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Peter Luger Dinner Upcoming-What, If Any, should I Avoid?

Stuartmc910 Jan 8, 2014 11:35 AM

I haven't been to PL in many years. What apps or sides should we (6 of us) not order?


  1. Sluggo1407 Jan 16, 2014 07:52 AM

    In my opinion, anything. PL is extremely overrated.

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      Stuartmc910 Jan 16, 2014 08:58 AM

      As we found out.

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        Pookipichu Jan 16, 2014 09:33 AM

        Just saw you posted your experiences in a separate thread.

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      Stuartmc910 Jan 10, 2014 08:19 AM

      Thanks all. I was planning on the bacon. Will alert the others not to order the shrimp. I was going with the German potates but will opt for the fried ones.

      Looking forward to it. Will order a Manhattan for sure, maybe two.

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        phantomdoc Jan 9, 2014 09:24 PM

        Depending on the number at the table get a rib steak to compare. Love the bacon and it goes very well with tomato and onion and thats the only real use for the steak sauce. Get the strudel.

        And if you like a real bartenders skilled drink, order a Manhattan. It just tastes better here.

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          zorrosf Jan 9, 2014 11:04 AM

          Stick to the basic script: bacon (yes, the bacon!) appetizer, porterhouse for two (not for three, get 2 steaks for 2 if nec) and hot fudge sundae (if you have room). You are in for a treat.

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            DragonDrumsticks Jan 9, 2014 11:06 AM

            Agree on the bacon. You can't not get the big bacon.

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              foodiemom10583 Jan 9, 2014 11:14 AM

              I disagree re: the hot fudge sundae. Get the strudel. It's great and if you can't finish it, bring it home.

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                Miss Needle Jan 9, 2014 11:16 AM

                My vote is for the chocolate mousse cake (it's actually a pie). Chocolatey and not too sweet, perfect with a side of schlag.

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                  foodiemom10583 Jan 9, 2014 11:20 AM

                  Well, now I'm going to have to go back and try that!

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                    Miss Needle Jan 9, 2014 11:33 AM

                    And sounds like I've got to try their strudel. The pics look so good!

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                      foodiemom10583 Jan 9, 2014 02:44 PM

                      It really tasted as if it was homemade. We were impressed. However, I am a chocolate fiend, so I will have to try the mousse cake now!

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                  Pookipichu Jan 9, 2014 11:32 AM

                  I'm a fan of the strudel too

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                    foodiemom10583 Jan 9, 2014 02:46 PM

                    When I looked around and saw all of the barely-eaten sundaes on nearly every table and our empty strudel plates, I felt like we made a good choice. The mousse cake sounds quite promising, though.

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                Pookipichu Jan 9, 2014 09:46 AM

                IMO the tomato and onion is a total waste of money. ditto on the cocktail shrimp. Not a fan of the german potatoes either.

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                  Miss Needle Jan 9, 2014 11:11 AM

                  Agree wholeheartedly.

                  The fries are a much better option at Luger.

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