Old Homestead Steakhouse grows legend in Vegas

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It was the final Sunday of the NFL regular season and the end of a long, two-week grind of bowl games. I was in a very good mood as my Pittsburgh Steelers found their way into the NFL Playoffs with the help of the Buffalo Bills and now the Cincinnati Bengals.

Pittsburgh was also my Biggest Play of the Football Season making both myself, and my clients extremely happy. A celebration was in order and since I didn’t go out on New Year’s Eve because of the College Championship Playoff games, I owed my wife a night out.

We went to Caesars Palace for the night as we booked a suite and were going to have a nice dinner and enjoy the Las Vegas Strip. To put it in sports terms, New Year’s Eve was rained out and this was the make up date of the game. So for dinner we decided to eat at one of Caesars fine restaurants, the Old Homestead Steakhouse.

The original Old Homestead Steakhouse in New York City was established in 1868 and is a landmark. In typical old school tradition the steakhouse has deep dark wood and burgundy leather booths, giving you that perfect romantic setting for dining with that special someone.

We started our meal with their Steakhouse Wedge Salad, which was excellent. My wife went with the Black Angus Beef Filet cooked to the desired temperature she requested. For me, I was between the Bone-In Rib Eye and the Bone-In N.Y. Strip.

If given the option between bone-in or boneless I will always order the bone-in version as your steak will always be more flavorful. Trust me on that, as my dad owned a meat packing plant. I went with the Bone-In N.Y. Strip and was very pleased with my choice.

My steak was cooked perfectly and the seasoning was great. We ordered a potato as our side dish. They have eight different potato dishes to choose from. We shared the Cheddar Potato Gratin and enjoyed it immensely. Next time I want to try the Gnocchi with Truffle Butter.

There’s a very tempting dessert menu, but unfortunately for us we were both stuffed and passed. Two desserts did catch my eye. The Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie, which is a fresh, baked chocolate chip cookie served with vanilla ice cream, coconut and caramel sauce. Also very tempting was the Bananas Foster Profiterole Trio served with vanilla, rum raisin and salted caramel ice cream. Next time I’ll skip the salad and save room for dessert.

As you would expect with any fine steakhouse the service was impeccable. If you are a wine connoisseur Old Homestead has a wine cellar that holds 15,000 bottles. If looking for a special occasion place, you won’t go wrong with Old Homestead Steakhouse. I give it a rating of 3.75 Forks.

Marco D’Angelo is a Race Horse Owner and Breeder, Professional Sports Handicapper and Bettor. You can find Marco at WagerTalk.com and Twitter: @MarcoInVegas. Email: [email protected]

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