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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Peter Luger Hello?

Last night I went to Peter Luger, the famed Williamsburg steakhouse. I had been wanting to go to this place since I moved to New York 4 years ago. Yesterday, out of nowhere, the opportunity materialized and so I took it.

Luger is on a quietish street in Williamsburg, an area a little less infiltrated by 'hipsters,' it seemed. It was very busy inside and there were lots of wooden planks and men wearing white shirts.

H0w was the food? Interestingly, the things that sort of stand out were not the steak. I had a slab of bacon as an appetizer, and it was as thick as a thick ham. The creamed spinach was very good. The ice cream sundae with 'schlag' (homemade whipped cream) was also delightful. The steak was good, definitely. But was it so much better than steak at, say, Outback? I'm not really sure it was. Perhaps better, but not infinitely better. Also, it seemed that the steak needed to be a little more salted.

Still, all in all, it was a good experience and I'm definitely glad I went. The group I went with was lovely and it was a pleasant time. Bye!


Peter Luger across the street

This bacon was delicious

This is actually a very large portion of steak which is meant to be shared

The creamed spinach and some steak

Wooden planks, and there's a man with a white shirt

Sundae with Schlag