Quality Bistro

4.6
878 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Quality Bistro is open for Lunch and Dinner for indoor dining and outdoor dining in our heated and covered private cabins. Visit us at www.qualitybistro.com for more information.

Quality Bistro, a bustling, steak-centric brasserie in midtown Manhattan, offers contemporary takes on bistro classics in a whimsical space. Quality Bistro has the best French Onion Soup and Steak Frites in New York City. Located in Midtown Manhattan near Central Park, MOMA, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Times Square, Quality Bistro is the best restaurant in Midtown Manhattan.

Quality Bistro has the best steak, french onion soup, salads, chicken, french fries, and desserts in Midtown Manhattan in New York.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was AMAZING! Our waiter was Carla. She was really polite and friendly. She knows her stuff really well.
My husband and I had the best time dining there. We definitely come back for sure!

RJ
RickyJ
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sitting in the Bar on my own. Outstanding service attention when needed, great atmosphere, great music, lovely vin and the gentleman who was my waiter at the bar was outstanding. Food was perfect and high quality

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We were seated by a door that was constantly opening and closing and it was 20 degrees out. We asked to.be moved, and they were nice to do that except we were seated by another door. So, we were cold. The tables were too close together for comfort, the lighting was poor, and the table was obviously sized to room run one way but was placed in a manner that made it so long, we could not chat.

Then, there is the food. The menu is sparse. The filet mignon was well cooked but the knife was so dull that cutting the meat rocked the table. The butter knife worked better than the steak knife. We were told that there were no sides with the meat offerings so ordered a salad. The steak came with a salad so the large salad (for &25) was superfluous.

The service was rushed as though we were headed to the theater, which we told the server that we were not.

Desert was good.

Lots of good restaurants in NYC and this is not one of them.

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GiaV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Everything was great except we got sat by the door to exit for service to outdoor dining and it was very cold. Our food got cold quickly

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Chris
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This restaurant was not at all prepared for the cold weather. There was a constant breeze going thru the restaurant and most of the tables and diners around us were also frozen. Average temperature was probably 55 degrees in the restaurant. No drapes or way to stop the cold air. Really put a damper on a nice birthday dinner. The service was very good and Kiki was excellent. When the diners have to wear there hats and jackets inside you KNOW it’s too cold.

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Bethann
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for dinner either before or after the theater. Service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable about both food and wine. Both recommendations were delicious! Definitely will go back next time I am in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Expensive for what we got

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Papermillroader
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Glizty upscale place to be seen. Limited overpriced menu and wine. Menu is arranged to be sure you select expensive meals. Food is oka but not exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was fantastic. Would definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Chris was excellent!!

Sat outside in a cabin and had a great time!

MJ
vipMJOinNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience4

QB is more of a "scene" in which to be seen. Pricey entrees that are *good* but not amazing. Had the crab legs (it was one leg) with a truffle sauce (couldn't taste the truffle) and a small scoop of salad to go with it -- for $50.

Perhaps b/c we were in outside area, the service was pretty spotty -- not expected for that kind of a restaurant. When staff was there, they were great, but it look a *really long* time between visits.

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viplaura8
New York Area
178 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Their onion soup was really excellent with lots of cheese; the crabcakes good; the escargot ungarlicked and hard to remove from shells. Fortunately, when we sent them back to be removed from shells, they were reheated (good move!) and became more tender. Maybe they were. undercooked at first?

Answer to question below: Maybe. Location is a plus.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service too

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vipCharisT
London
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this has become one of our absolute favorites! amazing service and food! Staff is so nice both in person and on the phone.

Love the little cabins/booths - so cozy, private and feel safer for those who may not want to dine indoors. Seats are heated and it’s so comfy!!Highly recommend- have been there twice in 2 weeks and already booked again for next week! Everything there is delicious!!!!

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Wow, Charis, thank you for the great shout-out. Glad you enjoyed our booths/cabins. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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vipMart
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a safe, outdoor space to eat it!

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you, Mart! Glad you liked our outdoor dining!

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vipLHNJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service were amazing! Definitely recommend!

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you! We love some good cocktails as well. J We look forward to having you join us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sit in the cabinet outside. It’s a bit chill because there is no door (just curtain) but the room has heater. The waiters are very attentive and check in with us once in a while. We feel taken good care of.

The food is great - large portion and delicious. We particularly like escargot and grilled fish.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for the nice review! We appreciate the shout-out to the staff!

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vipAndreaG
West Palm Beach
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Place was nice and food really good. Service wasn’t great. Overall is a good restaurant

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vipVIPFOODIE
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Cabin was basically unheated. Very cold. Food was not good.

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Gobigred
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Overall, we had a nice time celebrating my husband’s birthday. It was a beautiful space, which was the best of this restaurant. The food, however, was just ok for the (very high) prices. Also, we were duped into ordering a specialty bread by our waiter which I did not appreciate. He asked if we’d like to start with bread which I assumed meant (free) house bread. Instead we were brought what seemed like a pepperoni flatbread that cost 💲 16, not cool. It’s a pretty space but I’ve had way better for the price.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thank you for the feedback. We will certainly use these comments as part of training for our staff and I have also passed on the feedback to our culinary team.

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JonathanA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good. Pork chop preparation was a little too sweet but the Caesar, French onion soup, steak, fries, and Brussels sprouts were all tasty and well portioned. The cabin was not as warm as another we sat in a few weeks ago and it was a particularly chilly night. The cabin and curtains also weren't totally clean (neither was some silverware) but it's a feat (and much appreciated) to have staff working in the cold so we can dine "outdoors" so we didn't mind.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Thanks for the feedback, Jonathan. Glad you liked the food; the French Onion Soup is definitely a must for a cold evening. We will pass the comments regarding everything else to our management.

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vipFred
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was so fantastic that really nothing else could lower my score. We sat outside on a ridiculously cold night, but the little cabin did a good job of keeping us warm. Service was as good as it could be, given that the team could not walk around for very long. Food came quickly, was presented well, and tasted spectacular. We indulged on the white truffle butter service and it was worth every penny. The carpaccio was excellent, and the steaks and lamb chops were perfect. Loved our wine pairing, Julie did an outstanding job! We will be back!

JD
JeanD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The escargot as appetizer were not particularly good - we speculated that they were from a can and inserted into the shells. Very "medical" taste to them. Steak Tartare way too sweet and served in a "sundae cup" - although admittedly it is an appetizer and we had it as main course, however it still seemed like an odd presentation. The pate or foie gras that accompanied it was excellent. The chocolate mousse dessert was disappointing - too hard and dry. I know prices have gone up given current events, but, this seemed like very questionable value-for-money. Wonderful venue and I saw that plenty of outside seating was available, although we did not use it.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 13, 2022

Hello, Jean, thank you for the feedback here. Rest assured that I have passed these comments to our culinary team. We appreciate the feedback as it well help us improve for the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo estuvo fabuloso … Súper recomendado … Nos atendió Esteban … súper atento … Sin duda vuelvo a regresar ..

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Gracias por los buenos comentarios! Esperamos verlos pronto!

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Roxy
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in a larger tented area so it was quiet. If you want one of the outdoor astroturf-covered alcoves I guess you have to specifically request that. Food is expensive but so deeeeelish, it's worth it. Service excellent. Lovely post-matinee theater evening.

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Sharlyn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The service was good and the food was also good but nothing outstanding.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for the feedback!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was, as always, fantastic, and it was the perfect spot to ring in the new year. Our server Danielle was BEYOND amazing, fun, funny, knowledgeable, attentive and just lovely to be around. All around a great experience, no surprise from Quality brands.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2022

It is so great to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. We will be sure to share with Danielle your kinds words; we love working with her too!

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vipPhilly515Traveler
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent and attentive service despite a busy NYE crowd. Made a reservation for the private outdoor booths. Cocktails, starters and meal were great. Expensive, but worth it if you order the right items from the menu.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for spending your NYE with us!

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was second to none! Last night was my second time there and it didn’t disappoint. Will definitely be back!! Make sure to get the lobster toast - it was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. Bread service, escargot, onion soup, steak for 2 and corn crème brûlée are worth every penny and morsel!!

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2022

We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Some of the dishes were not as good as the first time and some were not at the right temperature. Our waiter was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambiance at this restaurant are all terrific. The only reason this is not a 5 star rating is the prices are egregiously high. My steak frites were $49 and my wife’s salmon dish was $46. Both prices are at least $10 higher than what you can get for comparable quality elsewhere in NYC. Not sorry we went, but with so many good alternatives, we won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner

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iconoclast
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner. The food was amazing!! Got the hangar steak and frites. Ordered steak rare and it was perfect! Nice sear on the outside, deliciousness inside. The French fries were the best, too! Crispy and flavorful.
The staff was attentive without being annoying, the decorations were festive without being over-bearing.
I will definitely keep this in mind for another special night pit.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 5, 2022

Thank you very much for the great feedback. We do—too—love the steak frites!!! Thanks for spending Christmas with us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Glad that’s they’re open Christmas Day . Any of the “Quality” restaurants always deliver ( ambiance , service , food , etc) .

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KristenG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good but expensive food. Outdoor seating was nice. Service was excellent!

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for the feedback!

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Cesca
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Conner was very professional and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience4

For the location and price point of this restaurant I was expecting waitstaff that was better trained, more polite and gracious. Felt more like a diner.

Quality Bistro
Responded on January 6, 2022

Thank you for the feedback.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating Christmas away from our home country.

MP
MaryP
Des Moines
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner experience for the holiday

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Quality Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 878 OpenTable diners.

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