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Nov 25, 2008 10:11 PM

Peter Luger Question [moved from Manhattan board]

3 of us are planning lunch or dinner at PL. Portion sizes in the US are much much bigger than here in the UK and I'm wondering if steak for 3 will be too much food for us, especially as we also want to try the bacon and one or two sides.

At PL is it acceptable for a party of 3 to order steak for 2 plus extras? Will we be asked to pay a supplement for the third person?

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    1. My experiences at Peter Luger have always been in large groups of 6-8 patrons......we have always ordered extras, e.g., the bacon, shrimp cocktail and sides....with Porterhouse less than the number of people at the table and I cannot recall ever being charged a service/sharing plate charge.

      If your concern is crucial for your peace of mind, contact the restaurant directly with your query and I am sure they will provide you with the appropriate answer. I have never really been a fan of their sides...but I do highly recommend their bacon. Check their site for the menu before you pose your query to them....FWIW, you can never over order their steak. If you go for lunch, consider ordering the of the best you will ever have.

      1. Dude, here in the US overeating is a sport. Get 3 steaks minimum, and onions/tomato, and German fried potatoes. We are barbarians over here, but you already knew that. Luger's is the superbowl. You will not be sorry. Don't forget the beer.

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        1. re: NYJewboy

          Well said, Sir - very well said! :o)

        2. I was just there. 4 of us had 3 steaks for 2.

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          1. re: sushiman

            Do you mean between 4 of you, you ate 6 portions of steak? Wow!

            1. re: tinabull

              FWIW, you can never over order their steak

              Apparently, a view shared by many others.

              1. re: fourunder

                Unless you eat so much that you feel quite ill afterwards - for me that really spoils the best of meals.

                I would prefer to be just nicely full than overstuffed, otherwise the lasting memory is of indigestion tablets!!

              2. re: tinabull

                Finished the first two and then ordered a thrid.

            2. Even though I like to suggest to others that they get gargantuan portions, last night 3 of us had a simple steak for 3. It was one of the best I have ever had there.