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Peter Luger, enough food?

kevin Jul 26, 2010 03:30 PM

Thinking of going there. for two, should i just order at lunch one of their Porterhouses for Two, medium or medium rare (and don't touch it with any of the steaksauce, which is only supposed to be used for their dreadful onion rolls) and a cheddar cheeseburger with fries, and an order of the german fried potatoes and tomato and onion salad, and dessert most likey the hot fudge sundae or the chocolate mousse, of course, which schlag, is this enough foood for two people? and to get a taste of the important stuff on the menu? oh, and also a bottle of older red bordeux to wash it all down.

Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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    donovt RE: kevin Jul 26, 2010 03:38 PM

    No need for the burger if you're getting steak for 2, even though the burger is delicious. I would definitely get the bacon appetizer as well. By the way, I love the rolls and only use the steak sauce for the tomato and onion.

    1. JoanN RE: kevin Jul 26, 2010 03:44 PM

      Make ya a bet. Order the bacon appetizer and the steak for two and you won't be able to finish it. Add the German fries and I'll double the bet. You'll never even get to the dessert.

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        ospreycove RE: JoanN Jul 26, 2010 04:06 PM

        I Agree with all above!!!!!!Steak sauce on tomatos.....Porter for 2 is more than ample.

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        stuartlafonda RE: kevin Jul 26, 2010 05:42 PM

        1. The onion rolls are excellent.
        2. Don't order it beyond medium rare, if it comes to rare you can lay the pieces on the edge of the plate for further cooking.
        3. I prefer the french fries, cooked in beef tallow.
        4. Instead of the burger, and I love that burger, start with the lamb chops.
        5. You can never go wrong with their bacon.
        6. I think they have the best key lime pie north of Joe's, I believe it is supplied by Steve's in Brooklyn.
        7 I'm a beer guy and the ice cold Beck's suits me fine.
        Dress comfortably in loose fitting clothing,try not to fall asleep on the car or train ride back to the city and don't make dinner plans. I ate there Thursday and it was awesome.

        1. 2slices RE: kevin Jul 27, 2010 09:53 AM

          Usually go with larger groups, but we always order steak for 1 less person than are at the table. Steak for 4 easily feeds 5 people, though if it were 5 of me that might not be the case. I can't imagine why you would get the burger if you're getting the steak. You wont have room for it and it surely wont be better then the steak.

          I agree with lamb chops rec, get 1 each for an app. Theyre ridiculous and often overlooked.

          1. drbelfer RE: kevin Jul 27, 2010 10:07 AM

            Get the bacon, no matter how much you order, you will wish you ordered more

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              jfmirabella RE: kevin Jul 27, 2010 02:36 PM

              Don't forget the creamed spinach.

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                steakrules85 RE: kevin Jul 30, 2010 06:29 PM

                Agreed with a lot that has been said on this board. Believe me it is impossible to leave Peter Luger hungry. Steak for two is definitely enough. Do not miss the bacon or french fries or creamed spinach of the onion rings which people unfortunately neglect to give its due.

                Eat that, then the sundae? Yeah I do it too but I always leave feeling sick ... but its worth it.

                Peter Luger Steak House
                178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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                  donovt RE: steakrules85 Jul 30, 2010 06:39 PM

                  The sundae, actually the schlag is delicious and hard to pass up. I do usually end up waddling out of there though.

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                  craig_g RE: kevin Aug 3, 2010 02:19 PM

                  The only way you're going to wash it down with a bottle of "older red Bordeaux" is if you order to go. The list is pretty much entirely young new world plonk. They do make excellent classic cocktails.

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                    JoanN RE: craig_g Aug 3, 2010 03:08 PM

                    Excellent point, and one that's rarely made--especially when comparing Keen's to someplace like Spark's. Have you ever asked about a corkage fee? It never occurred to me to do so. For reasons way too complicated to explain, I've got some fine Bordeaux poorly stored in a Manhattan apartment and a trip to Keen's in the near future. Gonna look into that.

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                      craig_g RE: JoanN Aug 11, 2010 12:34 PM

                      No chance at Luger. I don't recall what corkage deal was made, but I was part of a pretty serious Bordeaux dinner at Keen's a couple of months ago where we brought all the wines, about 2 bottles apiece, and I didn't feel gouged when I saw the final bill.

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                      kevin RE: craig_g Aug 3, 2010 05:50 PM

                      speaking of which, have any of you actually order the porterhouse and sides as well as desserts to go?

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