Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa welcomes back one of its originals as Old Homestead is reopening tonight for dinner. The steakhouse, temporarily moved into a pop-up location so the restaurant could get an extensive makeover.
According to the press release, the updated design is inspired by the flagship New York restaurant with original artwork and photography adorning the walls. The “inviting backdrop” features traditional paneling complemented by hues of red, gold and warm browns.
PlayNJ spoke with Robert McIntosh, Borgata’s Director of Food and Beverage regarding the Old Homestead changes.
Meet Us At The Bar! 🍸
Old Homestead Steak House reopens Thursday, December 22 with cut-to-perfection design.
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Perfect timing for Old Homestead makeover
McIntosh said guests will “notice a difference immediately” as they approach Old Homestead.
“The view from the casino floor allows you to see directly into the redesigned bar area, where we’ve modified the entrance allowing patrons to enjoy their favorite steak or seafood dish at one of the best seats in Atlantic City,” McIntosh said.
And as far as timing goes, July 2,2023 will mark Borgata’s 20th anniversary. Old Homestead has been part of the Marina District property since the beginning. Prior to that, Old Homestead only existed in NYC. McIntosh noted the “design team worked tirelessly, reviewing every detail.”
“Identifying the right time for such an iconic restaurant takes logistic efforts and incredible collaboration on multiple fronts. With Borgata preparing to celebrate our 20th year in 2023, the timing felt perfect,” McIntosh said.
Of course, the more immediate demand centers around the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holidays taking place over the next weekends. Obviously, reservations are in high demand.
“As we expected, we are seeing tremendous volumes for the reopening and for the foreseeable future,” McIntosh said. “The enthusiasm amongst our guests around Borgata is electric!”
Old Homestead still serving long-standing favorites
Old Homestead is still Borgata’s go-to spot for steak and seafood specialities. However, the “unrivaled cocktail program” includes some exciting additions like the Sherry Special – Woodford Reserve Bourbon and Cointreau with a dash of Chardonnay and finished with a champagne float.
Like other Atlantic City casinos, Borgata restaurants are getting into the holiday-themed spirits. Old Homestead is serving a poinsettia martini made with raspberry vodka, pomegranate juice, and Chambord, spritzed with a zest of sour, topped with aromatic mint leaves.
The steakhouse is open 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 4 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Miralto high limit slots lounge reopens Friday
Borgata high-limit slot players will be happy to know the highly anticipated multimillion-dollar Miralto renovation is ready for its big unveiling. The 8,300 square-foot slots lounge adjacent to the hotel lobby will reopen Friday.
According to the press release, the design features “stunning décor embracing the elegance and sophistication synonymous with Borgata.”
The secluded gambling experience feature cream, gold and green coloring with redesigned cabinetry, Borgata players can choose from a collection of more than 100 slot titles, including:
- Dragon Cash
- Lighting Cash
- Exclusive $500-dollar Red White, and Blue Wild Star
The redesigned look includes a custom glass chandelier predominantly located in the center of the space. It’s 100 inches in diameter and is comprised of a captivating 3,456 individually cut pieces of glass.
“We are thrilled to return Miralto back to our customers after this long-awaited renovation,” Demi Adebowale, Borgata’s Director of Slot Operations, said. “Elevating the level of luxury Borgata offers demonstrates the ongoing commitment we have to remain the market leader.”