18/2012
So I'm not exactly a local -- and I rarely venture into manhattan, so I can't say for sure -- but boy can I recognize a steak when I taste one. I've been stationed out here for a bit now and go to all sorts of places to eat with coworkers but this place is one of the tastiest. Definitely the best among steakhouses we've been to. We got a ridiculous porterhouse for four, which we had for lunch, which also kept me out of commission for dinner. I saw some other tables ordering giant slabs of other meat and slabs of bacon, seems like a fair number of locals know exactly what to get when they come here. The service was jovial but more or less distant -- nothing horrible, just nothing special -- but boy, was the steak a steak. Don't think I've had anything this good in the realm of red meat back home.
By JarodWCarson on 6/25/2010
An impromptu decision led me to choose Peter Lugers for dinner with an out of town guest. I must say, this was an AMAZING dinner. Our waiter was fantastic, the decor was warm and everything was delicious. This was my first trip to a steakhouse of any kind, as I prefer places that can pull their weight in every area, not just with steak: this was worth the chance. I think the only sub-par occurance of the evening was that my filet mignon was not as tender as it could be, but they captured the flavor and cooked it to perfection!
By emquad46 on 1/24/2010
Peter Luger's steak is great. Medium rare it is a flavorful, excellent steak. The tomatoes and onions were excellent. Service was very good. The side dishes were fried to perfection and the creamy spinach delightful. Dessert is a treat with sclag. It is truly a treat to eat here for foods sake. The ambience is from the 1800's,noise high and value questionable. Party of four, steak for four, sides ,etc., four drinks, dessert, $367 includes tax no tip!
By big_pickle on 11/13/2005
The steak is pure and delicious. I recommend medium rare which is much more favorful than medium well. The side vegetables are unexpectedly good. Compared to steak houses in the same category as Peter Luger's, the pricing is excellent. There is enough space between tables that bringing kids would be fine.
By pcelica on 7/12/2005
i am slowly on my way to becoming a vegetarian, but our medium rare was truly to die for. i do not know what they did to that cow, but it's absolute magic by the time it gets to you. we were worried by accounts of scary waiters, but ALL of ours were absolutely doting and fantastic. worth the wait for a reservation, or for those looking for a way back from the vegan world.
By LoveMySteak on 11/24/2004
best porterhouse this side of the milkyway
By MikePrim on 11/23/2004
Peter Luger is hands down the best steak in New York.I have not had a better steak any where in the world as a matter of fact.Many places try to copy from them,but none can come close.Simply the best.
By zbepstein on 10/18/2004
Forget all the people who say that it is over rated. Go for the Steak, love it for the onions and tomatoes and the bacon. A true steak eater will tell you that this is the best steak in New York City without a doubt. Forget the steak sauce, I love its juices!
By hometown11104 on 1/29/2004
I usually go with my fiancee, but it is always my choice. It isn't fancy(which makes me like it more), but it is no doubt the best steak in NYC. I love the fact that it is simple to order, when you decide you are going to Luger's you have already decided what you are going to eat! Some feel the service is a little short witht the customer's, but that is part of the old school charm. If you crack a joke with your server, he is likely to crack one better back at ya. The more you go, the more you appreciate what this establishment represents.....Oh yeah, and nobody makes a stronger drink at the bar, so be careful if you drove, ha,ha.
By Marchie2003 on 10/1/2003
So you want to experience what a steak in New York is all about…well then go to Peter Lugers. Hands down, no questions asked, the best steaks in NY. With it’s simple formula; age the steaks till the mold gets nice and thick, then cook them to perfection, they can do no wrong. I was once told by a waiter that if I saw what that meat looked like hanging in the back, I wouldn’t be drooling over it as he placed it down on the table. There is no special décor, or snotty wait staff. Its classic food at it’s best. I’m not big on the creamed spinach, even though I am told it is out of this world. What I do love is a nice piece of steak with some golden and crisp fries along side. It’s a great place to be noisy and eat till your blue in the face. I think both may actually be encouraged at this place. Great for large groups because you can get steaks for 2, 3, 4 etc and they arrive sliced and ready to go at the table. A true NYC landmark.