Quality Bistro

4.7
538 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Quality Bistro is open for Lunch and Dinner for indoor dining and covered outdoor dining in our garden and 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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Experiences

  • Cabin Outdoor Table

    Multiple dates available

    This experience is a reservation for our Quality Bistro Outdoor Cabins only. These outdoor cabin tables, seating between 4-6 guests, are private, heated, and covered. They can be reserved here by selecting this experience or calling the restaurant directly at 212-433-3330
  • Wine Week 2021

    Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2021

    During National Wine Week™, each of the restaurants offer diners an opportunity to taste ten generous samples of wine poured by over 100 vintners for $20, with the cost of lunch. Now in its 36th year, Wine Week has grown into the premier wine event for restaurant and wine lovers alike. Since its inception with only four restaurants and 20 vintners in 1985, an estimated three and a quarter million customers have attended to date, and Wine Week has become a much-anticipated event.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 538 people are saying
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KellyM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband read about the bread service so we decided to give it a try - it was fantastic! I couldn’t decide what was my favorite- the eggplant spread, the sweet red spread or the butter! Who knew butter would be sooo good! The rest of the meal & our wine was good but the service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance is amazing. Food is above average. Service is decent. Prices are meh. They called out dishes as they were served which is a little low brow and then also got the two strip steak frites swapped (medium well/ medium rare) but honestly both were not cooked to the correct temp.

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vipRunninglady14
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our first experience at this restaurant!! Great service, food, and ambiance. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Every part of our date was magical. The design of the restaurant was fun and elegant. Juan Miguel, our server, was so welcoming and sweet. We will definitely be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super restaurant, food was excellent, great price and venue so beautiful

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vipKathrynS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good space outside fir a large group. Nice selection of appetizers for sharing and menus were good. Service wax a bit slow at times but overall a good experience

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James
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality Bistro is reputed to be one of the best restaurants in New York and lives up to its reputation. The food, service and atmosphere are first rate. Moreover, Quality's outdoor seating options are among the best in the City.

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vipDBinNYC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrsted a friend's birthday. We ate in one of the outdoor cabins which seated 6 people comfortably. The service felt a little rusty, but was very courteous and friendly. Specifically, the server forgot to tell us that one of the cocktails was unavailable. After being asked about the missing cocktail, he apologized profusely and comped our desserts. The French bistro fare was excellent. The more adventurous dishes (pork with pineapple and crispy quinoa and lobster toast) were amazing. Overall, a lovely experience. Will recommend!

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vipNYCM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding! From the service, to the food…the staff, the ambience. Is one of those places where you just can’t go wrong. The personal treatment in this restaurant is beyond!

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DickMac
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They’ve done a pretty good job with outside dining. Unfortunately, the outdoor cabins are not used for lunch, and I’ve only ever going for lunch. Service is great. Food is very good, but I find the lunch choices limited. It’s pricey: $80 per person for lunch with a generous tip and only a single cocktail ordered. Still, it is excellent and I will return.

End of the world details: waiters are masked, which I appreciate, and vaccination proof is required for indoor dining. Well managed. I appreciate the care and consideration. I actually don’t want to be in any proximity to anti-maskers or anti-vaxxers.

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billb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent atmosphere. Recommend highlyddgfdbfgbfgbnghnghnhjmhj

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was great!!

BL
BabiLico
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ! We loved it.

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MaryK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decor was great. Food and service were also great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly cooked filet mignon. Waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive. Overall a wonderful dinner.

GK
vipGiannaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Nothing very special

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our order was very late but the service was great :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great food! Horrible waitress! Worst service I’ve ever had.

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vipEmGee
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with an old friend, this was the perfect ambience for it to feel special occasion, and quiet enough to catch up. We sat outside. The food and service were fantastic, just what I would expect of a “quality bistro.”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, delicious food, beautiful space. Perfect dining experience!!!

SJ
vipSuzJM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and explained it well highlighting her favorites. Food and presentation were 1st class.

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Blake
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Honestly I had called many times over the course of the week to confirm our reservation and work out additional details. Each and every time I confirmed we would be sitting INSIDE. When we arrived with a party of 10 they put us on the street right next to the bike lane. Ambiance was OK, but it was quite hot/humid out and upon booking I wanted, and was expecting, the indoor ambiance and atmosphere. I asked the hostesses why they had moved us and what the disconnect was and they didn't have an answer or different solution to get us inside. They said the party we had to wait for would have been another 30-40 min wait. I just think it was wrong when we had been hoping for and planned to sit inside for our reservation we should not have just been put outside when we had had the reservation booked so far in advance. I do have to say outside of them not seating us where they said they would the waiters and waitresses were amazingly attentive and helpful.

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JessMc
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality Bistro is always a sure bet for all business meetings. The food and service are always outstanding, the ambiance is perfect, and the midtown east location is ideal.

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vipMark
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kiki was our server and was fantastic!!! Caesar salad and French onion soup was off the hook. Steak was just ok. Service made up for it.

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

Great experience

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vipFoodiewithfoodallergies
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner at Quality Bistro. Was our 1st time dining there (had eaten at the other Quality restaurants and enjoyed them.). Had a table outside in their tented area. Thought the ambiance was very nice. Tables were well spaced, they had some fans and it was all open so felt very safe Covid-wise. Ordered the butter plate for our table of 4 which was very interesting and we really enjoyed. Then we ordered steak frites, spring chicken and a fish dish and several sides. Everything was delicious. The corn brûlée is almost like a dessert brûlée…very sweet but certainly very good. The service was also very good - attentive but not overwhelming. Already looking forward to dining there again!

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Keke was phenomenal and the wine sommelier went above and beyond. Couldn't be happier with the food and the service.

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vipMfromGA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an incredible dining experience! From beginning to end, Luis R. took care of our every need, explained things, made recommendations and cemented fabulous memories forever. The food was scrumptious, every detail carefully thought out. The presentation was spot-on. If you’re considering the butter service, the answer is “Yes!” We were outside in one of the cabins. The weather was warm and sticky and although they had little fans inside, you didn’t feel the air circulating unless you were directly in line with it. We also had some mosquitoes biting us underneath the table, but we were outside. In the future, they might consider OFF for outdoor guests. The lovely thing about the cabins is that in the colder months, they’re heated! Great concept overall, and we’ll certainly be back.

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Mac1
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was fabulous, the food was outstanding, and the ambiance was uplifting. We will be back next week!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience3

The food was good. But I still don’t understand the sitting situation.
Tonight my husband and I went to the restaurant for a date. It’s more than 90 degrees outside and we were wearing t-shirt, shorts and sneakers (the last time I visit quality bistro I was wear t-shirt and shorts too, and it was Friday too). And the restaurant doesn’t have any dress code, so we just went casual and remember it’s a hot day.
When we arrived restaurant it was 615pm. And the restaurant was empty and the host give us a table behind/beside a staircase where they were hosting a party.(at least 10 people went up and down.)
And it felt took forever the waitress took our drink order (we already went through the menu and decided what we wanted to order).
After I checked with our waitress, we were seated another table.
It was giving us a feeling the restaurant didn’t wanna anyone see us cause we didn’t wear anything fancy.
Overall the food was good, onion soup, lamb chops and steak was great! But the food just average price which doesn’t need fancy dress to eat.🤷‍♂️
Still I don’t get their seating arrangements.
Anyway this time is the last time, we don’t want to go there anymore.

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vipjwalkermobile
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great design, menu and service.

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vipmmem
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The amenities are lovely. Menu kind of limited regarding salads with proteins.
Presentation and quality very nice.
Quite pricey for what they offer.

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NancyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor seating area and the food and service were excellent

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davidk
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress Diane was very personable and we enjoyed our outdoor lunch even on a hot day

NE
vipNasrinE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

So expensive and low quality.

Tuna salad was so over priced , it should’ve been $18 instead of $45 . Bronzino didn’t look or taste good and came with lots of fries instead of vegetables. I love the interior design in this place but would never eat there again.

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Dofra
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Outdoors was lovely and the bar scene was cool. the wait staff was excellent. The menu wasn't varied enough for my tastes. Food was good, but nothing to write home about. And it was extremely expensive.

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Chris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at QB. Our waiter Jonathan was excellent. We are so happy that QB knows we are regulars from the neighborhood. Thank you for being a great restaurant that we can walk to!

FAQs

Quality Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 538 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.