Peter Luger Steak House

When “Carl Luger’s Café, Billiards and Bowling Alley” was opened in 1887, the restaurant quickly became a neighborhood favorite in predominantly German Williamsburg. Peter Luger owned the establishment, while his nephew, Carl, manned the kitchen.

Luger’s was not the only thing doing in the small Brooklyn neighborhood. With the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge in December of 1903, Manhattan became far more accessible and a new crowd of businessmen crossed the East River. It was not until 1920 that Sol Forman, a seventeen year old who had dropped out of high school to work full-time lighting street lamps, established Forman Family with his siblings just across the street from Carl Luger’s.

Forman Family made everything from silverware to trays to stamped-metal giftware. The manufacturing site, at 185 Broadway, served as a headquarters for sales, and what better place for Sol Forman to take prospective clients than the famed restaurant just across the street? Sol was known to eat two steaks a day – three when the trade shows came through.

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178 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211-6131

Open hours today: 11:45 am - 9:45 pm
  • Monday

    11:45 am - 9:45 pm

  • Tuesday

    11:45 am - 9:45 pm

  • Wednesday

    11:45 am - 9:45 pm

  • Thursday

    11:45 am - 9:45 pm

  • Friday

    10:45 am - 10:45 pm

  • Saturday

    10:45 am - 10:45 pm

  • Sunday

    12:45 pm - 9:45 pm

  • June 14, 2021 10:57 am local time

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