The sign is about 50 times older than any of the hot restaurants that have recently opened in the Meatpacking District. Old Homestead remembers when the Meatpacking District used to pack meat. I'm not a great fan of old school steak houses, but, architecture-wise, I like their unpretentious ostentation (if that isn't an oxymoron). The sign says it all and says it loudly, and its size is just a prelude to the size of the cuts found inside. Homestead may be the last sincere eating establishment in this now nauseatingly trendy area.