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RE: Peter Lugers? 2008/08/03 11:14:50 (permalink)
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Originally posted by swirsk53

Lugers rules:

The "Steak Sauce" is NOT for the steak.
The "steak sauce" IS for the tomatoes and onions.



So, this stuff is not for steaks?

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RE: Peter Lugers? 2008/08/03 11:23:14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by MiamiDon

quote:
Originally posted by swirsk53

Lugers rules:

The "Steak Sauce" is NOT for the steak.
The "steak sauce" IS for the tomatoes and onions.



So, this stuff is not for steaks?



you can put it on anything you want, obviously. if your preference is to put what amounts to cocktail sauce on your dry-aged steak then no one is going to stop you. to my mind that isn't really part of the "luger experience", which I think is what many people go for.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2008/08/03 12:07:58 (permalink)
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Originally posted by tommyeats


you can put it on anything you want, obviously. if your preference is to put what amounts to cocktail sauce on your dry-aged steak then no one is going to stop you. to my mind that isn't really part of the "luger experience", which I think is what many people go for.


I've never been there. I've just seen the sauce in the supermarket.

Cocktail sauce, eh? Perhaps I should try it on shrimp.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2011/04/09 16:15:15 (permalink)
 So, the word on the street is that our very own Buffetbuster went to Peter Luger's today for the very FIRST time!
    I'm bumping this thread in hopes of him filling us in on all of the (hopefully) JUICY details...
       
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2011/04/09 18:14:11 (permalink)
I finally went to Morton's and was not impressed. I am going to Luger's and Bern's during the summer. I am interested in whether they make a better steak than I can make. I am assuming they can, but Shula's or Morton's I can make, though the sides were good. I will comment later in the summer after I complete the double. When I was in Mississippi, I blew off Doe's place, which I regret.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2011/04/09 18:20:02 (permalink)
Hey Dawn, 
 
I was just with Mr. BB (for the first time!) but I'll let him give you the skinny on his experience.  A busy day of Roadfooding in Brooklyn and now off to the Grand Central Oyster Bar and then maybe concretes and PIE after!wards!
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2011/04/09 19:09:20 (permalink)
 Oh, Youse guyses are KILLIN' me!   
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2011/04/09 23:15:56 (permalink)
The burger was so amazing, I would rank it just a small notch below the Bobcat Bite.  It was THAT good!  Everything TTM told me about the place was 100% true.  I will be back.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 13:01:57 (permalink)
I'll be heading to PL myself on May 13 and I'll let you all know about my experience. It's my first time going.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 14:02:08 (permalink)
When I first caught the aroma of that sirloin, I never even thought about the sauce
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 14:06:53 (permalink)
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Looking forward to reading about your meal at Peter Luger's.  Are you going for lunch or dinner?
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 15:13:21 (permalink)
not everyone is crazy about PL.  I love reading this review, it's a old one but still fresh, funny and true.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aEBKjH0qTP3c&refer=muse
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 16:08:42 (permalink)
Alan Richman also claimed that it was the second best burger in the country. The burger article was written about seven months before the review. If he were a politician, he would be accused of flip-flopping.
 
In my own rankings, it is the best burger I have ever eaten - and I have eaten more than my fair share. I'm not a restaurant critic, but I get around. I have never had the occasion to experience the rude service that others report - but, maybe in my dozen or so times eating there I've just gotten lucky.
 
Let the Luger's haters scream from the rooftops - maybe it will make it easier for me to get a table when I want one.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 16:15:28 (permalink)
I think that he is dead wrong on most counts.  Maybe his problem is that he is "too full of himself".  I have been twice for  for lunch and four times  for dinner.  Every time,  we had an amazing meal, and our servers were always friendly and nice.  They were great with the kids and spent time talking with us.  I do not care for the steak sauce  but  every time that we have ordered tomatoes, we have wondered where they could get such beauties; the steaks are pefection; the sides all great, and best of all we have fun there.  Oh yes, the bartenders that we had at lunches  was fun and cheerful. 
 
        This past month,My friend and I had dinner there on our way back from visiting his grandson at New Haven, and we had such a great time, that we did not even make it back home!  We stayed overnight in  New Jersey.
post edited by Greymo - 2012/03/22 17:03:11
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/22 21:01:03 (permalink)
My experience was mixed. The steak was great. However, when I ordered a burger rare at lunch, was served one well done, and sent it back, I got the dreaded " teach this guy a lesson, give it to him raw" experience . This is not, of course, uncommon, but one expects better here than the practices of a Longhorn Steak House.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/23 12:32:00 (permalink)
Greymo-
   Overnight in New Jersey???  You must have had some serious road-disabling events after your dinner !! No-Body actually stays in New Jersey unless they have family there !!
   Signed,
   Mayor Al
   Who has not spent a night in New Jersey
   Since his escape in 1978 !! (but has made a
  couple of day trips thru the State, with his doors
  locked and his windows rolled up !!)
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/23 12:51:25 (permalink)
Al, were you were playing the music theme from "The Soprano's" and smoking a big stogie while driving?
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/23 13:15:34 (permalink)
Al, as a Giants fan, one gets used to staying in New Jersey!  It is a lot more fun staying in a $100.00  a night room (with free parking)  than a 300.00 one, plus parking fee, right across the river in NYC
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/03/23 17:20:47 (permalink)
I've long dreamed of a steak at PLs and had an opportunity to do so in early Dec last year. A business associate of my wife made a sale that my wife contributed significantly to and she treated us to dinner. Logistics (train from New Haven to GC and back) required a later afternoon reservation (4PM). The place was full at this hour. Staff was fine, not surly at all. We had the bacon and steak for three (medium rare) and fries and tomatoes. I have to admit being a little crestfallen as the steak was a disappointment. I can grill at home a choice local butcher market strip that tastes as good as PLs offering. No detectable beefy, dry aged funkiness. This was the strip side of the porterhouse, mind you. A week later a Ruth's Chris strip was far superior. I'll charge it up to an off instance and would not hesitate going there again, but ... 
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/06/07 15:57:22 (permalink)
I went to Lugar's (the original location) for the first time last month, and it was quite an experience. I'm glad I finally got there. The steak was mouthwatering, juicy and flavorful, and there was plenty of it. The slicing thing annoys some people, but it seemed pretty natural. That's just the way they've always done it, so you expect it coming in. 
 
The service was actually much better than I expected. We had a very friendly waiter who was extremely nice to my two boys (ages 12 and 8). The bill was high, but we expected that as well. 
 
Basically, for me it was a once in a lifetime event, as I don't live in NYC and it's a bit of a pain to get over to Brooklyn from Manhattan, where I always stay when I'm in town. But I'd definitely recommend the place. And if you have time, take a quick walk around the neighborhood. It's a fascinating area.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/06/07 16:30:17 (permalink)
Depending on the time of day you want to go there (and return) and if you have easy access to the water taxi service, it is only about a 6 block walk from the Schaefer Landing pier to Peter Luger's. For you beer fans, it's called Schaefer Landing because it is located where the Schaefer Brewery used to be on Kent Ave.  At one time the walk would have been a dangerous endeavor, but now it is yuppie and hipster city and fairly safe.
 
http://www.nywaterway.com/ERF-Home.aspx
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2012/11/04 19:13:15 (permalink)
I can't figure out why you guys that prefer a ny strip say you don't like porterhouse. The porterhouse cut is comprised of tenderloin and NY STRIP.

Are you joking me, go to PL if you ever get the chance. It's bad ass.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/14 18:30:18 (permalink)

 
I made a spontaneous trip to NYC, which resulted in being seated for lunch at Peter Luger's about an hour after the plane landed. God Bless America.
 
From the upper left - (a) Everyone knows you don't put the Luger steak sauce on the steaks, but adding a little to the burger is perfectly acceptable; (b) Luger's provides one of the best bread baskets in all the land. I am a particular fan of the onion roll (bottom) and the pretzel roll); (c) The Luger burger doesn't NEED much in the way of adornments, but you can't go wrong with their super thick-sliced bacon; (d) In my opinion, this is the best burger I have ever had. Period.
 
Tony Bad was kind enough to join me on this endeavour. He and I had planned to meet up here no less than a half dozen times over the years and we were finally able to make that happen. I met up with Billyboy the following day, and between the two of us, there should be some pictures posted soon.
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/14 18:57:24 (permalink)
Can't wait for the pictures!
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/14 19:10:49 (permalink)
TTM and I don't agree on a lot of things, frankly, but I too would say the cheeseburger at Lugers was the best I have ever had.
 
....and because the cost is MUCH lower than one of their much more famous (and wonderful) steaks, it is not unlikely that should I manage to visit again (I dont travel much) I will order the burger (I will endeavor to arrive at a time when the burger is served) instead of the steak
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/14 19:48:24 (permalink)
My Family liked Peter Lugers so much we are stopping there again this year. I'm not going to try the cheese burger, A 3000 mile journey by train, plane and automobile, deserves a Porterhouse Steak.
TM, my wife liked the salted bread stick/roll in the bread basket, was that the pretzel stick ?????????..........What's nice about Peter Lugers is, they know by the look in your eye, your ready to eat......We also go there right from the airport, it's a nice way to be welcomed to New York........pnwc
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/14 20:15:30 (permalink)
jimsock9

I find this thread to be interesting and bizarre. If I go somewhere and get my food I'll use whatever sauces I want on anything I want it on, and if anybody cut up my steak for me I'd send it back or jam my fork in their eyesocket.

Sauce? Sauce? We don't need no stinking sauce!
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/15 03:14:50 (permalink)
To be clear, I love the steak at Peter Luger's. But, if I never had another bite of that steak, I'd be OK. There are lots of places that make a great steak. On the other hand, if you told me that I could never have that burger again, then I would be disappointed.
 
pnwchef - I guess I have always called the salted roll the "pretzel" roll, but now that I am thinking about, maybe it is more like a kimmelwick roll - but shaped in a log. Honestly. I don't care what we decide to call it - I likes 'em!
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RE: Peter Lugers? 2013/03/15 07:51:32 (permalink)
I can testify to the fact that my (semi-adopted) Son (TTM) does indeed love his steak...
Here he is at Doe's in Paducah, KY, nibbling a small sample.

 
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