I crossed #15 off my to do list recently: I dined at Peter Luger.
Sometimes iconic experiences don’t live up to the hype but Peter Luger absolutely did. I loved it.
The restaurant is from another time. It was established in 1887 but is aging quite well.
There are gleaming brass light fixtures throughout, wood paneling and in a little booth, a purple haired cashier (I’m pretty sure her hair isn’t purple out of trendiness). The servers, all men from what I can tell, are no-nonsense. Not brusque, but efficient.
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I live walking distance from this legendary Brooklyn steakhouse and have for more than two years. But I have yet to dine there.
I love a good steak. I love classic New York experiences.
Beyond that, shouldn’t this pic of Peter Luger’s bacon be compelling enough?
Via new adventures in pork
Once I tried. I was with my visiting mother. It was a Sunday afternoon during what I thought might be a quieter time at Peter Luger, after lunch but before dinner. No reservation.
Denied. The place was packed.
Peter Luger is cash only too. Unless one has the PL credit card. I do not sadly. At any given time, I have approximately $17.45 in my wallet.
That said, I’m determined to dine at PL. Who will join me?