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Feb 21, 2012 09:11 AM

Better than Peter Luger's?

Is there any other steak house in Manhattan or Brooklyn better than PL's?

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    1. Depends on what you are looking for. What are you looking for?

      1. This topic is brought up regularly on the NYC boards. (Unfortunately, never to the point of exhaustion.) Thus, you'll see many, cheeky and argumentative comments. You may wish to use the search function on the board (top right hand corner of this page.)

        Take a look at Keen's and Wolfgang's.

        72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

        4 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

        1. Steakhouse? No. Restaurants serving steaks as good or better? Arguably one or two: the rib eye at Minetta Tavern, for example.

          Minetta Tavern
          113 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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          1. re: Wilfrid

            The dry-aged steaks at Craft are superior as well.

            43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

            1. re: nmprisons

              The steak for 2 at Craft is remarkably good. Better than Luger's, better than Minetta, better than Keens (if you ask me).

            2. re: Wilfrid

              I had the Cote de Boeuf at Minetta the other day and found it to be less satisfying than the porterhouse for two at Luger's by quite a margin. It was indeed a very nicely aged, really rich tasting steak, cooked exactly to order at medium rare, but it just was not as enjoyable to me as the classic at Luger's. At nearly twice the price and the 5:30 availability time with people standing over your shoulders waiting for your coveted bar seats, I continue to prefer the schlep to Brooklyn. To each his own though, it is certainly a good steak.

              1. re: Alan Henderson

                I agree with you on every single point -- though it is kind of like comparing apples to oranges as the cuts are different.

              2. re: Wilfrid

                There's always Sammy's Roumanian.


                1. re: Bob Martinez

                  I actually want to try Sammy's, I've heard a lot about it. I have never been to Peter Luger but also heard they have the best porterhouse in New York.

                  1. re: fondaddict

                    Sammmy's is awful. Mediocre steaks at best but the pricing is stratospheric.

                2. I have had steak at Wolfgang that rivaled Peter Luger.