Meet the Meat

4.6
443 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 443 people are saying
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MichaelS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was delicious! Excellent service. Would highly recommend for special occasions.

FH
vipFHFoodie
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming to MtM for years. They treat us like family. They even remember what our drinks of choice are, and have them waiting for us when we get there. The steaks are always impeccable, and their smoked salmon appetizer is a favorite. Thank you, Adnan and staff, for always providing a perfect dining experience.

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LaurenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, service, great and memorable meal

EC
EastCoastFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Meet the Meat is a family-owned and -operated restaurant, and when you dine here, you feel like part of the family. Part of our party arrived quite early for our reservation, and we were all greeted warmly and seated right away. The service here is impeccable and friendly, and we had a wonderful celebratory dinner (and dessert!). Thank you Adnan and family for celebrating another wonderful occasion with us!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing they really take care of us drink and food are fabulous, the whole stuff are súper friendly, specially Paco our waiter he’s friendly and concerned to make our experience very happy.
The manager as well come often and check over, food was so fresh and tasty! If you are in Astoria you better stop by here

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was my 2nd time visiting the restaurant & the sirloin was even better than the 1st time. Really good food all around

TR
vipTheRaven
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A little out of the way but we make the trip to experience great food and excellent service. Bone in rib-eye was our choice this time however I recommended any of the streaks at this Astoria steakhouse that belongs in NYC. Check out the menu, the prices are very reasonable for a top steakhouse.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my go to steakhouses close to home that never disappoints and the service by our server Paco is first rate. I made reservations for 7 and everyone enjoyed themselves and even took leftovers home. You won’t be disappointed!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Time
Food and service was great

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Flavia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here and we couldn't think of a better place than Meet the meat. Everything was outstanding from the moment we got in till the moment we left. Food was amazing we had grilled calamari, tomatoes and onions salad, porterhouse for 2 with hashbrown potatoes and mushrooms in bordelaise sauce. The owner was extremely nice and gave us a round of prosseco
Thank you Meet the Meat for making our date night an extraordinary experience

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vipJane13
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! The food was delicious and the staff members were friendly and efficient. We will definitely return.

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kjay1114
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time!

RG
RemyG
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check out the google reviews. All accurate. Would go back.

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Sallycheekas65
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The place was
nice. The wedge salad was not good. It was just
lettuce and the house dressing had mustard in it. The steaks were dilish and our waiter and waitress were perfect. No corn on the menu
and the servings were enough for 2 even though
I asked
and they said they were for one

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Anthony
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was quick and attentive. Dishes were removed quickly. Our food was cooked and seasoned perfectly. We both enjoyed the food and were pleased with the dessert options. Only concern was that one of the lights above us was flickering intermittently, but it wasn't a big deal.

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BrendaC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed a lovely Restaurant Week dinner. Three of us had steak which was superior to the mini lamb chops. The sides were generous and tasty. The two cocktails that were ordered were well made.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food & service were very good. Can’t wait to go again

KI
KIMO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE STEAK WAS PERFECTLY DONE AND THE SERVICE WAS TOP NOTCH

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TomH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal from the Octopus, Salmon and Filet to the desserts

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was good, the meat was outstanding, everything else was okay

CF
CesarF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
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.

GK
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

OT
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

AL
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!

JO
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 .

OT
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
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and great service.

CR
vipCarolR
New York Area
6 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

JF
JustinF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent porterhouse! Drinks not watered down. Excellent service.

JA
vipJohnA
Fort Lauderdale
108 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.

OT
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.

OT
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
9 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.

DM
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!

JR
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.

FH
vipFHFoodie
New York Area
143 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!

FAQs

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

Meet the Meat is rated 4.6 stars by 443 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.