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Restaurants & Bars

Luger's - 6/25/07 (Shortage of Prime Beef) [moved from Manhattan board]

Vinoguy | Jun 27, 200702:09 PM     18

Had dinner at Luger's with high school friends in from out of town (LA/Boston). Making the pilgrimage with best friends = priceless.

One interesting observations before meal report:

Read about the scarcity of prime beef recently and heard Luger's was limiting reservations. What I overheard while waiting at bar on Mon was interesting -- for tables that have an actual reservation, they will serve the entire menu. For those walk ins who don't have a ressie, they WON'T serve the porterhouse -- they were offering some other cut of steak. Interesting...

The meal was solid as always:

Bacon: excellent (well crisped and excellent flavor)
Shrimp cocktail: better than usual...fresh and enormous
Steak: Outrageously good. The steak for 2 medium rare was perfect; the medium came a little overcooked (thankfully I was in the MR camp...).
Potatoes and Spinach: Check.
Didn't go french fries this time, but IMHO, the most underrated side dish they offer -- crazy good.
Clos du Val Cab - fine, nothing special
Desserts: Strudel and Key Lime, mit schlag (of course).

When the four of us go, we always play a game entitled, "You go in talking about the steak and leave talking about the ______".

This go round, we all left talking about the strudel. It was seriously killer.

Oh - and at 6pm, the place was PACKED. On a Monday night...

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