About a dozen guys are heading out for my bachelor party dinner - some of whom live in NYC now, some who used to, some who never have. The plan was to catch a game at one of the new parks (will be Citi Field, Yanks out of town), go do some old favorite dive bars (is Holiday still in business since the old man died?), and get some good meat.
Originally, I had focused the whole weekend around a trip to Peter Luger for its legendary status. As someone who grew up on LI and left around college time, I've heard great things over the years, but never been.
One of my friends who's a seasoned NY veteran (former i-banker, so he's been to all the hotspots) suggested we do churrascaria instead of Luger. At first I was resistant, but then after giving it some thought, realized that it's probably easier with a big group to do the Brazilian BBQ thing. And after reading some reviews, it seems that Plataforma can certainly compete, quality-wise.
So what do you think? For this group of guys, will we have a better overall experience at Luger or Plataforma? (Or a different churrascaria?) Location gives the advantage to Plataforma, as our preferred bars (and hotel) are all in Manhattan. But will I really be missing out if I skip on Peter Luger?