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Peter Luger Reservation

Im coming to New York in April and would like to know when should I or even when can i make a reservation for Saturday 13th April 7.00pm

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  1. Call now. They fill up. (I don't know if there is a minimum waiting period but if there is calendar that info to be safe.)

    Not a spelling Nazi but it matters here: LugEr

    Try the bacon.

    1. Last time I went, they told me to call on 10/16 (a Tuesday) to reserve for 12/2 (a Sunday).

      Your best bet is to try to reach someone there (be prepared to redial many times), they will tell you exactly what date to call. I've definitely called and been told I was too early.

      My guess is that they take them on the 1st and 16th for 2 months out, and open up half a month at a time. Can anyone here confirm?

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      1. re: kathryn

        I don't know their exact policy, but I too, was going in early December (on the 1st), and when I called in early October, they told me to call back around the 16th or 17th of October...can't remember the exact date, but I figured they just started taking reservations 6 weeks out.

        Call and ask when to call back.

      2. I made a Saturday reservation in December for Great Neck only a week ahead of time.

        Probably different for the Brooklyn location.

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        1. re: richg35

          It's very different. I've known people to do dinner walk-ins for the Great Neck one. That would not happen in Brooklyn.

          1. re: Miss Needle

            But the steaks are the same. Great Neck has a bigger selection. People say Brooklyn is better. but it's not true. Maybe it's the atmosphere.

            1. re: lenorel57

              I was talking about the reservation process. Have no clue how you came to the conclusion that I felt Brooklyn's Luger is better.

              1. re: Miss Needle

                I didn't. I was just stating a fact

        2. The first week of March would be safe ... (NOT later than that).
          You don't lose anything by calling now, especially since you're booking a Saturday date.

          1. If you are an Amex member, use their concierge to make the reservation for you. Hassle free and never fails.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Which is ironic since Peter Luger doesn't take Amex...

                1. re: hambone

                  The Peter Luger credit card, debit cards, check with ID, cash.

                2. re: Peter

                  You'd be surprised what the Amex concierge can do.

                  I've actually had them book orders and charge them on a MC.

              1. you'll have to compete with the parents on "Girls".

                1. You might want to consider going for a late lunch instead of dinner. If your schedule is flexible enough to allow for a 3:00 PM or 4:00 PM lunch/dinner, you shouldn't have any trouble at all making a reservation. In fact, you probably can just walk in and still get a table without a wait or with a very short wait. Just something to consider...

                  But if you need/want prime time on a Saturday night, you need to start calling as far out as you can, at least three or four weeks ahead. Best to call around 11 AM, give or take half an hour. They actually seem to answer the phone around that time.

                  1. Even if you get a reservation, they will keep you waiting a long time. The way around that, reservation or no reservation, give the Maitre D' about $15-20 per person and you won't wait at all if you have a reservation. If you don't have a reservation you will be seated within 20 minutes. It's like Joe's Stone Crab in Miami, same deal.

                    1. I've been going to Luger's for decades a couple of times a year, often at peak times, and have never been kept waiting (once everyone in the party arrives) more than 10 or 15 minutes and have never greased a palm or heard that any of my friends found it necessary.

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                      1. re: rothsteg

                        I only speak from my own experiences there. Usually it's the weekends when there is a major wait, even with reservations.