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Hi,

I'm thinking of planning a dinner for me and my husband at Peter Luger's. The problem is that I've heard that the service there is not so good, and that kind of worries me a bit. What do you, who have been here, think of the service? Is it really that bad as some of the reviews says? Last time in NYC we went to Minetta Tavern and the service there was excellent. Is the service romour of Peter Luger just a romour or is service there so-so if you're just avarage Joe and Jane?

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Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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  1. The service @ Peter Luger Brooklyn has always been professional and excellent. It's a busy old school steak house so don't expect a warm, fuzzy, kissy facey experience.

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    Peter Luger Steak House
    178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. I think the service is great. You're not going to get someone gushing over you. What you will get is very professional servers, many of whom have been working there for quite a few years. I've never encountered rude service. They are efficient and won't stand around chit chatting. They'll take your order, make suggestions if they see fit and be on their way. I've never had an empty beer mug or had to flag anyone down for anything on any of my many meals there.

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      1. re: donovt

        i have been going to Luger for years and agree with donovt, the service is very good and they have the best porterhouse.

      2. Agree with prior posters: professional, knowlegeable servers mostly with a dry sense of humor. It may sound like an odd thing to serve at a steakhouse, but DON'T miss the bacon!

        1. Agree with all the other posters. Waiters are not only polite, but knowledgeable, helpful, and not condescending

          1. I have been going to Peter Luger since I was a child.
            Our most recent visit was this week.
            The food at Peter Luger's is outstanding. There is no better steak in the country. The service is polite, helpful, and old school, as is the whole Luger experience. This is not the place for a cozy, romantic evening.
            What to order? Start with the Tomato Salad, and a slice of Bacon, the best! The Porterhouse fir two and the Hashed Brown Potatoes and Creamed Spinach are excellent. Don't forget to leave room for dessert. The Apple Strudel and everything else mitt schlag is divine.
            I hope you enjoy your dinner.

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            Peter Luger Steak House
            178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211