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Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, photographed last week, has become the core of a piece on Broadway

Peter Luger Steakhouse has become the unlikely punch line of a Broadway show after being knocked down by New York Times critic Pete Wells.

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The institutional Brooklyn restaurant was roasted by Wells last week in a zero-star review that went viral.

Customers have since spoken out, both in support of Wells & # 39; criticism and in angry punishment.

Now the review smile on the podium wins.

In the recently opened piece The Inheritance, one of the characters says: & # 39; For a real steak you have to go to Peter Luger. & # 39;

The piece started before the review was published last week, but now the line wins, according to The New York Post.

Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, photographed last week, has become the core of a piece on Broadway

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Peter Luger Steakhouse in Brooklyn, photographed last week, has become the core of a piece on Broadway

There was a challenging turnout from New Yorkers and a steady stream of hungry tourists at the steakhouse last Wednesday, the day after the review.

Despite the controversial opinion of the Times critic that the restaurant is at its best, the diners stood in line at 10.45 am to score a lunch reservation, and those who had already booked their tables wanted to eat on arrival.

Porter Anil Gurung said it was no less busy on Wednesday, despite the poor review, than on normal weekdays and the gathering of customers both in the bar and outside sometimes suggested he was right.

The sounding feedback from guests when they left the restaurant after their meals was this: the Times is wrong – Peter Luger is still the best steakhouse in New York City.

Cheerful retired NYPD agents and experienced customers who have visited the restaurant for decades considered the review to be & # 39; fake news & # 39 ;, where a particularly quirky restaurant told DailyMail.com: & # 39; It's just one opinion and what he actually knows! & # 39;

Inside the restaurant staff was less pleasant.

A waiter is spooning butter over the pieces of meat on Wednesday while bringing other dishes to a table
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A waiter is spooning butter over the pieces of meat on Wednesday while bringing other dishes to a table

A waiter is spooning butter over the pieces of meat on Wednesday while bringing other dishes to a table

Diners were happy to be there, even though the Times was described as an overrated scam

Diners were happy to be there, even though the Times was described as an overrated scam

Diners were happy to be there, even though the Times was described as an overrated scam

There was a steady stream of customers at the Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn the day after the review, despite a cheeky New York Times review that gave it zero stars

There was a steady stream of customers at the Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn the day after the review, despite a cheeky New York Times review that gave it zero stars

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There was a steady stream of customers at the Peter Luger steakhouse in Brooklyn the day after the review, despite a cheeky New York Times review that gave it zero stars

The famous shared steak at Peter Luger Steakhouse that costs $ 109 for two people. Diners eagerly ordered it on Wednesday despite the New York Times calling it overrated

The famous shared steak at Peter Luger Steakhouse that costs $ 109 for two people. Diners eagerly ordered it on Wednesday despite the New York Times calling it overrated

The famous shared steak at Peter Luger Steakhouse that costs $ 109 for two people. Diners eagerly ordered it on Wednesday despite the New York Times calling it overrated

Some bartenders joked at hamburgers who chewed customers in high stools, pretending to be displeased with the devastating review of the Times Pete Wills.

But the maƮtre d & # 39 ;, somewhat jumpy in the midst of a flurry of questions and renewed criticism, was less eager to talk about it.

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The waiters in the dining room were quite offended by the review.

One who refused to be named, but DailyMail.com said he worked there for 31 years, said: "I found it too personal.

& # 39; Many people come and give reviews, but no one is ever like that. & # 39;

Another was stricter.

& # 39; It's just wrong. We have been active for 131 years. We have a simple menu and the best ingredients, & he said.

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More fake news from the New York Times! It is the best steakhouse in the world!

Bill Munkas, a Peter Luger cardholder who has been visiting for decades

The server, which also refused to be named, said the New York Times in 50 years & # 39; nothing good & # 39; did for the restaurant.

The management would not be interviewed and owner Jody Storch has not returned a request for comment.

But satisfied diners praised both the food and the service when they left the restaurant.

Porter Anil Gurung said the restaurant was just as busy on Wednesday as any other day

Porter Anil Gurung said the restaurant was just as busy on Wednesday as any other day

Porter Anil Gurung said the restaurant was just as busy on Wednesday as any other day

One was a retired NYPD agent who did not want to go on camera, but enthusiastically told DailyMail.com that he had come to lunch on Wednesday to support the steakhouse where he has been dining since the 1980s.

"I have news – this place is great!" He shouted as he walked to his car.

He wasn't the only one standing behind the restaurant after the Times punishment.

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Two friends in their thirties changed their lunch plans in Manhattan to come to Luger.

Mike Jones and Doug Lauretano said they not only wanted to support the restaurant, where you as a teenager enjoyed birthday meals with his parents, but also wanted to decide for themselves whether the Times rating was fair. They said it wasn't like that.

They also wondered why Pete Wells, the food critic, ordered tongue during one of the recent visits on which he based his negative review.

Lauretano admitted that the servers & # 39; abrupt & # 39; but said it was part of the charm of the restaurant.

Claudia Schnuriger, 62, a German resident living in Australia, who first visited the restaurant 20 years ago with her parents, had returned for a walk past memories. She said her burger & # 39; a bit dry & # 39; was, but that she & # 39; had probably ordered the wrong & # 39; and had a good experience

Claudia Schnuriger, 62, a German resident living in Australia, who first visited the restaurant 20 years ago with her parents, had returned for a walk past memories. She said her burger & # 39; a bit dry & # 39; was, but that she & # 39; had probably ordered the wrong & # 39; and had a good experience

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Claudia Schnuriger, 62, a German resident living in Australia, who first visited the restaurant 20 years ago with her parents, had returned for a walk past memories. She said her burger & # 39; a bit dry & # 39; was, but that she & # 39; had probably ordered the wrong & # 39; and had a good experience

Floyd Kephart, who has been visiting for 50 years, and his colleague Candace Rauter, a vegetarian and a first-time visitor, loved their lunch. Kephart said about the high prices: & # 39; This is New York, in case someone has not noticed it yet & # 39 ;. He said that he & # 39; did not pay attention & # 39; spent on reviews

Floyd Kephart, who has been visiting for 50 years, and his colleague Candace Rauter, a vegetarian and a first-time visitor, loved their lunch. Kephart said about the high prices: & # 39; This is New York, in case someone has not noticed it yet & # 39 ;. He said that he & # 39; did not pay attention & # 39; spent on reviews

Floyd Kephart, who has been visiting for 50 years, and his colleague Candace Rauter, a vegetarian and a first-time visitor, loved their lunch. Kephart said about the high prices: & # 39; This is New York, in case someone has not noticed it yet & # 39 ;. He said that he & # 39; did not pay attention & # 39; spent on reviews

Bill Munkas shows off his Peter Luger credit card. He called it the & # 39; best steakhouse in the world & # 39; and said the New York Times & # 39; fake news & # 39; is

Bill Munkas shows off his Peter Luger credit card. He called it the & # 39; best steakhouse in the world & # 39; and said the New York Times & # 39; fake news & # 39; is

Bill Munkas shows off his Peter Luger credit card. He called it the & # 39; best steakhouse in the world & # 39; and said the New York Times & # 39; fake news & # 39; is

Frank Bruno with a bag of steak
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Frank Bruno with a bag of steak

Wakana Shima, Yeon Ji and Nao Hemmi

Wakana Shima, Yeon Ji and Nao Hemmi

Frank Bruno with a bag of steak (left) and Wakana Shima, Yeon Ji and Nao Hemmi (right)

Takashi Sai and his family drank a meal at the steakhouse before returning to Japan. They said the food & # 39; very good & # 39; used to be

Takashi Sai and his family drank a meal at the steakhouse before returning to Japan. They said the food & # 39; very good & # 39; used to be

Takashi Sai and his family drank a meal at the steakhouse before returning to Japan. They said the food & # 39; very good & # 39; used to be

& # 39; For me the waiter was very short and concise. That is what I expect. I think it's part of the atmosphere. There is no place like this, & he said.

A Japanese family of four came with a recommendation from a friend from New York. Takashi Sai and his family, who squeezed a final meal before flying home, said the food was "very good."

It was a similar story among a group of women from Florida who said that although their meal was expensive, the food was "great."

& # 39; It was our very first time. It was amazing! Just awesome. I had t-bone steak. It was so much fun.

& # 39; We prepared for a reservation this morning, & # 39; said Wakana Shima.

Only one person had anything negative to say at a distance.

Claudia Schnuriger, 62, a German resident living in Australia, who first visited the restaurant 20 years ago with her parents, had returned for a & # 39; loop down memory lane & # 39 ;.

She tried to get an evening reservation earlier in the week, but was told she & # 39; no chance & # 39; so she came back for lunch and had an overwhelming hamburger.

"It was a little dry," she said, adding that she "probably ordered the wrong thing" and should have eaten a steak.

Bill Munkas, who said he would come "decades", proudly produced his Peter Luger credit card.

& # 39; More fake news from the New York Times! It is the best steakhouse in the world!

& # 39; It's just the opinion of one man. Come here, try the steak yourself if you can get in, & he he said about Wells & # 39; review.

Jack Bruno, 35, who was also in his party, repeated his praise, as did Candace Rauter, a vegetarian who had come for the first time with a more experienced colleague and enjoyed the spinach, broccoli and a baked potato.

Wednesday's lunch crowd was a mix of tourists, loyal locals, and businessmen and women. They were all stunned by the poor review and only had good things to say about the food and service

Wednesday's lunch crowd was a mix of tourists, loyal locals, and businessmen and women. They were all stunned by the poor review and only had good things to say about the food and service

Wednesday's lunch crowd was a mix of tourists, loyal locals, and businessmen and women. They were all stunned by the poor review and only had good things to say about the food and service

A few lonely diners occupy high stools at the bar. There, bartenders pretended to be dismayed by the New York Times assessment

A few lonely diners occupy high stools at the bar. There, bartenders pretended to be dismayed by the New York Times assessment

A few lonely diners occupy high stools at the bar. There, bartenders pretended to be dismayed by the New York Times assessment

The wall of positive reviews and compliments along the wall in the entrance to the restaurant

The wall of positive reviews and compliments along the wall in the entrance to the restaurant

The wall of positive reviews and compliments along the wall in the entrance to the restaurant

& # 39; I loved it, I thought the service was very good and the food was very tasty. I had some of the spinach and the broccoli and baked potato. I loved it! & # 39; she said.

Floyd Kephart has been visiting for 50 years.

& # 39; This place has been here longer than me. The fact is that as you go through the years, you will always find some negative things.

New York Times food critic Pete Wells

New York Times food critic Pete Wells

New York Times food critic Pete Wells

& # 39; It's a kind of movie – I don't mind reviews, & # 39; he said.

Regarding the high prices, he said: & # 39; This is New York in case someone has not noticed it yet. The prices are the prices. & # 39;

Jay Donovan, who has been visiting since the 70s, says it hasn't changed.

& # 39; It's always great, & # 39; he said and added: & # 39; It's just an old steakhouse, just like the steakhouses used to be. & # 39;

In his review, Wells said the restaurant had gone downhill over the years.

He said the staff was unpleasant and the food was often unevenly cooked.

It made paying such high prices as $ 104 for steak for two and $ 6.95 for a single slice of bacon painful, he said.

& # 39; What worries me every time I eat a Luger porterhouse is the realization that it's just a steak and far from the best that New York has to offer, "he wrote.

Twitter users took action to claim that they shared Wells' opinion. They called it & # 39; late & # 39 ;.

Storch told The New York Post in response: & # 39; We know who we are and have always been. The best steak you can eat. Not the newest kale salad. & # 39;

The New York Times review on Tuesday that gave the restaurant zero stars

The New York Times review on Tuesday that gave the restaurant zero stars

The New York Times review on Tuesday that gave the restaurant zero stars

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