“Lets hope it was just a bad night because the location is great the the place has been wonderfully transformed physically.”
“The garlic bread, fried calamari, chocolate cake and NY style cheesecake were all excellent.”
“Our raw bar selection was good and fresh and the potatoes, spinach and mushrooms were the perfect compliment for a faboulous dinner.”
“The Tuna was great, though more pepper seared than sashimi, and the steak was perfectly cooked, if lacking slightly in fat.”
“So a selection from the fairly limited wine list was the go, and it was not a bad drop all things considered.”
“No doubt the food is pricey but for that special occasion its a good place to celebrate.”
“don't think I will be back, there are alot of other "Great Steakhouses" in better parts of Manhattan.”
“It was only 11:10 p.m. at this time and the meatpacking district was obviously in full swing, and there were certainly plenty of people still eating inside the restaurant.”
“great place for huge appetizers and monster filet mignon!”
“The service was slow but the amount of food you get, plan on taking your time and enjoying it.”
Great Steaks, amazing burgers. Price is fair considering the quality and location. Have to stop by every time I'm in the area.
Ignored. Me and my boyfriend had dinner reservations at the Old homestead a couple of weeks ago. We had 9pm dinner reservations and got there at 9:15pm. The host asked us to sit at the bar while they get our table ready. At 9:45 and not yet seated, I finally convinced my boyfriend to say something to the host. She had said she had called our name out "3 times" and no one answered, meanwhile WE WERE THE ONLY TWO PEOPLE AT THE BAR! When we finally got seated, the host handed us the menu. 20 minutes later, no one bother to even give us water or check up on us. We ended up walking out and going to ABE AND ARTHURS ACROSS THE STREET. SEEING HOW BUSY ABE AND ARTHURS WAS......I GUESS WE BOTH SAW WHERE ALL THEIR BUSINESS WENT......
Best steaks in nyc. been to the Homestead once, and it was amazing. not cheap, but worth it
Check the receipt. Food is always great as I believe this is NYC's oldest steakhouse or thereabout. This was my 6th time and for the 3rd in a row we had extra drinks / bottles of wine added to the check as well as appetizers. Beware...
Not as great as it once was.
But still very good.
With all the new steak houses in NY, I don't know if I'd put the Old Homestead on my "must go to list" but I wouldn't count it out either..
The Old Homestead' has the best Kobe beef burgers that I have ever tasted. The steak literally melts in your mouth. It is so flavorful, juicy and tender. It actually melts in your mouth. I love it.
Can't beat the awesome $19 Kobe burger lunch!.
I saw at The Old Homestead Steakhouse's website that my favorite beef - Kobe (made with hand-massaged and gourmet-fed beef) is being offered in a new lunch special, and on my next trip to the City, I hopped right on over! Just as I remembered, the burger was bursting with flavor, the tator tots perfectly seasoned, the Caesar salad very fresh (I especially love the dressing! wish they would bottle it!), and the Cabernet exactly right. I can't believe it was all for only $19!
It's nice to know that I don't have to consider the Kobe burger just a treat anymore - I can definitely afford it much more often. I highly recommend it.
Food drastically overrated.
First time I have been motivated enough to review a restaurant - I really don't get these reviews. I live in the neighborhood and my wife and I stopped by here for the first time tonight, expecting greatness, based on reviews, both from the internet and our friends.
Steak - completely - unimpressive. I ordered the 18 oz sirloin, medium-rare. It came medium, which is an error, but not fatal. The main problem was the meat - it was shrink-wrap/supermarket quality, and I swear it had not been aged, at all. Simply not a good cut of meat.
You can get a MUCH better steak, across the street at Chelsea Market. There is no excuse for a steak at this price (which although not exorbitant, is up there) not being noticeably better than what you can get at your local butcher.
The seasoning was average, not spectacular, certainly not enough to overcome the cooking error and the toughness of the meat.
The macaroni and cheese side was good, but if truffles played any part in this "truffle mac 'n cheese," I couldn't find it.
I can only conclude that this restaurant is reviewed well because: (i) the quality has for some reason gone down; OR (ii) people are deluded by the reputation and are over-hyping the food.
I cannot recommend this restaurant. You would be better off going to your local butcher and getting a high-quality, aged steak. Season it with salt and pepper, take care not to completely kill it, and you will get a better result than what I was served at this restaurant.
WOW! What A Steak.
Wow. Old Homestead has the best steak I have ever tasted. The steak literally melts in your mouth. It is so flavorful, juicy and tender. I love it. Also, the side dishes are great, especially the mac n cheese.
The staff is fantastic and the drinks are made to perfection. It doesn't get any better than this. Although the prices are a little high, it is well worth the money spent. I definetly recomment Old Homestead as a steakhouse that MUST be tried.
I like my steak juicy, tender and somewhat bloody. I ordered a medium steak and it was cooled to perfection, came already cut and the mashed potato and broccoli sides were delicious.
We topped it with a fresh Bordeaux and it was a truly memorable dining experience. Impeccable service.
Really gone downhill.
I'm giving them 2 stars out of courtesy - and because the food tasted good. BUT - really it's more than they deserve. My littany of complaints:
(a) we were sat upstairs where the accoustics are AWFUL - it's the city, space is at a premium, I get it, but with tiny tables on top of each other I could still barely hear my SO and heard way too much of the people around us, (b) bus boy was surly and sloppy - spilled ice and water all over our table when he THREW the water into our glasses and only cleaned it up because we asked him to, (c) had to ask twice for the wine list, (d) wine glass was dirty and after they switched it out they left the dirty glass on the table for the entire meal, (e) the steak was not hot when it came to the table - REALLY?
It was a lot of little things. I don't know if I'll ever go back and this had been our special place. I heard from the table next to us that they were featured on the Food Network - maybe that's why they were so busy they could ignore the details. This isn't McD's - you're dropping big bills on what should be great food coupled with great service.
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