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So how awful is Peter Luger's these days?

Friends form L.A. insist on going there and I don't want to be a party pooper. I also hate going overseas (Bklyn). I'd rather go to Blue Ribbon Bakery and have the NY strip. After enough beers, it's hard to tell the difference, I imagine, and I don't have to call a car service afterwards.

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  1. Peter Luger's is not divine, but i laugh at the suggestion that Blue Ribbon's NY Strip is better than Peter Luger's.

    But then again, some people prefer Fillet-O-Fish to the seafood at Le Bernardin. They just usually don't post on here

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    1. re: JohnnyBooy

      funniest reply i've read today, thanks JohnnyBooy

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          1. How awful? Not so awful that you can honestly refuse to go there based on the quality of the food. If having a good time close to home is more important to you than having the best possible hunk o'cow tell your friends that straight. It's a legitimate point, especially since (I think that is what you are implying) you are the host. Just don't look for excuses that aren't there.

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            1. re: inuksuk

              there are plenty of good steak places in Manhattan.

              1. re: ceasar11

                steak for steak, lugers is far and away the best in nyc.

                1. re: inuksuk

                  my suggestion is that they skip LUGERS and go to THE STRIP HOUSE instead and have a nice steak, also, the place itself will impress them enough. afterward you and they can carouse for beer nearby all nite. if they happen to be craft beerfans BLIND TIGER is a good one to head over to -- a much easier itinerary for visitors.

                  1. re: mrnyc

                    Ew, ew, ew, Strip House is terrible. I've made better steak at home. The quality of the meat at Strip House is just not that good, and it's burnt on the outside, raw on the inside, and oversalted. It's the Mrs. Fields/Crispy Creme of steak.

                    1. re: KateC.

                      If you think a nice char on the outside is "burnt" and rare is "raw" then in indeed you should stay away from most any steakhouse. Strip House is excellent and a good alternative to Lugers.