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Posted by eastvillage on 02/23/2009
Came here years ago, before OldHomeStead renovated. The steaks were very good. Came here aoubt 5 years ago after the renovations, the steaks were good. Came here just recently, the steaks were TERRIBLE. They were cooked ok. The quality of the meat was very poor. The service was poor. I waited for way too long for a martini. Very sad, as it was once a good steakhouse. I have to agree with the general consensus here: do not eat steak at the OldHomestead, instead go home.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2009
the waiters were inattentive. we tried the kobe burger, which was supposed to be awesome, it tasted like a regular burger - nothing to rave about. we also the strip steak... ehhh... not to keen on this place
Posted by Anonymous on 12/09/2008
Had a reservation for 8pm on a Sat. night. We were not seated until 9:20. The waiter we had could barely speak a word of english and on top of that he was rude!! We were given bread with NO Plates to eat them on and waited forever for water. When the food finally came, the porterhouse which was ordered med came out very, very rare and the sirloin which was ordered med rare came out well. Their kobe bacon was nothing but pure fat and the espresso came out cold!! Best espresso this side side of Italy!?! Ha! Never again!
Posted by mariner on 11/18/2008
when you are out, sniffing the air for fresh, warm flesh and blood, head down to 9th avenue around the obnoxious meatpacking district. enter old homestead and kiss all the noisy MD away. take a seat at the bar, splurge in an expensive aperitif, go to your table, order some appetizers, shrimp, yes, don't forget to order shrimp, are you curious about their mozzarella/tomato salad?, it's the best, proceed to the entrees - pause. a heavenly outlined discourse of meat will appear in front of thine eyes - are you ready? go! i cannot possibly recommend any of the meat dishes enough, i'd say, pick randomly, or do the filet mignon au poivre, or the cowboy steak, or, or, or. the possibilities for pleasure are nearly endless. leave some room, for your own good, leave some room for that divine cheesecake and the earthy texture of the most amazing espresso this side of italy.
Posted by UWSider on 08/17/2008
After living in NY for 4 years we finally decided to try Old Homestead when friends came in from out of town. It was not good. The service was slow and disorganized, the food was completely mediocre. Our steaks were either undercooked or overcooked and were of inferior quality. Some at our table got the wrong cut and had to live with it - they confused a filet with a NY strip??? The worst part was the atmosphere and the clientele. We were seated next to a bunch of loudmouths like something out of the Sopranos. They were screaming and totally drunk! The best was when the stupid woman at the table asked for ketchup for her filet mignon and a "really, really sweet white zinfandel if you have it". I don't know which bridge or tunnel they came out of but they ruined our dinner. It's like dining at a VFW hall in Staten Island. PASS!!!!
Posted by anonymous on 06/23/2008
While the quality of the food is good,it is over priced compared to others.The decor is as old as the customers.It needs a revamping.One of my gripes is of all the steak restaurants I have frequented this is the only one that does not give you a bread basket.In fact if you want one it is listed on the menu for $7.00.Give me a break!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/29/2008
My friend and I couldn't find any other table around the Meat Packing District. We found one at this seemingly attractive Steakhouse. Prices are way to high: order any steak, you won't get anything else than meat in your plate if you don't order any sides. Maybe a NYC habit, but it never occured to us elsewhere. Service is rough but slow, the atmosphere noisy. At least the steak was fine.