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“Meat.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Peter Luger Steak House

Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6131
(718) 387-7400
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Ranked #36 of 4,108 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Meat.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Before Williamsburg was the cultural icon it is today this place used to have a guy that you would pay to watch your car while you dined on the juicy flesh of ruby red meat, thats how dangerous it was around there. Its still the benchmark in quality steak houses, with wise-cracking service and the old world feel to boot.

Visited November 2012
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“Over Priced & Over Rated”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The owners & staff at Peter Luger's think they're the 'Be All, End All' of Steak Places. They don't take Credit Cards, they don't take checks - they take only their own Personal Luger's Charge Card and cash.
Note: Sometimes they don't even take their own Gift Certificates. If you have a certificate and don't use it within 9 months of issuance they subtract over 2% per month from the value of the Gift Certificate. Who does that in this day & age? I guess Over Priced & Over Rated Brooklyn Steak Houses do it.
The wait staff is the same as always - Rude, but it's not a show.

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“No.1 Steak House...Zagat's is right!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We tried Peter Luger Steak House after many years not getting there and we were not disappointed. The steak is flavorful, juicy and tender. We ordered the tomato and onion appetizer. Ask them to chop it up and then pour some of their steak sauce on top...it's a flavor you can't duplicate anywhere else! Loved the creamed spinach, too because it was more spinach flavor than cream. We have tried most all of the NY steak houses and this one beats them all.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Overrated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Steak - asked for medium but arrived red, tough, chewy and lacked taste. Dropped $250 for 3, charged €10.50 for iced water!
Not worth money

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Not worth it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Not sure what the rave is about. There are better steak houses in New York. Okay, so we ordered the only steak selection on the menu. I ordered medium, it came out medium rare. Then they slice the meat before it gets to you. Not a fan of that. The steak is a bit bland. Ordered sides, but options are limited, you want cheese on your potato. nope. Want honey in your tea, nope. The decor is old and run down, save yourself the trip and the cash (yea, cash only) and go somewhere else. Its not bad, just not amazing as others have stated....it was average.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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