Before I got on the plane to the Big Apple, my dad texted me and told me that there was no reason why I would not have a giant piece of steak in New York City. To him, this was something I had to try. Since Tiffany was such a generous host throughout my visit, I decided to treat her to a wonderful steak dinner at Peter Luger Steakhouse. This place was highly recommended and was at the top of the “Fine Dining” section on Urbanspoon New York.
We rode the subway to Brooklyn and to me, the vibe was quite different than the usual atmosphere in Manhattan. We were lucky to get a small table at the corner of the restaurant when we arrived because the steak house was slammed with people. I’m not sure if this place has weekly regulars because the portion were just huge. I have never seen steak this big in my entire life. You basically just order steak and a side to go with it then you’r all set. To ensure quality and delicious beef, all steaks at Peter Luger’s are USDA Prime.
Steak for Two and Creamed Spinach
A perfectly done, medium rare, and naked piece of steak was presented in front of us. There was no way two girls could possibly finish this.
Before the server divided the steak for us, he placed a small bowl upside down on the table to lift up one end of the steak plate so all the beef juices would trickle to the other end. He would then, fork a piece of steak, dip it into the juice, gently touch the piece of meat on the plate which sizzles it a bit more then serve it to us.
The steak was beautifully executed with a ruby and moist centre. The sear was all around well done.
There were several options for a vegetable side, but everyone was recommending the creamed spinach. According to Huffington Post, Peter Luger’s creamed spinach is the only creamed spinach you’ll ever need. After my first bite, I understood why.
The creamed spinach might not look very appetizing especially since it looked like green mush. Fret not, it still tasted like spinach and was bright green instead of an old brown or dark green colour.
The taste of the creamed spinach was buttery, creamy, salty and extremely addictive. It’s one of those dishes you would bring to a Thanksgiving dinner, and the entire bowl would be cleaned out by the first round. I just wanted to scoop as much as I could onto my plate.