Day 148—Sunday, June 6th, 2010
Old Homestead Steakhouse
Okay, last week I was interviewed by Frank Carmichael on his Happenings Q & A radio show on WLIP 1050 Radio out of Kenosha. It’s a fun and lively show and Frank is great interviewer. This was my third time on the show and it’s always a great time. During the interview Frank said that a recent guest of his was Greg Sherry who, along with his brother Marc, owns the Old Homestead Steakhouse in the Chelsea area of Manhattan. The reason Frank interviewed him is that the steakhouse recently had their 10 millionth customer served. And that person now gets a free dinner and drinks for two, once a week, for life!
I’ve walked past the Old Homestead many times, but never have gone in. It’s New York’s oldest steakhouse and there’s a bar in there. I think you know where this is leading...Sunday night dinner on the bar crawl! If you’re a vegetarian, you may want to skip this post, because I see dead cow in my future. Moooooo.
You gotta love the giant cow out front of the Old Homestead Steakhouse!
Ashley and Mary are the two friendly and lovely hostesses.
And when it's this crowded, you need two hostesses!
However, I'm walking into bars, not tables and luckily there's plenty of seats available. I see a stool with my name on it!
And Robinson, the friendly bartender wastes no time in serving up an ice-cold Corona. He also told me the full menu is available at the bar. Looks like this is the spot for the evening!
The Holy Trinity of every bar: Olives, lemons and limes.
A nice flat screen TV looms up in the corner of the bar for your viewing pleasure.
The steakhouse is known for its impressive wine list and here's some of the wine they stock.
And there's a full bar, but tonight I'm sticking to beer. And beef!
Speaking of beef, the table is set and it's getting close to the main event!
Alright, let the Sunday dinner begin! John and Yaro deliver my appetizer, Bang Bang Shrimp.
The dish is tempura-battered shrimp with ginger chipotle and ancho chili. It's the best shrimp I've ever had!
Next up is the Homestead Chopped Salad. I need a little green before the mountain of beef arrives.
Frank was seated next to me at the bar and was enjoying rib steak on the bone. It looks delicious.
Alright, here we go! Jose serves up the main course.
This is truffle mac and cheese. It could be a meal in itself!
Feast your eyes on this, I got the Empire cut of Prime Rib on the bone. It looks like it's going to melt in my mouth! I have to let Frank pick more places for my Sunday dinner, this was an excellent choice! Now let's see if I can eat the whole thing.
And I'm off!
Oh my God! One of the best Sunday dinners on the crawl so far! Now I'm going to go home and have a heart attack! Goodnight everybody!
The Old Homestead Steakhouse is definitely an old-school, traditional New York restaurant and bar. The wooden walls are dark and the space is cozy with tables in the back and a couple up front with a great view of Ninth Avenue. You definitely want to make a reservation, as this place fills up fast with hungry carnivores. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is casual and inviting.
The star of the restaurant is the steak and there’s plenty to choose from. There’s three different cuts of sirloin, four styles of filet mignon, ribeye, rib steak on the bone and porterhouse for two. Some of the non-steak items include: Chilean sea bass, grilled herb rubbed chicken, Colorado rack of lamb and a bourbon glazed pork chop. They also offer four types of burgers, including their famous 20 ounce American Kobe burger. The burger is legendary, but make sure you come on pay day, the price is 41 bucks!
The restaurant has a full bar you can dine at and an award winning wine list. It’s the oldest steakhouse in New York City, so stop by for a slice of history and a slab of beef.
Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 Ninth Ave. (near 15th St.)