New York Steakhouse Old Homestead Heads West to Caesars Palace

Las Vegas is about to get another steakhouse, but this one comes with history. New York’s iconic Old Homestead Steakhouse plans to open at Caesars Palace in December. Brothers Marc and Greg Sherry, whose family has been associated with Old Homestead in New York for decades, plan to open Old Homestead in the space now occupied by Neros near the Colosseum.

The restaurant will take up more than 16,000 square feet with 250 seats with a full dining room, private dining room, lounge and bar.

“Old Homestead Steakhouse will be a dynamic addition to the superior selection of restaurants and celebrated chefs at Caesars Palace,” said Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “This premier location adjacent to the Nobu Hotel, Restaurant and Lounge planned to open in 2012, will become the new epicenter of the resort, offering our guests a fresh and contemporary experience.”

San Francisco-based EDG Interior Architecture + Design, which previously created designs for Rao’s and Bradley Ogden restaurants at Caesars Palace, will create the space. The Old Homestead design will pay homage to the original restaurant and its location in New York City’s historic Meatpacking District, while reflecting the neighborhood’s latest incarnation as one of Manhattan’s trendiest and hippest restaurant, entertainment and club districts. Old Homestead at Caesars Palace will offer an urban steakhouse and bar with an updated menu to match, but one that also features the Old Homestead’s iconic cuts of meat, and many of its famous sides, appetizers and desserts.

“We are absolutely elated to bring our signature Texas-size slabs of porterhouse, sirloin and filet mignon, whale-size lobster and award-winning wine list to the magnificent venue of Caesars Palace,” said Old Homestead Steakhouse co-owner Marc Sherry.

“This is the fusion of two iconic institutions in the restaurant, entertainment and hospitality industry. We plan to raise the bar to unprecedented heights in Las Vegas with our grilled-to-perfection, finest, prime aged steaks and a dining experience that far exceeds the expectations of Caesars Palace guests,” added co-owner Greg Sherry.

Guests will experience several signature dishes from the classic New York City menu including the popular Colossal Crab Cake, 32-ounce Gotham Rib Eye Steak and the Old Homestead New York-Style Cheesecake, to name a few. Additionally, new menu items will be created for the Vegas customer.

The plans include a wine program inspired by the New York location’s award-winning wine list featuring a robust selection of wines by-the-glass. More than 15,000 bottles will be housed on-site. The bar menu also will feature signature cocktails such as the Manhattan and classic martini along with variations served with a modern twist.

The Old Homestead Steakhouse announcement not only precedes the planned 2012 Nobu Restaurant opening at Caesars Palace, but also the September 2011 opening of Central by Michel Richard.

Old Homestead marks the fourth New York landmark restaurant at Caesars Palace including Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, Rao’s Italian restaurant celebrating 115 years in Harlem, and Serendipity 3 the popular eatery known for its quality savory dishes and over-the-top desserts.

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