Peter Luger Steak House
178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Mon-Thurs 11:30-9:30 PM, Fri & Sat 11:30-10:30 PM, Sun 12:30-9:30 PM
About Peter Lugers
When “Carl Luger’s Café, Billiards and Bowling Alley” was opened in 1887, the restaurant quickly became a neighborhood favorite in predominantly German Williamsburg. Peter Luger owned the establishment, while his nephew, Carl, manned the kitchen.
Luger’s was not the only thing doing in the small Brooklyn neighborhood. With the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in December of 1903, Manhattan became far more accessible and a new crowd of businessmen crossed the East River. It was not until 1920 that Sol Forman, a seventeen year old who had dropped out of high school to work full-time lighting street lamps, established Forman Family with his siblings just across the street from Carl Luger’s.
Forman Family made everything from silverware to trays to stamped-metal giftware. The manufacturing site, at 185 Broadway, served as a headquarters for sales, and what better place for Sol Forman to take prospective clients than the famed restaurant just across the street? Sol was known to eat two steaks a day – three when the trade shows came through.
So when the restaurant fell into disrepair following the death of Peter Luger, Sol was faced with the unhappy task of finding another lunch spot for his clients. Instead, he decided to try his luck at the auction of Peter Luger’s, and was the only one who did. Alone at the auction, Sol was able to purchase the restaurant for the price of the real estate.
Soon enough, Sol had Peter Luger’s back to its former glory, and its been on top ever since. Still under Forman family management, the restaurant has been rated the top steakhouse in New York for 28 years and running, has earned itself a Michelin Star, and has joined the ranks of American classics.
When Sol bought Peter Luger’s in 1950, there was no shortage of work to be done at the restaurant. The critical job of inspecting and purchasing meat fell to his wife, Marsha Forman. She spent two years learning this special skill from a retired grader from the USDA. He took her to the wholesale houses in the meat market along New York City’s West Side Highway. In keeping with tradition, and to ensure the highest quality of meat, the selection process is performed by members of the family, who visit the wholesale markets to inspect the selection of short loins.
The only meat that even comes into consideration is USDA Prime, which often represents less than 2% of graded beef cattle. This already select tier of the country’s finest cattle is then scrutinized for conformation, color, and marbling and texture.
If selected, the short loins and shells are then brought to the on-site dry aging facilities at either restaurant. Here, they are kept under carefully regulated conditions of temperature, humidity and air circulation. Once properly aged, the short loins are butchered, trimmed and brought up to the kitchen for broiling. The zealous selection process ensures that when a steak hits the plate at Peter Luger’s, it’s among the country’s finest.
A Traditional Peter Luger Dinner
Peter Luger’s new online ordering
service allows our customers to order
our delicious USDA Prime Dry Aged Steaks
All shipping is done Monday through Thursday. Meat orders received by 8AM EST will be shipped that same day for next day delivery. All orders received after 8AM EST will go out the following day. All orders received after 8AM EST Thursday will be shipped overnight the following Monday.
NOTE: No shipping to PO Boxes. These shipments are very perishable. We recommend shipping to a work address so that there is someone to receive it. If you specify home delivery, please be sure that a recipient is there to receive it or we will be forced to leave it at your own risk. If sending as a gift make sure the recipients address is correct because the shipments cannot survive extended time in transit.
Each order comes with a reusable cooler and two complimentary bottles of Peter Luger Steak House Sauce and milk chocolate Luger coins. Check out our other gift products in the Gift Shop.
Five Packages Are Available For Mail Order:
All meat orders placed on Tuesday, November 25th after 8:00 am will ship out on Monday, December 1st for Tuesday, December 2nd delivery.
Private functions are available in either one of our fine locations.
For more information or to make a banquet reservation of over 10 people, please call Maria at 718-387-0500.
Please call the restaurants directly for parties of 10 or less at Brooklyn at 718-387-7400 or Great Neck at 516-487-8800. Reservations are not taken online. Please call the restaurants directly.
Now you can enjoy the taste of world-famous
Peter Luger’s Old Fashioned Steak Sauce
Sauce is shipped out Monday through Wednesday for 2nd day delivery via FedEx, unless FedEx Overnight is specified. There is no weekend delivery. Sauce orders placed after 11AM EST on Wednesday will be shipped out the following Monday. Shipping charges are calculated upon check out and will vary upon shipping destination. Peter Luger Sauce combined with other non-perishable items would ship separately.
An additional $15.00 is added to the listed shipping price for all overnight shipments.
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