Old Homestead, New York
A large cow sculpture suspended in front of the brick façade marks the entrance of the Old Homestead, New York’s first steakhouse. Opened in 1868, the restaurant still evokes a masculine, old-school vibe with dark wood paneling, vaulted ceilings, plush red leather banquettes, and of course, enormous cuts of USDA Prime beef. Popular options include the bone-in filet mignon and the Gotham rib steak, paired with classic sides like creamed spinach and truffled macaroni and cheese. In addition to the steaks, the Kobe beef burger with homemade tater tots and chipotle ketchup is also highly recommended.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.