Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Old Homestead Steakhouse: Atlantic City Review [2]

This is for a series of posts for the Borgata Hotel & The Water Club including: Bobby Flay Steak, Wolfgang Puck American Grille, Wolfgang Puck American Grille [2], The Cafeteria, Tony Luke's, N.O.W., N.O.W. [2], Metropolitan, Sun Room, Sun Room [2], Old Homestead Steakhouse, Old Homestead Steakhouse [2], Fat Burger, 28 West, Gelato, the Borgata Buffet, Izakaya, Bread and Butter, and Fornelletto

There are several options for steak if you're staying at the Borgata Hotel or the Water Club. But one of our favorites is definitely Old Homestead Steakhouse. In addition to a mammoth 34 ounce rib-eye chop, they've got some of the best steakhouse bacon ever. So on a recent trip back to the Water Club, I couldn't help but stop by again for some beef and bacon.

Juniper Breeze [$12]
Hendricks gin, limoncello, prosecco, zardetto

I was in a ginnish mood and enjoyed this boozy tipple. The limoncello was balanced by the effervescence of the prosecco, with the gin providing juniper undertones. Easy to drink in my book. 

Cucumber Cooler [$12] 
Grey Goose La Poire, St. Germain liquor, fresh mint, fresh cucumber, elderflower syrup

The GF's drink was light, subtly sweet, and nicely fizzy. Almost drank like a mojito. 

Bread Service

A runner stopped by to drop off some cranberry walnut bread, along with a pat of butter. 

Colossal Crabmeat Cocktail [$23]

The colossal crabmeat cocktail was literally just an entire plate of jumbo lump crab. And I was completely fine with enjoying the sweet simplicity of the crustacean, without any of the work. 

The crab was also accompanied by a tray of condiments including horseradish, a peppery aoili, and plenty of cocktail sauce. Simple, yet delicious. 

Heavy Cut Bacon [$12]
Vermont maple syrup

The previously mentioned bacon is a must order in my book. Unctuous, yet well crisped and glistening with juicy fat and sweet maple syrup, this plate is pure porcine paradise. Topped with shaved parm reggiano, it's savory to the nth degree. In fact, I'd almost recommend skipping the steak to indulge in 2-3 orders of this. 

Porterhouse for 2 [$99]

This being a casino-based restaurant, you'd expect most of the steaks to be wet-aged at best. If you're looking for a proper dry-aged steak though, I'd recommend ordering Old Homestead's porterhouse for 2. Certified USDA Prime and dry-aged for at least 14 days, this had that nice beefy funk you're looking for. The GF prefers medium-well so this was requested closer to medium than mid-rare. While they did a good job toeing the line, it definitely could have used more seasoning, especially considering the thick-cut nature of the steak. The jus underneath did help matters. Overall though, the 34 oz rib-eye chop wins out for me. 

Onion Rings [$13]

We also ordered the onion rings, which are always a good bet here. Crispy and hefty, these were the perfect textural contrast to the beef. 

So if you're looking for a good meal while staying or playing at the Borgata, I'd highly recommend Old Homestead. And don't forget to get that incredibly sweet and savory bacon! 

Old Homestead Steak House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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