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Brooklyn's Best Restaurants: 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? -- but, inside, the song remains the same. 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.
Steakhouses: Voted best steak in New York for 28 years running, Zagat's best steakhouse in New York and a top spot on 10best's Best Restaurants in NYC list - How many accolades can we heap on Peter Luger? They have even been awarded a Michelin star. All the steaks are prime grade and enormous. Dining is family style only. The smallest portion is steak for two. Cut into succulently tender steaks and rich side dishes in a buoyant and jovial atmosphere that reflects the age of this favorite steakhouse. It has been popular among New Yorkers since its establishment in 1887. They don't make them like this anymore. TRAIN: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave
Best Restaurants: Established in 1887, Peter Luger embodies seriously old school dining in New York. The menu as well as the atmosphere create an experience that one can imagine enjoying in a past century. This is the antithesis of modern, prime grade steaks are served family style with gigantic side dishes and perhaps a glass of Scotch. Try the porterhouse for two or four and tomato and onion salad with house sauce for a slice of historic NYC. Peter Luger has been Zagat's best steakhouse for 28 years running and also boasts a Michelin star. The gift shop offers Luger's popular sauce and souvenirs. TRAIN: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave.
Business Dinner: Looking for an old school setting where you can devour a mammoth porterhouse and munch on fried potatoes? This two-story, time-honored steak place is perfect for you. Remember not to ask for a menu, as menus are reserved for only tourists of the most naive kind. Luger's makes it simple by serving only one cut, the porterhouse, but they do that one cut extremely well! The gift shop offers Luger's popular sauce and souvenirs. TRAIN: J, M, Z to Marcy Ave
Local Expert Emily Saladino Says:
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. You can thank us later."
Best for Brooklyn's Best Restaurants Because: A time-honored tradition, Peter Luger's is an old-fashioned institution.
Local Expert Julia Smith Says:
Steakhouses: "Peter Luger Steakhouse is great for large parties, order as many Steaks for Four as you need and add creamed spinach and onion rings. Heaping portions and bustling business are best shared with friends."
Best Restaurants: "Portions are very large. Come hungry and bring a friend...Or two."
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