Peter Luger – Williamsburg, NYC

Peter Luger
Williamsburg, NYC
https://peterluger.com/

To say peter luger is an institution may still be an understatement, the restaurant, founded in 1887 has been in the one location forever. I booked my dinner at peter lugers 3 weeks in advance and even then it was going to have to be on a Monday at 5pm.

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I had done my research on the menu the week before and had my order down to a tee which made me very happy when the waiter seated us and told us the best way to have the peter luger “experience” was to order exactly what I had in mind.

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To start the tomatoes and onions along with some of their house cured thick cut bacon and sauce.

And, to follow as the main event, their porterhouse for two along with their Special German Fried Potatoes and Creamed Spinach.

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The tomato; onion and bacon came out and I was blown away. Such simplicity done to perfection; the tomato fresh, the onion sweet and the bacon was thick, fatty and salty. With their sauce; all was dynamite.

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Not too long later the main course arrived. It was beautiful, A meat masterpiece.

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The rare beef looked so good however if your wanted it cooked more you simply slid the beef along the sizzling plate.

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It was fatty, tender, seasoned perfectly and finished with butter, heartstoppingly epic; this is one steak I could have eaten forever.

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The sides were great as well, the creamed spinach a classic dish done well and their crispy hash potatoes going well with their house sauce.

I loved every minute of my experience at peter luger and while there are so many restaurants on my NYC, I’d never pass up an opportunity to come back here.

How well it’s cooked – 9.7

Flavour – 9.7

Tenderness – 9.2

Overall – 9.5

Peter Luger Steak House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Moishes – Plateau Mont-Royal, MTL

Moishes
Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal
http://moishes.ca/

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I was in montreal for 3 days and had a list of places to eat and surprisingly moisshes wasn’t on it; I heard about it there after I read an article where it was named as the 6th best steak in the world.

I walked in and it was a great atmosphere, a truly grand feeling as you entered the dining room.

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I sat and I perused the menu, settling on their USDA prime sirloin, a proper 45 day dry aged NYC cut which I ordered med rare. I also ordered two sides, their famed Montecarlo potato and the grilled asparagus.

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The meal also started with a couple dill pickles and a sweet, sour, altogether delicious coleslaw.

The sides and steak all hit the table at once and I started to do my thing, pictures and pictures until I had the right angle then I got straight into it.

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The steak was charred something brutal, a hefty blackening and a great aroma but it was blue inside.
It was a minor drawback for such a large piece of meat, I mean look at the thing.

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I sent it back to get cooked a tad more while I got into the sides.

The Grilled asparagus was crisp, charred, oiled and salted well, a classic and well executed side. The montecarlo potato was something I’d never had before and it was divine, the baked potato hulled out then mashed with bacon, chives, butter and what I want to say was sour cream, it’s then re-stuffed and grilled to give to top I nice crispness. I have no complaints about this, if it was on the menu everywhere I would order it everywhere.

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The steak came out again and still didn’t reach that overall medium rare but I made do with the rare.

A true Chicago style (super charred outside but rare inside); the flavour was amazing, the salt, char, smokiness from a proper wood fire grill, all topped off by the quality of the USDA prime beef. The tenderness was great but it was still a sirloin and had than nice bite to it.

Overall a great meal and a great steak, but sixth the world, I must know how they judge that.

How well it’s cooked – 8.0

Flavour – 9.6

Tenderness – 7.8

Overall – 8.5

Moishes Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato