Meet the Meat

4.8
423 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 423 people are saying
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CesarF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very good experience from start to finish. The host was very welcoming and the food was definitely delicious. We’ll definitely be coming back here for sure.

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GeorgeK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent modestly priced
My guest and I were able to conduct out business without any interruptions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. The people were amazing. The steak was amazing. Worth the price

JM
JMR1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're in the mood for a good steak, Meet the Meat is the place to go! The desserts are also really good -Tartufo & Chocolate Mousse Cake. Great quiet date night spot. Definitely a hidden gem

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AndrewL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Adnan and his staff make you feel like family. Have been with my wife and children and with friends, and the experience is always tremendous.

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SandraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The service was spot on. Very friendly staff. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back!

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JOJO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great restaurant. they take reservation which i love, arrive and didnt have to wait.

would go again .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great food atmosphere

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kjay1114
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service.

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CarolR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasure
After a year of being shutdown in covid
It was a real pleasure to have excellent great tasting food
We were a very large party

(We had it all, im not sure there was a dish we did not order

Service attentive

Cant go wrong

Finding Parking may be an issue

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JustinF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent porterhouse! Drinks not watered down. Excellent service.

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vipJohn
Miami
106 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had eaten here years ago. I was not thrilled then either. I read the reviews and they were stellar. I figured they fixed their game. Boy, was I wrong. The service was slow even with only 2 tables occupied counting mine. They are noted for steak yet they are not skilled at delivering a sizzling hot steak cooked to exacting temperatures. My wife had to send her steak back twice; yes, twice to get it right. Go figure. The sides were horrendous and the ice cream was not creamy. They charged top dollar but provided terrible value for the cost. I will NEVER go back and I recommend that others considering the place that they should seriously reconsider. There are other better known, reliable steakhouses in NYC that will satisfy you. Meet the Meat should change their name to, Beat the Customer.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family here for Mother's Day. Everything about this place exceeded our expectations. Steak was excellent, wine, appetizers, excellent. I personally appreciate that this place is off the "beaten path", which was perfect for Mother's Day. Even though it was a busy day service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday with our children and we Loved it here ! Paco, our waiter was super attentive, the gentleman who I think owns the place was also very nice even made nice with my kids (plus), the food was delicious and the ambiance was great. The portions are huge, I’d suggest to be mindful when ordering. we had three apps and the porterhouse steak for two w three sides it was entirely too much food but nevertheless delicious. Totally recommend

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Sean
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent steakhouse, don't let the location and casual name fool you! The owner Adnan makes everyone feel like a VIP, especially on special occasions, and our waiter Paco and the rest of the team were splendid as well.

Had the amazing Porterhouse for 2, mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts for sides, jumbo shrimp cocktail appetizer, a bottle of Prisoner cabernet, and split the tiramisu...which was probably the best I can remember having.

It's right up there or better than the bigger name steakhouses in Manhattan or Brooklyn, certainly worth the visit.

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DougM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have enjoyed dining with friends at Meet the Meat several times, and each time it has been a delightful experience! The food, drinks, service and cleanliness are all consistently very good! The Owner and his family are very friendly and accommodating! We've tried almost everything on the menu, and it's all delicious! Favorite apps are oysters, octopus and meatballs, and for dinner the Medallion of Beef! And you must have the Mushroom Mac & Cheese (we always take one home too!). The Tiramisu is homemade, and the best I've ever had! Happy dining! We'll be back again soon!

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JamesR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a Steak dinner in Astoria. Porter house for three is excellent & that's coming from a Ribeye lover.

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we bring a new guest to MtM, they are struck by just how much better it is when compared to the more well-known, touristy steakhouses of metro NY. Adnan and his team never disappoint with impeccable service, and the steaks are the best you will find anywhere. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect , when we first walked in we were pleasantly greeted , service was amazing ; and food was to die for , very few places understand what medium rare is but they hit the nail on the head. Would highly recommend this place!!!

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to MtM for years, and it was comforting to see the restaurant back to 50% capacity. This time we brought a guest, who is no stranger to the more "well-known" steakhouses in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He was emphatic that the porterhouse at MtM was better than any he has had, and that the impeccable service and low key atmosphere made for a far better experience. Thank you, as always, to Adnan and his team, for a wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and provided great service! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very pleasing.

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DavidD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, only complaint is that the mac n cheese is trash. Don't order it

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vipMFlax
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service is incredible, great ambiance and great food. Steakhouse quality without being old school and stuffy

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RichardM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great service and food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. We love coming here for our special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for my husband’s birthday with his group of friends. The outdoor seating was very spacious and made us feel really comfortable. The waiter was nice and recommended some great dishes. Food was great. Would definitely come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elevates your hospitality and culinary staycation to the stars. This team, the food and drink offerings and patio is five star all the way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience.
Adnan took very good care of us and the whole staff was amazing! Cant wait to revisit!

CJ
vipCJSONA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even during these Covid times, dining outside in their courtyard was very comfortable and inviting. Drinks, appetizers and food were delicious. Service and staff were spot on. Always an enjoyable family evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never ever disappoints. Always a great night out. Thank you!

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AndrewC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!

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Chantelle
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food very friendly service we had dinner there on the 7th. We left happy and full and still wanting more

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CaitlinG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal and evening!!!
Service (especially during this crazy COVID time) was exceptional!

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LadyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and deserts

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team here wrote the book on five star hospitality. Very happy to be a frequent guest for years. It’s always great.

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Ellen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful steak, attentive service, and great value.

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vipDavidM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For a pandemic dining experience MTM did a very nice job. The food was great & the service was attentive. Of course we'd rather have dined inside and there were little things that were a little off but overall very good.
Will definitely go back.

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RichP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Will preface that this is a couple of weeks after COVID outdoor dining was allowed. Came here for my wedding anniversary. Got the bacon appetizer which was uneven in thickness causing some parts to be burnt, had the skin which was inedibly tough, and not anything special flavorwise. Got the caprisi salad, which had mealy mozzarella, ok tomatoes, and dressing to pour on yourself. Ordered the ribeyes medium rare, came medium well, steak was a little salty, and asked the waiter about the doneness but he told me to check the middle which i showed wasn't med rare either. Creamed spinach was really good, mac and cheese with mushroom so-so. Definitely not worth the prices. This is an imitator compared to Christos which is also in the neighborhood.

FAQs

Meet the Meat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 832-7984.

Meet the Meat is rated 4.8 stars by 423 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.