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56 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 15th St.
Still Love it and I don't eat red meat
By mrsammy7 on 9/4/2007
Hi, The Old Homestead is changing with the neighborhood. I enjoy their food and service. The outside cafe is a terrific place for people watching and the hamburgers are great (as my friends have told me). As for me the Tuna Burger is wonderful and rivals any that I've had.
Good meat, Great appetizers
By Natedogg72 on 6/21/2007
You will not regret it. Personally, I feel that the steak is a little better at Peter Luger, but some in my party disagreed. The cooking scale runs a little rarer than at most places but is described acurately on the menu. I reccomend the Ribeye. The Kobe Burger is something everyone should try a bite of once in their lives. The appetizers are quite good especially the Oysters Rockefeller. The raw bar is also quite fresh, if you are into that sort of thing.
Worth the Trip!
By Kerryleitrim on 11/24/2005
If you find yourself in the city and you are looking for an amazing meal, make your way into the meat packing district and stop at Old Homestead Steakhouse where the service is spectacular and the meat melts in your mouth! Kerry C. - Palm Beach, FL
By ANGIEE711 on 11/8/2005
ITS ONE OF THOSE PLACES THAT U HAVE TO GO AT LEAST ONCE. THE FOOD IS GOOD NOT GREAT, THE SERVICE IS THE SAME. THE CREAM SPINACH IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE, RIGHT X, LOL THE PRICES ARE SOMEWHAT HIGH, I WOULD ONLY GO BACK IF I WASNT PAYIN.
The Classic NY steak house holds on 4 Ever
By freebird on 8/15/2005
Forget Peter Luger, The Striphouse, Morton’s and any of the other of the houses of more recent fame. If you are a true carnivore looking for the best steaks in NY this is the place. I am a Bronx native and Westchesterite who spends two weeks every other month working in NYC for my job which moved its headquarters to Boston after 9/11. During the last four years I have been eating at every chop house in the Apple and if you find a better cut of meat with the level of old world service that the Homestead can provide I haven’t found it. The atmosphere is dark and the wood paneling darker but if you want to eat like Bogey and Bacall did give this place a try. I recommend the Porterhouse.
By Londoner on 3/30/2005
Should have turned around and walked straight out of the door when we were greeted by a cold hostess but maintained our composure as we were told it was the best place for Kobe beef. Turned out to be a major disappointment as service was extremely slow despite a practically empty restaurant and numerous wait staff. Our waiter seemed to have disappeared to never never land shortly after our starter arrived. Took ages for the main course to appear only to discover that it was cold, medium rare was over-cooked and medium was extremely under-cooked. What a waste of good meat.
total waste of money
By LoveMySteak on 11/24/2004
2nd visit proved to be far worse than the first, 1st time there, they ran out of the kobe steak, 2nd time there i ordered a kobe steak for 2 and it came out luke warm, after waiting for my unattentive waiter to come by to no avail, i had to get out of my seat and find him, i kindly told him my steak was undercooked just not to sound like a pain, and if he could cook it some more, when he brought it back it was STILL luke warm, on top of that the steak was veiny and i had to chew it pretty hard. The drinks were very weak for the price and $4 for a west coast oyster? All i have to say is that i was born in the day time, but it wasent yesterday. Sparks,Peter Lugers and smiths are light years ahead 2 ppl $350 check plus tip (would have tipped more under different circumstances) definetly not worth it
By MikePrim on 11/23/2004
The food was ok.The shrimp were huge and very good,the garlic bread was the best ive had,not so much the bread,but the garlic sauce you dip it in.But as far as the steak goes,for the price your paying,Peter Luger is much better.
Cow's Gone MAD!
By Danalleva on 1/11/2004
The Old Homestead continues to be a REAL New York secret as well as a true to form New York dining experience. While service and décor can be improved (weekends often result in waiting thirty minutes and more for your reserved table and food coming out of the kitchen taking waaayyy too long), the meat and fish served here appear to be some of the freshest in the city. While the room has a casual feel to it, one gets a kick out of watching boro boys chow down on real meat while wearing ties. Food can also arrive not truly cooked to your liking, and one needs return items making the wait and the experience tying. The emphasis here is on good food, and trying to get you to drink the rather delicious bar drinks while you wait. The check will send you for the tums, but you’ll wake up the next morning feeling like you had a truly delicious meal.
Keep the place a secret from the hordes.
By USMC19661970 on 9/11/2003
Family celebrates various dates here about 6 or 7 times each year. Have never had a bad meal but once in awhile the waiter/waitress needs reminding. Reminding does not spoil meal and the Garlic Bread (alone) is good enough to get us in the door.
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