Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City
56 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011Neighborhood:
SteakPrice: $50 and over
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
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.Continued
Foodspotting photosSee all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City - Best Restaurants in Meatpacking District ›
Old Homestead Restaurant - New York City reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since June 23, 2014
- Ambiance4Noise LevelModerate
special occasion (113)fit for foodies (74)neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (56)notable wine list (50)romantic (42)hot spot (30)great for lunch (22)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (3)Show More
- Does not respect reservationsOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/18/2014Went to the restaurant this past Saturday after making 8:30 reservations at least two weeks earlier. The place was completely packed with people waiting - they told us to wait 15 minutes and it took an hour and 15. I checked open table and reservations STILL looked open so it's clear they just don't manage reservations at all and purposely overbook, knowing how hard it can be to find a replacement for dinner that late in meat packing. They didn't apologize or offer us a discount or drink. Definitely will not go back. There is much better service elsewhere - try lugar or palmsSpecial Features:
- 2nd visitNew2nycDined on 10/18/2014Had another great experience here. Food is exceptional!!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A Great TimeOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 10/17/2014In brief, great food, extensive menu, humorous waiter, had to shout across the table but that was part of the fun. Enjoyed!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/17/2014Old Homestead being close to the meat packing disctrict is not stuck in the past, it simply stays close to its roots and what it's good at. The meat was succulent, tender and perfectly done. Our daughter had a burger and again no complicated additions to make it into something it should not be. The desert was perfectly aligned with the best cheesecake of our week in New York, the full textured the cheese with a creamy sensation at theend. The wine was a little find too, hidden in th least section with 5 French reds look for the 2009 Medoc, which at $53 is probably underpriced compared to the rest of the list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good atmosphere for a good steak!daveDined on 10/13/2014Low noise level,so you can speak when you eat. Good steaks and hamburgersSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- cold foodmrpdudeDined on 10/12/2014the spinach was cold and the meat also. we payed way to much then it was worth. will never ever go there again
- What a find!EbotDined on 10/11/2014The Old Homestead was a tad pricey, but the food was well worth it! The staff was courteous and attentive and it was packed with New Yorkers! Loved it!Special Features:
- Searing Steers since 1868HydroxDined on 10/11/2014This place is just what you would expect given it's history. Sitting in the heart of the Meat Packing District and serving up beef since 1868 which is the same year Edison applied for his first patent, Wyoming became an official Territory of the US, and the 14th Amendment was ratified for some perspective. The atmosphere was busy and you could almost imagine the place more than 100 years ago being very similar. The beef was excellent, the service was very good. Our waiter was efficient, personable and funny. The portions are HUGE. Do split the 19oz Filet, and get the blue point oysters with enormous prawns. Reservations were smooth with Opentable, we were seated within a few minutesof our reservation. I wholeheartedly recommend dining here.Special Features:
- DinnerbellDined on 10/10/2014Had a friend from Berlin visiting for the evening, staying in meatpacking district. Suggested that we have dinner there and it was fabulous! Nice steakhouse atmosphere, attentive, but not intrusive.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Marvelous, wonderful, superbJoanVIPDined on 9/30/2014This is what every restaurant should emulate--extraordinary meal from imaginative salad to perfectly prepared garlic bread, then, the centerpiece, porterhouse steak for two--flavorful, generous, grilled to perfection. On to creamed spinach then a superlative chocolate cake. Waiters are skilled, gracious, attentive without hovering. Worth every penny (lots of pennies!).Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great foodTommy1Dined on 9/27/2014Great food and atmosphere. Much noise from the other tables ruined some of the evening for us who went there with 2 teenagers.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent food !!!New2nycDined on 9/27/2014Walked past this restaurant many times in the last year. It exceeded all expectations. Good was delicious and server was very knowledgable!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RAYKAMDined on 9/27/2014Being a fan of Ruth Chis Steaks, I wanted to try Homestead. Hands down, Ruth Chris remains my favorite....still. I was not overly excited over Homestead. I felt the steak was average and overpriced ---I opted out for the 40 oz rib steak for 2. It was not 40oz and the steak was , at best, average. Service was ok and where we dined,the Library upstairs, was tight with the tables pushed against each other. Oh yes, we had the salad wedge...it was good...but at $15....mmm.. a bit overpriced. Got to say, I will continue to get my steak from Ruth Chris, until something else comes up.Special Features:
- Good time at the Old HomesteadBK88Dined on 9/27/2014Had a family reunion of sorts on 9/27/14 at the Old Homestead. The food was good but the company was better. We went all out and had a tower of seafood appetizer. Huge shrimp, oysters, crab meat, lobster tails, and baked clams on the side. Really nicely done. Gotham steaks for just about all. A good steak but there are better in town. Sarko (?) our waiter was fantastic. Extremely warm and friendly. Joked around with our ruckus group. Very attentive. Desserts were good and the coffee better. But it ain't cheap.Special Features:
- One wordEdwardJDined on 9/26/2014Fantastic Our meal was outstanding Appetizers perfect Steaks cooked exactly to order Great wine Service on pointSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good FoodTommyVIPDined on 9/22/2014My first time at this lovely place. The best Mac & Cheese I have ever had. The prices are worth it!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Scratched an itchjohncn47Dined on 9/21/2014Used to pass this place often, 40 - 45 years ago, when I'd come to visit Mom who lived around the block on 13th St. At that time this was the only establishment of note left on 9th Ave. which was composed primarily of cobblestone and still had rail tracks running through the pavement, a throwback to the meat packing districts generous commerce of days hence. I suppose I spoke of this place often in my reminisces to my Godson for it was among my favorite memories and one regret that I had in life ... never having dined in the great old establishment. Well, call it a bucket list item, scratching an itch or just a token of love from a Godson to his Padrino on his birthday we finally made that date at the Old Homestead - it was worth the waitSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Table Avail? BewareEatMeDined on 9/20/2014Table 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!
- Slow WaiterJHK3Dined on 9/20/2014Front desk Bartenders and staff were excellent, Butttt. Once we got to table service was slow and sometimes no where to be found. After Dinner ordered coffee and after 15min gave up and just asked for Check. a shame since the rest or the dining experience was very niceSpecial Features:
- A Disappointing Nostalgia TripNewryDined on 9/20/2014The 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:
- The worstipotexasVIPDined on 9/20/2014I've eaten at many restaurants in NYC and this restaurant was the worst experience ever. The maitre'd was condescending, the waiter could care less. The food was just ok. Big waste of a Saturday night!
- BernVIPDined on 9/19/2014Pretty restaurant with beautiful ceilings and nice bar area. Delicious food--perfectly prepared steak, delicious onion soup, fabulous clams- and good serviceSpecial Features:
- Its not what it used to be...NotableNewYorkerDined on 9/17/2014Having 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.
- Solid 2nd TierElHombreLecheDined on 9/15/2014They 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).Special Features:
- Old HomesteadDannyDined on 9/12/2014The 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:
- Classic Olde Time NY SteakhousenicknameVIPDined on 9/11/2014Good food. Good Drink. Good 100+ year old restaurant. Everyone should experience it at least once.Special Features:
- Hmmm....LucyVIPDined on 9/11/2014We 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).
- Not what I spectDuquesaVIPDined on 9/8/2014Very 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!
- JackArkel99Dined on 9/7/2014The 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:
- Fabulous dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/6/2014We 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- msdaisyDined on 9/6/2014GREAT MEAL ! EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME INCLUDING THE WINE.Special Features:
- How have I not eaten here before?!KathDined on 9/6/2014I'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:
- Old time flavorRitaDined on 9/6/2014Felt 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:
- Too Notch Steak HouseSavResidentVIPDined on 9/4/2014Never 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- RETURN from UKPuszek13Dined on 9/4/2014First 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:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Solid.Neighborhoodiner1VIPDined on 8/30/2014Everything 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.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Unique steakBigKahuna3Dined on 8/26/2014The 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:
- steakhouseLotteHoffDined on 8/25/2014I 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 steaksSpecial Features:
- food.SteakhouseDined on 8/23/2014very good food. 2nd time here looking forward to going back.Special Features:
- a reliable favoriteChrisKfromWestchesterDined on 8/22/2014We 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: