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Peter Luger

Restaurants, Steakhouse Williamsburg
3 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
Courtesy Peter LugerPhotographs: Courtesy Peter Luger
Courtesy Peter Luger
Courtesy Peter Luger
Courtesy Peter Luger
Courtesy Peter Luger
Courtesy Peter LugerWaiters at Peter Luger's Steakhouse on Broadway in Brooklyn.

Time Out says

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 crisp apple strudel, which comes with a bowl full of schlag. Go for it all without hesitation — it’s a singular New York experience that’s worth having.



Address: 178 Broadway
Cross street: at Driggs Ave
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave
Price: Steak for two: $99.95. Cash only or debit card
Opening hours: Mon–Thu 11:45am–9:45pm; Fri, Sat 11:45am–10:45pm; Sun 12:45–9:45pm
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Users say (9)

3 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

3.4 / 5

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Just read the reviews above, all involve a negative comment that they try an excuse. the worst is "still sizzling when it is brought to the table"... rule 1 of good steak - a steak should be well rested before being served!
old school dining establishment means nothing and an perfectly cooked modern dining mean everything. take credit cards, cook meat like you love it it not that you just happen to have done it for the 100 years. So many better places that have a passion for meat more than this place.  really didn't like paying for what i got here, won't be going back. 

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Worst restaurant ever. Crummy steak and if you have 2 people and one wants rare and another medium someone is going to be unhappy. Waiters are rude, decor stinks and looks dirty, are those the same old tables from 30 years ago. My business used to be around the corner from this place and everyone visiting wanted to go there, I hated it. Do they take credit cards yet? I don't like to eat in places that don't take them as my philosophy is if they don't have their act together on that what else don't they, oh I get it when I'm home puking my guts out that evening I can't call the credit card company and put a stop on the charge. Plus the neighborhood used to be a place that it was foolish to walk around with the hundreds of bucks you needed to eat there. Save your money and go over the bridge to Katz's if you really need old timey kitsch.

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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.

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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!


This steakhouse will ruin you for all other steaks. No matter where you go, you'll always compare your next porterhouse, your next slice of bacon, and your next side of potatoes to what you were served at Peter Luger's. The food here is amazing, and whether you're a steak fan or not - it's a must-try for North Brooklyners. DEFINITELY get the bacon, the twice-fried potatoes, and the porterhouse to share. 

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..


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.

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! 

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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.

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