Quality Meats
Quality Meats

Quality Meats

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.qualitymeatsnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2123717777
  • 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: Steak, American
  • 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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Quality Meats reviews from OpenTable diners
487 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (258)fit for foodies (218)notable wine list (171)good for groups (159)hot spot (143)romantic (116)vibrant bar scene (87)neighborhood gem (71)great for lunch (51)late-night find (43)kid-friendly (13)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Meat was over-cooked for 2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    Meat was over-cooked for 2 people. Side and appetizer portions are typical of restaurants, not steakhouses. So, while the final bill was comparable to other steakhouses, the quantity of food was less.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I previously was invited to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    I previously was invited to dine at Quality Meats and was very happy with the service and the food. I am not a meat eatter but I loved the lamb chops so I could wait to go back with my family to celebrate my birthday. Sorry to say I was disappointed and in fact the people who had been there with me prior were also not pleased as previously!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quality Meats is a top notch
    JuanGrandeVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Quality Meats is a top notch steak house in NYC. My wife had the bone-in sirloin and I the filet mignon. Both flavorful and perfectly cooked. Service was friendly and attentive. We had two glasses of white wines first, and Quality does what all restaurants and bars should do-- the waiter brought both white wine bottles to the table and offered tasting pours first-- a first class touch. We also had a modest bottle of Rioja red with our steaks which was excellent. We had all this plus two starters and two desserts, for $230-- not cheap, but for the quality and the fact that this is New York City, a relative bargain. Well done Quality Meats!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing short of AMAZING!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Nothing short of AMAZING! I've been to all of the top steakhouses in New York City, and Quality Meats was definitly at the top of my list. Everything, from the complimentary deviled eggs to the perfectly cooked filet, was bar none the best! The ambiance and service also made my experience one to remember. And to top it off, the bill was not too steep either.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I thought it was great for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    I thought it was great for a steakhouse. The service was excellent. It was rather noisy. The atmosphere was very hip, but dark. Everyone ejoyed their meal. I would return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overall, very very good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    Overall, very very good. Sides were excellent. A very nice spin on the traditional steakhouses, with some very notable and differentiating features. Probably better for a business dinner or a group of guys. Women may find the "dungeon atmosphere" a little lacking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is excellent. Their Chicken
    Johnyp
    Dined on 5/13/2008
    Food is excellent. Their Chicken Salad is to die for. My only displeasure was when I had ordered individual beverages and was asked if I would like sparkling water or flat water (having ordered a club soda already)- prefering flat they brought over water. I later found out they charged me $11 for the bottled water? Which quite frankly had a flip top, suspiciously looks like it was refilled from the tap!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was absolutely wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The food was absolutely wonderful. Had read some bad reviews regarding service, but ended up being more embarassed by how fast the service was than disappointed about about waiting. We had a 9 pm reservation for 2 and were walking out of the restaurant by 10:15pm. Plan on coming back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was mas first time causeI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    It was mas first time causeI live in México, but I loved.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hey, my lady and I had a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Hey, my lady and I had a good time at Quality Meats the food was amazing and the service was even better! One thing i would work on would be the dark closed closet lighting. it seemed a bit too dark for me even though we arrived at our 8:40 reservations it was still very dark and i almost took a spill down the stairs. other then that everything was amazing and i would go again perhaps maybe for lunch when sun is up and i can see what's in front of me. -javier PS: The following morning I woke up dreaming of The Steak Tartar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The sommelier (or the person
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    The sommelier (or the person presented to be one) knew very little about wine. Everyone's filet mignons were lukewarm. The waitstaff was sloppy at pouring liquids and clumsy at placing plates. The food quality was simply average. Quality Meats is probably the worst premium steakhouse I've been to.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I mentioned in my open table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    I mentioned in my open table reservation that it was my girlfriends birthday -- without saying anything to the wait-staff when I arrived -- they served us complimentary champagne and when dessert arrived it had the requisite candle and "Happy Birthday" spelled out in chocolate sauce. I was very impressed that the staff took note of the request and executed without having to be reminded. Our waiter was very personable and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the Green Goddess salad and the Sirloin was cooked to perfection - however, the 3 Filets which were tasty, were only served warm, not hot. Overall I would have no issues recommending Quality Meats as a great mid-town restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seating was a little too close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Seating was a little too close to other diners but that is also quite common in NYC. Other than that it was an outstanding steakhouse that I will definitely be eating at again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful resturant, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    A wonderful resturant, food and service is above par. Would go there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have a wheat allergy, which
    RegisteredDietitianVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    I have a wheat allergy, which I always note when making a reservation. When we were seated, everyone of the staff involved with our table made mention of it, checked with the chef etc. This is not always my experience, even in the so called TOP restaurants in NYC. The food was excellent, the ambiance very interesting, a complete change from the former Manhattan Ocean Club. We will be going back, but wish it were quieter.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Several amazing beef selections
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Several amazing beef selections that looked and smelled great. Waiters friendly and helpful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I organized a work dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    I organized a work dinner here and we ate in a nook in the back. It was prefectly quiet and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very good all around - exceeded
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    very good all around - exceeded everyone's expectations!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food and presentation
    Perfect
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    The food and presentation were very good. The decor and ambience was quite good as compared to most steak houses. Our server, Jimmy Mui, was courteous and attentive and highly professional. The manager was conversational and friendly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food at Quality Meats
    plcphlVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2008
    The food at Quality Meats is among the best in the city right now. The service could not be better. The staff is warm and friendly. A great experience all around.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a really lovely restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    This was a really lovely restaurant with great food and a great atmosphere. The only negative was a very unfriendly waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak was delicious!!! Save
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Steak was delicious!!! Save room for dessert! The homemade ice cream is awesome!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, I'll bring my parents
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Very good, I'll bring my parents when they come to NYC again (don't read that as a negative comment!)... they're meat-o-holics
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We each had a dish with crab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    We each had a dish with crab for appetizers. Two sent theirs back after eating 1/3 of the dish thinking the crab was bad, and the third ate theirs. Everyone got sick throughtout the night due to - we believe - the crab. The manager acknowledged the chef believed the crab was "off" but not "unsafe" (and didn't charge us for the two dishes that were returned), yet it is crazy to believe the crab did not cause the sickness of all three guests. Based upon this experience, I would be less inclined to take other guests to the restaurant, especially using my expense account.
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  • great experience; reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    great experience; reservation honored immediately, no waiting. food and service very good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food; sometimes you have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    Good food; sometimes you have to wait a bit longer than usual for service or to be seated (even with reservations), but it's a real hotspot so that's understandable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was overall pretty good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Food was overall pretty good. The steak was good but in comparison, I think there were better places for steak. Food proportional was great. Restaurant decor was excellent compared to other steak houses that I have been to, very modern, comfortable and spacious. The waiters and waitresses seemed very helpful and knowledgeable. Overall, a very good experience and I would recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food overall was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    The food overall was very good, although I thought the steak lacked flavor and even though I ordered 'medium' was a little too done on the edges (only a pink center). I am from Texas so perhaps I am harder to please in the steak category. There were an unusual amount of loud obnoxious guests there that night, but maybe that is the nature of a steakhouse. A message for the sommelier: your scotch menu is mis-labeled in more than one place. For example, Oban is a highland scotch, not islay. Overall, the decor was fantastic and the appetizers, salad, and sides were unique, fresh and tasty. I would go back for sure, but I don't think I would order a steak next time.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was very excited about eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    I was very excited about eating here. We both ordered the trio of fillet. We were told they only serve it med or well done. We ordered med and about 4 side dishes. The steaks came out of the kitchen within 10 minutes of placing the order, which lead me to believe they were assembly line cooked and sat under lamps in the kitchen. Our steaks were fully cooked but not hot, barely warm. Also one of the side dishes of Gnnoci and cheese was not ever room temperature. We told the waiter that the steaks were cold, he apologized and took them away. He returned 5 mins later with the same steaks and warned us the plates were very hot. They just heated up our steaks again and added more sauce. I was extremly disappointed and will not return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location near Central
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Great location near Central Park, reasonable walk from or to theaters (but not right in theater dist.), Carnegie Hall, MOMA. Superb meats but not just a steak house. Prides itself in using local produce. Superb wine list and exceptional wines by the glass selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful service, superb
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Wonderful service, superb food, one of the undiscovered gems for steak houses. Loved it.
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    notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dining experience.
    DidNotLoveItVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Excellent dining experience. I had one of my bosses in from London (these folks are pretty serious about their steak because they wait for US visits until enjoying some) and he absolutely loved it. Great wine list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service and food-consistenly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    great service and food-consistenly excellent. Friendly staff -which is not often found in "steak houses" Menu choices are great...loved the salds, sides and desserts as well as the steak!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our 4th time in Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/13/2008
    It was our 4th time in Quality Meats and we always recommended this restaurant to friends, because of the great meals and service. However and unfortunately, on April 13th the service wasn't that good. The waiter forgot to bring the wine to us and we had to ask for it. We got the wine on the table after we had our filet mignon served. Also, when we got the check there was a mistake on it (4 desserts instead of 2 desserts). It was very disappointing, because for us the restaurant Quality Meats was our best restaurant for the great food AND the outstanding service. Roseline
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a very enjoyable time.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Had a very enjoyable time. 6 friends met for before theater dinner and had a great time. Service was good, the food tasty (only one meat eater in the bunch). The crabcakes were stupendous. Unless someone is super hungry though, I would suggest that after the bread, and salad you advise dinners that one crabcake is enough, and two (dinner portion)is well, over the top. All in all a good experience.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We ate very early due to an
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2008
    We ate very early due to an early curtain and the restaurant was quiet and service was exceptional. I don't know what it would be like at a prime dining hour. There were surprises every step of the way, from the welcoming ambiance, to the unique bread presentation, the custom made steak sauce prepared tableside, the inventive appetizers, side dishes, main courses, delicious steak and desserts. Each course was superb, and I can't wait to go back. This is a jewel of a restaurant and a first rate dining experience.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice modern furnishings with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    Nice modern furnishings with style, not the old moldy steak house joint. Menu could have a bit more items on it, but is excellent. Staff is very nice and attentive. Still have to find a filet mignon that beats Elway's (Denver) though.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food took extremely long.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Food took extremely long. Had an 8 o'clock reservation and didnt eat until around 11. Food was great, but the kitchen was completely out of synch.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The wait staff kept interrupting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    The wait staff kept interrupting us to fill our drinks. One time, we literally had to stop talking so he could reach in front of my boyfriend to pour water into his glass. ???? The last time we were here the waitress was wonderful but this time, we had three separate people annoy us to the point that I had to ask the waiter to NOT pour our wine for us. The food was delicious as always.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waiter was extremely helpful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Waiter was extremely helpful. Wine special was a great deal.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate