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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4.3

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4.1

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4.0

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3.7

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (35)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Authentic (30)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Good for Groups (24)
Romantic (22)
Great for Lunch (18)
Cozy (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Casual (11)
Fun (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

There was some loud and strange fight between patrons at the adjacent table, which was very strange... The staff wasn’t sure what to do with them... Food was good, but my prime rib was a bit tough - perhaps too rare - but the filet mignon au poibre and ribeye with lobster and bacon were great. Lobster bisque was also very tasty. Still the prime rib wasn’t worth $60, given how tough and stringy it was...

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·Dined 2 days ago

Very good . Service excellent . No rush

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·Dined 2 days ago

The steak for two was the size of a steak for one, the creamy spinach wasn’t great. The carpaccio was small and underwhelming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner was amazing and timely. Our server was pleasantly impressive and kind.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The waiter on the second floor with the glasses on Valentine’s Day was a little rude. Made me feel uncomfortable because we aren’t drinkers or over eaters. On top of that I came all the way from Brooklyn ordered a huge steak and 4 sides. Asked them to wrap it and only the steak made it home with me. Which the only good thing about that was the bone for my dog. Great piece of meat but not seasoned good at all. I think the best in there was the bread I had to pay for because you guys don’t give complimentary bread which is absurd. We weren’t even offered a dessert menu which I’m probably glad because I would of felt uncomfortable sharing it with my loved one. Next time I know to call Ruth Chris or Mastros. Better atmosphere and all around better service and cuisine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excelente Gracias a todos que hicieron posible esta cena tan rica y amena. El filet mignon de otro nivel y el puré de papa wow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

This my favorite steakhouse in NYC. I go here every time I visit there. The food and service is always topnotch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 5 days ago

Best steak ever! Try the slab of bacon. Thing is unreal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It was my first time dining there. My son has frequented the restaurant and recommended that we have lunch. The food was AMAZING. I was so full and content when I left. We couldn't have dessert because we were too full. Definitely returning and recommending.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I've lived in New York my entire life and have never been to Old Homestead. I've indulged at Peter Luger's, BLT, Sparks, Striphouse, Uncle Jack's, STK - the list is endless, we love red meat. To celebrate an early Valentine's Day, my husband and I decided the time had come to try this old New York staple. How I wish we hadn't.

From the moment the iPad with drinks was plopped onto our table, I knew there was trouble. This wasn't some Times Square Guy Fieri establishment. Our Old Fashioned's had muddled maraschino fruit salad at the bottom - for anyone who has ever had an Old Fashioned, you know this is a huge no no and from there I knew where the rest of the dinner was headed.

Our waiter forgot what we ordered about 2 minutes after we placed it.. we got a steak, it is a steakhouse. My husband's Onion Soup was good - my caesar salad looked like something that came from a buffet and had sat for much too long. THE SECOND our appetizers were cleared, our porterhouse arrived at the table. It was obvious it had been sitting under a heat lamp waiting for me to fork the last of my wilted iceberg lettuce into my mouth. Our once medium steak was now medium well - no long warm - with no flavor. For $115, it was also the smallest porterhouse for two people I have ever seen. The garlic mashed potatoes were the one highlight of the meal and the asparagus were nothing to write home (or on Yelp) about. We normally enjoy a second drink over a steak dinner, but the sooner we could get out of there the better. We have not been this disappointed over a meal in New York in a long time - from the ambiance to the service to the drinks to the STEAK, it was just bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great as expected. I was seated comfortably at table 10. The food, bottle of wine and service was top notch. The whole evening was perfect except for the rain on our way out...should’ve stayed for after dinner drinks and waited for the rain to pass.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

I’ve been to the Old Homestead many times, but it’s the first time I’ve been back in 20 years. Great atmosphere, great food! My wife and I really enjoyed our dining experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

All 3 diners recognized the steaks we received were not of the quality we expected. In fact, we were all surprised at the inferior level coming out of a kitchen we have enjoyed before. The fact I had a gift certificate that stated to present to the floor staff before ordering had something to do with that. Any way, best of luck going forward. I know how difficult margins are, especially at a “Steakhouse “.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

I go there 3-5 times a year and the food is always great

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As would be expected the steak dishes are exceptionl and the portions worthy of the cost. There were some notable appetizers and salads. The Caprese salad and arugula salads are large enough to share. The homecut fries were excellent, well done but not TOO crispy, and again a large enough portion to share. The staeks were prepared as requested which is already an accomplishment in many restaurants.
A wonderful and historic location.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The service was impeccable! John the Host/sommelier, manager was a most wonderful gentleman and host! Very good wine selection, the Terrazas Malbec wonderful!
The porter House steak & the side of Slab beacon were a disaster. The porterhouse hard/tough, full of fat and nerve (50%) and the Bacon was 80++% fat!
Their quality, when it comes to steaks, has declined!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Really enjoyed everything, food was great, service was excellent. Great choice to celebrate my brother's birthday.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Complete disaster! made a reservation for a birthday party, waited more than 30 minutes to be seated, very loud, rude service! never ever

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Went for a Birthday with a group and the service was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Meh. Ambiance was great but food was not worth the money.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday here. We were both happy with my choice. He's a big meat lover, so it seemed like a no brainer. He LOVED the lobster bisque, and his filet mignon. Service was impeccable! Staff was very attentive, and when the sang happy birthday, they did so with very impressive voices. All in all great experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 2, 2018

No attitude from our old school waiter, who took great care of us. Everything you would want from a steakhouse, with acoustics where you can enjoy table talk without straining to hear.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great atmosphere one of our favorite places !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointing to say the least, paid $192 for dinner & would have got the same quality of food in a regular restaurant, this is nowhere near steakhouse level. They have one 1 unisex bathroom on lower level which is right beside where they stage the food which is highly unhygienic. When I asked for a drinks menu, the server shoved an ipad into my face. I ordered filet mignon with french fries, which they forgot the fries & had to ask the server again for them. My husband got the rack of lamb & neither of us were impressed by the quality of food. I dont mind paying for a good steakhouse but this was a complete waste of money, plenty better restaurants/steakhouses in Manhattan, my advise is save your money & eat elsewhere.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I had been to the Old homestead in Atlantic City, but never to this one. Expectations were met and beyond. Service was good and friendly, food was excellent. Six of us got a couple of appetizers, salads, entrees (mostly filet) and three sides. Food was uniformly good. The lobster mac and cheese was exquisite! Highly recommended

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 (London)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The steaks and side were delicious. Service was almost non-existent. Noise level was shouting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The food portions we're very big.
Place is pricey but worth the money.
A little loud. But overall. Very good meal

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Rude receptionist
Steak came pre cut and cold. $100 steak ruined and dry. What kind of steakhouse does this

Very disappointing expensive meal

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The food did not meet our expectations. The steak was not cooked as ordered and had to be returned. Many other discrepancies with our meal. I could not have imagined such a disappointing meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The waiter was terrible.
We were constantly ignored
Plates were never cleared
I have had better service at a fast food restaurant
It felt like a tourist trap
I will never go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great NYC spot to check out as it's a classic. Staff was friendly and the steak was delicious

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 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was my first visit to the restaurant, and it was both my birthday and a chance to try the Wagyu.

It was unbelievable, and I can still taste it!

I will go back, but can't do that too often!

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was just louder than I think it should be. The reason most likely was a Friday night, but overall everything else was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

They seemed to be in a hurry and asked about 5 times if we were ready to order while we were having a cocktail. The steak was rare when we ordered medium rare. They did not have the first 3 bottles of wine we ordered. Ambiance wa good but the steaks overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Drinks WAY overpriced and the waiter embarrassed me in front of my guest by asking for a bigger tip. Food good but never coming back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Excellent. One of the older steak houses in NYC - have been going for many years - never lets me down.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

A colleague of mine had referred Old Homestead... and it became one of the worst experiences of my life. I made reservations for myself and friends who own restaurants back home in upstate NY. I am not sure where the animosity our server displayed originated from, but I felt so embarrassed to have chosen this place for dinner. The vibe made me feel so uncomfortable to be in my own skin, as if we were outcasts of some sort... We decided to leave before placing an order.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Beefsteak and mozzarella cheese "salad" big disappointment. The mozzarella was too mushy and portion for the excellent beefsteak tomatos too small. Was much better in the old OLD HOMESTEAD.
Also the sides were disappointing to say the least. The creamed spinach not only did not taste fresh, but portion was small. We ordered two for a table of six, and was still left wanting.
The fried onion rings used to be an onion roll. Now its just boring Denny's type fried onion rings. Not that there is anything wrong with Denny's but at over $800.00 for six folks, we expect top of the line. This steak house has lost its luster. Although it was booked solid. with lots of noise.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My experience from the time I walked in wasn’t good but overall the place was busy and looked like it could of been a better experience. The bartender while waiting never took a drink order and their was plenty of time to do so. Just ignored us. The staff was awful and the table next to me dinning wasn’t happy either yet the table on the other end was treated great. Waiter never even came and got the check atlest the bus staff was nice. Maybe something was going on behind the scene. Food was ok again had expectations. Wasn’t amazing. Just not what I expected at all.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We have been to Old Hoemstead in Atlantic City and wanted to try the original. This place was Fantastic, it started with our amazing server. Each dish was perfectly prepared and delishous. If you like a great steak come here stay away from those other places this is the real deal

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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