The Restaurant That Runs on Family

Peter Luger is, undoubtedly, one of the best steak houses in New York City — “if not the best,” says Manny, a server who has worked there for 15 years. To earn a badge like that, a restaurant must run with precision, with respect, and with trust. And so, the people who man the restaurant’s tables, kitchens, halls, and bars have developed a camaraderie. “We are a family in a sense since we see each other every day, we have issues with each other every day, we try to make a living with each other every day,” one of the crew tells us. Spending at least 40 hours a week together as parts of a near-perfect machine will do that to you, of course. But it’s the respect they all have for one another that truly keeps them (and everybody’s meals) together.

Above, Left to Right: Capstone Italian Wool Blazer (Augustine Purple Plaid), the Daily Grind Wrinkle Free Dress Shirt (Solid White), the Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants (Friday Grey Yarn Dye), the Silk Necktie (Blue Dot), the Jetsetter Stretch Dress Shirt (White Burgundy Mackay Check), the Stretch Washed Chinos (Morning Brews), the Silk Necktie (Pinot Noir Dot), the Cotton Cashmere Raglan Sweater (Grey Marl), the Yarn Spun Long Sleeve Tee (Heather Charcoal), the Travel Jeans (Charleston Crimson), the Washed Button-Down Shirt (Stone Gate Check Purple) the Yarn Spun Long Sleeve Tee (Heather Grey), the Stretch Weekday Warrior Dress Pants (Tuesday Black Coffee)