Old Homestead Steakhouse- New York City

4.3
3616 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
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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  • Limited number of seated diners
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  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was abrupt punctuated by poor service. Waiter hovered offer my check. Meal was okay, appetizers were good.

Previous experiences were better but just okay.

Step it up friends. No need for non attentive waiters who are pushy about the check.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was lackluster. We were so excited to eat there, but sadly disappointed. The bread was stale and flavorless. The butter was frozen. The salad didn’t have enough dressing. The steak didn’t have enough salt and flavor. The service was fair. Definitely not worth the price.

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vipKwong29
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and Service were on point. Indoor seating was very crowded. They accommodated and moved us outside.

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vipPatty
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant but disappointed they added a 20% service charge without warning .. then suggested on the bill we leave an 18% tip. Do waiters not get the service charge? We tipped but both charges took our bill from $496 to almost $700 for a family of 4. If the service charge is posted somewhere we didn't see it. Makes it hard to visit as often as we'd like.

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MalcomB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Legit, probably the best steakhouse I've ever been to. Flawless food every single time. My only gripe - expand the champagne list available by the glass.

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CynthiaB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good. Drinks were great. Service was wonderful! Definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My first time there. The steak was not tender. The server did not pay attention to our requests. I was quite disappointed. Noise was level very high.

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EmilC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This dining experience was 2nd to none. From the service to the music that was playing, it was Tier 1. The lamb was perfect and the wine selection is impeccable.

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KalaniH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time and the food was fantastic! Perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious anniversary dinner with great service!

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ReyB
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to OH for the steaks which didn’t disappoint but the French fries were dry. They must’ve been in the freezer for a very long time then fried. All in all was a great meal just not ordering the fries next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I searched “top ten NYC steakhouses” and found Old Homestead. I was in charge of making plans for my friends b-day, and set the reservation up at this place. I was so embarrassed when we arrived . This place is a run down mess. The food is ok , but the overall experience is an immature , loud and drunk crowd in a run down venue. I would compare this place to a diner.

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Edgewater
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steak ( taste, flavor, service, side dish ) everything is perfect. but the high price is only weak point.
Next visit to New York. I also go to Homestead steak house .
A+++++++++++++++++++

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gmac1124
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready as soon as we arrived (with reservations via Open Table). Ambiance is very nice, great service, excellent steaks! We both had the Legendary Ribeye- one medium, one medium-well… both were tender and cooked to perfection! The garlic mashed potatoes were delicious and not overly garlicky. We shared a slice of the infamous chocolate cake and it was amazing. It’s not quite as “heavy” as it looks in pics and although we were full, we were able to eat all of it. The meal is slightly on the expensive side, but still reasonable in my opinion - the experience and the food is well worth it.

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vipSethB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the ribeye for two and the lamb. Both were excellent.

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vipBillK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Server spilled my beer all over the table and seat pouring it.
He also questioned double zero Heineken was actually a one zero and maybe I asked for it incorrectly twice.
Steak was average minus
A guy joined a table across from us and screamed talking it was so loud and piercing We could not have a normal conversation ourselves.
My fries were not delivered as ordered “crispy” they were barely cooked.
Not a fan

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not great service but a pleasant atmosphere. Food good but $550 for 4 without wine seems high. Would go somewhere else next time

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vipRed5
New York Area
136 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a classic and staple of NYC! I had very high expectations because of the reputation of the restaurant. The server was a tenured server who knew the menu but neglected to tell us anything about it. We asked for a suggestion and he gave us one. I would have appreciated a bit more interaction with us, but I also understand that he was busy and had other tables in his section. The food was fine, but nothing I couldn’t get elsewhere with more personable service. If someone invites me back I would be happy to come back, but I won’t be rushing back here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was presented well but steak was cold and not done well at all. My son had the fm hamburger and loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Steak was cool when it arrived. Cold a minute later. Enough said.

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vipfoodcritic
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The prime rib was perfect!

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vipJohannaH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise as we explored FlatIron, a truly traditional steakhouse with selections and portions of a bygone era. It was wonderful, and the people who work there are so very nice.

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Adrianna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food, ambiance and wait staff
/ service just made me feel like it was targeted to the tourist. I won’t be returning or recommending.

More inclined to spend my dollars and special occasions at Keen’s and Strip House.

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AimeeB
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

For the amount of money you spend at this restaurant you would expect the food and especially the service to be worth it, very sorry we decided to celebrate a special occasion here.

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Paula
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Service outstanding! Greater waiters in NYC

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Joey
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Waiting staff wasnt so friendly. I had gotten the A5 waygu steak $350 the price was fine but the crust on steak tasted like it was bathed in popcorn.. wasnt worth it i thought. Rib eye on bone my mother and girlfriend got delicious.. mac and cheese sub-par too..

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AlexN
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Steak was cooked perfectly, but under-seasoned. If I'm going to be spending that much for a cut of meat, I'd expect there to be some seasoning or at minimum salting of the meat prior to it hitting the pan.

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vipJMaz
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Been going here since I'm 15, food is consistently great, still some of the best steaks in the city

Only minor point was our server wasn't as attentive as she could have been. But individuals are always a chance, not enough to not go or recommend

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AnneD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food better service. Come early when it’s empty for a quiet date.

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BKwilli
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’m sorry to report I was very disappointed in my recent dining experience at Old Homestead. For years, I raved to my family about the steakhouse experience, describing my last visit to Old Homestead at least a decade earlier as one of my most favorite restaurant memories. For Mother’s Day, my husband decided to treat us. We made the reservation weeks in advance. We arrived on time. About three thirds of the menu items we wanted, they were out of. How do you run out of mashed potatoes and horseradish sauce in a steak house by 9:00PM? The waiter had to be asked repeatedly for items. Our head waiter was friendly, but just not on point. The steaks arrived cold. One had to be sent back for additional cooking. Overall, we enjoyed each other’s company, but Old Homestead did not live up to its reputation.

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PaulS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Underseasoned food. Server Nelson was extremely slow. Disappointed.

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RichL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Was very underwhelmed by the food and service. There’s a detailed review on Yelp

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STAN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Overall, the restaurant isn't bad but our waiter wasn't up to par. We dine out A LOT and we have both positive and negative experiences, most of which lies with our interaction with the waiter. Every restaurant owner should understand that the bulk of the customer's review is at the mercy of the waiter/waitress and hiring people who are incapable of connecting with customers is a huge problem.

The waiter slammed items on the table, reached over people, his tone at times was curt and overall, did not give us a positive experience. Since we were in a smaller section to ourselves (at first) We asked the waiter to turn off the A/C upon entry because it was so cold and we had a baby with us. Moments later we had to put the baby's coat on. My eldest daughter also asked to switch seats with me to avoid getting hit with the cold air.

It was our first time there, perhaps it was a one-off day but it doesn't leave us with a desire to return.

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ViolettaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you! We enjoyed family dinner! Great food and service as well. Beautiful place

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chrisC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I ever had!!
Great Food!!!
Very Professional!!!

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vipBernardoC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monster ribeye for 2 is amazing, plus clams and carpaccio are a great way to start the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always !!!

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ToriD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Obviously it isn't a cheap night out, but so what! The food is awesome and well worth it. We got the garlic bread, meat ball, and calamari as appetizers. They were all good but if you just get one I definitely recomment the garlic bread wow it was awesome and came with a delicious dipping sauce. I got the colorado rack of lamb for dinner, and we split multiple sides. The lamb was amazing. You get maybe 6 chops, and some mashed potatoes with a delicious sauce, I highly recommend. The truffle mac and cheese was amazing! I don't like creamed spinach so it's no fault on them that it wasn't my fave. We got the hash browns too but I would say skip that because a lot of the entrees come with a small potato side. Some come with just the meet so be warned. We got dessert and I highly recommend the creme brulee. My friend got the cheesecake and loved it! 10 out 0f 10 recommend and will absolutely go back there again for a special occasion or a treat.

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vipRose
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

I've been going to The Old Homestead for years and years and have to say in the last couple of years have been mildly disappointed. The service is just not what it used to be. We used to feel really taken care of when we went there; the waiters were REALLY friendly and attentive to our needs. This time, the waiter was nice enough but I I had to ask for the salt and pepper and a knife to cut the chocolate cake in half (we'd already asked for two plates) and we had to return a carving knife as it was very dirty. The knife was replaced, but with no apology, as if it were normal to spend a couple of hundred dollars and get dirty silverware. Before the cake, I had to ask the waiter to please clear the table (my friend is mentally ill and his place was fairly dirty.) The waiter simply cleaned up some of the debris and then put a placemat over the rest.

For me, one of the experiences of going to the Old Homestead, was that you could be assured that the waiter would really want to take care of you and be friendly at the same time; I'm sorry that I didn't feel that way this time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food at this historic and wonderful restaurant!

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Old Homestead Steakhouse- New York City does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Old Homestead Steakhouse- New York City is rated 4.3 stars by 3616 OpenTable diners.

Old Homestead Steakhouse- New York City does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/product/giftcard-design/.

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