Quality Eats Upper East Side

4.5
134 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Quality Eats Upper East Side is now OPEN for outdoor bar patio dining only (weather dependent) and delivery through our website 7 days a week 5pm-10pm and Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays 10:30am-3pm. We are not accepting reservations at this time, so please feel free to walk in or call 212-256-9922 for inquiries. Visit us at www.qualityeats.com for more information and to order for delivery.

Quality Eats is brought to you by the merry band of butchers at Smith & Wollensky and Quality Meats. With an affordable and fun steak-centric menu, Quality Eats is “the future of the New York steakhouse.” (Eater)

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 134 people are saying
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4.5based on all time ratings
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4.3
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipjayb123
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

been here several times. always enjoy the meal and the vibe. they've learned to do it right.

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Stacy
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Too loud
Too small/crowded
Couldn’t hear my friend across from me and the tables next to me were shouting.
Wanted to eat and get the hell out of there.
Brussels were amazing. You can get a better skirt steak at Sarabeths on Park Ave.
Service was fine.
Ambience was loud.
Oh yeah, and table had way to much crap on it. I was constantly moving things around and using caution not to tip something.

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vipStellaY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

I’ve come here many times and have always liked the food and service, however, nothing was good tonight-bartender wasn’t attentive, she was there filtering with someone while we waited to be served.. Drink was okay, but had to ask for the straw.. Steak was overcooked-I asked for medium, but it was burnt.. no sauce for curly fries.. the host (the man) wasn’t friendly at all. It was way too warm in the restaurant, super loud and just uncomfortable. The only thing god tonight was the busboy did refill the water without asking..

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ms. Swedlund picked me up at my apartment around 6:45, we made our way down to your location, we were promptly seated. Ms. Swedlund has a bit of a wall up, so it was my job throughout the night to break down the wall. She got the burger, I got the chicken. She got the Prosecco, I got the mule. ‘‘Twas yummy and grand. 5 stars, will be back. Love you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Nice addition to the “Quality” family of restaurants. Try the Monkey Bread.

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Michelle
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

A great environment with outstanding service! I was disappointed by the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only issue is it took 35 mins before we were sat for our reservation

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vipRobert
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently fresh and flavorful interesting dishes. I have been to the NoMad location many times. This was my first visit to the UES location. Equally delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. We enjoyed the Flank steak, filet mignon and rib eye burgers. The charred brussel sprouts and roasted carrots were excellent too! We'll be back!

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you for sharing your kinds words. It is always very nice to hear. We would love to have you back in the future. If I can help with making reservations or there is anything else I can assist with , please do not hesitate to call me at 212-256.9922 Sincerely, Adrian La Cruz

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were 4 adults plus a baby for brunch. We were greeted warmly, sat promptly with accommodation for my friend’s stroller despite missing one of our party. Nice to be able to start drinks & get the baby settled. Server was friendly if slightly rushed. Food came promptly & was warm, pretty & good. Only issue was that we ordered the tater tots chilaquiles for the table and didn’t realize until it arrived and my friend took a bite that it contained pork - wish that had been noted on the menu as we had a vegetarian in our party. Otherwise great brunch spot.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on January 7, 2020

Wow, Thank you so much. We really appreciate your detailed feedback. We would love to have you back in the future. If I can help with making reservations on any of our location or if there is anything else I can assist with, please do not hesitate to call me at 212-256.9922

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went to Quality Eats for New Year’s Eve, and it was great! For a steakhouse, they were wonderfully creative and helpful in creating a great vegetarian option for me! My boyfriend absolutely loves their burger, also! Their cocktail list is FANTASTIC and the service is wonderful!!!

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LizG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Love the atmosphere of this place but my steak was undercooked and our dessert came late. Food is normally good service was good.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi Liz, My name is Adrian La Cruz and I am the General Manager at Quality Eats Upper East Side. I wanted to apologize to your bad experience you had with us. If possible, I would love to get some more specifics about your experience, so we do not repeat the same mistakes. Lastly, If you are willing to connect over the specifics of your meal, please reach out to me at 212-256.9922. If there is anything else I can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out. Sincerely, Adrian La Cruz

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KarenW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Figured I was at a meat place so I ordered the steak salad. The salad looked great but when I took a bite all I tasted was garlic which I can’t have due to a sensitivity. The menu never said anything about garlic; you’d think they would mention this since the whole dish tasted so garlicky. I took a bite and stopped eating. The monkey bread was good so if you’re going to try this place, definitely order their speciality bread. And if you’re into garlic, apparently their steaks bathes in it.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you So much for your Feedback. I agree with you it should taste like garlic. This is not up to our standards and something we are not proud of it. I will talk to chef about this situation. If you would be willing to connect with me calling at the restaurant after 4 pm and talk further to learn more about your experience. Thank you for your time and hope to be in touch soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time any people

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Restaurant in the Upper East!

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vipDavidS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Revisited this restaurant as I like its other namesakes (Quality Meats and Quality Italian) and because I enjoyed my first visit a few months prior. A party of 3, we were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The food was consistently as good this time as it was the first. Much enjoyed sitting at a separate table vs. the long row of "two toppers" where you can feel as if you're sitting on someone's lap. The noise level was high, but I think expected for a smaller, local-styled restaurant. As typical these days, the noise frequently elevated by one or two people who feel compelled to yell every conversation without regard to anyone around them... not a restaurant's fault. Now, the down part - service. Our waiter was so disengaged and sort of rude. Never checking on anything, spending any time welcoming or talking to the table (or any we observed). We noticed other wait staff engaging with their tables, making recommendations, explaining food etc., where our simply tossed the menus at us, took our orders while looking outside, and mixing up a few of the orders (which the delivery people quickly fixed). We felt compelled to advise the hostest who I'm sure did nothing. While a good place, based on this past experience I would not make this a highly recommended, go-to or for that matter, repeat restaurant.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback. You're right, that doesn't sound like a good experience to me either. I'm so sorry that happened. If you would be willing to talk to me more about it please call the restaurant after 4 pm on your convenience. I would be happy to connect further and learn more about your experience. Thank you so much for your time and hope to be in touch soon

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vipHSG4fd
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had such a long wait that we decided to leave.
This with reservations!!

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on December 10, 2019

I'm Sorry about this bad experience. I would like to know more about it. Contact me at your convenience at 212-256-9922

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Sherri
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great second date, plus they noticed it was my birthday and brought myself and guest a complementary glass of champagne with out being told it was a Birthday

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CatherineR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful steak! Good overall experience

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on December 4, 2019

Great to heard !! Thank you so much I hope to see you soon!!

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OmerM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Customer Service - they accommodated us at the last minute with an increase in the number on our reservation.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on December 4, 2019

Very happy to heard this. I hope to see soon !! next time try our brunch services!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We were seated quickly. Server was cordial. Server asked about allergies and we noted no dairy. The meal arrived in a timely fashion but her fries were dusted with cheese. Bavette steak was sinewy and tough to chew. Lemon chicken was undercooked showing pink in the center. Very cramped seating space. Not impressed.

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BradleyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good place. The time between the ordering and the food coming out took a little bit but was fine.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you so much, Stop by for Brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at Quality Eats were absolutely wonderful in helping us to celebrate my wife’s Birthday! Delicious food and excellent service - we will certainly be back again! Thank you!

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you so much we hope to see you soon!!

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vipCarlC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very poor. Inattentive at best. I ordered coffee and couldn’t get it because they had no mugs left! For brunch? No mugs. The food came at different times so we couldn’t eat together. The French Toast was cold, soggy and the brown butter apple topping was really cold. I think they forgot to heat it. Other food was average at best. Overall mediocre experience and not likely to recommend. Service and food poor.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on October 25, 2019

I'm So sorry for your last experience at the UES location, Please contact me at the restaurant on your convenience I would like to know more about it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was mediocre at best

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

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vipJackieK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best birthday for my Mom ever! The waiter was so kind and brought out so much extra stuff for our celebration. He was very patient with our questions and we were WOWed by everything. It was ALL SO GOOD!

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on October 25, 2019

Thank you for stopping by we would love to see you again. stop by for brunch!!

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vipnursebecky
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent and the drinks for great as well.

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vipAllisonB
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, very unique menu. It has been hard to get a reservation in the past, so happy to be able to get in recently.

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vipJjef
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We have always been a fan of this chain. On the last visit it was really disappointing. We were there for lunch and it was not crowded, service was bad. Food was just ok and expensive for small portions. I don't think the quality has stayed the same.

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vipIlsa
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

cool place, delicious food, great drink menu, good service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waitress was inattentive and not very friendly. Took way too long to bring drinks and never checked on us after she took the order. Food portion was tiny and not worth the price.

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NickT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A late dinner with my daughter. We’ve never been to this restaurant before and thought we’d try it. Everything was very average… Probably won’t go back.

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nori
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best place to get a steak au casual.....
Great selection, nice casual atmosphere, laid back good eats.

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Allie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood place. Very good food, good atmosphere and good service.

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vipAndrew
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Its just OK, certainly not for the price, but OK place to have a snack. I had the burger, messy, sloopy, tasteless, took forever to bring out. place was not busy (lunch) waitress nowhere to be found. Think she went on a break. My guests all had mediocre entrees, old (brown) stale salad, not eaten. Drinks had to ask more than once. Glass of wine, was a child's portion.

Can't return, not for me.

Quality Eats Upper East Side
Responded on September 3, 2019

Hi Andrew, My name is Adrian La Cruz and I'm the General Manager . I'm so sorry about your last experience on the restaurant. I would love to heard more about it. Please contact me at the restaurant

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COtoNY
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The place is mediocre at best...nothing memorable. There are many more restaurants in NY worth your money, and less expensive. The steak was well cooked, but no-go on crab and avocado, ceasar salad, and cocktails. Wouldn't go back again if it was my choice, and would not recommend.

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vipFLRam
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend birthday

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AllyN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Wait staff can't wait to see you leave. While the food is excellent, I got the vibe the wait staff is annoyed at you for coming to the restaurant. We had a birthday at our table and called ahead it to see if they could do something as well as checking with the hostess when we got there. The busboy came out threw down the dessert (in front of the wrong person) and stormed away without joining signing while our waitress watched from the corner without attempting to join in signing. I'd understand if the restaurant was busy this night and couldn't join in on the signing, but there were four other tables at the restaurant on this Monday night. They also started packing up the tables around us while we were still eating. Like taking away the tables and chairs signaling to us they wanted us out. It was only 9 pm. I couldn't recommend because the price doesn't match the bad service.

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vipSuec
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We went to lunch and were happy to see the price fix menu for restaurant week. The food was quite good and the ambiance nice. However the service was abysmal. Not sure if our waitress was new but she hardly uttered a word, had to be signaled by the bartender to come over and take our order. She never asked us for a drink order and when I requested a Bloody Mary she wrote it down but also just waited for our food order so we gave it to her. The appetizers came out pretty quickly but I was really hoping to have my bloody Mary before the food arrived. When that didn’t seem to be the case I called her over and asked her to cancel the drink. Since we were seated close to the bar I could clearly see by the bartender’s response that she did not even put the order in. It was very annoying. Also when we left we walked right by her and she did not thank us or say goodbye. It was a shame but it definitely affected our experience. Which otherwise would have been quite nice.

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You can order delivery directly from Quality Eats Upper East Side using the Order Online button. Quality Eats Upper East Side also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 256-9922.

Quality Eats Upper East Side is rated 4.5 stars by 134 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.