About Old Homestead Steakhouse- 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.

56 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Between 14th and 15th Streets

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 242-9040

Website:
http://theoldhomesteadsteakhouse.com/

Catering:
Will provide our signature dishes in your home or venue.

Public Transit:
The A, C, E and L Subway Lines, to the 8th and 14th Street Stops

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Old Homestead Steakhouse- New York City Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

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4.2

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4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
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Authentic (26)
Romantic (25)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Notable Wine List (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Casual (6)
Fun (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Seasonal (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Disappointed... I have been going to the Old Homestead for many years and have always had great food and great service. I went there after a long day at work on Dec 13, 2017. I had an 845pm reservation. I arrived at 845pm and was told there was a wait. They wouldn't honor the reservation. They explained a large party had come in and that everyone waiting at the time we arrived also had a reservation. They told us the wait would be 15 minutes or longer. We waited about 30 minutes, which I feel is unacceptable. We ordered our food and half of it never came. The waiter barely acknowledged us and when I realized they had forgotten half our food, I had to tell a different waiter that we just no longer wanted it. Not once did our waiter check on us or acknowledge the forgotten food. Just a very disappointing experience at a restaurant I usually rave about.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

As a CitiBank card holder, I saw a 3 course lunch special on Instagram. Salad, Ribeye or Salmon, Mashed Potatoes and dessert for $32. Food was exquisite service was good, and portions were large. I highly recommend this deal.

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·Dined 5 days ago

When we arrived was sit right away the food was delicious we had the rib eye for two. Service was good. We have been here numerous times . Went with friends and they enjoyed it to.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent cuisine and service but prices are prohibitive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We have been to many steakhouses and this one stands out! We loved the decor, the comfort of the seating, the attentive staff. We also loved the classic cocktails and menu! The food was exceptional, especially the velvety chocolate cake! Additionally, the staff was professional but friendly. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

great food, nice location, great value. everything perfect but the service. too few waiters .. asked for wine list to choose some wine by the glass, she came back when i already ate my fillet...

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·Dined 6 days ago

Great steak
Great beer - Sam Adams!
Awesome service
Got the filet and spinach
Will go back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had an excellent experience! The dinner was great and the service first class.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This used to be my favorite steakhouse in NYC. Service today was awful! When we checked in, the host had a bit of an attitude, then we waited about 15 minutes to order food. We were ready when they came in, so we ordered the drinks and dinner at the same time. Nobody came to us to ask how the food was, neither anybody came to us to clean the table after we finished eating. We literally had to waive our hands to someone to come take our plates away. The Mac and cheese was burned and dry, the cheesecake was not fresh and tasted a bit old. Very disappointed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Place was recommended to us by a New Yorker friend for beat steak in nyc! Had a lovely meal with delicious steaks! Enjoyed the steakhouse ambiance and really enjoyed our waiter Caesar! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Didn’t cook steak properly twice. Waitstaff attentive but kitchen pushing out poorly made food and sides. The place packs people in with their name and reputation but it’s far from what it used to be.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Calamari was robbery, steak was overcooked. Can understand the noise level as it is a very small venue. Overall disappointed

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I could not be more disappointed in my meal at Old Homestead. I go to steakhouses in NYC regularly, and, granted, have a decent bar for them. But Old Homestead fell so far short. The service poor, and, frankly, the servers were downright rude to guests. The wine was poor, the steak was lacking flavor, the mashed potatoes were bland. The best thing we ate was the shrimp & calamari appetizer. I will not be going back to Old Homestead, and neither should you.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Overrated, over cooked and over priced. This place is living off of their name serving dog food.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Steaks were incredible. So was staff. Raw bar very disappointing.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Don't go to this restaurant if you're from out of town!!!! Our waitress literally tripped over herself catering to specific male guests. We were not given special menu options, table wiping, or any other individual attention like others seated next to us.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Aged steak was very good, service was outstanding, and sides very good, thick bacon appetizer slices where incredible!!!
Overall very pleased.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server Sarko was the BEST! I have food allergies and he took such good care and paid such detailed attention, I couldn’t have felt more at ease! He’s really funny too! We shared the porterhouse which was amazing and barely needed to be chewed! The only downfall was that we had a reservation and one of the hostess gave our table away, leaving us to wait for an hour for a table. So we didn’t get our food until 10:30 at night! We were disappointed that we were not even offered a free drink for the trouble...

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The oysters were excellent, and the steak and fries were sublime.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, great service!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

If you are wanting an intimate dining experience with other people not in your party, this is the place for you. Food is good, service is average/good, ambiance needs work. Felt like we were at a fast food restaurant with two other couples flanking us on both sides. Defeats the whole romantic vibe. Food was good, but Won’t be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Lunchtime special, $29 boneless prime rib eye steak. Served with potatoes. Outstanding value.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

They weren’t able to cook my wife’s steak well done after two tries.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was delicious, especially the Chef's special bread preparation appetizer and the Kobe beef burger. Fries and onion rings were great. Service great, too; when I discovered a bristle from the grill cleaning brush in my steak, the waiter gave us a piece of cheesecake on the house. Nice!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The service was awesome. The ambient was perfect, the wine list was perfect for everyday people. The seating was ideal for our date. Your food is amazing. The lighting was just perfect for the ambient. Your staff was friendly, our server was right on point. Thank you for making this a great night for our 24th anniversary. We do be there again soon with our children.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food & ambiance were amazing. Expensive but worth the price. I highly recommend the calamari & bread plate as apps. Only thing I didn't like was our waiter - He was quite dismissive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Only thing impressive about the steaks were their size. Better flavor elsewhere. Host lied to us about other people checking in first resulting in their getting seated ahead of us. They were obviously regulars which is ok, just don’t lie to my face. I will tell my expense account salesstaff not to go there anymore.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving rush. Waited forever to find they gave my table away to wrong people. Service was very slow; others who arrived after us go served first.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving. Was amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Good service from a polite and attentive staff. The steaks were full of flavor and cooked to perfection

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

As always, steak was made to perfection. Service is friendly and excellent. Priceybut worth it. We always go here for special occasions. Never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great porterhouse steak. Better than Lugers and all the spinoffs.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I know it is common, but I have no use for a restaurant that won't seat me until my dining partner has arrived. I'm about to drop $200 and I'd like a seat, a drink and a bit of bread.

Pile on injury to insult (in this case) as I am then forced to wait 10 minutes for a supposed bartender to figure out how to make a Rusty Nail.

No need to go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Not as good as last time. My husbands steak was gristly, mine was nt hot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Still my favorite Manhattan steak house after all these years.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service is always top notch here. Food tasted fantastic. We both had filet. Only negative would be that medium rare, was actually prepared as very rare. One of my favorites.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The best prime rib in NYC!!!!
Everything was delicious, a nice place to have lunch or dinner.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I've been going to the Old Homestead for almost 50 years. The best prime rib I've had anywhere in the world. Service is always first rate.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent steak house that will not disappoint... meat is well cooked and has some of the beat flavour I’ve ever found in a steak!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Ok food. Overpriced for the quality. Service was so-so. Crusty waiter, who was not overly friendly.

Plenty of other steak houses is NYC, I suggest trying somewhere else.

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