Quality Meats

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Steakhouse
Quality Meats is a contemporary restaurant that serves a rustic New American menu.
The varied menu focuses on modern interpretations of classic dishes such as Traditional Steak Tartare, Caesar Salad and Roasted Bone Marrow, in addition to several cuts of beef from legendary New York butchers Milton Abeles and Strassburger Meats.
The restaurant's side dishes alone merit a trip with innovative house specialties, including Corn Crème Brulee, Gnocchi and Cheese and Edamame with Mint Salt. The Quality Meats chefs are Craig Koketsu (Lespinasse, Stars) as executive chef and Cory Colton (Lespinasse, St.Regis) on pastry. The restaurant has a warm industrial atmosphere, created by award-winning AvroKO and features intimate dining areas, a comfortable bar area with well-stocked charcuterie bar.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
Ambience
4.1
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JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steaks we’ve ever had. Terrific service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

Went for my boyfriends birthday and was disappointed that they didn’t have what we wanted (the short rib) they said they were sold out and it was only 7pm. The food that we did eat was amazing as always but I was disappointed. I had made reservations with specifics this was for a birthday and when we arrived we had to wait about 20 mins to be seated on a small person table in between a lot of other parties. I wanted and expected something more intimate since it was a special occasion. We couldn’t even hear each other talk. Once we tired ordering, they informed us they were “sold out” of the item we wanted on the menu. It was the reason we came so he was disappointed. Lastly, they did nothing at all special for his birthday. Meanwhile the table beside was getting compliments after compliments and they didn’t even offer a dessert.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was so delicious for the dry aged steak that I got to eat. However, the price is a little bits expensive.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent experience.

x
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent !

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V
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality Meats has been our favorite steakhouse in New York since we first came across it in 2009 and it will stay that if it continues to be such an excellent dinner experience!

ST
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Place was really cool
Inside. We where in and out in one hour, kind of quick. Ordered a medium porterhouse for two. Told waiter not medium rare. It came medium rare and precut . Not sure why chefs at steak houses like the steak rare, I want it medium, if they want it rare then they can buy the high price and eat it. Overall everything else was very good.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding, the atmosphere was very cool, and our waiter did a great job. Will definitely eat here again on our next visit to NYC!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steak my fiancé and I ever had ! The staff was so attentive and nice! Highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be back.

R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome dinner!

JL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our third visit to Quality Meats - (all for a special occasion). The food is excellent however EXTREMELY expensive (dinner for four was $600.00)!

Our only other issue this time around was that we were seated in a corner which was extremely dark. Should we have the occasion to dine there again I would request that we not be seated there.

FP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a large group of 11. Everyone was very pleased with their meal. Would love to go back if we get to the area again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Disappointing experience... roof leaked onto my father ... tuna tartare was too spicy... rude waiter...everyone at the table felt sick the next day. Would not recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Great service

KO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was wonderful, professional but very fun.

Short rib for 2 is a must.

Quality Meats
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much, Kelly! We loved hearing what a great experience you had with us. Come visit us soon!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A virtually perfect meal. Service was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. Every course was delicious. The cream corn brûlée and the bacon with peanut butter and jalapeño were unique, memorable and incredible.

Quality Meats
Responded 6 days ago

That’s fantastic! We are grateful for your kind words and we can’t wait to share this with the rest of our team. Looking forward to your next visit.

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p
London
17 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Having booking at 2000 and made us wait till 2030 before seated

CC
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - I had the diver sea scallops for an appetizer and followed with the bone in aged sirloin steak with the “twice baked potato” side - all were outstanding and cooked to perfection. The Old Fashioned cocktail with Whistle Pig Rye was great as well.... so good that I ordered two of them! However - bring your bank as this is an expensive meal for just one ..... total cost for the above was about $150.00 not including the 20% tip I left. Great food and experience at Quality Meats! A new favorite for my NYC visits.

Quality Meats
Responded 6 days ago

Wow, thank you so much, Chris! We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Certainly among the best steakhouses in NYC (and very pricey, even by steakhouse standards)

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience4

Very underwhelmed. The food quantity is extremely lacking for the prices (I got the tomahawk chop) and and service was spotty at best. It was good but not anything you couldn’t find at any other steak house in New York. Will not be returning.

OT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lush! Thoroughly enjoyed it

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Steak was good. Sides were unimpressive. We wanted a Cabernet to go with our $67 steaks. The opening price point was in the $90s per bottle. Never heard of the producers, and I’m very familiar with California Cabs. Our server was not familiar with the wines. Not wanting to spend $300 to $500 for familiar names, we decided on a bottle for $100 and change. You would think in a NYC upscale restaurant a bottle of wine for $100 and change would be at least decent. It was a 2015 or 16. Loaded with tannin and not balanced. We complained but got no consideration. Had a tannin and bitter aftertaste well after the meal. Very disappointing

Quality Meats
Responded on 8 January 2020

Michael- Thank you for your feedback. I am so sorry that this occurred during your visit, this is definitely not within our standards of service. If you would be willing to email me at joliver@qualitybranded, it would be great to connect further and learn more a little bit more about your experience and how we can make it better. Thank you for your time and hope to be in touch soon. Joel K. Oliver Guest Relations Manager Quality Meats NYC

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food quality was outstanding! It’s a little pricey, but we wanted to treat ourselves.

RW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Don't let the name dissuade you, quality applies to more than the meat. Starting with the special bay scallops and crab with avocados, it was clear that freshness and taste are key. Our bone rib steak and filet were seasoned perfectly and full of flavor. We accompanied our steak with a beautiful red and the corn creme brulee and potato chips fried in duck confit. To end the meal, the pie for 2 and the toffee pudding was so good we had to have too much. All through the night AJ made it a great dining experience. Lastly, the restaurant is just classy.

Quality Meats
Responded on 6 January 2020

That’s fantastic to hear Robert! We are grateful for your kind words and we can’t wait to share this with AJ & the rest of our team. Looking forward to your next visit! Joel K. Oliver Guest Relations Manager Quality Meats NYC

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d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Love Quality Meats. Dined early and service was great. However the ambiant music was way too loud and the music selected did not suit the high quality of food and service. Music should be in background not way out front. Difficult to hold conversation. And staff could be more professional in how they carry themselves, not dancing and joking once patrons arrive. This aspect was most disappointing for a restaurant at this price point.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. One of best at a NYC steakhouse in a long time. Will definitely be coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time. Jeff the waiter was great. Food always top notch

MA
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was amazing so was the ambiance. Service was ok. We ordered 2 apps and only got one. But I’m not one to complain so I didn’t say anything but maybe the server should be a little more attentive.

k
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Always visit on trips to NYC and again wasn’t disappointed, steak was to die for!

RP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

If you don’t get the bacon you’re crazy. Nice mix of some old favorites and some new twists. Cool place.

Quality Meats
Responded on 7 January 2020

You're right Robert! The Grilled Bacon w/ Jalapeno is still one of my favorite dishes! Thanks for the kind words & we hope to see you again! Joel K. Oliver Guest Relations Manager Quality Meats NYC

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PK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived a little early and were immediately seated - the place quickly filled up but retained an intimate feel. All of our servers we're excellent, unobtrusive, attentive and cheerful. We will definitely be going back when we are next in NY.

Quality Meats
Responded on 7 January 2020

Thank you so much, Paul! We loved hearing what a great experience you had with us. Come visit us anytime!

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OT
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience2

I would have given this restaurant a 5 star review but on a Saturday night they feel like they need live music....it was SO LOUD my date and I could not talk without literally yelling. It was annoying and inconsiderate. Our sweet waitress got our order wrong on a few items due to simply not being able to hear us. I’ve waited almost 8 months to visit this place and was disappointed....
The waitress had such a large area of guests to take care of she couldn’t adequately accommodate all of us. She commented and apologized several times. The food is amazing....but the noise level is unacceptable. The butter cake is simply divine and our steaks were cooked to perfection. However, the noise RUINED it for us. Maybe next time we will try to visit on a Monday.... maybe that will be better?????

P
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really excellent meal! The wine director, Lewis, as well as the chef, both came out to talk with us at our table as it was a rare night that wasn’t packed! My party really appreciated the special attention and talked about the dinner for the next two days!

Quality Meats
Responded 6 days ago

That’s awesome to hear! We are grateful for your kind words and we can’t wait to share this with Lewis & Chef Aaron as well as the rest of our team! Looking forward to your next visit.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice experience and great food. The staff was attentive and kind. I liked the way the worked together seamlessly to accommodate guests.

Quality Meats
Responded on 5 January 2020

Wow, thank you so much! We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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BD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ernie was AMAZING!!! The food was absolutely delicious!

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Bel locale, ma troppo troppo troppo caro!!!!!!
La cameriera si è lamentata quando ha visto la mancia di 17 euro.., ha così preteso altri 30 euro di mancia per un conto di 270 euro... X me è assurdo!!!!!
Saluti
Ops dimenticavo :un calice di vino (nulla di pregiato) €28,00.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

La comida está bien,fuimos a comer en Finde Año 10 personas,teníamos reservado a las 21 h y a las 22.45 ,nos pusieron la cuenta en la mesa sin pedirla.Nos quitaron los platos antes que todos termináremos de comer y no nos habíamos levantados todos y ya quitaban el mantel.
Parecía que estábamos en un Fastfood aunque pagamos 600 dolares x la cena.Por último había poca luz.

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H
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had been to the restaurant before in 2011 and enjoyed it very much. We were over from the UK with our 4 teenage children for NYE and decided to book again. We had a fantastic time. Great food, drink and service. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance. The steaks are second to none !!

We would definitely come back again !! Thanks for having us.

Quality Meats
Responded on 5 January 2020

Thank you so much! We loved hearing what a great experience you had with us. Hope to see you all again soon on your next visit to New York!

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D
Central Texas
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had New Years Eve 2020 dinner here. Great atmosphere and decor, food was great also. Was a fantastic start to our night.

a
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, and service, the noise level was more than usual, however it was new years eve and great to see so many people enjoying themselves

Quality Meats
Responded on 5 January 2020

Thank you so much, Adrienne! We really appreciate your detailed feedback. Looking forward to seeing you back soon!

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