Old Homestead Steakhouse Delights Las Vegas
of the newest restaurants "steaking" a claim
on the Las Vegas strip is Old Homestead Steakhouse, which recently
opened its first west coast location at Caesars Palace as a
key part of the property's two-year renaissance. Just a few
months ago, the resort introduced Old Homestead Steakhouse
with much fanfare as part of its continued effort to elevate
the traditional dining experience. This it does in spades.
new to left coasters, Old Homestead Steakhouse is an extension
of the lauded, well-established eatery located in New York City's
historic Meatpacking District. The Old Homestead design at Caesars
Palace pays homage to the original steakhouse in The Big Apple,
including the High Line dining area named after the old High
Line freight rail that brought meat to the district from 1934
to 1980. Las Vegas customers are, of course, also welcomed by
Annabelle, the iconic brown and white cow that has been greeting
Old Homestead customers for decades. The restaurant's 140-year
old reputation is founded on quality steaks, yes, but also high-brow
service and a plush, intimate décor. And, the Sin City
version of this old school steakhouse does not disappoint.
Homestead Steakhouse Las Vegas spans 6,000 square feet and offers
seating for 250 guests in its contemporary dining room. The
restaurant has areas for both public and private dining as well
as a spacious lounge and bar for nips and nibbles.
opted to visit Old Homestead Steakhouse for a weekend dinner
service, which had an impressive showing with a full house.
No surprise given how quickly word has spread about elegant
eatery that also boasts more than 15,000 bottles of wine among
its drink selections. Or, perhaps you prefer a crisp martini
Vegas style. For my part, a 2009 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch Pinot
Noir fit the bill perfectly that evening.
Chef Tim Henderson and his team expertly execute menu selections
that offer some of the same classic starters and entrees as
the original location. Not confined to just meat offerings,
the restaurant also features an incredible raw bar and seafood
dishes. In fact, my party started with the Shellfish Platter
($54 per person)-a mammoth tower of Maine lobster, king crab,
colossal shrimp and east and west coast oysters that made a
dramatic, head-turning entrance through the dining room with
its super-sized shellfish standing at attention atop a smoking
bed of dry ice. This appetizer is a meal unto itself!
alas, my party pressed on enjoyed an array of other starters,
including the Kobe Meatball ($20) served in a cast iron skilled
with a robust marinara and creamy ricotta cheese. The notable
size and scale of this massive meatball was no surprise given
the seafood platter experience, both setting the tone for the
portions to come. Next, we lightened things up with the gorgeous
Roasted Heirloom Beet salad ($17) served with arugula, goat
cheese, and a tangerine vinaigrette.
the entrée course, my party opted for three diverse selections
to taste the range of what Old Homestead Steakhouse has to offer.
First was the USDA Prime and dry aged 32-ounce "Lollipop"
Ribeye ($95), hand selected along with all of the restaurant's
steaks and chops by world famous butcher Pat LaFrieda, that
was cooked and served on the "dinosaur bone" to keep
it moist and tender. The butter coating used during the cooking
process created the perfect, highly flavorful crust that sealed
in the juices nicely. Of course, the meat was expertly prepared
and served at the doneness temperature exactly as ordered.
addition, our party ordered the Colorado Rack of Lamb ($62)-ever-so
sweet and incredibly tender-served with roasted garlic sauce
and, my must-have accompaniment, mint jelly. Adding balance
was the rustic Dover Sole "Meuniere", expertly deboned
and filleted by a staffer table-side-flaky, tender, and extraordinarily
tasty. To complement all of this, we enjoyed a cross-section
of sauces ($3 each): Béarnaise, Black Peppercorn, Bordelaise
and a Horseradish Crème. Then there was the decadent
Potato Gnocchi with Truffle Butter ($13) served as a most spectacular
side dish along with deep green and notably fresh Sautéed
at Old Homestead Steakhouse proved to be equally impressive...and
immense. The Big Fat Chocolate Cake ($10), just like Mom used
to make, was a big fat hit as was the homemade chocolate chip
cookie served warm in a skillet, topped with ice cream rolled
in white and dark chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel!
My favorite by far, however, was the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.
Enough said. Kudos to you, Chef Henderson, on a job well done.
a scintillating weekend nightcap after you've wined and dined
to your heart's content on the best Old Homestead has to offer,
head across the "Cleopatra's Barge" hallway to catch
the ever-entertaining, super sexy Matt Goss Show. Produced by
Robin Antin, creator of the famed Pussycat Dolls, this handsome
international singing sensation is backed by a nine-piece band
and gorgeous dancers that are a feast for the eyes. During this
high-energy, intimate performance-with seating available for
only 165 guests-Goss croons everything from throwback Rat Pack
tunes to the perennial favorite "Hotel California"
all infused with his unique brand of swag.
these inspired offerings, Caesars Palace has perfected the art
of "dinner and a show."
3570 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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