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Quality Meats
Quality Meats

Quality Meats Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.qualitymeatsnyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 371-7777
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 3:00pm


    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm-10:00pm,
    Monday - Wednesday 5:00pm-10:30pm
    Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Craig Koketsu
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th
  • Public Transit: N,R,W 59th&5th Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Quality Meats
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Table side house made steak sauce with fresh herbs and a staff who has an eye on you from a distance to anticipate and care for your dining needs is what adds to the exceptional entrees. Piping hot bread and a complimentary melon tray from the chef starts your mouth watering journey at this foodie's haven. A beautifully cut and displayed porterhouse for two and the sinful potatoes topped with chorizo sausage were incredible. The only disappointment was the bar. Upon arrival, we were. Looking forward to a cocktail which unfortunately were limited in options due to lack of stock."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I try to eat at Quality Meats every time I am in NYC. It is simply among the best steaks in the country, with a wait staff who can be discreet and barely seen or as much of the dinner table laughter as my friends, depending on what is appropriate. I can't say enough good things!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Vert urban feel to the Ambiance. Great vibe! The food was full of flavor and the service was on point."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Took two friends here who work in the restaurant biz - they loved it & were suitably impressed with everything."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Was skeptical about the name but the food was excellent. I recommend the bone marrow appetizer it was delicious. You can do the dressy or casual look here. I was celebrating a birthday but the ambience here was energetic . Not your typical steakhouse. I will be visiting again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Terrific, friendly service. Be sure to have a glass of the Rioja."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The restaurant is dark with lots of stairs and dining levels. the food and service are good. . Not great. Very noisy if you are there with a group of more than 4."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The steak (ribeye) was very poor quality. The meat had a large sheet of some connective tissue throughout, making about half the steak inedible. Does not compare to some other steak restaurants like Del Frisco or Striphouse. I would not go back again."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Best we ever had!! If you want great tasting beef- this restaurant is a must! Exceptional service!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "A true gem in a busy city. Table side steak sauce makes it over the top. Save room for the in house ice cream... Amazing🍦😘. We can't wait for our next visit to dine there again!!! Thank you Quality Meats for such a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food was great! Beautiful atmosphere but our server never once checked on us once the food arrived nor did she ask if I wanted any beverages with dinner , I.e glass of wine, etc. She had a very awkward personality for being in the public, was not friendly at all and we felt uncomfortable with her What could of been an amazing experience especially given we came from CA and this restaurant was highly recommended ended up being disappointing due to her lack of personality"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We had filet mignon and bone in rib eye. Both were excellent steaks. It is very noisy and tables are inches apart, but it is NYC! Staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This dinner was simply delicious. The atmosphere is exciting. So much energy felt as you go to table. Every course was remarkable. Bacon in peanut butter and blood orange was a surprise and totally yummy. Tomatoes topped in bacon compote and cheese was amazing. Steaks were tender and tasty, cooked to perfect. Wine recommendation was best ever. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great place for a steak and wine experience. Desserts are a most. The bread is unbelievable"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Best for lunch--try the salads. Crab, avocado & tomato appetizer--terrific! And the waiter wasn't hard on the eyes. And it's just a great relaxing escape from the rush of the city. Altogether not a bad combination."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Quality Meats called to confirm their reservation, yet when I arrived at the restaurant, the reservation had gone missing. Further, they split up my party and failed to seat up both at the same table - a disaster."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner and we had a great time. The personal was very helpful. The meat was excellent"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I was recommended this restaurant by a friend who has family that live in New York, best steak I have ever had!! I have been recommending this restaurant to all my friends! and will definitely go back next time I am in New York!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Terrific bone in sirloin. And desserts!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were able to engage in wonderful conversation without screaming. Both was nicely situuated. The only not great thing was the Caesar Saled was awful. Served in amed deep bowl - tasteless. Asked for extra dressing and extra cheese. Helped a little but they should either learn how to make (and serve) a proper caesar or just delete it from the menu. There are enuf other good things to choose from. Mignonette sauce was a bit weird but passable. Steak was large (rib eye) and good - we had to get them to make it more medium rae but was perfect 2nd time out. Over all a wonderful night. Love the space"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Excellent food and wine list. A great place for a post theater meal. Team service was spotty."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of my favorite steak houses in the city. Food is delicious and the service is great. Ambiance, by the eating area at least, is typically very calm and mellow. Nice for a night out with the lady. During my last visit however, a large group of young men (college students maybe) sat right next to my table. They weren't the quietest bunch but it was still a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We keep coming back, food is grate , service a bit unattended."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Delicious as always. Staff is terrific..attentive,helpful but not intrusive. Will be back again and again. It's a shame that Quality Italian got such poor health code violations. I was looking forward to trying their Chicken Parm since this evening out we had a big group with us. But QM never disappoints."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was great as well. The only thing I did not like was the solicitation received after 2 minutes of sitting at our table. We had not even gotten our drinks and someone from the restaurant stopped by our table to promote their new restaurant (same company as Quality Meats). The man gave us a card offering free champagne when we visit the new restaurant. I personally do not like being solicited specially at a high end restaurant. He should have waited for us to leave and done it on our way out the door. We threw away the card."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The drinks were decent and the food was ok. We both had taco trios and some of the tacos were better than others. Cilantro was used quite liberally and to the detriment of the tacos. We were initially seated at a front table, facing west as the sun was setting. It was so hot and bright that I could not remove my sunglasses. We didn't complain though as we had been late for our reservation. However, shortly after our entrees were served, a manager came by and asked us to move tables as the restaurant wanted to open the front door/windows and expand their seating onto the sidewalk. We complied, but I found that to be completely unacceptable! At least offer us a round of drinks or a dessert if you're going to interrupt my meal to do that!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I ve enjoyed Quality Meats a number of times for dinner, although this was my first time going for lunch. The restaurant was only about a 1/4 full. I typically start with a tomato appetizer, sprinkled with bacon and roquefort. Surprisingly, this dish did not appear on the lunch menu and I was told by my waiter that the kitchen would not be able to accommodate. Tomatoes and bacon? Not terrible complicated. Notwithstanding, an overall enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "While a wonderful steak should make for a wonderful steakhouse, there is so much more that goes into a positive dining experience beyond food. If the steak were exceptional/superb, and cooked exactly how we had ordered it, then maybe I would let the rest slide, but it was only "very good," and definitely not the best it could have been. We were seated nearly 25 minutes past our 9:30 reservation, a late dinner that was only made much later by their inability to seat us - if a restaurant can't guarantee a seating time, then they should not take reservations for said seating time. Our waitress was seemingly flustered and overwhelmed, gave us very little attention, and misheard part of our order. Understaffed? maybe. But not an excuse."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "great steaks, service, etc. pretty loud, tables very close together, overall very good not your typical steak house highly recommend to pretty much anyone, but clearly not intimate dining."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I was very excited to finally visit QM - the food and service did not disappoint!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "This was my 3rd visit, and I had clearly been lucky before as always seated more or less when I arrived, but I had a 8 30 reservation for 3, we arrived on time but were not seated for an hour, frankly by then I just wasn't that hungry anymore and couldn't eat my meal,so a bit of a waste of money . On the plus side, we had a lovely waitress, the food is always excellent as is the wine list, but I would hesitate to go again at that time as it is clearly just too busy and a reservation makes no difference as people who didn't have a reservation were seated before us, so best to go either really early at 7 ish or as a post theatre supper,"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food was not remember able for the price. Noise level too loud, over crowded, too hot."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Meat cuts were good, serving a Rib Eye leaving the whole bone on makes it tough to eat as any attempt to move the steak can result in wine glasses/bottle etc being knocked over.One steak underdone the other over. Having a pre-dinner drink at the bar and then having to pay for it before you sit down to eat, bizarre, is the bar run by a different company? I ordered Tsingtao beer, they only had two cans, not a great start. A waiter mixing a steak sauce at the table is nothing more than a gimmick, not good sauce anyway. The service ranged from inattentive to obsequious. We just moved two blocks away and were excited to have what we had heard was a top Steakhouse within a 5 minute walk. Will take a cab elsewhere. Oysters and wine list were good"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food selection was good. Our waitress ignored us. Tables too close together for any privacy."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Admittedly, we headed to the restaurant with shorts and nice t-shirts, after a busy day sight seeing. Well, we must have looked like we didn't have money to the waiter. We found him condescending. His assistant was even worse - dropped a dirty fork on my husband and didn't even apologize. He then returned with more cutlery and tossed them in front of us. This was definitely novel for us. Fortunately, the food was delicious, although my husband's tuna was smaller than expected. We elected to have dessert somewhere else. We would not return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went into the city specifically to eat at Quality Meats. He had been there previously for a bachelor party and was not impressed, but he agreed to give it another shot and we were both so glad he did! Although we had a reservation we did have to wait about 15 minutes for our table but it was well worth the wait! The server was attentive, but not annoyingly so and the food was ridiculously amazing. The appetizers were especially creative! I would go just for those! The ambiance is very romantic and although you are in tight quarters with other diners and it is a bit noisy, it is a wonderful date night restaurant. I can't wait to go back again!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Went to Quality Meats for my friends bachelor party group of 7 of us and it was amazing very happy we decided on QM. The staff was great and the food was even better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The porterhouse was cooked a perfect med rare and service was great. I wrote birthday in the reservation and the restaurant surprised us with it at dessert without me telling the waiter. Will definitely be back for steak and steak tartar. The mushrooms and corn side was just ok"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "After hearing how good Quality Meat is, I was very disappointed. It was so loud that we could barely hear each other, the waiter was pushy, and the steak had a fair amount of gristle. Maybe it was an off night for them, but definitely would not go back or recommend it. However, the bartenders were great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The meat was mouthwatering and well worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/20/2014