Founded in 1887, Peter Luger has a reputation as one of New York’s oldest and most famous steakhouses. The menu has remained largely unchanged over the decades, but the restaurant’s old-fashioned approach has led it to be (as of the 2021 list) the only American-style steakhouse in New York City that currently holds a Michelin star. Every day, the upscale establishment is filled with diners from Wall Street financiers who host a business lunch with tourists on mission to get the most authentic New York experience.
Until now, meat lovers who wanted to try the restaurant’s signature pan-fried porter had to plan a trip to the Big Apple, but now Tokyo has its own Peter Luger. The restaurant, which just opened on October 14, is the only Peter Luger establishment outside of New York City.
This chic three-story spot in Ebisu has 206 seats and a handful of private rooms, so it’s the obvious place to go if you want to impress a date or a group of clients. But the dry-aged steak here comes at a steep price. A sirloin steak for one is priced at 11,000 while the lobster will cost you 20,000.
Lunchtime meals are a bit more affordable, with the signature beef burger priced at 2,800 (but toppings like lettuce and tomato are extra). At lunch and dinner, you’ll also find the same traditional sides and appetizers offered at the New York location, such as cocktail shrimp (3,400) and iceberg salad (2,500). Don’t miss the old-fashioned fries (¥ 1,400) cooked in beef tallow for added flavor. For dessert, opt for the classic hot fudge sundae (1600) topped with whipped cream or a slice of lime pie (1400).
Starting October 25, the restaurant will also have a dedicated ‘shop’ selling some of its most popular dishes to take home.