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Feb192012

Saturday Night Cheeseburger

Live, from New York, it’s Saturday Night Cheeseburger! Starring the Old Homestead Steakhouse and featuring the Ready for Prime Beef Player, Marty Wombacher! And now, please welcome our host, the Old Homestead Steakhouse!

Okay, as you see it's still light out and that's because we're headed out early. While bopping around the internet I found the following lunch special at The Old Homestead Steakhouse, check it out below.

All that for 22 bucks? It looks too good to be true, but it's only available from 1 PM to 4 PM, so today's Saturday Night Cheeseburger is actually happening in the afternoon. I went to the Old Homestead Steakhouse for the 365 bar crawl, I wonder if I'll see any familiar faces. It's only about five blocks away, so we'll see soon.

And here we are. The Old Homestead Steakhouse is a classic place, it's been on the block since 1868.

And check it out, "The Triumvirate of Beer Royalty," sounds good to me!

And so it's through the gold-leafed doors we go.

There's a small dining area overlooking the street in the front room as you enter.

And then there's the bar area, hey, I think I see a familiar face!

It's Robinson, the bartender who I met on my trip from the 365 bars dinner. He remembered me and said he had followed along on the bar trek. It was nice to catch up with him.

And Robert came up to say hello, he remembered me as well. This was a real reunion at the Old Homestead!

Looking up, I realized they had tin ceiling, I don't think I noticed that when I was here before. This is really a classic place.

Here's the long and somewhat narrow dining room. The fact that it's this crowded at three in the afternoon is a testament to how great the food and atmosphere is here.

Here's a shot of the other end of the highly polished wooden bar.

And as I return to my seat, the table is set. Saturday Night Cheeseburger is about to begin!

And here's the first course, a Caesar salad. Lots of grated cheese and crisp lettuce, a perfect starter.

And here's the main course, three mini burgers, with different toppings on assorted fresh rolls. They look fantastic!

Delicious and the roll is bakery fresh.

The Tater Tots are homemade and really crispy. I used them as a Palate cleanser between burgers.

Wow, that was a perfect meal. I'm full, but not stuffed and the burgers were top-notch. And the whole thing was just 22 bucks, best deal in the city.

Okay, one last look at the cow and we're off. Moo York, Moo York. See you tomorrow!

My Meal
I found the “Burger Diamonds” lunch special on the Old Homestead Steakhouse and it looked like a great deal for 22 bucks and it did not disappoint. What the special offers is three mini burgers: one made of Kobe beef, another chopped filet mignon and the last but not least chopped sirloin, they all have different toppings and you also get a Caeser salad and an order of Tater Tots, plus your choice of a beer or a glass of wine. So I ordered it an first up was the Caeser salad and it was crispy with fresh grated parmesan cheese and just the right amount of freshly made dressing. Then came the main course. The burgers were more like meatballs  and each one had its own unique taste and toppings. And the Tater Tots were really crispy and served as a good Palate cleanser between burgers.

The Old Homestead Steakhouse has been in this location for over a century and is a legendary and classic New York spot. In addition to 11 different cuts of steak, Old Homestead also offers: The Empire Cut of Prime Rib on the Bone; Colorado Rack of Lamb; Chilean Sea Bass and four styles of burgers. There’s also a raw bar and a large selection of appetizers including: Truffle Mac and Cheese; Crispy Kobe Bacon; Truffle Buttered Baked Potato and Oscar’s Buttermilk Onion Rings.

Cheeseburger Rating
Four Wimpy’s, great cheeseburgers and a great deal!

Old Homestead Steakhouse
56 Ninth Ave. (Near 15th St.)
212-242-9040


Further Reading: Time Out New York, TV Food Maps and Shecky’s.

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Surprise link, click on it...I dare you!

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Bonus Photo by Gene Rubbico!

The BBC were out in full force last night in Baltimore. Gene took this shot of Terry outside of the bar. I love that the sign just says, "Bar." Perfect! Great shot, Gene, thanks for sending it in!


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Reader Comments (16)

22 bucks for 3 burgers? Not bad considering I paid 20 bucks to a hooker in the 1990s in front of the Old Homestead (the streets were filled with whores in those days) who took me around the block to a darkened 15th Street where I found out she was a transvestite. I shrugged, she smiled, and I had some nice sex after that with her, or should I say, with him ;)

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMykola Mick Dementiuk

"I woke up this morning and I got myself a gun...I ate some homemade 'tater tots 'n said: 'I'm the Chosen one'..." - Tony Soprano

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

wow--homemade tater tots--rock supreme--I luve Caesar salad and the sliders--I'm in. btw--this is one of my Mom's favorite restaurants!!I want the $22.00 special now!! 1 to 4PM I am so in. Have a great day!!

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

King of Beef, or King of all White Castles?

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

@Mykola Mick Dementiuk: Nice story! To quote Ray Davies, "Girls will be boys and boys will be girls!"

@Jaws: Bada Bing...Tater Tot!

@Melanie: You should definitely check it out, it's all you need to eat for the entire day, delicious!

@csp: Definitely King of Beef! Or White Castles with a thyroid condition!

February 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

BURP !

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

The tater tots on the faux newspaper was a nice touch. Just the other day I was explaining to my son that it has been scientifically proven that newspaper print improves the flavor of fish and chips.

To quote Tina Fey, delirious in a state of longing, "I want to go to there."

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

@GENE: Excuse you!

@DaveW: I agree with the newspaper print theory! And I want to go back there!

February 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

You're making me hungry Marty!

BTW, I found this other rave review of the $22 Burger Diamonds special on the net. Worth a read for its description of each burger:

"Old Homestead Steakhouse in Manhattan’s fashionable Meatpacking District is starting a whole new trend in lunchtime dining: a complete lunch that sounds and tastes like a million bucks, but costs only $22.

At the center of this mouth-watering, $22 'Burger Diamonds' lunch is the troika of Old Homestead’s beef royalty: a Kobe burger, a filet mignon burger and a sirloin burger, totaling over a half pound of beef, each freshly ground upon order (the only thing fresher would be the cow sitting at your table), hand formed, grilled, served on brioche buns, heaping with distinct gourmet toppings, and accompanied by a Caesar salad, homemade tater tots, secret recipe chipotle ketchup, and choice of a glass of California chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon, or a frothy glass of domestic tap beer.

These aren’t just any diamonds in the rough: a Kobe burger, from pampered hand-massaged, liquor mash-fed cows and velvety burst-in-your-mouth flavor, smothered with caramelized Vidalia onions and Kobe bacon; filet mignon burger, the luscious aristocrat of beef topped with a crispy onion ring and white truffle porcini aioli, and sirloin burger, from prime aged beef, drenched with aged Vermont cheddar.

'It’s Fourth of July on your taste buds, and you’ll still have money left for a taxi back to your office, hotel or apartment, and for breakfast and lunch the next day,' Sherry said. 'Don’t waste time trying to find a better lunch value because it doesn’t exist anywhere else in New York.' "

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

The burgers looked great but where was the rest of the caesar salad?

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClacky

@Tom: Thanks for sending that review in, it's right on! Especially the part about it being one of the best deals in NYC!

@Clacky: Ha ha ha! I hear you, but believe me, along with the burgers and Tater Tots, it was plenty!

February 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

looks yummy.. I want the tator tots and I want them now!

@daveW you are so right.. on the f and c in newspaper.
and batter not breading and here's the kicker.. oooh my britty snottiness...real lard!
why bother with fish and chips if you arent eating them right...

I like to dip tator tots in ceaser dressing.. dont ask.. just a yummy thing i do...

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

Mmmmm! That food looks DELISH.

February 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@Gidget: The Tater Tots were a nice surprise, really good! I need to try the Caeser salad dressing on them, that sounds good!

@Biff: DELISH, it was!

February 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Wow, that looks like a great meal! You make me want to have burgers every Saturday, although this week we had some amazing homemade pasta and sauce (and Caesar salad!) at our friends' house.
I love the look of this place, it looks really cozy and inviting : )

February 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIsabella

@Isabella: Homemade pasta sounds great! The Homestead Steakhouse is a great place and has been on the block forever. This is the best lunch deal in town!

February 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

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