Listen, I know we all have our preferences, our opinions, and differences in what we like, but when it comes down to it, where is there a better steak?
If you want your butt kissed, Smith & Wollensky's is your place. Honestly, their steak is good, but not great. They have the best service of any place I've ever been to, and their seafood courses are outstanding. I'd even put their ribs up against most BBQ joints, but the Filet, Strip, and Porterhouse aren't even top 5 in my opinion.
Morton's is great. Great service, great atmosphere (although the constant Frank Sinatra kills me), and great food. The steaks are delicious. I was actually there last night and had a wonderful porterhouse. The entire meal was outstanding. Still not in the same ballpark as Luger's.
Surprisingly, Jake's in Riverdale tops all of them. Now granted I was there with an employee so the service was impeccable, and the sides were probably a little bloated. But my porterhouse (done Jake's style w/frizzled onions and blue cheese) was off the charts. Still not Luger's.
Peter Luger's wont wow you with ambience, but I went out for steak!, wont wow you with service, but I want steak, not sprigs of some unknown green on my plate served by a guy named Pierre, it may even be too loud. Who cares, when I am chewing I can't hear much anyway. Peter Luger's gives you dirty looks if you want anything more than medium, they know if you managed to get a seat, you know what you want, and they don't care if yuo don't have cash, go get some. It's all about the steak at Luger's. And it is the most succulent, most tasty, and most satisfying steak you'll ever have. Don't go there and order a burger and a side salad. Order a porterhouse for two, order creamed spinach and the to-die-for slab bacon. Then for dessert, may I suggest just getting anything and covering it wirh Schlag. Hell one time, I had McCallen's 30 and a spoon. It was perfect!
It's about the steak!
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