Meet the Meat

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Steakhouse
Meet the Meat is a steakhouse located in the heart of Astoria. Using the finest quality meats we prepare a variety of cuts such as filet mignon, porter house, ribeye , prime sirloin, and sliced steak. Our specialty is steaks, but we also serve a selection of other fine dishes such as lamb chops, grilled chicken breast, salmon, branzino, as well as burgers and pasta options.

It's our goal to grill the most delectable steaks in Astoria with a commitment to freshness and flavor in every bite. Your complete satisfaction is our top priority here at Meet the Meat. We welcome you into our cozy and relaxing restaurant to enjoy a meal with friends, family, or that special someone. Come savor one of our delicious, juicy steaks. We promise you will leave our restaurant happy and full.
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c
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual

FP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always service was excellent. The owner is always on top of things and friendly. You won't be disappointed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Despite my 10pm reservation, I had to wait standing by the doorway for about half an hour. By the time I was at the table, my feet was done standing in my heels.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although they were backed up for the holiday, they were still very accommodating and it helped with the time to fly by before we were actually seated. Their food and service was impeccable. Def love dinning here. Staff is very kind and friendly.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Great food. Good service. I Would go back again, overall 4.5/5

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I was recommended by a friend to come here so we came here for Valentine’s Day but unfortunately we weren’t happy with the food. The grilled octopus tasted like charcoal and the mushroom Mac and cheese was dry and had very little cheese. We sent it back. We ordered the fillet mignon and the rib eye. They looked delicious but was overly charred and that too tasted like charcoal. The only decent thing we had was the wine and the creamed spinach. The wait staff was friendly and professional and offered to bring us something else to eat but we declined.

ST
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious porterhouse with hash browns and onion rings. Great service. We go there for all special occasions.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service was very attentive... we will definitely be back soon... good for any occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was delicious! The service was a little slow but not too bad. I will definitely be eating here again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!! food. Great!!! Service.

EG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Went to Meet the Meat in order to experience a new restaurant in our neighborhood, and because we knew they were participating in Restaurant Week, we figured it would be a good opportunity to try a variety of dishes. We were not offered the Restaurant Week menu when we arrived, and when we asked for it, the initial server said he would bring it to us. He did not. Another server came and took our drink orders, and when he returned for our food orders, we asked again for the Restaurant Week menu. He then said they did not participate during the weekend (this was a Saturday). Since we already had drinks, we continued with our meal. The crab cake app was terrible. We could not finish it. The mac & cheese was average. We ordered our steaks medium rare, and each of us got raw steak. Even my son, who always finishes his food, could not finish his meal. The bill came to over $400, for four diners. We will not be returning to Meet the Meat.

RM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were warmly welcomed and even moved to a better table without asking. The steak was delicious. Appetizers very nicely prepared and presented. Attentive service without being bothersome. It wasn’t a special occasion, but felt like one. Excellent date night destination. I only wish they would change the name. It does not reflect the level of attention to detail and quality offered. Very lovely experience.

A
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for restaurant week and was not disappointed! Lamb chops, mashed potatoes, Mushroom mac & cheese were incredible. Waiters were very attentive and helpful especially considering how full the restaurant was that day. Beautiful restaurant. Definitely going there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm receptive greeting and immediately seated. Great conversation with waiters. A delicious dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Checked out this place for nyc restaurant week and it was exceptional!

c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Restaurant week especially good to try if you have never been. They always make you feel like family.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food doesn't disappoint. Service was great. No problems with my dietary restrictions. Very accommodating. Restaurant was a bit too bright for my taste but it could have been just the day. Would recommend for every day dining.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was ok, service slow but fine. There were quite a lot of children and the noise levels were relatively high. Food was high but sadly fairly forgettable. I'm not in a hurry to return.

CB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised how wonderful Meet the Meat fit all the criteria necessary for a great dinner. Ambiance, service, food and, best of all, quiet enough to have conversation without screaming across the table. All around great restaurant.

CG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS AND LIVELY AT 9PM ON A SATURDAY!
FAMILY SERVICE! LOVE IT

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome porterhouse and bone in ribeye. Can’t wait to come back

BK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to try this place. Their consistency to serve good food is what makes them stand out

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant and the best in Astoria!

MP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has excellent food and very professional service. Prices are also reasonable.

FH
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite steakhouse never disappoints. Adnan and his staff provide excellent service, and the steak and accompaniments are delicious.

EC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A bit of a strange vibe. Definitely not your traditional steakhouse feel to the place. That being said, all of the food that we ordered was well prepared and tasted excellent!

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service, drinks and food were excellent. The owner and his son make you feel like you’re at home. My favorite place to eat!

AJ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience5

We really liked it. All the food was fresh and well made. The steak was delicious. I got a bone-in top sirloin. Really big, I only ate half (took the rest home, of course!). Sides were generous and enough for two. I liked the cocktail selection (more than one or two I actually wanted to try) and lots of wine/liquor choices. Expensive, but we really enjoyed it. Cheaper if you choose a chicken or fish option. We didn't hold back though and went all out on drinks and appetizers. We cabbed it there and back so nobody would have to drive. I'd definitely recommend it!

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Flavor of food was bland , steak didn't have much flavor , the crab cakes were okay, the mash potatoes were dry

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great service, reasonably priced wines, great steaks... We had the Tomahawk Steak and Porterhouse for two, cooked perfectly... The host did tell one of my friend to take off his cap before we can get seated, understandable.. I did feel a bit underdressed.. Overall, great experience

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was great but the service was bad. After we were seated, took forever for the waiter to come. We had a small table by the corner tight spot no room for our food.

DN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is out of this world!! Best steak and dining experience I’ve had in Queens. It really is a hidden gem!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My children flew in from Chicago during a nor'easter, and wanted to dine near the airport, on their way into the city. I did a little investigating and chose Meet the Meat. FANTASTIC! The kids were late (Uber trouble) but there was no pressure, only understanding! The steaks were juicy, flavorful and tender. Branzino wiped from the plate, pronounced yummy by the kids, and they are traveling foodies! Service unobtrusive as we all caught up, but attentive and I will return!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was very awkward, quiet and the staff could have been friendlier.

FH
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adnan (the owner) and his attentive staff provide just the right balance between affording you privacy to dine at your own pace, and at the same time staying close enough by to ensure that every request is immediately addressed. In addition to the perfect steaks and other staples on their main menu, this time MtM offered some new and creative specials to mix things up. Thank you again, Adnan.

AC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!!!

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m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak and wonderful service.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food.

RI
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great family owned steak restaurant like the ones we used to have before they all went corporate. They treat you like family and will be sure to prepare your meal the way you want. I’ll make this a regular stop for me - both business and family dining.