Peter Luger Steak House

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 19 publications
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19 expert recommendations



Defining macho since 1887. Simply put, this is where you eat steak in NYC.



The first porterhouse for two was magnificent, a strapping hunk of tangy, juicy meat boasting the exquisite tenderness of prime beef. Full review →


Condé Nast Traveler

A menu featuring a lunch-time only burger—ground from their renowned dry aged beef, this burger is so good it’s served only with american cheese and white onion. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

A New York institution serving “the discerning steak connoisseur” since 1887. Try their out-of-this-world meat.


Fodor's Tick Choice

Other steak houses have more elegant ambience, bigger wine lists, and less brusque service, but the meat here makes the trip undeniably worth it. Full review →

Make a reservation (prime slots fill up more than a month in advance).

Frommer's 34

If you love steak, then book a table here and hop a cab to Williamsburg. Full review →


Gayot 15.0

For over a century, carnivores have been traversing the Williamsburg Bridge to the Brooklyn side to sample consistently excellent steaks at Peter Luger. Full review →


Lonely Planet

New York’s most storied steakhouse (in operation since 1887) serves up an amazingly tender porterhouse cut. Reservations essential; cash or debit card only. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

When that steak for two (or three or four) arrives, slow yourself and take a long, hot look to appreciate its every perfection. Full review →


New York Magazine Tick Critic's Pick

The staff goes about its nonstop business with cordial if mechanical efficiency, serving onion-and-tomato salads, creamed spinach, and pasty fried potatoes. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Best steak, potatoes, and spinach in this solar system. Full review →


On the Grid

Century-old, family-run, iconic Brooklyn steakhouse in the heart of South Williamsburg. Full review →


Rough Guide Tick Star

Catering to carnivores since 1887, Peter Luger may just be the city’s finest steakhouse.


The Infatuation 8.3

Ordering steak at Luger’s is pretty simple. Porterhouse all around, for as many people as you have eating. Full review →


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

Although a slew of Luger copycats have prospered in the last several years, none have captured the elusive charm of this stucco walled, beer-hall style eatery. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Peter Luger lets the steaks speak for themselves, and it works: the chain, including this tavern-like Williamsburg location, is consistently voted the best steakhouse in NYC. Full review →


Village Voice Tick Best of NYC

Every year, this venerable Brooklyn steakhouse (it's been open since 1887) enters the conversation about who has the best steak in New York City. Full review →



A standard bearer of Brooklyn steak, this renowned steak house serves hunks of beef for two, three and four, alongside their special sauce Full review →


Zagat 4.8

Voted NYC's No. 1 steakhouse for the 30th year in a row, this circa-1887 Williamsburg "landmark" offers a "classic, straightforward" menu. Full review →

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