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Jan 8, 2014 11:35 AM

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

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


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  1. 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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    1. re: Pookipichu

      Agree wholeheartedly.

      The fries are a much better option at Luger.

    2. 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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      1. re: zorrosf

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

        1. re: zorrosf

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

          1. re: foodiemom10583

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

            1. re: Miss Needle

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

              1. re: foodiemom10583

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

                1. re: Miss Needle

                  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!

              1. re: Pookipichu

                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.

          2. 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.

            1. 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.

              1. In my opinion, anything. PL is extremely overrated.

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                  1. re: Stuartmc910

                    Just saw you posted your experiences in a separate thread.