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Old Homestead Steakhouse

56 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10011
nr. 15th St.
212-242-9040

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

58% would go back.

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Vintage Steakhouse Feel

By colpo on 5/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Last time I went, I messed up and ordered the "Chelsea Steak", a wet preparation with peppers and onions. It was very good, but you lose the crust that's essential to ordering steak at such a place. I'll go back to my strip standby next time. Meat is excellent, as are the assorted sides. Great atmosphere. The servers can be a little too up in your face - they either keep too much distance or they're hounding you. The west side location also very much works for me. For me, it's third to Jordan's and Luger's (in that order).

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202 out of 406 people found this review helpful.

Dated; better steaks elsewhere for less

By zeecee on 3/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

We used to go to this place for years when we wanted steak, but it became more and more filled with people from other boroughs as trendier and better places arose in the neighborhood. For steak we now go to The Knickerbocker. Old is the operative word here. Nothing feels as if it's aware of the changes, but they maintain hefty prices. Just got tired of it. A dark, clubby feel, but it's had its day.

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257 out of 447 people found this review helpful.

Underrated! The Best

By ssherry on 2/26/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

this place is not given its due credit. It is the TOP stakhouse in Manhattan and the only thing that comes close to comparing is Lugers. while most steak houses are suffering right now, you would think the recession doesnt exist inside the homestead

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212 out of 444 people found this review helpful.

manly yes, but i like it too !

By tastebud on 1/27/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

you don't hear much about the old homestead restuarant anymore , but it is the best steakouse in the city. it has a sort of cigar and big fight night [boxing] atmosphere without the smell.the food is great , my partner and i love the porterhouse for two, always cooked just right but you must start with the crabcake , pure crab!,or the shrimp cocktail, i have never seen shrimp this big. Don't forget the garlic bread, light like lady fingers only you may forget your manners when dunking into the creamy garlic sauce, to die for.Everthing is alacarte so don't forget the garlic mashed potato's, fried onions and creamed spinach. Sorry, we never seem to have any room left for dessert but if it's half as good as the dinner you will love it.

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