Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 727-1637
Old Homestead Restaurant
Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Burgers, Barbecue, American, Hot Dogs, Steakhouse, Bar & Grills
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
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07/05/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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......
10/23/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
09/11/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
08/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
08/16/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
08/10/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
THIS WAS MY FIRST VISIT TO THIS NY LANDMARK. THE ATMOSPHERE IS GREAT AND THE SERVICE IS BEYOND EXCEPTIONAL!
MY ONLY GRIPES WERE THAT THE COFFEE WAS BAD AND THE DRINK PRICES WERE A BIT ON THE ""STEEP"" SIDE. (A MODEST SIZED MARGARITA COSTS $17/SCOTCH ON ICE WAS ABOUT THE SAME)
THIS DIDN'T BOTHER ME HOWEVER IT IRRITATED MY WIFE. I WAS THEIR SOLELY FOR THE EXPERIENCE.
I TOLD HER TO ORDER THE FAMOUS $41 KOBE HAMBURGER BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T LIKE STEAK. IT WAS VERY BLAND AND EXTREMELY LARGE ESPECIALLY FOR ONE PERSON. IT WAS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT WOULD NOT APPEAL TO THE AVERAGE PERSON. YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE A ""BEEF CONNOISSEUR"" TO RESPECT IT'S UNUSUAL QUALITY.
THE SHRIMP COCKTAILS WERE ENORMOUS. I LOVED IT. I NEVER HAD A SHRIMP THAT LARGE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. I ORDERED THE 18 OUNCE NY SIRLOIN. IT WAS PERFECT.
OVERALL WE HAD A FABULOUS TIME. THE WAITER WAS AMIABLE AND VERY COURTEOUS.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND OLD HOMESTEAD TO ALL WHO HAVE A YEARNING FOR A FINE NY DINING EXPERIENCE!