Established in 1887, Peter Luger Steak House is a New York institution. Cash only, no reservations online, Peter Luger is the epitome of old-school Brooklyn. Their NYC location is right by the Williamsburg Bridge, which used to be a trek for Manhattanites but now a popular tourist destination. It isn’t easy to get a reservation here, the phone line is often busy, waits can stretch up to hours. For a special occasion, it is worth the trouble. In September, I took former Brooklyn ADA Jared Mogil (most famously know for his work with the Brooklyn DA taking down a gun-trafficking ring) to Peter Luger for his birthday. Our meal did not disappoint!
We started with the above picture bacon strips as an appetizer. It may feel over the top to pay so much for a few bacon slices, but the thick cut meat is well worth it for the taste and experience (don’t skimp on the Peter Luger sauce).
For the entree, you can’t go wrong with the classic steak for two. We selected the creamed spinach (not my favorite here) and the French fried potatoes for two (a must order). The steak was cooked to perfection, the presentation by the waitstaff is impeccable. The Peter Luger sauce is great on everything from steaks to fries to bread (yes, you can find it in local grocery stores).
If you are looking for an old-school New York steakhouse experience, I highly recommend checking out Peter Luger.