I’ve heard so much about Peter Luger Steak House over the years but I never had the desire to eat there since I wasn’t much of a steak eater. It was only when I started my Cohen diet last year and was forced to eat more meat instead of my favorite carbs that I learned to enjoy steak. Now I actually like steak so I was pretty excited to eat at the famous Peter Luger in Brooklyn.
We arrived at 11:30 am and the restaurant wasn’t opened yet but there were already several people waiting to get in.
To all Peter Luger fans please do not send me hate mail with what I’m about to say. For me the steak was just ok. I didn’t find anything special or fantabulous with it. I was expecting an explosion in my mouth since it was my first time to try dry aged beef but instead I found it quite bland and without much aroma.
I didn’t want to drown it in steak sauce to say it’s good. I was hoping the beef would stand on it’s own merit. It was good with blue cheese dressing and lots of crumbled blue cheese though.
Am I just an ignorant steak eater? To be honest I liked the steak at Mamou Too better. I must be wrong since there are legions of Peter Luger fans. But that’s how I feel. All my other cousins liked it though.
dry aged prime beef for 4 $177.80
For our group of 8 adults and 4 kids we ordered only one huge steak supposedly good for four and supplemented it with lots of side dishes. We finished it all. The size of the steak dwarfed the iPhone.
Eating at Peter Luger was an experience. The waiter was an old timer who was a know-it-all and kinda scary. He dictated how much sides we should order and it was a good thing we listened to him. The servings were huge! The service was really quick and we finished our meal in an hour. They must have wanted us out fast to get more diners in our place.
Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11211
telephone: (718) 387-7400