It started with Peter Luger given zero stars in brutal New York Times review
The blistering critique by the newspaper’s restaurant critic Pete Wells plunges in the steak knife — describing the South Williamsburg eatery’s porterhouse as “far from the best New York has to offer.”
“And after I’ve paid, there is the unshakable sense that I’ve been scammed,” Wells wrote on Tuesday under the headline “Peter Luger used to sizzle. Now it sputters.”
“We know who we are and have always been. The best steak you can eat. Not the latest kale salad,” Peter Luger co-owner Jody Storch said Tuesday in the wake of the blistering critique by Times restaurant reviewer Pete Wells.
Diners were happy with their meals and said the Times' rebuke was unfair
Veteran waiters said the review was 'too personal' and downright 'wrong'
Among customers were tourists from Japan, Florida and Australia
They all enjoyed their food and said the prices, though steep, were justified
Retired NYPD cops and long-standing customers with Peter Luger credit cards were also there to show their support
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