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Is it touristy? Yes. Old school? Absolutely. But sometimes, things are popular for a reason. For over 125 years, Peter Luger has been serving up mammoth porterhouses and fried German potatoes on a... Read More
Is it touristy? Yes. Old school? Absolutely. But sometimes, things are popular for a reason. For over 125 years, Peter Luger has been serving up mammoth porterhouses and fried German potatoes on a nondescript corner in Williamsburg. The two-story structure has seen a lot of changes outside its doors remember when Williamsburg was better known for vaguely sinister empty lots than pricey high-rise apartments? The hyper-masculine interiors and no-nonsense wait staff give the place and old-fashioned vibe, and the epic steaks keep customers coming back for more. Luger's has since opened a second location in Great Neck, Long Island, but come to the Brooklyn original for the full, meaty Monty.
- Brooklyn's Best Restaurants: "Don't bother to ask for a menu; only tourists do that. We recommend an order of the sliced tomatoes with house-made steak sauce, a slice of the riotously popular thick-cut bacon, creamed spinach and a two-person porterhouse cooked no more than medium rare. Save room for an ice cream sundae for dessert."
- Steakhouses: "The one-and-only Peter Luger's is a cash-only steak icon is a time-honored tradition, staffed by old-school waiters serving age-old beef. Don't bother asking for a menu; only tourists do that."
- Best for Brooklyn's Best Restaurants Because: Voted NYC's No. 1 steakhouse for the 30th year in a row, this circa-1887 Williamsburg establishment is a time-honored tradition for locals and visitors.
- Best for Steakhouses Because: At almost 130 years old, Peter Lugers knows a thing or two about steak and it has been the training ground for other famous steakhouse chefs.