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Peter Luger in Brooklyn

I'm taking my husband to Peter Luger Steakhouse for his 50th birthday in 2 weeks.
1) I can't seem to find menu prices on the website
2) We have an insanely early reservation. Any tips on changing it?
3) Please tell me it will be delicious.

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  1. 1)Menupages is pretty up to date on Luger.($99.50 steak for two currently).
    2)The old 4:45 or 9:45 times right? Hard to get other times especially weekends unless they know you.
    3) It might be the greatest steak you have ever eaten. It also might be the most disappointing steak for the price -point you have ever eaten. (Not that I've ever had a bad steak there.)
    Just in comparison to other visits, it's either the greatest or pretty good.
    They are inconsistent.
    4) Order the bacon. Never been disappointed in their bacon.

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    1. re: donkeyhodey

      It is not a romantic quiet dinner for two atmosphere. The early or late dinner doesn't really matter and they are all about keeping things moving. Agree on all points people have made. It was good I liked the experience but I probably won't go back. The bacon was a high point. Dessert was pretty much a waste of time. Find something else fun or special to to for that since you have an early meal.

      1. re: melpy

        Thanks for your thoughts. Re: something else to do that night, since we will be finished eating early :) any fun reccomendations?

        1. re: lferrera

          I'm not a big dessert eater so for me it has to be really good. Nothing is coming to mind but maybe some other folks have an idea.

          1. re: lferrera

            After Peter Luger I like to head over to Junior's (Brooklyn) for dessert. My favorites are the strawberry cheese pie and the mile high sundaes. Perfect egg creams too!
            If you are not in a car, the weather is nice and you go to Juniors walk over to the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights and then over the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan. Great fun!!
            Then again, there is always Coney Island!!

      2. One of the most important things to remember is to always order the steak for two. If there are more than two of you, order multiples of the steak for two.

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        1. re: foodiemom10583

          Why only order in multiples of the steak for two? Like if there are three people. Sorry but we've never been. Thanks!

          1. re: californiasushi

            I'm sure there are other CHers who will ring in with the specifics, but it has to do with the cut of meat you are served. The "Steak for 2" is a different cut, not simply a smaller cut, than the "Steak for 3" or more. In the experience of several posters, the cut for 2 is far superior.

            1. re: californiasushi

              One thing also to keep in mind is that portions are large. If you order some apps and a couple of sides, I've found the steak for 2 easily feeds 3. May not be stuffed to the proverbial gills but there's plenty to eat.

            1. PL waiters can be surly. Just be ready.

              1. Bring cash. That's all they take (besides the PL credit card)

                1. Just went tonight.

                  PL were very busy already when we sat down at 6:45pm tonight. Unlikely you'll be able to change an early reservation to later unless you choose much later on in the night, I'm thinking.

                  Lots of people in the bar. The lights are quite bright. The atmosphere is loud. Our table and a few others were wobbly.

                  We were banished to a back corner next to the handicapped restroom & the service station, where we were privy to some drama and f-bombs regarding a new waiter who wasn't doing so well.

                  The appetizers & sides are eh. It's a minimalist menu. The liquor selection, also alright, not great.

                  Steak for two is still $99.50. Steak was very good, well seasoned, nice char, with a good flavor. Ordered medium rare. Our steak seemed to come out within 15 minutes of ordering. So yeah they do really churn the tables there. We were in & out within 60-70 minutes.

                  BTW, Peter Luger accepts cash, debit cards, checks with ID, and the Peter Luger Credit card.

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                  1. re: kathryn

                    "We were in & out within 60-70 minutes." In restaurant lingo, that's called "burn 'em and turn 'em."

                      1. re: tex.s.toast

                        We have had the bacon previously, just didn't feel like it this time.