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Jun 27, 2010 08:22 AM

Peter Luger steak- Medium? Well?

I really want to go to Peter Luger's, but I like my steak medium-well. My boyfriend says that they will laugh at me if I order a steak anything but rare. Do you think they will be okay with cooking it a little longer, or will I be thrown out of the place?


Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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  1. Order it medium. The metal plate will be searingly hot, and each piece can be pressed against the plate to cook it further. (Besides, ordering it medium well brings the risk of having it cooked too well done.)
    That's what I did when I ate there with my son- he likes medium rare, I like medium...but the heat of the plate cooked each piece just to my liking.

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      1. Peter Luger has been open more than 100 years and some of the waiters have been there for decades. You will not be the first or the last person to order a steak medium well. Do as you please and enjoy yourself.

        Peter Luger Steak House
        178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

        1. Thanks everybody.

          Saddleoflamb, how about medium rare?

          1. 1-I guess that you never read Kitchen Confidential. Order well done and get a lousy steak. Cooking it like that makes it tougher, so why waste a good steak on someone that does not appreciate what aging does for a steak.

            2-Order no more than medium and cook it on the plate.