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Jun 10, 2008 11:26 AM

Going to NYC, Lugers

I didn't see any prices on their menu, but how much should I plan to bring per person if everyone wants everything? Is $100 per going to be too little or much? There will be 3 or 4 people.

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  1. I can't answer you, sorry. But I'd suggest you post your question on Outer Boroughs and you'd probably get more replies there.

    1. $100.00 is about right with one drink per person and ordering all the favorites. Maybe bring a bit more cash in case. The limit is how much you'll actually be able to eat. No non-Hungarian can eat "everything".

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      1. re: addictedtolunch

        I am now quite curious about Hungarian eating habits.

        1. re: addictedtolunch

          I went with three other diners and the total was about $400 with tax and tip. This includes 2 appetizers, 3 sides, porterhouse for 4, 6 total beers and 2 desserts. $100 a person should be fine.

        2. You can get away with $100 for sure, just remember to calculate tax and tip in there, but at a place like Lugers, you gotta go big or go home. $125 is a better idea.

          1. I think you will do yourself a diservice if you do not get German fried potatoes, sauteed onions, and mousse cake. Bring $150 and leave a good tip. Why? Because you are going to go this far, why not go all the way?

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            1. re: NYJewboy

              NYJ, my sentiments exactly. If you're coming all the way to NYC and making a trip to Luger's, be sure to take enough to cover everything, including perhaps a cab ride.

              If you bring $150 - $200 a head and you don't spend it, well, then, you'll have it the next day to spend.

            2. I went with a party of 3 and we spent $270. Keep in mind they don't accept credit cards. Also, I was not impressed with the food or service. I feel the place is extremely overrated. I went to Embers in Bay Ridge a few weeks later and had a much better steak at 1/3 of the price. Will not be going back to Peter Luger's. Been there. Done that.