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Peter Luger's Luger-Burger
April 1st, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

Event Description

Join us as descend upon Brooklyn's premiere steakhouse Peter Luger's, to sample their uber-luxe Luger-Burger.

10 people have rated

Overall Rating: 9.1

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Taste:
9.6/10
Texture:
9.4/10
Toppings:
8.3/10
Sides:
8.4/10
Value:
9.8/10
Ambiance:
9.2/10
Harmoniousness:
9.0/10
Andrew headshot

Andrew's review

We have a new champion. Peter Luger's Luger-Burger has soared like beefy bald eagle to the snow-capped mountaintop of glory. It has unseated those who came before - Korzo, Minetta, Shake Shack...names that glisten with greasy greatness.

And it is deserved. This is a domineering deluge of dry-aged delightfulness...a powerful juxtaposition of artful craft and crude, heart-pumping hamburgery heft.

If Minetta's Black Label Burger mimics the elegant, precisely-chiseled Baroque complexity of a classic Bernini sculpture, then Peter Luger's Luger-Burger roars out of the gate with the raw, unrefinedly visceral impact of a Rodin.

This is about the beef, plain and simple - it is a glorious 8 ounces of prime, primo beef, perfectly cooked and placed on a sturdy, locally-sourced bun (perhaps a bit chewier and more resistant than some might like, but it's necessary to contain the intense power of the meat). You can get American cheese on top, and you should. You can get their $4.50-per-slice bacon, that is big enough to make a vegetarian leave the vicinity in fear and despair. And you should. You can get crispy steak fries (though a hair too thick for my personal taste). And you should. You can enjoy - free of charge - the amazing rolls to start and the chocolate coins and whipped cream schlag to finish. And you should.

There is a simplicity to this burger that arouses something primal in the subconscious...upon biting into this meat mountain, a man feels like a man, and a woman feels like a woman. You're transported to a past where things made sense, and you could just enjoy an utterly magnificent piece of ground meat for a mere $14. The value is literally insane...it could easily drive a weak-minded man to madness.

This is a singular burger experience, and it cannot be recommended highly enough. People say it's a sin not to order the porterhouse at Peter Luger's, but if eating this is wrong, then I don't want to be right.

User ratings


Karina "Beef Stroganoff" D.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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I appreciate that Peter Lugers served limited toppings. They know they don't need to fuck around. As they say, the proof is in the beef. Also, put bacon on everything.

Andrew gets a 5 because he just said accoutrements...

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9/10
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9/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Emily "Hamburglaress" E.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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This is the platonic ideal of a burger. The meat is the star: perfectly-salted, powerful, big enough to intimidate, but small enough to finish. The simple cheese and onion provide a Hegelian counterpoint to the depth of the beef flavor; respectively smooth and tart. And then there's the bacon.

Rating Details

Taste:
9/10
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8/10
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5/10
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9/10
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10/10
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8/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

brenna "Beefer Sutherland" c.

The Luger-Burger

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Shitballs that was the best burger of my life

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10/10
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10/10
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10/10
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Lisa "P.E.T.A (People. Eat. Tasty. Animals) " L.

The Luger-Burger

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This burger was juicy perfectly cooked and full of flavor it needed no extra sauce but the PL steak sauce was a subtle enhancer. The fries good but as a personal choice I prefer shoe string to steak cut still tasty The value excellent along with ambiance and value now my favorite along with Corzo Minetta you have been over thrown!

Rating Details

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10/10
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Toppings:
10/10
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7/10
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10/10
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10/10
Harmoniousness:
10/10

Andrew "The Moo Pie Pirate" O.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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There is no better way to re enter civilization after an extended stay on Antarctica than to eat this majestic slab of glorious, dry aged magnificence. I would write more but I am too overwhelmed by the experience of this incredibly high-value, high quality Burger. Holy crap. This is a burger's Burger. A real thing that makes a man feel like a man, and a woman feel like a woman. It touches something deep inside, and the options of including the steak sauce, maybe even a cut of their deeply savage bacon. I am overwhelmed.

Rating Details

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10/10
Texture:
9/10
Toppings:
8/10
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8/10
Value:
10/10
Ambiance:
9/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Greg "Ughnnnn It's Greeegggg" T.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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This is a fantastic burger. Great flavor, large, good price and very juicy. The crunch of the burger was amazing as well. I could go for some better cheese but the sauce is so good. The bacon was transcendent (in the words of Andrew Ousley). The bun was great and chewy but did push the burger around a bit.

Andrew gets a 8 because I missed him, but I deducted 2 point stars because of the Apple Watch and his long hair.

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Toppings:
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10/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

Sean "Seanald McDonald" M.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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I knocked off a single point for toppings since technically I did not have any. No onion, no bacon, not even any cheese. I did not need any. This burger was a singular experience.

I even have to give Andrew a 10 for this one. I've been coming to Lugers for years and could not bring myself to have anything other than the Porterhouse, but Andrew and Burger Club changed all that. I once was blind, but now I see.

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Toppings:
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Chris "Scientaste" W.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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A magestic mountain of meat of a bun. It may have been a crime against humanity to not order a steak at Peter Lugars, but I don't care. Side of bacon was delicous thick slab of fatty pork belly, the fries were good but completely unnecessary. If you like great meat and not much else on top, this is your burger. Our waiter Karl was a gem.

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Taste:
10/10
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10/10
Toppings:
8/10
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8/10
Value:
10/10
Ambiance:
10/10
Harmoniousness:
9/10

The Luger Burger does not hide itself behind complex toppings or fusion inpired sides. This is your meat and potatoes burger that prides itself on the simplistic quality of the ingredients. Burger, bun, gorgeous meat and good Il' American cheese. Not to mention Karl... the german waiter who reminded me of the sound of music. As for Andrew.. he was made a man today when he cut large slabs of bacon... the bacon was glorious...I have a lot to compete with now :(

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9/10
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Harmoniousness:
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Adrian "the Beetnik" D.

The Luger-Burger

Rating
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Great dry-Aged meat potently presented in this awesome burger. I felt like the cheese was a bit overwhelming for the palette and the bacon that I added was unnecessary . Patty though was just superb and the bread was almost unnoticeable but well-complimentary to the overall feel. Great value too at <20$!

Rating Details

Taste:
8/10
Texture:
8/10
Toppings:
6/10
Sides:
6/10
Value:
9/10
Ambiance:
7/10
Harmoniousness:
7/10

Who's attending

10980181 10100662366499031 8960431559868578975 o Andrew O.
"The Moo Pie Pirate"
198695 10101120795473783 1189592928 n Greg T.
"Ughnnnn It's Greeegggg"
10945611 10100186358692827 6020238036472483116 n Fay L.
"my anaconda don't want none unless you got burger buns hun "
Imageedit 2 8326847948 Sean M.
"Seanald McDonald"
10431344 10101608932383507 4533990070990875234 o Karina D.
"Beef Stroganoff"
Brenna jamesbeard brenna c.
"Beefer Sutherland"
Raybans sq Chris W.
"Scientaste"
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"Hamburglaress"
Img 3020 Adrian D.
"the Beetnik"
1601178 10204025861519093 500411539850896576 n Lisa L.
"P.E.T.A (People. Eat. Tasty. Animals) "