Staying in Manhattan is Peter Luger worth the trip [moved from Manhattan]
Staying in Manhattan is it worth the trip to Peter Luger or recommendation on steakhouse closer.
Not sure where you are staying in The City, but the distance to Luger's from the Marcy Avenue J,M,Z stop is three blocks away, and from the Bedford Avenue L about half a mile. Really, it's not a big effort to try to get to.
While I haven't been myself (hard for me to believe), it has more to do with the fact that I'm not a big steakhouse person. I will say this though: I've never heard friends have anything but praise for the place and it is Olde New York in a city that has rapidly lost much of what used to make it unique. I would go.
At least once in your life, if nothing else you will have had the best. Is it worth it? I think so. Are there great steakhouses other than Peter Luger? Yes but they are not PL. It wins the Zagat survey every year. It is the legendary temple of porterhouse. Best in NYC usually wins best in USA. While not actually in Manhattan, it could not be closer. It is in the first mile of Brooklyn, over the Williamsburg bridge. First subway stop out of Manhattan. First right turn over the bridge. Treat yourself, bring cash, a big appetite and all the friends you can afford. Enjoy
P.S. Get the bacon, either to crumple on the tomato and onions, or eat plain. The sauce is for the salad, do not put it on the steak.
This Manhattan living Brooklyn native is a true believer and thinks Luger's is definitely worth the trip. In addition to finding it the highest quality and most consistent of the New York steakhouses I've been to, for a visitor to the city, it also offers a unique atmosphere that's worth experiencing.