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"Peter Luger"; dress code

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subal Feb 3, 2010 06:53 PM

Californian here will be in NY for Dive Show and some NY city touring.
Will jeans and tennis shoes fly at Lugars?

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    gutsofsteel Feb 3, 2010 06:58 PM

    It's Peter Luger, not Lugar.

    And yes, some people dress very casually there.

    1. pikawicca Feb 3, 2010 07:01 PM

      You might not care, but if you dress like that in NYC , you're screaming "tourist!"

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        goodhealthgourmet Feb 3, 2010 07:31 PM

        depends on the jeans & the sneakers. many a downtown or BK hipster might beg to disagree ;)

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          rschwim Feb 3, 2010 07:34 PM

          I've lived in NY my whole life and that's all I've ever worn there ...plus shirt

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          pizmet Feb 4, 2010 10:33 AM

          What??????????

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          duck833 Feb 3, 2010 07:36 PM

          All they care about at Luger's is your cash, bring lots :) No credit cards accepted.

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            deabot Feb 3, 2010 08:06 PM

            yes the shoes and shirt would be okay. i've been there twice in jeans and a tshirt. :)

          2. gildedtruffle Feb 3, 2010 08:21 PM

            I go to Lugers more than I'd like to admit, I live very close by. Depending on what time you go it's a pretty eclectic mix of people. Jeans and sneakers would be fine. I agree, with the amount of cash you're going to drop you should be able to wear whatever you'd like. The steak, I think is the best in the NYC. Enjoy!

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              subal Feb 3, 2010 09:30 PM

              Thanks to all for the comments - I'll upgrade the shoes!
              BTW; shorts and tee shirt today in Anaheim!

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              Fleur Feb 3, 2010 11:52 PM

              Peter Luger is a fine restaurant. You will love the old fashioned setting and the extraordinary steak.

              Although a few people dress in jeans and sneakers, IMO it isn't really appropriate nor appreciated by other diners , the waiters and Maitre d'. You might feel out of place and have "tourist" written on your back..

              Many people do to dinner right from work, and are wearing suit,and tie. Suit and tie are the regular dress code for nicer restaurants in NY. Skirt, dress, suit or trousers for women.

              Most people who are going to plunk down $200 plus dollars fro dinner for two, dress accordingly.

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                Jeffsayyes Feb 4, 2010 07:04 AM

                I just think the type of people who go there are more likely to not wear jeans and sneakers - - that's where this blowback is coming from. It's not snooty there, I think if you are happy to be there it doesn't matter how you dress.
                being self-conscious screams tourist more than anything, so why don't you pop your head in the day or hours before and see what you'd be comfortable wearing there?

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                addictedtolunch Feb 4, 2010 02:40 AM

                I go there often. I avoid jeans and sneakers, partly because when I'm spending that much I'd like to feel it's an occasion, and partly because the old-guard types eating there tend to dress a notch up from that. Besides, someone spending $100 a person on their dinner at the next table shouldn't have to look at my ripped jeans.

                Although the most entertaining sights at the place are always:

                The model-types, with guys, who are only pretending to eat and look almost disgusted by what's in front of them; and
                The first-date couples, where they aren't talking much, and it seems to be going horribly wrong even though the guy blew a paycheck coming to this place, assuming that after spending this much on her he would have no problem closing the deal.

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                  StheJ Feb 4, 2010 04:05 AM

                  I would go ahead and put on something a little more dressy for dinner, for lunch this might be fine. Slacks and a sports coat maybe... Is it really that hard?

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