But not to gloat, and not to coast, and I'm convinced that this venerated and venerable New York institution is doing some of both. I say that as someone who has loved it for a long time and wants to keep loving it but needs Luger to give me reasons: more consistent food than I've had there over the last few years, less dismissive service than I've encountered over the last few months. - Frank Bruni
Peter Luger can broil and deliver one magnificently aged and marbleized two-finger-thick porterhouse after another with the unfailing certainty of Dustin Hoffman adenoidally reciting baseball scores. - Hal Rubenstein
Sublime. Truly the Sistine Chapel of Steak. Try the bacon and lamb appetizers, and, of course, the creamed spinach. Bring a lot of cash- they only accept that and their own card. Good wine list, as well.