Peter Luger Steak House

About Peter Lugers

Peter Lugers Restaurant

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.

Sol Forman
Sol Forman

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.

Delivery Truck

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.

Pile of Peter Lugers Steaks

Selection Process:
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 Porterhouse

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.

Shelf of Peter Lugers Steaks

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.


Cutting Steak
Wish to order our USDA Prime steaks?
Then check out our Our Steaks.Visit any one of our fine locations in Brooklyn, NY
or Great Neck, LI or order our delicious
USDA Prime steaks for you and your family.
Delivery Truck


A Traditional Peter Luger Dinner

A Traditional Peter Luger Dinner

Butcher Shop

Peter Luger’s new online ordering
service allows our customers to order
our delicious USDA Prime Dry Aged Steaks

All meat packages are shipped via FedEx Overnight. Shipping rates are calculated upon check out after the shipping destination has been entered.

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.

Visit any of our Restaurants & Banquet Facilities whether it’s in Brooklyn, NYor Great Neck, LI.

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

From Linda Eckhardt’s Guide to America’s Best Foods, “This is the best. Their own steak sauce is not only great on steak, but also served on slabs of red ripe tomatoes. You can’t do without this. They only began selling their sauce after customers begged. We love this sauce on hamburgers. We love it on chicken. The taste is somewhere between cocktail sauce – it’s spicy with horseradish and traditional steak sauce – being a rich brown color. The sauce is fat-free. It tastes so good you won’t mind.”

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.



Listing Information

Bar,Dinner,Fine Dining,Lunch,Private Room,Wheelchair Access

Exclusive - $61 and above


Not Accepted


Car Park


Not Available



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