Ever partake of something at a restaurant that is so delicious that you can't ever bear to order anything else? That's me at Homestead. I feel like Billy Crystal in "The Ref" — how's that for an obscure movie reference? — when he can't ever order anything but chicken parmigiana.
The dish that captures my fancy at HH is a burger called the quesadilla burger. It's a simple burger topped with a poblano pepper and an intoxicating, creamy taco sauce. The burger never fails to be juicy and scrumptious. (Seriously, have a napkin nearby).
But everything is good at Homestead. On my last visit, there were 10 of us, and everyone LOVED their dishes. Everything on the menu is organic and comes straight from the settlement to your plate, and you can definitely taste the difference in the organic offerings. In this case, different is very, very good.
I ordered apple pie for dessert on my last visit, and it was rustic and good, if that makes sense. I felt like I was eating a slice of America.
One warning: I've only been on weekends, and the wait for a table can be long. For instance, we arrived around lunch time on a recent Saturday and were told to expect a two-hour wait. But they'll take your cell phone number, allowing you to walk around and tour the ranch, learning about woodworking, pottery, blacksmithing, etc.
My other minor criticism would be that Homestead could stand to add some variety to its "kids menu," which really isn't on the menu at all. Basically, the kids had a choice between a PB&J or a grilled cheese sandwich. That said, both of my tykes loved their grilled cheese.