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Peter Luger Steakhouse
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
Price Range: $$$$
This 19th century Williamsburg icon is a time-honored tradition for locals and visitors alike. Is this cash-only steak icon touristy? Yes. Old-school? Absolutely. But sometimes, things are popular for... Read More
This 19th century Williamsburg icon is a time-honored tradition for locals and visitors alike. Is this cash-only steak icon touristy? Yes. Old-school? Absolutely. But sometimes, things are popular for a reason. Peter Luger has been serving up mammoth porterhouses and fried German potatoes on the same Williamsburg corner since 1887. The two-story structure has seen a lot of changes outside its doors, but inside, the tune remains the same. The hyper-masculine interiors and no-nonsense wait staff give the place an old-fashioned vibe, and the epic steaks keep customers coming back for more. In the mood for slightly lighter fare? Visit at lunch, which is the only time the restaurant serves its burger.
- Steakhouses: "Peter Luger's is a cash-only establishment, but there are a collection of ATMs within a block."
- 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 popular thick-cut bacon, creamed spinach and a two-person porterhouse cooked no more than medium rare."
- Best for Steakhouses Because: The name Peter Luger's is synonymous with old-school New York and top-notch steaks.
- Best for Brooklyn's Best Restaurants Because: Voted NYC's No. 1 steakhouse for 30+ years in a row, this circa-1887 Williamsburg establishment is a time-honored tradition for locals and visitors.