By david.hart on 11/24/2014
Peter Lugers - I can honestly say you were my worst dining experience in NYC. The service was terrible, our apps came after our steak and strangely enough our sides after that. The steak was fine but to be honest i hate the fact its comes in boiling butter / fat..... Your creamed spinach had no cream, no seasoning and was more like tasteless spinach puree.... the hash brown again zero seasoning and dry. You forgot the baked potato and I'm sorry to say we still requested it, Huge mistake as when it turned up it was luke warm and dry with missing sour cream. We ordered 3 steaks, 1 rare, 1 medium rare & 1 medium and i can honesty say there was ZERO different, all cooked the same, all under seasoned and all covered in boiling fat. I can only guess that your business model has been adapted from a fine restaurant to now one living off its history and ripping off one time visitors and tourists. If anyone fancys a steak try East Hampton Grill/ Hillstone, Keens, The Palm, Red, Prime 112, Quality Meats, BLT Prime any day but please stay away from Peter Lugers... A wasted $187.00 ! and $100 bucks to Uber there and back... O and the place stank of grease & your the only high end restaurant which serves cold break and fridge cold butter. Please try to butter cold bread with solid cold butter. To be fair the Ice Cream Sundae was amazing
By lynsey.tuthill on 8/8/2015
I had dinner at Peter Luger's yesterday for a friends Birthday. With all the great things I heard about this place, I was soooo excited to go, already planning to make reservations for my father's Birthday at the end of the month. I must say I couldn't possibly be more disappointed. We had 2- porterhouse steaks for 2, medium rare, and it was the most bland steak I ever tasted. I sat there trying to season it with salt and pepper. I attempted eating it with steak sauce but it tasted like cocktail sauce. I honestly can't believe how so many people could enjoy what we had. Even my friends, who had been there before, said our steak had no flavor and the cream of spinach wasn't as creamy as their last experience. Honestly I would never come back here. The porterhouse steak I get at Outback Steakhouse has 10 times more flavor than the one I had yesterday. The waiters were great, and the German potatoes were good (can't really f*ck those up), but the steak was a huge disappointment. Save your money, this $300 meal wasn't even worth a quarter of the amount.
By rothsteg on 3/14/2003
I've been going to Luger's for 45 years or so and the steaks, hash browns and fries are always top of the heap. (creamed spinach doesn't do anything for me). In addition to high quality meat, perfectly prepared, its great virtue is consistency; I've never been disappointed in a meal at Luger's. Its signature "steak for one, two etc." turns out to be a money saver when you're with the kids or small eaters. Order for the amount of steak you're going to eat, rather than the number of people in the party. The legendary gruffness of the waiters has eluded me over the year; yet another urban legend methinks. I find good service with varying degrees of personality.
By trick on 3/14/2003
It's all been said before... if you love steak, this is heaven. Some people may not know about the bacon appetizer - it's so over-the-top it's a must! Sides get mixed reviews from the pundits, but I love them, the hashed browns and the creamed spinach, that is. Service is always bashed and it can be gruff, but the past few times I've been there the waiters have been lovely gentlemen who clearly know their trade. Don't go there too hungry because you'll almost certainly wait at the bar from 20-30 minutes, but do go.
By battousai on 4/20/2003
All must bow to the great purveyor of the best Porterhouse you will ever have in your life. No one can come close to this Valhalla of beef. Poor wine list, but it is the only game in town if you are a steak lover, and shame on you if you've never been!
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 dknyaq on 1/14/2003
and it's the best I or anyone I know has ever had. Period. Don't expect anything else other than to eat the best steak you have ever had.
By ShelleyCasey on 3/12/2003
Went to Peter Luger for the first time on a Monday in February and returned on Friday. The first bite of steak took us back to the 70's when meat was really meat. The creamed spinach was a perfect accompaniment. And our waiter accommodated our wish for half well-done and half rare!
By jmtnyc on 3/14/2003
I am very particular about my meat consumption, as there is nothing better than a thick steak grilled to perfection - yet nice and rare in the middle!! As a native New Yorker, I have eaten in nearly every steakhouse throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. No one compars to Lugers. Always imitated but never duplicated, Lugers sets the standard that all others must look up to.
By fendi on 4/2/2003
THe food was delicious. The steak was medium rare with flowing juices. It tasted like butter. THe creamed spinach was incredible. I practically ate the whole bowl by myself. Tried the other Peter Luger in Great Neck. Less crowded and did not feel rush. Food was still amazing. Would go back but may go back to Great Neck instead. THe only reservations in Brooklyn are 5:45 or 10:00. Great Neck I got 9.