Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City
Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City

Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 2122429040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:45pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 11:45pm, Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Will provide our signature dishes in your home or venue.
  • Private Party Facilities: Old Homestead offers private dining space for parties of 15 to 200 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Carol Troche 2122429040

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 14th and 15th Streets
  • Public Transit: The A, C, E and L Subway Lines, to the 8th and 14th Street Stops
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Reduced rate parking is available with validated ticket at 422 West 15th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues.
A word from Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City
Classic Gotham Steakhouse located in the ultra chic Meat Packing District, established in 1868. The restaurant maintains it's strong relationships with their butchers, allowing them to get their first pick of beef. Nothing but prime dry aged meat - always has been and always will be. Winner of the 2006 Wine Spectator Award. Lobsters ranging in sizes from 4 - 13 lbs., sushi grade tuna, sockeye salmon, Colossal crab meat and shrimp so big they are referred to as small bananas.
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Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City reviews from OpenTable diners
198 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)fit for foodies (76)good for groups (54)neighborhood gem (52)notable wine list (50)romantic (42)hot spot (22)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)Show More
  • Table Avail? Beware
    EatMe
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Table available on OT? Beware. I suspect they overbook their tables. I thought it curious a 9:30pm Saturday was available but I grabbed it. When we arrived at 9:25, we were told 15 minutes. Which soon lapsed into 35+. We may also have been the only NYers there. Despite it all, food was so enjoyable. Get the green beans as a side - so flavorful!
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  • A Disappointing Nostalgia Trip
    Newry
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was for the most part good. However, one main dish was cold & took an excessive lack of time to be returned . By then the other 5 had finished their meals.The wine brought to the table was the wrong one. The service was slow. There is no comfortable waiting area for a table. The main dining rooms are not handicap accessible. A member of our party with an injured knee had to climb a very long staircase.The dining rooms are narrow, cramped & noisy. The only allowance I would make would be, "Never go on a Saturday night" I had fond memories of the restaurant from years past, but left disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BernVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Pretty restaurant with beautiful ceilings and nice bar area. Delicious food--perfectly prepared steak, delicious onion soup, fabulous clams- and good service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Its not what it used to be...
    NotableNewYorker
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Having been to the Old Homestead on several previous occasions, I was looking forward to going again. I was disappointed to see some of the letters on the neon sign out front had burned out and not been replaced. I was a few minutes early and was directed to the bar to have a drink prior to my 7:00 PM seating. I looked at the bourbon menu and ordered Jim Beam. The server said they didn't have it. When we were seated a few minutes later I was disappointed to see cheap placemats - not white tablecloths. No options on the menu for smaller sized steaks - a 10 oz filet mignon was the smallest so the females in the group had to order steaks they couldn't finish. Service was so so. For a $500 meal for 3 people, I will go elsewhere in the future.
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  • Solid 2nd Tier
    ElHombreLeche
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    They have great, well aged steaks. Sounds like a silly thing, but I don't think mine was seasoned at all (no salt or pepper). I had a beautiful rib eye with a great bone. I ordered it medium rare and it was served a bit over but still within the realm of "acceptable." All fine except for lack of S&P both on my steak and on the table. We started with a tower of seafood which was not top notch: lobster tails were hammered, raw oysters must have been sitting because surface liquid had dried however they were well cleaned and shucked, collosal shrimp were great, but lump crab had a certain flavor hint that suggested diaper. Accompanying condiments were a little spartan; just horseradish, lemon and malt vinegar (and not enough lemon).
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Homestead
    Danny
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The steaks at The Old Homestead were among the greatest we ever experienced. the side dishes were nothing special and the prices are high. We did not get any bread, which is inexcusable and the tonic soda for the gin and vodka was awful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Olde Time NY Steakhouse
    nicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good food. Good Drink. Good 100+ year old restaurant. Everyone should experience it at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hmmm....
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were so looking forward to our late lunch at this place. All was going very well until it didn't. What we realized happened is that staff BOLT out of there when their shift ends.....and there is a lag before the next shift is ready to take over. So after we finished our meal, we sat for quite a long time (more than 20 minutes!) without anyone taking away our dishes, leaving us with empty drinks, etc. We had to find someone to help us. By the time that they did offer us dessert and coffee, we were ready to get out of there. There are so many steakhouses in NYC -- so I am not sure I would give this one another chance (although the food, atmosphere, and initial service were quite good).
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  • Not what I spect
    DuquesaVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very good neighborhood, great location but the food was ok, we are meat lovers, nothing out of the world for the price that you have to paid!
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  • Jack
    Arkel99
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The steak is more than excellent. Only the wine list is expensive. As a European I see wines which are average priced normaly, expensive on there list. That last thing can be better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed a great dinner at this classic New York steakhouse. Our porterhouse for two was cooked to perfection. The choped salad is the best in the city.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • msdaisy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    GREAT MEAL ! EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME INCLUDING THE WINE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • How have I not eaten here before?!
    Kath
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I've lived in New York for 10 years and just now ate at The Old Homestead. Everything was amazing. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Old time flavor
    Rita
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Felt like back in time. Old world charm. Food was delicious. Would have liked a little more meat on the rib eye. But overall loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Too Notch Steak House
    SavResidentVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Never disappoints. Went with 8 colleagues and they gave us a round table to help facilitate the best conversation. 20oz Kobe Beef burger was great along with all the good we ordered. Great traditional steak place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RETURN from UK
    Puszek13
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    First visit in 1998 then in 2002 and 2004 for our pre-wedding meal and again this year 2014 for our 10th wedding anniversary. Still amazing and will continue to rave about this place to friends and through Facebook ! Wonderful food, wine and service!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid.
    Neighborhoodiner1VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything was delicious from the calamari and rock shrimp appetizers to the perfectly cooked rib eye. Wine list needs a little help, but overall this is a must go.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique steak
    BigKahuna3
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The bone in filet was the best steak I've had outside of grilling one myself. The bone attached to a filet was unique; they usually don't come with a bone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • steakhouse
    LotteHoff
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I came to this place and got the most service I have had in may years, a very nice surprise, and I can recommend it very much for seafood and steaks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food.
    Steakhouse
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    very good food. 2nd time here looking forward to going back.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a reliable favorite
    ChrisKfromWestchester
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We have eaten here for more than 30 years and it remains a favorite. Because of high prices, it is a special occasion restaurant, out-of-town fellow carnivores, retirement, and job-changing, congratulatory dinners. The staff are a hoot: classic old world attention. We never had to flag down a waiter; they are at your elbow in a non-obtrusive but attentive manner. Over the years, our ability of inhale large steaks has diminished so now we content ourselves w/ 14 oz. and a take-home-bag. The sides are their own entertainment. This is the only restaurant in the world where I have not felt that they stinted on the crab meat. I should also add, this is a cosmopolitan crowd. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Came for the steak - 5/5!
    carbonmonster
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I visited this place as I was visiting New York for business, and as New York is one of the contestants for having named the Porterhouse Steak, I could not pass up the opportunity to go and eat a good one. After asking around, I was referred to the Old Homestead. The Porterhouse is for two people only, but they do have a T-bone (practically the same thing). By default, that is a Cajun T-Bone, buy when I asked they happily made it without the Cajun for me. Excellent meat does not need all those spices, and excellent it was! :-D This is easily the best steak I ever had.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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  • Luck14
    Lucky14
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always a great meal . Classic old school steak house that's a must to go to.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Took my son there for the first time ... started a new tradition. Love this place!!
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  • incredible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    What an amazing establishment...since 1868. this place has every right to be pretentious and super dressy - but, thank goodness it isn't!! There are many reasons Old Homestead has been around for so long. I am so thankful for the time I got to spend there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing
    ddl15
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    What a huge disappointment. We went there to celebrate my husband's bday. It was like being part of an assembly line. No personal service whatsoever and mediocre food at best.
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  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Kobe burger will ruin you for life. It is so good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Daveari
    DaveAri
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The porterhouse was perfect. With such high expectations I was afraid I would be let down. That night they hit a home run. I was suprised when we received our menus the king prime rib was listed as a Friday and Saturday only. I asked our waiter and he said sometimes they do that and he couldn't understand why. Neither did I. The crab cake was over rated and I would not order again. The shrimp cocktail were the size of chicken legs. Very good but I don't think I order them again either. Overall the main floor dinning room is long and narrow but looks redone and it's very classy and comfortable. To sum it up the porterhouse was fantastic and I will gladly return.
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    fit for foodies
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Meat very good, like never tried. The persons at the tables not so friendly. Due to the cost, forbidden to have a glass of wine!!!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Special Dinner....
    BrooklynMan
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had been a while since I was at the Old Homestead. So I took my girlfriend there for a birthday dinner. We had an awesome "carnivore" dinner with a great bottle of wine. Service is great and the food is awesome. I don't think we will be waiting as long to do this again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Filet Mignon Burger!
    BillyKlub
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Best burger I have ever had! Well worth the $29.00 price tag........... Crave it at least once a month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Mikedespo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Love the Old Homestead. Great steaks. Sweet and sour calamari is unique and excellent. Try and sit upstairs as I always am disappointed by the set up downstairs. Upstairs is a bit more special.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Best Steak House
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Been here several times. The food and service is EXCELLENT. Great dinner spot for pre-theater and business dinners. Highly Recommend
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Rude, rude waiter
    MeTooVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Love the food here, but the wait staff needs to be less nasty. Felt like we were bothering him when asked questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Short wait with reservation. Very nice and attentive staff. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was delicious. My family enjoyed everything we ordered.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey but always great
    GrobeVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our waiter was great. Service tended to the kids like they were paying. Never a dissatisfied customer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Foods were wonderful and yummy! It was good ambience. I really enjoyed the Barbecue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Get the burger!
    TheGoochVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The 20z burger is amazing. No ketchup, no mustard, NOTHING. It's bliss.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food. Miss the bacon tots!
    LikeWhatILike
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Stumbled upon this restaurant last spring and couldn't have been happier with the experience... amazing food and service. Decided to do a repeat this year during another adventure to NYC. The food was still great, but our server wasn't the friendliest in the world. As we were finishing up our meal, we felt very rushed to pay and leave. For a "high-end" steak place, that's not what we expected, nor is it what we experience at other restaurants of similar caliber. Their steaks are great and portions are generous, so it's a great value if you've got a hefty appetite. They pulled the bacon tots off the menu though... they were amazing. When I asked about them, we were told that they may be coming back soon. A treat for you if they are!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic