Peter Luger

Restaurants , Steakhouse Williamsburg
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Peter Luger


Peter Luger


Peter Luger

Although a slew of Luger copycats have prospered in the last several years, none have captured the elusive charm of this stucco walled, beer-hall style eatery, with well-worn wooden floors and tables, and waiters in waist coats and bow ties. Excess is the thing, be it the reasonably health- conscious tomato salad (thick slices of tomato and onion with an odd addition of steak sauce), the famous porterhouse for two, 44 ounces of sliced prime beef, or the decent apple strudel, which comes with a bowl full of schlag. Go for it all—it’s a singular New York experience that’s worth having.
Venue name: Peter Luger
Address: 178 Broadway
Cross street: at Driggs Ave
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:45am–9:45pm; Fri, Sat 11:45am–10:45pm; Sun 12:45–9:45pm
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave
Price: Steak for two: $99.95. Cash only or debit card
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4 / 5

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Christa Sully

Ok, this is the place to get steak. Is it the only place? No. Are there a lot of other amazing steakhouses? Yes. But Peter Luger's has stood the test of time and it is the best. There are no frills and no credit cards. 

Get some traditional sides (creamed spinach, German potatoes). Obviously get the Porter House (though I've been wanting to try the burger) and miraculously have room and get the sundae for dessert. It's a sleeper hit.

jen s

I'm not a huge meat eater, but still enjoy this place immensely. The vibe is all about excess, (for instance, the Canadian bacon is a delicious and popular side, although it seems crazy to be ordering it with your steak). They know what they're doing here. It's a great meal and experience..

Adam V

I am a big steak eater, and even though there was a lot of hype, it was still a great experience, certainly worth it. Let me start by saying the steak sauce alone may be worth it, and you can get whatever cut, and have it aged in house, which is a treat. The decor is a bit rustic, to invoke a butcher, and while I typically enjoy a more formal setting, I felt it helped the ambiance and made the meal feel more authentic. A bit pricey, but overall definitely a not to be missed steakhouse.

Jillian Anthony

This is supposed to be the best steak house in New York, and though I'm not a huge steak fan, I definitely enjoyed my huge slab of meat here. This place is very old school, from the waiter to how they serve their food. Your baked potato and rib is exactly that, as well as the tomato and onion "salad." I took my mom and sister when they were in town and we all left feeling very full and satisfied. You're about a twenty minute walk from the Williamsburg waterfront, 10 minutes from the JMZ train and ten minutes from many lovely shops and bars, if you can still lug your body around after your meal! 

Kaylee F

Excellent steak cooked to perfection.  When I ask for medium rare, I get medium rare, still sizzling when it is brought to the table, not something that's been sitting under a heat lamp for 20 minutes.  The chicken, lamb, and salmon are not to be missed - most steakhouses give short shrift to anything that doesn't come from a cow, but not Peter Luger.  Prime rib and a baked potato = heaven!

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Not as good as it used to be. Last time, about 4 months ago, our steaks were tough and not tasty. It was a good place in the 80's and early 90's.