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
489 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (261)fit for foodies (219)notable wine list (169)good for groups (167)hot spot (134)romantic (123)vibrant bar scene (84)neighborhood gem (78)great for lunch (49)late-night find (40)kid-friendly (13)great for outdoor dining (8)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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  • Wonderful service, superb
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Wonderful service, superb food, one of the undiscovered gems for steak houses. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    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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  • 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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  • 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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined at this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    We dined at this restaurant on a Thursday night and the place was jumping. The tables are very close together & the noise level was so high that it was difficult to talk across the table. The lighting is very dim, making it hard to read the menu. When we complained, the waiter brought us a candle which should be standard issue. The ambiance was not the best, but the food was wonderful. I had the crab and avocado appetizer which was beautifully presented and delicious. For the money, there could have been a little more crabmeat, but that is being picky. My entree was the triple filet which was filet mignon prepared 3 ways. It was so soft, even well done, that I cut it with a fork. For dessert, the chocolate/banana parfait was fine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    We were a little disappointed with our dining experience - we were there to celebrate my husband's birthday and it was sooooooooooo loud we couldn't maintain a conversation and barely could communicate with our waiter. Food was good, but felt that the wine list was a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I dine out a lot and I loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/2/2008
    I dine out a lot and I loved loved quality meats and i dont even eat meat! the menu is great with something for everyone. the side dishes were so delicious and flavorful. i will definitely return. It's got a great vibe and the decor is so different and interesting. loved the bathrooms!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My 4th time back in the past
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    My 4th time back in the past few months. Great food. Really like the build out -interesting to look at. We were seated in the area that was a private room , all the way upstairs and to the right. It was fine until 2 large tables were seated. Then it became a shouting match between those tables. I will request that I not be seated there again. By the end of dinner, I had had enough. I will come back but wont be seated up there.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was quite good, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    The food was quite good, the ambience and decor lovely and the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first visit was much more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2008
    Our first visit was much more enjoyable. We were disappointed in the steak and the potatoes were over priced for the quality.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were a large group of 16
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    we were a large group of 16 and they did a great job taking care of our table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Great food and wonderful wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    Great food and wonderful wine list. The small confined space does not allow for quite conversation. The patrons were loud and festive. Not a site for a business meeting, but rather a fun and spirited social gathering with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very impressed with
    macnycVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We were very impressed with the food and ambience at Quality Meats. The space is rather unique and they have capitalized on it to make many nooks and crannies with well-spaced tables. There are private party spaces which are also very attractive. Both the food and service were excellent. We would highly recommend and will definitely revisit ourselves.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • This steakhouse is near the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    This steakhouse is near the top of the list. The appetizers and entrees were outstanding (try the three filets, each prepared differently and deliciously). Sides of corn creme brulee and pan fried potatoes were phenomenal. Ditto for the wine list. Only a couple of minor annoyances- the butter for the bread was hard and the bread, being a fresh baked loaf in its own pan, came out very hot. I did not realize this nor did the waiter alert us, and I burned my finger. Otherwise the meal was very enjoyable and not exorbitantly priced (for a steakhouse). Unfortunately we couldn't have dessert, the meal was so good and filling we had no room left!! We will definitely be back though.
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    notable wine list, hot spot
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  • Food was excellent, and while
    Luigi
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Food was excellent, and while the downstairs seating area seemed appropriate to this level of dining, the upstairs seemed slightly less formal- perhaps because of the sheer size and lack of intimacy? Service was attentive, but we felt a bit rushed after we were ~75% of the way through each course. Better to leave some plates until we are really done than to ask as you are removing the plate. Very good value, and I will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to many of New
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    I have been to many of New York's finer steakhouses, but Quality Meats is by far the best I've been to. The seafood bouquet was exquisite and the beef was beyond compare. There is no doubt in my mind that I will not find a better steak in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We went early, about 5PM.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We went early, about 5PM. Service was great. Everyone was incredibly nice. The tomato/mozz salad was very tasty and we shared it. The Quality Potato was my personal favorite since I love mashed potatos and this was mashed on growth hormones. The rib steak was a bit disappointing, not hot, a bit past medium rare and not as awe-inspiring as I would've expected. My wife's filet mignon was excellent though, she said. The best was when we said we had no room for dessert but the host gave us butterscotch ice cream with oatmeal cookies. AMAZING!! So it was all good and some great.
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  • Perfect restaurant on all
    Sweethatttrick418VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Perfect restaurant on all counts! One of our favourites that we keep returning to now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I felt my bone in sirloin
    Gerry
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    I felt my bone in sirloin was marginal as did sveral of the other six guests.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Service attentive and good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Service attentive and good quality meats exactly as the name of the restaurant. We would reccomend it to all kind of people.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent beef and great side
    NandNVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Excellent beef and great side dishes. Best meal since Le Bernardin!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great attntion, great wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    Great attntion, great wine variety, a little expensive, but worth it if you are in th mood for something to remember.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The waiter was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    The waiter was excellent and kind enoug to give us sorbet for dessert on the house.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our service was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Our service was exceptional as was our waiter. I don't remember his name but he was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A great steak house...they
    dinex2VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    A great steak house...they do it RIGHT We have had four or five meals and all have outstanding
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • I have eaten at Quality Meats
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/14/2008
    I have eaten at Quality Meats on several occasions and have constantly found the food to be superlative. The service has always been cordial and personal without being intrusive...the staff really provides a delightful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • High expectations but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/13/2008
    High expectations but the meat was very mediocre! Not seasoned much and I definitely would not come back.
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