Crowned as the best steakhouse in New York City by Zagat Survey for 30 years in a row, Peter Luger Steakhouse has earned itself a Michelin Star and it is perhaps one of the most famous steakhouses in New York City.
Established in Brooklyn (New York City) in 1887, Peter Luger Steakhouse opened a second outlet in Long Island (New York City) in 1960.
Peter Luger Steakhouse is planning to open its first ever international outpost in 2020 in Tokyo, where they will bring their renowned dry-aged steak outside of New York for the first time.
Japan is known for their premium Wagyu beef, especially their Wagyu Katsu Sandwiches which took the internet by storm. While there is no doubt that one can turn to Japanese wagyu or Kobe beef to indulge in an extravagant meal, Peter Luger Steakhouse does not intend to use those meats in their Steakhouse.
Fourth-generation co-owner David Turtel says that Peter Luger’s identity is tied to USDA prime beef, which often represents less than 2% of graded beef cattle.
As such, you can expect to find the same USDA Prime beef used in the first 2 outlets in Tokyo’s branch, although they may incorporate the use of wagyu and Kobe beef in side dishes to cater to local palates.
Besides plans to ship the same USDA Prime used in the two NYC restaurants, the team also plans to have a dry-ageing room in Peter Luger Steakhouse Tokyo as like the other two branches.