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Old Homestead - Experience

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Old Homestead - Experience

Monty | May 20, 2005 12:32 PM

Went to Old Homestead last night for a client dinner. It's the first time I've been back there since they renovated. It didn't look too different from what I last remembered. The outdoor seating seems nice, but I'm not into eating a big ol steak on the sidewalk. The hostesses were very accommodating (i had to push back my reservations twice). We were seated in a nice corner banquet table. The waiter tried to sell us garlic bread to start. Last time I remember, the bread before dinner was free and immediately brought to the table. Anyhow, no bread. I didn't mind too much because I was really looking forward to the steak! I tried to order a $56 bottle of wine but they ran out. They were quick to try to sell me the $90 bottle, though. The wine list was decent if not too expensive. I've been to OH roughly 10 times in the past and this is the first time the waiters weren't up to par. They probably smelled expense account. Now on to the good stuff... The onion soup was very good. Great flavor, texture could have been a little better, but overall delicious. The calamari was tender and the batter was perfectly light. I had the Gotham Rib eye which was superb. Great char and flavor, perfectly cooked, and HUGE (36oz.)! My colleagues had the sirloin which looked great as well. The steaks were anywhere from $35-39, apps $8-14. This is definitely not a cheap place. I'd go back but definitely beware of the waiters.

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