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May 18, 2007 07:57 AM

Sparks or Peter Luger?

Taking my man to NY for his first time. He is steak and potatoes and I want him to get a real NY dose of it. Probably only have time to visit one. Which is better for our experience?

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    1. A lot of people will not agree with me, but...I'd actually nix Sparks and Lugers. For old school NY steak, I'd go to Keens or Old Homestead...

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      1. Maybe about 6-8 years ago, I would've said Sparks was my favorite steakhouse in Manhattan but my last few visits there have been subpar and its now pretty far down the list for me. I've never been disappointed at Lugers and think in Manhattan my top steakhouses are Keen's, BLT Steak and Strip House.

        1. re: ESNY

          The past two times I've been to the Strip House I've been disapointed...

      2. If just these two, I will be surprised if anyone does not vote for Peter Lugers over Sparks....

        1. I appreciate all the comments, but it makes me ask; does anyone recommend Sparks anymore?! I was considering going to both if we had time. Now I wonder..

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          1. re: MsOrganized

            Luger's over Sparks to be sure, but quite frankly, I don't know if Luger's is worthy of all the hype. (My ex loves them, me not so much). Of the old school places Smith & Wollensky and ...dare I bring up a chain restaurant? I'd actually knock someone over for a bite of Morton's hash browns.

            1. re: BW212

              peter Lugers. Number two I think Joseph Marc