HOME > Chowhound > Outer Boroughs >
Do you create unique foods?
TELL US

Peter Luger Question

s
steakrules85 Mar 6, 2007 10:57 AM

I have been to Peter Luger and it is my favorite restaurant. It was the best meal I ever had in my entire life. The steak for two porterhouse was what I had. I am going to go back and was wondering if there is any real difference between the quality of steak in a steak for two versus a steak for three. I have heard that for some reason steak for three is worse quality. Any feedback would be appreciated.

  1. s
    surly Mar 6, 2007 12:30 PM

    i've heard this as well and, in fact, did a little experiment the last time i went there with a big group. we ordered three different steaks: in two, three, and four person portions. honestly there wasn't a huge difference, but we did feel like the steak for two was a bit juicier and more expertly prepared. it was also the only one of the three that was a perfect medium rare on that day; the steak for three was a little closer to rare and the steak for four was a tad overcooked. granted, this is small sample, but since there's no per person difference in price based on portion size, i'd always get the steak for two in the future.

    1. s
      sam1 Mar 6, 2007 01:13 PM

      oh man, i miss their steak just reading this.

      1. g
        Get In My Belly Mar 6, 2007 02:58 PM

        i have also definitely heard this. i dont know if i was given a reason, but if i was, i dont remember it.

        1. s
          steakrules85 Mar 6, 2007 05:04 PM

          What exactly is the steak for three? Is it 2 porterhouse steaks instead of one?

          2 Replies
          1. re: steakrules85
            s
            surly Mar 6, 2007 08:18 PM

            it's simply a bigger version of the porterhouse for two, with 50% more meat. it's not two steaks.

            1. re: surly
              s
              steakrules85 Mar 7, 2007 05:13 PM

              Great sounds awesome. Thanks for the info surly.

          2. a
            addictedtolunch Mar 14, 2007 04:59 AM

            Had it all these ways. Tiniest of differences- order by two's if you can, but don't sweat it if you have an odd number in your party.

            Show Hidden Posts