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Update on Peter Luger Meal - Big Disappointment

Stuartmc910 | Jan 13, 2014 08:33 AM

On 1/11 (Saturday night) 5 of us had dinner at Peter Luger's. I hadn't been to PL in several years (been to both Brooklyn and Great Neck) so I was looking forward to it, as were the other 4 guests. The following is a consensus review.

Drinks: My Manhattan was a killer, one of the best I've had in a restaurant in many years. Wife's Martini was similarly good.

We opted to skip appertizers, but did get a mixed salad with blue cheese dressing which was acceptable.

Main course was steak for four, German potatoes and creamed spinach. The potates and spinach were also acceptable, nothing great. (One diner enjoyed the spinach "very much")

None of us found the steak to be up to the PL hype. Three of us had eaten at PL and all agreed the quality of the steak was way below what we remember. As an aside, on New Years Eve I had a steak at Jubilee on 1st Aveue in Manhattan and it was tons better than the PL one.

We did have desert, the hot fudge sundae and it was good.

An observation: I am not an elitest snob, but I noticed that our room was filled with, how should I say offence.."commoners." While waiting for our fifth guest to arrive, I noticed the better dressed guests and "regulars" were shown to one room, while the bourgeois escorted to the "back room."

Bottom line, will not return.

Peter Luger's,
Peter Luger Steak House,
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