or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › Peter Luger
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Peter Luger

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Went there for the first time ever today for lunch there today with two friends; ordered the shrimp cocktail, creamed spinach, hash browns and a 28oz porterhouse for myself (billed as a "steak for two" but considering the fact that my friends both wanted burgers/had no desire to eat a steak done blue, as a I like it, I had it myself). I liked the complete unpretentiousness of the place, the efficient waiters, the amazing sides and shrimp cocktail. And, of course, the quality and doneness of the steak itself were superb. That said, does anyone else get kind of nauseated by the greasiness of the steak? The piece of meat itself is easily the best non-Kobe/specialty beef I've ever had, but the fact that it sits in a puddle of grease/melted butter really took away from it and knocked it down a notch in my opinion. Is anyone else bothered by this/entertain thoughts that Luger's is overrated because of it?
post #2 of 20
Having been there recently... the mcdonalds of fine dining.
post #3 of 20
A steak for two? Does that mean I have to saw at the thing like a jackass and ask around the table if anyone wants to split a steak with me?

Awful.
post #4 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by why View Post
A steak for two? Does that mean I have to saw at the thing like a jackass and ask around the table if anyone wants to split a steak with me?

Awful.

I haven't been there, but I believe it's sliced up and presented around the bone. That being said, it's a porterhouse that I saw served on TV.
post #5 of 20
sfield and why, you guys have become so predictable when it comes to this food/restaurant threads. You're the Moo/Foo of this subfora.
post #6 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
sfield and why, you guys have become so predictable when it comes to this food/restaurant threads. You're the Moo/Foo of this subfora.

Sometimes I swear I'm getting trolled.

I still have fun with it though.
post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
sfield and why, you guys have become so predictable when it comes to this food/restaurant threads. You're the Moo/Foo of this subfora.

Well I'm right so I don't mind being consistently right. Anyone who would pay good money at Peter Luger's for anything other than maybe a burger is either stupid or doesn't know any better.
post #8 of 20
I've never eaten at an "upscale" steakhouse-- Luger, Ruth's Chris, Mortons, etc. This fact makes me happy.
post #9 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I've never eaten at an "upscale" steakhouse-- Luger, Ruth's Chris, Mortons, etc. This fact makes me happy.

I don't think something like Craftsteak would be a waste of money.
post #10 of 20
Any damn place that celebrates the fact they serve charred meat is not a place any person with a palate should go to. Any place that brags they use 1000 degrees F to sear their steaks should themselves be burned down in 1000 degrees F.

Peter Luger by being so unpretentious is well basically being pretentious.
post #11 of 20
One thing I don't understand about Lugers is the fact that they don't let their steaks rest. As soon as they come out from under the broiler they slice it and bring it to the table.
post #12 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I've never eaten at an "upscale" steakhouse-- Luger, Ruth's Chris, Mortons, etc. This fact makes me happy.

I like the BLT places a lot.
post #13 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
One thing I don't understand about Lugers is the fact that they don't let their steaks rest. As soon as they come out from under the broiler they slice it and bring it to the table.

Think of it this way -- they are giving you the option to let it rest.
post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny_5 View Post
One thing I don't understand about Lugers is the fact that they don't let their steaks rest. As soon as they come out from under the broiler they slice it and bring it to the table.
Which is why it's a bloody mess when it gets to you. It always looks like what some dumb asshole with a webber grill would make in his backyard.
post #15 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SField View Post
Well I'm right so I don't mind being consistently right. Anyone who would pay good money at Peter Luger's for anything other than maybe a burger is either stupid or doesn't know any better.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
Styleforum › Forums › Culture › Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel › Peter Luger