Back in the ’80s there was a TV commercial for one of the fast-food chains that featured an older woman by the name of Clara Peller who took a look inside the bun and exhorted “Where’s the beef!?” It became one of the most memorable ads of all-time. If she were to go to the Old Homestead today, she’d no doubt be saying “HERE’S the beef!!”
Located in the heart of the old meat-packing district at 56 9th Avenue at 14th Street, the Old Homestead started serving meals just after the Civil War– 1868 to be exact–and claims to be the oldest steakhouse in New York City.
What you get is one sirloin, one ground filet mignon and one Kobe, all infused with just the right amount of garlic. What’s Kobe? Apparently some of the best beef on Earth from Japan. I mean the difference is unreal. You must taste it to believe it.
They advertise the lunch special as “the best in the city”–22 bucks–and when you consider Manhattan prices, that isn’t bad at all.