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Where to Eat Steak in New York That’s Not Called Peter Luger

Six alternative places to find excellent beef.

Porter House Bar and Grill.

Porter House Bar and Grill.

Photographer: Noah Fecks

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Peter Luger Steak House has been around since 1887, but it took only minutes for the Brooklyn restaurant’s reputation to take a devastating hit.

The restaurant will always have its loyalists,” said New York Times critic Pete Wells on Tuesday. “They will laugh away the prices, the $16.95 sliced tomatoes that taste like 1979, the $229.80 porterhouse for four. They will say that nobody goes to Luger for the sole, nobody goes to Luger for the wine, nobody goes to Luger for the salad, nobody goes to Luger for the service. The list goes on, and gets harder to swallow, until you start to wonder who really needs to go to Peter Luger, and start to think the answer is nobody.” He gave it zero stars.