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Old Homestead vs BLT

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Jesse, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Jesse

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    Thinking of going to one of these on my next trip to use my celebration dinner ($100). Of these two which one do you guys prefer? Thanks.
     
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    I personally like BLT, but you won't go wrong with either.
     
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  3. DaiLun

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    Food quality is equal at both places - very good

    Old Homestead - light enough to see, can be slightly noisier

    BLT, very dark and quiet

    I don't know if BLT serves the 16 oz. bone-in filet, which is my favorite.
     
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    As others said, both are good. But assuming you want to stretch your celebration dinner award, you will do better at BLT. You can fill up on the BLT's delicious cheese popovers, and you will find that Old Homestead steak prices are a bit more. I recall the steaks were of comparable quality.

    Also, particularly if you are also hitting buffets and staying awhile, you could consider the tickets 4 tonight 20% off discount card for BLT https://www.tix4tonight.com/vegas-dining-card/
     
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    That 20% off card looks like a really good deal...thanks!
     
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    We've eaten at both. I'd give the slight nod to Old Homestead, just for atmosphere.
     
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    Good points above. Old Homestead gets some points from me because, although this is a new branch of the steakhouse, it has a historic background. I get it, you won't get much of a historic feel at this location, but knowing this about the place adds value. Similar to Raos (impossible to get reservations at in NYC) having a place in Caesars.

    "The Old Homestead Steakhouse is a steakhouse established in 1868 whose flagship location is in Manhattan, New York City. The restaurant is the oldest continuously operating steakhouse in the United States.[1][2]"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Homestead_Steakhouse
     
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    Old Homestead

    Some people on this board like BLT, but it was the worst service experience I've had at any restaurant above fast food. And while the food was not bad, I have had better food at every other steakhouse Ive been to in Vegas (which is a fairly long list that includes Old Homestead)
     
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    BLT is good, Old Homestead is better.
     
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  10. johnjagg

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    Yes. Old Homestead and it's not even close. People can like what they like and that's great, but I don't consider BLT in the same level as far as service or food. We had lazy service and pedestrian food there (I can do better at home with USDA _Choice_ steaks from HEB). BLT gets a lot of run here but when I read constant mentions of the popovers at a steakhouse, it tells me the steaks aren't memorable. We do wish it was better as Ballys is our regular place and wish there were better food options.
     
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    BLT is good, and I've had great service there in the past. I haven't been there in close to 4 years. However, Old Homestead is better. This past trip in October I had their Wagyu Rib Cap and it was perfect, as well as everything else we had. I'll be back on my March trip.
     
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    Just booked old homestead for my celebration dinner in March
     
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    Your $100 will go further at BLT, but they’re both good. We are actually using our diamond dinner at Old Homestead this coming Sunday night for our anniversary.
     
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    Eat at both and love both.
     
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    Sorry to TJ

    I understand Raos NY is impossible to get a table. I was watching the Rangers game the other night and lo and behold, there was a Raos rink board! What up with that???
     
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    If you're ever in the Connecticut area and want both great popovers and steaks, try David Burke Prime at Foxwoods. That man really knows how to dry age a steak, and while the popovers are also incredible (served with butter topped by smoked Himalayan Pink salt), the steak (or the Angry Lobster) is definitely the star of the show.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread already in progress.
     
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    Just on the subject of atmosphere and vibe, I prefer BLT. Old Homestead is not totally enclosed and the distractions from people walking past to get to other areas of the casino doesn't create a special experience for me. At least at BLT, you're in an actual restaurant without any feeling of being in the middle of a casino. Not sure if the idea at OH was to make the dining room as visible to passersby and lure them in, but, that is a fail in my book. It's like an airport terminal restaurant where it's supposed to invite you in. At OH, not just everybody would be in a position to spontaneously drop in for a 200.00+ dinner for two.
     
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    I love the location of old homestead and the people watching food is meh not bad I've had better but still good, haven't been to blt so sorry on that
     
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    Old Homestead is a bit fancier and higher regarded steakhouse - but to me at least for the money BLT is the better option.
     
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    I think the steaks are top notch, but the popovers are really THAT good. If I could order just a popover to go I would probably be back to 270 pounds in short order.